Rajesh Khanna drooled the country over his style and the aura he carried with himself. Years later we still remember his dialogues such as ‘Pushpa I hate tears’, ‘babumushoi, zindagi badi honi chahiye,’ and more. He was regarded as first superstar of Indian Cinema. In his career spanning over four decades, the veteran actor did over 100 solo hero films and a few with multi-star cast. Take a look at the 5 best movies of Rajesh Khanna.
Aradhana is a musical romance drama featuring Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore and Farida Jalal in the lead role. It is a beautiful romantic love story of set in Darjeeling, West Bengal. It won the Filmfare Award for Best Film at the 17th Filmfare Awards. Aradhana led to two remakes: the Tamil film Sivagamiyin Selvan and the Telugu film Kannavari Kalalu. It is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.
Anand is a 1971 film by Rajesh Khanna along with Amitabh Bachchan. The movie that earned multiple awards is a must-watch film by Rajesh Khanna. It is a story of Anand, a terminally ill person, who sets out to spend his last days with friends. His Dr. Bhaskar, an ethical doctor disheartened with diseases and poverty that he can’t cure, decides to write a book on Anand.
- Amar Prem
This is Rajesh Khanna’s another film with Sharmila Tagore. Amar prem is about a school boy, who is ill-treated by his step mother, and becomes friends with a prostitute neighbour. This 1972 romantic drama film is a remake of the Bengali film Nishi Padma. This is one of the best movies of Rajesh Khanna and is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.
- Kati Patang
Kati Patang is a musical drama film featuring Asha Parekh alongside Rajesh Khanna. Directed by Shakti Samanta this 1971 film was a box office success. Asha Parekh pretends to be a widow to keep promise of her friend Poonam who dies in an accident. Hit songs “Ye Shaam Mastani” and “Pyar Deewana Hota Hai” are a part of this movie. It is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.
- Do Raaste
Do Raaste is a family drama featuring Rajesh Khanna as a dutiful son and Mumtaz as his love interest. The story was based on the trials and tribulations of a lower-middle-class family. It emphasized respect for elders and relations that are stronger than ties of blood. Directed by Rajesh Khosla the film became a blockbuster at the box office. It is available to watch for free on Jio Cinema.
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