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Actors: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore
Director: Shakti Samanta
Story & Screenplay: Sachin Bhowmick
Playback Singers: Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle & Mohammed Rafi
Lyrics: Anand Bakshi
Dialogs: Ramesh Par
Like good wine, Aradhana's appeal never fades.
The movie catapulted Rajesh Khanna into superstardom (from which perch he was later displaced by Amitabh Bachchan).
Arun (Rajesh Khanna), a pilot in the Indian Air Force, is head over in heels in love with Vandana (Sharmila Tagore). The two secretly get married in a temple but before they can publicly tie the knot, Arun dies in a plane accident. And therein starts Vanadana's long trail of woes. She soon learns that she's pregnant but is forced to give up her son Suraj (Rajesh Khanna again). As if all these were not enough, she's packed off to jail for a murder she did not commit.
Aradhana has a bunch of pleasing songs. Who can forget the haunting melodies of "Mere Sapnon Ki Rani" or "Roop Tera Mastana" or "Chanda Hai Tu"?
Rajesh Khanna is excellent as both the father and son while Sharmila Tagore shines as the young belle as well as the aging sacrificing mother. - Copyright SearchIndia.com.