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The Sarkar franchise is an example of the strong bond a filmmaker and an actor can possibly share. For the third installment of the hit franchise, Ram Gopal Varma teamed up with the legend Amitabh Bachchan for a no hold barred conversation right before the release of Sarkar 3.
The duo shot for a special video, where Rgv donned the hat of a hard-nosed interviewer while Bachchan Sr took on his probing questions. The chat revealed unheard facets of Big B’s personality. The film maker called his muse the biggest liar for attributing the success of his performances to his directors and writers.
The interview sees Rgv and the actor discussing the process of filmmaking and touching upon Bachchan’s entry into Bollywood and the director’s first memory of the actor, their struggles and anecdotes from the sets of filmmakers like Manmohan Desai, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Yash Chopra. »
- Stacey Yount
It has happened so often that key themes, plots or storylines of a successful movie has been suitably incorporated in subsequent movies to mirror the box office performance of the first one. What is even more intriguing is the repeat success of the above method on many occasions attaining the status of a formula at times.
Back in the 70s, Megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s “angry young man” image in the initial days was started by the super-hit run of Zanjeer (1973) which ran all the way till vigilante film Shahenshah in 1988. The action blended with drama in movies in the 1970s had ‘deteriorated’ to violence in late 1980s thus keeping the family audience away from theaters at the height of home video and film piracy. This is evident from the box office results of that era which had peaked at 15 crores (Sholay) in 1975 itself but remained stagnant for the coming two »
- Indicine Team
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