Poojai is a 2014 Indian Tamil-language action masala film directed by Hari and produced by Vishal, who himself plays the lead role alongside an ensemble cast featuring Shruti Haasan, Sathyaraj and Mukesh Tiwari. Yuvan Shankar Raja composed the soundtrack and score for the film, while cinematography and editing were handled by Priyan and V. T. Vijayan, respectively; the film was launched on 28 March 2014 and principal photography began on 18 April 2014. The film released on 22 October 2014 on the occasion of Deepavali; the film was dubbed into Hindi in Telugu titled as Pooja. It has been remade in Kannada as Anjani Putra starring Puneeth Rajkumar. Vasudevan aka Vasu is a Coimbatore-based moneylender and the heir to the Kovai Group, a cloth manufacturing conglomerate, until he was disowned by his mother and matriarch of his joint family Rajalakshmi due to some misunderstanding, he meets a rich girl Divya at a mall. One day, Vasu saves the Additional Superintendent of Police for Coimbatore District Sivakkozhundhu and his wife from a group of thugs who work for Anna Thandavam, a Pollachi-based businessman and contract killer who kills anyone to acquire their land and money.
As Sivakkozhundhu was transferred to Coimbatore district to capture Anna Thandavam, the latter had planned to kill him. Anna Thandavam plans to illegally grab land sold to a village temple by Vasu's late father; these two incidents cause enmity between Anna Thandavam. Vasu reconciles with the rest of his family and returns home; when the land is formally sold to the temple, an irate Anna Thandavam assaults Vasu's uncle Ramaswamy, following which Vasu beats him up in retaliation and breaks his hand. A bitter battle erupts between Vasu and Anna Thandavam, with Vasu, assisted by Sivakkozhundhu, subduing Anna Thandavam's henchmen and thwarting all attempts by Anna Thandavam to destroy his family. In the process however, Anna Thandavam's wife kills Rajalakshmi during the temple festival. Vasu, seeking revenge for his mother's death, rushes to Patna, where Anna Thandavam is hiding and kills him. In December 2013, Vishal stated that he would produce and feature in a film which would be directed by Hari and that the pair would collaborate again after the success of their previous venture, Thaamirabharani.
Hari had described the film as a "triangular action story" which starts in Coimbatore and ends in Patna, while revealing Yuvan Shankar Raja had completed composing the film's songs before production began. The film was launched on 28 March 2014, with a press release naming the film's cast and crew. Yuvan Shankar Raja was selected to compose the music for the film, while Priyan and V. T. Vijayan were confirmed to be the cinematographer and the editor of the film respectively. Shruti hassan. Early reports in December had suggested that Shruti Haasan would be signed on to play the film's heroine, though she only confirmed her participation in March 2014. Sathyaraj and Soori were added to the cast to play supporting roles, while actress Kausalya was announced to be making a comeback with the film starring alongside a bevy of other supporting actresses; the team approached Rekha to play Vishal's mother in the film, but her unavailability meant that the team cast Raadhika. Prathap Pothen and Janaki Sabesh were selected to play the parents of Shruti Haasan's character.
Andrea Jeremiah was selected to dance in a folk song, with Vishal. Sathyaraj sported a bald look for this film thanks to his simultaneous shoot for S. S. Rajamouli's Baahubali and his role was said to be "very powerful" and the "suspense element of the film". Bhojpuri actor Awadhesh Mishra was selected to play an international don in the film which marks his debut in Tamil cinema. Actor Vaibhav Reddy was selected for an important role in the film, his was not part of the film; the Youth and Culture Minister of Bihar state Vinay Bihari was selected to play the role of a district collector in the film's climatic portions when he expressed his interest in acting to Hari when he was in Bihar for location scouting. Barath Raj who has won Mr. INDIA second runner up 2014 title has played a crucial role of collector's son from Bihar. Actress Abhinaya was selected to play a supporting role. Principal photography commenced on 18 April 2014 at Chennai. During the shoot of an action sequence in a one crore worth set at Saligramam, Vishal injured his middle finger in his right hand for which 14 stitches were administered.
