Sunday, 22 April 2018



- Manoj Kulkarni

Today is 104th Birth Anniversary of our legendary Film-TV Producer-Director..B. R. Chopra!

Film Journalist turned Filmmaker..Baldev Raj Chopra started directing film with successful 'Afsana' (1951) in which Ashok Kumar played double role! 
B. R. Chopra's first hit film 'Naya Daur' (1957).

In 1955 B. R. Chopra  formed his production house 'BR FILMS' and made 'Naya Daur' (1957) on man vs machine! Dilip Kumar & Vyjayanthimala starrer this film was a golden jubilee hit!
AshokKumar, RajendraKumar, Nanda in 'Kanoon'

After that B.R. always made films with social 'Sadhana' (1958)..And did experiment in 'Kanoon' (1960) which was a songless talkie! In 'Gumrah' (1963) and 'Humraz' (1967) he handled unique love triangles!

Then 'Pati, Patni aur Woh' (1978) focused on sensitive family issue! His films 'Insaf Ka Tarazu' (1980) & 'Nikah' (1982) are still contemporary & relevant!
B. R. Chopra's 'Nikaah' (1982) still contemporary!

He also produced television serials in which late 1980s 'Mahabharat' got huge popularity!

In 1963 he was in the jury of '13th Berlin International Film Festival'. Then in 1998 he was awarded the 'Dadasaheb Phalake Award & in 2001 honoured with 'Padmabhushan'!

Tribute to Chopra sahab!!

- Manoj Kulkarni
['Chitrasrushti', Pune, India]

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