Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Who is the ‘Most Stylist Don’ on screen in Indian cinema?

Indian cinema’s obsession for underworld has been intense. Whenever a movie depicting the bitter truth of the underworld has been made it has been a grand success. 

Remember SATYA, COMPANY, SARKAR, ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAI, SHOOTOUT AT LOKHANDWALA, SHOOTOUT AT WADALA etc. Besides Bollywood the craze for underworld films is equally found in South Indian films too. The recent Rajinikanth upcoming film KABALI is the best example. 

Though many actors have played the role of underworld don there are few who have left an incredible mark. Raaga.Com picks three top superstars of Indian cinema who play underworld don on screen and ask the readers to decide who plays the Most Stylist Don?


Amitabh Bachchan in SARKAR

Ram Gopal Varma’s SARKAR was a humble tribute of Ram Gopal Verma to Hollywood’s all time classic film THE GODFATHER. Like the protagonist Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) in THE GODFATHER, Amitabh Bachchan plays the patriarch and the film revolves around him and his sons and how the family mafia business is carried forward. 

The highlight of the film, of course, was Amitabh Bachchan’s towering performance, which if not better than Marlon Brando was at least at par with the legendary Hollywood actor. 

Shah Rukh Khan in RAEES

Unlike the sophisticated Don that Shah Rukh Khan played in Farhan Akhtar’s DON, Shah Rukh Khan in his upcoming film RAEES will be seen playing a middle aged Gujarati based Muslim local Don, who is involved in the illegal business of liquor. Dressed in simple black Kurta and traditional Lungi (Kindly note even Amitabh Bachchan dressed the same in SARKAR) Shah Rukh dons a stylish black beard and wears spectacles. His looks in the First look of the film are lethal and his dialogues, 'Baniye ka dimaag aur Miyanbhai ki daring', has taken the nation by storm indicating Shah Rukh will rock at the box office during Eid in 2016. 

Rajinikanth in KABALI 

After the playing the highly successful Don in BASHA, Rajinikanth will be seen playing an ageing Don in his latest movie KABALI, based on the true story of a Chennai-based Don. 

Recently a photo-shot of the movie was held at AVM studio for the movie’s First Look slated to be released on September 17, on the auspicious festival of Ganesh Chathurthi. Though the photo shot was held under tight security, the photo has been leaked. 

Photographed by eminent Korean photographer, Rajinikanth looks stunning in the first look poster. Dressed in urbane attire with suit, tie, and a white stylish beard Rajinikanth’s looks are surely mesmerizing and what makes his looks more arresting are the cigar and the wine cup that he holds with aristocratic attitude! 

Ever since the first look poster has hit online, it has a literally created a storm on internet. 

So readers who is the Most Stylist Don on screen?

Music director Aadesh Shrivastava critical; Lata Mangeshkar prays for his life!

Melody Queen and Bharat Ratna, Lata Mangeshkar has expressed her anguish for music director Aadesh Shrivastava, who is battling with cancer at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. 

After reports of Aadesh Shrivastava’s cancer deterioration splashed in media Lata Mangeshkar immediately took to twitter to express her concern for the brilliant music director. In her tweet she wrote, “I have just come to know that Aadesh Shrivastava’s condition is critical. I pray to Almighty that he soon recovers.”

Meanwhile doctors treating Aadesh Shrivastava at the hospital have confirmed that he is passing through a critical stage. A doctor briefing media said, “Aadesh Shrivastava is in a very serious condition as this is the third attack and the cancer has spread all throughout his body.”


“He is not responding to the medicines and injections but we are hopeful that with more doses he may recover. This is a massive relapse and we are hoping he will pull through,” informed a doctor. 

Initially the family had hidden the news from media but no sooner the news was out many personalities from Bollywood have been pouring to express their concern. Prominent among them are singer Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Shekhar Suman, lyricist Prasoon Joshi, film director J.P. Dutta, Shekhar Kapur, Suchitra Krishnamoorthy, Poonam Dhillon, Anu Mallik, Jaspinder Narula, Abhijeet and many others. In fact even the Bachchans along actress Shilpa Shetty and Preity Zinta have visited him. 

Lalit Pandit, whose sister and former actress Vijeta Pandit is married to Aadesh informed, “The doctors have turned down surgery as blood palates are low. Also the latest technology based injections that were brought from America have not worked much on him.” 

He lamented, “His condition is gradually declining from worse to worst. Though he recognizes everybody but he is not been able to get up from the bed. The last 12 days have been very painful for him. He could walk and talk earlier but now he is completely bed ridden.” 

Aadesh Shrivastava has composed music for many super hit films like CHALTE CHALTE, BAABUL, BAGHBAN, KABHI KHUSHI KABHIE GHAM, and RAAJNEETI among others.

Raaga.Com prays for his quick recovery.