Yaarana (1981)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 29 mins

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This evocative saga of friendship tells the story of young Bishan Kumar, who lives a wealthy lifestyle with his widowed mom, his best friend, Kishan, a former servant cum cook, and both are virtually inseparable. Bishan's uncle was partly responsible for his dad's death, and after serving a long prison sentence, begs his sister to forgive him, which she does, and he, along with his son, Jagdish, move in to the house. He convinces his sister to permit Bishan to go to Bombay for further studies, and then abroad also. Years later, Bishan returns home to renew the bond of friendship with Kishan, and also introduce him to his wife, Sheela, and son, Munna. When Bishan finds out that Kishan has a golden voice, he wants him to start training in Bombay with Bharatji, which Kishan reluctantly does. After he finishes his training, he goes forth with his first concert, which is a huge success and becomes a star overnight. It is then he finds out that Bishan has lost everything, his wife and son have left him, and his uncle and cousin had embezzled all the money. Will Kishan use his new-found fame and wealth to help Bishan in his time of need or will we get carried away and forget all about his old friend?
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Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Neetu Singh Kapoor

Crew: Rakesh Kumar (Director), Peter Pereira (Director of Photography), Rajesh Roshan (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Musical, Romance

Release Dates: 10 Jan 1981 (India)

Hindi Name: याराना

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Did you know? During the the song "Saara Zamaana", the light bulb outfit went on and off via a switch which was firmly placed in Amitabh Bachchan's hand. He had to press the switch on-off in tune with the beat of the song. The mastermind behind this idea of the outfit was Amitabh Bachchan himself. Read More
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as Kishan Kumar
as Bishan
as Nurse Julie
as Mary
as Johnny
as Johnny's Mother
as Mental Hospital Employee
as Inspector Kapoor
as Dance Instructor
as Mental Hospital Doctor

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Trivia:
The soundtrack of this movie was phenomenally successful, turning out to be a career-changing project for music director, Rajesh Roshan.

This was one of the films where Amjad Khan plays a positive role. Nearly all of his other films with Amitabh Bachchan have been where he plays the villain.

During the the song "Saara Zamaana", the light bulb outfit went on and off via a switch which was firmly placed in Amitabh Bachchan's hand. He had to press the switch on-off in tune with the beat of the song. The mastermind behind this idea of the outfit was Amitabh Bachchan himself.

Herp Alpert's disco instrumental hit RISE is used in the film. The song plays when Amitabh Bachchan is being trained to dance by Neetu Singh. The sequence is still regarded as one of the highlights of the film.

Due to Neetu Singhs unavailability to dub a few scenes, Rekha was called upon to finish her dubbing work.

Amitabh couldn't dub for the scene where he threatens that he wont enter the elevator as he had spoken very fast during the shooting and hence the scene was not dubbed but the original soundtrack was used and hence one can hear the echos of all actor's voices.

Neetu Singh worked with Amitabh Bachchan for the first time, her first lines were "Dekho Kishen, koi aa gaya hai." she was so flustered and said, "Dekho Amit, koi aa gaya hai."

Neetu Singh worked with Amitabh Bachchan for the first time, her first lines were "Dekho Kishen, koi aa gaya hai." she was so flustered and said, "Dekho Amit, koi aa gaya hai." The director intervened and stopped the shooting by telling Neetu he isn't called Amit.

Whilst shooting in Kolkata for a song in a stadium. Neetu Singh started crying, who had recently got engaged and didn't want to be away from Rishi Kapoor. The phones in Kolkata weren't working and Rishi was upset that he couldn't get through to Neetu. Amitabh Bachchan asked Neetu why she was crying. Neetu said, she wanted to go back.' Amitabh called the producer, asked him to book Neetu's ticket back to Mumbai and said they would manage the song without Neetu. The whole song was changed. This is the reason why Neetu is in half of the song and then disappears.