Retro Bollywood film lovers, rejoice! For January on Zee Classic is going to be all about musical hits from the legendary filmmaker Nasir Hussain. Commemorating his contribution to Indian Cinema, Zee Classic, with its proposition Woh Zamana Kare Deewana, has curated over a month-long festival titled ‘Nasir Hussain Film Festival’.
The festival will showcase his greatest hits including Yaadon Ki Baarat, Hum Kisise Kam Naheen, Teesri Manzil, Zamaana Ko Dikhana Hai, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and Manzil Manzil, every Sunday at 12 noon.For all the music lovers, you may recognize Nasir Hussain better, for he is the one whose songs are most remembered. Still guessing? O Haseena Zulfonwali, O Mere Sona Re, Chura liya hai tumne jo dil ko…if not the original, the remixes of these songs will surely ring a bell.
The ‘Nasir Hussain Film Festival’ has kicked off with his debut formula film ‘Yaadon Ki Baaraat’ starring Dharmendra and Zeenat Aman as the main leads. Combining elements of action, drama, romance, musical, crime and thriller, this iconic movie became the first of what we now consider truly Bollywood-esque movies.This movie was also the start to an extremely profitable relationship between Nasir Hussain and RD Burman and features classic melodies like Chura Liya Hai Tum Ne Jo DIl Ko, Lekar Hum Deewana Dil and of course the title track Yaadon Ki Baarat.
Next in line is the 1977 Super-hit Hum Kisise Kum Nahin starring Rishi Kapoor, Kaajal Kiran, Tariq Khan, Amjad Khan, Zeenat Aman, Om Shivpuri, Jalal Agha and Tom Alter. This movie features now-iconic songs including Bachna Ae Haseeno, Yeh Ladka Hai Allah Kaisa Hai, Hai Agar Dushman (Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahi) and Mil Gaya Hum Ko Saathi to name a few. While the music of Mamamia was used as the inspiration for Mil Gaya Hum Ko Saathi, ABBA’s Honey Honey also features in the movie and can be seen playing in the background just before the song ‘Kya Hua Tera Waada’ begins.
Teesri Manzil, another box office success that features prominently amongst the Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films by Indiatimes Movies is also a part of the festival. The movie starring Shammi Kapoor, Asha Parekh, along with Premnath, Prem Chopra, and Helen once again underscore Nasir Hussain’s title as the musical entertainer with 70’s pop classics like Oh Mere Sona Re Sona Re and O Haseena Zulfonwali Jaane Jahan.
Zamaane Ko Dikhana Hai was Padmini Kolhapure’s debut movie and featured Rishi Kapoor as the main lead. The music of the movie, composed by RD Burman features evergreen hits like Dil Lena Khel Hai Dildar Ka, Hoga Tumse Pyaara Kaun and Poocho Na Yaar Kya Hua amongst others. While Dil Lena Khel Hai Dildar Ka was one of the lesser known hits from the movie, it became a rage in the late 80’s and 90’s as a very futuristic electro/techno hit.No tribute to Nasir Hussain would be complete without featuring his magnum opus – the 1988 release Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. This cult classic propelled the lead pair Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla to superstars overnight. Each song from the movie, be it Papa Kehte Hai, Ae Mere Humsafar, Akele Hai to Kya Ghum Hai or Gazab Ka Hai Din resonate deeply and became 80’s iconic hits that have been referenced in movies even today. The iconic Papa Kehte Hai has featured in more than three movies besides the original including Hum Saath Saath Hai, Andaz Apna Apna and Student of the Year.
To entertain viewers with unheard stories of Nasir Hussian and enhance their movie-viewing experience, Zee Classic has also curated special features revolving around the life of the legendary filmmaker. It includes views of stalwarts of Indian cinema like Salim Khan, Javed Akhtar, Juhi Chawla, Ayesha Jhulka, Prem Chopra, Dalip Tahil, and Lalit Pandit amongst others. These special features along with additional exclusive interviews will be showcased during the telecast of movies on Zee Classic.
Here’s the schedule for all the films featuring in the ‘Nasir Hussain Film Festival’. Do not forget to tune in to Zee Classic, every Sunday at 12 noon.
|“Musical Entertainer” Nasir Hussain||Date||Time|
|Hum Kisise Kum Nahin||14-Jan||12 noon|
|Teesri Manzil||21-Jan||12 noon|
|Zamane Ko Dikhana Hai||28-Jan||12 noon|
|Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak||04-Feb||12 noon|
|Manzil Manzil||11-Feb||12 noon|