Subsequently, Sundars aircraft is shot down over Kashmir. He is listed as MIA and presumed dead. This news saddens Radha and Gopal, but they are nonetheless now free to profess their love for one another. Among other expressions of love, Gopal writes her an unsigned prem patra love letter which touches her particularly and which she hides away. Just when they begin taking steps to be married, Sundar returns, safe and sound. The self effacing Gopal sacrifices himself once more, stepping back into the shadows, watching as the reborn Sundar resumes his wooing of Radha. Inevitably, the two marry. After the couple returns from an extended European honeymoon, Sundar is deliriously happy. His lifes dream has been realised. Radha is resolved to be faithful to her husband and to put Gopal out of her mind. She privately asks him to stay away from her and Sundar because of the torture his presence causes her. Sundars devotion to Gopal, however, is such that he constantly tries to draw him into their life, much to Radhas chagrin. The perfection of their marital bliss is, however, shattered when Sundar accidentally discovers the unsigned love letter Gopal had written to Radha. Sundar is thunderstruck, and assumes that Radha has been unfaithful to him. Producing a pistol, he demands she divulge the name of the supposed lover and threatens to kill the man, but she refuses. In the days that follow, Sundar becomes obsessed with discovering the identity of the letters author and cannot return to normalcy. Radhas life becomes miserable, lived out against the incessant drama of Sundars jealousy, threats, anger and fixation with the letter. Eventually unable to bear the wretchedness of her existence with Sundar any further, Radha flees to Gopal for help. Sundar takes the same route, unaware that Radha has gone to Gopals house. There, matters come to a head. The overwrought Gopal admits his authorship of the infamous letter to Radha, an admission which almost destroys his friend. Gopal, perceiving no exit from the impasse at which the three have arrived, kills himself with Sundars pistol. Radha and Sundar are finally reunited in mourning. AnalysiseditThis love triangle is a psychologically multifaceted tale about male bonding, the meaning of love and friendship. In the context of these relationships, Sundar is the one who is preventing the other two peoples happiness and finally also thwarts his own. He appears as being naive and innocent, yet he seems adamant at only noticing things that suit his mindset. He is full of self pity and bullies the others emotionally. An important and critically regarded theme in the film is male bonding and the informal sharing of a woman between two male friends. Gopal indulges in his own sacrifice, but never thinks of the womans feelings he ostensibly loves. ProductioneditDevelopmenteditIn the late 1. Raj Kapoor planned to launch a film under the title of Gharonda with Dilip Kumar, Nargis and himself in the lead playing the central characters. The story was penned by Inder Raj Anand during the making of Kapoors first directional film, Aag 1. However the film was postponed for several reasons and was in development hell until 1. Funny Status Updates To Hack there. Sangam with new cast and crews. CastingeditInitially Dilip Kumar was approached by Kapoor to play the role of Gopal Verma. Kumar agreed to play either one of the two male role with condition that he was given the right to edit the final copy of the film. Since Kapoor could not accept Kumars condition, then approached Dev Anand for the role. The latter also declined the role citing call sheet problems as reason. Soon Rajendra Kumar was finalised for the role. SoundtrackeditThe music for this film was composed by Shankar Jaikishan while the songs were written by Shailendra and Hasrat Jaipuri. The soundtrack was listed by Planet Bollywood as number 8 on their list of 1. Greatest Bollywood Soundtracks. Title. SingersLyricist. Duration. 1Bol Radha Bol Alternate title Mere Man Ki GangaVyjayanthimala, Mukesh. Shailendra. 04 3. Dost Dost Na Raha. Mukesh. Shailendra. Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega. Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh, Mahendra Kapoor. Shailendra. 04 4. O Mehbooba. Mukesh. Hasrat Jaipuri. 04 5. O Mere Sanam. Lata Mangeshkar, Mukesh. Shailendra. 04 1. Yeh Mera Prem Patra. Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi. Hasrat Jaipuri. 04 2. Main Kya Karoon Ram. Lata Mangeshkar. Hasrat Jaipuri. Ich Liebe Dich I Love You Lyrics in German languageVivian Lobo. Dost Dost Na Raha Instrumental Electric guitarVan Shipley. Ich Liebe Dich I Love You SadLyrics in German languageVivian Lobo. ReceptioneditCommercial responseeditSangam was a success at the box office. Boxofficeindia. com reported the film had collected 8. Similarly, Boxofficeindia. Gold in 1. 96. 4 is about 7,1. US1. 10 million. 7 On contrary to the both report, Ibosnetwork. Sangam grossed around 5. US1. 20 million. 8 By the end of its overall box office collection, Sangam was labelled as blockbuster at the box office where it was the highest grossing film of the year. Furthermore, Sangam also ranked as second highest grossing film of the decade by Boxofficeindia. Mughal e Azam where its adjusted to inflation nett gross reportedly is about 8. US1. 4 million. 9 The film was also ranked at fourth by Boxofficeindia. Top 5. 0 Film of Last 5.