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!
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.
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