Thus the shoot was temporarily halted. The item number featuring Vishal and Andrea Jeremiah was shot by early May in the backdrop of the Koyambedu Market in Chennai; the unit proceeded to Coimbatore for filming major portions of the film. At that time, it was known. A fight sequence was shot in a popular mall multiplex there and scenes involving Vishal and Shruti Hassan were shot in the mall in Coimbatore; the filming continued at Karaikudi in early July where scenes featuring the principal cast were shot. The shooting continued in hot weather making things difficult while Vishal suffered injuries for the second time in the film's shoot, he suffered a fracture during the shoot of an action sequence after trying to avoid falling on his face while he slipped from an asbestos sheet. In the first week of August 2014, the film's climax was shot in Patna in a 10-day schedule and by 95% of the film's shoot was complete; the climax was said to have few risky stunts. Both Vishal and Shruti Hassan ca
Awesome Mausam is a 2016 Bollywood movie is directed by Yogesh Bhardwaj and Produced by Mukesh Choudhary. The film features Rahul Romy Sharma, Ambalika Sarkar, Mukesh Tiwari, Suneel Chaurasia, Raja Mishra and Suhasini Mulay; this love story between a Hindu boy, Rahul Sharma and Muslim girl, Ghazal Siddiqui invokes the ‘Laila-Majnu’ track to drive home its legendary leanings. There’s nothing much to recommend here save for a few lines of stinging thought-provoking dialogue. Rahul and Ghazal perform the Laila-Majnu play in their college and fall in love, but the girl’s uneducated, successful land shark, Siddiqui is livid about the pairing and puts up hurdles in their way. An NGO a website tiled ‘Love Guard,’ started by Arjun – a love-loss survivor, hopes to help and protect such couples achieve ever after. A comedy scene has been performed by "Raja Mishra" with the catch phrase "got it" to lighten the mood of the audience. Rahul and Ghazal seek out his help but will that be enough to withstand the entire onslaught that Siddiqui has in store for them?
This film delivers its plea for Hindu-Muslim amity without much finesse or interest, it has all been done before and love stories of this nature and bent have become stale and passé. The lead performers are not worthy. Rahul Sharma Ambalika Sarkar Mukesh Tiwari Manmohan Tiwari Suhasini Mulay Vaarssh Bhatnagar Lalitesh Jha Prince Sondhi Manmohan Tiwari Shikha Itkan Suneel Chaurasia Raja Mishra The music for Awesome Mausam has been composed by Javed Ali, Ishan Ghosh, Komal Aran Atariya The music rights have been acquired by T-Series; the album contains total 6 tracks. Awesome Mausam at Bollywood Hungama
Gangs of Wasseypur
Gangs of Wasseypur is a 2012 Indian two-part crime film and directed by Anurag Kashyap, written by Kashyap and Zeishan Quadri. Centered on the coal mafia of Dhanbad, the underlying power struggles and vengeance between three crime families, the film features an ensemble cast, with Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadda and Tigmanshu Dhulia in the major roles, its story spans from the early 1940s to the 2000s. Both parts were shot as a single film measuring a total of 319 minutes and screened at the 2012 Cannes Directors' Fortnight, since no Indian theatre would volunteer to screen a more-than-five-hour film, it was divided into two parts for the Indian market. Kashyap plans to make another sequel, Gangs of Wasseypur 1.5 and has incorporated Zeishan Quadri as the director of the third part. Anurag had revealed twice - once in 2010 and once in 2018 - that the Tamil movie, Subramaniapuram was the inspiration for this movie series. Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports that the film holds a 96% approval rating, based on 25 reviews by critics, with an average score of 8.4 out of 10.
