Shekhar Kapur

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Shekhar Kapur (born 6 December 1945) is an Indian film director and producer. He is a critically acclaimed director, rose to popularity with the movie, Bandit Queen. His historical biopics of Queen Elizabeth I (Elizabeth and its sequel Elizabeth: The Golden Age) garnered several Academy Award nominations, including two Best Actress nods for Cate Blanchett. Description above from the Wikipedia article Shekhar Kapur, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

Bandit Queen (1995)

Born a lower-caste girl in rural India's patriarchal society, "married" at 11, repeatedly raped and brutalized, Phooland Devi finds freedom only as an avenging warrior, the eponymous Bandit Queen. Devi becomes a kind a bloody Robin Hood; this extraordinary ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shekhar Kapur
CAST:  Seema Biswas  •  Nirmal Pandey  •  Rajesh Vivek  •  Raghubir Yadav

Born a lower-caste girl in rural India's patriarchal society, "married" at 11, repeatedly raped and brutalized, Phooland Devi finds freedom only as an avenging warrior, the eponymous Bandit Queen. Devi becomes a kind a bloody Robin Hood; this extraordinary ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shekhar Kapur
CAST:  Seema Biswas  •  Nirmal Pandey  •  Rajesh Vivek  •  Raghubir Yadav

Elizabeth (1998)

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The story of the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shekhar Kapur
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Christopher Eccleston  •  Joseph Fiennes

The story of the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shekhar Kapur
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Christopher Eccleston  •  Joseph Fiennes

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard the lives of her people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shekhar Kapur
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Clive Owen  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Tom Hollander

When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard the lives of her people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shekhar Kapur
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Clive Owen  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Tom Hollander

Passage (2009)

Three estranged sisters reunite one night when the oldest comes back for her two younger sisters after leaving them years before in mysterious circumstances.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shekhar Kapur
CAST:  Haley Bennett  •  Agustina Cabo  •  Pilar Calviello  •  Vikram Chatwal

Three estranged sisters reunite one night when the oldest comes back for her two younger sisters after leaving them years before in mysterious circumstances.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shekhar Kapur
CAST:  Haley Bennett  •  Agustina Cabo  •  Pilar Calviello  •  Vikram Chatwal

Vishwaroopam (2013)

Vishwanathan, a Kathak dance teacher in New York, is in a rather happy marriage with Nirupama who is a nuclear oncologist. Nirupama is from a middle class family in Chennai, she marries Vishwanath (a dance master) to pursue her higher studies in the USA. But when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kamal Haasan
CAST:  Kamal Haasan  •  Pooja Kumar  •  Andrea Jeremiah  •  Rahul Bose

Vishwanathan, a Kathak dance teacher in New York, is in a rather happy marriage with Nirupama who is a nuclear oncologist. Nirupama is from a middle class family in Chennai, she marries Vishwanath (a dance master) to pursue her higher studies in the USA. But when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kamal Haasan
CAST:  Kamal Haasan  •  Pooja Kumar  •  Andrea Jeremiah  •  Rahul Bose

Vishwaroopam II (2018)

RAW agent Wisam Ahmad Kashmiri prevents an al-Qaida terrorist from executing a massive attack on New York. He must now wade through further traps and conspiracies to thwart a new plot against three democratic nations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kamal Haasan
CAST:  Kamal Haasan  •  Rahul Bose  •  Pooja Kumar  •  Andrea Jeremiah

RAW agent Wisam Ahmad Kashmiri prevents an al-Qaida terrorist from executing a massive attack on New York. He must now wade through further traps and conspiracies to thwart a new plot against three democratic nations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kamal Haasan
CAST:  Kamal Haasan  •  Rahul Bose  •  Pooja Kumar  •  Andrea Jeremiah

Nazar (1990)

Based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "The Meek One", Nazar is the saga of a Bombay-based antique dealer-cum-money lender (Shekhar Kapur), who at the age of 40, marries a woman (Shambhavi Kaul) who is 17, and brings her home to his spacious flat in a multi-storied building ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mani Kaul
CAST:  Shekhar Kapur  •  Shambhavi Kaul  •  Surekha Sikri  •  Parvez Merchant

Based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "The Meek One", Nazar is the saga of a Bombay-based antique dealer-cum-money lender (Shekhar Kapur), who at the age of 40, marries a woman (Shambhavi Kaul) who is 17, and brings her home to his spacious flat in a multi-storied building ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mani Kaul
CAST:  Shekhar Kapur  •  Shambhavi Kaul  •  Surekha Sikri  •  Parvez Merchant

