Yash Chopra, a name in India’s film industry, who brought the magic of love and romance into bollywood films, today on his birth anniversary is being remembered as the director who taught actors how to romance.
Talking about Yash Chopra’s filmography, the ‘Director of Romance’ has worked with many Bollywood legends including Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Rekha, Jaya Bachchan, Sridevi, Sashi Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Anupam Kher, Kajol, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta, Hrithik Roshan and many more.
Yash Chopra produced around 52 films and played the role of Director in around 22 films. Yash Chopra’s first movie as a director was ‘Dhool Ka Phool’ in 1959 with Mala Sinha, Rajendra Kumar, Nanda, Ashok Kumar and his last film as director was ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ in 2012 with Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma.
The ‘King of Romance’ during his filmy career gave some amazing blockbusters and spread the message of love through his beautiful, romantic films.
Be it an era of 60s, 70s, 90s or his films in the modern times, Yash Chopra movies have always lived upto expectations of his fans who never stepped back in bringing change to his idea of love with the changing times and lifestyle of the people.
Talking about music in Yash Raj films, the filmy man through his movies gave the industry, world some unforgettable, cult songs and set the tone of romance in Bollywood.
Film like Deewar (1975), Kabhie Kabhie (1976), Silsila (1981), Trishul (1978), Darr (1993), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Dil Toh Pagal (1997), Mohabbatein (2000), Veer Zaara (2004), and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012) to name became bollywood’s greatest hits which were either produced under Yash Raj banner or directed by Yash Chopra himself.
Proving through his films the magic of love, romance and knowing how to perfectly display love triangles in his movies, Yash Chopra was truly a trend-setter into bollywood.
Lets take a look at some of unforgettable songs, films that bollywood got under Yash Raj banner
Film: Silsila (1981), starring Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Jaya Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Rekha. The song ‘Yeh kahaan Aa Gaye Hum’ became one of the all time hits in the bollywood.
Another song from Silsila which ruled the charts was ‘Dekha Ek Khwab’
Film: Dagg (1973), starring Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore | Song: Mere Dil Mein Aaj Kya Hai
Film: Kabhi Kabhi (1976), starring Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Waheeda Rehman, Raakhee, Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh | Song: Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein Khayal Aata Hai, the song melted the hearts of many and is still relevant in today’s modern era.
Film: Darr (1993), starring Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Sunny Deol. Song: Jaadu Teri Nazar that always stayed in people mind.
Film: Darr (1993), starring Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Sunny Deol. Song: Tu Mere Samne Mein Tere Samne was another big hit in the late 90s.
Film: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol | Song: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. The movie was one of the biggest blockbuster of Indian cinema which broke many records and won several awards.
Film: Mohabbatein (2000), starring Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai | Song: Humko Humise Chura Lo, another hit song of Yash Chopra movie that ruled the charts for years.
Film: Veer -Zaara (2004), starring Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Rani Mukherjee. Yash Chopra brought the music of Madan Mohan and gave us some unforgettable romantic songs of the decade. Songs like Tere Liye, Main Yahaan Hoon
Film: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008), starring Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma | Song: Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai. Anushka Sharma mark the beginning of her bollywood career in this Yash Raj romantic drama.
Film: Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), starring Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif | Song: Saans, was another trendsetter in the bollywood