DSPA RETROSPECTIVE

Asha Parekh

Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winner, 2020

Asha Parekh is a renowned Indian film actress, director, producer, and an accomplished Indian classical dancer. Credited with superhit films, especially between 1959-1973, she was called the ‘Hit Girl’ in the film industry. Starting off as a child actor, her debut was with ‘Dil Deke Dekho’ (1959) as the lead, which became a big hit, catapulting her into stardom.

She went on to act in over 95 films, with some of the top filmmakers and leading actors of that time like Shakti Samanta, Raj Khosla, Nasir Hussain, Rajesh Khanna, Dharmendra, Shammi Kapoor, Manoj Kumar, Dev Anand and many more.


She won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for ‘Kati Patang’ (1971) and was the recipient of the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award (2002), along with many other prestigious recognitions.


Conferred with the Padma Shri (1992), she also served as the Head of the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) during 1998-2001.

Do Badan

Director: Raj Khosla

Producer: Huda Bihari

Right Holder: Goldmines Telefilms

Screenplay: Chandrakant, G.R. Kamath, Masood Mashhadi

Music: Ravi

Cinematographer: V.N. Reddy

Editor: Govind Dalwadi, D.N. Pai

Cast: Asha Parekh, Manoj Kumar, Simi Garewal

Synopsis:
Vikas comes from a poor family. Studying in college, he aims to get a job soon. He meets Asha who comes from a wealthy family and they fall in love. Vikas’ father dies and he is unable to complete college. Asha arranges a job for him in her father’s company not telling him he is her father. Asha’s father announces her engagement with Ashwini who finds out that Asha is in love with Vikas. Ashwini arranges an accident for Vikas in which he loses his eyesight. Asha reluctantly marries Ashwini but will fate allow Vikas and Asha to reunite.

Teesri Manzil

Director: Vijay Anand

Producer: Nasir Hussain

Right Holder: Zee Studios

Screenplay: Nasir Hussain

Music: Rahul Dev Burman

Cinematographer: N.V. Srinivas

Editor: Vijay Anand     

Cast: Shammi Kapoor, Asha Parekh, Raj Mehra

Synopsis:
Rupa mysteriously falls to her death from the third floor of a hotel. Before her fall, she bangs on the door of the hotel drummer Rocky, pleading to let her in. Her death is assumed to be a suicide. A year later, Rupa’s sister Sunita believes the nightclub drummer is to be blamed for her sister’s suspicious death and intends to investigate and avenge it. But on the train journey to Mussoorie, Sunita meets a flirtatious Anil who is actually Rocky (his stage name). They become romantically involved. Rocky’s identity is revealed and together they crack the murder mystery.

Kati Patang

Director: Shakti Samanta

Producer: Shakti Samanta

Screenplay: Vrajendra Gaur, Gulshan Nanda

Right Holder: Samanta Family

Music: Rahul Dev Burman

Cinematographer: V. Gopi Krishna

Editor: Govind Dalwadi

Cast: Rajesh Khanna, Asha Parekh, Prem Chopra

Synopsis: Madhu runs away with Kailash on the day of her marriage which is fixed by her uncle. But Kailash is in love with another woman. Heartbroken, she returns to find that her uncle has committed suicide. She leaves town and incidentally meets her friend Poonam, who has lost her husband in an accident and is on her way with her baby Munna to stay with her in-laws whom she has never met. En route, their train derails. Poonam dies but not before making Madhu promise that she will assume Poonam’s identity and bring up Munna in her in-law’s house. The story follows Madhu’s life as she dons a false identity.

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