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Babbar, Raj

Works: 175 works in 342 publications in 3 languages and 1,892 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Romance films  Historical films  Coming-of-age films  Television series  History 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Raj Babbar
Umrao Jaan = Umarāva jāna by Annu Malik( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Hindi and held by 173 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 150 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 )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in Panjabi and held by 127 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 88 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 by B. R Chopra( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in Hindi and held by 85 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 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
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
Mirch Masala = Spices by Ketan Mehta( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in Hindi and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In colonial India, a village woman takes refuge in a spice factory to avoid an oppressive visiting tax collector (subedar) who demands sex while her husband is away. An aging factory guard refuses to open the doors to the tax collector's soldiers, the cowardly village men, or the subedar himself. The stage is set for a final confrontation between the woman and her would-be attacker
Banaras : a mystic love story( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in Hindi and held by 75 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
Karz by Satish Kaushik( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in Hindi and held by 50 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 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."
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
Rakhtcharitra( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in Hindi and held by 38 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 35 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
Kal yug = Kala yuga = Kalyug( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in Hindi and English and held by 34 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
The Indian( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in Hindi and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brave Indian policeman named Raj beats up and then arrests a Muslim terrorist by the name of Khan. This gets him promoted, and he is congratulated by none other than his father-in-law, who is also a very high ranking policeman. Then all of a sudden, Raj finds out that many policemen would like to see Khan go free. He discusses this issue with his father-in-law, and to his surprise, does not find any support from him
Yaraan naal baharaan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in Panjabi and held by 29 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 28 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
Agar tum na hote( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in Hindi and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographer Raj Bedi meets with attractive Radha, both fall in love, and get married. Shortly after the marriage, Raj has an accident and is hospitalized. He does recover, but has no sensation in his legs and must be confined to a wheelchair. The cost of his treatment, in addition to the loss of his job, leads Radha to take up employment as a Governess to a small child, the only daughter of wealthy industrialist, Ashok Mehra
Surinder Kapoor's Hum paanch by Bāpu( Visual )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in Hindi and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tale of good versus evil derived from the Mahabharata
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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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