Aurat Aurat Aurat: A 1996 Bollywood Drama with a Tragic History
Aurat Aurat Aurat is a 1996 Hindi film directed by K. Viswanath and starring Rekha, Rakesh Roshan, Vinod Mehra and Aruna Irani. The film tells the story of Sita, a young woman who is engaged to a college professor, but falls prey to the obsession of Rakesh, a spoilt rich brat who kills her fiancÃ in jealousy. Sita escapes from Rakesh and takes refuge in a village, where she meets Savitri, a widow who helps her start a new life. However, Rakesh tracks her down and tries to force her to marry him. Sita has to fight for her dignity and freedom against Rakesh's tyranny.
The film was released in 1996, but it had a long and troubled production history that spanned over 15 years. The film was originally titled Aurat and started in 1979 with Rameshwari, Mithun Chakraborty and Vijayendra Ghatge in the lead roles. However, the film faced financial delays and the cast was changed several times. In 1981, Reena Roy, Jeetendra, Parikshat Sahni, Bindu and Pran were signed for the film, but the project was shelved again. Finally, in 1994, Rekha, Vinod Mehra and Vikram were signed for the film. However, after shooting for three days, Rekha got Vikram thrown out of the film and Rakesh Roshan was roped in as his replacement. Vikram vowed never to work with Rekha again. The film was completed in 1995 and released in 1996 after Vinod Mehra's death.
The film's music was composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal and the lyrics were written by Anand Bakshi. The film had six songs, which were sung by Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy and Sadhana Sargam. The songs were released as an album titled Aurat Aurat Aurat [1996-MP3-VBR-320kbps] by Suchitra Films Pvt. Ltd. The album was well received by the listeners and critics alike. Some of the popular songs from the album are \"Dil Ka Rishta\", \"Kya Hua Tujhe\", \"Maine Tumse Pyar Kiya Hai\" and \"Tumhari Nazron Mein\".
Aurat Aurat Aurat is a film that showcases the talent and versatility of Rekha as an actress. She plays three different roles in the film: Sita, Savitri and Aruna. She portrays the emotions of love, pain, courage and resilience with grace and conviction. Rakesh Roshan also delivers a convincing performance as the villainous Rakesh. Vinod Mehra gives a brief but memorable appearance as Sita's fiancÃ Vijay. Aruna Irani plays Sita's aunt who supports her throughout her ordeal. The film also features Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Shreeram Lagoo, Pawan Malhotra and Dina Pathak in supporting roles.
Aurat Aurat Aurat is a film that deserves to be watched for its powerful story, brilliant performances and melodious music. It is a film that celebrates the strength and spirit of women in the face of adversity.
Aurat Aurat Aurat was released on 28 June 1996 in India. The film received mixed reviews from the critics and the audience. Some praised the film for its bold theme, gripping screenplay and stellar performances, while others criticized it for its slow pace, outdated look and melodramatic tone. The film was also compared unfavorably with other films of Rekha that dealt with similar issues, such as Khoon Bhari Maang and Khoobsurat.
The film did not fare well at the box office either. According to Bollywood Hungama, the film collected a total of Rs. 1.35 crore in India and was declared a flop[^1^]. The film also failed to make an impact overseas. The film's poor performance was attributed to its delayed release, lack of promotion and stiff competition from other films like Ghatak, Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi and Chaahat.
Despite its commercial failure, Aurat Aurat Aurat has gained a cult following over the years among the fans of Rekha and Rakesh Roshan. The film is considered to be one of the last films of Vinod Mehra, who died in 1990 before the film's release. The film is also remembered for its songs, especially \"Dil Ka Rishta\", which was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer for Alka Yagnik. ec8f644aee