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Shyam Benegal

Born:14 Dec 1934

Shyam Benegal filmography (Most recent movies)

Chamki Chameli (2013)- UnreleasedDirector, Story

Well Done Abba (2010)Director, StoryBuy

Welcome To Sajjanpur (2008)DirectorBuy

Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2005)Director

Zubeidaa (2001)DirectorBuy

Hari-Bhari (2000)DirectorBuy

Sardari Begum (1997)Director, ProducerBuy

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Shyam Benegal biography

Shyam Benegal was born on 14 December 1934, in Aliwal, Hyderabad. He graduated in Economics from Nizam College, Osmania University, Hyderabad. It was here that he formed the Hyderabad Film Society. Benegal started his career working in 1959 as an Advertising copywriter, at Bombay advertising agency, Lintas Advertising, where he steadily rose to become a creative head. Meanhwile, he made his first documentary in Gujarati, Gher Betha Ganga (Ganges at Doorsteps) in 1962. In 1963, Benegal started his brief stint another advertising agency called ASP (Advertising, Sales and Promotion). During his advertising years, he directed over 900 sponsored documentaries and advertising films.

Benegal made his first feature film Ankur in 1973, starring the debutants Shabana Azmi and ...By Divya» read full biography

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No other film-maker has so much strained nerves with biopics as Shyam Benegal. "Bhumika""Zubeidaa","Sardari Begum" "Gandhi Se Mahatma Tak", "Bose :The Forgotten Hero" are the biographical works. For a maker, handling biographies is really a hard nut to crack. They need to be documented with evidences and authenticated with vital proofs. Naturally, they need extensive research work. Risks are always there. Very few directors dare take such risks. Undaunted Shyam is at home in such challenge.By Dipen Guha

Count at least five best performances of Karishma Kapoor, by no way, can you miss "Zubeidaa".Shyam Benegal is an expert jeweller who can identify the real gems. "Zubeidaa" is adopted from real life story. It was undoubtedly, a challenge for both Karishma and Shyam to justify their respective credentials. Both came out with flying colours. Shyam extracted the best from Karishma and the latter gave her best. With due apology, one may say, Karishma has, in some scenes, dwarfed Rekha's paramountsy.By Dipen Guha

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