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  • 1. 

    A great story writer, he was coupled with Bollywood as a screenwriter in the 1950s and 1960s, bagging Filmfare Awards for the Best Story for the movie Naya Daur and Waqt. His other distinguished movies were Ab Dilli Door Nahin, Bawre Nain, Dhund, and Mohabbat Isko Kehte Hein. Who is he?

    • A.

      Akhtar Mirza

    • B.

      Prayag Raj

    • C.

      Salim – Javed

    • D.

      Gulzar

    Correct Answer
    A. Akhtar Mirza
    Explanation
    Akhtar Mirza is the correct answer because he was a great story writer who also worked as a screenwriter in Bollywood during the 1950s and 1960s. He received Filmfare Awards for Best Story for the movies Naya Daur and Waqt. He also worked on other notable films such as Ab Dilli Door Nahin, Bawre Nain, Dhund, and Mohabbat Isko Kehte Hein.

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  • 2. 

    Prominent Urdu writer, a radical feminist, he discovered middle-class gentility, sprouting conflicts in the modern Muslim world, and feminine sexuality. A grand story writer, she bagged the Filmfare Award for the Story of Garam Hawa. Her most impressive movies are Sone Ki Chidia, Junoon, and Arzoo, in which she also had a screen facade. Who is she?

    • A.

      Prayag Raj

    • B.

      Ismat Chughtai

    • C.

      Salim – Javed

    • D.

      Gulzar

    Correct Answer
    B. Ismat Chughtai
    Explanation
    Ismat Chughtai is the correct answer because the description provided in the question matches her profile. She was a prominent Urdu writer and a radical feminist. She explored themes of middle-class gentility, conflicts in the modern Muslim world, and feminine sexuality in her works. She also won the Filmfare Award for the story of the movie "Garam Hawa" and had a screen presence in movies like "Sone Ki Chidia," "Junoon," and "Arzoo."

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  • 3. 

    Distinguished and extensively esteemed screenwriter, he had an extensive actor-writer alliance with Amitabh Bachchan since the 1970s Amar Akbar Anthony, Suhaag, Parvarish, Naseeb, Coolie, Desh Premi, Gereftaar, Ganga Jamuna Saraswati, Mard, Ajooba, Zamaanat, and Mard. The other noteworthy films of this scriptwriter include Roti, Aa Gale Lag Ja, Dharam Karam, Deewana Mastana, and Ponga Pandit. Who is he?

    • A.

      Prayag Raj

    • B.

      Sujit Sen

    • C.

      Sudhir Mishra

    • D.

      Kamna Chandra

    Correct Answer
    A. Prayag Raj
    Explanation
    Prayag Raj is the correct answer because the given information states that he is a distinguished and extensively esteemed screenwriter who had an extensive actor-writer alliance with Amitabh Bachchan since the 1970s. The list of movies mentioned in the question, such as Amar Akbar Anthony, Suhaag, and Coolie, are all notable films written by Prayag Raj. Additionally, the question mentions other noteworthy films written by him, further confirming that Prayag Raj is the correct answer.

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    This duo fetched the writer to the front as never before in Indian cinema. They were the 1st to make the writer a celebrity in his own right, and they swayed a fee often privileged than the actors starring in the movies they wrote. They were accountable for the fact of the angry young man in the 1970s personified by the famous Amitabh Bachchan. Deewar, Zanjeer, Sholay, Trishul, and Don allocated an immense deal of their victory to the writing of the duo. They also fetched a major variation in the Hindi film dialogue. Insistent thespian dialogue became a fashion in movies. Identify them.

    • A.

      Honey Irani - Kamna Chandra

    • B.

      Salim – Javed

    • C.

      Govind Nihlani - O. P. Dutta

    • D.

      Prayag Raj - Sujit Sen

    Correct Answer
    B. Salim – Javed
    Explanation
    Salim-Javed is the correct answer because they revolutionized Indian cinema by elevating the status of the writer and introducing a new style of dialogue. They were responsible for creating iconic films like Deewar, Zanjeer, Sholay, Trishul, and Don, which showcased the angry young man persona portrayed by Amitabh Bachchan. Their writing not only made them celebrities in their own right but also earned them higher fees than the actors starring in their movies. They brought about a major change in Hindi film dialogue, popularizing the use of intense and impactful dialogues.

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  • 5. 

    Director, lyricist, and writer, he is recognized for movies that are insightful, inspired, and yet very booming. They were a reception reprieved from the vicious movies that packed the 70s and the 80s. Preparatory as Bimal Roy’s permanent Assistant, he developed into one of the handpicked lyricists and screenwriters of Hindi films, with a lengthy list of memorable movies Mere Apne, Anand, Guddi, Koshish, Achanak, Parichay, Khushboo, Namak Haram, Aandhi, Kitaab, Chupke Chupke, Mausam, Grih Pravesh, New Delhi Times, Masoom, Angoor, Namkeen, Ijaazat, Rudaali, Lekin, Saathia and Maachis. He won Filmfare Awards for Anand and Saathia. Who is he?

