The Charismatic Yesteryear Actor - Rajesh Khanna

Apr 12, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Bollywood Rumors

Recognized as the first superstar of film industry, he boasted the largest and maddest fan following, particularly thousands of girls.

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gkk

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Feb 24, 2012
 
sanjay wrote:
This is strictly for kaka fans.

3. He holds of record of having given 15 consecutive hits, a record which is still unbroken.
Mr Sanjay, Please get ur facts right, u do not need to start falsifying data just to make Kaka look decent... He Gave 15 consecutive "Successes", not 15 consecutive "Hits" (Which unfortunately ended with the failure of Mehboob Ki Mendhi).. I dont need to remind you that some films termed as "Successful" are not necessarily clean "Hits", some can be Semi-hits (as it was with Anand, Amar Prem, Bandhan) or Above average fares (as it was with The Train, doli and one other one which I cant remember now)..

History also reminds us that "Andaz" which was a clean hit in its time has Khanna as special appearance and it is also listed amongst the 15 successes.. It is clearly a Shammi Kapoor film, no matter whatever you might think...

So please, lets refrain from inadequate information.. Thanks in advance!
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Feb 24, 2012
 
gkk,

I have got the facts right. I really do not know what you mean by the terms successfull, semi hit etc.,

Agreed Andaz had kaka in a special appearance only but the film's success was largely due to tha fact tha kaka was there in the film. The film's heroine hema malini is on record of having agreed that the kaka factor was a big plus for the film.
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Feb 24, 2012
 
sanjay wrote:
gkk,
I have got the facts right. I really do not know what you mean by the terms successfull, semi hit etc.,
Agreed Andaz had kaka in a special appearance only but the film's success was largely due to tha fact tha kaka was there in the film. The film's heroine hema malini is on record of having agreed that the kaka factor was a big plus for the film.
Sanjay ji,

You must remember Shammi Kapoor was a very successful actor, and the likes of mohd rafi being his voice had done wonders for him and he didnt really need another actor, as majority of Shammi's films were solo.

Just the same kishoreda for kaka, so kaka being in Andaz or not, this film would have been successful anyway without the kaka factor!!

Kaka was sp appearance in Sitapur ki Geeta with Hema Malini and again dies, so how comes this film flopped, where was the kaka factor???

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Feb 24, 2012
 
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gkk,
I have got the facts right. I really do not know what you mean by the terms successfull, semi hit etc.,
Then you need to do your homework well and research on how "Trade analysis" of films is being done because the "Fact" is... All hits are successful films, but not all successful films are hits.. Hence I reteirate, Rajesh Khanna gave 15 consecutive successes between 1969-1971, not 15 consecutive hits???..
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Feb 24, 2012
 
MEE12 wrote:
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Just the same kishoreda for kaka, so kaka being in Andaz or not, this film would have been successful anyway without the kaka factor!!
You have a point here though, but you see Rajesh Khanna's entrance in my opinion will rank amongst one of the most famous "Guest Appearances" ever in films.. It is simply breathtaking helped along by the beautiful rendition of Kishoreda's, "Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana" and the virtuoso Hema with him on a motorcycle.. It was indeed an epitome of the seventies cool...

No denying the fact that Shammi Kapoor bossed the film as of cos the "Main lead", but again, one cant dispute the fact that Kaka'a presence in the film contributed also to the majority of the films enormous success at the boxoffice most especially, the opening note.. Who knows, May be, if Kaka had an extended appearance, it might have become a "Superhit" and above at the time, not just "Hit"...
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Kaka was sp appearance in Sitapur ki Geeta with Hema Malini and again dies, so how comes this film flopped, where was the kaka factor???
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Lol!! Common MEE, 1987 is not 1971.. At around this time (1987 that is), unfortunately Rajesh Khanna was already dead and forlorn as a star.. There was no way he could stand a chance.. Who knows, maybe the Kaka factor contributed to the film being a flop because the following year, he was seen in Yash Chopra's "Vijay" which also sank at the boxoffice...
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Feb 25, 2012
 
gkk,

When we are discussing andaz, why do U suddenly switch to vijay & bad mouth kaka?

I can also pin point amit's films which flopped where he had made a guest appearance.

But that would be diverging from the topic
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Feb 29, 2012
 
