BR Chopra: News

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.

24 May 2020

Shri Krishna

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.

16 May 2020

Firoz Khan

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.

23 Apr 2020


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.

08 Apr 2020

Mukesh Khanna

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.

31 Mar 2020

Ramanand Sagar

#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.