Remembering Jag Mundhra: His mixed bag of films

Movies | | September 4, 2011, 4:06 pm
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The filmmaker has a kitty of Bollywood and Hollywood movies to his credit. He has also directed a series of women-oriented films.
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<b>By Sujata Chakrabarti</b>

The filmmaker has a kitty of Bollywood and Hollywood movies to his credit. He has also directed a series of women-oriented films.

By Sujata Chakrabarti

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Probably the filmmaker's most famous film, 'Bawander' is about the fight of a poor woman for justice and was based on the sad story of a woman in the state of Rajasthan, Bhanwari Devi.

Probably the filmmaker's most famous film, 'Bawander' is about the fight of a poor woman for justice and was based on the sad story of a woman in the state of Rajasthan, Bhanwari Devi.

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'Provoked' is about a young Punjabi woman (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) who kills her husband to escape domestic abuse.

'Provoked' is about a young Punjabi woman (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) who kills her husband to escape domestic abuse.

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The film is about a 40-year-old man (Govinda) whose parents arrange for him to get married to a much younger girl.

The film is about a 40-year-old man (Govinda) whose parents arrange for him to get married to a much younger girl.

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This Bollywood thriller directed by Jag Mundhra was inspired from the Hollywood movie, 'White Female'. The film was declared a flop at the box office.

This Bollywood thriller directed by Jag Mundhra was inspired from the Hollywood movie, 'White Female'. The film was declared a flop at the box office.

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Mundhra made 'Tales of the Kama Sutra 2: Monsoon' in 1998.

Mundhra made 'Tales of the Kama Sutra 2: Monsoon' in 1998.

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'Sexual Malice' was made in 1994.

'Sexual Malice' was made in 1994.

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Tariq Ali, a Muslim police commander of Scotland Yard, is asked to hunt down suspected suicide-bombers against the backdrop of the 7th July bombings in London. Naseeruddin Shah played the cop in this film.

Tariq Ali, a Muslim police commander of Scotland Yard, is asked to hunt down suspected suicide-bombers against the backdrop of the 7th July bombings in London. Naseeruddin Shah played the cop in this film.

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Reportedly, while Jag Mundhra came on board 'Chase' as the director, he had some creative differences with the film's producer Anuuj Saxena. So much so that back then, Mundhra even asked Saxena to remove his name from the credits as a director.

Reportedly, while Jag Mundhra came on board 'Chase' as the director, he had some creative differences with the film's producer Anuuj Saxena. So much so that back then, Mundhra even asked Saxena to remove his name from the credits as a director.

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Growing up in Kolkata, Mundhra secretly wanted to become a filmmaker. Mundhra attended IIT Mumbai and started working abroad. In 1979, he gave up his career to become a full-time filmmaker.

Growing up in Kolkata, Mundhra secretly wanted to become a filmmaker. Mundhra attended IIT Mumbai and started working abroad. In 1979, he gave up his career to become a full-time filmmaker.