AK HANGAL

  • 'Garm Hava' review: It's a slice of our history that we can't ignore November 14, 2014

    Cast: Balraj Sahni, Farooq Shaikh, Dinanath Zutshi, Badar Begum, Geeta Siddharth, Shaukat Kaifi, AK Hangal Director: MS Sathyu MS Sathyu's 'Garm Hava' remains a potent and evocative study of the ramifications of Partition on the lives of ordinary, innocent people. Relevant even today, 41 years after it first released in 1973, the...
  • Govind Nihalani: 'Tamas' deals with the issue of national importance August 21, 2013

    Mumbai: National Awardwinning director Govind Nihalani feels the movie and television industries will keep changing because they act as a mirror to society, which constantly changes. "TV will continue to change. TV and cinema are media, which respond to the times, which they are made in. They are not static," Nihalani...
  • 19 people we will miss January 5, 2013

    1. Gore Vidal, 86 An American author, playwright, essayist and an occasional actor, who also aspired to be the President. Few litterateurs have made their presence felt in public life as Vidal. He was witty and acerbic and his penchant for sharp, incisive statements put him at loggerheads with his contemporaries...
  • Do theatre actors get their due in popular cinema? August 28, 2012

    Veteran Bollywood actor AK Hangal died at the age of 95 on Sunday. With prayers on their lips, friends and family members bid a tearful adieu to distinguished character actor at his funeral. Last year, his son Vijay said that he had no money to pay his medical bills, which raises...
  • He asked me if he'll die or live: Hangal's son August 28, 2012

    Mumbai: AK Hangal's son Vijay says he was speechless when the veteran actor asked him whether he will live through his ordeal in the hospital. Hangal died on Sunday morning after prolonged illness. He was 95. "I remember when he was to undergo an operation, he asked me if he will...
  • FTN: Do theatre actors get their due in popular cinema? August 27, 2012

    AK Hangal represented a generation of film actors who entered cinema through the stage. He is remembered for his roles in 'Sholay', 'Namak Haram', 'Bawarchi' and 'Guddi'. ...
  • Read 'Life and Times of AK Hangal', his autobiography August 27, 2012

    "My earliest memory is that of my mother. It was late at night and I was fast asleep. They came and woke me up and dragged me downstairs. I must have been about four or five yearsold then. I saw them crying and I looked at my mother lying there....
  • Bollywood's Alisters skip AK Hangal's funeral August 27, 2012

    New Delhi: AK Hangal had worked with most of Bollywood's top stars during his lifetime; yet after his death, they failed to show up for his last rites. Hangal passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2012. The man who immortalised the character of Rahim Chacha in 'Sholay' lived a solitary...
  • I helped out Hangal saheb financially: Amitabh August 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Superstar Amitabh Bachchan, a costar to actor AK Hangal in 'Sholay', had helped him out financially when he was undergoing treatment, one of the few from the industry who came to the rescue of the cashstrapped veteran who died on Sunday at the age of 95. "I had helped Hangal...
  • 'Youth should take inspiration from AK Hangal's life' August 26, 2012

    Celebrities who attended the last rites of AK Hangal said they will miss the actor a lot as he was an inspiration for them. ...
  • Hangal cremated, Bollywood biggies miss funeral August 26, 2012

    Mumbai: With prayers on their lips, friends and family members bid a tearful adieu to distinguished character actor AK Hangal at his funeral. Incidentally, none of the prominent Bollywood personalities attended Hangal's last rites, performed by his son Vijay at the Pawan Hans crematorium in Vile Parle, Mumbai, at around...
  • AK Hangal: 10 film scenes to remember him by August 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Veteran actor AK Hangal was admitted to the Asha Parekh hospital in Santa Cruz in suburban Mumbai on August 16 as he had suffered a fracture on his thigh bone and had been admitted to the hospital in a critical condition. He was put on life support and was too...
  • Sholay: The scene that made AK Hangal famous August 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Though Avatar Kishan Hangal was in the show business since 1966 but the one scene that made him famous was of 'Sholay'. Directed by Ramesh Sippy, the film was about a dreaded dacoit Gabbar Singh who rules the areas adjacent to Ramgarh. One fine day, Gabbar finds that the...
  • 'Madhubala': AK Hangal's last curtain call August 26, 2012

