Had Amrish Puri been alive, he would have turned 88 this week, and keeping in mind how the late starter went onto dominate the landscape of popular Hindi cinema from the mid-1980s to late 1990s, he would have been creating yet another iconic character. As someone who not only started by his early 40s, Puri had to swim against the tide in more ways than one. Although he was a regular feature in films of Shyam Benegal and Govind Nihalani, but when it came to popular films, Puri had to overcome the towering image of his elder brother, Madan Puri, and a host of well-established villains to carve a place for himself.
In May 1973, Amitabh Bachchan's 'Zanjeer', directed by Prakash Mehra, hit the screens and the 'Angry Young Man' prototype landed a brutal punch to a tottering Rajesh Khanna.
Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor, the original ‘chocolate boy’ of the industry, passed away today in Mumbai aged 67. Pay your tributes to the legendary actor below.
“Manmohan Desai was the genius who had the audacity to tell the audience in the very first frame that he was going to be illogical, make a fool of them and they better enjoy it.” Be it Box Office or enduring value, the propellants of cinema are the hoi polloi, the common people, not the critics: no one symbolized, and underlined, this fact more resoundingly than Manmohan Desai. Throughout his career, critics derided his films as ‘illogical’, ‘formulaic’, ‘corny’ and ‘crass’, but the audience lapped them up gleefully and turned them into massive blockbusters.
In 1969, a lanky, unassuming young man made his debut in Khwaja Ahmad Abbas' Saat Hindustani based on the Goa liberation movement. In the 50 years since then, Amitabh Bachchan has gone from being a talented actor to a revered screen idol to being an inviolable part of the Indian consciousness. These are 50 of Amitabh Bachchan’s best works to date.Do you agree with this list? If not, comment on the space below with your own list.
There is no doubt that Amitabh Bachchan is one of India’s most finest actors. With iconic films such as Saudagar, Zanjeer and Deewar — Fans will always be at loggerheads on which of his works is the best.
In 1969, 'Aradhna' and 'Do Raaste' released within 3 months of each other. Both went on to be blockbusters and were the two biggest grossers of the year. The connecting link between the two was Rajesh Khanna, the leading man.
Amitabh Bachchan's astonishing longevity in Bollywood, explained. Here are five of his best scenes over the course of a career that has spanned a half century (not out).
Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan starrer ‘Thugs Of Hindostan’ released on Thursday amid much fanfare. The movie is directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya and produced by Yashraj. This is the first time Amitabh and Aamir are working together.
While his film, Blackmail, is all set to hit the theatres on April 6th, actor Irrfan Khan is currently in London undergoing treatment for neuroendocrine tumour, a condition in which the neuroendocrine cells develop into a tumour. The disease is rare and there are fewer than one million cases reported in the country each year. His wife, Sutapa Sikdar has been updating his fans about his health.Much like Irrfan’s health, which had been the subject of much speculation until he revealed the nature of his illness, many of our celebrities have also struggled with serious illnesses and conditions from which they have come out victorious. We take a look at these Bravehearts who have tackled their illnesses with as much enthusiasm that they display in their professional worlds:
You have heard of chowks and streets being named after great leaders all the time. But would you think our beloved Bollywood stars are any less of social reformers or leaders? Hell nooooooo!!!And so, be it food items, waterfalls or stars in distant constellations – we have everything named after these actors and actresses.Painting the universe in colors of Bollywood, here are 10 bizarre things, you wouldn’t believe, are named after Indian celebrities.