Khilona: A Classic Hindi Movie with a Star-Studded Cast
Khilona is a 1970 Hindi movie that features some of the most popular actors of the time, such as Sanjeev Kumar, Mumtaz, Shatrughan Sinha, Jeetendra and Durga Khote. The movie was directed by Chander Vohra and produced by L.V. Prasad, with music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. The movie was a huge hit at the box office and won several awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Movie.
The movie tells the story of Vijaykamal (Sanjeev Kumar), a son of a rich Thakur Suraj Singh (Pran), who loses his mind after witnessing his lover Sapna (Jayshree T) marry his neighbor Bihari (Shatrughan Sinha) and then commit suicide on the night of the Diwali party hosted by Bihari. Thakur believes that if Vijay gets married, his mental health would improve. He hence approaches a tawaif (courtesan), Chand (Mumtaz) to pretend to be Vijay's wife and thus help him get better. But Chand receives cold treatment from Vijay's mother (Durga Khote) and his elder brother Kishore (Jeetendra). Once, in a fit of madness, Vijay sexually assaults Chand. But later, Chand becomes very friendly with Vijay and that starts improving his condition.
Bihari, who wishes to have Chand for himself, also tries to persuade Vijay's young sister Radha (Shabnam) to elope with him with the family's money and gold. He promises Radha to make her an actress in Bollywood. But Chand does not let Bihari's plan work. Vijay's younger brother Mohan (Ramesh Deo) also falls in love with noble Chand and is heartbroken when he finds out that she is pregnant (owing to the assault) and is carrying Vijay's child. Dejected, he leaves home without notice.
In a fight between Vijay and Bihari, Bihari falls off the terrace and this shocks Vijay, curing him of his mental ailment. But then Vijay is unable to recall Chand. She is then humiliated by the family and is thrown out of the house. Mohan steps in and accuses everyone of treating her like a toy and only using her when needed. He reveals how she saved Radha from Bihari's evil pursuits. It is also revealed that Chand was actually born in a noble family and was only raised as a tawaif as she was found alone after a train accident. The family thus accepts Chand and all ends well.
Khilona is a movie that explores the themes of love, madness, sacrifice and redemption. It showcases the brilliant performances of Sanjeev Kumar and Mumtaz, who won the Filmfare Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress respectively. The movie also has some memorable songs, such as \"Khilona Jaan Kar Tum To\", \"Yeh Natak Kavi Lekha Hai\" and \"Sanam Tu Bewafa Ke Naam Se\". Khilona is a movie that will touch your heart and make you appreciate the value of life.
Khilona is not only a commercial success, but also a critically acclaimed movie. It received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike, who praised the story, the direction, the music and the acting. The movie was nominated for nine Filmfare Awards, and won five of them, including Best Movie, Best Actor (Sanjeev Kumar), Best Actress (Mumtaz), Best Dialogue (Ali Raza) and Best Screenplay (Gulshan Nanda).
Khilona is considered to be one of the best movies of Sanjeev Kumar and Mumtaz, who shared a great chemistry on-screen. Sanjeev Kumar delivered a powerful performance as the mentally disturbed Vijaykamal, who goes through various emotions and phases in his life. Mumtaz was equally impressive as Chand, the tawaif who sacrifices her happiness and dignity for Vijay's well-being. She also displayed her versatility by singing some of her songs in the movie.
Khilona is a movie that has stood the test of time and has become a classic in Hindi cinema. It is a movie that appeals to all generations and has a universal message of love and humanity. Khilona is a movie that you can watch again and again and still enjoy it as much as you did the first time. ec8f644aee