Published on February 23rd, 2015 | by Rajshri
Summary: Man does not live by bread alone; man's life is not complete without love and without friendship
“Dosti” is the story of two teenage boys drawn together by fate and friendship, which is both heart-warming and inspiring. Orphan, lame, Ramu searched for a job and wandered in the street. One day he saw a boy crossing a street unmindful of the approaching car. He rushed and saved the boy only to find out that Mohan was blind. Mohan told him that in childhood, he had fallen sick and lost his eye-sight. He had a sister who had left the village to become a nurse and get him cured. Due to floods he had come to the city in search of his sister. Ramu and Mohan, facing the same cruel fate, become friends and decide to fight the battle of life together.
With the songs, EACH ONE OF THEM, more famous than than the most famous flavour of chocolate ice cream ( i was actually surprised to hear one or two songs (chahunga main tujhe saanjh savere) in the movie, i never knew they were in this context ) and with the leads’ acting so profusely emitting a beatific note of innocence and simplicity; i finally discover why this, almost half a century old movie, is considered by the most intellectual and even the most imbecile persons related to the language; a saga and an unbelievable and literally untouchable benchmark of the Indian cinema.
The film stood out at the 12th Filmfare Awards in 1965 by bagging six awards from seven nominations that it received. Dosti won maximum awards at the ceremony.
Best Film – Tarachand Barjatya
Best Music Director – Laxmikant Pyarelal
Best Story – Ban Bhatt
Best Dialogue – Govind Moonis
Best Playback Singer – Mohammad Rafi for the song “Chahoonga Main Tujhe Saanj Savere”
Best Lyricist – Majrooh Sultanpuri for the song “Chahoonga Main Tujhe Saanj Savere”