Janmashtami special: Krishna goes to Bollywood

Made in 1979, Gopal Krishna was India’s first colour motion picture that represented the life and times of the most popular Hindu god in the pantheon: Lord Krishna. Ever since then, Bollywoodwallahs

Posted Fri, August 19, 2011 5:52pm IST

Dev Anand, Anil Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan have an unusual connection with Lord Krishna

Made in 1979, Gopal Krishna was India’s first colour motion picture that represented the life and times of the most popular Hindu god in the pantheon: Lord Krishna. Ever since then, Bollywoodwallahs have had a fascinating relationship with the dark-blue-skinned deity. Nearly a decade later there was a song and dance potboiler released, called Kishen Kanhaiya – it had nothing to do with anything divine. And the decade after that, the Almighty had chartered a boat to travel into unexpected waters with a horror flick called Krishna Cottage. This Janmashtami we give you a list of more such film titles, some with spiritual connotations and some just showing a lack of creativity!

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