5 classic Hindi films from the good old '70s.
Featuring magic-musicians like RD Burman, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, and Mohammad Rafi, influencing filmmakers like Raj Kapoor, and Shyam Benegal, and actors as big as Rajesh Khanna and Big B, the '70s was a great time for movies in India. The films of that time are a testament to the fact. Here are 5 classics from the good-old '70s everyone must watch atleast once.
The all-time relevant Rajesh Khanna starrer
With an IMDb rating of 8.8, this 1971 film is a timeless cinematic treat that nobody should miss. Rajesh Khanna stars as Anand Sehgal, a happy-go-lucky man suffering with a terminal illness, and Amitabh Bachchan as Dr Bhaskar Banerjee, or Babumoshai, as Anand used to call him. Directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, 'Anand' moves you to the core, every time you watch it.
Raj Kapoor's 4-hour clown drama
Raju is a clown who makes his audiences laugh, at the cost of his own sorrows. This Raj Kapoor-directional was initially discarded by audiences as well as critics, but it has, over time, gained a cult-status and become an all-time classic. Being under production for a marathon 6 years, the film ended up sucking much of Kapoor's personal funds. Its IMDb rating is 8.
Rajesh Khanna-Shakti Samanta collaboration 'Amar Prem'
This 1972 drama directed by Shakti Samanta, and starring Rajesh Khanna, and Sharmila Tagore in lead roles, is a Hindi remake of the 1970 Bengali film 'Nishi Padma'. The film showcases the story of a young, school-going boy, ill-treated by his stepmother, who nurtures an innocent relationship with a neighborhood sex-worker. The soundtrack is still widely popular, including songs like 'Kuch toh log kahenge.'
Nasir Hussain's 1973 classic 'Yaadon Ki Baaraat'
This Nasir Hussain film had a massive star-cast, including the likes of Dharmendra, Zeenat Aman, Neetu Singh, and Vijay Arora. The film is about three siblings who get separated after the murder of their parents, only to reunite years later. Nasir' nephew Aamir Khan made his debut as a child actor, at the age of eight, featuring in the titular song of the film.
The classic political-drama by Gulzar
Helmed by Gulzar and starring Sanjeev Kumar, Suchitra Sen in pivotal roles, 'Aandhi' was a film about an estranged couple that reunite, in a chance meet. And, years later, they decide to restart their relationship. The film's songs, composed by RD Burman, penned by Gulzar, and voiced by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar are pure magic. The film has an 8.2 IMDb rating.