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Babbar, Raj

Works: 201 works in 332 publications in 3 languages and 1,888 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Romance films  Historical films  Comedy films  History  Television series  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Raj Babbar
Umrao Jaan = Umarāva jāna by Annu Malik( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Hindi and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Costume spectacular/musical of the life of a courtesan, musician and dancer of mid 19th-century Lucknow, who achieves great renown and remains independent of the three men she gets involved with over time. Based on first major Urdu novel
Bodyguard( Visual )

5 editions published in 2011 in Hindi and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summoned for an assignment of guarding Divya, the daughter of business tycoon Sartaj Rana, Lovely Singh accompanies her to her campus, but ends up rubbing her the wrong way with his over-protective nature and paranoia about security. She finds him to be a major obstacle in leading a regular campus life. To throw him off-track and get him out of the way, she comes up with a 'master-plan' to trap him in a fake love affair
Marhi da deeva( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in Panjabi and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film is a social tragedy born out of the gradual transformation of feudalism into capitalism. It concerns the predicament of the protagonist Jasgir who becomes the victim of the exploiters tendencies of the Young landlord. His father was treated kindly by the elder landlord but the son Bhanta tries to retrieve all what his father had given to Jagsir. Against the background of this external oppression Jagsir is also deprived of normal life because he belongs to low caste and cannot marry from among his own people as his parents marriage itself was not acceptable to his maternal grandparents, who discarded his mother. Jagsir is thus condemned to live and dies without a child who will light a lamp at his tomb. Jagsir however falls in love with his friend's wife Bhani. Does love hold any promise for the future or is Jagsir to drag his life to death and become extinct without anybody to light his tomb?
Rudaali = Rudālī = Rudaali (the mourner)( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in Hindi and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Underwritten by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) and Doordarshan (Indian national television) as part of the Indian government's controversial but ongoing effort to provide audiences with edifying alternatives to "Bollywood" entertainment, and based on a short story by famed Bengali author Mahasweta Dev -- whose tales often focus on the travails of low-caste women -- RUDAALI is an uncommon and arresting film. Shot mostly on location in the Jaisalmer region of western Rajasthan, it features authentic regional costumes and props, somewhat less authentic (but quite haunting) music, and two famous female stars, Dimple Kapadia and Rakhee Gulzar, cast in unusual and challenging role -- the central roles in this film that lacks male heroes. The title refers to a custom in some parts of Rajastha -- where aristocratic women were long kept secluded and veile -- of hiring professional women mourners on the death of a male relative, a rudaali (pronounced "roo-dah-lee -- literally, a female "weeper") to publicly express the grief that family members, constrained by their high social status, were not permitted to displa -- or at times, perhaps did not feel. Dressed in black and with unbound hair, a rudaali beat her breast, danced spasmodically, rolled on the ground, and shed copious tears while loudly praising the deceased and lamenting his demise; the ability to hire such a performer was a mark of social status
Corporate( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Hindi and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Page 3: A young woman working as a journalist on the celebrity beat sees the glamour and suffering of life in modern Mumbai
Banaras : a mystic love story( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in Hindi and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shwetambari, the bright, beautiful and only child of rich and aristocratic Brahmin parents, studies science at the local university where Soham, a low-caste mystic and a protégé of Babaji teaches music. When the two fall in love, the peace in Banaras is disturbed
Mahabharat( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Hindi and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the descendants of King Bharata, two families who lived in northern India, perhaps about 1200 B.C. The Pandava brothers lose their kingdom to their Kaurava cousins and engage in a mighty struggle to win it back. Many lives are lost in the conflict. The story illustrates the futility of war. Some of the heroes are taken from history, and some represent human ideals and gods
Khiladi 786( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in Hindi and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Son of the owner of a marriage bureau, Mansukh has been a complete failure ever since he has grown up and tried to help his father in their family business. All the alliances he had tried to make have resulted in separation even before the marriage took place. To prove his worth to his father, he takes up an unusual challenge of getting an underworld don's spoiled brat sister Indu married to a cop called Bahattar Singh--aka Khiladi 786
