Checkout 10 Breathtakingly Gorgeous Heroines of Yash Chopra in Sarees

by parineeti lal

27th September 2018 was Yash Chopra’s 86th Birth Anniversary. Known as the director whose movies figured romance as a central part of the storyline, he was popular for the brilliantly crafted movies that he offered, that displayed human emotions that had audiences involved while it was being played out on the screen and much after.

Starting his career as an assistant director to the famous I.S.Johar, an extremely talented comedian who was also a playwright, director, producer and what not, Yash also assisted his elder brother B.R.Chopra in the craft. Starting his directorial debut with Dhool Ka Phool in 1959, Dharmaputra followed in 1961. Both movies were successful enough to prompt the brothers to make more movies together in the fifties and sixties.

Waqt (1965) gave Yash Chopra’s career a major boost. It also signaled the beginning of ensemble casts in a movie in Hindi films.

Yash Chopra started his own production company in 1971. It was hit after hit then on that gave Yash Chopra an almost unrivaled or a niche position in Bollywood. Deewar (1975), Kabhi Kabhi (1976), Trishul (1978) were tremendous successes that are popular even today. Though there were others that did not do well at the box office, like Doosra Aadmi (1977), Kaala Patthar (1979), Silsila (1981), Mashaal (1984), Vijay (1988), which people liked for different reasons but failed to achieve the earlier commercial success.

Chandni (1989) was a breath of fresh air, different from the regular run-of-the-mill movie that brought in several things for him. It was both a commercial success and a hit with the critics. He brought the classical music exponents Shivkumar Sharma and Hariprasad Chaurasia to team up as Shiv-Hari and provide the music for the film. Chandni centred around the heroine Sreedevi who acted the role of Chandni. But two things emerged since. There started a new period of movies that featured soft romantic themes and since then all Yash Raj movies had the heroine playing a powerful role.

Softness had been ushered in, in Indian cinema that has since persisted in all the movies that have come under the YashRaj Films (YR Films) banner.

Be it the multi-talented Sridevi (Chandni, Lamhe), the darling diva of Bollywood Madhuri Dikshit (Dil Tho Pagal Hai), the beautiful Rekha (Silsila), the endearing actress Rakhee(Daag, Kabhi Kabhi, Trishul) or any of the other  fair damsels that adorned the silver screen  under the aegis of the Yash Raj Films banner, the female protagonists were central to the theme. The male protagonist was of course essential for the romance to flower but the female lead had a powerful role to play in the panning out of the narrative.

In fact because of romance being essential to all of Yash Raj’s films and the manner in which he treated it through his characters and their emotional delivery, he brought about a good understanding of the finer aspects of human relationships through his films. He rightfully earned the term coined for him – ”Director of Romance”.

Chopra has won several film awards, including six National Film Awards and eleven Filmfare awards, including four Filmfare Best Director awards. They honoured him with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2001 and the Padma Bhushan in 2005 for his contributions towards Indian Cinema.  BAFTA  presented him with a lifetime membership for his contribution to films, making him the first Indian to receive the honour.

Today when Unnati Silks, with handlooms for women since 1980, remembers him on his 86th birth anniversary, we recall his heroines and the manner in which he gave them a larger than life image on the screen, we salute his attitude of honouring womankind through the central characters of his movies with a collage of some of the various heroines who figured in his movies.

A clash of wills between two very good actresses Jaya Bachchan and Rekha in an evergreen Yash hit Silsila

A happy looking Preity Zinta from the much popular Veer Zaara

A sensational shot of a sensational heroine Sridevi in a sensational movie Chandni

An ebullient Anushka Sharma in her first Yash starrer Band Baaja Baaraat

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Rakhee has always been a favorite for Yash starrers

See the charming Mala Sinha.The name of this Yash starrer is evident

She is a natural when emotions have to be read only from the face. The lovely Rakhee in Kaala Patthar

Something is puzzling the glamorous looking Rakhee in the yash movie Joshila

The beautiful Kajol in the evergreen movie-with-the-longest-run – Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

The ever charming Mala Sinha in Dhool Ka Phool

The lady with the striking eyes in a lovely saree – Rakhee in Kaala Patthar

The very expressive Juhi Chawla in the thrilling movie Darr

Yash Chora movies generally have some very good outdoor locale picturisations. See the femme fatale Madhuri Dikshit in Dil Tho Pagal Hai

 

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