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Lol!! Common MEE, 1987 is not 1971.. At around this time (1987 that is), unfortunately Rajesh Khanna was already dead and forlorn as a star.. There was no way he could stand a chance.. Who knows, maybe the Kaka factor contributed to the film being a flop because the following year, he was seen in Yash Chopra's "Vijay" which also sank at the boxoffice...
Amitabh Bachchan delivers an outright hit after 5 years in Aaj Ka Arjun mentioned in Box Office India for the year 1990,which you consider so accurate.The year 1987 may not have been the best year for Rajesh Khanna,so also it was not like 1978 for Amitabh Bachchan.
If according to you Amitabh Bachchan was doing so well why did he need to retire for 5 years after Khuda Gawah in 1992 which did Below Average business also according to Box Office India.If everything mentioned about Rajesh Khanna happens to be right according to you by Box Office India then it also happens to be true for Amitabh Bachchan.According to you Rajesh was a flop in 1987 the same can be said for Amitabh during this phrase.
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Arjun wrote:
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Amitabh Bachchan delivers an outright hit after 5 years in Aaj Ka Arjun mentioned in Box Office India for the year 1990,which you consider so accurate.The year 1987 may not have been the best year for Rajesh Khanna,so also it was not like 1978 for Amitabh Bachchan.
If according to you Amitabh Bachchan was doing so well why did he need to retire for 5 years after Khuda Gawah in 1992 which did Below Average business also according to Box Office India.If everything mentioned about Rajesh Khanna happens to be right according to you by Box Office India then it also happens to be true for Amitabh Bachchan.According to you Rajesh was a flop in 1987 the same can be said for Amitabh during this phrase.
Of course there is no denying that.. I think you better stop confusing matters, becos this is what happens when you blindly support one actor and detest the other..

Everyone knows that Post 1990 Amitabh went through a bad phase at the indian boxoffice with only some "Inbetween" successes like 'Hum' and even failed in his attempt for a comeback with "Mrityudatta".. Of cos, None is denying that, so take a chill pill.. and of cos, Most informations from boxoffice india are quite adequate even tho few cliches exist between.. U are no better,
I wonder where u got the information that "Bandhish" released in 1970!! That is a blunder for a RAJESH kHANNA faithful like you...

Rajesh Khanna unfortunately became finished as a Star Majorly in 1974, the rest were just basics.. 1983 however became the last flicker in a dying flame for Kaka with the successes of Souten and Avtaar.. and after that, it wasnt just a downfall that greeted him, but irrelevance!!!

and of cos, 1987 belonged to Dharmendra with the "Raging" success of Hukumat emerging the highest grossing film of the year and he also had a couple of other successes.. At around this time, Amitabh was still in politics and wasn't too active with films.. He evn turned down Mr India which later on went to Anil Kapoor..

Meanwhile Rajesh Khanna had a "Major Lead" release in Goraa alongside Sridevi which flopped at the boxoffice.. That is the difference!!
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I keep reading about Rajesh Khanna's slide into alleged irrelevance. That's rather funny since his detractors are spending hours each day trying to prove his irrelevance!If he was irrelevant not only would there not be such an active forum full of his admirers in 2012, but he wouldn't need his critics to argue about his irrelevance!

If Rajesh Khanna was irrelevant we would not read new articles and interviews about his health, political campaigning, love affairs and films almost every few days on the internet. If he was irrelevant the audience would not go mad every time he appears in public. Just watch the reaction of the film fraternity itself to Kaka at the IIFA awards. If that is irrelevance I'm not sure what relevance is!

Rajesh Khanna ceased to be the box office number one in 1975 and never regained that position although he came well within reach of it in 1983. But he has never ceased to be a superstar. That is why he was mobbed by crowds when he visited Chandigarh in 2000, by as much as 25000 in Nainital when he shot for Jaana in 2006. The limelight has deserted him, but the Super Star is still shining bright.
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Rajesh Khanna was mobbed by Crowds in Chandigarh in 1999, Nainitaal in 2005 and Amritsar in 2007 whilst shooting for Kash Humare hote. The articles, together with all the remarkable expressions of reverence towards Mr Khanna on youtube etc wherever he songs or scenes are shown, by so many people including those (like me) born long after his heydey shows that whatever the success or failure of his movies might indicate, he remains a superstar beloved by the masses who still view him with the same affection and respect that they always have.
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Arjun wrote:
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The year 1987 may not have been the best year for Rajesh Khanna, Rajesh was a flop in 1987 the same can be said for Amitabh during this phrase.
Yes, and in 1987 Kaka was playing "3rd fiddle" in Akhir Kyon to both of the central characters Smita Patil & Raakesh Roshan.

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Feb 29, 2012
 
Amrit wrote:
I keep reading about Rajesh Khanna's slide into alleged irrelevance. That's rather funny since his detractors are spending hours each day trying to prove his irrelevance!If he was irrelevant not only would there not be such an active forum full of his admirers in 2012, but he wouldn't need his critics to argue about his irrelevance!
If Rajesh Khanna was irrelevant we would not read new articles and interviews about his health, political campaigning, love affairs and films almost every few days on the internet. If he was irrelevant the audience would not go mad every time he appears in public. Just watch the reaction of the film fraternity itself to Kaka at the IIFA awards. If that is irrelevance I'm not sure what relevance is!
Rajesh Khanna ceased to be the box office number one in 1975 and never regained that position although he came well within reach of it in 1983. But he has never ceased to be a superstar. That is why he was mobbed by crowds when he visited Chandigarh in 2000, by as much as 25000 in Nainital when he shot for Jaana in 2006. The limelight has deserted him, but the Super Star is still shining bright.
Nice to see another fan from Birmingham
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Feb 29, 2012
 
