Golden Period of Bollywood: 50 Years of Bawarchi



One yr after the discharge of Anand, this movie ‘Bawarchi’ stays a particular collaboration of Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Rajesh Khanna. Each had been on the peak of their profession. The movie rests on Khanna’s inherent allure and even feeds off of his manic power that was on full show beforehand in Anand.

The film opens with Bachchan saying that this story is about wherever in India. He then introduces the Sharmas, who stay in Shanti Niwas — the household residence that ought to, as one in all them jokes, truly be referred to as Ashanti Niwas, given the quantity of chaos and squabbling that takes place inside its confines every day.

Produced beneath the banner of Rupam Chitra by N C Sippy, Romu Sippy, and Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Primarily based on a narrative by Tapan Sinha and impressed by his unique “Galpa Halo Satyi” (1966) in Bengali

Shivnath (Harindranath Chattopadhyay) is the pinnacle of the Sharma household, who’re so totally argumentative that they employed. So when plucky younger chef Raghu (Rajesh Khanna) exhibits up, no one expects him to final lengthy. To their shock, nevertheless, he proves remarkably adept at satisfying everybody’s unbiased wants. No sooner do they suppose him their savior than all the jewellery abruptly disappears.

A easy however profound, absorbing movie with attribute Mukherjee comedian interludes, it had a considerably, in all probability redone, unconvincing, simplistic climax. Scripted by the director himself with some very participating, profound dialogue by Gulzar, the movie had songs with  lyrics by Kaifi Azmi — “Bhor aai gaya Andhiyara” (Manna Dey, Kishore Kumar, Harindranath Chattopadhyay, Nirmala Devi, Lakshmi Shankar), “Kahe Kanha karat barjori” (Lakshmi Shankar), “Mast pawan dole re” and “Extra naina bhaven neer” (Lata Mangeshkar), “Pahle Chori Phir Seenajori” (Kumari Faiyaz) and “Tun bin Jeevan” (Manna Dey) set to hummable classical tunes by the a lot under-rated Madan Mohan.

The movie received comic Paintal his first Filmfare trophy and ranked eighth on the field workplace hit chart of the yr. So when you have not seen it, go and benefit from the film

Music of Bawarchi 1972

Music of Bawarchi 1972

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