Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Vidhaata 1982

Vidhaata is a 1982 Bollywood movie directed by Subhash Ghai and produced by Gulshan Rai's company Trimurti Films. It stars Dilip Kumar, Sanjay Dutt and Padmini Kolhapure in lead roles, and, Shammi Kapoor, Sanjeev Kumar, Amrish Puri, Madan Puri, Suresh Oberoi and Sarika in supporting roles. The film was remade in Kannada as Pithamaha starring Ravichandran, Rajesh, Udayakumar, Vijayalakshmi Singh and was also remade in Tamil as Vamsa Vilakku with Sivaji Ganesan and Prabhu

Shamsher Singh (Dilip Kumar), his son Pratap Singh (Suresh Oberoi), and daughter-in-law lead a happy life in an Indian village. Shamsher works as an engine driver with his friend Gurbaksh Singh (Shammi Kapoor). Pratap is appointed as the new inspector-in-charge of the village but is killed brutally by Jagawar Chaudhary (Amrish Puri), a notorious local smuggler, after Pratap refuses to help Jagawar in his illegal activities. Seeing his son dead, Shamsher Singh is enraged and he kills some of Jagawar's goons whom he had seen throwing his son's dead body in the forest. When he is about to inquire from one of Jagawar's men about the person behind his son's murder, he is stopped by the police and is asked to surrender; Shamsher somehow manages to escape. His daughter-in-law dies while giving birth to Kunal Singh (Sanjay Dutt).

Shamsher takes his grandson Kunal and leaves his village to hide from the police. In the hope of making quick money, to secure his grandson's future, Shamsher starts working for Sir Mizya (Shreeram Lagoo), a powerful underworld don, and takes on a new identity as Sir Shobraj. Over the course of time, he becomes a wealthy and powerful smuggler and the chairman of the Mizya Group.

Meanwhile, Kunal grows up under the strict supervision of Shamsher's loyal employee Abu Baba (Sanjeev Kumar). He falls in love with Durga (Padmini Kolhapure), a beautiful slum girl and the daughter of one of Shamsher's old employee Ganpat. However, things take an ugly turn when Shamsher Singh disagrees to let Kunal marry Durga because of her being from a poor background; he instead warns Durga's mother (Sudha Shivpuri) to leave the city with her daughter or else face serious consequences.

Although Durga is unwilling to leave at first, she later agrees to sacrifice her love and leaves with her mother in a ship to Goa where Shamsher's men try to rape her. Abu Baba comes to their rescue and saves them but is killed by Shamsher's men with the help of Jagawar, who has become a powerful smuggler of Goa. Kunal is devastated after seeing Abu Baba's dead body and promises to take revenge. His investigations into Abu Baba's death eventually lead to the true identity of his grandfather and about his father's killers.

Directed by Subhash Ghai
Produced by Gulshan Rai

Dilip Kumar .... Shamsher Singh / Shobraj
Shammi Kapoor .... Gurbaksh Singh (Shamsher's Friend)
Sanjeev Kumar .... Abu Baba
Sanjay Dutt .... Kunal Singh (Shamsher's Grandson)
Padmini Kolhapure .... Durga
Amrish Puri .... Jagawar Chaudhary
Madan Puri .... K.K Singh (Khushaal Singh) (Shamsher's Associate)
Tom Alter .... Sir David
Sarika .... Neelima
Suresh Oberoi .... Inspector Pratap Singh (Shamsher's Son)
Shreeram Lagoo .... Sir Mizya (Chairman of Mizya Group)
Jagdeep .... Peter John D'costa
Sudha Shivpuri .... Durga's Mother

Music by Kalyanji-Anandji
Distributed by Trimurti Films
Release dates 3  December 1982
Country         India
Language Hindi

Awards and nominations

1983 Filmfare Awards - Won
Best Supporting Actor - Shammi Kapoor
1983 Filmfare Awards - Nominated
Best Supporting Actor - Sanjeev Kumar

