Vidur’s Film Diary – July 2016


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           August 28 , 2016           10.30 P.M.

[ MILESTONE : With this post, Vidur’s Film Diary enters in the 8th year of its existence. In all these 8 years, I have endured my journey with truth, tenacity and belligerence. ]

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 सत्यमेव जयते

In the era of falsehood, Vidur Acting Institute has chosen the tortuous path of truthfulness. In the season of deceit, Vidur Acting Institute has taken the pledge of being factually correct. You can go through the below mentioned facts of my success story and can check and verify them.

But do check the tall claims of so-called “Best Acting Institutes of Mumbai” or “Best Acting Institutes of India”. Grill the so-called “Best Acting Trainers of Mumbai” or “Best Acting Trainers of India” and you will see through their hollow claims. Hold a second, they can even claim that they are the “Best Acting Trainers of the World”. My God ! anything is possible in the unethical world of ACTING TRAINING in India.

As an ACTING TRAINER my success rate was 40% in the year 2013 – 2014 . It jumped to 55% in 2014 – 2015. And in 2015 , it zoomed up to 62.35 % . This is unprecedented for any ACTING INSTITUTE or ACTING TRAINER across the world.

 

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SUCCESS RATE : 2012 to 2015

Success Rate : 2012 – 2013 = 40 %

Success Rate : 2013 – 2015 = 55 %

Success Rate : 2015= = = = = 62.35 %

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For the full understanding of my body of work in 2013 – 2014 / 2014 – 2015 2015 – 2016 , please watch my videos on my YouTube channel. Here is the link : www.youtube.com/ividur Link of the latest video is posted below :

1 : ” Jai Ho “http://youtu.be/cZzBa4sHXMQ
2 : ” One By Two “http://youtu.be/0WCMfQiPdGI
3 – ” O Teri “ & ” Main Tera Hero “
4 – ” Khatron Ke Khiladi – 5 “
5 – ARMAAN JAIN
6 – ” JUNOONIYAT “ : https://youtu.be/IZBLxUy4IOI
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Obituary :

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Omprakash Sonik :

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Omprakash Sonik , better known as Omi, of the well-known duo Sonik-Omi passed away on July 07, 2016 in a private hospital following cardiac arrest.

A widower, he was 77 and is survived by his son Som and daughter Sudha.

 Omi was the nephew of the blind music director Master Sonik and together they formed the noted Sonik-Omi team which provided music to nearly 125 Bollywood movies in the 1950-1980s.

Born and raised in Sialkot (now in Pakistan), they moved to India after Partition in 1947 and lived mostly in Delhi.

In 1950, the visually challenged but great singer Master Sonik arrived in Mumbai with his young nephew in tow, hoping to make a career in the film industry which was on the threshold of what was later known as ‘golden era’ of its music.

With many stalwarts already holding sway over the listening audiences, the Sonik-Omi duo faced an uphill struggle, fighting near-starvation at times, Omi even joined in a female chorus group to afford a square meal and the uncle-nephew lived in a tiny slum room on the outskirts of Thane.

In the early 1950s, Master Sonik got a break to direct music for films like Mamta, Mehfil and Ishwar Bhakti, but their music failed to catch the ears of the listeners.

They were reduced to near-paupery and doing odd jobs merely to survive, till a few years later when the late Madan Mohan offered Master Sonik the crucial job of music arranger and the late S. D. Burman also followed suit.

The young Omi also got an opportunity to assist the legendary composer Roshan for films like Taj Mahal, Aarti, Barsaat Ki Raat and many others.

The big break came in 1965 from film-maker G. L. Rawal of Rawal Films, for his new venture, Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya and the musical track composed by the Sonik-Omi team became a rage. AAJA RE PYAR PUKARE ……… by Lata Mangeshkar / DIL NE PHIR YAAD KIYA …… by Mohammed Rafi , Mukesh & Suman Kalyanpur / KALIYON NE GHOONGHAT KHOLE …….by Mohammed Rafi / YE DIL HAI MOHABBAT KA PYASA ……. by Mukesh / LO CHEHRA SURKH SHARAB HUA …….. by Mohammed Rafi are still loved by music connoisseurs.

A couple of years later, Rawal offered them for Aabroo whose music also proved immensely popular and Sonik-Omi became a noted name in Bollywood.

Later, they composed music for films like “Mahua” (with the haunting Dono ne kiya tha pyar magar), “Dharma” (the famous qawwali Raaz ki baat keh doon to, jaane mehfil me phir kya ho), “Raftaar” (Sansar Hai ik Nadiya, Dukh Sukh Do Kinare Hain),  Truck Driver, Mehfil, Beti, Dharti Ki God Mein, Umar Qaid, Chowki No. 11 (which had the memorable hit number sung by Shobha Gurtu, Kahin ho na mohalle me halla) and Ladki Pasand Hai.

