Safar (1970 film)

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Safar (transl. Journey) is a 1970 Indian Hindi romantic drama film produced by the Mushir-Riaz duo and directed by Asit Sen, based on a novel by Bengali writer Ashutosh Mukherjee.[2] The film stars Ashok Kumar, Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore and Feroz Khan in lead roles. The film became the tenth top-grossing production of the year. It won one Filmfare Awards and four Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards. Rajesh Khanna received a nomination for BFJA Awards for Best Actor (Hindi). Asit Sen remade the 1956 Bengali film Chalachal, which was directed by him, in Hindi as Safar (1970).[3] As per review by critics, Safar was carried more than ably by Khanna's immense charm at the peak of his popularity.[4] Rajesh Khanna beautifully conveys his character's desperation and his conviction that surviving by a slender thread is not really living. This film is counted among the 17 consecutive hit films of Rajesh Khanna between 1969 and 1971, by adding the two-hero films Maryada and Andaz to the 15 consecutive solo hits he gave from 1969 to 1971.[5]

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Film poster
Directed byAsit Sen
Screenplay byAsit Sen
Story byAshutosh Mukherjee
Based onChalachal (1956 film)
Produced byMushir-Riaz
CinematographyKamal Bose
Edited byTarun Dutta
Music by
Distributed byM.R. Productions
Release date
  • 1 October 1970 (1970-10-01)
Running time
140 min
Box office3 crore (equivalent to 147 crore or US$18 million in 2023)[1]

The music of the film was a phenomenal hit during the 1970s and remains so.