This Week From Past : KHILONA ( 1970)

Thanks surya for details !!

Release Date : 18 November, 1970

Khilona is a 1970 Indian film directed by Chander Vohra and recipient of the Filmfare Best Movie Award. Mumtaz won the Filmfare Best Actress Award. It earned Filmfare Award nominations for Best Actor (Sanjeev Kumar), Best Comic (Jagdeep), Best Story (Gulshan Nanda), and Best Male Playback Singer (Mohd. Rafi for the title song “Khilona Jankar”).

Synopsys :

Thakur Suraj Singh lives a wealthy lifestyle with his wife; three sons – Kishore, his wife Laxmi & two children Pappu and Laali; Vijaykamal, & Mohan; and an unmarried daughter, Radha. Kishore looks after the family business, while Vijaykamal is a renowned poet, and Mohan is studying law in the city. Vijaykamal is in love with lovely Sapna, but she is forced to marry Bihari, and kills herself on the night of the marriage. Vijaykamal witnesses her death and loses his mind. The family decide to keep him under lock and key on the terrace of their house. Unable to admit Vijaykamal to a mental asylum, Suraj brings home a young courtesan, Chand, who he hopes will cure Vijaykamal, and she does succeed considerably, but is traumatized, sexually assaulted by Vijaykamal, and abused by the rest of the family. Mohan finds her very attractive and wants her for himself, so does Bihari. A pregnant Chand is again traumatized when Vijaykamal recovers, but is unable to recognize her. The rest of the family do not believe that the child she is carrying is Vijaykamal’s, and want her to leave. The question remains, what can this woman, who has been used as a toy, do under these circumstances?

Boxoffice :  Khilona was second biggest Hit of 1970 and earned around 2.10 Crore at boxoffice at the time of release which if adjusted today comes to around 80 crore. Khilona starts slow at boxoffice with limited release but it grossed very well week after week and celebrate silver jubilee  at bombay along with Golden jubilee run of Kati Patang which was biggest hit of 1970.

Boxoffice verdict : SuperHit

— BollyBusiness

~ by Yakuza on November 11, 2009.

17 Responses to “This Week From Past : KHILONA ( 1970)”

  1. ohhh..i hve seen this one…thnx to MOSERBAER…hmm…liked it…but din know…it did so well at that time..kewl…thnx!!

    • Khilona was even biggest Solo HIT of sanjeev kumar as well, However he gave many multistarrer blockbusters in his career like Sholay, Trishul etc. . Dhund, Angoor, Bijli aur Badal were among his solo hits. BTW thanks for comment !!

  2. Awsum movie..

  3. Khilona was a great film no doubt.

    However, you are getting wrong facts. You said that Kati Patang was the biggest hit of 1970, followed by Khilona.

    Johny Mera Naam was the biggest hit of 1970, then Sachcha Jhuhta.

    Please clarify this.

    • Randy, Johny Mera Naam and Sacha Jhutha were bigger grossers but kati Patang was biggest Hit (Just like Devdas was bigger Grosser but Raaz was bigger Hit in 2002).

      • You know what will be great here on this website. Have the biggest Hits over the years in Bollywood on this website. It will be great. Please do that for us.

        • Yeah, List is in process. Will upload decade wise, Right now working on 90’s. even planning to upload box-office scans from old box-office magazines ( this will help audience to believe in data), thanks for advise.

          • Here is what I think so far (please correct me if I’m wrong, as its my prediction):

            48 – Shaheed
            49 – Barsaat
            50 – Babul
            51 – Awaara
            52 – Baiju Bawra
            53 – Anakali
            54 – Nagin
            55 – Shree 420
            56 – CID
            57 – Mother India
            58 – Madhumati
            59 – Anari
            60 – Mughal-E-Azam
            61 – Ganga Jamuna
            62 – Professor / Bees Saal Baad
            63 – Mere Mehboob
            64 – Sangam
            65 – Waqt / Jab Jab Phool Khile
            66 – Phool Aur Patthar
            67 – Upkar
            68 – Aankhen
            69 – Aradhana
            70 – Sachcha Jhuhta (I still think this was the biggest Hit of the year)
            71 – Mera Gaon Mera Desh
            72 – Pakeezah
            73 – Bobby
            74 – Roti Kapada Aur Makaan
            75 – Sholay
            76 – Laila Majnu
            77 – Amar Akbar Anthony
            78 – Muqaddar Ka Sikandar
            79 – Sargam
            80 – Qurbani
            81 – Ek Duje Ke Liye
            82 – Prem Rog (Vidhaata was a multistarrer, so huge cost prevent it)
            83 – Coolie
            84 – Shaarabi
            85 – Ram Teri Ganga Maili
            86 – Karma / Nagina
            87 – Mr. India
            88 – Tezaab
            89 – Maine Pyar Kiya
            90 – Dil
            91 – Saajan
            92 – Beta
            93 – Aankhen
            94 – Hum Aapke Hain Koun
            95 – Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
            96 – Raja Hindustani
            97 – Border
            98 – Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
            99 – Hum Saath Saath Hain
            00 – Kaho Naa Pyar Hai
            01 – Gadar
            02 – Raaz
            03 – Koi Mil Gaya
            04 – Murder
            05 – No Entry
            06 – Lage Raho Munnabhai (Dhoom 2 was a sensational at the BO, but not the biggest hit)
            07 – Om Shanti Om
            08 – Ghajini
            09 – Wanted (So far, as I think it was a Blockbuster at the BO, not a Super-Hit)

          • This is awesome efforts by you. Thanks. However i am sure for Kati Patang box-office performance. It was biggest hit of 70. Kati patang was quikie in medium budget range. Thanks for list, will give you more information later.

  4. I gotta say I checked out your site and its pretty amazing, no its awesome. I wish my blog was like yours,but i’m a lazy guy. Keep it up.

  5. Again a legendary post and great information regarding Khilona and Kati patang … I am now getting more understanding of Big grosser VS HIT .. Thanks ..

  6. Gud.

  7. 1970 – Johny Mera Naam,
    1971- Haathi MEre Saathi
    1975 – Sholay/Jai Santoshi Maa
    1980 – Aasha/Insaaf Ka Tarazu
    1991 – Sanam Bewafa

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