Mr. India (1987)

A poor but big-hearted man takes orphans into his home. After discovering his scientist father's invisibility device, he rises to the occasion and fights to save his children and all of India from the clutches of a megalomaniac.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shekhar Kapur
CAST:  Anil Kapoor  •  Sridevi  •  Amrish Puri  •  Satish Kaushik

A poor but big-hearted man takes orphans into his home. After discovering his scientist father's invisibility device, he rises to the occasion and fights to save his children and all of India from the clutches of a megalomaniac.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shekhar Kapur
CAST:  Anil Kapoor  •  Sridevi  •  Amrish Puri  •  Satish Kaushik

Ishkq in Paris (2013)

Akash nd Ishkq meet on a train from Rome to Paris and spend a romantic evening in the city.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Prem Raj
CAST:  Preity Zinta  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Gaurav Chanana  •  Shekhar Kapur

Akash nd Ishkq meet on a train from Rome to Paris and spend a romantic evening in the city.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Prem Raj
CAST:  Preity Zinta  •  Isabelle Adjani  •  Gaurav Chanana  •  Shekhar Kapur

Drishti (1990)

Sandhya and Nikhil have been married for eight years and live a wealthy lifestyle in Bombay, along with a daughter, Rashmi. However, their lives change when Nikhil has an affair with his assistant Vrinda and divorces Sandhya.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Govind Nihalani
CAST:  Dimple Kapadia  •  Shekhar Kapur  •  Irrfan Khan  •  Mita Vasisht

Sandhya and Nikhil have been married for eight years and live a wealthy lifestyle in Bombay, along with a daughter, Rashmi. However, their lives change when Nikhil has an affair with his assistant Vrinda and divorces Sandhya.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Govind Nihalani
CAST:  Dimple Kapadia  •  Shekhar Kapur  •  Irrfan Khan  •  Mita Vasisht

New York, I Love You (2008)

New York, I Love You delves into the intimate lives of New Yorkers as they grapple with, delight in and search for love. Journey from the Diamond District in the heart of Manhattan, through Chinatown and the Upper East Side, towards the Village, into Tribeca, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Natalie Portman  •  Brett Ratner  •  Shunji Iwai  •  Yvan Attal  •  Shekhar Kapur  •  Allen Hughes  •  Mira Nair  •  Fatih Akın  •  Joshua Marston  •  Randall Balsmeyer  •  Jiang Wen
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Shia LaBeouf  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Christina Ricci

New York, I Love You delves into the intimate lives of New Yorkers as they grapple with, delight in and search for love. Journey from the Diamond District in the heart of Manhattan, through Chinatown and the Upper East Side, towards the Village, into Tribeca, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Natalie Portman  •  Brett Ratner  •  Shunji Iwai  •  Yvan Attal  •  Shekhar Kapur  •  Allen Hughes  •  Mira Nair  •  Fatih Akın  •  Joshua Marston  •  Randall Balsmeyer  •  Jiang Wen
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Shia LaBeouf  •  Orlando Bloom  •  Christina Ricci

The Four Feathers (2002)

The story, set in 1885, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which symbolize cowardice. To ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shekhar Kapur
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Wes Bentley  •  Kate Hudson  •  Djimon Hounsou

The story, set in 1885, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which symbolize cowardice. To ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shekhar Kapur
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Wes Bentley  •  Kate Hudson  •  Djimon Hounsou

Masoom (1983)

D.K. Malhotra lives a comfortable lifestyle with his wife, Indu, and two school-going daughters, Pinky and Minni. He works in the office of an Architect. One day while the family is relaxing, D.K. gets a phone call that results in him bringing home a young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shekhar Kapur
CAST:  Naseeruddin Shah  •  Shabana Azmi  •  Urmila Matondkar  •  Tanuja

D.K. Malhotra lives a comfortable lifestyle with his wife, Indu, and two school-going daughters, Pinky and Minni. He works in the office of an Architect. One day while the family is relaxing, D.K. gets a phone call that results in him bringing home a young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shekhar Kapur
CAST:  Naseeruddin Shah  •  Shabana Azmi  •  Urmila Matondkar  •  Tanuja

Jai Ho (2014)

The Film brings to its viewers, a hitherto unseen and unheard narrative of one of the greatest musicians the world has ever known: A. R. Rahman  (more)

