Suneel Darshan is an Indian filmmaker, film director, producer and writer who works in the Bollywood industry.

Farida Jalal at Sunil and Dharmesh Darshan’s dad’s prayer meet

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Darshan began his career in 1987 as a film producer. He produced the film Inteqam, which starred Sunny Deol and Anil Kapoor. In 1993, he produced the film Lootere, which was directed by his brother Dharmesh Darshan, who made his directional debut with the film. The movie did well at the box office and the brothers went on to collaborate several times after that.

Suneel himself made his directional debut in 1996 with the action movie Ajay. Darshan also produced the film and wrote the dialogue for the film. The movie starred Sunny Deol and Karisma Kapoor, and did well at the box office, despite a theatre strike in Maharashtra in January 1997.

In 1999, Darshan directed and produced the action drama Jaanwar. The film marked his first collaboration with Akshay Kumar, and the film became a hit. The movie also starred Karisma Kapoor and Shilpa Shetty.

Darshan's next film was Ek Rishtaa (2001), which was written, directed and produced by him. The film starred Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Karisma Kapoor and Juhi Chawla. It was one of the highest grossers of the year. It was well received and critically appreciated.

After that he produced Andaaz (2003), which was a big hit, Barsaat and Dosti: Friends Forever (2005) which was one of the year's biggest hits overseas. His most recent film Shakalaka Boom Boom performed poorly at the box office.

After a seven-year hiatus Darshan launched his son Shiv Darshan in his film Karle Pyaar Karle (2014). The film was declared a disaster at the Indian box office.[1]

To celebrate Kumar's 50th birthday on September 9, 2017 Zee Cinema hosted the world premiere of Shanivaar Ki Raat Akshay Ke Saath. It showcased four of Kumar's films: Jaanwar, Andaaz, Ek Rishtaa and Dosti: Friends Forever. All were produced and directed by Darshan.

Filmography edit

Year Film Role(s)
1988 Inteqam Producer
1993 Lootere Producer
1996 Ajay Director, producer, writer
1999 Jaanwar Director, producer, Story Writer
2000 Mela Story Writer
2001 Ek Rishtaa Director, producer, writer
2002 Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya Producer
2003 Talaash: The Hunt Begins... Director, writer
2003 Andaaz Producer
2005 Barsaat Director, producer, writer
2005 Dosti: Friends Forever Director, producer, writer
2006 Mere Jeevan Saathi Director, writer
2007 Shakalaka Boom Boom Director, producer, writer
2014 Karle Pyaar Karle Producer
2017 Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha Director, producer, writer
2024 Andaaz 2 Director, producer, writer

References edit

  1. ^ "Karle Pyaar Karle movie review: Wallpaper, Story, Trailer at Times of India". Retrieved 24 February 2014.

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