Mirca masālā( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Hindi and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In colonial India, subedars (tax collectors) went from village to village, with soldiers, often demanding more than taxes. A subedar commands Sonbai, a beautiful and confidant women whose husband is away in the city, to sleep with him. She slaps him and flees for safety to a spice factory where women grind chillies into fine powder. The aged factory guard, Abu Mian, locks the door behind her, refusing to open it to the soldiers, to the cowardly village men led by the mayor, and to the subedar himself. The town's teacher, who follows Gandhi, and a few women, led by the mayor's wife, protest ineffectually against this village-approved rape. The stage is set for a final confrontation
Karz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Hindi and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monty, a heart-throb pop singer, discovers that in a past lifetime he was murdered and duped of his empire of tea estates by his own wife. 25 years later, in a new life, with a new face, he encounters the murderer and a thrilling saga of karma and revenge follows
Nikah̄a = Nikaah( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pair of young college students begin a romance which runs into trouble because one of them is secretly in love with their cousin. The two break-up and the woman marries that cousin but has a loveless married life due to her husband's cold and distant attitude. The college students reunite years later and rebuild their lost relationship
Rabba main kya karoon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Hindi and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story revolves around two brothers Arshad Warsi and his younger cousin brother Akash Chopra who is getting married lavishly in a typical Indian style in Delhi. Seven days before the wedding, Arshad Warsi and his uncles teach him the key success to a happy married life. According to them, "in order to live a happy married life, one must cheat on his wife."
Rakhtcharitra( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in Hindi and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rival from the past, Surya Narayan Reddy, chooses to avenge the assassination of his family, who is wiped out in a bomb attack. Surya swears vengeance against Pratap Ravi, who is by now a powerful political force to reckon with. Pratap, too is bent on decimating his nemesis
Kash aap hamare hote = Wish you were mine( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in Hindi and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An orphaned Indian girl who was raised by her father's friend is sent to the West when she reaches maturity. When she is taken in by an illegal immigrant, their pasts stand in the way of their growing love
Yaraan naal baharaan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Panjabi and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Navdeep and Harman fall in love and start dreaming of a happy life together. Problems arise when they think of asking their parents' consent before going any further. Both fathers want to select the marriage partners for their children
Insaf ka tarazu( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in Hindi and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... the story of a girl Bharati (Zeenat Aman), who had everything -- beauty, a great glamourous career, the love of Ashok (Deepak Parashar), a sister Neeta (Padmini Kolhapure) and loses it all because a man Ramesh (Raj Babbar) brutally rapes her."--Container
Indian( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in Hindi and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raj Shekar Azad is a brilliant police officer who has the guts to do anything for the Motherland. With the help of his friend Rahim, Raj discovers the plot of a terrorist who wants to destroy India
Kal yug = Kala yuga = Kalyug( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in Hindi and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the conflicts within an industrial dynasty in India, with events taking a tragic turn. Includes elements of the Mahabharata set in modern-day society
Hum paanch = Hama pan̐ca( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in Hindi and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tyrannical Veer Pratap Singh rules over a small town, and no one dares to oppose him. He has an affair with Soundariya, marries her secretly, and she becomes pregnant. When she refuses to abort their child, he denies ever having any relationship with her. Her brothers try to bring him to justice but they are dealt with roughly by his bodyguard. Soundariya is left to find support on her own and stop his tyrannical rule over the town
Agar tum na hote( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in Hindi and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman is torn between her love for her husband and her love for the child she is governess to, while the child's father has fallen in love with her as well
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Babbar Raaj 1952-....

Raj Babbar

Raj Babbar Indiaas acteur

Raj Babbar Indian actor and politician

Raj Babbar Indian politician

Raj Babbar indisk politikar og skodespelar

Raj Babbar indisk politiker och skådespelare

Raj Babbar indisk politiker og skuespiller

Raj Babbar personnalité politique indienne

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