Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka (1977)

October 26, 2007 at 12:45 pm 8 comments

Name: Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka

Starring: Rajesh Khanna & Zeenat Aman

Director: J. Om Prakash

Language: Hindi

Did I watch this recently? Yes

Synopsis:

Ashok Sharma (Rajesh Khanna) gets an opportunity to travel to Switzerland for research purposes. Once there, he meets with Chandidas Rai, a businessman, who would like Ashok to work for him in his uranium laboratory, which Ashok accepts. Ashok meets with Chandidas’ attractive daughter, Veera (Zeenat Aman), and both eventually fall in love and would like to get married. While the two are busy making plans, Rai descends on them with the police and has Ashok arrested for stealing uranium, after seducing Julie, another employee of Rai. Did Ashok really steal the uranium? And what of his romance with Veera?

Review:

To understand my feelings on this movie it must be known – I LOVE Rajesh Khanna!

Since seeing him in my first classic film (Aradhana) i have been in love with this ultimate romantic hero. Amitabh has more style and is more fun to watch, but its Rajesh for me is the one who does the romance of the movie better.

So i see on IMDB that Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka (with Rajesh & Zeenat Aman) got 8.5/10, so i figure how bad can it be! But boy was this movie the biggest let down! My aim for this review is to prevent further people who are fans of Rajesh from making the same mistake as i by watching this awful movie.

The biggest victim of this movie was the story/screenplay. Disjointed, the story was a mess. Riddled with stereotypes and cliched events i see in so many 70s film. This movie offers nothing new. Second victim was the faith i had in Rajesh to somehow even redeem the worst films.

The romance between Rajesh & Zeenat is unconvincing. They make Zeenat’s character so bratty and annoying that even when they try to pair the two up, you want Rajesh to run as far away as he can from her. Zeenat’s bratty rich character ‘Veera’ is brought up in Switzerland so therefore the normal sterotype of her being devoid of all humanity cause she is angloised indian. Also shows alot of Switzerland men just wanting to rape the good indian girl (with thank goodness Rajesh coming to her rescue to save her sensibilities). So despite the writers efforts to make the viewer suddenly like her, they just went too far at making the character obnoxious and annoying.

Rajesh’s character is slightly better, but he’s a very one-dimension ‘hero’ type character with a mixture of annoying superiority complex. No other sides to this character other then his fight for good and justice, which for 2 hours + gets boring quick. Please writers tie in a story that we care about to his fight so we want him to win. The thing that made me most sad in this film was Rajesh’s charisma i usually enjoy in his films, was gone in this film. I’ve heard one should avoid his 1975+ films, but i’ve heard he still has some other good ones like Mehbooba, so i will not make a judgement on that till then.

Anyway this was also my first experience with Zeenat so i hope my other films i intend to watch with her improve my opinion of her acting after this.

Overall Score: 1/5 Hairy Anil Kapoors – So we have learnt from the pictures Rajesh has a hair cut like Doctor Spock, Zeenat goes from drunken ‘pardesi’ to good indian girl — woops i think i just gave away the whole story by the pictures. Either way save yourself the disappointment and stay away.

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. redouane  |  November 11, 2007 at 3:31 am

    mera redouane hai algeria adhmi hindi djanti modji rajesh khanna boht pasandhai yeh movie aashiq hoon baharon ka 40 bar meine dekata khuda hafiz

  • 2. V. Manohar  |  March 8, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Rajesh Khanna is the real and only super star of indian cinema

  • 3. V. Manohar  |  March 25, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    RAJESH KHANNA – THE GREATEST LEGEND & REAL SUPER STAR OF INDIAN CINEMA

    There are romantic leading men and there are romantic leading men, but very few have taken cinematic love to legendary heights. While there might be other icons but Super-Star- Actor Rajesh Khanna after four decades, he is the ultimate true romantic legend.

    Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka was greatest film ever made

  • 4. V. Manohar  |  March 25, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Kindly visit my blog on super star Rajesh Khanna

    http://superstarrajeshkhanna.blogspot.com

  • 5. redouane  |  April 14, 2008 at 4:00 am

    rajesh khanna super star best star india sari hindi picture rajesh khanna ki liyee meine dekata djeise aashiq hoon baharon ka aur aradhana aur aap ki kasam aur anurood aur prem khani aur roti aur aur aur anand yehi acter koyi nehi dosra meri passe sirf rajesh meri liyee rajesh khaana movie ki liyee pyar aur gham aur awaz kishor kumar ki liyee mashriq se joo aye aur nehi dekha kabhie pehli aashiq hoon baharon ka _____shukriya

  • 6. redouane  |  May 12, 2008 at 12:23 am

    mera naam redouane hai algeria adhmi hindi djanti modji rajesh khanna bohot pasandhai rajesh khanna best star india jeisey movie ki liye aradhana anand amar preme aap ki kasam do raaste safar aashiq hoon baharon ka aur aur aur movie ki liyee ilove rajesh khanna—-maera naam redouane ouaret yehi mera patha—–hlm 2 groupe btc place du 1 mai algeria 16000 aur mera phone number 002130552134698 khuda hafiz

  • 7. Shah Aziz  |  May 21, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    My dear reviewer, you are misjudging this movies, which was a great hit in 1970’s.
    It seems that you are comparing it to our current times. Moreover, these so called ‘masala movies’ are far more entertaining classics than the new movies.
    Zeenat & Rajesh are hindi movies screen idols/ legends, so it is unfair to write such reviews on them. Try to understand the mentalities of 1970’s audience before making such a harsh review please.

  • 8. dw007  |  May 21, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    I’ve loved plenty of 70s masala flicks. But i can’t take todays context away from my viewing, its impossible.

    I have loved lots of Rajesh’s films but this one i cannot enjoy. For me its not fun at all. At least with alot of the other masala films of the 70s sure they didn’t make sense but they were a hell of a lot of fun to watch.

    I do not classify this film as a ‘fun’ masala movie. It was bad because all the characters were wingy and annoying and overall this film was not enjoyable. It had no storyline as well, it was the same thing for 2.5 hours. So i’m sticking to my review, we can agree to disagree on this film.

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