Despite their recent foray into television, Rajshri Productions
will always lie synonymous with their classic love sagas which have been
received with open arms by critics and romantics alike. As the
production house gears up for the December release of its
youth-orientated flick, Isi Life Mein...!, BollyCurry takes a look at some of the hits that have made the Rajshri banner such a memorable name.
Undoubtedly the biggest hit in 1989 and one of the most fondly remembered movie of the 80's, teen romance flick Maine Pyar Kiya revolved
around the problems faced by two lovers from different levels of
society. It cemented the commercial success of Rajshri Productions,
catapulted Salman to stardom and as a bonus, bagged six Filmfare awards!
Following the success of its predecessor, Hum Aapke Hain Koun (remake of 1982's Nadiya Ke Paar)
starred Salman and Madhuri in a 'wholesome entertainment' movie that
proved its success by winning a National award and allowed movies-makers
to breathe a sigh of relief as it drew in the then dwindling cinema
With unrivaled music and more awards than we can count on both
hands, no wonder directors such as Aditya Chopra and Karan Johar have
cited this as their inspiration!
Whilst not as successful as Hum Aapke Hain Koun, the ensemble cast of Hum Saath Saath Hain continued
to draw in audiences and helped round off a successful decade for the
production house. Rajshri favorite Salman starred alongside Karishma Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Neelam Kothari, Mohnish Behl and Tabu.
Released in 2003 as a remake of the 70's offering Chitchor
, Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon
was launched as a famous play on the name 'Prem', which had been a
dominating character in Rajshri productions so far. Unfortunately the
movie failed to impress fans and even it's marginally successful music
couldn't gloss over the disappointing acting! Thankfully this was
followed up by...
...Vivah! Director Sooraj R. Barjatya returned to his
previous form with this story of two individuals and their budding
romance during their engagement period. Whilst it received a mixture of
reviews from critics, the movie went on to become a blockbuster and,
according to Barjatya, was inspired by an article his father read in
Here's BollyCurry hoping that Rajshri Productions continues to entertain and inspire many movie-goers to come!