Deewar

  • Has the quintessential Bollywood mother changed for the better? 17-02-2014 10:53 AM

    New Delhi: Right from the golden age of Bollywood - (late forties early fifties till the late eighties), the screen mothers were a critical and intrinsic component of most Bollywood movies. Family fare, Romance, Comedy, even in the violence-prone products of Salim-Javed (courtesy the Angry Young Man) the mother-son relationship...
  • Amitabh wasn't a huge star when he was signed for 'Sholay': Salim-Javed 11-01-2014 02:59 PM

    There won't be many doubts if Salim-Javed are termed as the greatest screenplay writers of the Hindi film industry till date. The duo talked about their films, Amitabh Bachchan, separation and fondness for each other in a candid chat with Rajeev Masand. ...
  • The good should win right from the beginning, say Salim-Javed 11-01-2014 12:22 PM

    The Hindi film industry realised the importance of good writing with the emergence of Salim-Javed. Together they wrote superhit films such as 'Zanjeer', 'Deewar' and 'Sholay. Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar were known for their straight-forward opinion. CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand talks to them about the role of a writer in...
  • Every person who knows his job and is aware of that is an arrogant person: Salim-Javed 11-01-2014 11:41 AM

    Mumbai: Salim-Javed, one of the most celebrated scriptwriters of the 1970s and 1980s, were seen as arrogant during their prime and the two feel that 'every person who knows his job' is arrogant. The duo scripted commercially successful films 'Zanjeer', 'Sholay', and 'Deewaar' before parting ways about 32 years ago....
  • 'Gunday' is inspired by 'Kaala Patthar' and 'Deewar': Ali Abbas 08-01-2014 04:43 PM

    Mumbai: Director Ali Abbas Zafar says 'Gunday' was the last script that late Yash Chopra heard and the upcoming film is somewhere inspired by the legendary filmmaker's two top grossers -- 'Kaala Patthar' and 'Deewar'. The film is based in Kolkata during the unsettled times of the 70s and deals...
  • Shooting at Rajkamal Studio makes Amitabh Bachchan nostalgic 08-12-2013 01:10 PM

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan got nostalgic when he returned to late filmmaker V Shantaram's Rajkamal Studios, where he had shot many important sequences for his blockbuster movie 'Deewar', for an advertisement shoot. "At work. At the iconic Rajkamal Studios after ages. The great V. Shantaram still lives among this creation...
  • Amitabh@71: I will continue working till there is strength in my body 11-10-2013 02:26 PM

    Mumbai: "The wish is that something challenging comes up everyday. I will continue working till there is strength in my body," is how megastar Amitabh Bachchan prophesied as he turned 71 today. Having starred in over 150 films in a career spanning more than four decades, Bachchan continues to hold...
  • Amitabh Bachchan crowned greatest Bollywood star in UK poll 27-07-2013 11:35 AM

    London: Amitabh Bachchan has emerged as the greatest Bollywood star in a UK poll celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema. The multi-award winning actor of countless classics bagged major share of votes from critics, fans and the film fraternity to be named on top in the survey '100 Greatest Bollywood...
  • 'Freedom' is like 'Dil Chahta Hai' meeting 'Deewar': Vivek 13-05-2013 01:51 PM

    Mumbai: Looking forward to his upcoming film 'Freedom', director Vivek Agnihotri says the movie is like 'Dil Chahta Hai' meeting 'Deewar'. 'Freedom', a political thriller, is set in different periods from 1984 to 2000. "It is a drama, not a satire. It is about the journey of youth, the journey...
  • 'Kabhi Kabhie' was Yash Chopra's favourite movie: Karan Johar 16-04-2013 08:20 PM

    'Kabhi Kabhie' was Yash Chopra's second directorial film with Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor in the lead roles after 'Deewar'. ...
  • Big B honoured by the Australian Government 22-11-2012 04:44 PM

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been honoured by the Australian government for his remarkable contribution to the Indian cinema, which is celebrating its centenary year. The 70-year-old actor started his career in 1969 with 'Saat Hindustani' and thereafter delivered hits like 'Zanjeer', 'Deewar', 'Sholay', 'Don' and many more. "Another recognition...
  • Films are not made for middle-class now: Javed Akhtar 30-10-2012 10:45 AM

    New Delhi: Noted lyricist and scriptwriter Javed Akhtar says Bollywood has drifted away from the middle class, which constitutes the major part of the Indian society. Akhtar, 67, who co-wrote the screenplay of Amitabh Bachchan starrers 'Sholay', 'Don' and 'Deewar' with Salim Khan, said the protagonists of the today's films...
  • Bachchan visits Yash Chopra's house 29-10-2012 07:11 PM

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan visited late filmmaker Yash Chopra's wife Pamela, remembering the times he had spent over the years at their place. Bachchan, 70, paid the visit on Sunday, a week after the tragic demise of the legendary Bollywood filmmaker. "...A visit to Pam, Yash Chopra's wife at their...
  • Yash Chopra didn't compromise on ethics: Javed 22-10-2012 10:18 AM

    Mumbai: Veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar, who worked with Yash Chopra as a writer in blockbuster films like 'Deewar', 'Trishul' and 'Kaala Pathar', says the filmmaker never compromised on his ethics. "The dialogues in his movies itself had literary values. One thing was highly appreciable about him was that in the...
  • Yash Chopra: The maverick director's 10 best films 21-10-2012 08:12 PM

    New Delhi: On his last birthday on September 27, 2012, Yash Chopra very clearly said that its the high time when he should detach himself from filmmaking. The songs and promos of Chopras lat film Jab Tak Hai Jaan have made a lot of buzz, but the maverick director is...
  • No realism in today's cinema, says Javed Akhtar 30-11-2011 12:29 PM

    Mumbai: Realism is a far cry in new age Bollywood, says veteran lyricist-scriptwriter Javed Akhtar, who feels the depiction of the common man in today's films is misleading and the quality of songs and language has deteriorated quite a lot. "Where's realism in today's films? Maybe yesteryear films were more...
  • Open letter to Amitabh from a cynical fan

    Begging Your Pardon |  Rituparna Chatterjee
    Dear Amitabh, Aaj khush toh bahut hoge tum... I truly believe every generation deserves the heroes they get. Born in the bleached out ...

  • Film that changed Kunal Kohli's life 23-12-2006 12:58 PM

    Kunal Kohli describes the Amitabh Bachchan blockbuster Deewar as the poster boy of complete Hindi cinema. ...