100 Years Of Indian Cinema: Quiz On Script Writers Set 1

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    The renowned Director-Producer Mehboob Khan’s right hand person, this screen writer was one of the earliest script writers who was exceedingly commended by detractors and the spectators for his part in making Mehboobs Aurat, a classic, Mehboobs all time preeminent films that succeeded Indian cinema its 1st Oscar nomination. Besides Mother India, he was linked with Mehboob as screen writer for Hum Tum Aur Who, Watan, Behen and Ek Hi Raasta. His other noteworthy movies are Ganga Jamuna, Mughal-E-Azam, Leader, Shatranj, Love and God and Ganga Ki Saugandh. Who is he?

    • A.

      Wajahat Mirza

    • B.

      Kaifi Azmi

    • C.

      Shams Lucknovi

    • D.

      Ritwick Ghatak

    Correct Answer
    A. Wajahat Mirza
    Explanation
    Wajahat Mirza is the correct answer because the question states that he was the screenwriter who worked closely with Mehboob Khan and was praised for his contribution to the film "Aurat", which was one of Mehboob's most acclaimed films and received an Oscar nomination. The question also mentions other films that Wajahat Mirza collaborated on with Mehboob Khan, such as "Mother India" and "Ganga Jamuna". This information confirms that Wajahat Mirza is the correct answer.

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    Well - known Writer and Journalist, this script writer bestowed some of the utmost Indian movies as a script writer Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani, Naya Sansar, Awara, Dharti Ke Lal, Munna, Anhonee, Shri 420, Jagte Raho, Char Dil Char Rahen, Pardesi, Sapnon Ka Saudagar, Mera Naam Joker, Shehar Aur Sapna, Do Boond Pani, Saat Hindustani, Achanak, Zindagi Zindagi, Henna and Bobby. As a Director -Producer he gave a break to new - comer Amitabh Bachchan in Saat Hindustani. His film Pardesi was chosen for the Golden Palm at Cannes Film Festival. He also had the admiration of becoming a part of the Jury at Berlin International Film Festival in the year 1966. Who is he?

    • A.

      Sujit Sen

    • B.

      Sudhir Mishra

    • C.

      Khwaja Ahmad Abbas

    • D.

      Kamna Chandra

    Correct Answer
    C. Khwaja Ahmad Abbas
    Explanation
    Khwaja Ahmad Abbas is the correct answer because the given information states that he was a well-known writer and journalist who wrote scripts for several famous Indian movies. He also directed and produced films, including one that gave a break to Amitabh Bachchan. His film Pardesi was selected for the Golden Palm at Cannes Film Festival, and he was also a part of the Jury at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1966.

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    The most renowned story writer with communal themes in the 50’s, he had an extended alliance with B R Chopra. He had written numerous stories which were super hit. Some of his noteworthy movies are Aulad, Ek Hi Raasta, Dhool Ka Phool and Sadhna. He had also bagged Filmfare awards for Vachan, Aulad and Sadhna. His other hit movies include Do Kalian, Santaan, Raja Aur Rank, Jeene Ki Raah, Gharana, Talaq and Dadi Maa. He won the award from Sangeet Natak Academy in 1961. Who is he?

    • A.

      Honey Irani

    • B.

      O. P. Dutta

    • C.

      I. S. Johar

    • D.

      Pt. Mukhram Sharma

    Correct Answer
    D. Pt. Mukhram Sharma
    Explanation
    Pt. Mukhram Sharma is the correct answer because the passage states that he was the most renowned story writer with communal themes in the 50's and had an extended alliance with B R Chopra. It also mentions that he had written numerous stories which were super hit and lists some of his noteworthy movies. Additionally, it states that he had won Filmfare awards for Vachan, Aulad, and Sadhna, and received an award from Sangeet Natak Academy in 1961.

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    Dearest of the 1960s, 1970s and part of 1980s, Gulshan Nanda was undeniably one of the best selling writers of his time. He was one of the most flourishing writers from the viewpoint of Indian cinema on whose novels a lot of hit films have been made. He had worked with some of the unsurpassed and appreciated directors and banners in Bollywood namely Ram Maheshwari, L. V. Prasad, Subodh Mukherjee, Shakti Samant, Chetan Anand and Yash Chopra. Many of the movies written by him unswervingly or based on his write ups were not only commercially triumphant but also memorized as all time grand movies Neel Kamal, Kaajal, Khilona, Ajnabi, Pathar Ke Sanam, Kati Patang, Hanste Zakhm, Jheel Ke Us Paar and Sharmilee. These movies have captivating plots and are benchmark for vigorous leisure. Who is he?

    • A.

      Gulshan Nanda

    • B.

      Rajkumar Santoshi

    • C.

      Vishal Bhardwaj

    • D.

      Madhur Bhandarker

    Correct Answer
    A. Gulshan Nanda
    Explanation
    Gulshan Nanda is the correct answer because the passage provides information about his success as a writer and his association with renowned directors and banners in Bollywood. It also mentions the hit films that were based on his novels or written by him, which have become iconic in Indian cinema.

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    A script writer with Midas touch, he was allied with the utmost number of block buster films made by Bollywood Anuradha, Lajwanti, Love in Tokyo, Ayee Milan Ki Bela, Aaye Din Bahar Ke, Brahmchari, Janwar, Ziddi, Aan Mili Sajna, Caravan, Andaz, An Evening in Paris, Aradhna, Khel Khel Mein, Dosti, Zindagi, Azaad, Do Aur Do Panch, Hum Kisi Se Kam Nahin, Gol Maal, Karz, Nastik, Bemisal, Zameen Aasman, Saudagar, Jhoothi, Koyla, Dushman, Karan Arjun, Koi Mil Gaya, Aa Ab Laut Chalen, Krrish and Kisna. He also bagged a Filmfare Award for Brahmchari. Who is he?

    • A.

      Sudhir Mishra

    • B.

      R. K. Narayan

    • C.

      Shams Lucknovi

    • D.

      Sachin Bhowmick

    Correct Answer
    D. Sachin Bhowmick
    Explanation
    Sachin Bhowmick is the correct answer because he is described as a script writer with a Midas touch who has worked on a large number of blockbuster films made by Bollywood. The list of films mentioned includes popular titles like Aradhna, Karz, Gol Maal, Koi Mil Gaya, and Krrish. Additionally, it is mentioned that he won a Filmfare Award for his work on the film Brahmchari. This information establishes Sachin Bhowmick as the correct answer.

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