Top Rated Gujarati Movies of 1960s
Mehndi Rang Lagyo(1960)
Mehndi Rang Lagyo film’s music composed by Avinash Vyas and songs were featured by famous evergreen Bollywood singers Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi, Manna Dey, and Mahendra Kapoor. Garba song “Mehndi Te Vavi Malve” from this movie is very popular even by date which is played in weddings and Navratri. Rajendra Kumar and Usha Kiran played the lead roles. Manhar Raskapur directed the film while Bipin Gajjar produced it. This film includes the elements of Nationalism and love for one’s country. The movie is one of the Top Rated Gujarati Movies of 1960s.
Geet Gaaya Pattharonne(1964)
Shantaram Rajaram directed and produced the film. The story was written by K.A.Narayan. Jeetendra, Rajshree, and Bharathi played the lead roles. Gujarati Music composed by Ramlal. This movie was rated 6.7 out of 10, by IMDB. Geet Gaya Pattharonne movie is a musical romantic family drama film.
Kanku movie is based on the struggles faced by the widow written by Pannalal Patel for Nav-Saurashtra magazine in 1936 later adapted into the film. It is a social drama film for which music composed by Dilip Dholakia and lyrics written by Venibhai Purohit. Kanku movie was directed and produced by Kantilal Rathod. Kishore Bhatt, Kishore Jariwala and Arvind Joshi performed the lead roles. Film critic considered kanku as “First real spark in Gujarati cinema firmament”.
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