Kora Kagaz

Last updated

Kora Kagaz
Korakagaz.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Anil Ganguly
Produced bySanat Kothari
Written byM.G. Hashmat (dialogue)
Screenplay bySurendra Shailaj
Story bySaat Paake Bandha
by Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay
Starring Vijay Anand
Jaya Bachchan
Music by Kalyanji-Anandji
CinematographyBipin Gajjar
Production
company
Shreeji Films
Distributed byShreeji Films
Eros Entertainment
Release date
10 May 1974
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

Kora Kagaz (Hindi: कोरा कागज़; translation: Blank Paper) is a 1974 Indian Hindi-language drama film produced by Sanath Kothari and directed by Anil Ganguly. The film stars Vijay Anand, Jaya Bhaduri, A.K. Hangal, Achala Sachdev and Deven Verma. The films music is by Kalyanji Anandji. The famous title song "Mera Jeevan Kora Kagaz" (loosely translated as: "My life is a blank paper") was by rendered by Kishore Kumar.

Contents

At the 22nd National Film Awards, it won the award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment, while Lata Mangeshkar won the award for Best Female Playback Singer.

The film is a remake of 1963 Bengali film Saat Pake Bandha directed by Ajoy Kar, and starring Suchitra Sen [1] which itself was based on the story Saat Paake Bandha by Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay [2]

Plot

Professor Sukesh Dutt (Vijay Anand) and Archana Gupta (Jaya Bachchan) meet each other in a chance encounter while traveling by BEST bus service in Mumbai. Archana's father likes Sukesh and both Archana and Sukesh also get attracted to each other and get married. Archana's mother does not like Sukesh due to his modest income. She makes up stories about their affluence, which offends Sukesh. She interfere in their life and buys things for the home. It bruises his ego. All these things result in acrimony between Archana and Sukesh, and they decide to separate. Archana goes to live with her parents, while Sukesh relocates. Archana's family asks her to forget Sukesh, and remarry, which Archana finds difficult since she still has feelings for Sukesh. She goes to a far place to work as teacher to find solace. One day Sukesh and Archana by chance meet in a railway waiting room. There they resolve their misunderstandings and grievances. They reunite to live happily.

Cast

Crew

Music

All lyrics written by M. G. Hashmat.

Song TitleSingersLength
"Mera Jeevan Kora Kagaz"Kishore Kumar3:35
"Mera Padhne Mein Nahin Lage Dil"Lata Mangeshkar3:01
"Roothe Roothe Piya"Lata Mangeshkar3:22

Awards and nominations

National Film Award

Filmfare Awards

Won

Nomination

  • Best Film
  • Best Director - Anil Ganguly
  • Best Story - Ashutosh Mukhopadhyay
  • Best Lyricist - M.G.Hashmat for the song "Mera Jeevan Kora Kagaz"
  • Best Male Playback Singer - Kishore Kumar for the song "Mera Jeevan Kora Kagaz" [4]

BFJA Awards

Related Research Articles

Lata Mangeshkar Indian singer

Lata Mangeshkar ([ləˈtaː məŋˈɡeːʃkər] is an Indian playback singer and music director. She is one of the best-known and most respected playback singers in India. She has recorded songs in over a thousand Hindi films and has sung songs in over thirty-six regional Indian languages and foreign languages, though primarily in Marathi, Hindi and Bengali.

Kishore Kumar Indian actor/singer

Abhas Kumar Ganguly, better known by his stage name Kishore Kumar was an Indian playback singer and actor. He was one of the most popular singers in the Indian film industry and from soft numbers to peppy tracks to romantic moods, Kumar sang in different genres but some of his rare compositions which were considered classics were lost in time. According to Ashok Kumar, Kumar's success came because his voice hit the microphone straight at its most sensitive point. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Indian singers.

Filmi Music produced for Indias mainstream motion picture industry

Filmi music soundtracks are music produced for India's mainstream motion picture industry and written and performed for Indian cinema. In cinema, music directors make up the main body of composers; the songs are performed by playback singers and the genre represents 72% of the music sales market in India.

Jaya Bachchan Indian politician and actress

Jaya Bachchan is an Indian film actress, politician and a member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha from the Samajwadi Party, notably serving four terms since 2004. She is particularly known for reinforcing a natural style of acting in both mainstream and "middle-of-the-road" cinema. During her career, she won nine Filmfare Awards: including three for Best Actress and three for Best Supporting Actress. She was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. In 1992, she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India.

Mukesh (singer) Indian playback singer

Mukesh Chand Mathur, better known mononymously as Mukesh, was an Indian playback singer. Mukesh is considered to be one of the most popular and acclaimed playback singers of the Hindi film industry. Amongst the numerous nominations and awards he won, his song "Kai Baar Yuhi Dekha Hai" from the film Rajnigandha (1973) won him the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer.

Kalyanji–Anandji

KalyanjiAnandji are an Indian composer duo from Kutch: Kalyanji Virji Shah and his brother Anandji Virji Shah. The duo are known for their work on Hindi film soundtracks, with many evergreen songs being composed by them.

<i>Abhimaan</i> (1973 film)

Abhimaan is a 1973 Indian Hindi musical drama film starring Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Asrani and Bindu. It was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee.

