48 Years of Ramesh Sippy (25/06/1971)

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48 Years of Ramesh Sippy (25/06/1971)

Andaz is a 1971 romantic drama film, directed by Ramesh Sippy, and written by Salim-Javed, Gulzar and Sachin Bhowmick. It stars Shammi Kapoor, Hema Malini, Rajesh Khanna, and Simi Garewal.

The film was a considerable success and was important in the career of Malini as an actress. The film features “Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana”, one of the best known Bollywood yodels.

The song fetched singer Kishore Kumar a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer. When this film released, films of Shammi Kapoor were not doing well at the box office. The 10-minute cameo of Rajesh Khanna is credited for turning Andaz (1971) into a hit film. This film is counted among the 17 consecutive hit films of Rajesh Khanna between 1969 and 1971, by adding the two-hero films Marayada and Andaz to the 15 consecutive solo hits he gave from 1969 to 1971. Further, this film is the first of the successful scriptwriting that Salim-Javed started.

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