Bollywood has a long standing tradition of nepotism and families with age old stories. Today, we take a look at the five reigning families in Bollywood.
1. The Bhatt Family
The Bhatts have been around in Bollywood for a long time now. Three generations of Bhatts have ruled the Bollywood roost, starting with Nanabhai Bhatt. Mahesh Bhatt’s father Nanabhai Bhatt was a popular Gujarati and Hindi filmmaker. Nanabhai Bhatta and his second wife, Shirin, had 5 daughters and 4 sons. Nanabhai’s first wife was Kiran Bhatt. The Bhatts are a complicated and large family, with some great products like Emraan Hashmi and Alia Bhatt coming as fine products!
2. The Kapoor Family
The Kapoor’s are perhaps one of the oldest families in Bollywood. Prithviraj Kapoor started the family all the way back in 1926. He started his career a theatre artist and started acting in Bollywood as a supporting actor in India’s first talkies film, Alam Ara. An interesting fact? Raj Kapoor then launched Randhir Kapoor in the movie Kal Aaj Aur Kal and Rishi Kapoor in Bobby. Ironically, he was the one who started the era of actresses wearing bikinis in movies. Did you know though? Women in the family were not allowed to work. Incidentally, women were not allowed to act in movies after movies. Hopefully, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Karishma Kapoor are the trend changers of this family!
3. The Akhtar Azmi Family
Javed Akhter, a famous poet, lyricist and screenwriter, is known for being a solid gentleman. His first wife was Honey Irani, with whom he had two sons, Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar. The Akhtar family is an interesting one. Poets and actors galore, there is nothing this family has not done.
4. The Khan and Roshan Family
Rakesh Roshan is a producer, director and a former actor. His brother Rajesh Roshan is a music director who does music only for his movies. Their father Roshan was also a music composer of Hindi movies. Rakesh Roshan introduced his son Hrithik with the movie Kaho Na Pyar Hai with which he became a star overnight. At present, Hrithik is amongst the most good-looking and successful actors in Bollywood. Right after the success of his first movie, he married his girlfriend Suzanne Khan. However, they are divorced at present after 17 years of relationship! She is the daughter of Sanjay Khan and sister of Zayed Khan.
5. The Bachchan Family
Amitabh Bachchan is a true patriarch in every way. From the way he handles his family to the way they maintain their life, everything about the Bachchan’s is envious. Amitabh and Jaya have a long marriage, the results of which are Shweta Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan. Shweta is married to Nikhil Nanda, Raj Kapoor’s grandson and Abhishek is married to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Aishwarya and Abhishek have a daughter, Aaradhya. The Bachchan’s sure know how to do tradition right!
Aiyaary Movie Review, Rating And Aiyaary Box Office Collections
Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Manoj Bajpayee, Rakul Preet, Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah
Director: Neeraj Pandey
mango Bollywood Rating: 2.5/5
In theory, director Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaary tells us a compelling story. Manoj Bajpayee and Sidharth Malhotra share the perfect mentor and protege relationship. At least for the first half of the movie. The delicate relationship turns sour when the latter goes rogue, creating a furor in the entire system.
The two know each other’s behaviours, mannerisms and characters to a tee. Major Jai Bakshi (Sidharth Malhotra) looks up to Colonel Abhay (Manoj Bajpayee) and has learned the tricks of the trade from him. The young major gets disillusioned after realising the extent of corruption in the country’s defense deals and the involvement of highly placed officials.
Aiyaary, which means the act of espionage, is designed to show a race to the finish between two like minded people. Pandey tries to weave a modern story but fails to make a strong impact. There are strong influences seen in Aiyaary from his past movies, especially A Wednesday.
The Positives of Aiyaary
There are quite a few positives to Aiyaary as a story. Pandey has given a compelling character growth to Manoj Bajpayee’s and Sidharth Malhotra’s characters. The music has been created with care and compassion, taking us through the entire story with the rhythm and the lyrics. As a strong mentor, Colonel Abhay plays his role with just the right kind of strength and vigour.
Malhotra also plays the role of a mentee with seasoned ease. No role is too over the top for this particular actor and all he needs is a director to bring out the best in him. Bajpayee, Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher bring their best game to the table, making the movie even more special.
The Negatives of Aiyaary
While the strengths are quite strong for this Neeraj Pandey film, the negatives seem to stand out more. As a movie, Aiyaary is sketchily written and not compelling. It tests patience even if you are a fan of the genre. It demands way too much endurance than what is left in you after watching Naseeruddin Shah’s bizarre monologue during the movie.
Malhotra’s character starts off really well but half way through, it looks like he got tired of his role. Like most of the actors in the movie, he too seems to have gotten confused with the script. The characters of Rakul Preet and Pooja Chopra too have been written without much empathy. In fact, at one point, one gets the distinct feeling this is all an elaborate version of CID.
The Overall Performance
All in all, despite not having a strong script, the overall performance of all the individual characters is quite compelling. What could have made the movie stick is a script that hits the mark. Individually though, the actors have delivered their best with what they had.
mango Bollywood Review
At the end of the day, mango Bollywood gives Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaary movie a 2.5 on 5 rating. Ideally, there should have been stronger characters and detailed descriptions. However, for Pandey’s worth, this movie seems to have hit just the adequate chords.
See Shah Rukh Khan Rare And Unseen Pictures Here!
One does not need to explain why Shah Rukh Khan is called King Khan of Bollywood. A self-made star, SRK has been weaving his magic on the big screen for nearly 30 years. Whoa! That is almost three decades (and many more to come!)
From his first few days of existence to stage performance in college days to some adorable pictures with Gauri, here are some his unseen photographs that will take you down the nostalgia road. Check it out and thank us later!
Ranbir Kapoor: Things You Did Not Know About This Kapoor
Mamma’s Boy or Casonava, Ranbir Kapoor cannot be stereotyped into one bracket. Be it his films, relationships, rumours or the awards he has won, there is a lot we do not know about this particular Kapoor. Today, we take a look at a number of things which have been hidden away and kept in the dark. So read, enjoy and have a blast in getting to know your favourite Kapoor from this generation!
1. The Real Name
Did you know his real name is not Ranbir Kapoor but Ranbir Raj Kapoor? Yes. He shares his name with his grandfather, the veteran Raj Kapoor!
2. The One And Only
Ranbir Kapoor is the one and only Kapoor who has not only finished 10th class but graduated from college as well. An educated hotty in real life!
3. Rs. 1,500 A Month!
While a lot of people stop taking pocket money from their parents once they grow up, Ranbir Kapoor is quite different. He STILL takes Rs. 1,500 a month from his mother. Despite being a grown up. Once a baby, always a baby?
4. For The Love Of Music
Apart from being a talented actor, Ranbir Kapoor has learnt to play the tabla at a very young age. Quite the talented actor, no?
5. A Watch To Keep Time
The first thing Ranbir Kapoor bought for himself with his salary was a luxurious watch! An actor needs to learn how to keep time, right?
6. An Avid Reader
Apart from playing the tabla, wearing luxurious watches and acting, Ranbir Kapoor also likes reading! Surprising, right?
7. Not A Singer
Guess who is tone deaf? None other than the multi talented actor, Ranbir Kapoor! Despite having all these other talents, the one thing this particular Kapoor cannot do is sing. In fact, he has said the words “tone deaf” should be his middle name!
8. A Unique Nick Name
The Kapoor khandan has the unique habit of giving their family members weird nick names like Chinto, Bebo and Lolo. Ranbir is the only one to have a decent name and that is Baba!
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