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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Yash Chopra is at No.1 position in historyindia.com polls.
Director Yash Chopra is at No. 1 position in historyindia.com polls. The poll will continue for another week. Yash Chopra is leading the director category.
The polls are related to 100 years of Indian cinema. In the directors category, director Raj Kumar Hirani is at number two position. Hrishikesh Mukherjee is at number three position. Raj Kapoor is at number 4 position and Guru Dutt is at number 5 position.
Yash Chopra, being a great director and producer deserves to be very popular. But the only reason many voters of the new generation had voted for him because he had died last year, and in filmfare award ceremonies, Shahrukh Khan and others showed the great films of Yash Chopra including Rajender Kumar’s Dhool Ka Phool, Raj Kumar’s Waqt, Amitabh Bacchan’s Dewaar, Shahrukh Khan’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan, etc.
Raj Kumar Hirani is a director of the present age. It had not been that difficult for him to get votes. His film The Three Idiots had done maximum business in bollywood films, that is 202 crores.
As far as Raj Kapoor and Guru Dutt are concerned it is a bit unfair for them to be voted at the same level as that of the modern directors. Raj Kapoor world famous films Barsaat, Awaara, Shree 420 were released more than 60 years ago. Guru Dutt’s films Aarpaar, Mrs. And Mrs 55, Pyaasa were released 60 years ago. Raj Kapoor and Guru Dutt had shaped bollywood films and made them modern.The dream sequenes of both the directors had been a trendsetter. Other directors started filmmaking in the 1970s, learned the art of showing dream sequences from the films of Raj Kapoor and Guru Dutt. The music in the films of both the giants was excellent.
So the present generation might have not seen the majority of the films of the legendary directors Raj Kapoor and Guru Dutt. So it is a credit that they are still in the first five best directors in the context of popularity.