Rajesh Roshan–The Untapped Composer - Part IV

Rajesh Roshan’s career cannot be complete without the mention of his association with Rakesh Roshan, his brother, who is elder to him by four years. Their association began with AAP KE DEEWANE (1980) which was Rakesh Roshan’s first film as a producer. The movie had all hit songs remember Tera Jalwa Tauba Hai Tera Jalwa....and Tumko Khush Dekh KarThe highpoint of the movie was that it had a special dance number featuring the trio Rakesh Roshan, Rishi Kapoor and Jetendra (Special Appearance) in the hit title song Hum To Aap Ke Deewane Hain...

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Another unknown fact that the readers may be stun to know is that this is the First film in which young Hrithik Roshan made his debut at the age of six playing junior Rakesh Roshan. Thus the association of Rajesh Roshan, Rakesh Roshan and Hrithik Roshan began with AAP KE DEEWANE!

AAPKE DEEWANE was a mediocre at the box –office. Hence to be on a safer side Rakesh Roshan remade Telugu film SUBHODAYAM in Hindi as KAAMCHOR. The movie was directed by K. Viswanath, who directed the original. The movie was super hit and so were the songs by Rajesh Roshan. Who can forget the timeless songs like Tujh Sang Prit Lagaai Sajanaa, Tum SeBadhkar Duniya Mein and Jogi Ho JogiBhag Mein Mere Likha Hai etc.

Further the two have given many more hits together like KHUDGARZ, KHOON BHARI MAANG, KISHEN KANHAIYA, KARAN ARJUN, KAHO NAA... PYAAR HAI, KOI MIL GAYA, and the KRRISH series.

Speaking about Rakesh Roshan, Rajesh Roshan in an interview said, “Dada (Rakesh Roshan) is a strict task master and has a good understanding of music. Until he is contended with the tune he keeps cancelling and we two indulge in lot of arguments.” He adds, “The best part of Dada is that he has no reservations in disapproving a tune. If he is not satisfied, however I try to convince, he is adamant. Probably this is the reason, even if our movies like Koyla, Kite, Khel etc. failed at the box office but the music has also be a winner.”

In a career spanning over four decades Rajesh Roshan has kept the tradition of melody alive in Bollywood music. He has the prestige of winning two Filmfare Music awards for  JULIE and  KAHONAA... PYAAR HAI. In addition he has the honor of being nominated 8 times for Filmfare Award Best Music Director in movies KOI... MIL GAYA;  PAPA KEHTE HAI; KARAN ARJUN; KHOON BHARI MAANG; KAALA PATTHAR; MR. NATWARLAL; DES PARDES AND SWAMI.

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