Welcome to Station Hollywood. The permanent junction for the moving train of images. Its all about Movies, Myths built around them, the stories, the facts and all things unsaid.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Happy birthday to Ajay Devgan.
The viewers of bollywood films wish happy birthday to Ajay Devgan on 2nd April, 2013. He had contributed a lot in bollywood films in the last 20 years. He started his career with the superhit film Phool Aur Kaante.
As his father Veeru Devgan had a great background of training actors for action sequences and Ajay Devgan started his career with the latent quality of an action hero. The action sequences in Phool Aur Kaante were excellent. Also the music of the film became hit with songs like “premi pagal awara”, “tumko milne ko dil karta hai”, etc., sung by Kumar Shanu and Alka Yagnik, which were picturized on Ajay Devgan and Madhu.
The other successful films of Ajay Devgan include Ishq, Dilwale, Pyar To Hona Hi Tha, etc. In Ishq, he acted with Amir Khan, Juhi Chawla and Kajol, and contributed well in the comedy sequences of the film. The film was based on the story of affairs between rich and poor people and the fathers of Juhi Chawla and Ajay Devgan never wanted to get their children married to poor people. The music of the film was very successful with songs like “ishq hua”, “humko tumse pyar hai”, etc.
Ajay Devgan also acted in very serious films like Raincoat opposite Aishwarya Rai, which was directed by Rituporno Ghosh, Zakhm, Gangaajal , etc. He had created an identity of a reserve actor and that image helped him in getting landmark roles for the last 10 years. His other successful films include Golmaal and Golmaal Returns.
In both Golmaal and Golmaal Returns Ajay Devgan acted with other comedians like Arshad Warsi and Tushaar Kapoor and maintained the rhythm of the film. Tushar Kapoor played the role of a deaf and dumb character in the film and at the end of the film got the job, the girl for marriage, as against the interests of his other friends.
Ajay Devgan married successful actress Kajol and both had acted together in a number of films like Pyar To Hona Hi Tha, Ishq, You, Me and Hum, etc., most of which were successful. Even Ajay Devgan’s role of a ghost in the film Kaal opposite Lara Dutta, John Abraham and others were well appreciated by viewers. His performance in patriotic roles like that of Shahid Bhagat Singh also requires special mention.
His film All the best did brilliant business in 2010. Although the credit for the success of the comedy film goes collectively to the effort of Sanjay Dutt, Fardeen Khan, Bipasha Basu and others, but Ajay Devgan’s anticipation of viewers accepting comedy stories require appreciation. In the following year also he had acted in the comedy film Atithi Tum Kab Jayoge with Konkona Sen Sharma and Paresh Rawal.
He also acted in other challenging films like Aakrosh with Bipasha Basu and Akshay Khanna, Once Upon A Time in Mumbai, to name a few.
2011 had been a successful year. Ajay Devgan’s Singham had done business more than 100 crores and ranked among the 5 big hits of the year. In action films he had shown his skills over the years. The expectation from Ajay Devgan had just grew and grew.
2013 had been an excellent year for Ajay Devgan. 2 of his films Bol Bacchan and Son of Sardar did business of more than 100 crores. In 2013 his film Himmatwala in the first 3 days had done business of 30 crores. He is hoping that the film will also cross the 100 crore club.
The viewers expect Ajay Devgan to continue his good work both as an actor and also producer, director in the years to come.