Over the years, the uncle-nephew pair made a formidable reputation for themselves with compositions in over 125 movies.

While Master Sonik passed away in 1993, Omi continued to compose music and his last musical track was for the film Biwi No. 2 in 2000, after which he eased into retirement.

In the past few years, Omi largely remained away from Bollywood but composed certain non-film and private albums, religious music and other genres of music.

 

Mubarak Begum  :

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Mubarak Begum, an acclaimed play back singer started her career with light music recitals performed for All India Radio. Her career as a playback singer began in 1949 with the Indian, Hindi-language film Aaiye. It was the Indo-Pakistani composer Nashad who gave Mubarak Begum her first break. The first song she recorded for films was “Mohe Aane Lagi Angrayi, Aja Aja Balam” (Aaiye, 1949). She also sang a duet with the then upcoming Lata Mangeshkar in the same film. A major hit in her career was the song “Kabhi Tanhaiyon Mein Yun” for composer Snehal Bhatkar in Kidar Sharma‘s film Hamari Yaad Aayegi which is, till this day, regarded as a classic rendition.

Mubarak Begum died on 18 July 2016 at her residence in Jogeshwari after a prolonged illness.

List of most popular songs recorded by Mubarak Begum.

Mubarak Begum has sung a total of 178 songs for Hindi films during her career, and the total number of films where her songs have appeared is 115.

  • “Mujh ko Apne Gale Lagalo, Aye Mere Hamrahi” (Hamrahi, 1963)
  • “Kabhi Tanhaiyon Mein Yun, Hamari Yaad Aayegi” (Hamari Yaad Aayegi, 1961)
  • “Neend Ud Jaaye Teri, Chain se Sone Wale” (Juaari, 1968)
  • “Woh na aayenge palat ke” (Devdas, 1955)
  • “Hum haal-e-dil sunayenghe” (Madhumati, 1958)
  • “Wada humse kiya, dil kisi ko diya” (Saraswatichandra, 1968)
  • “Be-murawwat bewafa begana-e dil aap hain” (Susheela, 1966)
  • “Ae dil bataa hum kahan aa gaye” (Khooni Khazana, 1965)
  • “Kuchh Ajnabi se aap hain” (Shagun, 1964)
  • “Ayji ayji yaad rakhna sanam” (Daku Mansoor)
  • “Shama Gul Karke Na Jao Yun” (Arab Ka Sitara, 1961)
  • “Sanwariya teri yaad men ro ro marenge hum” (Ramu Toh Deewana Hai, 1980)
  • “Humein Dum Daike” with Asha Bhosle (Yeh Dil Kisko Doon, 1963)
  • “Yeh moonh aur masoor ki daal” with Sharda (Around The World, 1967)

 

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Hindi Films in July & Vidur Acting Institute :

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First Week – July 01

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1 – Shorgul ………………………………………………………………. Jimmy Sheirgill

……………………………………………………………………………………….. Eijaz Khan

………………………………………………………………………………………. Sanjay Suri

………………………………………………………………………………….. Hrishita Bhatt

2 – Dil To Dewaana Hai ……………………………………………………………………. X

3 – Hawas Ki Inteha ………………………………………………………………………… X

4 – Hot Teri Deewangi …………………………………………………………………….. X

5 – Kerry on Kutton ………………………………………………………………………… X

Second Week – July 06

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1 – Sultan ……………………………………………………………… Anushka Sharma

………………………………………………………………………………………… Amit Sadh

……………………………………………………………………………… Shekhar Ravjiani

 

Third Week – July 15 
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1 – Great Grand Masti ………………………………………………… Vivek Oberoi

……………………………………………………………………………….. Urvashi Rautela

……………………………………………………………………………….. Darshan Rathod

 

Fourth Week  – July 22
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1 – Madaari …………………………………………………………….. Jimmy Sheirgill

2 – Ishq Click ………………………………………………………………………………… X

3 – M Cream …………………………………………………………………………………. X

Fifth Week  – July 29
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1 – Dishoom ……………………………………………………………… Varun Dhawan

…………………………………………………………………………………. John Abraham

………………………………………………………………………………… Akshay Khanna

……………………………………………………………………………………….. Rahul Dev

………………………………………………………………………. Jacqueline Fernandez

2 – Love Ke Funday ………………………………………………………. Shaleen Bhanot

3 – Mission Tiger ………………………………………………………………………… X

4 – Thunder Madhuri …………………………………………………………………. X

 

In total ………..……… 14 ………..….. films got released in July 2016 . Out of these ……………..….. 14 …………………… released films ………………….. 06 ……………………… films have …………… 17 ……………. artistes , who are trained by me .

