Our Favourite Filmi Mr. Right and Wrong!

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Kailash (Dharmendra) from Blackmail – Dharamendra played many perfect men in his films with Bimal Roy and Hrishikesh Mukherjee. However, this film from the 70’s, just before the Angry Young Man took over reminds us that this Mr. Right fights for an environmental cause and his woman! There is stiff competition with a swaggering Shatrugan Sinha playing the lovable bad boy Asha is currently stuck on, but Kailash wins us over with bashful and decent pursuit for Asha’s hand. It is interesting to see Dharamendra play the shy and sensitive type, which is quite in contrast with his brawny physique. Yet, this is one of the most loving films of the 70’s because of how the romance develops between the reserved Kailash and Asha (Rakhee) before and after the marriage. This is beautifully shown with the two wonderful songs that aid in cementing Kailash as the sweetest Mr Right. In ‘Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas’ Kailash gives Asha the many unsent love letters to her in a bundle and she reads them against a lovely backdrop of the fields while the eloquent lyrics convey his love for her and give us a resounding Awwww moment. And in ‘Mile Do Badan’ a very spicy song where the couple are being chased by goons and retreat to a tight spot where they try to navigate around each other to try to stay this line of decent! A Mr. Right a good filmi maa would approve of!

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