Sulakshana Pratap Narain Pandit is an Indian playback singer and former Bollywood leading lady. Her brothers are the composing duo Jatin–Lalit and her younger sister is Vijayta Pandit who achieved fame with her debut movie Love Story. Her uncle was the accomplished classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj. She won a Filmfare Best Female Playback Award in 1975 for her song "Tu Hi Sagar Hai, Tu Hi Kinara".

<i>Uljhan</i>

Uljhan is a 1975 Hindi suspense thriller film. Produced by Sudesh Kumar and directed by Raghunath Jhalani, it stars Ashok Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, Asrani, Farida Jalal, Aruna Irani, Sulakshana Pandit, and Ranjeet. The music is by Kalyanji Anandji. It is a remake of 1959 murder mystery Kangan starring Ashok Kumar and Nirupa Roy with a twist about the identity of the killer.

<i>Ahsaas</i> 1979 film

Ahsaas is a 1979 Hindi romantic film produced by G. P. Sippy and directed by Surinder Suri. The film introduced Parvez and Dina in lead roles and also starred Shashi Kapoor, Simi Garewal, Amjad Khan, Bindu, Simple Kapadia and Shammi Kapoor. There are guest appearances by Amitabh Bachchan and Bindiya Goswami. The film's music is by Bappi Lahiri. The Playback singers are Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle and Shailendra Singh

Shabbir Kumar is an Indian playback singer, notable for his work in Hindi cinema.

Mohammad Aziz, also known as Munna, was a famous Indian multilingual playback singer who primarily sang for the Bollywood, Bengali and Odia films. He sang about twenty thousand songs, including Sufi devotional songs and other genres in more than ten different Indian regional languages. He made his first appearance in films with a Bengali film titled Jyoti, and later he appeared in his first Hindi film titled Ambar around 1984. His two prominent songs, including "Mard Taangewala" composed by Anu Malik were introduced in Mard. He had sung numerous duets around 1980s and 1990s with Anuradha Paudwal, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Lata Mangeshkar, Sadhana Sargam, S. Janaki, Asha Bhosle, Alka Yagnik, Salma Agha, Hemlata (singer), Sapna Mukherjee, Chandrani Mukherjee, Poornima (singer) and Alisha Chinai. Many of his songs such as "Lal Dupatta Malmal Ka", "My Name Is lakhan", "Main Teri Mohabbat Main", "Aap Ke Aa Jane Se", "Aajkal Yaad Kuchh" and "Dil Le Gayi Teri Bindiya" are recognized one of the prominent songs he sang as a playback singer. He was the most popular singer of mid 80's to early 90's. He was one of the rare singers who could sing at the 7th note.

Sapna Mukherjee

Sapna Mukherjee is a Bollywood playback singer who won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for the song "Tirchi Topi Wale" in Tridev (1989).

<i>Pyar Ki Kahani</i>

Pyar Ki Kahani is a 1971 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film directed by Ravikant Nagaich. It is a remake of the Tamil film Kai Kodutha Deivam. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan and Tanuja. According to an interview given by Amitabh Bachchan at Koffee with Karan, the lead role was initially given to Jeetendra, but because of the film industry's imposed limit of a maximum of 6 films to be done as a leading role by an actor, Jeetendra had to give up this film as he was shooting for 6 films that year.

<i>Alag Alag</i> 1985 film

Alag Alag is a 1985 Hindi film starring Rajesh Khanna, Tina Munim and Shashi Kapoor in the lead roles, produced by Rajesh Khanna and directed by one of his favourite directors Shakti Samanta. The film is best remembered for the way it was shot in Kashmir, and its different storyline. It was inspired by the Pakistani movie Meherbani, which was produced by Parvez Malik in 1982. In 1992, Ram Awatar Agnihotri wrote that it was in this film that Munim showed the "first sparks" of the dedicated actress she would become.

The 22nd Filmfare Awards were held in 1975.

The 15th Filmfare Awards were held in 1968, celebrating the best in Hindi cinema in 1967.

Anil Ganguly was an Indian film director and screenwriter, who worked in Hindi cinema from 1970s to the 1990s. He is best known for Jaya Bhaduri starrer, Kora Kagaz (1974) and the Rakhee starrerTapasya (1975), both of which won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. His other noted film was Anil Kapoor and Amrita Singh starrer Saaheb (1985). Later in his career, he made several action films, mostly with Mithun Chakraborty.

The 38th Annual Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards were held on 1975, honoring the best Indian cinema in 1974.

M. G. Hashmat was a lyricist and script writer in Indian films. He worked mostly in Bollywood movies as songwriter. He won BFJA Awards for Best Lyricist in 1975 and was nominated for Filmfare Award for Best Lyricist in 1975 for the Kishore Kumar superhit song "Mera Jeevan Kora Kagaz" from the movie Kora Kagaz (1974).

References

  1. http://noisebreak.com/10-old-gold-bengali-movies-inspired-bollywood-remake-part/
  2. Gulazar; Nihalani, Govind; Chatterjee, Saibal (2003). Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema. Popular Prakashan. p. 431. ISBN   978-81-7991-066-5.
  3. 1 2 "22nd National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals . Retrieved 1 October 2011.
  4. 1st Filmfare Awards 1953
  5. 69th & 70th Annual Hero Honda BFJA Awards 2007 Archived 1 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine