Chehre Pe Chehra
Chehre Pe Chehra.jpg
Poster
Directed byRaj Tilak
Based onStrange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Produced byRaj Tilak
StarringSanjeev Kumar
Vinod Mehra
Shatrughan Sinha
Rekha
Sulakshana Pandit
CinematographyK. K. Mahajan
Edited byMadhu Sinha
Music bySongs:
N. Dutta
Background Score:
Salil Chowdhury
Release date
1981
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

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.

Plot

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.

Cast

Production

The film is based on Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson.[1] Sanjeev Kumar played the characters based on Jekyll and Hyde. His makeup was done by Shashikant Mhatre.[2]

Music

Sahir Ludhianvi wrote the songs while N. Datta composed music of the film.

Song Singer
"Aaj Socha Hai Khayalon Mein Bulakar Tumko" Mohammed Rafi, Sulakshana Pandit
"Tumse Kehna Hai Ki Dushwar" Sulakshana Pandit
"Main Hoon Pari Adaonbhari" Asha Bhosle
"Jaam Le Jaam, Pakad Jaam" Asha Bhosle
"Yeh Raat Nek Raat Hai" Manna Dey
"Aa Kuch Kare Aise" Dilraj Kaur

Reception

The film failed at the box office.[3]

References

  1. ^ Ramachandran, T. M., ed. (1978). Film World. Vol. 14. p. 267.
  2. ^ Gaekwad, Manish (2 March 2018). "Behind Bollywood's faces". The Hindu. Retrieved 17 May 2018.
  3. ^ Bhattacharjee, Rudradeep (30 December 2017). "Tribute: N Dutta's film tunes are not heard as widely but they should not be forgotten". Scroll.in. Retrieved 17 May 2018.