Remembering the magic of Hrishikesh Mukherjee's films

On Hrishikesh Mukherjee's death anniversary, we remember the magic of his films which have not faded with time

Hrishikesh Mukherjee who started his career as an assistant director to Bimal Roy ventured into films with 'Musafir' in 1957.

Hrishikesh Mukherjee
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He never portrayed glamour or largeness in his films yet the simplicity and realistic approach made him one of the most popular director's of his time.

On his death anniversary, we remember the magic of his films which have not faded with time.

After 'Musafir', Hrishikesh got an opportunity to helm 'Anari' in 1959. Starring Raj Kapoor and Nutan, the film was a critical and commercial success.AnariPicture courtesy Jagran Post

Hrishikesh Mukherjee fondly known as 'Hrishida' made what is considered his masterpiece 'Anand' in 1971. This classic film gave a complex but compassionate look at the balance between hope, fear, life and death and saw Rajesh Khanna's greatest performance.AnandPicture courtesy Jagran Post

The mesmerizing work continued with 'Guddi' in the same year (1971). Guddi was a semi-satiric look at the film industry and is considered as Jaya Bhaduri's debut film.GuddiPicture courtesy Jagran Post

'Abhiman' saw the Amithabh's and Jaya's greatest ever performance together. In this film Jaya and Amitabh portrayed a couple where the wife's career was stronger than that of the husband. The conflict the couple went through is perfectly essayed in the film.AbhimanPicture courtesy Jagran Post

'Chupke Chupke'
Hrishikesh Mukherjee's  'Chupke Chupke' was a light comedy about a newlywed professor's joke on his pompous brother-in-law.Chupke ChupkePicture courtesy Jagran Post

The best comedy flick of the time 'Golmal' was also helmed by Mukherjee. The film till now remains as popular and favorite among the audiences as it used to be and is regarded as one of the finest comedy films of Indian Cinema.GolmalPicture courtesy Jagran Post

'Khubsoorat' starring Rekha and Rakesh Roshan was one of the film of its kind. The film in which Rekha played a bubbly girl who believed in speaking one's heart and breaking the rules sometimes, won 1981 Filmfare Best Movie Award.'Khubsoorat'
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  • jag01-Oct-2015

    We wanted to start an offbeat Film Club in IIT Bombay and did Shashtang to Hrishi da. He said chela ye le jao. Anand was given to us for a show before its release in India. No one knew Amitabh then. He drove us from Haji Ali to Bandra in his black Fiat, so that we could save on taxi fare as films were not allowed to be carried in bus or train. We showed it in our Convo hall packed with 2k audience.What a man and what a movie.Our club membership soared.Jag Ex secretary IIT Bombay Film Club.

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