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Abbas-Mustan at Rajesh Khanna's prayer meet
|Occupation||Directors, writers, producers|
Abbas and Mustan Burmawalla are brothers known for directing stylish Bollywood films. They have frequently cast Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Shahrukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor in their work. They are next launching Abbas's son Mustafa in the film Machine.A musical sports love story with Kiara advani. The duo directed landmark Bollywood films like Khiladi, Baazigar, Soldier, Ajnabee, Baadshah, Aitraaz, Humraaz, 36 China Town, Race and Race 2. Their latest film Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon starring comedian Kapil Sharma They have prominently worked with the production house Venus Worldwide Entertainment. They have directed seven movies for Venus (the last one being Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon), all of which were blockbusters.
Abbas and Mustan Burmawalla are brothers originally from Surat, Gujarat. Their brother Hussain Burmawalla is a famous editor of Gujarati and Hindi films. They started their careers with Gujarati films.
Early life and career
Abbas, Mustan, and their brother Hussain Burmawalla are from Surat. Their family was in the furniture business, but Abbas–Mustan wanted to do something different. They met their uncle S.D. Kura who used to edit Hindi movies. He advised them to first do film editing then go for film direction. Gradually they joined Sultan Ahmed as assistant director who was directing the movie Ganga Ki Saugandh (1978), and they also joined as assistant director with Govindbhai Patel. They did few films. When Patel refused Gujarati film Sajan Tara Sambharana (1985), Abbas–Mustan got chance to do their first film as directors, and it was a hit.
After Abbas–Mustan's film journey began as director, they made some Gujarati films and then stepped into Hindi cinema. The first Hindi film they did was Agneekaal with Jeetendra, Raj Babbar, and Madhavi in 1990. Since then, they have directed 14 Hindi movies. They started their own production house called Burmawalla Partners.
The duo are renowned for taking inspiration from Hollywood films and adding glamour to them.Asian Academy of Film & Television honored both of them with the Life Membership of International Film And Television Club.
In most of their films, name of the lead actor is Raj and lead actress is Priya.
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