Pooja Ke Phool

Pooja Ke Phool (lit. Flowers for the puja) is a 1964 Indian Hindi-language movie. Produced by A. V. Meiyappan and directed by Bhimsingh, the film stars Ashok Kumar, Mala Sinha, Dharmendra, Pran, Nimmi and Leela Chitnis. The film's music was composed by Madan Mohan. This is a remake of the Tamil film Kumudham.[1]

Pooja Ke Phool
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Theatrical poster
Directed byA. Bhimsingh
Produced byA. V. Meiyappan
Written byK. S. Gopalakrishnan (story)
Rajendra Krishan (dialogue)
StarringAshok Kumar
Mala Sinha
Dharmendra
Music byMadan Mohan
CinematographyG. Vittal Rao
Edited byA. Paul Dorai Singham
Release date
1964
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

PlotEdit

Balraj (Dharmendra), affectionately called Raj by his elder brother (Nana Palsikar) and sister Vija (Madhumati), is a student in college in the arts semester. As the family is not very rich, Raj decides to move from the hostel to the residence of a family. He finds one such family in Gandhinagar, which consists of Choudhury Hukumat Rai (Ashok Kumar), a lawyer by profession, his wife (Sulochana Chatterjee) and only daughter Shanti (Mala Sinha). Hukumat takes an instant liking to Raj, and tells him that his wife will only allow him to take up residence if he tells her that he is already married. Raj reluctantly does so, and thus acquires residence with the Rai family. Eventually, Mrs. Rai takes a liking to Raj and so does Shanti. Shanti finds out Raj and her dad had lied to the family about Raj's marital status, she confronts Raj, and he readily admits that he lied. Both fall in love. Mr. and Mrs. Rai are thrilled, when they come to know that Raj and Shanti are in love, and excitedly plan their marriage. As Raj's brother is critically ill, Raj has to return to his village. After several days when Raj returns to the Rai family, he refuses to marry Shanti on the grounds that he is going to marry Gauri (Nimmi), the blind sister of Pran, whom his sister loves. The Rai family is devastated. And then they find out that then Raj has been arrested for killing someone.

CastEdit

  • Ashok Kumar as Choudhury Hukumat Rai
  • Mala Sinha as Shanti Rai
  • Dharmendra as Balraj 'Raj'
  • Sandhya Roy
  • Nimmi as Gauri
  • Pran as Balam Singh
  • Nana Palsikar as Hansraj (Balraj's Brother)
  • Mohan Choti as Katpatiya
  • Shivraj as Mr. Singh (Balam's Father)
  • Umesh Sharma as Dr. Balkrishnan
  • Mukri as Kisaan
  • Wahab Kashmiri
  • Sulochana Chatterjee as Mrs. Laxmi Hukumat Rai
  • Kammo
  • Leela Chitnis as Mrs. Singh (Balam's Mother)
  • Madhumati as Vija (Balram's first love)

SoundtrackEdit

No. Title Singer(s)
1 "Pahle Meri Aankhon Ke Chiraago Ko Bhujhaaya" Lata Mangeshkar
2 "Dil Todna Kisi Ka Yeh Zindagi Nahi Hai" Lata Mangeshkar
3 "Meri Aankho Se Koyee Nind Liye Jaata Hai" Lata Mangeshkar
4 "Meri Aankho Se Koyee Nind Liye Jaata Hai (Unreleased)" Lata Mangeshkar (Santoor :Pt. shiv Kumar Sharma)
5 "Ab Do Dilo Ki Mushkil Aasaan Ho Gayi Hai" Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi
6 "Meow Meow Meri Sakhi" Lata Mangeshkar
7 "Banda Paravar Ho Raat Ke Andhere Me Yun" Asha Bhosle
8 "Hey Jamaalo O Baba He Jamaalo" Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi
9 "Do Ghadi Sath Rahe Khush Rahe Aabaad Rahe" Mohammed Rafi
10 "Sanam Apni Palkon Pe Tujhko Bithaakar Dikhata Hu" Mohammed Rafi
11 "Mujhe Apni Ankhiyaan Dede (Unrelased)" Lata Mangeshkar

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bharatan, Raju (2010). A Journey Down Melody Lane. Hay House. ISBN 9789381398050.

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