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Prem Pujari: All you should know about this Bollywood Classic movie

by Ratan Srivastava
Prem Pujari

Prem Pujari is indeed a 1970 Indian Bollywood movie directed by Dev Anand & produced by Navketan Films. Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman, Shatrughan Sinha, Prem Chopra, Madan Puri, as well as undiscovered Amrish Puri appeared in the movie. S. D. Burman penned and helmed numerous famous tunes for the film.

Gopaldas Neeraj wrote all of the tunes. He, together with S. D. Burman and other vocalists and performers, provided one of its greatest performances to help win the movie’s modest renown, which was mostly due to its unforgettable music. “Shokhiyon Mein Ghola Jaye,” performed by Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar, “Rangeela Re Tere Rang Mein,” sung by Lata Mangeshkar, and “Phoolon Ke Rang Se” sung by Kishore Kumar.

Talking about the plot of the movie, Lieutenant Ramdev Bakshi (Dev Anand) is a serene, calm man who’s really mainly interested in animals and the environment, according to the narrative of the film. His military hero dad organizes for him to be sent to the Indo-Chinese border, wherein he refuses to defend and therefore is court-martialed. Later, he was kidnapped either by the Chinese, who offer him a better quality of life provided he helps them spy on India. Bakshi accepts, yet ends up working for India as just a spy against the Chinese. Whenever the Indo-Pakistani War breaks out during 1965, he abandons his pacifism & enters the fight, killing several Pakistani troops hidden inside the woods in such an Indian hamlet within the Khemkaran area.

The movie Prem Pujari was shot in Switzerland, and that one of the music segments features the Grimsel Hotel. Shatrughan Sinha was chosen from among the audience to cement his place. Prem Pujari was partly filmed at Astagaon, nearby Shirdi in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district.

Although Prem Pujari did not complete well at the box office, Composer Sachin Dev Burman praised the music, calling it “superlative” as well as a “great composition.” The melodies are considered timeless masterpieces due to the integrity of both Urdu as well as Hindi languages.

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