Prithviraj Kapoor born Prithvinath Kapoor, was a pioneer of Indian theatre and of the Hindi film industry, who started his career as an actor in the silent era of Hindi cinema, associated with IPTA as one of its founding members and who founded the Prithvi Theatres, a travelling theatre company based in Mumbai, in 1944. He was the patriarch of the Kapoor family of Hindi films, four generations of which, beginning with him, have played active roles in the Hindi film industry, with two generations still active in Bollywood. However, his father, Basheshwar Nath Kapoor played a short role in his movie Awaara; the Government of India honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 1969 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1971 for his contributions towards Indian cinema. Kapoor was born on 3 November 1906 into a Punjabi Hindu family of Samundri, Samundri Tehsil, Lyallpur District, British India, his father, Basheshwarnath Kapoor, served as a police officer in the Indian Imperial Police in the city of Peshawar while his grandfather, Keshavmal Kapoor, was a Tehsildar in Samundri.
Surinder Kapoor, the famous Bollywood producer and father of actor Anil Kapoor was a cousin of Prithviraj Kapoor. Kapoor began his acting career in the theatres of Peshawar. In 1928, he moved to Bombay with a loan from an aunt. There he joined the Imperial Films Company, he acted as an extra in his first film, Do Dhari Talwar, though he went on to earn a lead role for his third film, titled Cinema Girl, in 1929. After featuring in nine silent films, including Do Dhari Talwar, Cinema Girl,Sher-e-Arab and Prince Vijaykumar, Kapoor did a supporting role in India's first film talkie, Alam Ara, his performance in Vidyapati was much appreciated. His best-known performance is as Alexander the Great in Sohrab Modi's Sikandar, he joined the Grant Anderson Theater Company, an English theatrical company that remained in Bombay for a year. Through all these years, Kapoor remained performed on stage regularly, he developed a reputation as a fine and versatile actor on both stage and screen. By 1944, Kapoor had the wherewithal and standing to found his own theatre group, Prithvi Theatres, whose première performance was Kalidasa's Abhijñānaśākuntalam in 1942.
His eldest son, Raj Kapoor, by 1946, had struck out on his own. Prithviraj invested in Prithvi Theatres; the plays were influential and inspired young people to participate in the Indian independence movement and the Quit India Movement. In over 16 years of existence, the theatre staged some 2,662 performances. Prithviraj starred as the lead actor in every single show. One of his popular plays was called Pathan, performed on stage nearly 600 times in Mumbai, it opened on 13 April 1947, is a story of a Muslim and his Hindu friend. By the late 1950s, it was clear that the era of the travelling theatre had been irreversibly supplanted by the cinema and it was no longer financially feasible for a troupe of up to 80 people to travel the country for four to six months at a time along with their props and equipment and living in hotels and campsites; the financial returns, through ticket sales and the diminishing largesse of patrons from the erstwhile princely class of India, was not enough to support such an effort.
Many of the fine actors and technicians that Prithvi Theatres nurtured had found their way to the movies. Indeed, this was the case with all of Prithviraj's own sons; as Kapoor progressed into his 50s, he ceased theatre activities and accepted occasional offers from film-makers, including his own sons. He appeared with his son Raj in the 1951 film Awara as a stern judge who had thrown his own wife out of his house. Under his son, Shashi Kapoor, his wife Jennifer Kendal, Prithvi Theatre merged with the Indian Shakespeare theatre company, "Shakespeareana", the company got a permanent home, with the inauguration of the Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai on 5 November 1978. In 1996, the Golden Jubilee year of the founding of Prithvi Theatre, India Post, issued a special two Rupee commemorative postage stamp, it featured the logo of the theatre, the dates 1945–1995, an image of Kapoor. The first day cover, showed an illustration of a performance of a travelling theatre in progress, on a stage that seems fit for a travelling theatre, as Prithvi theatre was for sixteen years, till 1960.
