Bewafa Sanam: A Musical Thriller About Love and Betrayal
Bewafa Sanam is a 1995 Hindi-language musical thriller film directed and produced by Gulshan Kumar. It stars his younger brother Krishan Kumar, Shilpa Shirodkar, Aruna Irani, Beena Banerjee, Shakti Kapoor and Kiran Kumar. The screenplay was written by Sachin Bhowmick, dialogues by Madan Joshi, and story by Gulshan Kumar[^6^].
The film is based on the life and story of Janab Ataullah Khan, the poet and singer. The film revolves around Sundar Sehgal (Krishan Kumar), a successful and popular cricketer who falls in love with Sheetal (Shilpa Shirodkar), a girl who comes into his life. However, their love story is not smooth as Sheetal is forced to betray Sundar by Gautam (Sadashiv Amrapurkar), a villain who has Sheetal's mother captive and threatens to kill her if Sheetal does not agree to his schemes. Sundar lands in jail after being attacked by Gautam's goons and finds out about Sheetal's betrayal. He escapes from jail and crashes the wedding of Sheetal and Gautam and shoots Sheetal dead. He is sentenced to death for this crime. Later, a journalist tries to help him and finds out the truth that Sheetal was innocent and Gautam was the actual murderer. Sundar requests to visit Sheetal's grave one last time before he is hanged and dies by her grave after kissing it[^5^].
The film is known for its melodious songs composed by Nikhil-Vinay Amar Utpal, Milind Sagar and Raju Singh. The main male voice was Sonu Nigam while Anuradha Paudwal and Poornima were the female voices. Udit Narayan, Nitin Mukesh and Kumar Sanu also sang one song each for the film. The songs such as \"Achha Sila Diya\", \"O Dil Tod Ke Hasti Ho Mera\" and \"Ye Dhokhe Pyar Ke Dhoke\" are still popular among the listeners.
Bewafa Sanam was a moderate success at the box office, earning â 8.49 crore against a budget of â 1.25 crore[^1^]. It received mixed reviews from the critics who praised the music but criticized the acting and direction. The film has gained a cult following over the years among the fans of musical thrillers.
Bewafa Sanam was inspired by the life and works of Janab Ataullah Khan, a Pakistani poet and singer who is known for his ghazals and songs about love and betrayal. He has written and sung many songs such as \"Bewafa Youn Tera Muskarana\", \"Dil Tod Ke Hansti Ho Mera\" and \"Achha Sila Diya Tune Mere Pyar Ka\". His songs have been covered by many singers in India and Pakistan. Gulshan Kumar, the director and producer of Bewafa Sanam, was a fan of Ataullah Khan and wanted to make a film based on his songs. He approached his younger brother Krishan Kumar, who was also a singer, to play the lead role of Sundar. He also cast Shilpa Shirodkar, who was a popular actress at that time, to play the role of Sheetal.
Bewafa Sanam was shot in various locations in India and abroad. The film had a lavish production design and cinematography. The film also had some action sequences and stunts performed by Krishan Kumar and Shakti Kapoor. The film was released on 12 May 1995 and faced competition from other films such as Rangeela, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge and Karan Arjun. The film received mixed reviews from the critics who praised the music but criticized the acting and direction. Some critics also found the film to be too violent and melodramatic. The film was a moderate success at the box office, earning â 8.49 crore against a budget of â 1.25 crore. However, the film became more popular over the years due to its songs and cult following among the fans of musical thrillers.
Bewafa Sanam is considered to be one of the best musical thrillers in Hindi cinema. The film has been remade in several languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Bengali. The film has also influenced many other films such as Dhadkan, Humraaz and Murder 2. The film has also been referenced in many popular culture such as TV shows, web series and memes. The film has also been praised by many celebrities such as Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar who have expressed their admiration for the film and its songs. The film has also been honored by various awards and recognitions such as Filmfare Awards, Zee Cine Awards and Screen Awards. aa16f39245