Articles about Amol Palekar

Very few reach the heights of their profession as an actor. Even few make it as an actor and a director. Amol Palekar is one of those very few who shone as an actor and a director. Palekar brought a new dimension to heroes in the 70s who were mostly larger-than-life characters. Born on November 24, 1944, in Bombay, Palekar began his life in the arts as a painter. It was, however, theatre that laid the foundation for Palekar the actor and the director. In the 60s, he was one of the most highly regarded proponents of the avant-garde in India. His first movie as an actor, ‘Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe,’ led to a new wave in Marathi cinema. His portrayal of a normal middle-class Indian in movies such as ‘Gol Maal’ (1979) and ‘Naram Garam’ (1981) made him an easily relatable actor to many Indians. He began his directorial adventure with the Marathi film ‘Aakriet’ in 1981. Palekar brought the same essence of reality he portrayed as an actor to his directorial ventures as well. ‘Paheli,’ a 2005 movie directed by him was India’s official entry for the Oscars in 2006.

'Cash' review: Amol Parashar's comic caper is a fun watch

22 Nov 2021

'Cash' review: Amol Parashar's comic caper is a fun watch

Recently, Disney+ Hotstar released Cash, starring Amol Parashar, Smriti Kalra, Swanand Kirkire, Kevin Dave, and Gulshan Grover.

'200 Halla Ho' review: Important retelling of Dalit rebellion

20 Aug 2021

'200 Halla Ho' review: Important retelling of Dalit rebellion

The strongest link to writer-director Sarthak Dasgupta's 200 Halla Ho is the real-life incident that inspired it.

'200 Halla Ho' trailer: Dalit women's oppression and their rebellion

06 Aug 2021

'200 Halla Ho' trailer: Dalit women's oppression and their rebellion

The impactful trailer of Sarthak Dasgupta's 200 Halla Ho is here.

'Chhoti Si Baat' actress Vidya Sinha hospitalized, condition stable

10 Aug 2019

'Chhoti Si Baat' actress Vidya Sinha hospitalized, condition stable

Veteran actress Vidya Sinha, who was hospitalized on Wednesday in a critical condition, is now on her way to recovery.

Amol Palekar interrupted at NGMA event for speaking against government

10 Feb 2019

Amol Palekar interrupted at NGMA event for speaking against government

Veteran actor-director Amol Palekar was repeatedly interrupted on Friday during his speech against the Ministry of Culture by some members of the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in Mumbai.

Sonal Chauhan joins Vidyut Jammwal, Shruti in Mahesh Manjrekar's next

02 Jun 2018

Sonal Chauhan joins Vidyut Jammwal, Shruti in Mahesh Manjrekar's next

"Jannat" star Sonal Chauhan joined the cast of Mahesh Manjrekar's untitled gangster drama. Vidyut Jammwal, Shruti Haasan, Naseeruddin Shah, and Amol Palekar are part of the film which recently started production.

Here's why SRK will always remain indebted to Big B

22 May 2018

Here's why SRK will always remain indebted to Big B

Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan go back a long way. The two stalwarts of Indian cinema share a healthy relationship both on and off screen.

Shruti and Vidyut start shooting for Mahesh Manjrekar's untitled film

20 Apr 2018

Shruti and Vidyut start shooting for Mahesh Manjrekar's untitled film

Actors Vidyut Jammwal and Shruti Haasan have started shooting for their untitled gangster drama in Mumbai today.

Award-winning animation filmmaker and pioneer Bhimsain dies at 81

18 Apr 2018

Award-winning animation filmmaker and pioneer Bhimsain dies at 81

Veteran filmmaker and animation pioneer Bhimsain Khurana, best known for his film "Gharaonda" and animation short films like "Ek Anek Ekta", has died at the age of 81 on Tuesday night

Hollywood movies which were copied from Bollywood!

03 Mar 2018

Hollywood movies which were copied from Bollywood!

Inspired, plagiarized, official remake, unofficial remake - these are some of the words that are used when a Bollywood movie plot closely mimics that of a Hollywood production.

Hollywood movies which were copied from Bollywood!

31 Aug 2017

Hollywood movies which were copied from Bollywood!

Inspired, plagiarized, official remake, unofficial remake - these are some of the words that are used when a Bollywood movie plot closely mimics that of a Hollywood production.

Hollywood movies which were copied from Bollywood!

20 Aug 2017

Hollywood movies which were copied from Bollywood!

Inspired, plagiarized, official remake, unofficial remake - these are some of the words that are used when a Bollywood movie plot closely mimics that of a Hollywood production.