On the occasion of 100 years of the Indian cinema, another postage stamp, bearing his likeness, was released by India Post on 3 May 2013. His filmography of this period includes Mughal E Azam, where he gave his most memorable performance as the Mughal emperor Akbar, Harishchandra Taramati in which he played the lead role, an unforgettable performance as Porus in Sikandar-e-Azam, the stentorian grandfather in Kal Aaj Aur Kal, in which he appeared with his son Raj Kapoor and grandson Randhir Kapoor. Kapoor starred in the legendary religious Punjabi film Nanak Nam Jahaz Hai, a film so revered in Punjab that there were lines many kilometres long to purchase tickets, he starred in the Punjabi films Nanak Dukhiya Sub Sansar and Mele Mittran De. He acted in the Kannada movie Sakshatkara, directed by Kannada director Puttanna Kanagal, he acted as Rajkumar's father in that movie. In 1954, he was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship, in 1969, the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India, he remained Nominated Rajya Sabha Member for eight years.
He was posthumously awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 1971. He was the third recipient of the highest accolade in Indian cinema. 1954: Sangeet Natak Akad
Pukar (2000 film)
Pukar is a 2000 Indian action drama film co-written and directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. It stars Madhuri Dixit, Namrata Shirodkar, Danny Denzongpa, Shivaji Satam and Om Puri; the film did average business at the box office. It won two National Film Awards, including the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration and the National Film Award for Best Actor for Anil Kapoor's performance as Major Jaidev Rajvansh; the score and soundtrack were composed by A. R. Rahman. Major Jaidev "Jai" Rajvansh and his fellow officer manage to rescue a leading politician as well as capture his kidnapper, Abhrush; the terrorist has been wanted for years and he is captured by the two officers. Jai is declared a national hero, his senior offers him to take leave for returns to his hometown. There he meets his childhood friend Anjali. Anjali wants to make most of Jai's holiday and tries to get close to him and spend time with him as much as she can. At a party, he meets Pooja Mallapa; as they spend time together, they begin to fall in love.
As Jai's parents are arranging his marriage to Anjali, Jai admits his love for Pooja and that he always thought of Anjali as a close friend. Heartbroken and jealous, Anjali wants revenge for Jai’s rejection. Realising her frustration with Jai, Abhrush takes advantage and together they plot to destroy Jai's reputation and life. Anjali manages to steal confidential documents detailing plans for Abrush's movement from prison to prison; the following events declared a traitor to the country. Pooja leaves him due to family pressure. Jai, determined to prove his innocence and redeem himself, decides to pursue Abhrush alone. Anjali comes to her senses and realises her mistake. To atone for it, she single-handedly tries to thwart Abhrush's plans and help Jai prove his innocence. Jai overpowers Abhrush. Jai expresses his love for Anjali and forgives her and both unite to live happily; the music is given by A. R. Rahman while the lyrics are written by Majrooh, Javed Akhtar; the song "Kay Sera Sera", was a remake of Rahman's own song "Kadhal Nayagara" from a Tamil movie En Swasa Kaatre.
The lyrics of that song and the title is from Que Sera, Sera sung by actress Doris Day for the 1956 Alfred Hitchcock film, The Man Who Knew Too Much. Rahman reused the song "Oh Bosnia" as "Ek Tu Hi Bharosa"; the song was composed and performed by Rahman in his Malaysian concert in 1996, in aid of Bosnian victims. The piano was played by Rahman himself. Hai Jaana has two parts within' the film soundtrack version; the song "Sunta Hai Mera Khuda" was shot at Arches National Park in United States. The song " Kismat Se Tum Humko Mile Ho" was shot at Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, United States. Pukar received many awards and nominations, the most important being Anil Kapoor who won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance. Pukar on IMDb
Hindi cinema metonymously referred to as Bollywood, known as Bombay cinema, is the Indian Hindi-language film industry, based in Mumbai, India. The term originates as a portmanteau of "Bombay" and "Hollywood"; the Hindi-language film industry is related to Tamil film industry, Telugu film industry and others industries, which combined are components of Indian Cinema, the largest film industry in the world. Although American film industry has produced more than 150 musicals films by 1930 with first introduction of The Jazz Singer in the west, the world's first musical-talkie film, it took India more than 3 years to import the sound sequence technology but went on to produce its first song-sequence talkie film Alam Ara in the year 1931. Since Bollywood has produced major motion pictures in this genre exceeding Hollywood's total musicals from the 1960s when musical era declined in the west. Today, Bollywood is popular for its musicals though non-musicals have continued to be produced in India.
