Aradhana is a Bollywood movie in 1969. This is a high voltage sentimental movie. Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore (Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan‘s mother) paired opposite each other in this movie. Sakti Samanta who was a very famous director in those days directed this movie.
Arun (Rajesh Khanna) is a pilot who marries his lover Vandhana (Sharmila Tagore) secretly in a temple. After a few months he dies in a flight crash. When Vandhana goes to her house her parents reject her. After a few months she gives birth to a baby boy. Because of her problems she drops him in an orphanage.
When she returns to collect her child, she finds out that a childless couple adopted him. She joins as a servant in that house and takes care of her son Suraj. One day Suraj kills their relative. For her son’s sake Vandhana goes to jail.
Sharmila received a Filmfare Award in Best Actress category. Present famous director Subhash Ghai also starred in this movie. Manmohan played a negative role in this movie.
Remakes of this movie in Telugu Kannavari Kalalu and in Tamil Shivahamiyiri Selvi were also super hits.In both languages Vanisree starred in the lead which Sharmila did in Bollywood.