Rajesh Khanna's Decline Of 1972
Kranti

Mumbai, India

#423 Sep 16, 2012
Atul wrote:
in second half of 1972 the over exposure went against kaka and its a fact...though it doesn't affect his super stardom in 1972 he remain a superstar up to 1974...
And what about 1980's & 1983/84/85 with huge blockbusters like Avtaar, Soten, Maqsad etc...Then, Aaj ka MLA ETC...
dadamoni

Delhi, India

#424 Sep 16, 2012
Atul wrote:
in second half of 1972 the over exposure went against kaka and its a fact...though it doesn't affect his super stardom in 1972 he remain a superstar up to 1974...
Someone wrote earlier that the subject of this thread is totally wrong....I fully agree, now that I am a well informed RK fan!!

Rajesh Khanna did not decline after 1972....he was the top paid star upto late eighties, giving scores of critically acclaimed movies that were also superhits. If something ever declined after 1972..it was the 'audience taste'!! The title of this thread should be changed to 'Decline of audience tastes after 1972'!!

Just watched a few scenes from Dharam Kanta on SAB! RK gave a great scene in front of Lord Shiva! Very very impressive!
kumar14

UK

#425 Sep 16, 2012
Yes dadaji,this was a class scene by RK.had watched this movie many times.the first time when it was released in theatre.
Class,super class scene and expressions!
Kranti

Mumbai, India

#426 Sep 16, 2012
dadamoni wrote:
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Someone wrote earlier that the subject of this thread is totally wrong....I fully agree, now that I am a well informed RK fan!!
Rajesh Khanna did not decline after 1972....he was the top paid star upto late eighties, giving scores of critically acclaimed movies that were also superhits. If something ever declined after 1972..it was the 'audience taste'!! The title of this thread should be changed to 'Decline of audience tastes after 1972'!!
Just watched a few scenes from Dharam Kanta on SAB! RK gave a great scene in front of Lord Shiva! Very very impressive!
Yes Kaka's acting was brilliant....

The film was a huge hit...

I have got a reputed magzine of that time...it has mentioned for some independent survey, in which, Kaka was still No. 1, as per yty (year to year hits) & popularity....

Since: Aug 12

Bangalore,India

#427 Sep 16, 2012
dadamoni wrote:
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Someone wrote earlier that the subject of this thread is totally wrong....I fully agree, now that I am a well informed RK fan!!
Rajesh Khanna did not decline after 1972....he was the top paid star upto late eighties, giving scores of critically acclaimed movies that were also superhits. If something ever declined after 1972..it was the 'audience taste'!! The title of this thread should be changed to 'Decline of audience tastes after 1972'!!
Just watched a few scenes from Dharam Kanta on SAB! RK gave a great scene in front of Lord Shiva! Very very impressive!
Very nice observation dadamoni ...but as you mentioned change in 'audience taste'...as regards RK ,people's love and liking for him never changed....but somehow after his marriage,a portioon of his fans were dishertened...they never expected such unexpected blow from their Super Star...some thought its a public stunt ....somehow he fell from his public image...His bachelor Romantic Hero image.
out of the blue,Rajesh Khanna marrying Dimple Kapadia ???!!!...not Anju ,not Mumtaz ,not any of his heroines or girlfriends!! yeh baat kisiko hazam nahi hui...!!!
Do you know ...people used to go to see film Anurag just for Rajesh Khanna marriage film was being shown before the film,People went to see RK and his newly wed bride....
Time Time ki baat hai...
Today we are in 2012....today our view and outlook is different...
What I feel..if RK could wait and marry in 1980.....he could continue with his Super Star phenomenon till then....
devu

