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Sajid-Farhad are an Indian film director and writer duo consisting of Sajid Samji and Farhad Samji.[1] Their work as writers include the films Shiva, Sunday, Double Dhamaal, Golmaal Returns, All The Best: Fun Begins, Housefull 2, Ready, Golmaal 3, Singham, Bol Bachchan, Chashme Baddoor, Himmatwala, Chennai Express, It's Entertainment and Singham Returns. Five of the films they have written have entered the Bollywood 100 crore club.[2] In 2014, they started directing films with Entertainment.[3]

Sajid-Farhad
BornSajid Samji
(1967-08-20) 20 August 1967 (age 51)
Farhad Samji
(1974-05-05) 5 May 1974 (age 44)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
OccupationFilm directors, writers
Years active2002—present

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CareerEdit

The duo started their career as lyricists. Salman Khan first heard their songs and recommended them to David Dhawan and he roped them in for Hum Kisise Kum Nahin (2002).[1] Sajid-Farhad first tasted success as lyricists with the song "M Bole Toh" from Munnabhai MBBS (2004).[1] After that they got offer from Ram Gopal Varma for Shiva (2006)[1] and thereafter they penned dialogues for Rohit Shetty's Sunday (2008) and Golmaal Returns (2008).[1]

The duo made their directorial debut with Entertainment, a slapstick comedy film starring Akshay Kumar and Tamannah. The film released on 8 August 2014.[4][5][6] The first video song "Johnny Johnny" was released on 9 June 2014 which depicted a desi version of the nursery rhyme "Johny Johny Yes Papa". Their next film Housefull 3 starring Akshay Kumar, Lisa Haydon and Nargis Fakhri is scheduled for release on 3 June 2016.[7]

In 2018, Farhad wrote and directed a comedy web-series, Baby Come Naa for Ekta Kapoor's OTT platform ALT Balaji starring Shreyas Talpade, Chunky Pandey, Kiku Sharda, Shefali Zariwala and Manasi Scott.[8]

FilmographyEdit

LyricistsEdit

Year Film
2002 Hum Kisise Kum Nahin
Chor Machaye Shor
2003 Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.
2006 Lage Raho Munna Bhai
2008 Sunday
God Tussi Great Ho
2012 Bol Bachchan
2016 Housefull 3

WritersEdit

Year Film
2006 Shiva
2008 Sunday
Golmaal Returns
2009 All The Best: Fun Begins
2010 Golmaal 3
2011 Ready
Double Dhamaal
Singham
2012 Housefull 2
Bol Bachchan
2013 Himmatwala
Chashme Baddoor
Policegiri
Chennai Express
Boss
2014 Entertainment
Singham Returns
2015 Dilwale
2016 Housefull 3
2017 Judwaa 2
Golmaal Again
2018 Simmba

DirectorsEdit

Year Film Notes
2014 Entertainment
2016 Housefull 3
2018 Baby Come Naa Web series on ALT Balaji
directed by Farhad Samji
2019 Housefull 4 directed by Farhad Samji and screenplay by Sajid Samji

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Pereira, Priyanka (3 July 2012). "Minding the Mindless". The Indian Express. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  2. ^ Dedhia, Sonil (5 August 2014). "Meet Bollywood's Blockbuster Team!". Rediff. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  3. ^ "Actors, filmmakers, experimenters – What is the future of Bollywood directors?". BollywoodLife. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  4. ^ "It's Entertainment: Cast and crew". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  5. ^ "It's Entertainment – Reviews, Trailers, Cast & Crew". oneindia.in. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Akshay-Tamannah's 'It's Entertainment' to have an item number". IBN Live. 22 October 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  7. ^ Vijayakar, R.M. (9 July 2014). "Akshay Kumar, Sajid Nadiadwala Choose 'Housefull 3' Directors". India West. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  8. ^ AltBalaji announces new comedy web-series ‘Baby Come Naa’

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