Amitabh Bachchan started his film career with ‘Saat Hindustani’ and today he is a Bollywood superhero. But this is not always the case when Amitabh Bachchan has been speaking in Bollywood. There was a time when his film career was on the verge of ending. Then came director Prakash Mehra. He made Amitabh Bachchan the ‘Angrying Man’. Prakash Mehra, who gave the best films in Amitabh’s film career, today is the death anniversary on May 17. Let’s know some interesting things about them …
- Prakash Mehra’s first film as a director, ‘Hasina Maan Jaagi’. Earlier worked as a production controller. He was associated with films like ‘Ujala’ and ‘Professor’.
- ‘Hasina Maan Jaagi’ managed to perform well at the box office. After this Prakash Mehra made films like ‘Mela’ and ‘Samadhi’. In 1973, Prakash Mehra got Amitabh Bachchan. ‘Zanjeer’ gave Bollywood the angry man as Amitabh. After this, Prakash Mehra made several consecutive films with Amitabh. Out of this, ‘Khoon Sweat’, ‘Hera Pheri’, ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’, ‘Lavaris’, ‘Namak Halal’ and ‘Sharabi’ proved to be hits in their time.
- In 1996, Prakash Mehra created ‘Bal Brahmachari’. In this he cast Rajkumar’s son Puru Rajkumar, but the film was not successful. This was Prakash Mehra’s last film as a director.
- Prakash Mehra was one of the early directors who also tried out in Hollywood. But his project could not succeed due to the huge budget. On 7 May 2009, due to pneumonia and other diseases, he left the world from Mumbai. He was awarded the Life Times Award in 2006 by the India Motion Pictures Directors Association.
Today is the death anniversary of famous Bollywood film director Prakash Mehra. He is a director who not only gave many superhit films to the industry, but also gave the superhero in the form of Amitabh Bachchan. This is because Prakash Mehra came into his life as an actor after Amitabh Bachchan’s films were getting flopped and he started making up his mind to leave Mumbai. At the behest of Pran, he gave Amitabh Bachchan a ‘Zanjeer’ film and after that everyone knows that this film has become a history.
It would not be wrong to say that if Big B had not got ‘Chained’ then his career would have been different today! After this film, Amitabh Bachchan became a star overnight. It was from this film that his image of an angry young man was created. Once the great Amitabh Bachchan had said that Prakash Mehra wanted to make a film with boxing champion Muhammad Ali and him, but this dream remained incomplete.
Famous producer director Prakash Mehra was from Bijnor district of Uttar Pradesh, but his childhood was spent in Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi. Where he lived with his aunt. Talking about work, Prakash Mehra started his work as a production controller in the 1950s at the age of 21. He worked as a production controller in ‘Ujala’ (1959) and ‘Professor’ (1962) etc.
His hard work paid off in 1968 and his career started as a director with ‘Hasina Maan Jaagi’. In the same year, he directed Shashi Kapoor’s film Hasina Maan Jaagi, in which Shashi Kapoor played a double role. After this he directed ‘Mela’ in 1971, in which Feroze and Sanjay Khan played the lead roles. A year later, the film ‘Samadhi’ was also successful. In Prakash Mehra’s films, there is an amazing ravani who drags the viewer over and over. Apart from this, music has also been a major strength of his films.
She has given Bollywood many superhit films, including Haseena Maan Gaye, Haathi Safai, Samadhi, Zanjeer, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Ghungroo, Dalal, Shabari, Khoon Sweat, Magician, Himalaya Se Uncha and Hera Pheri. Amitabh Bachchan acted in many of these films and even today, these films are remembered very much. Prakash Mehra made a film ‘Bal Brahmachari’ in 1996 with Puru Rajkumar, son of famous actor Rajkumar, but his film failed. This was his last film as a director.