Hrishikesh Mukherjee

  • Amitabh Bachchan: Hrishikesh Mukherjee knew how to tell the simplest of stories in the most enchanting manner Yesterday

    Mumbai: He knew how to say the "simplest of the stories" in the most exciting manner and his sense of budget was exceptional too, says actor Amitabh Bachchan while remembering late maestro Hrishikesh Mukherjee on his birth anniversary. Mukherjee's 92nd birth anniversary was Tuesday and Big B just couldn't stop reminiscing...
  • Why it is not right to compare Sonam Kapoor's 'Khubsoorat' to the original classic July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: There is moment in the recently released trailer of Sonam Kapoor starrer 'Khoobsurat' where an uptight Ratna Pathak Shah asks Dr Mili Chakravarty (Kapoor) "Mujhe laga ke aap Bengali hai". To which Sonam replies, "Actually Manju (her mother, Kirron Kher) Punjabi hai, aur hum sab uspe gaye hai."...
  • Narendra Modi, Sridevi, Amitabh Bachchan mourn Suchitra Sen's demise January 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi, BJP's prime ministerial candidate, mourned the death of Suchitra Sen, the legendary Bengali actress Suchitra, and lauded the actress for her contribution to both Hindi and Bengali cinema. Suchitra, who had been undergoing treatment at a nursing home in Kolkata for serious respiratory problems, breathed her...
  • Suchitra Sen: The timeless beauty of Hindi and Bengali cinema January 17, 2014

    Suchitra Sen's contribution to Hindi, Bengali cinema Veteran actress and the iconic Bengali beauty Suchitra Sen passed away in Kolkata on Friday after reportedly suffering from a cardiac arrest. Suchitra Sen's ethereal beauty coupled with her phenomenal screen presence and immense box office popularity made her one of the most successful...
  • Khubsoorat: Sonam Kapoor not worried about comparisons with Rekha July 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Sonam Kapoor, who will be seen in the remake of 'Khubsoorat', says it's a contemporary film and the story does not ape the 1980 hit movie. The original 'Khubsoorat' had Rekha in the lead role of a happygolucky girl and she was joined by the likes of Ashok Kumar,...
  • 'Guddi' to 'Gippi': How Bollywood handles teenage angst May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Sonam Nair's 'Gippi' is hitting the screens on Friday the 10th. On an outset, it seems to be dealing with the problems of adolescence, which would be a new thing in Bollywood if these issues are presented in a sensible way. It also marks the changing patterns of...
  • Sonam Kapoor's 'Khubsoorat' ready to roll in August April 28, 2013

    Mumbai: The camera will start rolling for 'Khubsoorat' during monsoon and its lead actress Sonam Kapoor says the story has been completely changed while retaining the spirit of the characters. "I will start shooting this August," she told IANS. The Hrishikesh Mukerjeedirected 1980 family drama, which won the Filmfare award for the...
  • Farooque Sheikh: Wish my career was like Naseer's January 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Having worked together in films like 'Lorie', 'Bazaar' and 'Katha', Farooque Sheikh says he envies the career of fellow veteran and 'brilliant actor' Naseeruddin Shah. Farooque, 64, who along with actors like Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, Om Puri, Naseeruddin, Deepti Naval gave a new lease of life to...
  • Big B the biggest crowdpuller at Kolkata film fest November 16, 2012

    Kolkata: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who had mesmerised Kolkatans with his Bengali at the inauguration of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) last week, continues to be its biggest crowd puller. A selected bouquet of seven of his most memorable films are being screened at the eightday festival which ends on...
  • Remembering the genius of Hrishikesh Mukherjee September 30, 2011

    On the birth anniversary of the master of the middleoftheroad cinema, CNNIBN pays tribute to the man behind some of the biggest classics to ever bless the silver screen. ...
  • In pics: Tearful adieu to Hrishida August 29, 2006

    Mumbai: The film fraternity came together to pay their last respects to Hrishikesh Mukherjee, the filmmaker who gave a face to Indian middle class cinema. Mukherjee's last rites were performed at Mumbai's Swarnarekhamango funeral ground in Madhukar. ...
  • Bidding adieu to Hrishida August 29, 2006

    Mumbai: The funeral of late filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee, will take place in Mumbai on Tuesday. The 84yearold filmmaker died after prolonged illness on Sunday. He had been admitted to the Leelavati Hospital in Mumbai in June following chronic kidney failure, pneumonia and sepsis. His body was taken to his home from...
  • Hrishida was a father figure: Big B August 29, 2006

    New Delhi: Superstar Amitabh Bachchan was effusive in his praise for filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee, who died Sunday, saying he was like a "father figure" to him and his wife Jaya while asserting "they don't create people like him any more". "Working with Hrishida was an unbelievable experience because his style of...
  • Who'll do aam aadmi films now? August 28, 2006

    New Delhi: In many ways Hrishikesh Mukherjee was the doyen of middle class Hindi cinema. His characters hopped on to the local bus, had normal conversations at the dinner table and dealt with the simple dilemmas of every day life. In Guddi, Jaya Bhaduri played a young girl infatuated with a...
  • Exclusive: real & reel babumoshai August 28, 2006

    "One's attitude towards life is reflected towards his work in art," said Hrishikesh Mukherjee in his last interview with CNNIBN. He said he was not an intellectual and wanted to be known as a simple man. Mukherjee passed away on Sunday but his approach to life lives on through his...
  • Tribute: Remembering Hrishida August 28, 2006

    Filmmakers come and go but Hrishikesh Mukherjee will stay on. Long after his demise, his films will continue to make us smile, laugh or cry. What did his films contain that could not be matched by any other? ...
  • Watch Hrishida's work | Pics August 28, 2006

    He said he was not an intellectual. He wanted to be known as a simple man. Veteran fimmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee passed away on Sunday but his approach to life lives on through his immortal cinema. Here's a glimpse of some of the most memorable Hrishikesh Mukherjee cinema. ...
  • Tollywood remembers Hrishida August 28, 2006

    Kolkata: Tollywood expressed deep shock at the demise of legendary film maker Hrishikesh Mukherjee. Although Hrishikesh Mukherjee was not very closely associated with Tollywood, the actors and all those related to the Bengali film industry felt the director's death was an irreplaceable loss to the film fraternity as a whole. Tollywood...
  • Pay your tributes to Hrishida August 28, 2006

    Mukherjee died at central Mumbai's Leelavati Hospital where he was admitted two months ago, hospital sources said. ...
  • Bollywood mourns death of Hrishikesh August 28, 2006

    Mumbai: The film industry on Sunday condoled the death of legendary filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee describing him as a man who left an indelible mark on Indian cinema with his style of direction and view of life. "His films carried the Hrishida stamp and he was there in every frame", actorturned film...
  • Filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee dead August 28, 2006

    Mumbai: Legendary filmmaker Hrishikesh Mukherjee, who had been battling ill health for two months, died on Sunday at central Mumbai's Leelavati Hospital. He had been admitted two months ago and was reportedly on dialysis, hospital sources said. Mukherjee suffered from kidney failure. Hrishikesh Mukherjee, a Dada Saheb Phalke recipient, was born in...