Brookfield, WI

#428 Sep 20, 2012
Sarkar wrote:
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This is very important,because majority of the people who refer to box office india judge kaka's success based on it.RK was the biggest superstar of the 70s and was the no.1 till 1974-1975.
Strangely the time period has reduced from 1975 to 1972 and now he was the no.1 till 1971 only.
RK was no.1 for 7 years which is nearly a decade.It is decent and cannot be regarded as short.Most of Rajesh movies are regarded as classics.He has been a very buzy and popular actor till 1991 with more than 120 movies to his credit,40 box office hits and so many awards.
I do not wish to talk about Rajesh failures over here on this forum as nobody is perfect.Remember, Sachin likes to forget his Zeroes too!
I want people to recognise Rajesh exact achievements in his career and the best way is by promoting what exactly made him a superstar and how huge it was.
I totally agree with you. He gave many GJH IN 80's too.
No body can match RK's record inspit of all negative publicity against him by his competitors. RIP Kaka ji, you will remain the No. 1 Superstar till we see your record broken
Dev

Chennai, India

#429 Sep 21, 2012
NUPUR GUPTA wrote:
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Dear Dev,
as you mentioned
I had been to his house twice to see him.
can you share your experience please....
Nupur
Dear Mam,

Yes, basically I am from Hyderabad but while I was working at Mumbai during 2004 , I had been twice but unfortunate is that he was not in station. I met his secretary for appointment , & spoke for some time, I have seen fan letters still coming accross the globe which were spread inside the gate. I have just taken few steps inside the gate, there was a mercedes car and all the servants came out , about 3 to 4 persons out of them one was a cook , he came out with a big KARCHI (big spoon type) then we spoke for some time & his secretary gave the land line telephone no. too. But several times I called up over this no. but no one has picked-up. if picked-up responded as saab station me nahi hai..
Still I feel Pride, for stepping atleast few steps inside house of a Great Super Star Rajesh Khanna Saab.
Atul

Pune, India

#430 Sep 25, 2012
I saw the photograph of kaka with Dulal Guha Direcor of Film Dushman with Bukey is in the hands of handsome kaka Rajesh Khanna celebrating silver Jubilee of Dushman in June of 1972.
Atul

Pune, India

#431 Sep 25, 2012
That photo was published in the filmfare of 1972 june ,and saw it in film archieve,Pune.
MEE12

Billingham, UK

#432 Sep 25, 2012
Atul wrote:
I saw the photograph of kaka with Dulal Guha Direcor of Film Dushman with Bukey is in the hands of handsome kaka Rajesh Khanna celebrating silver Jubilee of Dushman in June of 1972.
Dulal Guha the director made many movies for Dharmji in 70s, how comes not for kaka?
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Dev

Chennai, India

#433 Sep 26, 2012
Dulal Guha's biggest hit is DUSHMAN
Hrishikesh Mukerjee's biggest hit is ANAND
Mohan Kumar's biggest hit is AVTAAR
Shakthi Samantha's biggest hit is ARADHANA
Sawan Kumar's biggest hit is SOUTEN
Even though, these directors made films with other stars , there biggest hits were with RK only,This is how KAKAJI became the favourite star of directors & public...
kumar14

UK

#434 Sep 26, 2012
Hey dev,good posting!!
Would like to add on-
Raj khosla's biggest hit-Do raaste.
Jumbo's biggest hit-Apna Desh.
Devarsaab's biggest hit-Haathi mere saathi.
Eshmayeel shroff's biggest hit-Thodisi bewafai.
Sultan ahmed's biggest hit-Dharamkanta.

And many more.
Dev

Chennai, India

#435 Sep 26, 2012
kumar14 wrote:
Devsaab,just if u don't know who mumu(mumtaz)is or who rinkie(sharmila tagore)is does not show that u r not a fan of RK.
Don't get distracted,keep loving our RK!
Thanks!!
yes, thru this forum only I came to know about the nick names of Mumtaz & Sharmila Tagore. NO PROBLEM ,I SHALL CONTINUE TO LOVE RK FOR EVER....
MEE12

Manchester, UK

#436 Sep 26, 2012
Dev wrote:
Dulal Guha's biggest hit is DUSHMAN
Hrishikesh Mukerjee's biggest hit is ANAND
Mohan Kumar's biggest hit is AVTAAR
Shakthi Samantha's biggest hit is ARADHANA
Sawan Kumar's biggest hit is SOUTEN
Even though, these directors made films with other stars , there biggest hits were with RK only,This is how KAKAJI became the favourite star of directors & public...
Dev,

Sorry to hurt you but Dulal Guha's biggest hit was a Dharmendra starrer Pratigya not Dushman.

