Kabhie Kabhie (1976)
This romance saga over two generations, was initially originated from a poem (by the same title) written by the lyricist, Sahir Ludhianavi. The deadly duo of ‘Deewar’ — Shashi Kapoor and Amitabh Bacchaan was truly in form in this mushy musical drama on celluloid, end result — fireworks all over. The climax scene between the two lead actors, where they discuss their past relationships is a result of the sheer brilliance by the director, Yash Chopra. Shot entirely in Kashmir, this film had some of the best romantic songs ever compiled in a single album: “Kabhie Kabhie mere dil mein”,”Mein ek pal ka shayar hoon”,”Mere ghar aayi ek nanhi pari”,”Tere chehre se nazar nahin hathi”,”Pyar kar liya to kya” and “Tere phooolon jaisa rang”. Its a sad story about two young and lovable hearts visualizing perfect life together while destiny has made different plans for them. Its a story about the journey of a girl (played by Neetu singh) to find the hidden truth of his life even at the cost of his current love. Its a story about how a poet looses its inspiration for a lifetime, only to realize its repercussions 20 years later. Kabhie Kabhie was an art film in the commercial grab, it was truly a film which you come across ‘sometimes’. For all the hard core romantic watchers — this is a must watch!