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Andaz (1971 film)

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Director  Ramesh Sippy
Country  India
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Language  Hindi
Andaz (1971 film) movie poster
Writer  Salim-Javed, Sachin Bhowmick
Release date  1971
Music director  Shankar Jaikishan, Hasrat Jaipuri, Jaikishan Dayabhai Panchal, Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi
Songs  Re Mama Re Mama Re
Similar movies  Shammi Kapoor appears in Andaz and Jawan Mohabbat

Andaz (Hindi: अंदाज़, English: Style) is a 1971 Hindi romantic movie starring Shammi Kapoor, Hema Malini, Rajesh Khanna and Simi Garewal. The film was directed by Ramesh Sippy. The film was a considerable success and important in the career of Malini as an actress. The film features "Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana", one of the best known Bollywood yodels which also featured on the soundtrack of Mira Nair's Mississippi Masala. The song fetched singer Kishore Kumar a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer. When this film released, films of Shammi Kapoor were not doing well at the box office. The 10-minute cameo including made by Rajesh Khanna is credited for turning Andaz (1971) into a hit film. This film is counted among the 17 consecutive hit films Rajesh Khanna between 1969 and 1971, by adding the two hero films Marayada and Andaz to the 15 consecutive solo hits he gave from 1969 to 1971. Further this film is the first of the successful script writing that Salim-Javed started.


Andaz (1971 film) movie scenes

Andaz apna apna


This film tells the story of a widow Sheetal (Hema Malini) who is left devastated after the death of her husband Raj, (Rajesh Khanna). She is left with a son to look after and teaches in a school. One of her students is the daughter of widower Ravi (Shammi Kapoor). The children become instrumental in getting the single parents to meet and fall in love with each other.

Andaz was one of the last movies for which the great music directors duo, Shankar- Jaikishan composed music together. Jaikishan died of liver cirrhosis on 12 September 1971 at the young age of 42. "Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana" (Life is a beautiful journey) turned out to be the last song that Jaikishan recorded before his death.

Andaz also proved to be the last hit for Shammi Kapoor as a lead. The success of this movie is credited to the Rajesh Khanna Mania of the 70s, as Rajesh Khanna only appeared for 15 minutes in the movie, and still created a stir. However, Shammi's performance was well received and it is considered to have been one of the most uncharacteristic roles in his acting career. So also, Ajit played a sympathetic man who repents for his mistake not to accept Hema Malini as his daughter in law after the death of his son Rajesh Khanna.


  • Shammi Kapoor as Ravi
  • Hema Malini as Sheetal
  • Simi Garewal as Mona
  • Rajesh Khanna as Raj
  • Ajit as Raj's dad
  • Aruna Irani as Mahua
  • Achala Sachdev as Ravi's mum
  • Roopesh Kumar as Ravi's stepbrother
  • David
  • Randhawa as Bhima
  • Awards

  • 19th Filmfare Awards
  • Best Lyricist: Hasrat Jaipuri: "Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana": Won
  • Best Male Singer: Kishore Kumar: Nominated
  • Song zindagi ek safar film andaz 1971 with sinhala subtitles


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