WriterKothamangalam Subbu, Ramanand Sagar Release date1958 (1958) Based onThe Count of Monte Cristo
by Alexandre Dumas ScreenplayRamanand Sagar, K.J. Mahadevan CastPadmini (Princess Bathma), Vyjayanthimala (Mandakini), Gemini Ganesan (Chander), Pran, Sivaji Ganesan Similar moviesPran appears in Raj Tilak and Raaj Tilak
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Raj Tilak (Hindi: राज तिलक ; English: Crown Prince) is a Bollywood Hindi film of 1958 Black-and-white Ruritanian romance epic film written by Gemini Studios story department consist of K. J. Mahadevan, C. Srinivasan and Kothamangalam Subbu along with Ramanand Sagar while the film was directed and produced by S. S. Vasan. The film features Gemini Ganesan and Vyjayanthimala in the lead with Padmini, Pran, Gajanan Jagirdar, Bipin gupta, Meenakshi, Lalita Pawar, Durga Khote, Manmohan Krishna and Shammi forms an ensemble cast.
The screenplay was done by Ramanand Sagar who had earlier worked with S. S. Vasan in Insaniyat. The film was a remake of 1958 Tamil film Vanjikottai Valiban.
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Gemini Ganesan as Chander
Vyjayanthimala as Princess Mandakini
Padmini as Princess Bathma
Gajanan Jagirdar as Sardar Mangal Sen
C. Ramchandra has composed the music of the songs.
"Chalna Sambhal Ke Jee" - Singers: Asha Bhosale, Mohammad Rafi
"O Jaan-e-jigar Zara Dekho Idhar" - Singer: Asha Bhosale
"Aaj Na Jane Reh Reh Kyon Dil Yeh Mera Dole" - Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
"Dil Jo Doongi Raja Nikaal Ke" - Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
"Bum Bholanath Bum Bhola" - Singer: Manna Dey
"Aaja Tu Raja Aaja Mausam-e-bahar Hai" - Singer: Asha Bhosale, Sudha Malhotra
"O Maa Na Bolegi Na Bolegi" - Singers: Manna Dey
"Ho Dekho Aayi Re Ho Kaali Ghata" - Singers: Mohammad Rafi
According to writer Ashokamitran, Raj Tilak was "the biggest flop Gemini ever made".
Inspirations and remakes
The film was a remake of 1958 Tamil film Vanjikottai Valiban which also directed by S. S. Vasan with Gemini Ganesan, Vyjayanthimala and Padmini. The film itself was inspired by the 1884 novel The Count of Monte Cristo.