Nariman Irani

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Nariman A. Irani
Died December 10, 1977
Mumbai
Occupation cinematographer, film producer
Known for Don (1978)

Nariman A. Irani (? - December 10, 1977) was an Bollywood cinematographer and film producer. He is most known for producing Don (1978) made under his banner Nariman Films and for his work as cinematographer in Chhailla Babu(1977). He died in an accident, even before Don was even completed, eventually the film was a big hit and led to the Don film franchise.[1][2]

As a cinematographer he is known for his films like Talash, Saraswatichandra and Phool Aur Patthar, Roti Kapada Aur Makaan[2] and Chhailla Babu. He won the 16th National Film Awards for Best Cinematography (B & W) for Saraswatichandra (1968).,[3][4] he also won the Filmfare Award for Best Cinematographer in the same year.[5]


The cinematographer Nariman Irani, while working Chhailla Babu decided to borrow most of the plot of Chhailla Babu and shared a modified story idea to Chandra Barot,who made the new modified story as the film Don (1978). While Don was still under production, he was badly hurt, when after a sudden cloudburst in November 1977, a wall fell on him while he was preparing to take a shot for another film at Rajkamal Kalamandir studios, Mumbai during the making of Manojj Kumar's Kranti. A wall collapsed on him and he suffered a hip bone injury. Though he was hospitalised, but died a few days later.[2][6]

Legacy[edit]

His home banner Nariman Films was revived 18 years later by his sons, Nadir and Nadeem, with Suniel Shetty-starrer Shashtra (1996).[7]

Filmography[edit]

Cinematographer
Producer

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