Sanjog (1985 film)

Sanjog (transl. Coincidence") is a 1985 Indian Hindi-language drama film, produced by P. Mallikharjuna Rao under the Bharati International banner, directed by K. Vishwanath. It stars Jeetendra, Jaya Prada and music composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal.[1][2] The film is remake of the Telugu movie Jeevana Jyothi (1975), starring Sobhan Babu, Vanisri in the pivotal roles[3]

Sanjog
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byK. Vishwanath
Written byJainendra Jain (dialogues)
Screenplay byK. Vishwanath
Story byK. Rama Lakshmi
Based onJeevana Jyothi (1975)
Produced byP. Mallikharjuna Rao
StarringJeetendra
Jaya Prada
CinematographyV. Durgaprasad
Edited byWaman Bhosle
Gurudutt Shirali
Music byLaxmikant Pyarelal
Production
company
Bharati International
Release date
  • 22 November 1985 (1985-11-22)
Running time
150 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

PlotEdit

Bombay-bred Narain goes to a village, where he meets and falls in love with a village belle, Yashodra. She also is attracted to him, and both get married. After their marriage, both go to live with Narain's parents, brother, and sister-in-law, Lalita, and her son, Sonu. Yashodra gets close to Sonu and starts to spend all her time with him. This raises some concerns with Lalita, which results in some acrimony. Tragically, Sonu passes away, leaving Yashodra devastated and depressed. She gets pregnant and gives birth to a baby girl, but cannot get Sonu out of her mind. Her depression gives way to insanity, as she keeps on seeing Sonu in every child, and, as a result, she is institutionalized. Narain has taken to alcohol in a big way and drowns his sorrows and frustrations day and night in a drunken stupor. As a result, his daughter is adopted by Lalita and his brother, without knowing who her real parents are. Years pass by, her daughter, Asha, has grown up and is herself a mother of a baby boy, and settled in the U.S. Asha arrives in India for a visit and the entire family assembles to visit Yashoda. They find her holding a piece of log, covered in a blanket, singing to it as if it were Sonu. It is here that Asha finds out who her real parents are, and it is here that she will be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice.

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

# Title Singer(s)
1 "Zu Zu Zu Yashoda" Lata Mangeshkar
2 "Yashoda Ka Nandalala" Lata Mangeshkar
3 "Dil Kya Chaahe" Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhosle
4 "Chham Se Tu Aaye" Suresh Wadkar, Asha Bhosle
5 "Dekh Mein Kahan Chupa Hoon" S. P. Sailaja, Kavita Krishnamurthy

ReceptionEdit

Sanjog was a critically acclaimed movie. It opened to positive to mixed reviews. It also became a hit at the box office.[4]

AwardsEdit

Jaya Prada earned her third Filmfare Nomination as Best Actress, the only nomination for the film.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sanjog (1985) (Movie Review)". IMDb.
  2. ^ "Sanjog (1985) (Cast & Crew)". Bollywood hungama.
  3. ^ "Sanjog (1985)". Wap End.com.
  4. ^ "Worth their weight in gold". Box office India. Archived from the original on 11 January 2016. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  5. ^ 1st Filmfare Awards 1953

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