Amrit wrote:
I keep reading about Rajesh Khanna's slide into alleged irrelevance. That's rather funny since his detractors are spending hours each day trying to prove his irrelevance!If he was irrelevant not only would there not be such an active forum full of his admirers in 2012, but he wouldn't need his critics to argue about his irrelevance!
If Rajesh Khanna was irrelevant we would not read new articles and interviews about his health, political campaigning, love affairs and films almost every few days on the internet. If he was irrelevant the audience would not go mad every time he appears in public. Just watch the reaction of the film fraternity itself to Kaka at the IIFA awards. If that is irrelevance I'm not sure what relevance is!
Rajesh Khanna ceased to be the box office number one in 1975 and never regained that position although he came well within reach of it in 1983. But he has never ceased to be a superstar. That is why he was mobbed by crowds when he visited Chandigarh in 2000, by as much as 25000 in Nainital when he shot for Jaana in 2006. The limelight has deserted him, but the Super Star is still shining bright.
I respect ur view here Mr Amrit.. Nobody is denying the Fact that Rajesh Khanna was and will always be a Hearthrob to Millions.. But you see certain behaviours of some of these forum members is totally uncall for.. It is filled with some sorts of Absurd Infatuation, Heedless Sentiments, Vainful Wishes and Mischevious Miscreants (Abhijit).. Why does one need to take a dig at other stars (Most especially Big B) and downgrade them just to let Kaka appear ultra-dominant (When anything to go by history is far from that).. Was it Big B's fault that his phenomenal onslaught led to Kaka's downfall.. Am also a Kaka fan too (Most especially of his peak period), that I bring in certain Facts about kAKA to the utmost dismay of some of the fanatics of this forum is to keep them in their place..Being a fan ought not to imply being fanatically so or in the sense of being completely defensive if not blind about a star’s weaknesses.. Am not trying to prove his irrelevance or whatsoever u are thinkin.. The only thing I am guilty of is total candor. I have great affection for Khanna’s peak period but I have never let my partiality towards a star to cloud my judgment.

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Feb 29, 2012
 
Amrit wrote:
Rajesh Khanna ceased to be the box office number one in 1975
I think there is a misconception here.. He ceased to be boxoffice number one in 1972.. Do your research well.. we dont need to start falsifying data just to make our favourite star look decent! Thanks!..
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Feb 29, 2012
 
Amrit wrote:
I keep reading about Rajesh Khanna's slide into alleged irrelevance. That's rather funny since his detractors are spending hours each day trying to prove his irrelevance!If he was irrelevant not only would there not be such an active forum full of his admirers in 2012, but he wouldn't need his critics to argue about his irrelevance!
Dont be too conclusive here.. Its far from what you want to believe as ur touching post suggests.. Others parties are "Definitely" involved.. You are still new here, the forum members no better..Happy Landing!!
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Feb 29, 2012
 
Amrit wrote:
That is why he was mobbed by crowds when he visited Chandigarh in 2000, by as much as 25000 in Nainital when he shot for Jaana in 2006.
Can u please explain How he threw a fit because someone mentioned Amitabh Bachcahn's name in Jaana and gave
Mirza a hell of a time with his tantrums???....
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Yes, and in 1987 Kaka was playing "3rd fiddle" in Akhir Kyon to both of the central characters Smita Patil & Raakesh Roshan.
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Amitabh was playing third fiddle much earlier in Sholay to Dharmendra and Sanjeev Kumar and later to Vinod Khanna and Rishi Kapoor in Amar Akbar Anthony also Hema Malini Rajnikanth in Andha Kanoon.
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Mar 1, 2012
 
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Amitabh was playing third fiddle much earlier in Sholay to Dharmendra and Sanjeev Kumar and later to Vinod Khanna and Rishi Kapoor in Amar Akbar Anthony also Hema Malini Rajnikanth in Andha Kanoon.
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Newcomer - Sholay so obvious, 3rd fiddle to his seniors.

AAA - watch this movie again...and you will see his role was more bigger than rishi and vinod.....see how much screen time he has compared to the others.

Andha Kanoon - special appearance what do u expect.

Kaka playing 3rd fiddle to smita and Raakesh was below the belt.

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GKK,

With respect you have admitted that Rajesh Khanna remains the hearthrob of millions. That alone was my point, questions about alleged misbehaviour on the sets of a film have no relevance to that. In any case, Rajesh Khanna is a mortal and flawed human being. He, like everyone of us, has made mistakes in his life. The difference is that for some reason his negative attributes are always unfairly highlighted whilst his good attributes are seldom mentioned. I should also add that 'gossip' about tantrums etc is not definitive truth and should not be treated as such. I wholeheartedly agree that many posters on this forum have behaved disgracefully. This goes for Khanna fans, Dharam Fans and AB Fans.
I adore and admire all theree of these legends and wish everybody here could do the same. As for AB, I love him almost as much as RK and believe both superstars having nothing but respect for one another. I like all RK fans really wish RK had not been upstaged in terms of box office ratings by AB. But that he did was destiny, we have no right to call Amitabh names and cast insinuations. Nor should his fans do so about RK. As for the '1975' date I gave, I agree with you the 1975 Star and Style (available to view on flickr) magazine that Dharam was neck and neck with RK and Amitabh was looming large on the horizon, but he had not been displaced as the reigning prince even by the date of that magazine.

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