This episode was piled with a love-story. Dev and Vijay Anand had first approached lyricist Hasrat Jaipuri for this film. After being disappointed by Hasrat's offered lyrics, the brothers turned to Shailendra.
Shailendra, on his part, was disappointed that he was the second choice and quoted a fee that was very high at that time. The brothers agreed and Shailendra offered them the mukhda of "Gaata Rahe Mera Dil" by the time they left. Narayan disliked the film adaptation of his novel.
Reviewing the English version of the film for the magazine 'Life', he called it "The Misguided Guide". Vijay Anand was horrified when he read the script and thought it would ruin the image of the country abroad. He refused twice to direct the film. It was only on the third attempt by Dev Anand that he agreed.
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Burman contributed to this song composed by his father. The American version includes brief nudity body double and a scene that implies Dev Anand's character has had sex with the heroine. Composer Sachin Dev Burman fell seriously ill during this film and even requested Dev Anand to engage some other composer for the film. But Dev Anand stood firm to his side and said that he would wait till Dada Burman is fit again.
Once cured, the masterpiece compositions started to flow; the first song recorded was the evergreen "Gaata Rahe Mera Dil". The song gaata rahe mera dil tu hi meri manzil Director Vijay Anand was not pleased with this line and Hasrat walked out of the film after an argument with him. Shailendra was brought in to replace Hasrat. Ironically, Shailendra chose to retain the contentious line that led to Hasrat's exit from the film.
Vijay Anand suggested Sachin Dev Burman to compose each stanza of it as a separate song, as that was the way he intended to picturise the song in the film. Almost entire film industry attended the premiere. Everybody was so shocked by the unconventional theme, that no person went to director Vijay Anand to congratulate for his work, leaving him heartbroken.
The film opened to full houses, but barring a few circuits,the collections dipped substantially because audience couldn't understand the ending. It picked up again slowly once they understood it.
It went on to become official entry for the oscars and also won 7 filmfare awards. Burman had use the tune of this song earlier for his Bengali song "Dur Kon Porobashe". On the insistence of his brother and the film's director Vijay Anand, they decided to shoot the song and then determine if the song should be retained. By the time the shoot ended, Dev Anand had changed his mind and agreed to keep the song in the film. Initially, Vyjantimala was Vijay Anand's choice for the role of Rosie.
But she was replaced by Waheeda Rahman because of the single reason that the former would look rather chubby as the counter-part slim Dev Anand.
Waheeda enacted the role of Rosie with impeccable justice. Besides, her dancing calibre Vyjantimala too is a skilled dancer added to her brilliant performances. Her emotions as a helpless wife, stage-performer, as a lover and finally feeling of pity have been wonderfully portrayed. Guide is the first film of. Vijay Anand as editor, along with Babu Sheikh and Guide was first colour film of Vijay Anand and cinematographer Faili Mistry who had to go to Hollywood to know the technic to shoot film in colour. Is this interesting? Towards the begining of 60s the regime of S.
D Burman was suffering decadence. He was in fact, looking for the right platform whence he could re-establish his by-gone glory.
The film "Guide" was made under the Navketan banner that could hardly part from S. D Burman. He emptied his wallet of melodies for the film. Such mellifluous melodies enhanced the status of Indian Film music. By clicking sign up, I agree that I would like information, tips, and offers about Microsoft Store and other Microsoft products and services.
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