Most widely held works by Anand Bakshi
As̄oka ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in Hindi and held by 146 libraries worldwide
The film traces the life of Emperor As̄oka, the grandson of Chandragupta Maurya who ascended the throne of Magadha in the 3rd century B.C. In order to extend the boundaries of his kingdom, he conquors the neighboring kingdom of Kalinga leaving it ravaged and devastated. Confronted by the aftermath of his conquest, As̄oka is overcome with remorse and consequently renounces the path of war to dedicate his life to spreading the teachings of Buddhism.
Amar, Akbar, Anthony Amara, Akabara Enthonī ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in Hindi and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Lavish action-filled account of the separation, separate lives, and eventual reunion of three brothers: one raised by a Hindu policeman, one raised by a Muslim tailor, and one raised by a Catholic priest.
Dilwale dulhania le jayenge ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in Hindi and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Rahul and Simran fall in love while travelling in Europe on an inter-rail holiday. Simran's father, settled in London for twenty-two years, is determined that his daughter should marry a family friend, back in their homeland of rural Punjab. All his plans undergo serious revision once the family travels to India and Rahul also shows up.
Dilwale dulhania le jayenge Dilavāle dulhaniyā le jāyeṅge ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in Hindi and held by 117 libraries worldwide
A romantic anecdote of second-generation Indians living in Britain. After Rahul falls in love with Simran on a European holiday, he follows her family back home to the Punjab, where she has been promised to a family friend. Rahul struggles to win over the hearts of every member of Simran's family so that they will allow him to marry her instead.
Sholay ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Hindi and held by 107 libraries worldwide
In this film, India's best-known "curry" western, two adventurous crooks are hired by ex-cop, Thakur, to hunt down the dreaded dacoit Gabbar Singh who massacred Thakur's family.
Dilwale dulhania le jayenge The brave-heart will take the bride ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Hindi and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Raj and Simran are second generation British Asians who meet one summer riding Eurail with their friends. They fall in love, but Simran's traditional father already has arranged for her to marry the son of an old friend from India.
Sholay ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in Hindi and held by 97 libraries worldwide
In this film, India's best-known "curry" western, two small-time crooks are hired by an ex-cop, Thakur, to stop the tyranny of Gabbar Singh who massacred Thakur's family. It is also the story of a village that realizes non-violence does not mean cowardice, but that it can stand up to terror and lawlessness.
Taal Tāla ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in Hindi and held by 81 libraries worldwide
A love triangle set in the Indian professional music world.
Mehbooba ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in Hindi and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Shravan, a playboy living in New York, tries to trick Varsha, an Indian woman, into going to bed with him. She returns to India where she becomes engaged to Shravan's younger brother.
Pardes ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in Hindi and English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Kishorilal, a billionaire has made his fortune in the United States, but now he wants to infuse the Indian culture into his son (Rajiv), who was brought up in the West. Kishorilal goes to India to find a traditional "Indian" girl for his "American" son. He selects the daughter (Ganga) of an old friend and sends Rajiv to India to approve her. They become engaged and return to America where East (Ganga) and West (Rajiv) clash as their different values collide.
Taal [the beat of passion ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in Hindi and held by 49 libraries worldwide
"Manasi (Aishwarya Rai), a girl from rural Chamba and the daughter of a folk singer (Alok Nath). She comes across two men in her life with contrasting beliefs. Manav Mehta (Akshaye Khanna) is the first and the scion of wealthy family, who visits Chamba for the first time. He falls in love with Manasi and promises to return and marry her. When he does not come back as promised, Manasi and her father go to Bombay only to insulted by the boy's family. At this juncture she meets Vikrant Kapoor (Anil Kapoor), the second man in her life who comes across as a pragmatic individual pursuing the practical. Vikrant owns an entertainment company and he grooms Manasi into an international singing star. He too falls in love with her and wants to marry her. Mansi agrees, but a climactic twist leaves the audience introspecting about life's subtle yet profound inner conflicts"--Distributor's website.
Lamhe ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Hindi and English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Lamhe is the story of moments, moments of passion ... moments of ecstasy ... moments of love.
Yaadein yādeṃ ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Hindi and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Raj Singh returns to India after living in London for 25 years, with his three grown up daughters. He made a promise to his dying wife that he would treat his daughters as friends and get them married to their happiness. He goes through a journey with each one facing different situations: of an arranged marriage, a broken marriage and love marriage.
Lamhe moments ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Hindi and held by 42 libraries worldwide
A young man, during a trip to India, falls in love with an older woman. She however, marries another man. He returns to London still dreaming about her, and receives a telephone call about her accident. Upon his return to India, she asks him to take care of her daughter, Pooja. Years go by, and one day he meets Pooja and is struck by her close resemblance to her mother, and falls in love with her.
Chori chori ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in Hindi and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Ranvir is an architect who has built a house for his childhood love Pooja. He asks her to marry him but she refuses. At a party he meets Khushi, a lively woman who is an orphan and lives alone in Delhi. When Khushi loses her job and the flat she moves into Ranvir's house in Shimla without his knowledge and claims to be his fiancee. After finding out about her Ranvir is quite angry but wants to continue the game just to make Pooja jealous so that she changes her mind. But Ranvir forgets one thing, that he could fall in love for Khushi.
Na tum jaano na hum ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in Hindi and held by 35 libraries worldwide
"God works in strange ways. He makes us aware of the important people in our life-our parents, grandparents, friends. But the one person who will matter most in our life-the one we will love and cherish-He keeps secret from us. Only He knows! And only He decides when and how he will tell us. Who we will fall in love with? Who will fall in love with us? Na tun jaano na hum is the story of Akshay, Rahul and Esha. Three beautiful people dreaming of that one special person. Three young hearts with but one unfulfilled longing. Three souls that yearn to be touched by the magical wand of love. Three innocents in a fix, floundering on the complicated path of love. Only he knows the ending. Only he holds the kep to their happiness. For only he knows."-container.
Gunaah ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Hindi and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Love and the law prove to be uncomfortable bedfellows when beautiful police officer Prabha tries to clean up the internal corruption within the local police force.
Pardes Paradesa ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in Hindi and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Kishorilal, a billionaire who has made his fortune in the United States, now wants to infuse the Indian culture into his son (Rajiv), who was brought up in the West. Kishorilal goes to India to find a traditional "Indian" girl for his "American" son. He selects the daughter (Ganga) of an old friend and sends Rajiv to India for his approval. They become engaged and return to America where East (Ganga) and West (Rajiv) clash as their different values collide.
Ram Lakhan ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in Hindi and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Sharda's cousins kill her husband and throw her two sons out of their home. She then vows revenge for her husband's death.
Darr a violent love story ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in Hindi and held by 24 libraries worldwide
The story focuses on the obsession of a young man, Rahul over a college girl, Kiran. This obsession causes Rahul to take daring steps to prevent her from marrying naval officer Sunil, and when she finally does, his fury causes him to break all limits.
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