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Aaj Ki Taza Khabar In Hindi Essay On My Mother

The year 1973 was a watershed for Hindi films. It saw the release of Raj Kapoor’s Bobby starring the fresh romantic pair of Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia, a sort of comeback for the showman after his Mera Naam Joker. Further, it witnessed Amitabh Bachchan making a deep imprint on the audiences’ minds

with his performance in Prakash Mehra’s Zanjeer. Between these two films and a few other superhits came a small film produced and directed by Rajendra Bhatia called Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar-.This comic caper did not have sufficient chutzpah or star power, but it stood out for the superlative performances of I.S. Johar and Asrani (who won the Filmfare Award for the Best Comedian). Bhatia, with a limited oeuvre to showcase

as a director, did manage to create some scenes of real humour, which were based on situations and witty dialogues, with no space for slapstick. Further, the fact that he had a limited talent pool at his disposal makes the effort more commendable. The trump card in his arsenal was undoubtedly Johar, who, with his deadpan expression and one-line wisecracks, was a scene stealer. Credit for his formidable performance should also go in equal measure to S. Khalil, who penned the dialogues.

Adapted from a Gujarati play, the film revolves around the lack of trust Geeta (Radha Saluja) has for her husband, Sunil (Kiran Kumar) and how he is forced to deviate from the truth to convince her of his intentions and actions. The drama commences when Sunil, on an evening jamboree, is forced to spend a night away from his house, when the giant wheel on which he is taking a ride malfunctions. Seated along with him is a lady, and the two exchange notes to kill the hours, till the technical glitch is rectified.

When a weary-eyed Sunil reaches home the next morning, he is hounded by an infuriated Geeta, who refuses to believe that he could actually have been perched on top of a malfunctioned giant wheel, for a

full night. To convince her, Sunil spins a fictitious tale of a night out with an old (nonexistent) friend, Champak Bhumiya, and doles out a crazy- sounding address.

To give a shade of truth to his concocted tale, Sunil presents his foreign-returned friend, Amit Desai (Asrani) as Champak Bhumiya to Geeta. However, in the midst of all these shenanigans, Sunil underestimates Geeta’s suspicious mind, as she had already sent a telegram to the address Sunil had blurted out in exasperation, which, in a comic turn of events, turns out to be genuine, with ironically a Champak Bhumiya (Paintal) as its resident. Thus when the actual two Champak Bhumiyas - one genuine and the other fake - come face-to-face, the scene is set for a few laughs.

The film is let down by the thin storyline, which might be sufficient to hold audience interest as a play, but is grossly inadequate for a full-length feature film. Further, the plot is deeply undermined by the unnecessary introduction of two characters, Pinky (Geeta’s sister) and her fiancée, Captain Ranjit (Narendra Nath cast as a very paunchy army man). Of the cast, Kiran Kumar (son of veteran actor Jeevan) shows fleeting glimpses of talent. Unfortunately, in trying to copy the mannerisms and style of the reigning icon of that era, Rajesh Khanna, Kumar ends up making a limp movement of his arms and hands. Kumar later made a successful switchover to Gujarati cinema, where he had a successful and fruitful reign, coming back years later in Hindi films like Tezaab and Khuda Gawah, playing either a villain or a character role.

Radha Saluja, who had proved herself in Punjabi movies, looks dour throughout Aaj Ki Taaza Khabar, as she lacks the chutzpah and panache required to essay the role. The viewers were struck by the

tardiness of songs in the film, despite the credits boasting of music by Shankar-Jaikishan and lyrics by Hasrat Jaipuri, with the exception of the perky ‘Mujhe Meri Biwi Se Bachao’, sung by Kishore Kumar.

वरिष्ठ पत्रकार और इंडिया टीवी के एडिटोरियल डायरेक्टर ‘कमर वहीद नकवी’ ने अपने पद से इस्तीफा दे दिया है. उन्होंने कल रात ही मेल कर मैनेजमेंट को अपना इस्तीफा सौंपा जिसे स्वीकार कर लिया गया. ‘मीडिया खबर डॉट कॉम‘ के साथ बातचीत में कमर वहीद नकवी ने अपने इस्तीफे की खबर की पुष्टि कर दी. उन्होंने अपना इस्तीफा नरेंद्र मोदी के इंडिया टीवी पर चले फिक्स इंटरव्यू के विरोध में दिया. गौरतलब है कि रजत शर्मा के लोकप्रिय कार्यक्रम ‘आप की अदालत‘ में इस हफ्ते नरेंद्र मोदी का इंटरव्यू प्रसारित किया गया था.इस इंटरव्यू को लेकर सोशल में काफी हलचल है और पक्ष व प्रतिपक्ष में तरह-तरह के तर्क दिए जा रहे हैं. कमर वहीद नकवी इसके पहले आजतक के न्यूज़ डायरेक्टर थे और वहां लंबे समय तक काम किया.

कमर वहीद नकवी के इस्तीफे पर आयी कुछ प्रतिक्रियाएं :

संजय तिवारी

कुछ पत्रकारों की रीढ़ आपातकाल में भी सलामत थी. कुछ की इस मोदीकाल में भी सलामत है. सुन रहा हूं इंडिया टीवी के न्यूज डायरेक्टर कमर वहीद नकवी ने मोदियापे के विरोध में इस्तीफा दे दिया है.

राहुल देव,वरिष्ठ पत्रकार

नरेन्द्र मोदी वाली ‘आप की अदालत’ पर वहीद नक़वी का इंडिया टीवी के समाचार निदेशक पद से इस्तीफा पत्रकारिता के उच्चतम मानकों के अनुरूप है। बधाई।

Yusuf Ansari

India TV से क़मर वहीद नक़वी साहब का इस्तीफ़ा अंधेरे में रोशनी की नई किरण है। उन्होंने साबित किया है “न ज़ुबां किसी ने ख़रीदी है न क़लम किसी का ग़ुलाम है।” “आप की अदालत” में मोदी की “इबादत” देखने के बाद इस ख़बर का इंतेज़ार था। नक़वी साहब, हमें आप पर नाज़ है कि आपने “चाटुकारिता” के इस दौर में “पत्रकारिता” की लाज रख ली। आपकी हिम्मत और जज़्बे को सलाम।।

Zain Awan

It is better to die standing, than to live on your knees. Qamar Waheed Naqvi proved it. Long live journalism!

Aflatoon Afloo

नरेंद्र मोदी के इंटरव्यू के विरोध में कमर वहीद नकवी जी ने तो इस्तीफा दे दिया. लेकिन आज तक पर क्रांतिकारी पत्रकार पुण्य प्रसून वाजपेयी ने क्रांतिकारी केजरीवाल का जो फिक्स्ड इंटरव्यू लिया था उसके लिए कोई इस्तीफा देगा? या फिर राहुल गांधी का जावेद अंसारी ने जो फिक्स्ड इंटरव्यू लिया है उसके लिए भी कोई इस्तीफा देगा? या कहीं ऐसा तो नहीं कि वह दोनों सेक्युलर, जनवादी और प्रगतिशील इंटरव्यू थे और उनके इंटरव्यू को चला कर टीवी टुडे अचानक सेक्युलर हो गया है.”