Farooque Sheikh : Har Mulaqat Ka Anjam Judai Kyon Hai?


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           JANUARY 06, 2014           00.15 A. M.

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Farooque Sheikh

25 March 1948 − 27 December 2013

I was at Vaitheeswarankoil in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu for my annual vacation / pilgrimage from December 24 to December 31. On 27th when I checked my twitter account I was shocked beyond belief. It was full of the news of Farooque Sheikh’s untimely death. 65 is no age to leave the world. But alas! it happened in the case of Farooque Sheikh. He was in Dubai with his family for New Year vacation when the end came. He died of cardiac arrest.

During " Gaman " Days

During ” Gaman ” Days

My first memory of Farooque Sheikh goes back to 1978. I saw ” Gaman ” in the Amar Jyoti Talkies of Deoria, my home town. It’s swan song ” seene me jalan, aankhon me toofan sa kyon hai ; is shaher me har shakhs pareshan sa kyon hai ……. ” is still fresh in my memory. When I came out of the hall, I was amused. I felt that Farooque Sheikh was an unusual kind of leading man. He was not a typical Hindi film hero but his screen persona endured in my memory. After ” Gaman ” , I watched highly successful ” Noorie ” and the image of Farooque Sheikh became a permanent part of my life. Then came ” Umrao Jaan ” and ” Chashme Buddoor “, both in 1981 and this unconventional hero, with his wonderful diction, pleasant demeanor and smiling face became one of my all time favourites.

As Nawab in Umrao Jaan

As Nawab in Umrao Jaan

His notable films are ; ” Garam Hawa ” [ 1973 ] , ” Shatranj Ke Khiladi ” [ 1977 ] , ” Gaman ” [ 1978 ] , ” Noorie ” [ 1979 ] , ” Umrao Jaan ” [ 1981 ] , ” Chashme Buddoor ” [ 1981 ] , ” Saath Saath ” [ 1982 ] , ” Bazaar ” [ 1982 ] , ” Katha ” [ 1983 ] , ” Rang Birangi ” [ 1983 ] , ” Faasale ” [ 1985 ] , ” Ek Pal ” [ 1986 ] , ” Biwi Ho To Aisi ” [ 1988 ] , ” Maya Memsaab ” [ 1992 ] , ” Lahore ” [ 2009 ] , ” Shanghai ” [ 2012 ] , ” Listen ….. Amaya ” [ 2013 ] , ” Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani ” [ 2013 ] , & ” Club 60 ” [ 2013 ]. His last film ” Youngistan ” is yet to get released.

He won the 2010 National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for Lahore.

In the late 90s, Farooq Sheikh acted in a number of television serials. Most famous of them are ” Chamatkar ” on Sony and ” Ji Mantriji ” on Star plus and ” Shrikant “, which was aired from 1985 to 1986. He compered in the Binny Double or Quits Quiz contest which was telecast over Vividh Bharathi. His also anchored the iconic TV show, Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai (Season 1).

As TV Host of Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai with Shah Rukh Khan

As TV Host of Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai with Shah Rukh Khan

He performed on stage in famous productions such as Tumhari Amrita [ 1992 ], alongside Shabana Azmi, directed by Feroz Abbas Khan. This poignant playTumhari Amrita  ” [ 1992 ] completed its 20-year run on 26 February, 2012. A sequel to this play was staged in India in 2004 titled “Aapki Soniya” with Farooq Sheikh and Sonali Bendre as main leads. He also directed ” Aazar Ka Khwab “, an adaptation of Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion in 2004.

I became an addict of his TV show, Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai (Season 1). When I watched him on stage alongside Shabana Azmi, in famous productions ” Tumhari Amrita ” [ 1992 ], directed by Feroz Abbas Khan, I was mesmerized.

During " Tumhari Amrita " Days

During ” Tumhari Amrita ” Days

Years ago I played a small part in a play called ” SAARE JAHAN SE ACHCHHA “, Director by Aamir Raza Hussain . Farooque Sahab was supposed to be the narrator of the play. He couldn’t do the play because of some prior commitments and I lost this opportunity to be with him on the stage.

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It is sad that he went too soon. And he left us when he was on the comeback trail.

Insignia of Brand VIDUR

On behalf of all the students and staff of VIDUR Acting Institute , which is known as Vidur’s Kreating Charakters  , I offer my condolences to the family of Farooque Sheikh and all the near and dear ones.

VIDUR Editing Studio , VIDUR Club and VIDUR Theatre would also like to join them in this hour of grief.

May his soul rest in peace!

[ I have taken list of his films, TV serials and plays from Wikipedia. I express profound gratitude. ]

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Vidur’s Film Diary – February 2013


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           MARCH  01, 2013          04.05 P.M.
Month of February , 2013 will only be remembered for the unexpected success of films like ; ” Special 26 ” and ” Kai Po Che ! ” . ” Vishwaroop “ also generated sparks and some controversy but it died down soon . Not so impressive performance ofMurder 3 “ was a shocker .
Tweets of Mr. Komal Nahta and Mr. Taran Adarsh , which I re-tweet , shows the current trends of the industry .

