Mumbai. Nowadays you must have seen many spy thrillers in the world of web series. Many good spy thrillers have also come in Bollywood in the past. But there are some films of the last decade, which are called the pioneers of spy thriller. That is, only after these films, the spy thriller concept came in Bollywood. Ramanand Sagar brought one such film in the 60s. Dharmendra and Mala Sinha played the lead roles in this film. The film is considered a benchmark for the spy thriller genre. Along with this, the songs of this film were also huge hits.
The film we are talking about here is ‘Aankhen’, which was released on 20 September 1968. That is, on the coming 20th, it will be 55 years since the release of this classic film. The story of the film was written by Ramanand Sagar and he directed it. Mehmood, Lalita Pawar, Jeevan, Madan Puri, Kumkum etc. played important roles in the film along with Dharmendra and Mala Sinha.
First film to be shot in Beirut
Ramanand Sagar had devoted his whole life to make this film the best. He had also increased the budget of the film. This can be gauged from the fact that it was the first film to be shot in Beirut. The film kept the audience hooked from beginning to end. This was the film of the spy thriller category, which gave a new genre to Bollywood. The audience had given so much love to the film that the film had collected around Rs 6 crore in that period.
The music of the film was given by Ravi and all its songs were popular. ‘Milti Hai Zindagi Mein Mohabbat’, ‘Gairon Mein Karam’, ‘Us Mulk Ki Sarhad’, ‘De Data Ke Naam’ etc. were big hits.
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 07, 2023, 09:29 IST
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