Monday, 16 April 2018

25 Years of Roop Ki Rani....

25 years ago, Roop Ki Rani was released... 

Publicity shots and posters of the ill-fated Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja, which at the time of its release, was the most expensive Hindi film made. Despite being lavishly mounted, the movie was an epic failure at the box-office, which none of the cast and crew has denied (there are so many examples of actors inflating the numbers of the box-office these days to claim their movies as hits when they are anything but!). Produced by Boney Kapoor, a man known to keep track of facts and figures, there was no denying how badly this movie did at the registers.

Luckily everyone related to the film still had a career after this turkey; be it the cast and crew, its director or producer. In fact, all have had a healthy sense of humour about it too. On the TV show Malini Iyer, that came out years after the film, a comedy scene with Sridevi reflected on how the movie tanked. The TV show was produced by Boney Kapoor and directed by Satish Kaushik - as was the film!
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As a Sridevi buff, we've seen parts of the film several times; ALL of Sridevi's songs and dances are amazing - in particular the comical title song and the rain song in red done with sensual sari-clad ease by simmering, stunning Sridevi. [We do love a bit of alliteration].

There are several comedy scenes in the movie with Sridevi and supporting cast that's great fun too. But to sit through the entire three-hour-plus movie is a bit of a pain... No matter, we still have the DVD for Sri.


Can’t believe it’s been 25 years for I remember the obstacles that we faced during the shooting of this film & after as well but it was still a memorable journey. We miss the Roop Ki Rani every day.

Director Satish Kaushik with actress Sridevi on the sets of Roop Ki Rani, Choron Ka Raja

Yes 25 yrs ago it was a disaster at BO bt it was my first child & will remain close to heart. Remembering madam & my sorry 2 who gave me a break bt was broke after d film.celebrating RKRCKR

UPDATE: Roop Ki Rani, Choron Ka Raja official posters below. Click to enlarge.

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