Published on 22 Nov 2012 | over 4 years ago
Film: Awaara Baap (1985) (Rajesh Khanna Special)
Directed By: Sohanlal Kanwar
Produced By: Sohanlal Kanwar
Music: Rahul Dev Burman
Starcast: Rajesh Khanna, Madhuri Dixit, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Rajan Sippy, Om Prakash, Pinchoo Kapoor, Om Shivpuri, Iftekhar & Bharat Bhushan.
"Awara Baap Hoon" - Kishore Kumar
"Jamuna Ke Jal Mein"- Kishore Kumar
"Teri Umar" - Kishore Kumar, Amit Kumar
"Na Hoti Dosti Tumse" - Anuradha Paudwal, Suresh Wadkar
"Dil Ke Dushman Pe" - Asha Bhonsle
"Kori Kori Gagarsi Jawani" - Asha Bhonsle
"Umar Sari Humari" - Amit Kumar, Asha Bhonsle
After 1978, Khanna starred in critically acclaimed commercially successful films such as Amardeep, Phir Wohi Raat, Bandish, Thodisi Bewafaii, Dard, Kudrat, Dhanwan, Ashanti (1982 film), Avtaar, Agar Tum Na Hote, Souten, Jaanwar, Asha Jyoti, Awaaz, Naya Kadam, Hum Dono, Babu, Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar, Shatru, Insaaf Main Karoonga, Anokha Rishta, Nazrana, Angaarey, Adhikar, Amrit, Awam (from 1979--1991). Director Bharathiraja decided to remake his 1978 Tamil box office hit film "Sigappu Rojakkal" in Hindi with Khanna playing the role of a psychopath. Kamal Haasan who played the same role in Tamil won South Filmfare Best Actor Award for his portrayal. But the Hindi movie was seen as controversial by traditional and orthodox Hindi moviegoers and was not a commercial success, although Khanna's performance has been rated later higher by critics than the original.
Tina Munim and Rajesh Khanna became the leading on and off screen couple of the 80's with hits like Fiffty Fiffty, Suraag, Souten, Aakhir Kyun, Bewafai, Insaaf Main Karoonga and Adhikar. Ram Awatar Agnihotri wrote that Tina Munim showed the first sparks of the dedicated actress she would become in the films "Alag Alag" and "Adhikar", both with Khanna. His on screen pair with Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil,Padmini Kolhapuri and Poonam Dhillon was also popular in the eighties He also acted in the Marathi hit film "Sundara Satarkar" in 1981. He has performed in the least number of multi-starrer films in comparison to his contemporaries and portrayed the central character in the few multistarrers he acted. Khanna performed in successful multi-star films including Rajput, Dharm Aur Qanoon, Paapi Pet Ka Sawaal Hai, Zamana (1985), Dil-E-Nadaan and Ghar Ka Chiraag. He did three potboiler movies with Jeetendra, which were blockbusters-Dharam Kanta, Nishaan and Maqsad. In 1984, Maqsad was the second-highest ranked film in terms of box office results, earning 8.5 crores. Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar is one of the memorable political films of Rajesh Khanna. Khanna played the character of a corrupt politician in this film. Viewers praised his role in the film. The year 1985 saw him turn a producer with Alag Alag. Eleven films, with Khanna in the lead, released in 1985 and eight of these became hits and in addition had two films with him in special appearance. Before joining politics one of his last films as the lead hero was Swarg released in 1990. David Dhawan regards Swarg as his most favourite directorial venture and said in an interview " Swarg did well.