Jigyaasa

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Jigyaasa
Jigyaasa poster.jpg
Directed byFaisal Saif
Produced byRaju Chand
Written byFaisal Saif
Mehmood Ali
Music byRam Shankar
Release date
  • 10 March 2006 (2006-03-10)
Running time
140 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

Jigyaasa, released on 10 March 2006, is an Indian Hindi-language movie starring Hrishitaa Bhatt and directed by Faisal Saif.[1] It was called the year's most controversial feature film, and was rumored to be based on the life of Indian actress, item girl and sex symbol Mallika Sherawat.[2] Bhatt's performance in the film was praised by critics.[3]

Small time Marathi actress Teja Deokar played Hrishitaa Bhatt's part in the recent unofficial remake in Marathi titled Nati, which means 'Actress'.

Plot[edit]

Based on actual events, the film tells the story of an innocent girl named Jigyaasa Mathur (Hrishitaa Bhatt) who comes from a middle-class family, the daughter of a school teacher named Malini Mathur (Varsha Usgaonkar). Malini is a woman with principles and emotions. Jigyaasa wants to become a film actress and her mother has no objections about it. But Jigyaasa has some other plans. Jigyaasa will go to any limits to reach her goal. Within a timespan of five years, Jigyaasa reaches the top and becomes India's highest paid superstar.

Cast[edit]

Music[edit]

  1. Baaton Hi Baaton Mein - Udit Narayan, Sadhana Sargam
  2. Jigyaasa - Ram Shankar
  3. Jigyaasa (Remix) - Ram Shankar
  4. Khatiya Toot Gayee Sonu Kakkar
  5. Meethe Meethe Sapnon Mein - Sadhana Sargam
  6. Saansein Meri Saansein - Rahul Vaidya
  7. Saansein Meri Sansein (Breathless Mix) - Rahul Vaidya

Remake[edit]

The film was unofficially remade in 2014 in Marathi titled Nati which means Actress. However some scenes and dramatization were changed to avoid any legal hassles.

Criticism and Legacy[edit]

The Lesbian interaction and kiss between Hrishitaa Bhatt and her co-actor in the film's scene was mentioned in an article from Spotboye.com by writer Chetna Kapoor as The Hottest Lesbian And Gay Kisses in Bollywood.[4] Box Office Collection marked Jigyaasa and Madhur Bhandarkar's Heroine as better made films till date with Bollywood used as a backdrop.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://entertainment.oneindia.in/bollywood/reviews/2006/jigyaasa-100306.html
  2. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1249244.cms
  3. ^ "I am choosy about my roles: Hrishitaa Bhatt". Indian Express. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
  4. ^ "The Hottest Lesbian And Gay Kisses in Bollywood". Spotboye.com. 23 November 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Sabki Bajegi Band Review: Long forgotten Jigyaasa & Heroine were way better than it". Box Office Collection. 2 May 2015. Retrieved 2 May 2015.

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