Yaadon Ki Baaraat

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Yaadon Ki Baaraat (transl. Procession of Memories) is a 1973 Indian Hindi-language masala film, directed by Nasir Hussain and written by Salim–Javed (Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar). It featured an ensemble cast, starring Dharmendra, Zeenat Aman, Tariq Khan, Neetu Singh, Vijay Arora, Ajit Khan and Aamir Khan.

Yaadon Ki Baaraat
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Poster
Directed byNasir Hussain
Produced byNasir Hussain
Written bySalim–Javed
Nasir Hussain
StarringDharmendra
Zeenat Aman
Vijay Arora
Tariq Khan
Neetu Singh
Ajit Khan
Aamir Khan
Music byR. D. Burman
CinematographyMunir Khan
Edited byBabu Lavande
Gurudutt Shirali
Production
company
Nasir Hussain Films
Distributed byNasir Hussain Films
United Producers
Release date
  • 2 November 1973 (1973-11-02) (India)
Running time
168 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindustani[1][2]
Box office₹5.5 crore ($7.1 million)

The film was influential in the history of Indian cinema. It has been widely identified as the first masala film, combining elements of the action, drama, romance, musical, crime and thriller genres.[3][4] The masala went on to become the most popular genre of Indian cinema,[5] and Yaadon Ki Baaraat has thus been identified as "the first" quintessentially "Bollywood film."[4] It also launched the careers of several actors, as the commercial breakthrough Hindi film for Zeenat Aman and Neetu Singh, who became leading actresses of the 1970s,[6][7] and as the debut film for Nasir Hussain's nephews Tariq Khan and Aamir Khan, the latter a child actor who grew up to be one of the biggest movie stars as an adult.[8]

It is still remembered fondly for its Hindi soundtrack, composed by music director R.D. Burman. The track "Chura Liya Hai", sung by Asha Bhosle and Mohammad Rafi, is particularly well-known. It was copied from Bojora - It's Tuesday (1969)[9]. The film was later remade in Tamil as Naalai Namadhe, in Telugu as Annadammula Anubandham, and in Malayalam as Himam.[10]

PlotEdit

Shankar, Vijay, and Ratan are three brothers. On their father's birthday, their mother taught them a song titled Yaadon Ki Baaraat which they held dearly to their hearts. One day, the boys' father witnessed a robbery by Shakaal and his henchmen. To protect their identity, Shakaal decided to kill the boys' father before he could go to the police. So one night, he and his men storm into the boys' father's room and kill both their mother and father. Shankar and Vijay witness the act and flee. They make their way to a passing train, where Shankar is separated from Vijay.

Several years pass by and the boys have grown up. Shankar is haunted by the memory of his parents' murder and is now joined by his friend Usman on a crime spree around the city. Vijay was adopted by the groundskeeper to a wealthy man, and he falls in love with the rich man's daughter Sunita (Zeenat Aman), and Ratan, was raised by the boys' maid, and changed his name to Monto. With his new identity, Monto started a band and does gigs at hotels for a living and is also in love with a co-singer (Neetu Singh).

The brothers meet several times, yet do not recognise each other. However, when they finally do, they cannot contact each other. Shankar gets caught by his boss, who is the real murderer of his parents. As the movie progresses, Shankar finds out the truth and leaves Shakal to die, while his foot gets caught in the changing lines of railway tracks. Shaakal is killed by the coming train and the brothers unite.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Nasir Hussain's nephew Aamir Khan who went on to become one of the most successful actors in Bollywood made his acting debut as child artist at the age of eight with this film appearing in the title song.[11][12]

SoundtrackEdit

Yaadon Ki Baaraat
Soundtrack album by
Released1973
GenreFilm soundtrack
LabelHMV
ProducerR. D. Burman (composer)
Majrooh Sultanpuri (lyrics)

The music and soundtrack of the film was by R. D. Burman, with lyrics by Majrooh Sultanpuri. The opening lines of the hit song, "Chura Liya Hai Tumne" have slight resemblances to the English song, "If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium" from the soundtrack of the 1969 film of the same name. Apart from the title song "Yaadon Ki Baaraat Nikli Hai" that appears multiple times in the film, the other best remembered numbers are "Lekar Hum Deewana Dil", partly for the picturisation on the pin-up girl Neetu Singh, and Asha Bhosle and Kishore Kumar's duet, "Meri Soni Meri Tamanna". Child singers Padmini Kolhapure later became a noted actress, while Sushma Shrestha, also known as Poornima, became a successful playback singer.