    • A.

      Rajkumar Santoshi

    • B.

      Vishal Bhardwaj

    • C.

      Madhur Bhandarkar

    • D.

      Gulzar

    Correct Answer
    D. Gulzar
    Explanation
    Gulzar is the correct answer because the passage describes him as a director, lyricist, and writer known for insightful and successful movies. It also mentions his work as a lyricist and screenwriter for numerous Hindi films, and his Filmfare Awards for the movies Anand and Saathia.

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  • 6. 

    This scriptwriter belongs to the famous Mukherjee-Samarth family of Bollywood. He made his directorial debut at the age of 26 with the popular comedy movie ‘Wake Up Sid’. Later, he gained popularity in 2013 when his movie ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ became a massive hit at the box office. 

    • A.

      Ayan Mukherjee

    • B.

      Ram Gopal Verma

    • C.

      Chetan Bhagat

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Ayan Mukherjee
    Explanation
    Ayan Mukherjee is the correct answer because the explanation states that the scriptwriter belongs to the famous Mukherjee-Samarth family of Bollywood, and Ayan Mukherjee is a well-known member of this family. The explanation also mentions that he made his directorial debut at a young age with the movie "Wake Up Sid" and gained popularity with the success of "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani." This aligns with the information given in the question.

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  • 7. 

    Muslim by religion, this scriptwriter is a famous film director and producer who started his career with writing and directing Indian television shows including Imtehaan, Naina, and Kurukshetra. He gained popularity in 2007 when his movie ‘Jab We Met’ earned great success at the box office. Other prominent movies directed by this filmmaker include Love Aaj Kal and Rockstar. Identify him. 

    • A.

      Farah Khan

    • B.

      Imtiaz Ali

    • C.

      Salim Khan

    • D.

      Javed Akhtar

    Correct Answer
    B. Imtiaz Ali
    Explanation
    Imtiaz Ali is a Muslim scriptwriter, film director, and producer. He began his career by writing and directing Indian television shows such as Imtehaan, Naina, and Kurukshetra. In 2007, he gained popularity with his movie "Jab We Met," which was a huge success at the box office. He has also directed other notable films like Love Aaj Kal and Rockstar.

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  • 8. 

    This filmmaker is popular for making some really inspirational and splendid movies. In addition to being a film director, he is also a film producer, screenwriter, distributor and film editor. He has directed only five Hindi films till now, all of which have been greatly appreciated by the audiences. These movies include  Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., Lage Raho Munnabhai, 3 Idiots, PK and Sanju.

    • A.

      Chetan Bhagat

    • B.

      Gulzar

    • C.

      Jaideep Sahni

    • D.

      Rajkumar Hirani

    Correct Answer
    D. Rajkumar Hirani
    Explanation
    Rajkumar Hirani is the correct answer because the description mentions that the filmmaker has directed only five Hindi films, all of which have been greatly appreciated by the audiences. Rajkumar Hirani is known for directing these five films: Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., Lage Raho Munnabhai, 3 Idiots, PK, and Sanju. He is also involved in various other roles in the film industry, such as being a film producer, screenwriter, distributor, and film editor.

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  • 9. 

    He is a famous film director, writer, editor, producer who started his career as a co-writer in Ram Gopal Varma's crime drama Satya, and made his directorial debut with the popular TV show ‘Paanch’. The director gained massive popularity for his movie ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ and TV show ‘Sacred Games.'

    • A.

      Chetan Bhagat

    • B.

      Imtiaz Ali

    • C.

      Anurag Kashyap

    • D.

      Ram Gopal Varma

    Correct Answer
    C. Anurag Kashyap
    Explanation
    Anurag Kashyap is the correct answer because the given description mentions that he is a famous film director, writer, editor, and producer who started his career as a co-writer in Ram Gopal Varma's crime drama Satya. He also made his directorial debut with the popular TV show 'Paanch'. The description further states that the director gained massive popularity for his movie 'Gangs of Wasseypur' and TV show 'Sacred Games', which are both projects associated with Anurag Kashyap.

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  • 10. 

    This famous filmmaker is a screenwriter, director, producer, music composer, and playback singer. He made his debut in film direction in 2002 with the children's film Makdee, for which he also composed the music. Some of the famous movies directed by him include Maqbool (2003), Omkara, Kaminey,  Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, Ishqiya, and Haider.

    • A.

      Vishal Bhardwaj

    • B.

      Ismat Chughtai

    • C.

      Ram Gopal Varma

    • D.

      Gulzar

    Correct Answer
    A. Vishal Bhardwaj
    Explanation
    Vishal Bhardwaj is the correct answer because the given information states that this filmmaker is involved in various roles such as screenwriting, directing, producing, composing music, and singing playback. It also mentions some of the famous movies directed by him, which include Maqbool, Omkara, Kaminey, Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, Ishqiya, and Haider. Therefore, based on the given information, it can be concluded that the correct answer is Vishal Bhardwaj.

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