Sajid-Farhad

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Sajid-Farhad
Born Sajid Samji
(1967-08-20) 20 August 1967 (age 50)
Farhad Samji
(1974-05-05) 5 May 1974 (age 43)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Film directors, writers
Years active 2002—present

Sajid-Farhad are an Indian film director and writer duo consisting of Sajid Samji and Farhad Samji.[1] Their work as writers include the films Shiva, Sunday, Double Dhamaal, Golmaal Returns, All The Best: Fun Begins, Housefull 2, Ready, Golmaal 3, Singham, Bol Bachchan, Chashme Baddoor, Himmatwala, Chennai Express, It's Entertainment and Singham Returns. Five of the films they have written have entered the Bollywood 100 crore club.[2] In 2014, they started directing films with Entertainment.[3]

Career[edit]

The duo started their career as lyricists. Salman Khan first heard their songs and recommended them to David Dhawan and he roped them in for Hum Kisise Kum Nahin (2002).[1] Sajid-Farhad first tasted success as lyricists with the song "M Bole Toh" from Munnabhai MBBS (2004).[1] After that they got offer from Ram Gopal Varma for Shiva (2006)[1] and thereafter they penned dialogues for Rohit Shetty's Sunday (2008) and Golmaal Returns (2008).[1]

The duo made their directorial debut with Entertainment, a slapstick comedy film starring Akshay Kumar and Tamannah. The film released on 8 August 2014.[4][5][6] The first video song "Johnny Johnny" was released on 9 June 2014 which depicted a desi version of the nursery rhyme "Johny Johny Yes Papa". Their next film Housefull 3 starring Akshay Kumar, Lisa Haydon and Nargis Fakhri is scheduled for release on 3 June 2016.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Lyricists[edit]

Year Film
2002 Hum Kisise Kum Nahin
2002 Chor Machaye Shor
2003 Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.
2006 Lage Raho Munna Bhai
2008 Sunday
2008 God Tussi Great Ho
2012 Bol Bachchan
2016 Housefull 3

Writers[edit]

Year Film
2006 Shiva
2008 Sunday
2008 Golmaal Returns
2009 All The Best: Fun Begins
2010 Golmaal 3
2011 Ready
2011 Double Dhamaal
2011 Singham
2012 Housefull 2
2012 Bol Bachchan
2013 Himmatwala
2013 Chashme Baddoor
2013 Policegiri
2013 Chennai Express
2013 Boss
2014 Entertainment
2014 Singham Returns
2015 Dilwale
2016 Housefull 3
2017 Judwaa 2
2017 Golmaal Again

Directors[edit]

Year Film
2014 Entertainment
2016 Housefull 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Pereira, Priyanka (3 July 2012). "Minding the Mindless". The Indian Express. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Dedhia, Sonil (5 August 2014). "Meet Bollywood's Blockbuster Team!". Rediff. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  3. ^ "Actors, filmmakers, experimenters – What is the future of Bollywood directors?". BollywoodLife. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "It's Entertainment: Cast and crew". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "It's Entertainment – Reviews, Trailers, Cast & Crew". oneindia.in. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Akshay-Tamannah's 'It's Entertainment' to have an item number". IBN Live. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  7. ^ Vijayakar, R.M. (9 July 2014). "Akshay Kumar, Sajid Nadiadwala Choose 'Housefull 3' Directors". India West. Retrieved 2016-05-31. 

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