Shamsher and Gurubaksh are Engine Drivers and are best friends in spite of holding opposite beliefs. One day, whilst facing the worst agonies of life Shamsher writes his own Destiny, thereby creating an empire of wealth for his only grandson Kunal. This he does by striking boldly out into the world of shadows and ill gotten treasures. Shamsher sends Kunal away to grow up in hardship and poverty under the guidance of Abu Baba who brings up the boy with the good values of life. Now Kunal, a ruggedly handsome young man is brought back to the estate of grandfather. Yet Kunal is not happy at this; he chooses instead to live amongst the poor, and here he falls in love with a poor girl, Durga. This becomes a point of conflict between Shamsher and Abu Baba, and eventually Abu Baba leaves the house. Kunal is hurt by the turn of events. With Abu Baba's death, Kunal for the first time glimpses the realities. Kunal now begins to investigate this cruel shadow world. Watch his fight in Vidhaata

Vidhaata is a good generation movie which towards the end just grows more and more gripping. The story is strong and free from trash, and it should be interesting not just for Sanjay fans, because in his second film after Rocky (I’m not counting in Reshma Aur Shera) Sanjay in no way plays the lead but just one among many, and his experienced co-stars Dilip Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar, Amrish Puri and fabulous Shammi Kapoor with their concentrated presence are showing to the newcomer that he still had some limits to hurdle. 

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Wazir Movie 2016

Wazir is a 2016 Indian action thriller film directed by Bejoy Nambiar and written by Abhijat Joshi and Vidhu Vinod Chopra, and is produced by Chopra. It stars Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar, Aditi Rao Hydari, Neil Nitin Mukesh in lead roles alongside , Manav Kaul and John Abraham in supporting roles.

The film tells the story of two unusual friends—a paralysed chess grandmaster and a grief stricken ATS officer—brought together by a peculiar twist of fate as part of a wider conspiracy that has cast a dark shadow over their lives. The game of Chess is a recurring metaphor and forms the backbone of the story. The first shot was taken on 28 September 2014 in Mumbai. The trailer of the film was released on 18 November 2015, and the film was released worldwide on 8 January 2016.

Bollywood has begun the year on a thrilling note with the first big release Wazir promising a power-packed ride. With writers Abhijat Joshi and Vidhu Vinod Chopra, and flaunting actors such as Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar and Manav Kaul, expectations are high from the thriller revenge saga. Does it deliver?
The film narrates the story of a cop (Farhan), a disabled man (Amitabh) and the unusual circumstances that lead to a friendship between the two.
Wazir opens on a disengaging note - a slow, romantic song (Tere Bin) plays in the background as the love story of Danish (Farhan) and Ruhana (Aditi) comes to the fore. By the time the song ends, a tragic turn of events leaves the couple grieving and depressed. The movie then traces Pandit Omkarnath Dhar (Amitabh), his entry in Danish’s life and their friendship.


Amitabh Bachchan as Pandit Omkarnath Dhar
Farhan Akhtar as Danish Ali
Aditi Rao Hydari as Ruhana Ali
Neil Nitin Mukesh as Wazir
John Abraham as S. P.
Manav Kaul as Izaad Qureshi
Anjum Sharma as Sartaj
Mazel Vyas

STORY: Danish is chasing Wazir, an assassin linked to politician Qureshi who's threatening elderly chess master Pandit Dhar - in this game of life and death, who's playing whom as a pawn?

REVIEW: So, Wazir is a smart movie - which could have been way smarter. Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) officer Daanish Ali (Farhan) loses his daughter while chasing terrorists. His anguished wife Roohana (Aditi) blames Daanish, who's about to kill himself in guilt-laden grief. Suddenly, he meets wheelchair-bound Pandit Omkar Nath Dhar (Amitabh), who teaches Daanish about chess, life, love - and revenge. Panditji's own tragic tale leads Daanish to investigate Welfare Minister Qureishi (Manav) - and then chase him furiously when brutal assassin Wazir (Neil) attacks Pandit Dhar.