There was a rumored third part of the franchise, named Gangs of Wasseypur 1.5. However, Director Kashyap discarded the rumors and confirmed there won't be a third part of the franchise. Faheem Khan Gangs of Wasseypur on IMDb Gangs of Wasseypur at Rotten Tomatoes Gangs of Wasseypur at AllMovie
Boss (2013 Hindi film)
Boss is a 2013 Indian action masala film directed by Anthony D'Souza and written by Sajid-Farhad. It was produced by Cape of Good Films and Ashwin Varde Productions and features Akshay Kumar in the lead role, along with Mithun Chakraborty, Shiv Pandit, Ronit Roy and Aditi Rao Hydari, it is a remake of the Malayalam film Pokkiri Raja starring Mammootty and Shriya Saran. The teaser of Boss was released on 14 August 2013, along with the Akshay Kumar-starrer Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobaara!. The film received a mixed response from critics; the film since its release has developed a huge fan following due to its action and dialogues. The film starts with school teacher Satyakant Acharya Shastri who has two children: Shiv. After Surya picks up brawls with another child multiple times and kills him, Satyakant kicks him out and disowns him. Years Shiv grows up as the only son to his father, it is revealed that, after being disowned, Surya had saved the life of a transport businessman Tauji a.k.a. Big Boss who had taken him in and raised him like a son for 15 years.
Now, Surya has transformed himself into Boss, a suave, tough transport businessman who fights for justice. Shiv falls in love with Ankita, an early college acquaintance, who turns out to be the sister of a corrupt police officer named Ayushman Thakur. Ayushman is in cahoots with Shoorvar Pradhan. Pradhan suggests to Ayushman. Ayushman decides that Ankita will marry him whether she wants to or not. Upon finding out she is in love with Shiv, he has Shiv arrested and convicted for crimes he hasn't committed, it is revealed that Surya didn't murder his classmate. Instead, Satyakant accidentally impaled him when he shoved them into a room so that they would learn to deal with each other. Satyakant tries to bail Shiv out and calmly explains to Ayushman, he is instead is thrown out of the police station. Without any choice, Satyakant turns to his other son for help, visits Boss and gives him a photograph of Shiv, which convinces Surya that Shiv's life is in danger. Boss meets Ayushman and Vishal convinces him to free Shiv from all charges, telling him that Boss would kill Shiv when he is released from the police custody.
Boss, helps Shiv escape from custody. Pradhan sends his cops to take him to Ayushman's farmhouse. Boss reaches Ayushman's farm house. Pradhan calls Tauji there to complain about Boss. In front of Tauji, Pradhan cancels his contract of killing Shiv with Tauji. After noticing Ankita, Surya asks her, he takes the responsibility of getting Ankita married to Shiv in front of Tauji and her brother Ayushman. Satyakant and Shiv are attacked by a contract killer, Jabbar Bhai, his goons, sent by Pradhan. Surya decapitates his gang, saving his father and brother. Twenty-five of the MLAs of Pradhan's political party are caught red-handed at a brothel with prostitutes by the media with the help of an unknown informer revealed to be Boss. Ayushman sets a trap against Shiv by setting up Ankita's friend Dimple and arrests Shiv in a fake rape case. Surya tortures Vishal and sets a fake time bomb on him to get have Shiv freed from police custody. Tauji informs Satyakant that it was an accident. Satyakant rushes to meet Surya along with Tauji.
Tauji survives the accident. Boss brutally defeats Ayushman followed by a long fight. In the end, Satyakant with Shiv is shown opening his arms calling Boss to hug and they reunite. Akshay Kumar as Surya/Boss Rushiraj Pawar as Young Surya Mithun Chakraborty as Satyakant Shastri Ronit Roy as ACP Ayushman Thakur Shiv Pandit as Shiv Shastri Shivansh Kotia as Young Shiv Aditi Rao Hydari as Ankita Danny Denzongpa as Tauji Johnny Lever as Zorawar Singh Sanjai Mishra as Trilok Parikshit Sahni as Raghunath Govind Namdeo as Minister Pradhan Aakash Dabhade as Vishal Pradhan Hunar Hali as Dimple Mushtaq Khan as Constable Yadav Mukesh Tiwari as Thanedaar Shakti Kapoor as Nandu Plumber Amitabh Bachchan as Narrator Sonakshi Sinha in a cameo appearance as herself in song "Party All Night" Prabhudeva in a special appearance in song "Hum Na Tode" Yo Yo Honey Singh in a special appearance in song "Party All Night" Sudesh Berry as Dushyanth Pradeep Kabra as Lalan The director, Anthony D'Souza, the script writers during the scripting stages were searching for a magnanimous character who could do justice to the role of Akshay Kumar — Boss in the film —, portrayed as a gangster, ever-ready to help the needy and a larger-than-life character.
