Not So Khamosh


Khamosh” , meaning keep your mouth shut, is a signature dialogue spoken by the ace villain, anti-hero and good man actor Shatrughan Sinha of Bollywood movies.


This is about his 1976 film in which he played a fearless cop Prabhakar and his look-alike, the ferocious Kalicharan. The movie directed by Subhash Ghai became an instant success. It not only gave Hindi cinema the famous item number Jaa Ra Jaa O Harjai, but also created one of the biggest bad men of Bollywood, Lion or as he pronounced his name as “Loin”. We are talking about Ajit. Following picture, captured in the year 1975, by ace lensman Jagdish Aurangabadkar, on the sets of the very film, Kalicharan, lead actor Shatrughan Sinha as the title character is seen pulling on his prison chains. The picture brings back memories of the film that made women named Mona and Lily famous. It also reminds one of the days when Shatrughan Sinha, the level headed politician, could be a bad man and fight bad men even on screen.


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