|Chehre Pe Chehra
|Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
by Robert Louis Stevenson
|K. K. Mahajan
Chehre Pe Chehra (transl. A face over a face) is a 1981 Indian Hindi-language science fiction film produced and directed by Raj Tilak. It stars Sanjeev Kumar, Vinod Mehra, Shatrughan Sinha, Rekha and Sulakshana Pandit. It is an adaptation of the 1886 novella Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Wilson is a scientist who feels that every human has both angelic and devilish elements in themselves. He strongly believes that these two elements can be segregated and then a medicine can be invented to eliminate the undesirable element, while leaving only the desirable element intact. Wilson eventually invents a potion to put his theory into effect. He decides to test the invention on himself. But the result does not occur as he had theorised: although his devilish persona gets segregated from his angelic persona, it is much more powerful, and Wilson is unable to eliminate it.
The film is based on Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. Sanjeev Kumar played the characters based on Jekyll and Hyde. His makeup was done by Shashikant Mhatre.
Sahir Ludhianvi wrote the songs while N. Datta composed music of the film.
|"Aaj Socha Hai Khayalon Mein Bulakar Tumko"
|Mohammed Rafi, Sulakshana Pandit
|"Tumse Kehna Hai Ki Dushwar"
|"Main Hoon Pari Adaonbhari"
|"Jaam Le Jaam, Pakad Jaam"
|"Yeh Raat Nek Raat Hai"
|"Aa Kuch Kare Aise"
The film failed at the box office.