They chose veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan as the narrator. According to reports Amitabh Bachchan was sent the script in advance and journalist-turned-producer Ashwin Varde offered Bachchan the role over a phone call which he accepted. Bachchan, in spite of his hectic schedule, completed the dubbing session at the earliest, on 31 August 2013 at 8:30 pm IST in Juhu's BR Dubbing Theater in 30 minutes. To the crew's pleasant surprise he improvised his lines as well. Akshay Kumar played a kind-hearted Haryanvi hero, known as'Boss', Mithun Chakraborty enacted the role of his father. Shiv Pandit portrayed Akshay Kumar's younger brother's role and Aditi Rao Hydari is paired opposite him. Danny Denzongpa played Boss's men
Aarakshan is a 2011 Indian Hindi-language drama film starring Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone. Directed by Prakash Jha, the film is a socio-political drama based on the controversial policy of caste based reservations in Indian government jobs and educational institutions; the film stars Prateik Babbar and Manoj Bajpayee and was released on 12 August 2011 to mixed reviews. It was an average success at the box office. In 2008, Deepak Kumar an MSc topper, is at an interview for the teacher's post at an affluent school; the interviewers turn him down. Deepak relates the incident to Dr. Prabhakar Anand. Dr Anand, the legendary principal of renowned STM college, where Deepak studied, offers Deepak an interim job as a teacher at STM. Deepak is comforted by his friend, Sushant, an upper-caste boy, his girlfriend Poorvi, Dr. Anand's daughter; the state minister, wishes to enroll his no-good nephew at STM. Dr. Anand however, turns him down; the minister decides to install Mithilesh Singh, on the STM college board.
Cunning and greedy, Mithilesh seeks only to enrich himself. The minister's grand ambition is to build a multi-billion educational conglomerate, plans to use Mithilesh's outside business—a coaching class—for it; the Supreme Court grants reservations for Other Backward Classes. A large crowd of STM students, boisterously celebrating the ruling, arrive at the gates of STM and start a ruckus. Sushant tries to drive off the revellers. Dr. Anand is shocked to find that Deepak has turned on him. Poorvi confronts Deepak and orders him to apologise to her father, but he refuses, leading to their break-up; the backward classes welcome reservations because it provides additional opportunities for education. The upper classes are against reservations because they do not believe in effectiveness of Reservation System; these arguments are played out between Deepak. The moderate STM administrators are afraid that college-level reservations may create conflicts between the students; when asked by a reporter, Dr. Anand shares his personal opinion – that some form of reservation, free of politics and economics, is good for society.
The next day's headlines scream. The STM board is outraged. Dr. Anand resigns from STM, Mithilesh is appointed as the new principal. Sushant soon realizes that he does not have caste feeling. Dr. Anand to his shock finds that his house is being used for K. K coaching classes, linked to Mithilesh. Earlier Dr. Anand signs an agreement that he will be the guarantee for the bank loan taken by his friend, allows his friend's sons to stay in that house for 2 years but they use it to earn money by allowing K. K coaching classes inside the house. Dr. Anand's house lands in civil court case and no lawyer is ready to go against Mithilesh. Meanwhile, Deepak, in USA finds that Dr. Anand has resigned from STM comes to India, enraged Deepak goes to that house and takes law into his own hands by trying to evacuate people related to K. K coaching classes. Police arrest Deepak, but Deepak is released on bail by Sushant. Dr Anand resolves to take out Mithilesh with the only weapon left: teaching, he approaches his friend, Shambhu the cowherd, takes shelter at the tabela.
He begins teaching small groups of needy and backward students at the cowshed. His first success is Shambhu's daughter who comes in first place at the board exam. Muniya's principal offers to send more students to Dr. Anand's tabela school. Deepak and Sushant join forces, teaching at the tabela school; the tabela students fare much better at the exams than their classmates. The tabela school's reputation begins to draw away students at Mithilesh's coaching class. Mithilesh responds by obtaining a legal permit to demolish the cowshed; the situation is diffused by the arrival of Shakuntala Tai, the reclusive magnate who started the STM institutions. She calls the chief minister. Mithilesh is dismissed, Dr. Anand is installed as the chief trustee of the STM and lifelong principal of the newly created STM Remedial Center. Amitabh Bachchan as Prabhakar Anand Saif Ali Khan as Deepak Kumar Deepika Padukone as Poorvi Anand Hema Malini as Shakuntala Thakral -guest appearance Manoj Bajpayee as Mithilesh Singh Prateik Babbar as Sushant Seth Tanvi Azmi as Mrs.