DIRECTION:  Umesh Aggarwal
CAST:  Danny Boyle  •  Andrew Lloyd Webber  •  A. R. Rahman  •  Ram Gopal Varma

The Film brings to its viewers, a hitherto unseen and unheard narrative of one of the greatest musicians the world has ever known: A. R. Rahman  (more)

DIRECTION:  Umesh Aggarwal
CAST:  Danny Boyle  •  Andrew Lloyd Webber  •  A. R. Rahman  •  Ram Gopal Varma

Venice 70: Future Reloaded (2013)

Made for the Venice Film Festival's 70th anniversary, seventy filmmakers made a short film between 60 and 90 seconds long on their interpretation of the future of cinema.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Franco  •  Tobias Lindholm  •  Franco Piavoli  •  Júlio Bressane  •  Tariq Teguia  •  Bernardo Bertolucci  •  Kim Ki-duk  •  Catherine Breillat  •  Paul Schrader  •  Atom Egoyan  •  Shekhar Kapur  •  Brillante Mendoza  •  Wang Bing  •  Amiel Courtin-Wilson  •  Amos Gitai  •  Edgar Reitz  •  Sion Sono  •  Jean-Marie Straub  •  Hong Sang-soo  •  Lav Diaz  •  Claire Denis  •  Peter Chan  •  Jia Zhangke  •  Isabel Coixet  •  Ulrich Seidl  •  Nicolás Pereda  •  Athina Rachel Tsangari  •  John Akomfrah  •  Shirin Neshat  •  Aleksey Fedorchenko  •  João Pedro Rodrigues  •  Michele Placido  •  Hala Alabdalla  •  Salvatore Mereu  •  Jazmín López  •  Frédéric Fonteyne  •  Rama Burshtein  •  Krzysztof Zanussi  •  Pablo Trapero  •  Walter Salles  •  Pablo Larraín  •  Apichatpong Weerasethakul  •  Abbas Kiarostami  •  Celina Murga  •  Benoît Jacquot  •  Amit Dutta  •  Tusi Tamasese  •  Shinya Tsukamoto  •  Pietro Marcello  •  Ermanno Olmi  •  Todd Solondz  •  Yorgos Lanthimos  •  Amir Naderi  •  Karim Aïnouz  •  Monte Hellman  •  Lluís Galter  •  Semih Kaplanoğlu  •  Antonio Capuano  •  Samuel Maoz  •  Yonfan  •  Giuseppe Piccioni  •  Davide Ferrario  •  Haile Gerima  •  Aleksey German Jr.  •  Teresa Villaverde  •  Jan Cvitkovič  •  Franco Maresco  •  Marlen Khutsiyev  •  Milcho Manchevski  •  Guido Lombardi  •  Andrew Wonder  •  Luca Severi
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Made for the Venice Film Festival's 70th anniversary, seventy filmmakers made a short film between 60 and 90 seconds long on their interpretation of the future of cinema.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Franco  •  Tobias Lindholm  •  Franco Piavoli  •  Júlio Bressane  •  Tariq Teguia  •  Bernardo Bertolucci  •  Kim Ki-duk  •  Catherine Breillat  •  Paul Schrader  •  Atom Egoyan  •  Shekhar Kapur  •  Brillante Mendoza  •  Wang Bing  •  Amiel Courtin-Wilson  •  Amos Gitai  •  Edgar Reitz  •  Sion Sono  •  Jean-Marie Straub  •  Hong Sang-soo  •  Lav Diaz  •  Claire Denis  •  Peter Chan  •  Jia Zhangke  •  Isabel Coixet  •  Ulrich Seidl  •  Nicolás Pereda  •  Athina Rachel Tsangari  •  John Akomfrah  •  Shirin Neshat  •  Aleksey Fedorchenko  •  João Pedro Rodrigues  •  Michele Placido  •  Hala Alabdalla  •  Salvatore Mereu  •  Jazmín López  •  Frédéric Fonteyne  •  Rama Burshtein  •  Krzysztof Zanussi  •  Pablo Trapero  •  Walter Salles  •  Pablo Larraín  •  Apichatpong Weerasethakul  •  Abbas Kiarostami  •  Celina Murga  •  Benoît Jacquot  •  Amit Dutta  •  Tusi Tamasese  •  Shinya Tsukamoto  •  Pietro Marcello  •  Ermanno Olmi  •  Todd Solondz  •  Yorgos Lanthimos  •  Amir Naderi  •  Karim Aïnouz  •  Monte Hellman  •  Lluís Galter  •  Semih Kaplanoğlu  •  Antonio Capuano  •  Samuel Maoz  •  Yonfan  •  Giuseppe Piccioni  •  Davide Ferrario  •  Haile Gerima  •  Aleksey German Jr.  •  Teresa Villaverde  •  Jan Cvitkovič  •  Franco Maresco  •  Marlen Khutsiyev  •  Milcho Manchevski  •  Guido Lombardi  •  Andrew Wonder  •  Luca Severi
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Jill Billcock: The Art of Film Editing (2017)