Linguistically, Bollywood films tend to use a colloquial dialect of Hindi-Urdu, or Hindustani, mutually intelligible to both Hindi and Urdu speakers, while modern Bollywood films increasingly incorporate elements of Hinglish. Indian cinema is the world's largest film industry in terms of film production, with an annual output of 1,986 feature films as of 2017, Bollywood is its largest film producer, with 364 Hindi films produced annually as of 2017. Bollywood represents 43% of Indian net box office revenue, while Tamil and Telugu cinema represent 36%, the rest of the regional cinema constitute 21%, as of 2014. Bollywood is thus one of the largest centers of film production in the world. In terms of ticket sales in 2001, Indian cinema sold an estimated 3.6 billion tickets annually across the globe, compared to Hollywood's 2.6 billion tickets sold. The name "Bollywood" is a portmanteau derived from Bombay and Hollywood, the center of the American film industry. Bollywood does not exist as a physical place.
The name Bollywood is criticized by some film journalists and critics by arguing that it makes the industry look like a poor cousin to Hollywood. According to Madhava Prasad- had described "Bollywood" is inspired by "Tollywood"—once refer to the cinema of West Bengal, dating back in 1932. "Tollywood" was the earliest Hollywood-inspired name, referring to the Bengali film industry based in Tollygunge, whose name is reminiscent of "Hollywood" and was the centre of the cinema of India at the time. According to P. Anandam Kavoori and Aswin Punathambekar book "Global Bollywood"—the popular Calcutta-based Junior Statesman youth magazine, establishing a precedent for other film industries to use similar-sounding names leading to the coining of "Bollywood"; as of now "Tollywood" is referred to the Telugu film industry, a part of Indian cinema. According to OxfordDictionaries.com— the word "Bollywood" got originated in 1970's. and print media claims that it got originated in 1970's and was popularized in the time when Cinema of India overtook Hollywood in terms of film production.
Many journalists have been credited by newspapers for the invention of the word "Bollywood". According to "The Telegraph" article published in 2005, it was Amit Khanna who had coined the word "Bollywood". and according to The Hindu article published in 2004 it was journalist Bevinda Collaco. Raja Harishchandra, by Dadasaheb Phalke, is known as the first silent feature film made in India. By the 1930s, the industry was producing over 200 films per year; the first Indian sound film, Ardeshir Irani's Alam Ara, was a major commercial success. There was a huge market for talkies and musicals; the 1930s and 1940s were tumultuous times: India was buffeted by the Great Depression, World War II, the Indian independence movement, the violence of the Partition. Most Bollywood films were unabashedly escapist, but there were a number of filmmakers who tackled tough social issues, or used the struggle for Indian independence as a backdrop for their plots. In 1937, Ardeshir Irani, of Alam Ara fame, made the first color film in Kisan Kanya.
The next year, he made a version of Mother India. However, color did not become a popular feature until the late 1950s. At this time, lavish romantic musicals and melodramas were the staple fare at the cinema. Prior to the 1947 partition of India, which divided the country into the Republic of India and Pakistan, the Bombay film industry was linked to the Lahore film industry, as both industries produced films in Hindi-Urdu, or Hindustani, the lingua franca across northern and central India. Another major center of Hindi-Urdu film production was the Bengali film industry in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, which produced Hindi-Urdu films along with local Bengali language films. In the 1940s, many actors and musicians from the Lahore industry migrated to the Bombay industry, including actors such as K. L. Saigal, Prithviraj Kapoor, Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, singers such as Mohammed Rafi and Shamshad Begum. Around the same time and actors from the Calcutta film industry began migrating to the Bombay film industry.