Anand Mukesh Tiwari as Inspector Yashpal Sharma as Shambhu Kaka Darshan Jariwala as Anirudh Prasad Rajeev Verma as Mr. Seth Saurabh Shukla as Education Minister Sonal Jha as Shanti Bua Chetan Pandit Vinay Apte Anita Kanwar S. M. Zaheer Aanchal Munjal as Muniya S. Yadav Rahul Daksh as Surendar Sumeet Vyas as Teacher Sachin Chaubey Amit Singh Thakur as Principal Shooting began on 15 January 2011. Director Prakash Jha finished casting. Ajay Devgan was first considered for the role, however Ajay had many other projects in hand, including Golmaal 3 and Singham. So Jha decided to cast Saif Ali Khan. Khan found it hard to juggle between two films at once because he had to learn Sanskrit for his role in the film. Bachchan and Saif Ali Khan learnt teaching skills in mathematics from Bihar's Super 30 founder Anand Kumar. Most of the film's shooting took place in Oriental College, Upper Lake in Bhopal; the shooting finished in early March 2011. Aarakshan garnered mixed r
Policegiri is a 2013 Indian Hindi-language action-masala film directed by K. S. Ravikumar and produced by T. P. Aggarwal and Rahul Aggarwal; the film features Prachi Desai and Prakash Raj in the lead roles. The theatrical trailer was released on 28 May 2013, the film released on 5 July 2013; the film is the official remake of the 2003 Tamil film Saamy, directed by Hari starring Vikram and Trisha Krishnan in the lead. The movie begins with a man drinking beer early in the morning and following up with having beer and idli, he steals a bike and goes to the police station to get commission from the police inspector. He meets a man who takes him to a place where they sell guns and bombs, he meets a local gangster who hires him to kill a minister. He kills the gangster and his henchmen and reveals himself as DCP Rudra, the new cop in town, near the Andhra Pradesh-Maharashtra border; the city is riddled with crime and corruption and is controlled by Nagori Subramaniam the local mafia. Rudra closes down a lot of businesses of Nagori.
But when Rudra meets Nagori, he reveals that he is corrupt cop like others and takes bribe on a condition that Nagori accepts certain points. Nagori accepts and there is truce between the two. Conflict starts when residents complain about a petrol bunk selling less petrol to the public and a lady beaten up when she complained; the bunk is owned by Nagori. Rudra beats up the employees of the bunk as well as Nagori's henchmen. A war emerges between the two. Nagori calls for a bandh of the market place, but on the day of bandh and his team are prepared and drive away all the protestors. Rudra becomes a hero for the people of the city, but Nagori exacts his revenge by causing a riot in the market place and blowing up a bomb killing many people on the same day Rudra is marrying Seher. Nagori tries to kidnap Seher but Rudra saves her life in time. Rudra's activities invites the wrath of the Police commissioner who tries to control Rudra but in vain. Rudra receives his transfer orders and has seven days left in the town.
He challenges Nagori. The next day, Nagori's men take out a procession with the aim to kill Rudra, but Rudra and his team are prepared and he along with his men kill many of Nagori's men including a MLA and blames the crowd for the mishaps. Rudra kidnaps Nagori's close accomplice who confess for his and Nagori's involvement in the bomb blast and gets a warrant to arrest Nagori. Rudra is called to a meeting by the commissioner where MLAs, MPs, Senior Police Officers and Ministers threaten him, he smartly controls them by claiming that his pen has a camera and a voice recorder and he'll release the footage to media. Nagori goes into hiding after knowing. A couple of days Rudra catches Nagori, dressed as a beggar near the temple, he takes Nagori to secluded spot after beating all his henchmen. He kills Nagori by burning him to death ensuring that Nagori is never found and is declared as a wanted criminal. Sanjay Dutt as DCP Rudra Aditya Devaraj Prachi Desai as Sehar Prakash Raj as Nagori Mukesh Tiwari as Padam Manoj Joshi as Javeed Shiekh Ramesh Khanna as Wine Shop Owner Rajpal Yadav as Tutu Besant Ravi The movie was rumoured to be called Thanedaar – Part 2, referring to a previous hit movie of Sanjay Dutt did during his younger days.
