|Directed by||Pankaj Shukla|
|Produced by||Gulshan Bhatia|
|Written by||Pankaj Shukla|
Antara Mona Lisa Biswas
|Music by||Dhananjay Mishra|
|Distributed by||Abhay Sinha|
|12 September 2008|
Bhole Shankar is a 2008 Bhopuri-language Indian feature film directed by Pankaj Shukla and produced by Gulshan Bhatia, starring Mithun Chakraborty and Manoj Tiwari in lead roles. The film took the biggest opening for a Bhojpuri film and is considered as the biggest Bhojpuri hit.
Bhole Shankar revolves around the unemployment issue where Mithun Chakraborty plays the role of Shankar, an underworld Don and the elder brother of Bhole, played by Manoj Tiwari. Bhole Shankar is the first Bhojpuri film of Mithun Chakraborty.
- Mithun Chakraborty as Shankar
- Manoj Tiwari as Bhole
- Antara Biswas "Mona Lisa"
- Lovy Rohtagi
- Gopal Singh
- Shabnam Kapoo
- Rajesh Vivek R
- Shivendu Shukla
- Raghvendra MudgalR
The film's music was composed by Dhananjay Mishra and the lyrics were written by Bipin Bahaar. Playback singer Shailender Singh came out of retirement to perform the song "Jai Ho Chhath Maiya" for the film.
- "Re Bauraee Chanchal Kirniya" – Raja Hasan
- "Dil Ke Haal Bataeen Kaise" – Mauli Dave
- "Tori Marji" -Poonam Yadav, Manoj Tiwari
- "Piya More Gaile Rama" – Indu Sonali
- "Naak Ke Nathiya" – Manoj Tiwari
- "Kehu Sapna Mein" – Kalpana, Udit Narayan
- "Jai Ho Chhath Maiya" – Shailendra Singh, Malini Awasthi
- "Jab Jab Aave Yaad" – Indu Sonali, Ujjaini, Manoj Tiwari
- "Ae Bhai Ji" – Manoj Tiwari
Although, the film was initially banned in Bihar, it earned more than Rs. 35 Lac. in Bihar alone in its opening weekend, a record for any Bhojpuri film in the state. The film went on to complete 100 days run at various cinema halls. The film got very good response even from Non-Bhojpuri speaking audience and film was running well after one year in many parts of Northern India. This was the first Bhojpuri film to get a simultaneous release in overseas market like Nepal, Fiji, Mauritius and Guiana.
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