Madness In The Desert: The Lunacy Of Filmmaking

This is a Docu-Drama , ably directed by Aamir’s close friend Satyajeet Bhatkal. This is about the making of the historic movie Lagaan. The film very nicely captures the ups and downs,faced during the 138 days of shooting for Lagaan in Bhuj. Be it the slip disc problem with Ashutosh Gowarikar-the director, illness of A.K.Hangal-the senior actor or the light moments- all have been very aptly covered. The documentary runs close to two and a half hours, almost as long as the movie, Lagaan itself. 🙂

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Delhi Belly

fsdDelhi Belly (Hindi: देलही बेली) is a 2011 Indian black comedy film written by Akshat Verma and directed by Abhinay Deo. It stars Imran Khan, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Vir Das, Poorna Jagannathan and Shenaz Treasurywala. Whil
e the original version was in Hinglish, a Hindi dubbed version was also released. The film is produced by Aamir Khan Productions and IBC Motion Pictures.

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Aamir in Guest Appearence

Aamir has acted in a handful of movies in short cameo’s as special guest. Following is the list of such movies:

  • Yaadon Ki Baaraat
  • Madhosh
  • Damini – Lightning is a 1993 Hindi film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi starring Rishi Kapoor, Meenakshi Sheshadri, Sunny Deol, Amrish Puri, Tinu Anand and Paresh Rawal in lead roles. The story is of how a woman fights against society for justice. Aamir Khan acted in a very special appearance in the stage show dance song.
  • Pehla Nasha – This is a 1993 Indian film directed by Ashutosh Gowariker who made his directorial debut. The movie is a remake of Brian de Palma’s 1984 thriller Body Double. Deepak Tijori plays the lead role alongside Pooja Bhatt, Raveena Tandon and Paresh Rawal.Aamir has cameo appearances along with Shahrukh Khan, and Saif Ali Khan as themselves(both als. It is the only film to feature Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan in a scene together. Ashutosh Gowariker recently commented that it may also be the last time the three actors share screen space together.
  • Luck by Chance is a 2009 Indian drama film written and directed by Zoya Akhtar. Produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, it stars Farhan Akhtar and Konkana Sen Sharma in the lead roles.Aamir appears as himself in a short guest appearence.
  • Bombay Talkies is a 2013 Indian anthology film consisting of four short films, directed by Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar.Aamir appears in guest role as Aamir Khan(Himself)

Yadon Ki Baaraat : Aamir’s 1st flick with camera.

imagesYaadon Ki Baaraat (English: Procession of Memories) is a 1973 Bollywood drama film directed by Nasir Hussain. It starred Dharmendra, Zeenat Aman, Ajit Khan, Vijay Arora, Tariq, and Neetu Singh. The film became a box office hit.It is still remembered fondly for its soundtrack composed by music director R.D. Burman.
The track, Chura Liya Hai sung by Asha Bhosle and Mohammed Rafi, is particularly well-known. It was later remade in Tamil as Naalai Namadhe, in Telugu as Annadammula Anubandham and in Malayalam as Himam.

This was Aamir’s first movie,a short cameo as child artist -young Ratan.