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Khamoshi

It might come as a surprise to many but the fact is that Sanjay Bhansali's Khamoshi - the Musical is the one that has made the maximum moolah abroad.

india Updated: Aug 18, 2004 18:38 IST
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1996
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Producer: Sibte Hassan Rizvi
Music: Bablooda, Remo Fernandes and Jatin-Lalit
Cast: Nana Patekar, Manisha Koirala, Salman Khan, Seema Biswas, Helen

Annie is the daughter of Joseph and Flavy, both deaf-mute. She grows up among a string of tragedies, including the death of her grandmother Marie Briganza and her brother.

The handicaps of her parents force her to mature well ahead of her time. Meeting with Raj into her adulthood she finds her talent for singing and love for music. But she wants approval from her parents - how does she make her parents aware of her music?

It might come as a surprise to many but the fact is that Sanjay Leela Bhansali's debut feature Khamoshi - the Musical about a young girl Annie and her deaf-mute parents, is the one that has brought in the maximum moolah from abroad till date.

Says Vikas Sahni, of Eros International - pioneers in international distribution who still command 70 per cent of the Indian films that are sold abroad, "Salman Khan is the biggest draw among NRIs after Shah Rukh Khan. Indians there usually prefer soft, romantic mushy stuff."

Sanjay Leela Bhansali has since made two other huge blockbusters, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Devdas - the latter was made at a whopping Rs. 50 crores.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
AFTII (Film and Television Institute of India) graduate. Khamoshi- the Musical was Bhansali's debut feature about a young girl Annie and her deaf-mute parents, and is the one that has brought in the maximum moolah from abroad till date.

First Published: Aug 01, 2004 18:47 IST