Hindi cinema One of the best films of ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ people do not remember just because it is a great film. Rather, the passion of its creator is also remembered, which K. Asif appeared while making ‘Mughal-e-Azam’. This is the reason why K. K. is more famous than the characters of the film. Asif has stories. The shooting of ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ lasted for 9 years, the scene of Sheeshmahal (in which the song Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya… was filmed), the scene of Dilip Kumar-Madhubala in which Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan was heard singing, the film’s The story of Madhubala’s selection for the heroine Anarkali…! This means that there are many such stories, which tell the nuances of making a wonderful film. Aan Mukerji, director of Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer ‘Brahmastra’ released last week, before releasing his film, claimed that he too took 9 years to make it on screen. The public went to the theaters on Friday to see this ‘hard work’ of his, but at first sight, Aayan’s expectations were not only low, but was termed as futile.
But why? The question arises that ‘Brahmastra’ becomes equal to K. Asif’s work by just giving it 9 years? Why this could not be possible despite all the unmatched artists like Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna and Shahrukh Khan. Ayan Mukerji hardly has the answer. Actually, if you look at the initial review or audience reaction of ‘Brahmastra’, then the story of Ayan’s failure is seen in it. People start laughing at the poor story, praising the excellent presentation of the film. The five-star rating of the film is unable to remember any dialogue of the starcast. While praising VFX, dismisses the twisted offer of mythology as superficial. It is obvious that after Kovid, the audience returning to the cinema hall or multiplex, when they see so many flaws in the favorite starcast film, they get angry. The claim of ‘9 years of hard work’ before its release seems hollow.
Of. Memory of Asif’s work
When ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ was made, Bollywood had limited resources, less technology and lack of funds. Despite this, Asif did not compromise on any level to bring his dream to the screen. You must have read the story of Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan demanding 25000 rupees for a song. Even for the Sheeshmahal scene, getting foreign technicians in the 60s is nothing short of amazing. It is important to remind here that this song of ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ was colorful on the screen despite the film being black and white. While talking about a completely colored film, you will be told Raj Kapoor’s ‘Sangam’. Shapoorji Pallonji was the sponsor of this wonderful film. Famous film historian Rajkumar Keswani, in his book on the production of ‘Mughal-e-Azam’, states that Shapoorji Pallonji has sponsored only one film till date, which is K. Made by Asif. This K. It was only because of Asif that Shapoorji Pallonji, who was associated with the business of building construction, got ready for film production.
Of. There are many such memorable things related to Asif and ‘Mughal-e-Azam’, which explain the hard work behind making this film in 9 years. So when Ayan Mukerji tells 9 years of hard work behind his film, the question arises, what have you done in these years? The audience of Hindi films has seen many such scenes in which the boy returned from studying abroad and fell on the desi girl. The girl, who came from abroad, melted after seeing the native hero’s love for her people. If this was to be shown in ‘Brahmastra’, then what was the need to beat the drum of mythology. Our Puranas and scriptures are littered with wondrous tales. In ‘Brahmastra’, would you have resorted to such a story to describe Shiva as Agniputra? Ayan Mukerji has been beaten on these points of his film. He could have made a good film. Like Hollywood, the Hindi film industry could also be taken in the direction of superhero-type cinema. But Mukherjee missed.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : September 12, 2022, 14:31 IST