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Boney Kapoor


Boney Kapoor born Achal Kapoor, 11 November 1955 is an Indian film producer who has produced numerous Bollywood films like Mr India, No Entry, Judaai and Wanted to his credit He was married to actress Sridevi until her death in 2018 He is the elder brother of actors Anil Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor and father of actor Arjun Kapoor

Contents

  • 1 Personal life
  • 2 Career as producer
  • 3 Filmography
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Personal life

Boney Kapoor was born in 1955, the son of the late Surinder Kapoor who was a Bollywood film producer His brothers Anil and Sanjay are actors and producers

Kapoor was married to Mona Shourie in 1983 and the couple have two children, Arjun Kapoor born 1985 and Anshula born in 1987 Arjun made his acting debut in the 2012 movie Ishaqzaade while Anshula graduated from Barnard College

Boney married Indian actress Sridevi on 2 June 1996 The couple had two daughters, Janhvi Kapoor born March 6, 1997 and Khushi born November 5, 2000 On 24 February 2018, Sridevi died in Dubai after drowning in her hotel bath tub

Career as producer

Boney Kapoor started his career working under legends like Shakti Samanta The most famous film produced by him remains the Shekhar Kapur directed sci-fi film Mr India starring Anil Kapoor and Sridevi It was the second biggest hit of 1987 and remains a cult classic in India The film was known for several of its lines and songs, including Sridevi's "Miss Hawa Hawaii" performance and Amrish Puri's quote "Mogambo khush hua" Mogambo is pleased, which is one of the most famous quotes of Bollywood and has become synonymous with Puri The Mogambo character is considered to be one of the best villains in Bollywood history

Laxmikant-Pyarelal's music performed well too, especially the song "Hawa Hawaii" which is very popular till today Mr India has often been featured in lists of top Bollywood films Indiatimes Movies ranks the movie amongst the Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films This was the last film that the duo Salim-Javed wrote together They had split up earlier in 1982, but came back for one last film It was remade in Tamil as En Rathathin Rathame, starring K Bhagyaraj in Kannada as Jai Karnataka, starring Ambareesh On the centenary of Indian cinema, Mr India has been declared one of the 100 Greatest Indian Films of All Time Described by Rediff as "one of the most iconic films of its time", it became one of the highest grossing hits of 1987 and also found a place in Hindustan Times list of 'Top 10 Patriotic Films of Hindi Cinema'

His other early productions include Hum Paanch which played a key role in establishing actors like Mithun Chakraborty and Amrish Puri in Bollywood Boney Kapoor also launched many big stars of the Hindi film industry His production Woh Saat Din launched brother Anil Kapoor, Prem launched younger brother Sanjay Kapoor and Tabu, and Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe launched actress Esha Deol He is considered one of the most lavish producers of Bollywood who produced one of the most expensive films in the history of Hindi cinema: Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja in 1993 In 1997, he produced the box office hit Judaai starring Sridevi, Anil Kapoor and Urmila Matondkar

Boney Kapoor was managing Anil's career well until 1999 and in 2000 he produced Pukar starring Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Namrata Shirodkar, Danny Denzongpa and Om Puri The film was critically acclaimed and a moderate success at the box office It won two National Film Awards, including the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration and the National Film Award for Best Actor for Anil Kapoor's performance

In 2002, he produced Company directed by Ram Gopal Varma starring Ajay Devgan, Mohanlal, Manisha Koirala, Vivek Oberoi, and Antara Mali It is a fictional exposé of the Mumbai underworld, loosely based on the Indian mafia organisation D-Company, known to be run by Dawood Ibrahim The film received positive reviews from critics as well as audience and won six out of the eleven awards it was nominated for at the Filmfare Awards The film received critical acclaim at the 2004 Austin Film Festival and New York Asian Film Festival

It is the second film in the Gangster series and a sequel to the film Satya It was followed by a sequel, D Film critic Rajeev Masand has labelled it along with its prequel Satya one of the "most influential movies of the past ten years" Company marked the introduction of a new genre of film making, a variation of film noir that has been called Mumbai noir, of which he is the acknowledged master

His 2004 film Run starring Abhishek Bachchan was a box office failure Following this the comedy No Entry produced by him became Bollywood's biggest hit of 2005 It gained a lot of popularity grossing Rs 430,000,000

In 2009, Boney Kapoor produced Wanted starring Salman Khan The film broke many records at the box office upon release, due to Khan's comeback Wanted was the second highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2009 It had an excellent opening, grossing Rs 440 million in the first week It shattered records in Pakistan, grossing over Rs 1750 million in its first weekend, which was a record for any Indian film It grossed Rs 10125 million in India and Rs 2606 million overseas