Out of these ………………… 17 ………………… persons , …………… 15  ……… are actors and the remaining …………. 02 ……………… Shekhar Ravjiani & Darshan Rathod are Music Directors of  ” Sultan ” & ” Great Grand Masti “ respectively.

 

 

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TV Trivia in July & Vidur Acting Institute :

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1 – Archana Taide is acting in “Santoshi Maa” on QTV.

2 – Manav Gohil is acting in “Khidki” on Sab TV.

3 – Amar Upadhyay is acting in “Saath Nibhana Saathiya” on Star Plus.

4 – Nakkul Mehta is acting in “Ishqbaaaz” on Star Plus.

5 – Angad Bedi is acting in “24” on Colors TV.

6 – Sikander Kher is acting in “24” on Colors TV.

7 – Kamalika Guh Thakurta is acting in “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai” on  Star Plus.

8 – Akasa Singh is acting in “Angels Of Rock” on MTV.

9 – Shekhar Ravjiani is judging “The Voice India Kids” on & TV.

10 – Jacqueline Fernandez is judging “Jhalak Dikhla Ja” on Colors TV.

11 – Ganesh Hegde is judging “Jhalak Dikhla Ja” on Colors TV.

12 – Karishma Tanna is judging “Jhalak Dikhla Ja” on Colors TV.

 

My ……………. 12 …………..….. students in ………………… 09 ……………. TV shows .

 

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Theatre in July & Vidur Acting Institute :

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1 – Daisy Shah is playing lead in ” Ek Aur Begumjaan “.

2 – Amita Pathak is playing lead in ” Mr. & Mrs. Murarilal “.

3 – Payal Goga Kapoor is playing lead in ” Hello Darling “.

4 – Kishwer Merchant is playing lead in ” Selfie “.

 

My …………. 04 ………….. students in ………… 04 …………. plays .

 

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Commercials in July & Vidur Acting Institute :

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1 – Sonali Bendre is the  Brand Ambassador of  ” Revital “.


My ………….. 01 …………… student in …………… 01 …………… commercial campaign .

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Summary of July 2016

My 17 students appeared in 06 films , 12 students in 09 TV shows , 04 students in 04 plays and 01 student appeared in 01 Ad .

Thus total number of students working in the month of July  2016 comes to 34

 

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On behalf of all the students & staff of VIDUR Acting Institute , VIDUR Editing Studio , VIDUR Club and VIDUR Merchandise, I congratulate my above mentioned 34 students .

May God bless them for making me proud and they shine in their chosen field .

[ List of released films,  dates and other information have been taken from http://www.bollywoodhungama.com 

Information about Late Mubarak Begum & Late Omi is taken from Wikipedia & http://www.news18.com

I am indebted and I express gratitude. ]

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100 Years of Lalita Pawar – Hindi Cinema’s Unforgettable Doyenne


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           MAY 15, 2016           08.00 P.M.

 

LALITA PAWAR [ 18 April 1916 - 24 February 1998 ]

LALITA PAWAR [ 18 April 1916 – 24 February 1998 ]

On April 18, 2016, Lalita Pawar would have been 100 years old, had she been alive. There were not much coverage in the media. I read just one article in DNA. That’s it.

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Present day media Mughals don’t know her importance. In a career spanning 68 years, she did 700 plus films. She was the only one in Indian film industry, who could play a scheming mother-in-law and a golden-hearted matriarch with equal finesse. She was always portrayed prominently in the posters of her films, though she was not playing the lead. Apart from Lalita Pawar, Ashok Kumar was the only other character artiste, who used to appear prominently in the poster of his films.

With Dilip Kumar in DAAG

With Dilip Kumar in DAAG

 

Poster of Anari

With Raj Kapoor & Nutan in Anari

Apart from her, there were only 3 other Hindi film actors, who worked more than 6 decades. They, apart from Lalita Pawar, are Dev Anand, Pran and evergreen Ashok Kumar. Only these 4 Hindi Film Artists worked till the last breath of their lives.

Lalita Pawar with Ashok Kumar

Lalita Pawar with Ashok Kumar

Lalita Pawar with Pran

Lalita Pawar with Pran

Lalita Pawar with Dev Anand

Lalita Pawar with Dev Anand

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LALITA PAWAR : 68 Working Years – 700 Films

” Raja Harishchandra “ [ 1928 ] to ” Bhai ” [ 1997 ]

DEV ANAND : 65 Working Years – 113 Films

Hum Ek Hain “ [ 1946 ] to ” Chargesheet ” [ 2011 ]

PRAN : 63 Working Years – 350 Films

” Yamla Jat “ [ 1940 ] to ” Kiska Dosh “ [ 2003 ]

ASHOK KUMAR : 61 Working Years – 301 films .

