Prakash Mehra

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Date of Birth : 13 July 1939
Birthname : NA

Mini Biography :
Prakash Mehra (born 13 July 1939) in Bijnaur, U.P- India is one of the more successful Indian Bollywood film producer and directors of the past couple decades. He frequently writes song lyrics for his own movies.
He started in the late 1950s as a production controller. In 1968 he directed Shashi Kapoor who played a double role in Haseena Maan Jayegi.

This was followed by the 1971 hit Mela starring the Khan brothers (Feroz Khan and Sanjay Khan) together. In 1973 he produced and directed Zanjeer. The role was offered to a relative newcomer Amitabh Bachchan as established stars were not available.

The role was of a serious police officer who wants revenge, and a break from the then popular musical romances. The movie was a huge hit and established Amitabh as a solo actor ( his previous roles of note having been in support roles). It established Amitabh’s early peronnna (an angry young man fighting the system on his own terms) and started an association that spawned 6 more movies – Hera Pheri, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1977), Laawaris (1981), Namak Halaal (1982), Sharaabi (1984) and Jaadugar (1989) All except Jaadugar being hits. In 1974 he also had a hit as a director with his other favourite star Vinod Khanna, with the movie Haath Ki Safai.


Filmography :

As Director :

  1. Bal Bramhachari (1996)
  2. Zindagi Ek Juaa (1992)
  3. Jaadugar (1989)
  4. Mohabbat Ke Dushman (1988)
  5. Muqaddar Ka Faisla (1987)
  6. Sharaabi (1984)
  7. Aao Pyaar Karen (1983)
  8. Namak Halaal (1982)
  9. Laawaris (1981)
  10. Jwalamukhi (1980)
  11. Desh Drohee (1980)
  12. Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978)
  13. Aakhri Daku (1978)
  14. Hera Pheri (1976)
  15. Khalifa (1976)
  16. Haath Ki Safai (1974)
  17. Zanjeer (1973)
  18. Ek Kunwari Ek Kunwara (1973)
  19. Aan Baan (1972)
  20. Samadhi (1972)
  21. Sanadhi (1972)
  22. Mela (1971)
  23. Haseena Maan Jayegi (1968)

As Producer :

  1. Mujhe Meri Biwi Se Bachaao (2001) (producer)
  2. Bal Bramhachari (1996) (producer)
  3. Dalaal (1993) (producer)
  4. Zindagi Ek Juaa (1992) (producer)
  5. Mohabbat Ke Dushman (1988) (producer)
  6. Ghungroo (1983) (producer)
  7. Laawaris (1981) (producer)
  8. Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978) (producer)
  9. Zanjeer (1973) (producer)

As writer :

  1. Bal Bramhachari (1996) (idea)
  2. Zindagi Ek Juaa (1992) (written by)
  3. Mohabbat Ke Dushman (1988) (screenplay)
  4. Muqaddar Ka Faisla (1987) (screenplay)
  5. Chameli Ki Shaadi (1986) (dialogue) (screenplay)
  6. Sharaabi (1984) (story)
  7. Laawaris (1981) (screenplay)

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