Please look at the link below provided showing india's superhit Box office hits:

http://www.boxofficeindia.com/showProd.php...

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MEE12

Manchester, UK

#437 Sep 26, 2012
Dev wrote:
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yes, thru this forum only I came to know about the nick names of Mumtaz & Sharmila Tagore. NO PROBLEM ,I SHALL CONTINUE TO LOVE RK FOR EVER....
Dev,

And through this forum you got to know that Dulal Guha's biggest hit was PRATIGYA not DUSHMAN.
.
kumar14

UK

#438 Sep 26, 2012
Rajesh Khanna was nominated for Dushman,
Was Dharmendra been nominated for Pratigya?
Any clue?
jsk

Paramaribo, Suriname

#439 Sep 26, 2012
Dear friends,
sometimes people refer to the aforementioned boxoffice link, mostly to prove that RK wasn't the best. I strongly doubt the reliability of the data given. For instance I already gave proof that Prem Kahani was a hit, while in the link it was labeled as a flop.

To me also the figures aren't very clear. There are three columns gross,net gross and adjusted net gross. I don't know what is meant by those words. The net gross column is for all the movies 50% of the gross column.

In a profit and loss account these words are generally not used. One uses revenues and expenditures. In short, after deduction of all the expenses from the revenues including taxes, the net profit remains.

If net gross means net profit, and gross means revenues, then how come that the expenditures (incl.taxes) of all the movies are exactly 50% of the revenues? Can one simply assume that the expenditures (costs) of every picture produced, amount to 50%?

How come that some movies that generated a positive net gross, are labeled as flops?

Furthermore, which calculation method is used to adjust the net gross in the third column?

Are the figures audited by an auditor, if yes what is his opinion?

Many questions. So it is very doubtful if the information given can be trusted.

If there is a financial expert among the forum members, please can you shed some light on this?

Thanks in advance.
MEE12

Billingham, UK

#440 Sep 26, 2012
kumar14 wrote:
Rajesh Khanna was nominated for Dushman,
Was Dharmendra been nominated for Pratigya?
Any clue?
We are talking about Dulal Guha's biggest hit movie?

Please keep to the point....
.
MEE12

UK

#441 Sep 27, 2012
jsk wrote:
Dear friends,
sometimes people refer to the aforementioned boxoffice link, mostly to prove that RK wasn't the best. I strongly doubt the reliability of the data given. For instance I already gave proof that Prem Kahani was a hit, while in the link it was labeled as a flop.
To me also the figures aren't very clear. There are three columns gross,net gross and adjusted net gross. I don't know what is meant by those words. The net gross column is for all the movies 50% of the gross column.
In a profit and loss account these words are generally not used. One uses revenues and expenditures. In short, after deduction of all the expenses from the revenues including taxes, the net profit remains.
If net gross means net profit, and gross means revenues, then how come that the expenditures (incl.taxes) of all the movies are exactly 50% of the revenues? Can one simply assume that the expenditures (costs) of every picture produced, amount to 50%?
How come that some movies that generated a positive net gross, are labeled as flops?
Furthermore, which calculation method is used to adjust the net gross in the third column?
Are the figures audited by an auditor, if yes what is his opinion?
Many questions. So it is very doubtful if the information given can be trusted.
If there is a financial expert among the forum members, please can you shed some light on this?
Thanks in advance.
Jsk,

The information provided is a website of india's box office hits and flops and been ranked according to total gross profit collected for that movie itself.

It also shows the overall biggest movie of the 70s is Sholay as a blockbuster.

Are you saying that this information is also incorrect?
.
Dev

Chennai, India

#444 Sep 27, 2012
MEE12 wrote:
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Dev,
And through this forum you got to know that Dulal Guha's biggest hit was PRATIGYA not DUSHMAN.
.
MEE12,

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