Thursday, March 31, 2011

Amitabh Bachchan's Filmography .......... 8

71.Yaarana (1981)
Directed by Rakesh Kumar
Produced by F.A. Nadiadwala
Written by Gyandev Agnihotri, Vijay Kaul, Kader Khan
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Amjad Khan, Neetu Singh, Tanuja, Kader Khan, Jeevan, Ranjeet

72.Kaalia (1981)
Director: Tinnu Anand
Writers: Inder Raj Anand (dialogue), Tinnu Anand (screenplay)
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Asha Parekh, Parveen Babi, Amjad Khan, Pran, K.N. Singh, Murad

73.Satte Pe Satta (1982)
Director: Raj N. Sippy
Writers: Satish Bhatnagar (screenplay), Kader Khan (dialogue)
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Ranjeeta Kaur, Amjad Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Sachin, Paintal, Ranjeet, Vijayendra Ghatge, Inderjeet, Sarika, Goga Kapoor, Mac Mohan

74.Bemisal (1982)
Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee
Writers: Sachin Bhowmick (screenplay), Ashutosh Mukherjee (novel)
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Rakhee Gulzar, Vinod Mehra, Deven Verma, Aruna Irani, Om Shivpuri
Amitabh was nominated in Filmfare Best Actor Award category.

75.Desh Premee (1982)
Director: Manmohan Desai
Writers: Kader Khan (dialogue), K.B. Pathak (screenplay)
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Navin Nischol, Parveen Babi, Shammi Kapoor, Prem Nath, Uttam Kumar, Parikshat Sahni, Prem Chopra, Kader Khan, Amjad Khan, Sharmila Tagore, Jeevan

76.Namak Halaal (1982)
Director: Prakash Mehra
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Waheeda Rehman, Shashi Kapoor, Smita Patil, Parveen Babi, Om Prakash, Ranjeet, Ashalata Wabgaonkar
Amitabh was nominated in, Filmfare Best Actor Award category.

77.Khud-Daar (1982)
Director: Ravi Tandon
Writer: Kader Khan
Cast: Sanjeev Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Mehra, Tanuja, Parveen Babi, Bindiya Goswami, Prem Chopra, Mehmood, A.K. Hangal, Ramesh Deo

78.Shakti (1982)
Director: Ramesh Sippy
Writers: Javed Akhtar
Cast: Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Rakhee Gulzar, Smita Patil, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Amrish Puri, Sharat Saxena, Master Ravi, Dalip Tahil, Goga Kapoor
Amitabh was nominated in, Filmfare Best Actor Award category.

79.Nastik (1983)
Director: Pramod Chakravorty
Writers: Sachin Bhowmick
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Pran, Deven Verma, Amjad Khan, Madan Puri, Bharat Bhushan, Kamal Kapoor, Viju Khote, Master Bhagwan, Nalini Jaywant, Rita Bhaduri, Jayshree T., Lalita Pawar

80.Andha Kanoon (1983)
Directed by Rama Rao Tatineni
Produced by Poornachandra Rao Atluri
Cast:  Amitabh Bachchan, Rajnikanth, Hema Malini, Reena Roy, Pran, Prem Chopra, Danny Dengzongpa, Amrish Puri
Amitabh was nominated in, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award category

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Band Baaja Baraat

Movie Review “Band Baaja Baaraat”(2010)

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Director: Manish Sharma
Language: Hindi
Story: Maneesh Sharma
Screenplay: Habib Faisal
Star Cast: Anushka Sharma, Ranvir Singh
Banner: Yashraj

