B R Ishara passes away..

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Writer director BR Ishara passed away at local hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday morning. Ishara was recently diagnosed with tuberculosis and was undergoing treatment at criticare hospital in Juhu.

Ishara started a trend of bold themes in Hindi cinema and is also known to be the first director to have started the tradition of shooting in Bungalows. Ishara shot Chetana, starred Rehana Sultan, at Suhel Bungalow. The film was completed in 25 days.

Ishara popularly known as Babu started his film career as a tea boy. B R Ishara, who has made over 34 films including Chetna, Hum Do Hamare Do, Charitra, Aurat, Kaaran, introduced stars like Parveen Babi and Bappi Lahri to the industry.

He brought cricketer of 70s, Salim Durrani in to the films and made Charitra where he introduced Parveen Bobby also. He gave chances to many new comers including Danny,Rakesh Pandey, Rehana Sultana, Vijay Arora, Jaya Bhaduri, Amitabh Bachchan, Reena Roy, Shatrughan Sinha, Raj Kiran and Raza Murad.

Ishara is survived by his actress wife Rehana Sultan.

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16 Responses to “B R Ishara passes away..”

  1. oldgold Says:

    Very unfortunate that he died of tuberculosis which isn’t a deadly disease anymore.
    Didn’t know he was married to Rehana Sultana. The only film of his that I’ve seen is Ek Nazar, and thought that it had some excellent dialogues. Liked the film in general.

    His films have unique names like Sautela Pati, Kagaz ki nao.

    RIP Ishaaraji

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    • oldgold Says:

      A song from the film Chetna

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      • Saw this movie when Doordarshan were showing late night adult movies.

        ps – of course I was not adult 🙂

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        • Munnaji ab aap so jaiye. Kafi Raat ho gayi hain. Phir Kal fresh hoke aap ko Phir se links bhejni hain 🙂 Aapne Tarzan ki Bhi movie Bo Derek he scene ke liye dekhi hogi 🙂

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    • just a piece of trivia:
      the first couplet has been shamelessly lifted by majrooh sultanpuri(the guy piyush mishra considers to be the greatest lyricist of bollywood)…from the legendary Meer Taqi Meer of the 18th century. the rest of the couplets(not bad) are written by sultanpuri himself.

      Here is the original poem by Meer:

      pattaa-pattaa buuTaa-buuTaa haal hamaaraa jaane hai
      jaane na jaane gul hii na jaane, baaG to saaraa jaane hai

      lagane na de bas ho to us ke gauhar-e-gosh ke baale tak
      us ko falak chashm-e-mai-o-Khor kii titalii kaa taaraa jaane hai

      aage us mutaqabbar ke ham Khudaa Khudaa kiyaa karate hai.n
      kab maujuud Khudaa ko vo maGaruur Khud-aaraa jaane hai

      aashiq saa to saadaa koii aur na hogaa duniyaa me.n
      jii ke ziaaN ko ishq mein us ke apanaa vaaraa jaane hai

      chaaraagarii biimaarii-e-dil kii rasm-e-shahar-e-husn nahiin
      varnaa dilabar-e-naadaaN bhii is dard kaa chaaraa jaane hai

      kyaa hii shikaar-farebii par maGaruur hai vo sayyad bachchaa
      taayar uDate havaa mein saare apanii usaaraa jaane hai

      mehar-o-vafaa-o-lutf-o-inaayat ek se vaaqif in mein nahiin
      aur to sab kuchh tanz-o-kanaayaa ramz-o-ishaaraa jaane hai

      kyaa kyaa fitane sar par usake laataa hai maashuuq apanaa
      jis bedil betaab-o-tavaaN ko ishq kaa maaraa jaane hai

      aashiq to murdaa hai hameshaa jii uThataa hai dekhe use
      yaar ke aa jaane ko yakaayak umr do baaraa jaane hai

      raKhanon se diiwaar-e-chaman ke muuNh ko le hai chhipaa ya’ani
      un suraaKho.n ke Tuk rahane ko sau kaa nazaaraa jaane hai

      tashnaa-e-Khuu.N hai apanaa kitanaa ‘Mir’ bhii naadaaN
      talKhiikash
      damdaar aab-e-teG ko us ke aab-e-gavaaraa jaane hai

      Now this is pure brilliance.
      i will just explain the last couplet…which is the least among the others
      the last couplet meaning:
      The “Meer”…. who enjoys bitterness(talkhiikash)…. is so thirsty to drink his own blood(tashnaa e khuu)
      that he deludes the glint from her sharpened sword(aab e teg)……to be the glint of deliverance(aab e gavaaraa)

      Enjoy

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      • every single couplet is a gem that should be preserved in a bank locker.
        and he has written deeper ghazals and rubais than this.
        some of his couplets are still the topic of research as no one knows what they mean.urdu philosophers and poets debate it hotly.

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      • I’m quite sure that at that time Majrooh Sultanpuri MUST have mentioned that he’s using the couplet which is indeed a very famous one.
        People knew about it because it was also sung by Mehdi Hasan.

        I’m certain Majrooh Sultanpuri knew better than to pass it as his own.

        It’s like using the lines ‘tmev bandhu sakha tmev’ and passing it as ones own. People are expected to know. People then were better aquainted with popular ghazals.

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        • Andalib Majrooh Sultanpuri Says:

          True say!!! Abba never passed it off as his own and yes he was the greatest lyricist of all times. He has an unbeaten repertoire of songs that nobody can beat even if I as his son say so. And people were well informed those days and they knew that this couplet was not Abba’s but was included on the director’s insistence. Abba gas songs like Hum hai mata ~e~ kucha o bazaar ki tarah and rahen na rahen hum…When a person speaks he should be well versed about who he is commenting. He was a sentinel of not just the film industry but he is an anmol ratan of Indian literature his work is translated in English and taught at uni’s abroad.Start respecting people for their contribution instead of trying to demean them.

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    • @oldgold Thank you so much for sharing film Ek Nazar youtube link.

      RIP BR Ishara Ji…Prayers

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  2. oldgold Says:

    Haven’t seen the film Ek Nao Do Kinare, but this song is beautiful

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  3. tonymontana Says:

    RIP

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  4. oldgold Says:

    Another very beautiful song from film Maan Jayeeye

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  5. Satyam Ji,

    Sad to read about BR Ishara Ji from AB Sir Blog post.
    RIP Ishara Ji, Prayers….

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