July 15, 2008

Trivia: Written just for her

It seemed like a nice time for another installment of SLP's semi-regular trivia feature.

Should Shabana Azmi ever retire from the movies, I have a fantasy about her final film. My fantasy is that Javed Akhtar will write a script just for Shabana ji and she will win her sixth National Film Award for the role.

As it happens, Javed Akhtar considers himself rather a man's scriptwriter, and probably has no tour-de-force role for his wife lurking, as yet unwritten, in his pen. He has, however, written two films (that I know of) in which Shabana ji has starred. Can you name them?

Here is a hint:

This is a screencap from one of them, which I watched last week; the review will be going up at Filmi Geek in a couple of days, followed by more screencaps here.


Anonymous said...

I believe that movie is "Main Azaad Hoon", with Amitabh Bachchan.

Anonymous said...

The screencap is definitely from "Main Azaad Hoon" (1989) in which Shabana ji plays a journalist. You can see the back of Amitabh's head in the foreground. I look forward to reading your review on filmigeek!

However, I don't yet know the second film -- it's not even posted on Javed Akthar's own web site!! But I hope to figure it out soon and leave a second comment.


Anonymous said...

Got it! The second film is "Jhoothi Shaan" (1992). I haven't seen this one yet. Will have to put it on my list.


Filmi Geek said...

You guys are good, you got both films. :) I'm too lazy to finish the review right now but I'll go ahead and put the rest of the screencaps up.

Anusha said...

I don't think she will win her 6th National award in her last movie as an actor...I believe it is going to be a very long time before her final movie comes and I am pretty sure she would have had a few awards in her closet already!!! :-)

Shabana Azmi rocks..I am in love with her! :-)

I hope you start writing back soon..