ERA OF 1968, ONE MAJOR CLASSIC “RAJA AUR RUNK”

ERA OF 1968, ONE MAJOR  CLASSIC  “RAJA  AUR  RUNK”

Himani Goyal

The movie was released in 1968 and it was an adaptation of the novel “The Prince And The Pauper” written by Mark Twain.

This movie had a very interesting story plot which kept the audience hooked up throughout the run time. Two boys who are born on the same day at the same time, one as the son of the king and another as the son of a poor man. Both of them were identical but their upbringing was very contrasting.

One day Raja(son of the poor man) runs away from his house and ends up at the palace where he meets Yuvraj(son of the king). As the prince was curious to see the world outside the palace he decides to switch identities with Raja. The story then continues with both Raja’s and Yuvraj’s families trying to understand the change in behaviour of their sons and trying to figure out the reasons of such transformation. Sudhir (Sanjeev Kumar) comes in picture with a climax in this gripping tale of comedy and drama.

Cast

  • Sanjeev Kumar – Sudhir/Vijay
  • kum kum – Rajnatarki Madhvi
  • Ajit – Hariram Haria
  • Mukri – Sunder (Sudhir’s friend)
  • Mohan Choti – Gangu (Hariram’s friend)
  • Kamal Kapoo – Senapati Vikram
  • Mahesh Kothare – Yuvraaj Narendradev/Raja (as Master Mahesh}
  • Nirupa Roy – Shanta
  • Nazima – Sujata Sujjo
  • Aruna Rai – Chanchala (Madhvi’s friend}
  • Bipin Gupta  – Maharaj
  • Badri Prasad – Guru Shivanand

 

The movie had a treasure of Bollywood’s golden hits.

  • Mera Naam Hai Chameli, Lata Mangeshkar
  • Mere Raja Mere Lal, Asha Bhosle & Usha Mangeshkar
  • Kanhaiya Kanhaiya, Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey, Kaumudi Munshi & Vinod Sharma
  • O Firkiwali, Tu Kal Phir Aana, Nahin Phir Jaana, Mohhamad Rafi
  • Sang Basanti, Ang Basanti, Rang Basanti Chha Gaya, Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey
  • Tu Kitni Achhi Hai, Lata Mangeshkar

 

 

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