Sunday, April 17, 2016

شادی شدہ لوگ اور اُن کے دفنائے گئے خواب

 گیان دیو اگنی ہوتری کا مکالماتی جادو

ؐMarried People and their Dreams

Magical Dialogue Written by Gyan Dev Agnihotri

Opening Scene of Indian Art Film "Avishkaar" 

(Avishkaar (Hindi)= to discover the Truth; Urdu = Aashkaaraa honaa)

 Opening Scene Dialogue by Gyan Dev Agnihotri










Opening Scene of Art Film Avishkaar on my YouTube channel "Goonj"





Gyan Dev Agnihotri wrote all the dialogues and was the Assistant Director for this 1973 Indian Art Film Avishkaar, conceived, written (screenplay) and directed by Basu Bhattacharya. The music was composed by Geeta Dutt's brother Kanu Roy for two beautiful songs "Hansnay kee chaah nay kitnaa mujhay rulaayaa hai" (Manna Dey) and "Nainaa hain pyaasay meray" (Asha Bhosle) both written by Kapil Kumar. The classical song "Babul Moraa Naihar Chhootoe jaayay" written by Nawab Wajid Ali Shah (ruler of Awadh, Mughal India) in the mid-1880s and sung to critical acclaim by Pandit Bhimsen Joshi and to popular acclaim by Kundan Laal Saigal (1938 movie "Street Singer") was also included in the movie "Avishkaar"... here it was sung by Jagjit Singh and Chitra Singh and helped revive this old song's magic to enrich the movie.
Avijit Ghosh, Senior Editor, The Times of India, mentions interesting anecdotes about the making of "Avishkaar" in his 2013 book ("40 Retakes: Bollywood Classics You May Have Missed" Tranquebar Press and also available as an eBook on Google Play Books) including the fact that Kapil Kumar wrote "Hansnay kee chaah nay kitnaa mujhay rulaayaa hai" while riding a Bombay mass transit bus and used the backs of bus tickets to write the lyrics that were coming to him and later showed it to Basu who immediately liked it and included it in Avishkaar as a song.

Basu Bhattacharya had always been obsessed with the subject of marital discord (made three movies on marital discord: Anubhav, Avishkaar and Griha Pravesh). Basu got the idea of Avishkaar from watching the five hour Art Film "Scenes From A Marriage" starring actress Liv Ulmann and directed by Ingmar Bergman.Basu wanted Avishkaar to be true to his own life and wrote many scenes which were taken from his actual marital life and even shot the whole movie at his apartment in Bombay with some scenes at the church and park where he and his wife (Rinky Roy, daughter of Bimal Roy) actually met at dawn one day before their marriage.

Description courtesy of Wikipedia:

Avishkaar is a 1974 Hindi movie. Produced and directed by Basu Bhattacharya the film stars Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore. The film was the part of Basu BHattacharya's introspective trilogy on marital discord in an urban setting, which included Anubhav (1971) and Griha Pravesh (1979)[1] The movie was critically acclaimed with critics giving it five out of five stars in the Bollywood guide Collections.[2]

SYNOPSIS:  Amar and Mansi are in love, and decide to get married. They do so, and still continue to be in love. They get to their first wedding anniversary, and decide to hire a taxi-cab for a day, just to drive around and have fun. Thereafter, to their joy they are blessed with a child. But then their bliss is cut short, when Amar starts work with his advertising agency, which grooms beautiful young women, to further their careers as models, and both cannot stand each other anymore.
PLOT: 
Amar (Rajesh Khanna) works in an Ad Agency, One night when he is alone in his office, Rita one of the staff walks in and invites him to join her for a movie. Back home, Mansi (Sharmila Tagore) is at home with her Child and Margarette, the maid. Sunil, Amar’s childhood friend comes home with flowers and wishes her. It’s Amar’s and Mansi’s wedding anniversary and they don’t remember it themselves.
They think of their carefree days when they were madly in love with each other, when nothing seemed impossible. They start off with an ideal marriage; their small world is brimming with love and is perfect. A whole year and they are still happy with each other. On their second anniversary they decide it’s time to extend their family and plan to have a child.
Amar starts finding fault in everything that Mansi does even suspecting that there’s something going on between Mansi and Sunil. Mansi also knows about Rita. Amar wishes Mansi was as understanding as Rita. But though there are problems they sort them out.
Mansi gets up the following morning when the milkman comes. And when she goes out she sees the flowers that Amar had left outside the previous night. Amar comes from behind and sees her pick them up, he hugs her and they walk in together.