Songs of Raja Rani

Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore starred movie ‘Raja Rani’ is a romantic family movie which was directed by Sachin Bhowmick. The movie was released on 15th January, 1973 and other starcast included David Abraham, Raj Mehra, Iftekhar, Suresh, Brahm Bhardwaj, Asit Sen, Manmohan, Praveen Paul, Kumari Naaz, Dulari etc in important roles. The movie was produced by Jagdish Kumar whereas the dialogues and story of the movie were written by Ramesh Pant and Sachin Bhowmick respectively. The music of the movie was given by famous Rahul Dev Burman and lyrics were written by Anand Bakshi. List of playback singers included Asha Bhosle, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh and Bhupendra Singh. Hit songs of the movie are listed below:

1. Jab Andhera Hota Hai
2. Lal Chunariya Odhke
3. Haan To Main Kya Keh Raha Tha
4. Na Tum Se Hui Na Hum Se Hui
5. Ja Re Ja Maina Tujhe

Movie starts with Janaki (Indrani Mukherjee) who lives a poor lifestyle along with her son named Raja. She is a widow and works with a wealthy man from where she earns and fulfill the needs of themselves. One day Raja falls ill seriously and he needs the treatment quickly. But here Janaki has no money for his medicines and therefore she asks everyone but nobody helps her. At last she goes to her employer and begging for her son’s life but she gets a huge shock when she is asked to spend a night with him. Although she has no other options and she agrees to do that in return for money. Soon Raja does recover from his illness but he has to face another truth of life as his mother kills herself on the very day.

Later he is thrown out of the house and after several years Raja (Rajesh Khanna) who had chosen the path of crime, has now became a theif who rob the houses in the dead of night. One of his victims included the gorgeous Bollywood actress named Mumtaz (Mumtaz). On another occasion assumes the disguise of a groom and gets married with Nirmala (Sharmila Tagore) as he has to escape from the police. He comes to her rescue while attending Courtesan Ranibai’s dance. They fall in love with each other and decide to leave their respective careers. But it is not so easy as their past career haults them and especially when Ranibai comes to know that Raja was the one responsible for forcing her to be a courtesan.


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