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Chopra, B. R. 1914-2008

Works: 203 works in 434 publications in 5 languages and 1,400 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  History  Television series  Film adaptations  Television programs  Religious films  Detective and mystery films  Police films  Comedy films 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author, Conceptor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by B. R Chopra
Mahabharat by B. R Chopra( Visual )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 166 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
Baghban( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Hindi and Persian and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At retirement, a father and mother go to live, separately, with their unwilling sons and their wives
Baabul by Ravi Chopra( Visual )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Hindi and French and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Babul tells the tale of a man who tries to bring happiness back into his daughter-in-law's life after his son's death
Naya daur = Naya daura = Naya daur( Visual )

23 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in Hindi and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story set in a village experiencing the pains of industrialization when the city-bred son of the town's timber processing factory owner replaces workers with machines and then introduces a bus to replace the taxi-carts which ferry pilgrims from the railway station to the nearby temple. Shankar, one of the cart drivers, wagers a bet that in three months time, his cart can outrace the bus to the temple. If he wins, the displaced workers will keep their jobs. The villagers at first shun Shankar, but then decide that they have nothing to lose in fighting the machines and they help Shankar build a road that will take six miles off the route to the temple. Unfortunately, Shankar and his best friend Krishan have fallen out over a girl and Krishan seeks revenge
Waqt : the race against time( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in Hindi and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three young brothers are separated in an earthquake. Several years later, they don't realize that the are related when one is murdered and the others become the defence lawyer and a witness for the prosecution at the trial for the murderer. This is a film about the factors of 'time' and fate in the human experience
Vishnu Puran : the greatest mythological [tale] ever told( Visual )

24 editions published in 2002 in Hindi and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vishnupuran is the story of Lord Vishnu, who fights against evil, and comes to earth time & again to maintain the balance between good & evil. Covers the stories of the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu the sustainer, namely, Matsya (horned fish), Kurma (Mighty turtle), Varaha (Fierce Boar), Narasimha (man-lion), Vamana (midget), Parasurama(angry sage), Rama (dutiful prince), Krishna (righteous cow herd), Buddha (compassionate sage) and Kalki (Messaih)
Nikah̄a = Nikaah( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 47 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
Dharmputra( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in Hindi and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adopted Hindu boy of Muslim parentage grows up learning to hate all Muslims, eventually including his birth parents. Will he learn of his true parentage? Will his hatred allow him to reconcile the religion of his birth with his upbringing?
Gumrah by B. R Chopra( Visual )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in Hindi and Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meena lives with her retired and widowed dad in picturesque Nainital. She has a sister, Kamla, married to a well-known barrister, Ashok, and two children, Pappu and Dolly. When Kamla comes for a visit, she finds out that Meena is in love with Rajendra, a painter and singer, who she approves of him, and would like to get them married. Before that could happen she has an accident and passes away, leaving the care of her children to Meena. Subsequently, their father arranges Meena's marriage with Ashok, fearing ill-treatment by another woman as the step-mother. Meena marries Ashok and goes to live in his palatial house in Bombay. After a year when they return to Nainital, a visibly upset Rajendra gets in touch with Meena and they rekindle their romance. When Meena gets back to Bombay, Rajendra follows her and they continue to meet in secret. Things gets complicated when Meena finds out that Rajendra is married to a woman named Leela, who also wants to blackmail her in order to keep her mouth shut. Angry at this betrayal at the hands of her lover, Meena has two ways out - continue to pay Leela for the rest of her life - or kill herself
Sadhna( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in Hindi and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A love story of a literature professor connected unknowingly to a professional prostitute for trying to honor his bedridden mother's desire that he marry
Chhoti si baat = Chotī sī bāta( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in Hindi and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An endearing, lovable, comedy about a young man who walks the rocky path of love because his heart is true but timid."--Container
Insaf ka tarazu( Visual )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in Hindi and Undetermined and held by 30 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
Dhool ka phool( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in Hindi and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of an illegitimate child born out of wedlock to Mahesh and Meena who is then abandoned. Found by a kind-hearted devout Muslim, Abdul Rashid, he is adopted, much to the chagrin of the Hindu and the Muslim communities. Abdul re-locates to the city, but is unable to shake the stigma of bringing up an illegitimate child. Meanwhile Mahesh has married another women and become a Magistrate. Meen also marries, a kind hearted lawyer. The three are thrown together when the boy is caught stealing
Kanoon( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in Hindi and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Judge Badri Prasad is seen committing a murder by his son in law to-be Kailash. However an innocent petty thief is arrested for the crime just because he happens to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. The trial is in the court of Judge Badri Prasad. Kailash, the public prosecutor, is dumb founded to see an innocent man being accused of a crime, which he had not committed. Kailash decides to defend this innocent man. Kailash is faced with the dilemma of knowing who the real murderer is, but cannot expose him. At the same time he must save the life of the petty thief that has been wrongly arrested for a murder he has not committed"--Container
Ittefaq = Ittefāka( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in Hindi and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dilip Roy is a painter by profession. One day his wife Sushma is displeased and snatches his paint brushes and Dilip grabs Sushma by the neck and chokes her to death. Sushma's sister, who witnesses this, calls the police, who arrive and arrest Dilip for murder. Dilip is produced before the courts, where he is sent for psychiatric evaluation. However, Dilip escapes from this institute and breaks into a house with a lone married woman, Rekha, in it. Dilip decides to hole up here for sometime. Meanwhile the police have been informed and they launch a manhunt. Dilip decides to remain in Rekha's house for sometime until the police leave the area. What Dilip does not know that the police are already aware of his presence, and there is a dead body of the woman's husband in this very house
Dhund( Visual )

