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Babbar, Raj

Works: 179 works in 300 publications in 3 languages and 1,775 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Musical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Raj Babbar
Umrao Jaan Umarāva jāna ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Hindi and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A famous Lucknow courtesan, abducted from her parental home (in Faizabad) as a child, bought by the procuress Khanum Jan, trained in the arts of music, dance, and poetry, is then introduced into society. Her accomplishments bring her the attentions of noblemen and courtiers, but the historical events of 1857 dash her hopes for personal escape, although she survives to tell the tale. Based on a famous Urdu novel
Bodyguard ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2011 in Hindi and held by 156 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
Rudaali Rudālī = Rudaali (the mourner) ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in Hindi and held by 99 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
Mahabharat ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Hindi and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recounts the story of five heroic brothers, the Pandavas, who were destined to rule a vast kingdom. Robbed of their kingdom and exiled by their envious cousins, they encounter many hardships, culminating in an apocalyptic war. During their extraordinary adventures and spiritual journeys, we are introduced to sages, warrior kings, heroines and a host of celestial beings
Banaras a mystic love story ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2006 in Hindi and held by 85 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
Corporate ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Hindi and held by 84 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
Khiladi 786 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Hindi and English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Born to an owner of a marriage bureau Champak Lal, 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 TT bhai's spoilt brat sister Indu, married to a cop called Bahattar Singh aka Khiladi 786 in Punjab
Mirca masālā ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 66 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 by Satish Kaushik ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Hindi and held by 60 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
Rabba main kya karoon ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in Hindi and held by 43 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 40 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 40 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, thier pasts stand in the way of their growing love
Yaraan naal baharaan ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Panjabi and held by 39 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
Kal yug Kala yuga = Kalyug ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in Hindi and English and held by 29 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 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in Hindi and held by 28 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
Nikaah Nikaha = Nikah ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in Hindi and English and held by 27 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
Insaf ka tarazu ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in Hindi and Undetermined and held by 26 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
Marhi da deeva by Surinder Singh ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in Panjabi and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jasbir, the son of the sharecropper, Thola is treated as a brother by the landlord Dharam Singh. The landlord's son, however does not continue this family tradition. Jasbir is also deprived of normal life because he belongs to low caste. However, he falls in love with his friend's wife Bhani. Does love hold any promise for the future?
Shikaar the musical thriller ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in Hindi and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This musical thriller revolves around a group of casino owners who enter into a deal with a car thief over some valuable property. The partners get killed one by one under mysterious circumstances. Suspicion points to the car thief, but is he the killer?
Kyaa Dil Ne Kahaa Kyā dila na kahā ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Hindi and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A musical love story between two teenagers. An NRI rebel boy Rahul and bubbly Indian girl Esha meet in New Zealand during higher studies. A fun flled love story becomes interesting and contemporary when ideologies of both lovers clash. Boy is unconventional and girl is traditional at heart. This is a conflicting love story of today's generation
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Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.12 for Rabba main ... to 0.77 for Hum paanch ...)
Alternative Names
Babbar Raaj 1952-....
Raj Babbar
Hindi (76)
Panjabi (3)
English (3)