Rakesh Roshan is a Hindi-language film producer, director, screenwriter, and actor from India. He was born on September 6, 1949. Up to 1989, he has made 84 films in the 1970s and 1980s. He gained most of his notoriety as an actor for his supporting parts in expensive movies.
His fame and prominence later grew as a result of his work as a director of movies with titles that started with the letter “K” in 1987.
Risk-takers like Rakesh Roshan can be categorized correctly. The actor-director never failed to astonish his audience with his unusual, fearless, and experimental cinema over the years.
He has done everything with confidence, whether it was acting in his earlier years or venturing into unfamiliar territory as a director and producer.
Rakesh, who turns 74 today, experimented with many genres while showcasing his extraordinary vision and abilities.
After the passing of his father, Roshan, Rakesh began his acting career. He was initially hired for the Sanjeev Kumar and Waheeda Rehman film Man Mandir. His big break, nevertheless, came in 1970 with Ghar Ghar Ki Kahaani.
He had a supporting part to perform. Rakesh played many supporting roles during his career, but his most popular roles as a solo hero were in Khubsoorat with Rekha,
Aankhon Aankhon Mein with Rakhee, Nafrat with Yogita Bali, Shubh Kaamna with Rati Agnihotri, and a number of other hit movies.
In multistarrer films like Devata, Shriman Shrimati, Haathkadi, Jaag Utha Insan, and Ek Aur Sikander, the actor also played a leading role. At the box office,
they had success. His final film as an actor was Bahurani, which saw him work with Rekha once more.
Rakesh began his career as a producer by establishing his own label, Filmkraft, in 1980. After some initial setbacks,
the production company produced hit movies like Kaamchor and Shubh Kaamna. In 1987, the seasoned actor took yet another risk and joined Khudgarz as a director. Khoon Bhari Maang (1988), Kishen Kanhaiya (1990), Karan Arjun (1995), and Koyla (1997) are just a few of the mass-produced dramas he directed.
From 1990 to 1999, he moved his attention to directing before introducing his son Hrithik Roshan in 2000’s Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai.
The cult masterpiece was written, directed, and produced by him. As a filmmaker, Rakesh had a great career. He directed Hrithik in the 2003 superhero movie Koi… Mil Gaya, its follow-up Krrish (2006), and Krrish 3 (2013) following the success of Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai.
It had a prosperous franchise. As well, Krrish 4 is in production. In 2017, Rakesh produced Kaabil, his most recent work.
Hrithik and Yami Gautam were the main stars.
In a recent interview with India Today, Rakesh discussed Krrish 4 and said, “What is happening is that the audience is still not coming back to the theaters, therefore that is a major question mark for me.
Krrish will be a successful movie.
As the world gets smaller, kids are accustomed to seeing Hollywood superhero movies with budgets of $500 million to $600 million.
In contrast, we have a modest budget of $1200 to $300 crore.
How can we give the movie that look, he asked? Naturally, I can decide to only have four action scenes as opposed to 10, but the action and quality must be equal.
There must be excellent VFX. The budget as a whole, as well as the production costs, can be maintained.
Large-scale movies of days aren’t performing all that well… We are more than prepared to move forward. We don’t instantly consider that, though, when we consider how poorly films are now performing and how collections don’t cover their expenditures. Although not for another 12 months, it will happen. Probably after that.
Birthday of Rakesh Roshan: The movies that made him a renowned filmmaker
Both as a director and an actor, Rakesh Roshan has produced a number of critically praised movies. Despite beginning as an assistant director, he made his acting debut in 1970 with Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani.
Here, on the occasion of his 74th birthday, is a look at some of his best films as a filmmaker. However, it was his directorials that really cemented his fame with the general public.
With the 1987 film Khudgarz, Roshan made his directorial debut after nearly two decades of acting. It featured Shatrughan Sinha, Jeetendra, Govinda, Amrita Singh, Bhanupriya, and Neelam Kothari and was released under his production company Film Kraft.
Based on the 1979 novel Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer, Prana Snehithulu, a Telugu version of Khudgarz was produced.
In “Khoon Bhari Maang”
Khoon Bhari Maang, a classic hit that featured Rekha and Kabir Bedi in the key roles, was nominated for three National Awards, including Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.
It is based on the 1983 Australian mini-series Return to Eden and follows a wealthy widow who seeks retribution from her second husband after he attempts to kill her by tossing her into a body of water full with crocodiles.
AKA “Karan Arjun”
In Karan Arjun, the second-highest grossing Bollywood movie of 1995, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Raakhee, Kajol, Mamta Kulkarni, and Amrish Puri all starred.
After Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, it was the only movie that had a huge audience following.
It was a Roshan-produced and -directed movie about the reincarnation and vengeance of two brothers.
In “Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai,”
Hrithik Roshan made his acting debut in the 2000 movie Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai, which was directed by Roshan. Ameesha Patel made her acting debut in it as well.
Kareena Kapoor Khan was first offered the part of Sonia Chopra (played by Patel), but it is said that she withdrew from the project.
It was praised for its music as well as its plot and performance.
“Koi…” Mil Gaya
Koi… Mil Gaya, starring Hrithik, Rekha, and Preity Zinta, won the 51st National Film Awards for Best Film on Other Social Issues.
A mentally handicapped young man named Rohit interacts with an alien and forms a connection with it in the science fiction film.
As Rohit’s father, Roshan also made a brief appearance.