There are many good things about ‘Wazir’. First off, this is a film that’s backed by writing. Look, look, a plot. Hallelujah. Such a relief after so many plotless wonders masquerading as movies. Next, it brings back the actor in Amitabh Bachchan. And third, it respects our time, keeping things ticking at just over a neat 1.5 hours. ‘Wazir’ is about the coming together of two wounded men, very different in age and temperament, for a mutual purpose. Danish Ali (Farhan Akhtar) is recovering, with excruciating slowness, from a deeply personal tragedy; his wife Ruhana (Aditi Rao Hydari) is suffering too, in her own solitary corner. He meets up with the wheelchair-bound Pandit Omkarnath Dhar (Amitabh Bachchan), and gets sucked into the latter’s world, which is full of light and darkness, the contradictions arising from a painful past loss, and a present trying to come to terms with it.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Happy New Year 2016 in Bollywood

From singing legend Lata Mangeshkar to cine stars Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor and Akshay Kumar -- Bollywood celebrities have wished their fans and loved ones a “Happy New Year” hoping that 2016 brings in happiness, love, good health and success in everyone's life.

Here's what they tweeted on New Year's Day.

Lata Mangeshkar: Happy New Year to everyone. May all live with happiness.

Amitabh Bachchan: To all that have wished me. I thank you and wish you the most exciting and prosperous 2016.

Akshay Kumar: May you have a year filled with love, laughter and all things good and may you share it all with your loved ones. Make good memories. #Happy2016.

Anil Kapoor: Rewinding some of my favourite moments from this year. Wish you a fantastic 2016 folks. 

Sridevi: Wish each one of you a very Happy New Year 2016. #HappyNewYear.

Anupam Kher: Wishing you all a great and Happy New Year. May all your dreams come true. Love, peace and happiness always.

Shabana Azmi: Happy New Year. May all get peace, health and success.

Madhuri Dixit-Nene: To all my Tweeple, Happy New Year.

Karan Johar: The only way to make the New Year matter is if you matter to your environment! Be the friend. Spouse and family that one can count on! #2016

Shahid Kapoor: She made this year totally worth it. Happy New Year you all. Make others happy this year. Keep it real and always make it count.

Sushmita Sen: Happy New Year beautiful people. Be blessed, be alive, be you. I love u guys.

Raveena Tandon: Happy new year.

Juhi Chawla: Happy New Year everybody.

Mallika Sherawat: On the road to success the rule is always to look ahead, Happy New Year tweethearts.

Shekhar Kapur: The sun rises on New Year. May every day of your life be joyous. May every moment of your life be joyous. #HappyNewYear.

Alia Bhatt: Happy New Year beautiful people. A new year doesn't have to mean a new you. Just be the person you want to be even more this year.

Anushka Sharma: Happy New Year guys! Hope this year brings you all you desire. Have a smashing year ahead. Lots of love.

Shraddha Kapoor: And as the sun shines on the first morning of 2016, here's wishing you all a magical New Year. Keep shining.

Farhan Akhtar: Happy new year. Wish you and all your loved ones a rocking 2016. Shine on. 

Aftab Shivdasani: Happy New Year to all. Hope this new year brings us closer to our awakening and self realisation and eventually more peace in the world.

Yami Gautam: Happy New year. Give a new force to your dreams.

Nargis: May 2016 be filled with awesome stuff for you all. Happy New Year.

Riteish Deshmukh: The sun sets this year for a new rise next year. Wishing you all Happy New Year in advance. 

Aditi Rao Hydari: Happy New Year beautiful people. Lets live every moment to its fullest and have the bestest year.

Shilpa Shetty: Happy New Year all, may 2016 usher in only love, happiness, positivity and peace. Leave all the best behind.

R. Madhavan: Wishing you all a very happy, healthy, successful and peaceful 2016. Love you all my tweeple.

Vivek Oberoi: Happy New Year everyone. May #2016 be your best year yet, filled with love, positivity, happiness and precious moments with loved ones.

Mika Singh: Happy New Year. May the coming year bring you loads of happiness, success, health and prosperity. All set to rock 2016. 

Kriti Sanon: Happy New Year everyone. Have a rocking 2016.