” Jeevan Naiya ” [ 1936 ] to ” Aankhon Me Tum Ho ” [ 1997 ]

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Among all the 4 history making stars, Lalita Pawar was the senior most. Pran was junior to her by 12 years. And the indomitable Dev Anand was her junior by 18 years. Even grand old man of Hindi cinema, the evergreen Ashok Kumar, was her junior by 8 years. Coincidently their last films came in the same year, 1997. Lalita Pawar’s ” Bhai ” [ 1997 ] & Ashok Kumar’s ” Aankhon Me Tum Ho ” [ 1997 ] were their last film. Two immortal legends ended their glorious film journey in the same year.

My first association with her started somewhere in mid 60s. I don’t remember the film correctly, but either it was ” Sampoorna Ramayan ” or ” Jis Desh Me Ganga Bahti Hai “. Later on I saw several films of her and became an ardent admirer.

I am giving list of some of her unforgettable films, which I have seen and fail to forget even today.

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Ram Shastri [ 1944 ] , Dahej  [ 1950 ] , Daag  [ 1952 ] , Parchhain  [ 1952 ] , Shri 420 [ 1955 ] , Mr & Mrs 55  [ 1955 ] , Nau Do Gyarah  [ 1957 ] , Anari  [ 1959 ] , Sujata  [ 1959 ] , Hum Dono  [ 1961 ] , Sampoorna Ramayana  [ 1961 ] , Professor  [ 1962 ] , Sehra  [ 1963 ] , Grahasti  [ 1963 ] , Ghar Basake Dekho  [ 1963 ] , Khandan  [ 1966 ] , Boond Jo Ban Gayee Moti  [ 1967 ] , Aabroo  [ 1968 ] , Anand  [ 1970 ] , Pushpanjali  [ 1970 ] , Gopi  [ 1970 ] ,  Doosri Sita  [ 1974 ] , Tapasya  [ 1976 ] , Aaina  [ 1977 ] , Yaarana  [ 1080 ] , Kali Ghata  [ 1980 ] , Phir Wohi Raat  [ 1980 ] , Sau Din Saas Ke  [ 1980 ] , Naseeb  [ 1981 ] , Bhai  [ 1997 ] .

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It is pertinent to note that apart from Ram Shastri [ 1944 ] , where she played heroine, she played character roles in all above mentioned films. But no film connoisseur can ever forget her. Who can forget GANGAMAI of  Shri 420 [ 1955 ] or Mrs. D’Sa of  Anari  [ 1959 ] , both with Raj Kapoor?

Amba Laxman Rao Shagun from Yeola, Nashik made her debut in 1929 with ” Raja Harishchandra “. At the age of 16, she co-produced and acted in a silent film ” Kailash ” [ 1932 ]. She played a triple role in that film. A triple role in a silent film !! It was 44 years before DILIP KUMAR’s ” Bairaag ” [ 1976 ] & 51 years before AMITABH BACHCHAN’s ” Mahaan ” [ 1983 ]. Both these legends played triple role much later in their respective careers and when they were very mature. DILIP KUMAR made debut in 1944 and played triple role in 1976. That is 32 years after his debut. AMITABH BACHCHAN made debut in 1969 and played triple role in 1983. That is 19 years after his debut. But LALITA PAWAR played triple role in the beginning of her career. 3 years after her debut and that too in a silent film.

Poster of Silent Film "The Lord of the Jungle"

Poster of Silent Film “The Lord of the Jungle”

Poster of "Himmat-e-Marda" [ 1935 ]

Poster of “Himmat-e-Marda” [ 1935 ]

Lalita Pawar in a Silent Film

Lalita Pawar in a Silent Film

Lalita Pawar in a Silent Film of 1940

Lalita Pawar in a Silent Film of 1940

1942 was an epoch-making year in Lalita Pawar’s career. As a part of the scene in a film ” Jung-E-Azadi ” , Bhagwan Dada of ” Albela ” fame was to slap her. Being a new-comer, he accidentally slapped her hard. It resulted in facial paralysis and a vein of her left eye got burst. This incident left her with a defective left eye. But the treatment took 3 years. She lost many lead roles and after her treatment was over, she switched to character roles. The defective left eye, which ended her acting career in lead roles, helped her play cruel, wicked and cussed characters with aplomb.

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Lalita Pawar & Bhagwan Dada

Lalita Pawar & Bhagwan Dada

Lalita Pawar has left us. She no longer exist. But she is still present in the form of her films where she played several unforgettable characters. I offer my tribute and regards to the unforgettable doyenne of Hindi cinema.

 

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[ List of Lalita Pawar’s released films,  dates and other information is taken from Wikipedia. I , on behalf of VIDUR Acting Institute ,  express gratitude. ]

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