Rajkumar Santoshi

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Rajkumar Santoshi is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter of Hindi films.[1]

Career[change | change source]

Ghayal also won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. Santoshi's followup was the universally acclaimed film Damini (1993), which dealt with issues like the status of women in our society and the perspective of people towards women. He won his second Filmfare best director award for it.[2][3][3]

After making two back-to-back serious films like Ghayal and Damini, Santoshi wanted to make a light film.[4][5][6][7]

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Film Director Credit Notes
1982 Ardh Satya Assistant director
Vijeta Assistant director
1990 Ghayal Yes Writer
1993 Damini Yes Writer (Story & Screenplay)
1994 Andaz Apna Apna Yes Writer
1995 Barsaat Yes Writer
1996 Ghatak Yes Writer
Halo Actor
1998 China Gate Writer
Vinashak - Destroyer Writer (screenplay)
Doli Saja Ke Rakhna Co-producer
1999 Jaanam Samjha Karo Writer (screenplay)
2000 Pukar Yes Writer
2001 Lajja Yes Writer
2002 The Legend of Bhagat Singh Yes Writer
Dil Hai Tumhaara Writer (screenplay)
2004 Khakee Yes Writer
2006 Family: Ties of Blood Yes Writer
2008 Halla Bol Yes Writer
2009 Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani Yes Writer
2013 Phata Poster Nikhla Hero Yes Writer
2023 Aalay Mazya Rashila Yes Marathi film[8]
Gandhi Godse – Ek Yudh Yes Writer [9]
Bad Boy Yes Writer

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References[change | change source]

  1. "I was not able to give my father even one meal with my money: Rajkumar Santoshi". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 23 September 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
  2. "The Winners – 1993". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 9 July 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2010.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Rishi, Tilak (2012). Bless You Bollywood!: A tribute to Hindi Cinema on completing 100 years. Trafford Publishing. ISBN 9781466939622.
  4. Chintamani, Gautam (12 April 2014). "From flop to cult film: The journey of Andaz Apna Apna". Firstpost. Retrieved 11 January 2016.
  5. "Aamir Khan still a fan of 'Andaz Apna Apna', wears t-shirt with Crime Master Gogo's face". The Indian Express. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  6. "Critics' review: Phata Poster Nikla Hero disappoints, Shahid shines". Hindustan Times. 20 September 2013. Archived from the original on 12 July 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  7. "Phata Poster Nikla Hero flops, is Shahid Kapoor to be blamed?". The Indian Express. 24 September 2013. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
  8. Borade, Aarti Vilas. "Alka Kubal: 'आलंय माझ्या राशीला'मध्ये अल्का कुबल-चिन्मय मांडलेकर दिसणार एकत्र, टीझर प्रदर्शित". Hindustan Times Marathi (in Marathi). Retrieved 2023-05-18.
  9. Sumit Rajguru (December 15, 2022). "Rajkumar Santoshi announces comeback project Gandhi Godse Ek Yudh after 9 years. Details inside". Times Now. Retrieved December 15, 2022.
  10. "EXCLUSIVE: Kesari did no justice to Battle of Saragarhi- Rajkumar Santoshi, reveals not getting enough support". 20 January 2023.
  11. "Rajkumar Santoshi to make film on Battle of Saragarhi again; claims he is unhappy with Akshay Kumar's Kesari : Bollywood News - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. 19 January 2023.
  12. "Battle of Saragarhi is true to history: Rajkumar Santoshi".
  13. "Rajkumar Santoshi calls Bollywood's star obsession 'ridiculous', wants to restart film on Battle of Saragarhi: Akshay's film didn't do 'justice to subject'". 19 January 2023.

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