Anees Bazmee

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Anees Bazmee
Anees Bazmee.jpg
Bazmee at the studio release of Ready
Nationality Indian
Occupation Film Director, Film Writer, Screenplay Writer
Years active 1988 – present

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

Career[edit]

Bazmee started his career in 1988, as a dialogue writer for the film Hum Farishte Nahin. He returned in the year 1990 as a writer for the film Swarg, which was directed by David Dhawan and starred Rajesh Khanna and Govinda. He did several projects in collaboration with Dhawan soon after.

In 1995, after having written 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 to be one of the industry's biggest hits that year.[2]

After the success of Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, Bazmee took a five-year break from directing. He returned in 2002, with the thriller Deewangee, which performed above average business at the box office.[3][clarification needed] In 2005 Bazmee directed the multi-star 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 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 the first time Bazmee would make a legitimate version of a Hollywood movie.[5][unreliable source?]

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
2015 Welcome Back

Writer only[edit]

Year Film
2009 Shortkut - The Con is On
2002 Karz
2001 Mujhe Meri Biwi Se Bachaao
2000 Raju Chacha
1999 Sirf Tum
1997 Deewana Mastana
1997 Prithvi
1997 Sanam
1996 Army
1995 Andolan
1995 Hulchul
1995 Gunda Raaj
1995 Angrakshak
1994 Mr. Azaad
1994 The Gentleman
1994 Laadla
1994 Andaz
1994 Gopi Kishan
1994 Eena Meena Deeka
1994 Raja Babu
1993 Aankhen
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

Actor[edit]

Year Film Notes
2015 Care of Footpath 2 Kannada film

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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