Articles about BR Chopra

Baldev Raj Chopra, or popularly known as BR Chopra, is an Indian director and producer of Hindi films and TV serials who died in Mumbai at the age of 94 on November 5, 2008. He was the elder brother of noted director and producer Yash Chopra. Some of his best-known films as director are 'Awam', 'Humraaz', 'Insaaf Ka Tarazu', 'Kanoon', 'Sadhna', and 'Nikaah'. Chopra was also the producer of the 1988 hit TV series 'Mahabharat', one of the most successful series in Indian television history. He also donned the producer hat for films such as 'Dhool Ka Phool', 'Waqt', 'Aadmi Aur Insaan', and 'Ittefaq'. He was honored with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1998. The 1960 film 'Kanoon' helped him earn the Filmfare Award for Best Director. In 2003, he was conferred the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2008, his work was recognized by the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy, which honored him with the Phalke Ratna Award. Chopra is survived by his son, Ravi Chopra, and two daughters Shashi and Bina.

'Shaktimaan' Mukesh Khanna speaks against women and #MeToo; slammed

31 Oct 2020

Entertainment
'Shaktimaan' Mukesh Khanna speaks against women and #MeToo; slammed

Here are a few quick facts about Shaktimaan: 1) Gangadhar hi Shaktimaan Hai. 2) The superhero was originally played by Mukesh Khanna. 3) Khanna is a misogynist.

Nitish Bharadwaj feels Vyasa's theory of evolution is more relevant

24 May 2020

Entertainment
Nitish Bharadwaj feels Vyasa's theory of evolution is more relevant

BR Chopra's popular mythological series Vishnu Puran is set to return on TV.

'Mahabharat' actor Satish Kaul (Lord Indra) appeals for financial help

22 May 2020

Entertainment
'Mahabharat' actor Satish Kaul (Lord Indra) appeals for financial help

Veteran actor Satish Kaul, who has acted in more than 300 Hindi and Punjabi movies and shows including BR Chopra's iconic series Mahabharat, has been severely affected by the ongoing coronavirus-induced lockdown.

Facts about BR Chopra's 'Mahabharat' you never knew

16 May 2020

Entertainment
Facts about BR Chopra's 'Mahabharat' you never knew

Mahabharat is not just another TV serial. The brainchild of BR Chopra, which halted everything when it aired between 1988 and 1990, has stood the test of time.

#Throwback: When a 16-year-old Sonu Nigam sang 'Mahabharat' title song

06 May 2020

Entertainment
#Throwback: When a 16-year-old Sonu Nigam sang 'Mahabharat' title song

Sonu Nigam and singing are a match made in heaven.

Not so cool! Fans catch Bhishma using cooler in 'Mahabharat'

23 Apr 2020

Entertainment
Not so cool! Fans catch Bhishma using cooler in 'Mahabharat'

While kind-hearted viewers in the good ol' 80s may have been quite forgiving, today's hawk-eyed Twitter-loving generation is plain brutal.

Mukesh Khanna slams Ekta Kapoor for "murdering" Mahabharata

08 Apr 2020

Entertainment
Mukesh Khanna slams Ekta Kapoor for "murdering" Mahabharata

Mukesh Khanna, best known for playing Bhishma in BR Chopra's Mahabharat and superhero Shaktimaan in the 1980s and 90s, slammed movie producer Ekta Kapoor for her 2008 television rendition of the Hindu epic.

#LockdownWatchlist: 'Shaktimaan' and other 90s shows returning on TV

31 Mar 2020

Entertainment
#LockdownWatchlist: 'Shaktimaan' and other 90s shows returning on TV

As we all stay home and try to cope with the unprecedented 21-day lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, national broadcaster Doordarshan is driving us down the memory lane.

Doordarshan starts 'Ramayana' and 'Mahabharat' reruns from today; details here

28 Mar 2020

Entertainment
Doordarshan starts 'Ramayana' and 'Mahabharat' reruns from today; details here

National broadcaster Doordarshan has started airing reruns of the iconic 80s shows Ramayana and Mahabharat.

On public demand, 'Ramayan' to air on Doordarshan again

27 Mar 2020

Entertainment
On public demand, 'Ramayan' to air on Doordarshan again

Ramanand Sagar's iconic television series, Ramayan, which kept all Indian families glued to their television sets every Sunday morning in the late 1980s, is coming back to the small screen.

DD classics 'Ramayan' and 'Mahabharat' to return to TV?

26 Mar 2020

Entertainment
DD classics 'Ramayan' and 'Mahabharat' to return to TV?

India is on a binge-watch mode.