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Krishna Shah, Director of ‘Hard Rock Zombies,’ Dies at 75

16 October 2013 6:22 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Indian filmmaker Krishna Shah, a familiar figure at the American Film Market who wrote, directed and produced genre films such as “Hard Rock Zombies,” died Oct. 13 in Mumbai, India. He was 75 and had been ill since suffering a stroke last year.

Besides 1985′s “Hard Rock Zombies,” other horror or comedy films he produced were “Evil Laugh” (1986) and 1991′s “Ted & Venus.” He also directed the comedy “American Drive-In.”

Shah started his career directing Cicely Tyson, James Earl Jones and Lou Gossett Jr. in an adaptation of the play “The River Niger” in 1976. He wrote, directed and produced Bollywood pic “Shalimar,” starring Dharmendra and Zeenat Aman, in 1978 and a documentary on Indian movies, “Cinema Cinema” in 1979.

A graduate of UCLA and Yale, the Indian-born Shah co-wrote with Alan Paton and directed the short-lived South African play “Sponano” on Broadway in 1964.  Off Broadway he adapted Rabindranath Tagore’s “The King of the Dark Chamber, »

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Krishna Shah, Director of ‘Hard Rock Zombies,’ Dies at 75

16 October 2013 6:22 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Indian filmmaker Krishna Shah, a familiar figure at the American Film Market who wrote, directed and produced genre films such as “Hard Rock Zombies,” died Oct. 13 in Mumbai, India. He was 75 and had been ill since suffering a stroke last year.

Besides 1985′s “Hard Rock Zombies,” other horror or comedy films he produced were “Evil Laugh” (1986) and 1991′s “Ted & Venus.” He also directed the comedy “American Drive-In.”

Shah started his career directing Cicely Tyson, James Earl Jones and Lou Gossett Jr. in an adaptation of the play “The River Niger” in 1976. He wrote, directed and produced Bollywood pic “Shalimar,” starring Dharmendra and Zeenat Aman, in 1978 and a documentary on Indian movies, “Cinema Cinema” in 1979.

A graduate of UCLA and Yale, the Indian-born Shah co-wrote with Alan Paton and directed the short-lived South African play “Sponano” on Broadway in 1964.  Off Broadway he adapted Rabindranath Tagore’s “The King of the Dark Chamber, »

- Shalini Dore

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