Song Singer
"Yaadon Ki Baaraat Nikli Hai Aaj" (Female) Lata Mangeshkar, Padmini Kolhapure, Sushma Shrestha
"Yaadon Ki Baaraat Nikli Hai Aaj" (Male) Kishore Kumar, Mohammed Rafi
"Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko" Asha Bhosle, Mohammed Rafi
"Lekar Hum Deewana Dil, Phirte Hain Manzil Manzil" Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar
"O Meri Soni, Meri Tamanna, Jhuth Nahin Hai Mera Pyar" Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar
"Aap Ke Kamre Mein Koi Rehta Hai" Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar, R. D. Burman

ReceptionEdit

Box officeEdit

The film became a box office hit. It was one of 1973's top five highest-grossing films in India, grossing 5.5 crore.[13] This was equivalent to $7.1 million in 1973,[n 1] and is equivalent to US$41 million or 255 crore[15] in 2016.

AccoladesEdit

21st Filmfare Awards

ImpactEdit

The film popularized the now familiar Bollywood theme of siblings separated by fate.[16]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 7.742 Indian rupees per US dollar in 1973[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lal, Vinay; Nandy, Ashis (2006). Fingerprinting Popular Culture: The Mythic and the Iconic in Indian Cinema. Oxford University Press. p. 77. ISBN 0195679180.
  2. ^ Aḵẖtar, Jāvīd; Kabir, Nasreen Munni (2002). Talking Films: Conversations on Hindi Cinema with Javed Akhtar. Oxford University Press. p. 49. ISBN 9780195664621. JA: I write dialogue in Urdu, but the action and descriptions are in English. Then an assistant transcribes the Urdu dialogue into Devnagari because most people read Hindi. But I write in Urdu.
  3. ^ Kaushik Bhaumik, An Insightful Reading of Our Many Indian Identities, The Wire, 12/03/2016
  4. ^ a b Chaudhuri, Diptakirti (1 October 2015). Written by Salim-Javed: The Story of Hindi Cinema’s Greatest Screenwriters. Penguin UK. p. 58. ISBN 9789352140084.
  5. ^ Masala v. Genre - The Hindu
  6. ^ Dinesh Raheja (12 November 2002). "The A to Z of Zeenat Aman". Rediff.com. Retrieved 14 January 2011.
  7. ^ "Neetu Singh's TOI Archives". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 July 2013.
  8. ^ Cain, Rob (3 October 2017). "Aamir Khan's 'Secret Superstar' Could Be India's Next ₹1,000 Crore/$152M Box Office Hit". Forbes.
  9. ^ "https://twitter.com/gemsofbollywood/status/1316652057537859585". Twitter. Retrieved 15 October 2020. External link in |title= (help)
  10. ^ "Life & Style / Metroplus : Where has all the magic gone?". Retrieved 3 November 2012.. The Hindu (2012-07-20). Retrieved on 2012-11-03.
  11. ^ "Birthday Special: The 47 Faces of Aamir Khan". Rediff.
  12. ^ "The Most Ambitious Project of Aamir's Career". Rediff.
  13. ^ "Boxofficeindia.com". Boxofficeindia.com. Archived from the original on 10 October 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2012.
  14. ^ http://fx.sauder.ubc.ca/etc/USDpages.pdf#page=3
  15. ^ "Yearly Average Rates". OFX.
  16. ^ "How film-maker Nasir Husain started the trend for Bollywood masala films". Hindustan Times. 30 March 2017.

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