|Occupation(s)||Film directors, producers|
Abbas–Mustan is an Indian filmmaking duo consisting of brothers Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla and Mustan Alibhai Burmawalla, known for directing stylish suspense, action and romantic thrillers in Bollywood with dark-lighted themes.
Early life and career
Abbas Burmawalla, Mustan Burmawalla, and their brother Hussain Burmawalla are from Surat in Gujarat state. They began their career with Gujarati films. They joined Sultan Ahmed as assistant director who was directing the movie Ganga Ki Saugandh (1978). They later joined as assistant director with Govindbhai Patel to do several films. When Patel refused an opportunity to direct Gujarati film Sajan Tara Sambharana (1985), Abbas–Mustan received their first break to direct the movie, launching their career.
Their first Hindi movie as directors was Agneekaal in 1990. Since then, they have directed more than 14 Hindi movies. They eventually launched their own production house called Burmawalla Partners.
Asian Academy of Film & Television honored both of them with the Life Membership of International Film And Television Club.
|†||Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|1985||Sajan Tara Sambharna||Yes|
|1987||Moti Veerana Chowk||Yes|
|2001||Chori Chori Chupke Chupke||Yes|
|2004||Taarzan: The Wonder Car||Yes|
|2006||36 China Town||Yes|
|2015||Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon||Yes||Yes|
|2023||3 Monkeys †||Yes|
- "Abbas-Mustan haven't spent a single day apart in 54 years".
- Agneekaal, 15 July 2022, retrieved 4 August 2022