Filmography

Year Film
1980 Hum Paanch
1983 Woh Saat Din
1987 Mr India
1992 Raat
1992 Drohi
1993 Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja
1995 Prem
1996 Loafer
1997 Judaai
1999 Sirf Tum
2000 Pukar
2000 Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai
2002 Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe
2002 Company
2002 Shakti
2003 Khushi
2004 Run
2004 Kyun! Ho Gaya Na
2005 Bewafaa
2005 No Entry
2009 Wanted
2010 Milenge Milenge
2015 Tevar
2017 Mom

References

  1. ^ a b https://webarchiveorg/web/20120311033909/http://popcornoneindiain/artist-biography/1240/4/boney-kapoorhtml
  2. ^ Profile Archived 21 December 2016 at the Wayback Machine, TimesofIndiacom; accessed 24 February 2018
  3. ^ "Sridevi, Bollywood leading lady of '80s and '90s, dies at 54" Associated Press 24 February 2018 Archived from the original on 25 February 2018 Retrieved 24 February 2018 
  4. ^ "Mumbai Mirror" MumbaiMirror Archived from the original on 13 December 2016 
  5. ^ "Articles" Sridevi: The Last Empress of Bollywood Archived from the original on 16 August 2015 Retrieved 19 September 2015 
  6. ^ "rediffcom, Movies: Showbuzz! Boney, Sridevi's daughter called Khushi" wwwrediffcom Archived from the original on 4 March 2016 Retrieved 19 September 2015 
  7. ^ "Bollywood actress Sridevi passes away at the age of 54" Dehubs 2018-02-25 Retrieved 2018-02-24 
  8. ^ a b Top 20 Villains of Bollywood Archived 18 June 2017 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Kanwar, Rachna 3 October 2005 "25 Must See Bollywood Movies" Indiatimes movies Archived from the original on 17 July 2012 Retrieved 8 November 2010 
  10. ^ Kollywood: Ms Indias and Ms Worlds – I, IndiaGlitz 20 May 2010
  11. ^ ibnlive "100 Years of Indian Cinema: The 100 greatest Indian films of all time" Archived from the original on 25 April 2013 
  12. ^ Rediff 9 October 2012 "PIX: The Changing Faces of Sridevi" Archived from the original on 15 January 2013 
  13. ^ Boxofficeindiacom "Box Office 1987" Archived from the original on 1 February 2009 
  14. ^ Hindustan Times "Top 10 Patriotic Films" Archived from the original on 9 August 2013 
  15. ^ Box office 2000 boxofficeindiacom
  16. ^ David 16 June 2006 "The Films of Ram Gopal Varma – An Overview" Cinema Strikes Back Archived from the original on 25 July 2009 Retrieved 22 February 2009 
  17. ^ Rajeev Masand 18 July 2008 "Masand's Verdict: Contract, mangled mess of Satya, Company" CNN-IBN Archived from the original on 2 December 2008 Retrieved 18 August 2010 
  18. ^ Rachel Dwyer 30 May 2005 "Behind The Scenes" Outlook Magazine Retrieved 18 August 2010 
  19. ^ Aruti Nayar 16 December 2007 "Bollywood on the table" The Tribune Archived from the original on 26 August 2012 Retrieved 19 June 2008 
  20. ^ "Archived copy" Archived from the original on 18 September 2015 Retrieved 7 September 2015 
  21. ^ "Box Office 2005" Boxofficeindiacom Archived from the original on 11 January 2012 Retrieved 13 August 2010 
  22. ^ "Bollywood is Tollywood's fan" Times of India 23 September 2011 Archived from the original on 20 August 2015 Retrieved 26 September 2011 
  23. ^ "Qatar Tribune" PDF Retrieved 17 August 2010 
  24. ^ Johnny Vaz 26 September 2009 "Salman's Wanted collects 75 m in Pakistan" IBN Archived from the original on 9 October 2013 Retrieved 26 February 2010 
  25. ^ "Top Lifetime Grossers Worldwide IND Rs" Boxofficeindiacom Archived from the original on 8 July 2011 Retrieved 28 July 2011 
  26. ^ "Box Office 2009" Boxofficeindiacom Archived from the original on 10 February 2009 Retrieved 28 July 2011 
  27. ^ "The Weekly Voice" PDF Retrieved 17 August 2010 

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