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    mithun shetty
    mithun shettywrote on 06 Jun 2009

    Mukul S. Anand 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 which was a huge success. He worked with Bachchan again for the final time in the epic film 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.

    Mukul was the first film ad maker who made Pepsi and Coke commercials the same year. His other ad campaigns included Philips, with Aishwaraya Rai Ruf and Tuff Jeans with Akshaye Kumar ,Reynolds Ball Pens with Raveena TandonAnd Nirma Beauty Soap. with Manisha Koirala.