    New Delhi: It's a sad day for Indian cinema. AK Hangal, the thespian whose mature take on the plight of the common man in a wide assortment of films delighted and charmed millions over four decades passed away on Sunday at a hospital in Mumbai. Hangal saab's last acting role...
  • Grand old man of cinema, AK Hangal, dies at 95 August 26, 2012

    Mumbai: The grand old man of cinema, veteran actor Avtar Kishen Hangal, passed away on Sunday in Mumbai. He was 95. Hangal, who was in a critical condition, was admitted to the Asha Parekh Hospital in Santacruz in suburban Mumbai on August 16 and kept in the ICU. Hangal was admitted...
  • No improvement in actor AK Hangal's condition August 25, 2012

    Mumbai: There is no improvement in the condition of veteran actor A.K. Hangal and he is 'still serious', his son said Saturday. Hangal was recently admitted to hospital here following a hip fracture. "His condition is still serious and there is no sign of improvement. He has a breathing problem and...
  • Actor AK Hangal critical, admitted to hospital August 25, 2012

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Avtar Kishen Hangal is in a critical condition, family sources said on Friday evening. "He has been admitted to Asha Parekh Hospital... he is in a critical condition. He is in ICU," Hangal's son Vijay said. AK Hangal, 95, was admitted to Parekh Hospital in Santacruz in suburban...
  • AK Hangal does a cameo in TV show 'Madhubala' June 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Veteran actor AK Hangal finally made his much awaited appearance in the TV serial 'Madhubala: Ek Ishq Ek Junoon' on June 1. The actor played himself only where he in a way started the real story of the serial. Hangal, 97, put the name of a new born...
  • Watch: AK Hangal's single take shot in Madhubala June 1, 2012

    Mumbai: Veteran actor AK Hangal came out of retirement at the age of 97 to shoot for the television serial Madhubala. The veteran actor stepped out of his house for the first time in five months for the shooting of an episode of Madhubala in which he has done a...
  • AK Hangal pulls off Madhubala role in single take May 31, 2012

    New Delhi: He takes tentative steps towards a cluster of people, guided purely by his senses, and the oppressive silence that warns him that something is not right here. The gentle timbre of his voice rings through the air heavy with mourning "yaha itna sannata kyu hai bhai"? Thirtyseven years after...
  • At 97, AK Hangal returns to TV with 'Madhubala' May 29, 2012

    Mumbai: Once an actor always an actor. Quite true for 97yearold A.K. Hangal, who wears grease paint despite the ripe age in a role in the television show 'Madhubala'. He is excited and says work knows no age limit. "I believe there is no age limit to work. But these days...
  • 'Sholay' editor, M.S. Shinde in penury March 1, 2011

    Mumbai: After veteran character artist A.K. Hangal, comes news that 81yearold M.S. Shinde, editor of the cult film Sholay, is perishing in poverty in Asia's biggest slum Dharavi. The Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA) has come to his aid. Shinde, who edited over a hundred hit films including Shaan, Shakti...
  • Aamir assures his support to AK Hangal January 20, 2011

    Mumbai: Aamir Khan says he will do the needful for 95yearold character artist A.K. Hangal who is languishing in penury. "Certainly we need to do something. In the past also I had been with him. I will immediately find out how he is doing and do the needful," Aamir told reporters...
  • B'wood ignores the ailing, says AK Hangal January 20, 2011

    Mumbai: He played onscreen father, grandfather, greatgrandfather and uncle to many top notch Bollywood actors, but today 95yearold AK Hangal the famous 'Rahim Chacha' of Sholay lies on a cot, struggling to be alive as his source of income has dried up and there is hardly any money...