Tweets


  1. 25 Jan Komal Nahta Komal Nahta @KomalNahta RACE 2 does not entertain enough.It’ll not be able to win the b.o.race.Read my full review at http://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2013/01/25/race-2-review/ …

    25 Jan Komal Nahta Komal Nahta @KomalNahta Read my RACE 2 review in Hindi at @KomalNahta) की समीक्षा http://bit.ly/11WpoZT 

    1 Feb Komal Nahta Komal Nahta @KomalNahta

    For all the hype and hoopla, Kamal Haasan’s VISHWAROOP is a commercial flop. Read my complete review at http://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/vishwaroop-review/ …

    1 Feb Komal Nahta Komal Nahta @KomalNahta LISTEN… AMAYA is the film’s title. But is anyone ready to listen or watch it? Read my full review at http://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/listen-amaya-review/ …
    1 Feb Komal Nahta Komal Nahta @KomalNahta VISHWAROOP opening shockingly poor in spite of controversy and free publicity. DAVID initial so dull that it cud well be called DISMAL DAVID
    1 Feb Komal Nahta Komal Nahta @KomalNahta RACE 2 ends the 1st week with a net all-India total of just around Rs. 65-66 crore. Huge dip in collections after weekend.
    3 Feb taran adarsh taran adarsh@taran_adarsh #Vishwaroop [Hindi version] Fri 1.89 cr, Sat [revised] 2.57 cr. Total: Rs 4.46 cr.
    3 Feb taran adarsh taran adarsh@taran_adarsh #David [Hindi version] Fri 69 lacs, Sat 83 lacs. Total: Rs 1.52 cr.
    3 Feb taran adarsh taran adarsh@taran_adarsh #Race2 [2nd Week] Fri 3.5 cr, Sat 5.5 cr. Total: Rs 85.1 cr nett.
    5 Feb taran adarsh taran adarsh@taran_adarsh #Race2 [2nd Week] Mon 2.5 cr. Total: Rs 94.1 cr
    5 Feb taran adarsh taran adarsh@taran_adarsh #Vishwaroop [Hindi] passes the ‘Monday test’ with less than 50% fall. Monday *early estimates* 1.15 cr to 1.25cr.
    4 Feb taran adarsh taran adarsh@taran_adarsh #Race2 collected Rs 15.5 cr nett in Weekend 2. Grand total: Rs 91.6 cr nett. Breakup for Weekend 2:- Fri 3.5 cr, Sat 5.5 cr, Sun 6.5 cr.
    4 Feb taran adarsh taran adarsh@taran_adarsh #Vishwaroop collected approx Rs 7.56 cr + nett in its opening weekend. Breakup:- Fri 1.89 cr, Sat 2.47 cr, Sun 3.2 cr.
    4 Feb taran adarsh taran adarsh@taran_adarsh

    #David collected approx Rs 2.41 cr nett in its opening weekend. Breakup:- Fri 69 lacs, Sat 83 lacs, Sun 89 lacs.

    #Vishwaroop [1st Week; actuals] Hindi version: 11.55 cr. Maintained very well on weekdays.

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New Hindi Film Releases & Me :

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First Week – February 01

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1 -Midnight’s Children …………………………………………… Soha Ali Khan

2 – David …………………………………………………………….. Neil Nitin Mukesh

…………………………………………………………………………. Monica Dogra

…………………………………………………………………………. Shweta Pandit

…………………………………………………………………………. Adhir Bhatt

3 – Vishwaroop ……………………………………………………. X

4 – Mai ……………………………………………………………….. X

5 – Listen…Ameya ……………………………………………….. X

6 – Pyar Ka Jalwa …………………………………………………. X

7 – Deewana Main Deewana ……………………………………. Priyanka Chopra

Second Week – February 08

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1 – ABCD ……………………………………………………………. X

2 – The Unsound …………………………………………………. X

3 – Special 26 …………………………………………………….. Jimmy Sheirgill

……………………………………………………………………….. Divya Dutta

Third Week – February 15

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1 – Murder 3 …………………………………………………….. X

2 – Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story ………………………………. Vivek Oberoi

Fourth Week  – February 22

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1 – Kai Po Che ! …………………………………………………. Abhishek Kapoor

……………………………………………………………………… Amit Sadh

2 – Zila Ghaziabad …………………………………………….. Vivek Oberoi

……………………………………………………………………… Divya Dutta

……………………………………………………………………… Minissha Lamba

……………………………………………………………………… Eijaz Khan

……………………………………………………………………… Geeta Basra

3 – Rise of the Zombie ……………………………………….. X

 

In total …………… 15 …………….. films got released in February . Out of these ………….. 15………… released films ……….. 07 ………… films have …………… 16 ……………. persons , who are trained by me .

Out of these ……….16 ……… persons , Divya Dutta and Vivek Oberoi came twice and Geeta Basra made guest appearance . Abhishek Kapoor is the writer and director of  ” Kai Po Che ! “

 

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New Regional Films & Me :

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1 – Gujarati : Manav Gohil  is playing main lead in ” Saptapadii “.

 

My ………….. 01 ………………. student in ……….. 01 ………….. regional film .

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TV Trivia & Me :

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1 – Vijay Badlani  is doing ” Khamoshiyan “ on Star Plus .

2 – Mrunal Jain is doing ” Uttaran “ on Colors TV .

3 – Rohit Khurana is doing ” Dil Ki Nazar Se – Khoobsurat “ on Sony TV .

My ……………. 03 ……….. students in ………… 03 ……………. shows on different channels .

 

I congratulate all the above mentioned students of mine on behalf of all the current students and staff of Vidur’s Kreating Charakters . It is heartening and very satisfying to note that in February 16 students of mine got work in major films and serials . I need not proclaim that mine is the best acting school in Mumbai or the most successful acting class in India or the most famous acting institute of Bollywood . 16 working students in a month makes my position clear .

May they shine in their chosen field !

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