Legendary filmmaker B R Chopra passes away
One of India’s most respected film personalities and an eminent film producer-director B R Chopra died at his home on Wednesday after a prolonged illness.
Baldev Raj Chopra, elder brother of noted filmmaker Yash Chopra, was 94.
Chopra immortalized socially relevant themes in his films which are now treated as classics and have become study material in film institutes.
Chopra also produced Mahabharat, which is one of India’s most successful TV serials.
Born on April 22, 1914 in undivided Punjab, Chopra’s interest in films started as a movie journalist. After partition, he moved to Delhi and then to Mumbai. He began his celluloid career writing and editing film reviews for the Cine Herald Journal.
In 1949, Chopra produced his first film Karwat, which unfortunately turned out to be a flop. In 1955, he formed his own production house, B R Films. His first movie for this production house was the highly successful Naya Daur .
Filmography of BR Chopra
Kal Ki Awaz (1992)
Insaf Ka Tar?zoo (1980)
Pati Patni Aur Woh (1980)
Naya Daur (1957)
Ek Hi Rasta (1956)
Chandni Chowk (1954)
Aj Ki Awaz (1984)
Agnee Pareeksha (1982)
The Burning Train (1980)
Chhoti Si Bat (1976)
Admi Aur Insan (1970)
Dharm Putra (1962)
Dhool Ka Phool (1959)