Did You Know Bimal Roy's Madhumati Was The Inspiration Behind THIS Shah Rukh Khan Film?

Priyam Saha , 19 Feb 2016
Madhumati
Madhumati

Madhumati is one of the many Bimal Roy classics that remains relevant till date. The film had Dilip Kumar and Vyjayanthimala in the lead and was one of the earliest films to deal with the concepts of reincarnation and goth.

Here are interesting pieces of trivia about the film:

1. The climax!

Om Shanti Om | Source: Tumblr
Om Shanti Om | Source: Tumblr

The climax of the film was used in Om Shanti Om in 2007. Old is gold, after all!

2. Bimal Roy went broke!

Bimal Roy
Bimal Roy

Bimal Roy went out of finance during the shooting of the film.

3. Dilip Kumar came to the rescue!

Dilip Kumar came to know that Bimal Roy was running out of finance so arranged a special screening for the films distributors before its release. It’s after this screening that the film got released officially.

Madhumati
Madhumati

4. It’s a cult!

The film inspired Hollywood film makers to make the film The Reincarnation of Peter Proud 1975 which was later remade as Karz 1980.

5. It’s a record holder!

The film was the record holder for the most awards received by a film at a popular awards ceremony for 37 years until the release of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.

6. The songs!

The soundtrack of the movie is iconic and was an instant hit even back in 1958. Music composer Salil Chaudhury weaved magic with this one. Check out the beautiful soundtrack here:

Don’t forget to tune in to Dettol Presents ‘The Bimal Roy Festival presented by Boman Irani’ co-powered by State Bank of India and Good Knight Advanced Active+, on Zee Classic. It’s airing Madhumati this Saturday, 20th Feb at 8pm!

Find out more details on the website here and follow Zee Classic on Facebook & Twitter!

This post is in partnership with Zee Classic India 

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