Photos: Rakesh Roshan's directorial journey from 'Khudgarz' to 'Krrish 3'

Updated: Sep 11, 2015, 13:56
  • Photos: Rakesh Roshan's directorial journey from 'Khudgarz' to 'Krrish 3'
    Khudgarz (1987): Rakesh Roshan’s debut as director, the movie is based on Jeffrey Archer's novel ‘Kane and Abel’, with Shatrughan Sinha and Jeetendra in the lead, playing best pals whose friendship gets wrecked due to circumstances
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    Khoon Bhari Maang (1988): A revenge saga starring Rekha, Kabir Bedi and Sonu Walia, the film is best remembered for Rekha’s avenging act, and her transformation from a simple to sexy avatar
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    Kala Bazaar (1989): As the title suggests, the movie deals with corruption, bribery in particular, in government offices. The film has Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Farha Naaz and Kimi Katkar in lead roles
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    Kishen Kanhaiya (1990): The tried and tested double role formula of twins being brought up differently – one meek and the other fiery – is used in this flick, which has Anil Kapoor in a double role
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    Khel (1992): A romantic comedy featuring Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit, the movie’s plot centres on how the two hatch a plan to try and seize the multi-crore property of a widow (Mala Sinha)
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    King Uncle (1993): This is one of SRK’s earlier films, but he plays a supporting role in the movie. The central character, that of a man who is forced to believe that money is more important than relationships, is portrayed by Jackie Shroff
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    Karan Arjun (1995): This reincarnation saga brought together reigning superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan. The film was a blockbuster despite having a story line that was clearly dated
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    Koyla (1997):An action thriller, the movie has Shah Rukh Khan in the role of a mute slave, who falls in love with a beautiful, but poor village girl (Madhuri Dixit). The latter is deceitfully married off to Shah Rukh’s master (Amrish Puri), who is besotted with her
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    Karobaar (2000): A forgettable venture featuring Anil Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Juhi Chawla, the movie followed the trend of those times, wherein two heroes fall in love with the same women
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    Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000): With this movie, Rakesh launched his son Hrithik amid much fanfare. The romantic action thriller featuring Hrithik in a dual role was a blockbuster, and made the actor an overnight sensation
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    Koi… Mil Gaya (2003): With this sci-fi adventure, Rakesh revived his son’s sinking career. Hrithik’s portrayal of a developmentally disabled youth, whose intelligence does not match his age also gave Bollywood one its most lovable characters, Rohit. Pic/Santa Banta
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    Krrish (2006): A sequel to ‘Koi… Mil Gaya’, Rakesh went a step further and added the superhero element to the sci-fi film. The movie is low on content but high on action and special effects, as a result of which it was declared a blockbuster
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    Krrish 3 (2013): With the film which released this week, Rakesh will look to repeat the success story of ‘Koi… Mil Gaya’ and ‘Krrish’. The film carries forward the story of Rohit Mehra and his superhero son Krrish. Pic/Santa Banta
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    Trivia: All films that Rakesh Roshan has directed start with the letter ‘K’
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Reincarnation to sci-hi and superhero, Rakesh Roshan, the filmmaker, has explored various themes over the years. On his 66th birthday, here's a recap of his directorial journey