As a result, Bombay became the center of Hindi-Urdu film production in the new Republic of India after partitio
Geeta Bali was a popular film actress from Bollywood. She was considered one of the most expressive stars of Bollywood for her acting. Geeta Bali was born in the pre-partition Punjab in the city of Sargodha in Pakistan as Harkirtan Kaur in 1930, her family moved to Mumbai. Geeta Baali started her film career at the age of 12, with the film The Cobbler, she made her debut as a heroine in Badnaami. Bali became a star in the 1950s, she had worked earlier with her future brother-in-law Raj Kapoor in Bawre Nain and with her future father-in-law Prithviraj Kapoor in Anand Math. Unlike other actresses who gave up films after marrying into the Kapoor family, Bali kept acting until her death, her last film was Jab Se Tumko Dekha Hai in 1963. She did more than 70 films in a 10 year career. Bali helped, her family lived in Amritsar before 1947. Her father, Kartar Singh was known as a philosopher, he was a Sikh kirtan singer. Her maternal grandfather, Takhat Singh, was the founder of Sikh Kanya Mahavidyalay - a boarding school for girls and the first of its kind established in 1904 in Ferozepur.
Her elder brother DigVijay Singh Bali was a film director. He directed the movie Raag Rang starring her and Ashok Kumar in 1952; the parents encouraged their daughters and Hardarshan, to learn classical music and dance, horse riding and gatka fencing. Fundamentalist Sikhs boycotted the family as they did not like the girls performing in public and they picketed the theatres. On 23 August 1955, Geeta married Shammi Kapoor, they had a son and a daughter. She died on 21 January 1965, having contracted smallpox while shooting a Punjabi film, based on a novel Eik Chadar Maili Si by Rajinder Singh Bedi, he was directing the film and she was the producer. Bedi, devastated by the untimely death of Bali, abandoned the project, he wrote that he had put the novel, Ek Chadar Maili Si, on her burning funeral pyre. Her films include Sohag Raat with Dulari co-starring Madhubala, she received a Filmfare Nomination as Best Actress for Vachan and another nomination as Best Supporting Actress for film Kavi. One of her memorable movies is Anand Math.
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Hum Paanch (film)
Hum Paanch is a 1980 Hindi language film directed by Bapu and produced by Boney Kapoor. The film features a huge all-star cast including Sanjeev Kumar, Shabana Azmi, Mithun Chakraborty, Nasiruddin Shah, Raj Babbar, Gulshan Grover and Amrish Puri; the movie was Boney Kapoor's maiden venture as a producer. A young Anil Kapoor, producer Boney Kapoor's brother has a cameo appearance; this film is a remake of 1978 Kannada film Paduvaaralli Pandavaru, directed by renowned director Puttanna Kanagal, remade in Telugu as Mana Voori Pandavulu. The film was distributed by noted distributor R. N. Mandre.. The movie was an adaptation of the Mahabharata, fit to a rural scenario with some hints to the various clashes between the Pandavas and the Kauravas and to the characters in the epic. Sanjeev Kumar as Krishna Shabana Azmi as Sundariya Mittun Chakraborthy as Bhima Naseeruddin Shah as Suraj Anil Kapoor Raj Babbar as Arjun Deepti Naval as Lajiya Gulshan Grover as Mahavir Amrish Puri as Vir Pratap Singh Aruna Irani as Nishi A. K. Hangal as Pandit Geeta Siddharth as Vir Pratap's Sister Uday Chandra as Swaroop Roopesh Kumar as Vijay Kanhaiyalal as Lala Nainsukh Prasad Srivastav Kalpana Iyer as Cameo, in song "Aiye Meherban" Leena Das as Cameo, in song "Aiye Meherban" Phiroza Cooper as Cameo, in song "Aiye Meherban" Sujata Bakshi as Cameo, in song "Aiye Meherban" C. S. Dubey Dulari Jugal Kishore Sunitha Sunder Director – Bapu Story – S. R. Puttanna Kanagal Screenplay – Mullapudi Venkata Ramana Dialogue – Rahi Masoom Reza, Vinay Shukla Producer – Surinder Kapoor, Boney Kapoor Production Company – S. K. Films Enterprises Cinematographer – Sharad Kadwe Editor – Kamlakar Karkhanis Art Director – M. S. Shinde Costume Designer – Mrs. Kamal Bakshi, Prem Suri Action Director – Veeru Devgan Choreographer – Kamal Kumar Soundtrack – Polydor All lyrics written by Anand Bakshi.
