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Mani Kaul dead News

  • | June 28th, 2012

    Mani Kaul: RIP

    Mani Kaul: RIP

    It is with profound sadness that Cineswami notes the passing of Rabindranath aka ‘Mani’ Kaul, a true auteur of Indian cinema. Bollywood fans may not have heard of him at all, save the tenuous connection with Shahrukh Khan
    In 1991, Kaul made a television mini-series Ahmak (Idiot) based on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s masterwork and Khan had a key role in it. This was, of course, long before Khan attained superstardom. In 1975, Kaul made the masterly Duvidha that was remade in 2005 by Khan’s Red Chillies production house as Paheli, starring Khan himself in a double role alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukerji. Paheli was ostensibly directed by Amol Palekar but in reality it was ghost directed by Khan. Click here to read more

  • | July 6th, 2011

    Mani Kaul passes away

    Mani Kaul passes away

    Noted filmmaker Mani Kaul, a pioneer of ‘new’ Indian cinema, passed away this morning in New Delhi
    Mani Kaul, 66, died this morning at 1am at his home in New Delhi after a prolonged illness. He had been hospitalised earlier and was discharged on Tuesday night, his family said. Born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, to a Kashmiri family, Kaul was ranked among the filmmakers who contributed to ‘new’ Indian cinema with their exemplary productions. His uncle was well-known actor-director Mahesh Kaul. Mani Kaul began his career with Uski Roti (1970), which won him the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film. His Ashad Ka ek Din (1971), Duvidha (1973) and Idiot (1992), starring Shahrukh Khan, also won honours. Click here to read more