Friday, January 23, 2015

O.P.RALHAN

O.P.Ralhan was a well acclaimed Bollywood Film Director, Actor,Producer and Writer who would  be ever remembered for his hit  movies like 'Talash' and 'Phool Aur Patthar'.

O.P.Ralhan was born in 1925 and he became a noted actor in Bollywood films in the 50's.
In the year 1958 he directed the movie 'Mujrim' in which Shammi Kapoor,Ragini and Shubha Khote acted in main roles.The film was a success.
He acted in films like 'Pyar Ka Sagar' in 1961, Hamrahi in 63, 'Cha Cha Cha' in 64 and in many more films of his own and others.
In the year 1963 distributors financed him to produce the film 'Gehra Daag'  which was also directed by him.The cast was Rajendra Kumar,Mala Sinha,Madan Puri,Lalitha Pawar etc and the film was a success.
He directed the film 'Phool Aur Patthar' in 1966 in which Meena Kumari,Dharmendra,Shashikala,Sunder,Jeevan,Laitha Pawar etc acted.The film was also produced by him and the story and screenplay were written by him.
Meena Kumari as an ailing daughter -in-law, Shanti Devi who was   abandoned in a house by the cruel family members and Dharmendra as Shakti Singh(Shaaka) who nursed her back to health earned love and accolades of the viewers.Dharmendra was rose to stardom by this film.
An unforgettable film directed and produced  by O.P.Ralhan was  'Talash' in 1969.Rajendra Kumar,Sharmila Tagore,Balraj Sahni,O.P.Ralhan,Helen etc acted in this film.
Rajendra Kumar played the role of Raj Kumar(Raju) who was employed in a firm as a Typist who got promoted to Superintendent.He gradually becomes Manager and also becomes the partner of that firm.He was in love with a girl named Gauri but his partner wanted him to marry Madhu.Raju became desperate as he don't want to lose his partnership and can not forget Gauri.
This film contained nice songs composed by S.D.Burman.
In the film "Hulchul'(71) the plot of the film was, Peter(O.P.Ralhan) overhears a conversation of two people  about the plot to kill wife of a 'Mahesh Jetley' and the consequences.Zeenat Aman was introduced to films by this movie.Kabir Bedi was also introduced by the film 'Hulchul'.Chandrasekhar,Chand Usmani,Prem Chopra,Amrish Puri,Sonia Sahni,Helen etc acted in this film.
'Paapi' was a film directed by O.P.Ralhan in 1977 in which Sanjeev Kumar,Sunil Dutt,Prem Chopra,Zeenat Aman,Reena Roy,Padma Khanna,O.P.Ralhan  etc acted.
Zeenat Aman plays a young woman who was raised on the wrong side of the law.Sunil Dutt plays her estranged brother.
O.P.Ralhan was the producer of 'Bandhe Haath(73)' in which he gave main  role for Amitabh Bachachan when he was not a popular star.
In the film 'Pyaas' directed by O.P.Ralhan, Madan Puri,Zeenat Aman,Anju Mahendru,Kamaljit Singh,O.P.Ralhan etc acted.
He wrote Screenplay and story for Phool Aur Patthar,Hulchul,Paapi and
















Screen play for Mujrim,Talash etc.
O.P.Ralhan's sister was married to actor Rajendra Kumar.
O.P.Ralhan died on Jan 12th 1997.
Filmography
As an Actor
Afsana
Pyar Ka sagar
Hamrahi
Cha Cha Cha
Phool Aur Patthar
Aurat
Hulchul
Talash
Paapi
Pyas
As a Producer

Gehra Daag
Bandhe Haath
Talash
Hulchul
Phool Aur Patthar
Paapi

As a Director
Mujrim
Gehra Daag
Hulchul
Phool Aur Patthar
Talash
Paapi
Pyas



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