Hum Paanch on IMDb
Milenge Milenge is a 2010 Indian Hindi romantic drama film. Based on the 2001 film Serendipity, the movie is directed by Satish Kaushik and stars Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor in their fifth film together following Imtiaz Ali's Jab We Met. Other members from the cast include Satish Shah, Aarti Chhabria, Delnaaz Paul. Priya Malhotra is an orphan who hopes to have a family of her own and keeps a diary outlining her dreams and the type of man she wants to meet – someone who does not drink, smoke or tell lies, she is skeptical when her friend Honey's aunt, a card reader, Sunita Rao, predicts that she will go to a foreign land and find the love of her life in seven days. She is pleasantly surprised; that is. Amit is a complete opposite, he smokes and lies. Due to his bad habits, Amit is being chased by security and runs into Priya's hostel room. Before he leaves, he falls in love with her, he escapes. He pretends to be the total guy Priya wants to be with, the two start a relationship. Soon enough, Priya spots her diary in his room, realises he had stolen her diary and acted to be like her dream man.
She breaks up with him, leaves the country to go Delhi and forget about her past. After she reaches the airport, Amit arrives, explains to her that destiny wants them together. Priya does not believe him and therefore challenges him that if destiny did want them together, they would both find them again in future. In order to prove it, she asks Amit to write his name and phone number on a note and uses the same note to buy a Numerology book, in which she writes her own name and phone number and further she sells it in market at second hand rate. If she receives the same note again and if Immy finds that book with her name and number on it it will prove that they love each other and its destiny that wants them together. Three years Amit is engaged to Sofiya and Priya is engaged to Jatin. However, a week before the marriage, both of them land up in Delhi again looking for each other. After several hit and misses Priya finds Immy finds the book; the film ends with both of them getting married. Shahid Kapoor as Amit "Immy" Kapoor Kareena Kapoor as Priya Malhotra Aarti Chhabria as Sofiya Kirron Kher as Sunita Rao Sarfaraz Khan as Ashish Delnaaz Paul as Honey Satish Shah as Trilok Kapoor Himani Shivpuri as Mrs. Gandhi Satish Kaushik as Rosan Saputra In 2004, the cast began shooting in places like Delhi and Dubai, continued to shoot at Pathways World School.
They were supposed to shoot in Thailand, but Kapoor asked for a delay to attend the premiere of Dil Maange More, thus avoiding the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that destroyed the hotel that the cast and crew had been scheduled to stay in. The movie was expected to hit screens on 23 December 2005, but due to some financial and casting problems, it failed to do so. Salman Khan was signed on to do an important extended guest appearance for the film but opted out because of differences with the film's lead pair. After the lead pair broke up, sources indicated that they wouldn't come together to dub for the film. However, the director, Satish Kaushik questioned "...why should Shahid and Kareena have any problems dubbing it?" Producer Boney Kapoor further noted that "...perhaps it was destined that the most romantic film featuring Shahid and Kareena would come after their relationship." In December 2007, sources indicated that the film was scheduled to release the day after Valentine's Day but it was again delayed.
