Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Sanjeev Kumar - IV

Sanjeev Kumar has given some of his best performances in movies directed by Gulzar.

Sanjeev Kumar's first movie with Gulzar was Koshish (1972) where Jaya Bhaduri was his co-star. They play a dumb and mute couple in the movie. Deaf and dumb Haricharian meets deaf and dumb Aarti and persuades her to lean the sign language to communicate with her mother and brother. Their courtship leads to marriage and ultimately a child born to them. After the death of Aarti from an illness, Haricharian's son tries to deal with the after effects as well as his history of being raised by two deaf parents when he begins courting another young girl who also happens to be deaf. The performances of Sanjeev Kumar and Jaya Bhaduri were extremely poignant and touching. Definitely one of the better performances.

Thereafter, he did a brief role in Gulzar's Parichay (1972) which had Jeetendra, Jaya Bhaduri, Pran and A. K. Hangal in lead roles. The music was by R. D. Burman in this Gulzar's inspiration of The Sound of Music.

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