Farhad Samji

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Farhad Samji[1]
Born
OccupationFilm Director, Writer
Years active1987–present
RelativesSajid Samji (brother)

Farhad Samji is an Indian composer, composer, and film director[2]

Career[edit]

In 2019, apart from writing dialogues for Punjabi film Singham, he directed web series Booo Sabki Phategi and the action comedy movie Housefull 4 starring Akshay Kumar and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, which was the fourth part of Housefull franchise and became a blockbuster despite of critically negative reviews.[3]

Samji wrote dialogues for the 2020 films Street Dancer 3D, Baaghi 3 and Coolie No. 1. He will start shooting for his next directorial, the Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon 2021 starrer Bachchan Pandey, in first week of January 2021.[4] Samji will next direct the family drama movie Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali featuring Salman Khan with Aayush Sharma and Pooja Hegde, which begins filming in October 2021 and will be launched in theatres on 29 April 2022. Both films are produced by Sajid Nadiadwala.[5]

Filmography[edit]

As director[edit]

Film Year Notes
Booo Sabki Phategi 2019 Web series
Housefull 4
Bachchan Pandey dagger 2022 Filming[6]

As writer[edit]

Film Year Notes
Singham 2019 (dialogue)
Baaghi 3 2020 (dialogue)
Street Dancer 3D 2020 (dialogue)
Laxmii 2020 (screenplay)
Coolie No. 1 2020 (dialogue)

As lyricist[edit]

Film Year Song Notes
Laxmii 2020 "Mata Ka Jagrata" also singer
Coolie No. 1 "Coolie No. 1 Title Track"

As singer[edit]

Film Year Song Notes
Housefull 4 2019 "The Bhoot Song" also co-singer and co-music director
Laxmii 2020 "Mata Ka Jagrata" also lyricist

As music composer[edit]

Film Year Song Notes
Housefull 4 2019 "The Bhoot Song" composer along with Sandeep Shirodkar; also singer along with Mika Singh and lyricist

Awards and nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World, Republic. "'Salman Khan is dangerous to clash with', says Housefull 4 director Farhad Samji". Republic World.
  2. ^ "Farhad Samji on Housefull 4: You cannot afford to be serious in a franchise like this". Mumbai Mirror.
  3. ^ "Farhad Samji on Housefull 4: You cannot afford to be serious in a franchise like this". Mumbai Mirror.
  4. ^ Pereira, Priyanka (3 July 2012). "Minding the Mindless". The Indian Express. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  5. ^ World, Republic. "'Salman Khan is dangerous to clash with', says Housefull 4 director Farhad Samji". Republic World.
  6. ^ "'Bachchan Pandey': Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon starrer goes on floors with a muhurat shot". The Times of India. 6 January 2021. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  7. ^ Hungama, Bollywood. "Farhad Samji Awards & Nominations - Bollywood Hungama".

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