However Dutt did not feel comfortable with the movie backing on the success of Thanedaar, considering the fact that the story was not written keeping in mind the original Thanedaar. Furthermore, the directors and producers of the original Thanedaar were different. Subsequently, Sanjay Dutt suggested to brainstorm for another name, he suggested the unit was happy to call this movie Policegiri. Policegiri was not a word in use but something Sanjay Dutt created; the soundtrack album was Meet Bros Anjjan. The music rights was bought by T-Series. Lyrics were penned by Aslam Lashkariya. All lyrics written by Shabbir Ahmed except; the film received poor reviews from critics. Policegiri recorded an average opening and did poor multiplex business although single screens fared much better where it remained in theatres for three weeks recording 57 cr after its four-week run across India; the film was declared a average by Box Office India. Policegiri on IMDb
China Gate (1998 film)
China Gate is a 1998 Indian action film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. It was released on 27 November 1998; the song "Chamma Chamma" from the movie was used in Baz Luhrmann's film Moulin Rouge!. The story begins with Col. Krishnakant Puri and his ten men who were sacked from the Indian Army for failing in the China Gate mission. Krishnakant lives an alienated life after the Court-martial. Frustrated, one day he was about to commit suicide when a young lady named Sandhya knocked on his door. Having witnessed the brutal slaying of her Forest Officer father, Sunder Rajan, at the hands of dreaded dacoit Jageera, Sandhya goes to the Col. and asks for his assistance in bringing an end to Jageera's rule in the Devdurg region. Krishnakant agrees to assist her and summons ten of his fellow officers and subordinates to assist him in this mission, they assemble at Devdurg with the necessary ammunition and arms to combat Jageera, not realizing that Jageera has influence over the local police detachment, who will prevent Krishnakant and his men to possess any guns and weapons.
This does not deter the men, they continue to stay on in Devdurg. They gain the confidence of the villagers also; the villagers do not know that Krishnakant and his men had all been dishonorably discharged from the army for cowardice. At the time of the first encounter with the gang of Jageera, the team of Krishnakant realised that they are out of shape and have lost instincts and fighting capabilities due to age. With the permission of Col. Krishnakant, Major Gurung starts to train them again. One day, Jagira captures them with the help of corrupt police officer Bharat, but they escape and recapture Jageera. Col Krishan Puri and few officers intend to kill him, but leader Col. Puri hands him over to the police inspector Bharat; as a result, Jagira kills Maj. Sarfaraj. Now the full team of Krishnakant along with the villagers chase Jageera to take final revenge. Om Puri... Colonel Krishnakanth Puri Amrish Puri... Colonel Keval Krishan Puri Naseeruddin Shah... Major Sarfaraz Khan Danny Denzongpa...
Major Ranjir Singh Gurung Samir Soni... Udit "Uditanshu" Tandon Kulbhushan Kharbanda... Major Kulbhushan Gupta Tinu Anand... Major B'John Viju Khote... Havaldar Ghanshyam Jagdeep... Subedar Ramaiyah Mukesh Tiwari... Jageera Paresh Rawal... Inspector Barot Ila Arun... Gopinath's wife Shivaji Satam... Gopinath Anjan Srivastav... Pandey/DK Razak Khan... Sadhuram Anupam Kher... Brigadier Anup Kumar / Governor Girish Karnad... Forest Officer Rajan Rahul Singh Mamta Kulkarni... Sandhya Urmila Matondkar in "Chamma Chamma" The music for this movie was composed by Anu Malik and the item song "Chamma Chamma" became popular, used in Hollywood film Moulin Rouge! and was recreated for the film, Fraud Saiyyan. China Gate on IMDb