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08April, 2020

Cinemaazi celebrates 50 years of Khilona's release

50 years ago on this day, Khilona (1970) was released. In a year dominated by Dev Anand’s crime caper Johny Mera Naam (1970) and Rajesh Khanna, who had as many as five releases in 1970, Khilona was rated a hit. Jeetendra played a vital cameo in the film, but was not credited for it. Starring Durga Khote, Mumtaz and Sanjeev Kumar, the film received...
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50 years ago on this day, Khilona (1970) was released. In a year dominated by Dev Anand’s crime caper Johny Mera Naam (1970) and Rajesh Khanna, who had as many as five releases in 1970, Khilona was rated a hit. Jeetendra played a vital cameo in the film, but was not credited for it. Starring Durga Khote, Mumtaz and Sanjeev Kumar, the film received 6 Filmfare Award nominations. It went on to win the Filmfare Award for the Best Film in 1971, and Mumtaz bagged the Filmfare Award for the Best Actress. The other nominations included Sanjeev Kumar for Best Actor, Jagdeep for Best Actor in a Comic Role, Gulshan Nanda for Best Story and Mohammed Rafi for Best Playback Singer (Male). The protagonists essayed by Sanjeev Kumar, Mumtaz and Shatrughan Sinha gave the three actors a chance to showcase their ample calibre and histrionic depth like never before. Khilona had first-rate music, with blockbuster songs including Sanam tu bewafa ke naam se, sung by Lata Mangeshkar and two Mohammed Rafi numbers, Khush rahe tu sada and Khilona jaan kar tum
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