DEEWAR

  • Amitabh Bachchan's iconic knotted shirt in 'Deewar' was a tailoring error July 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The denim blue shirt teamed with khakee coloured pants and a rope dangling over the shoulder is arguably Amitabh Bachchan's most iconic film look till date and the megastar reveals the styling in 'Deewar' was a result of a mistake by the tailor. Reflective of the tumultuous politics of the early...
  • Has the quintessential Bollywood mother changed for the better? February 17, 2014

    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 violenceprone products of SalimJaved (courtesy the Angry Young Man) the motherson...
  • Amitabh wasn't a huge star when he was signed for 'Sholay': SalimJaved January 11, 2014

    There won't be many doubts if SalimJaved 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 SalimJaved January 11, 2014

    The Hindi film industry realised the importance of good writing with the emergence of SalimJaved. Together they wrote superhit films such as 'Zanjeer', 'Deewar' and 'Sholay. Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar were known for their straightforward opinion. CNNIBN'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: SalimJaved January 11, 2014

    Mumbai: SalimJaved, 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. They...
  • 'Gunday' is inspired by 'Kaala Patthar' and 'Deewar': Ali Abbas January 8, 2014

    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...
  • Shooting at Rajkamal Studio makes Amitabh Bachchan nostalgic December 8, 2013

    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 of...
  • Amitabh@71: I will continue working till there is strength in my body October 11, 2013

    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 sway...
  • Amitabh Bachchan crowned greatest Bollywood star in UK poll July 27, 2013

    London: Amitabh Bachchan has emerged as the greatest Bollywood star in a UK poll celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema. The multiaward 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 Stars'...
  • 'Freedom' is like 'Dil Chahta Hai' meeting 'Deewar': Vivek May 13, 2013

    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...
  • 'Kabhi Kabhie' was Yash Chopra's favourite movie: Karan Johar April 16, 2013

    'Kabhi Kabhie' was Yash Chopra's second directorial film with Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor in the lead roles after 'Deewar'. ...
  • Big B to attend Indian Film Festival in Florence December 2, 2012

    Amitabh Bachchan is looking forward to attending the River To River 2012 Indian Film Festival in Florence, where a retrospective of his films will be held. The 70yearold is excited about visiting the city and the festival, where his movies 'Sholay', 'Black', 'Deewar' and even 'Everlasting Light', a documentary on him,...
  • Big B honoured by the Australian Government November 22, 2012

    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 70yearold actor started his career in 1969 with 'Saat Hindustani' and thereafter delivered hits like 'Zanjeer', 'Deewar', 'Sholay', 'Don' and many more. "Another recognition by the...
  • Films are not made for middleclass now: Javed Akhtar October 30, 2012

    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 cowrote 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 October 29, 2012

    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 house...
  • Yash Chopra didn't compromise on ethics: Javed October 22, 2012

    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 1980s,...
  • Yash Chopra: The maverick director's 10 best films October 21, 2012

    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...
  • Filmmaker Yash Chopra admitted to hospital October 14, 2012

    Mumbai: Veteran filmmaker Yash Chopra was admitted to Lilavati hospital in suburban Bandra here after being diagnosed with dengue, sources said today. "Mr Yash Chopra was admitted to hospital yesterday after being diagnosed with an attack of dengue. He has been kept under observation. He is feeling much better and...
  • Will never write an autobiography: Big B October 11, 2012

    Mumbai: As one of India's most highprofile celebrities, he has been the proverbial goldfish in the glass bowl for decades and is also an inveterate blogger. But no autobiographies for Amitabh Bachchan, who says firmly that some pockets of his life are off limits to the outside world and the...
  • Happy b'day Big B: Thank you for the memories October 10, 2012

    New Delhi: There are certain people who should be treated with respect, always. The traditional Indian society keeps a check on its youngsters whether or not they are paying proper respect to people such as Sachin Tendulkar, Lata Mangeshkar and Amitabh Bachchan. The kind of respect these people enjoy is...
  • BigB's 786 Twitter days: Is 'Billa No.786' lucky? June 27, 2012

    New Delhi: For those of you following Amitabh Bachchan on twitter, he finally speaks about why all his tweets begin with a number it's the number of days that he has been on twitter. Bachchan marked his 786th day on twitter with tweets on this lucky number charm that...
  • Salim Khan turns script doctor for 'Sher Khan' June 17, 2012

    Scriptwriter Salim Khan is back in action and this time for his son's next film "Sher Khan". The veteran writer says it's time to pass on the legacy and that he has a certain ammount of experience that his son Sohail Khan is using for his directorial venture. He will officially...
  • I don't like films without songs: Javed Akhtar May 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The young filmmakers are doing an excellent job, says writerlyricist Javed Akhtar, who has been associated with the industry for more than 40 years. However, he does not approve their idea of having songless movies. "I really like the kind of cinema that is made nowadays. The young filmmakers...
  • Hollywood hasn't affected B'wood: Javed Akhtar April 25, 2012

    Mumbai: Writerlyricist Javed Akhtar, who has been part of the Indian film industry for more than four decades, says so far only Bollywood has not suffered at the hands of Hollywood. "Hollywood is such a powerful film industry that it has ruined film industries of the world. Wherever Hollywood films reach,...
  • No realism in today's cinema, says Javed Akhtar November 30, 2011

    Mumbai: Realism is a far cry in new age Bollywood, says veteran lyricistscriptwriter 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 dramatic...
  • Dutt remembers mom Nargis on her birthday June 1, 2010

    New Delhi: Remembering his mother Nargis Dutt on her birth anniversary, Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt says he misses her even 29 years after her death. Nargis died in 1981 after a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. Tuesday marks her 81st birth anniversary. "It's been 29 years now that my beloved mother left...
  • Film that changed Kunal Kohli's life December 23, 2006

    Fanaa director Kunal Kohli says he was seven when he watched the film that changed his life. It was the Amitabh Bachchan blockbuster Deewar that made him sit up and enjoy the glory of popular Hindi cinema. He describes the 70s picture as the poster boy of complete Hindi cinema....