10 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in Hindi and Undetermined and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A motorist, whose car breaks down at night on a lonely road, tries to get help at a nearby house, but discovers a dead man whose wife says she has just murdered her husband. The finger of suspicion points at the young widow and her former boyfriend but the killer is someone else
Pati patni aur woh by B. R Chopra( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in Hindi and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It should have been Paradise. A doting husband is happily married to a loving wife and they have one little son who is the naughty little apple of their eye. Except that when the husband is at work, Paradise becomes hell as he conveniently becomes an unhappy husband trapped in a loveless marriage to an invalid wife to whom he is duty bound. This is the sob story that he convincingly spins to make his sweet, pretty, innocent, young secretary fall in love with him. And so his life actually becomes paradise twice over -- happily married at home and blissfully in love in the office"--Container
The burning train( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in Hindi and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even though they grew up together, Randhir (Danny) plots revenge because he loses both his love Sheetal (Praveen Babi) and the job of chief designer of the super-fast train to Vinod (Vinod Khanna). A third friend named Ashok (Dharmendra) and his girlfriend Seema (Hema Malini) help to save the train from disaster
Aadmi aur insaan( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in Hindi and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a wealthy JK alias Jai Kishan befriends Munish Mehra from a middle-class background and assists him financially to get necessary qualifications as an engineer, and then hires him on one of his construction projects. Jai meets with and falls in love with Meena Khanna, daughter of a government official. Shortly after this, Jai finds out that Munish is also attracted to Meena, and is enraged. He subsequently fires Munish, and ensures that he will not get hired anywhere else. After several vain attempts to obtain employment, Munish gets hired by the government, and is assigned to investigate the collapse of a railway bridge. Munish finds out that Jai was directly responsible for this mishap as he used sub-standard materials. But when the time comes for Munish to make a full report, he declines, and the government has no alternative but to prosecute him in a court of law for taking bribes and destroying his report. And the main witness appearing against him is none other than Jai
Zameer, the fire within by Kamal( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in Hindi and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thakur Maharaj Singh was a man feared by all and his whole life centered around his horses, his young son Chimpu and his wife Rukmini. Man Singh and his gang of poachers once raid Thakur's farm to steal some of his prize horses, but Man Singh's young son gets killed by the unerring bullet from Thakur's gun. The poachers flee to their hide out, vowing to take revenge for the killing. Chimpu gets kidnapped on his third birthday and Thakur in a rage blames the servant Ram Singh and throws him out of the house. All efforts to trace the child go in vain but the parents continue to live in hope that one day they will get back their lost son. One day Ram Singh comes across Badal, a terrific rider and brings him to Thakur's house as the long lost Chimpu. The family easily accepts Badal blessed with all the qualities that Thakur expected his son to have. But just when Badal and Ram Singh think they'll be successful in their coup, a dramatic twist of fate occurs"--Container
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Alternative Names

Baldev Raj Chopra 1914-2008

Baldev Raj Chopra director de cine indio

Baldev Raj Chopra Indiaas filmproducent (1914-2008)

Baldev Raj Chopra Indian film director

Baldev Raj Chopra indischer Filmregisseur und -produzent

Baldev Raj Chopra réalisateur, scénariste et producteur indien (1914-2008)

Baldev Raj Chopra regista e produttore indiano

Chopra, B. R. 1914-2008

Chopra, Baldev Raj

Chopra Baldev Raj 1914-2008

Copaḏā, B. R. 1914-2008

Copaṛā, Bī. Āra 1914-2008

Б. Р. Чопра продюсер

Балдев Рай Чопра продюсер

بالدو راج چوپرا تهیه‌کننده، نویسنده، و کارگردان هندی

بی آر چوپڑہ

बलदेव राज चोपड़ा

बलदेव राज चोप्रा

বলদেব রাজ চোপড়া ভারতীয় চলচ্চিত্র পরিচালক

ਫਿਲਮ ਨਿਰਦੇਸ਼ਕ

ବଳଦେବ ରାଜ ଚୋପ୍ରା

Hindi (198)

English (4)

French (1)

Persian (1)

Tamil (1)