On 1 April 2008, the director announced that Shahid Kapoor had begun dubbing for the film whilst Kareena Kapoor would begin after she returned from her overseas trip. In February 2009, it was reported that both the actors had completed dubbing for the movie. Upon release, Milenge Milenge received mixed to negative reviews from critics. Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN gave the film a rating of 1.5 out of 5 and described the film as "regressive and packed with plot-holes the size of craters". Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama rated it 2/5 and said, "Milenge Milenge has the charismatic lead pair, who are popular with the youth, as its USP, but the problem is its dated look. Having taken a long time to reach the theatres, it will have to rely on a solid word of mouth to lure the audiences into cineplexes". Mayank Shekhar of the Hindustan Times gave it 1.5/5 saying, "Years since, while the film's main pair may not be friends anymore, have knocked each other off their Facebook pages, trashed old kissing pics, tucked away the sweet SMSes, they can’t quite disown a new release that celebrates them still.
Well. Sucks. I guess!". Gaurav Malani of Indiatimes gave the film 2/5 and stated, "Watch it only if you are just interested to see Kareena Kapoor when the term size zero wasn’t coined. Else Milenge Milenge doesn’t score too much above zero"; the film collected ₹ 11 crore in its theatrical run. Milenge Milenge on IMDb Milenge Milenge at Bollywood Hungama
Woh Saat Din
Woh Saat Din is a 1983 Hindi film directed by Bapu. Produced by Surinder Kapoor and Boney Kapoor, it stars his son Anil Kapoor along with Padmini Kolhapure and Naseeruddin Shah, it was Anil Kapoor's first lead role. The film is a remake of the 1981 Tamil film Andha 7 Naatkal, directed by K. Bhagyaraj. Director Bapu remade the film in Telugu first and in Hindi; the music was done by Laxmikant Pyarelal. Maya attempts suicide on the day of her nuptial night. Dr. Anand, Maya's husband, a doctor, treats her, finds out that she attempted suicide; when Maya gains consciousness, she confirms her secret to Dr. Anand: She didn't want to get married and was forced; the story moves to a flashback, where a new singer and his sidekick Master Raju, come to Maya's house. It is love at first sight for Maya as she falls for the innocent Prem. However, aspiring to be a true musician, rejects Maya's advances. Furthermore, Prem believes that he isn't worthy of her, they declare their love for each other, plan to elope, but destiny has other plans in store for Maya and Prem.
On the day of their elopement, the lovers are caught by Maya's parents. As a result and his sidekick are kicked out of the house and Maya is forced to wed Dr. Anand; the plot moves to the present, where Dr. Anand confides in her that he only married her due to his ill mother, Savitri. Dr. Anand promises to unite the two lovers after his mother's death. During the time of her stay, Maya gets attached to Dr. Anand's daughter. Meanwhile, Dr. Anand finds Prem; when his mother dies, Dr. Anand reunites Maya. However, his attempts remain fruitless. Maya doesn't budge. Prem leaves Dr. Maya stating that this is deviance in the eyes of society. Naseeruddin Shah.... Dr. Anand Anil Kapoor.... Prem Pratap Singh Padmini Kolhapure.... Maya Nilu Phule.... Maya's Nana Jagdeep.... Ganga Prasad Raju Shrestha.... Chhottu Dina Pathak.... Savitri Ashalata Wabgaonkar..... Maya's mother Suchita Trivedi.... Dr. Anand's daughter Satish Kaushik.... Kishan "Pyar Kiya Nahi Jata Ho Jata Hai" – Lata Mangeshkar, Shabbir Kumar "Anari Ka Khelna Khel Ka Satiyanas" – Asha Bhosle "Kangana Oye Hoye Kangana" – Lata Mangeshkar, Shabbir Kumar "Mere Dil Se Dillagi Na Kar, Dil Dhadk Gaya Toh Kya Hoga" – Anuradha Paudwal, Kishore Kumar "Payaliya" – Suresh Wadkar, Kavita Krishnamurthy Woh Saat Din on IMDb Woh Saat Din at Shermaroo Movies Official Channel on YouTube