Rajesh Khanna’s 75th birth anniversary, the actor manages to maintain the balance between the masses and classes: Remembered as a flamboyant hero, Rajesh Khanna whenever shake legs just showcased his signature style of dance. With an amazing voice, modulation is kind of actor who is literally cherished for decades.
Though Rajesh Khanna is remembered for popular films like Aradhana, Safar, Haathi Mere Saathi, Dushman amongst many others, indeed acting caliber of the Rajesh Khanna add some substance to his filmography also.
Mr Khanna was popular with the masses for the melodious songs as well he showcased his craft in some really fine films.
When Mr Khanna witnessed the real stardom which he deserved post he appeared in the song-less murder mystery. Ittefaq (1969).
The film was helmed by Yash Chopra where Rajesh Khanna steals the show.
The script was strong and while the direction had to be top so the melodrama was engaging enough to hold the audience’s attention, Mr Khanna did just that and in front of established actress Nanda, Rajesh Khanna just proved his worth.
In another bold move, Rajesh Khanna took up a film like Khamoshi (1969) where he essayed the role of a heartbroken lover.
With some breathtaking music, Khamoshi, directed by Asit Sen was a simple love story.
There was nothing heroic about Mr Khanna’s character but with the extraordinary charm he essayed the role it turns to be the memorable one.
Another master of Rajesh Khanna is Avishkaar helmed by Basu Bhattacharya; Avishkaar is the story of a married couple who have lost the spark in their relationship. The USP of the movie was undoubtedly its story.
In the movie Avishkaar also Rajesh Khanna proved himself virtuous indeed.
These films weren’t as popular as Khanna’s other films but certainly deserve the attention because of the different acting which Rajesh Khanna, presented in the movie.
And due to the film was about a married couple so it left a mass impact.
Anand (1971), directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, is regarded as the finest performances of the actor and his extraordinary act as jovial Anand with a never-say-die spirit brought tears in the eyes of the audience.
Still, audiences rarely get bored to watch the movie indeed.
Another one of Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s classics, Bawarchi (1972), is also touted as the best movie of Rajesh Khanna’s. In the movie Bawarchi, Khanna was worth enough to provide solution for any problems which was indeed amazing act
In all these films, Khanna wasn’t playing the stereotypical hero. And he is indeed having some pure commercial successful movie on his kitty, which includes, Namak Haram, Anurodh, Mehbooba, Amar Prem and so on.
There are very few actors who have managed to strike a balance between various genre movies and Rajesh Khanna was one of them.
No wonder the first superstar of the Hindi cinema the late actor proved himself the darling of mass and class who is really immortal!
Once Amitabh Bachchan rightly described memorable character Anand in the film, Anand played by evergreen character Khanna that, “Anand maraa nahi, Anand marte nahi.” (Anand never die, never die).
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