Mukul S. Anand

Date of Birth : 11 October 1951
Date of Death : 7 September 1997

Mini Biography :
Mukul S. Anand (11 October 1951 – 7 September 1997) was an Indian film director and producer. He was the nephew of veteran film scriptwriter Inder Raj Anand and cousin of actor and director Tinnu Anand.
Mukul S. Anand made his debut as a director with the suspense thriller Kanoon Kya Karega (1984) which was inspired by the Hollywood film Cape Fear. He then directed Aitbaar (1985) which was inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s classic Dial M for Murder. The film which first brought him recognition was the epic film Sultanat (1986), a film which brought together real-life father and son Dharmendra and Sunny Deol and introduced actress Juhi Chawla.

He then directed a few other films which did not do well until he won acclaim for the Scarface-inspired crime thriller Agneepath (1990) with Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role which won Amitabh a National Award for Best Actor. His next notable film was the family drama Hum (1991) also with Bachchan in the lead as well as Rajnikant and Govinda which was a huge success. He worked with Bachchan again for the final time in Khuda Gawah (1992) which won him the Filmfare Best Director Award. His last completed film was Trimurti (1995) which had a multi starcast including Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor and Shahrukh Khan but failed to do well at the box office becoming one of his biggest flops. The last film he was working on at the time of his death was the much-hyped action adventure film Dus which remained incomplete and unreleased after his death although the film’s music did end up releasing.

Filmography :

As Director :

  1. Dus (1997) (unfinished)
  2. Trimurti (1995)
  3. Khuda Gawah (1992) (as Mukul S. Anand)
  4. Khoon Ka Karz (1991)
  5. Hum (1991) (as Mukul S. Anand)
  6. Agneepath (1990) (as Mukul S. Anand)
  7. Maha-Sangram (1990)
  8. Insaaf (1987)
  9. Sultanat (1986)
  10. Maa Ki Saugandh (1986)
  11. Main Balwan (1986)
  12. Aitbaar (1985)
  13. Kanoon Kya Karega (1984)

As Producer :

  1. Prithvi (1997) (producer) (as Mukul S. Anand)
  2. Army (1996) (producer)

As writer :

  1. Khoon Ka Karz (1991)
  2. Sultanat (1986) (screenplay) (story)
Nomination And Awards
Filmfare Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
1993 Won Filmfare Award Best Director
for: Khuda Gawah (1992)

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