Mahesh Manjrekar

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mahesh Manjrekar (born 15 August, 1958 in Mumbai) is an Indian director, actor, writer and producer. He is credited with directing the critically acclaimed films Vaastav: The Reality (1999), Astitva (2000) and Viruddh... Family Comes First (2005). He has won a National Film Award and two Star Screen Awards. Besides direction, he has acted in several films including some of his own productions. He first gained acclaim as an actor for his performance in the 2002 film Kaante, and later played negative roles in the Telugu film Okkadunnadu (2007) and as the gangster Javed in the film Slumdog Millionaire (2008). He played the role of 'Shivaji Maharaj' in Marathi movie Me Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy. He also played the role of Harpist Dongara in the "Aakhri Chunauti" series of episodes in CID. Description above from the Wikipedia article Mahesh Manjrekar, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)


Jamal Malik is an impoverished Indian teen who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ but, after he wins, he is suspected of cheating.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Boyle
CAST:  Anil Kapoor  •  Dev Patel  •  Saurabh Shukla  •  Rajendranath Zutshi

Astitva (2000)

Astitva is a bold film with adultery. An ambitious male chauvinist and his loving wife are happily married but the guy is not able to give time to the family as he want to make it big in life. His work is of paramount importance to him. His work keeps him away from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mahesh Manjrekar
CAST:  Tabu  •  Sachin Khedekar  •  Ravindra Mankani  •  Smita Jaykar

Kaante (2002)

Kill, threaten, kidnap, maim, murder, steal... Meet the masters. In a world where loyalties are easily abandoned and allegiances bought, six perfect strangers come together to pull off the perfect crime. they must all trust each other. But when their simple robbery ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sanjay Gupta
CAST:  Sanjay Dutt  •  Amitabh Bachchan  •  Sunil Shetty  •  Mahesh Manjrekar

Musafir (2004)

Musafir (Hindi: मुसाफ़िर Musāfir, translation: Traveller) is a 2004 Hindi thriller film, directed and produced by Sanjay Gupta starring Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor and Sameera Reddy. The film was controversial because of some sensual scenes, including kissing, between ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sanjay Gupta
CAST:  Anil Kapoor  •  Sanjay Dutt  •  Sameera Reddy  •  Koena Mitra

Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (2005)

As the only employed member of a large family, Aditya Singh a big-hearted mechanic, works hard to provide for his siblings, his grandmother and a bevy of nieces and nephews. But, when he is unexpectedly killed in a car accident, his family's future becomes a murky ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mahesh Manjrekar
CAST:  Sanjay Dutt  •  Shahid Kapoor  •  Amrita Rao  •  Arshad Warsi

Viruddh... Family Comes First (2005)

An ordinary 60 plus couple - Vidhyadhar Patwardhan and his wife are forced to search for their faith in human values and society after the death of their only son Amar. In the process they undergo the most testing struggle of their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mahesh Manjrekar
CAST:  Amitabh Bachchan  •  Sharmila Tagore  •  Sanjay Dutt  •  John Abraham

Zinda (2006)

The film is about a man, who has been imprisoned for 14 years, who has been released and has four days to figure out why he was imprisoned in the first place.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sanjay Gupta
CAST:  Sanjay Dutt  •  John Abraham  •  Celina Jaitly  •  Mahesh Manjrekar

Shikshanachya Aaicha Gho (2010)

Shikshanacha Aaicha Gho is a 2010 Indian Marathi film directed by Mahesh Manjrekar starring Sachin Khedekar, Bharat Jadhav, Saksham Kulkarni, Gauri Vaidya, Siddharth Jadhav and Kranti Redkar. The film was released on 15 January 2010.[2] Films music composed by trio ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mahesh Manjrekar
CAST:  Bharat Jadhav  •  Siddharth Jadhav  •  Sachin Khedekar  •  Saksham Kulkarni

City of Gold (2010)

Today, there is hardly anyone who hasn't visited the swanky shopping malls, nightclubs, lounge bars, clubs and other such lifestyle destinations that sprung up across the centre of Mumbai. However, very few know that buried deep below these glittering edifices to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mahesh Manjrekar

Dabangg (2010)

A troubled relationship with his younger half-brother and stepfather compels Chulbul Pandey to become a corrupt but fearless cop whose life changes when he locks horns with a corrupt political leader.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Abhinav Kashyap
CAST:  Salman Khan  •  Sonakshi Sinha  •  Arbaaz Khan  •  Sonu Sood

Ehsaas: The Feeling (2001)


DIRECTION:  Mahesh Manjrekar
CAST:  Sunil Shetty  •  Neha  •  Kirron Kher  •  Mahesh Manjrekar

Jai Ho (2014)

An upright ex-army man, Jai fights a solitary war against corruption and injustice. With a simple mantra to pay forward, he starts off by helping one person and forms an ever growing circle of people helping each other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sohail Khan
CAST:  Salman Khan  •  Tabu  •  Danny Denzongpa  •  Daisy Shah

Singham Returns (2014)

Singham Returns is an Indian action film directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Reliance Entertainment. The sequel to the 2011 film Singham, actor Ajay Devgn reprises his role from the previous film, as well as co-producing the project, while Kareena Kapoor Khan ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rohit Shetty
CAST:  Ajay Devgn  •  Kareena Kapoor Khan  •  Amole Gupte  •  Dayanand Shetty

Vaastav: The Reality (1999)

"The Reality" as described by the film's tagline, refers to the harsh realities of life in the Mumbai underworld. The film is said to be loosely based on the life of Mumbai underworld gangster Chota Rajan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mahesh Manjrekar
CAST:  Sanjay Dutt  •  Namrata Shirodkar  •  Ekta Sohini  •  Kashmira Shah

Rajjo (2013)

The journey of a nautch girl in the most extraordinary circumstances. Rajjo and Chandu fall in love against the backdrop of the dying Kothas of Mumbai.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vishwas Patil
CAST:  Kangana Ranaut  •  Prakash Raj  •  Mahesh Manjrekar  •  Jaya Prada

Bajirao Mastani (2015)

Peshwa Bajirao married to Kashibai, falls in love with Mastani, a warrior princess in distress. They struggle to make their love triumph amid opposition from his conservative family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sanjay Leela Bhansali
CAST:  Ranveer Singh  •  Deepika Padukone  •  Priyanka Chopra  •  Tanvi Azmi

Himmatwala (2013)

When a temple priest commits suicide after being dishonored by an evil landlord, his son returns to his native village on a mission of vengeance.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sajid Khan
CAST:  Ajay Devgn  •  Tamanna Bhatia  •  Paresh Rawal  •  Mahesh Manjrekar

OMG: Oh My God! (2012)


A shopkeeper takes God to court when his shop is destroyed by an earthquake.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Umesh Shukla
CAST:  Paresh Rawal  •  Akshay Kumar  •  Om Puri  •  Mithun Chakraborty

Arrambam (2013)

The film's plot is set in the backdrop of 26/11 serial blasts in Mumbai, and revolves around Ashok Kumar (Ajith), who is on a mission to expose a scam regarding faulty bullet proof jackets that are provided to security forces, which resulted in many bloody deaths ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vishnuvardhan
CAST:  Ajith Kumar  •  Arya  •  Nayanthara  •  Taapsee Pannu

Shootout at Wadala (2013)

The first-ever registered encounter by the Mumbai Police, which took place on November 1, 1982.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sanjay Gupta
CAST:  Priyanka Chopra  •  Anil Kapoor  •  John Abraham  •  Kangana Ranaut
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