Australian film editor Jill Bilcock is one of the world's most sought after film editors, having edited beloved films such as STRICTLY BALLROOM, ROMEO+JULIET, MURIEL’S WEDDING, ELIZABETH, MOULIN ROUGE!, ROAD TO PERDITION and THE DRESSMAKER. This documentary looks ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Axel Grigor
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Baz Luhrmann  •  Shekhar Kapur  •  Sam Mendes

Australian film editor Jill Bilcock is one of the world's most sought after film editors, having edited beloved films such as STRICTLY BALLROOM, ROMEO+JULIET, MURIEL’S WEDDING, ELIZABETH, MOULIN ROUGE!, ROAD TO PERDITION and THE DRESSMAKER. This documentary looks ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Axel Grigor
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Baz Luhrmann  •  Shekhar Kapur  •  Sam Mendes

Gawaahi (1989)

Jhanvi Kaul is on trial for the murder of her lover and employer, Ranjeet Choudhary. A series of prosecution witnesses build a damning case against her - that the two of them had embezzled large sums of money, that she had another lover who is also a local goon and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anant Balani
CAST:  Shekhar Kapur  •  Ashutosh Gowariker  •  Zeenat Aman  •  Ranjeeta Kaur

Jhanvi Kaul is on trial for the murder of her lover and employer, Ranjeet Choudhary. A series of prosecution witnesses build a damning case against her - that the two of them had embezzled large sums of money, that she had another lover who is also a local goon and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anant Balani
CAST:  Shekhar Kapur  •  Ashutosh Gowariker  •  Zeenat Aman  •  Ranjeeta Kaur

Falak (1988)

Two partners namely, Murlidhar and Narang, betray their third partner and take over his business. Ramnath works as a watchman in this organization, and he sees illegal business taking place, and attempts to put a stop to this, only to get killed in the process, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shashilal K. Nair
CAST:  Jackie Shroff  •  Rakhee Gulzar  •  Madhavi  •  Anupam Kher

Two partners namely, Murlidhar and Narang, betray their third partner and take over his business. Ramnath works as a watchman in this organization, and he sees illegal business taking place, and attempts to put a stop to this, only to get killed in the process, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shashilal K. Nair
CAST:  Jackie Shroff  •  Rakhee Gulzar  •  Madhavi  •  Anupam Kher

What's Love Got to Do With It? (2023)

Zoe and Kazim, two childhood friends now in their 30's must decide whether to follow their heads or their hearts once he decides to follow his parent's advice and enter into an arranged marriage with a woman he has never met in Pakistan. Zoe, a documentary ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shekhar Kapur
CAST:  Lily James  •  Emma Thompson  •  Shazad Latif  •  Rob Brydon

Zoe and Kazim, two childhood friends now in their 30's must decide whether to follow their heads or their hearts once he decides to follow his parent's advice and enter into an arranged marriage with a woman he has never met in Pakistan. Zoe, a documentary ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shekhar Kapur
CAST:  Lily James  •  Emma Thompson  •  Shazad Latif  •  Rob Brydon

Ishk Ishk Ishk (1974)

Dhun comes from a wealthy and talented family and desires to see the world on his own. He sets upon this travel and on his journey comes upon an inn called Five Daughters, run by Pahar. Deciding to stay there for a while, he meets Pahar's daughters and falls in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dev Anand
CAST:  Dev Anand  •  Zeenat Aman  •  Shabana Azmi  •  Kabir Bedi

Dhun comes from a wealthy and talented family and desires to see the world on his own. He sets upon this travel and on his journey comes upon an inn called Five Daughters, run by Pahar. Deciding to stay there for a while, he meets Pahar's daughters and falls in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dev Anand
CAST:  Dev Anand  •  Zeenat Aman  •  Shabana Azmi  •  Kabir Bedi