Anees Bazmee

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Anees Bazmee
Anees Bazmee.jpg
Bazmee at the audio release of Ready
Born Modasa, Aravali district, Gujarat State,
Occupation Film director, film writer, Screenplay writer
Years active 1988 – present

Anees Bazmee is an Indian film producer and director active in Bollywood. He is best known for directing the hugely successful comedy films No Entry (2005), Welcome (2007) and Singh Is Kinng (2008) amongst many others.

Career[edit]

Bazmee started his career in 1988, as a dialogue writer for the film Hum Farishte Nahin. He then took a year break, and returned in 1990 as a writer for the film Swarg, which was directed by David Dhawan and starred Rajesh Khanna and Govinda. He would subsequently collaborate with Dhawan several times.

In 1995, after having written over ten scripts for ten films, including hits such as Aankhen,[1] Bazmee made his directorial debut with the film Hulchul. Starring Ajay Devgn and Kajol, the film went unnoticed critically and commercially as well. However, his attempt to cast Devgan and Kajol once again in 1998 for his second directorial venture, Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, proved successful. The film was both a major critical and commercial success, and turned out as one of the industry's biggest hits that year.[2]

After the success of Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, Bazmee took a five years break from directing. He returned in 2002, with the thriller Deewangee, which performed above average business at the box office.[3] In 2005 Bazmee directed the multi-starrer comedy film, No Entry. The film became the biggest hit of the year, earning over Rs 430 million in its domestic box office.[4] He had a great success with Welcome and Singh Is Kinng. Starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles, the films were commercially successful.

In 2009 Firoz A. Nadiadwala acquired the rights of the film The Hangover and announced that Bazmee was to direct a Hindi language remake of the film, making this project the first time Bazmee would make a legitimate version of a Hollywood movie.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Director[edit]

Year Film
1995 Hulchul
1998 Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha
2002 Deewangee
2005 No Entry
2006 Sandwich
2007 Welcome
2008 Singh Is Kinng
2010 No Problem
2011 Thank You
2011 Ready
2014 Welcome Back
2015 No Entry Mein Entry

Writer[edit]

2014 Welcome Back
2011 Thank You
2010 No Problem
2009 Shortkut - The Con is On
2008 Singh Is King
2007 Welcome
2006 Sandwich
2005 Amudhey
2005 No Entry
2002 Deewangee
2002 Karz
2001 Mujhe Meri Biwi Se Bachaao
2000 Raju Chacha
1999 Sirf Tum
1998 Pyar To Hona Hi Tha
1997 Deewana Mastana
1997 Prithvi
1997 Sanam
1996 Army
1995 Andolan
1995 Hulchul
1995 Gunda Raaj
1994 Mr. Azaad
1994 The Gentleman
1994 Laadla
1994 Andaz
1994 Gopi Kishan
1994 Eena Meena Deeka
1994 Raja Babu
1993 Aankhen
1993 Police Wala
1993 King Uncle
1992 Bol Radha Bol
1992 Aaj Ka Goonda Raj
1992 Apradhi
1992 Shola Aur Shabnam
1992 Yaad Rakhegi Duniya
1990 Pratibandh
1990 Swarg

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Box Office 1993". BoxOfficeIndia.Com. Archived from the original on 4 April 2008. Retrieved 14 March 2008. 
  2. ^ "Box Office 1998". BoxOfficeIndia.Com. Archived from the original on 4 April 2008. Retrieved 14 March 2008. 
  3. ^ "Box Office 2002". BoxOfficeIndia.Com. Archived from the original on 4 April 2008. Retrieved 14 March 2008. 
  4. ^ "Box Office 2005". BoxOfficeIndia.Com. Archived from the original on 4 April 2008. Retrieved 14 March 2008. 
  5. ^ "Hindi Hangover remake". starboxoffice. 27 July 2009. Retrieved 6 March 2011. 

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