“Band Baaja Baaraat” is one of the better films in 2010. Bollywood always sucks in romantic comedy genre compared to Hollywood movies. But BBB is exception to it. Director Maneesh Sharma presented very refreshing and entertaining flick. For last few years bollywood movie stories are moving towards north India. It’s not about either Mumbai or Switzerland anymore. Delhi is on radar for all the filmmakers now. The over the top filmy characters you can find in Delhi, you won’t get it anywhere and this movie is excellent example of the same. Director Maneesh Sharma and his team captured the Delhi perfectly.
As far as the story is concerned it is about Shruti Kakkar played by Anushka Sharma. She is very ambitious, go-getter type of girl. She wants to start her own business of wedding planner. She started to work towards her dream while studying in college. At the same time there is Bittoo Sharma played by debutant Ranvir Singh. He is a laid-back guy with no aspiration in life. His only ambition is to run away from his father and his family business of farming. Bittoo happens to see Shruti and falls in love with her. He tries to woo her but ambitious Shruti tells him, she has no time for love and tells him her business plan to start a wedding consultancy ‘Shadi Mubarak’. Bittoo convince her somehow to make him partner in ‘Shadi Mubarak’. Then how they struggle at the start, then find the success. Fall in love, then breaks up and make up. That is a story of BBB.
I am really impressed with directoe Maneesh Sharma. Movie had brilliant screenplay written by Habib Faisal. As for acting Anushka Sharma did her part with ease, so did the newcomer Ranvir Singh. Both of them were brilliant. Music of the film by Salim-Suleiman makes the movie even better experience. The first half of the movie was excellent, flawless but the second half starts lagging. And the climax could have been better.
If I have to rate this movie I will give it 8 out of 10.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Mumbai Pune Mumbai

 Movie Review “Mumbai Pune Mumbai” (2010)

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Director: Satish Rajwade
Language: Marathi
Story, Screenplay: Parag Kulkarni, Satish Rajwade
Dialogues: Parag Kulkarni
Star Cast: Swapnil Joshi, Mukta Barve
Banner: Mirah Entertainments Pvt. Ltd.

We had seen endless number of comedy movies in Marathi. But not many of them will feature in romantic comedy genre. “Mumbai Pune Mumbai” is one romantic comedy everyone must see. It is nothing but good movie watching experience. The argument between Mumbaikar and Punekar are age old. Both try to better each other. We read about it in many novels many TV shows and movie. Yet it is as fresh as a blooming flower every day. We never get tired of it. We will get the same hilarious argument in this movie too between a young Mumbai girl and Puna boy.

A young modern girl played by Mukta Barve, travels alone from Mumbai to Pune just to meet her probable husband selected by her mother. While looking for address, she asks one local boy played by Swapnil Joshi, exact location of the house. These are two protagonist of the movie and these are only two characters in the movie. When the girl reaches her destination she finds the house locked. So she decides to leave and call the probable husband later saying she is not interested. On the way she meets the local Puna boy again and decides to roam around Pune for the remaining day. So during the day when they are together we find the different lifestyles of two neighboring cities. But this arguments and counter arguments somehow bring them together. So will they carry forward it into any relationship? What will happen to the probable husband? We will fund it out in a climax of the movie.

There is not a dull moment in 100 minutes movie. So Director Satish Rajwade must be commended for this. He did excellent job. As for acting Swapnil Joshi was absolutely brilliant. He was in top form. Mukta Barve did great but her accent could have been better for Mumbai born modern girl’s character, which Swapnil adapted perfectly. Technically movie had no flaws. Movie is good visual treat, great work by cinematographer. Movie is a different experiment in Marathi Cinema and was successful one. I will say it set the standard for any other romantic movie.

If I have to rate this movie I will give it 9 out of 10.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Punjabi Kudi in Bollywood ......... Part 2

10. Deepti Naval

11. Divya Dutta

12. Esha Deol

13. Geeta Bali

14. Gracy Singh

15. Gul Panag

16. Juhi Babbar

17. Juhi Chawala

18. Kamini Kaushal

Sunday, March 6, 2011


 Movie Review “Lalbaug Parel – Zali Mumbai Sonyachi” (2010)

Genre: Drama
Director: Mahesh Manjarekar
Language: Marathi
Star Cast: Shashank Shende, Seema Biswas, Ankush Chaudhary, Vinit Kumar, Karan Patel, Veena Jamkar, Siddharth Jadhav, Sachin Khedekar, Vinay Apate, Sameer Dharmadhikari, Satish Kaushik, Kashmira Shah, and others

