It’s a stormy night on the hills, the kind that scares your life. Devinder, however, has no patience for these imagined fears because the love of his life is waiting for him on the other side. When the refugee must take the spoiled Haveli in the middle of the night, he experiences what we consider to be a typical topic in Hindi Films pichchla Janam.
Directed by Bimal Roy, Madhumati is one of the first films to introduce the concept of Reincarnation into cinema and has inspired legions of filmmakers. Madhumati has the name of the main character played by Vyjanthimal and here the story is a love letter written by her beloved Anand, played by Dilip Kumar. It is interesting to think of concepts like a love story during classes, a sheheri Babu Belle fell in love with the town, Haunted Mansion, doppelgangers, Reincarnation and presence spirits were neatly introduced in an entertaining walk by Bimal Roy. Concepts that have become topical over the decades came from a source – Madhumati.
The music in the film is as amazing as it is memorable. Composed by Salil Chowdhury and composed of Shailendra’s lyrics, it contains gems like melancholy. “Aa Ja Re”And the melodious“ Suhana Safar ”.
When it was released in 1958, Madhumati was praised for its black gothic style. The story of Ritwik Ghatak is a healthy narrative that has left the audience enchanted by the magical realism of their subject. Combined with Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s rigorous editing and Dilip Gupta’s skillful camera work. purani Haveli almost immediately, Madhumati was in the hands of some technical masters.
Dilip Kumar and Vyjanthimala watching lovers find a way to play each other, one way or another Janam, it’s satisfying and that’s mainly because these two actors are innocent enough to get those roles out in a compelling way.
Madhumati’s story has been revived in so many films that a new viewer may not find anything special, but the simplicity and effectiveness of the story are what continue to return even after six decades. They are like crossed stars that are separated by death but reunite in the next life filmy as can be achieved today, but in those days, the Fantasy of the theme was the most appealing to viewers.
As well as being one of the key constructions of Hindi cinema, Madhumati is subject to the theme of capitalism. After entering this paradise of a village for the first time, Anand discovers the constant tug of war of the surrounding tribes and Raja Ugra Narayan who have entered their lands. The Raja played by Pran, with all his strength and money, is evil to the people of the village. He will be able to trample small children under the galloping feet of the horse, and will take possession of Madhumati’s property when he sets his eyes on her, starting the conflict.
The plot of the film is basically a love story and the film is made up of different songs. Madhumati’s music was one of the main factors in her success and even though these tracks are now permanent, she feels a departure from the story every time a song starts. Watching 11 songs in less than three hours could be overwhelming, and they also hinder the storytelling process.
Madhuma has inspired generations of storytellers and several films have taken scenes out of the film. Farah Khan’s film Om Shanti Om was a film that took Madhumati’s cap off while it took on the angle of reincarnation.
Madhumati is a hopeful fantasy for lovers of crossed stars and considering its impact on Hindi cinema, it is probably a Fantasy that feeds our desires for happy endings, though Janam.
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