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11 January 2008, and directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, whose earlier films include The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002) and Khakee (2004). Halla Bol stars Ajay Devgan and Vidya Balan in pivotal roles and a number of famous celebrities from the Hindi film industry appear as themselves. Produced by Samee Siddiqui, the film's score and soundtrack was composed by Sukhwinder Singh, while Nataraja Subramanian and Steven Bernard were the cinematographer and editor respectively.
The film touches upon many issues that have come into the public eye in India lately, such as the Jessica Lall murder case, Aamir Khan's involvement with the Narmada Bachao Andolan, the Right to Information Act, and public participation in fighting corruption. It also references the theatre group Jan Natya Manch, whose leader, theater activist Safdar Hashmi, was killed by political rivals while performing a street play by the same name, Halla Bol!, in 1989.Ashfaque (Ajay Devgn) is a small town boy aspiring to be a film star in the Hindi film industry. He joins a street theatre group run by a reformed dacoit Sidhu (Pankaj Kapoor), who uses street theatre as a medium to bring about an awakening in the masses. Ashfaque struggles to give a creative vent to the actor in him in order to realize his dreams. Ashfaque's determined struggle pays off and he gets a break in films. He gets a new screen name - Sameer Khan. With the passage of time, he moves up the success ladder in a very short time.
Soon, he becomes Sameer Khan the superstar - one who can enact any role with finesse, get under the skin of any and every character with ease and walk away with audience applause. Amidst all the adulation and applause, he slowly loses his own identity. He forgets his real self and imbibes all characteristics of the various roles essayed by him on screen. Corruption overtakes his entire system, alienating him from all loved ones, including his wife Sneha (Vidya Balan). A shocking incident at a party changes everything, rocking Sameer Khan's lifestyle. He gets caught between his human self on one side and his corrupted superstar image on the other. Whether the conflict within him gives way to good sense and whether he is able to discard his corrupted image and emerge as a true life hero, becomes an integral part of this true life cinema.In 1938, he left Amroha to study in Lahore, now part of Pakistan, where singer K. L. Saigal discovered him and took him to Mumbai (Bombay) to work for Sohrab Modi's Minerva Movietoon film company, where he started his career working on films like Jailor (1938), Pukar (1939), Bharosa (1940), Kardar (Shohjeban 1946). He made his debut as a director in 1949, with Mahal, starring Madhubala and Ashok Kumar, which was a musical hit, with songs by Lata Mangeshkar and Rajkumari Dubey.
He directed only four films; of these were Mahal (1949) for Bombay Talkies and Pakeezah (which was conceived in 1958 but was not brought to the screen until 1972). He also wrote the screen play, lyrics and produced the latter.
He wrote scripts for the movies made by Sohrab Modi, Abdul Rashid Kardar and K. Asif. He was one of the four dialogue writers for the latter's famous 1960 movie, Mughal-e-Azam, for which he won the Filmfare Award.
As a director, he developed a style that combined a stylized direction with minimalist performances. This style was different from the one with expressive acting that was common in Indian cinema of his period. Both Mahal and Pakeezah express Amrohi's personal vision of the world, and it can be said that they are not so much movies as symphonic poems on celluloid.
In 1958, he started Kamaal Studios for his banner Mahal Films, though it closed down after three years and later changed hands to become Natraj Studios.
It was mentioned that the last movie he wanted to make was called Aakhri Mughal. He had written a substantial portion of the script. But it went into oblivion after his death. Noted film maker J P Dutta was to revive the film in the late 1990s which was supposed to have been Abhishekh Bachchan's debut movie. But later Dutta scrapped the project. He was again planning to revive the film in 2007 after the debacle of his costume drama Umrao Jaan (2006) remake from the cult film from the 80s.
Amrohi married three times: His first wife was Bano (who was a maid to Nargis's mother, Jaddan Bai); she died of asthma. His second wife was Mehmoodie. He met Meena Kumari on a set when she was 19 and he was 34. They fell in love and married in 1952. The marriage ended in 1964. They remarried, but Meena Kumari had become an alcoholic by then. She died on 31 March 1972, and Amrohi died on 11 February 1993 in Mumbai, ten years after making his last film, Razia Sultan (1983). He was buried next to Meena Kumari in an Iranian graveyard.
Kamal Amrohi had three children with Mehmoodie: two sons, Shandaar and Taajdaar, both of whom worked with him in Razia Sultan, and a daughter, Rukhsar. Shandaar Amrohi died on Sunday the 21 August 2011 in Goa. He is survived by his wife, Shahida Amrohi. He was laid to rest in Mumbai on 22 August.
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Chalia 1938 as a dialogue writer
Pukar 1939 as a dialogue writer
Daera 1953 as a director
Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai 1960 writer
Pakeezah 1972 directed
Razia Sultan 1983 directed
Shankar Hussain - Producer
Us Raat Ki Yaadein Meena Kumari, 1954
Ghutan - Meena Kumari, Dilip Kumar 1955
Mughal-E-Azam (dialogue) Dilip Kumar, Madhubala 1960
Shahjehan (writer) 1946
1945 Phool (dialogue)
1943 Mazaaq (dialogue)
1940 Bharosa (writer)
1940 Main Hari (dialogue)
1938/ Jailor I (story)
1938/ Jailor II (story)
1998 Such a Long Journey (writer: "Thare rahiyo")
1961: Filmfare Best Dialogue Award: Mughal E Azam
Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema by Ashish Rajadhayaksha and Paul Willemen.
^ a b [http://film.guardian.co.uk/Century_Of_Films/Story/0,,71138,00.html Century of Films, Guardian Unlimited, Derek Malcolm, Thursday 5 August 1999.
^ a b Writer, Poet and Director Profile at webindia123.
^ Mahal Review at upperstall.
^ I began my career at Natraj: Javed Akhtar Hindustan Times, 16 March 2007.
^ YouTube Kamaal Amrohi's death. popularly known as Kamal Amrohi (or Amrohvi in Urdu) (17 January 1918 - 11 February 1993) was an Indian film director, screenwriter, and dialogue writer. He was a Shi'a Muslim and an Urdu and Hindi poet. He is famous for his Hindi films such as Mahal (1949), Pakeezah (1972) and Razia Sultan (1983). He established Kamal Pictures (Mahal Films) in 1953 and Kamalistan Studio in Bombay in 1958.