LALBAUG PAREL is a movie based on Marathi play “ADHANTAR”. I had seen this play and this play was shocked me terribly. The story and acting performances by Sanjay Narvekar, Bharat Jadhav and others made me feel helpless; feel angry and I felt like crying. I could feel the anguish of the characters in my heart; I was so moved by this play. I knew the facts of mills strike and read a lot about it before watching this play; but I felt their pain only after watching this play. So I was very happy and excited as well as very circumspect before watching this movie. Will the movie able to do the justice to the brilliant play?
Film is much bigger canvas than theatre so the director Mahesh Manjarekar made some changes and obviously he won’t have made it a copy of play. He also had to make sure it will look contemporary. But I am not impressed with his casting of Narya, just because he was making this movie in Hindi also, he casted non Marathi actor. He has been given voice by Santosh Juvekar in Marathi Version. And listening to him throughout the film I wondered why he was not casted. He could have given the passion and aggression needed for the role which the other actor lacked.


The movie turned out very well but wasn’t up to the mark compared to the play. Play was lot better. Director of Mahesh Manjarekar’s caliber should have able to do lot better with it. As for acting everyone did well but Vina Jamkar and Siddharth Jadhav gave amazing performances. They stood tall out in this big cast. If I have to rate this movie I will give it 7 out of 10. This movie is also released in Hindi with the name “CITY OF GOLD”

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Amitabh Bachchan's Filmography ........... Part 7

61.Do Aur Do Paanch (1980)
Director: Rakesh Kumar
Writers: Gyandev Agnihotri (story), Sachin Bhowmick (screenplay)
Cast: Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Vijay, Hema Malini, Parveen Babi, Shreeram Lagoo, Master Bittoo, Lalita Pawar, Om Prakash

62.Dostana (1980)
Directed by Raj Khosla
Produced by Yash Johar
Written by Javed Akhtar, Salim Khan
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Zeenat Aman
Nominated in, Filmfare Best Actor Award category

63.Ram Balram (1980)
Directed by Vijay Anand
Produced by Tito
Written by Vijay Anand
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Zeenat Aman, Rekha

64.Shaan (1980)
Directed by Ramesh Sippy
Produced by G.P. Sippy
Written by Javed Akhtar, Salim Khan
Cast: Sunil Dutt, Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Raakhee Gulzar, Parveen Babi, Bindiya Goswami, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Dalip Tahil, Johnny Walker, Helen, Bindu, Padmini Kapila.

65.Chashme Buddoor (1981)
Director: Sai Paranjape
Writers: Sai Paranjape
Cast: Farooq Shaikh, Deepti Naval, Saeed Jaffrey, Rakesh Bedi, Ravi Baswani, Leela Mishra, Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha
Amitabh made a Special appearance as himself.

66.Commander (1981)
Director: Rakesh Kumar
Cast: Amjad Khan, Madhu Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh mad guest appearance as Truck Driver.

67.Naseeb (1981)
Directed by Manmohan Desai
Written by Kader Khan, Prayag Raj, K.K. Shukla
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, Rishi Kapoor, Hema Malini, Reena Roy, Kim, Pran, Amjad Khan, Kader Khan, Prem Chopra, Shakti Kapoor, Amrish Puri, Lalita Pawar, Jeevan, Viju Khote

68.Barsaat Ki Ek Raat (1981)
Director: Shakti Samanta
Writers: Kamleshwar (dialogue), Shaktipada Rajguru (screenplay)
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Rakhee Gulzar, Amjad Khan, Utpal Dutt, Prema Narayan

69.Laawaris (1981)
Director: Prakash Mehra
Writers: Shashi Bhushan (screenplay), Kader Khan (dialogue)
Cast: Zeenat Aman, Vikas Anand, Amitabh Bachchan, Mumtaz Begum, Bindu, Rakhee Gulzar, Jeevan, Goga Kapoor, Amjad Khan, Viju Khote, Khushboo, Shreeram Lagoo, Suresh Oberoi, Om Prakash, Ranjeet, Priti Sapru, Mayur Verma
Amitabh was nominated for Filmfare Best Actor Award category.

70.Silsila (1981)
Director: Yash Chopra
Writers: Mrs. Preeti Bedi (story), Yash Chopra (screenplay)
Cast: Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Rekha, Sudha Chopra, Sushma Seth, Sanjeev Kumar
Amitabh was nominated in Filmfare Best Actor Award category.