10 June 2015 | wasif-10737
King of villain Ajit in "yaadon Ki Baraat" super Hit Movie of the 70's
This is Ajit at his thespian peak - the handsome hero of the 50's, the wicked thief of the 60's, the massage-acquiring smuggler of the 70's, the lost memory of the 80's, the caricature of the perverse 90's - save for his stunning turn as the geriatric rapist beholden to Man-Friday Joginder - in Dev Anand's 90's shocker "Gangster" - but that is another review.
All this is hunky dory but where does this leave Shahkaal? The people want the truth - how does the Shahkaal of this film fit in with the one in Shaan? At long last, the truth can now be told...
So who really was Shahkaal - 70's gold smuggler or 80's super villain bent on world domination, shoe size issue or nervous tics, woolen suit or white tights with epaulets, Octon style antiseptic island citadel or smoky smuggler's den, train track victim or island explosion victim - will the real Shahkaal please stand up? Maybe it is time to confess that the suave and scheming, bewigged Shahkaal and the bald and sniveling Shahkaal of Shaan are one and the same - fictionalized depictions of the exploits of the real Shahkaal.
As the lost sequel to Shaan - "Shahkaal vs Gabbar" explains - Shahkaal escaped the oncoming goods train with some judicious and last minute use of a handy shoe horn in YKB and lived to pursue world domination in Shaan. He merely dropped the blond wig and went in for the trendy bald look - very 80's. Shahkaal is now in retirement in Navi Mumbai with Mona and her sisters - just another harmless pensioner... or so he would like you to believe. There's more about him in his review of Shaan. Until next time, don't be silly. This is not a "dhamki", just a "waarning"
Direction is good Music by RD Burman is nice Aap Ki Kamre by Kishore, Asha, Rafi is nice there is an interlude of Dumb Maaro Dumb too featured on Zeenat), Lekar Hum Deewana Dil sung by Kishore,Asha pictured on Tariq and Neetu Singh is good too, Meri Soni and Chura Liya are good songs while the title song both versions are Fabulous.
Ajit one of the great stylish villain in the 70's. He was a real king of villain.what an actor Ajit specialty as a villain in 70's. Really a Mega star villain in Bollywood.Missing him..
Great Blockbuster film "1973" very very Nice Movie :)