Ganesh Chaturthi in Bollywood

By Enkayaar, Glamsham Editorial

One would not know whether it is on account of the fact that the film city is located in Mumbai or otherwise, but the towering presence of Lord Ganeshji echoes in all walks of life in the world of filmdom, in the same manner or rather in a much more intensified manner in the world of filmdom, probably owing to the fact that at times interventions from the superpowers are required to make a killing at the box office. No wonder we have even distribution houses and production houses that take their names from various names attributed to the elephant God. After all Lord Ganesha is the icon that symbolized friendship, strength and is the helping hand in the times of distress and so it holds a high esteem in the film industry.

For the city of Mumbai, Ganesh Chaturthi (Festival) is its finest public exposition that a city could aspire for, where whole of city congregates in their own way to celebrate the coming home of the Lord Ganesha. The festival holds the same esteem in Mumbai as do the parades that happen in New York on their Independence Day or the Samba dances that dot the landscape of Brazil, because on the final day of immersion when it feels as if the whole of Mumbai has congregated at Juhu Beach and at Girgaon Chuapati.

While the influence of Lord Ganesha is profound in the world of cinema, the cinematic representation of Lord Ganesha is not that frequent as it ought to be in the world of Hindi cinema, though it needs to be underlined that in the Marathi cinema Lord Ganesha forms an integral part of cinematic exposition. As the festival unfolds from tomorrow and the city of Mumbai would be in a festive mood, it would be a perfect occasion to go down memory lane and list out some films where the festival has been given eminence:

AGNEEPATH: The latest version starring Hrithik Roshan had a complete song, or sort of an Aarti devoted to the lord and it was a major turning point for the film, incidentally the occasion of celebration of Ganesh Utsav in cinema has been chosen to give a point of departure to the story.

AGNEEPATH: In the original AGNEEPATH it was Big B who celebrated the coming of Lord Ganesha along with Mithun Chakravarty with the song- Ganpati apne gaon chale. Indeed, for the local Maharastrians who live in Mumbai to make a living, Ganesh Utsav is the occasion which they still like to celebrate at the native place, and so the song perhaps was a tribute to this ethos.

DON: If the Big B has done it then how would Shah Rukh Khan not do it! So, he also bowed in reverence to this God in the thriller, DON. Here it needs to be mentioned that in the world of Hindi cinema irrespective of religious feelings, this festival is celebrated by all and sundry and the family of Salman Khan is a shining example of celebrating this occasion. Farhan Akhtar using the metaphor in his film could also be his tribute to the city where he has grown up, and the same could have been the case with Shahrukh Khan as well.

WANTED: Salman Khan's super hit film WANTED had the famous song, Yaha Bhee hoga wahan bhee hoga, Mera hee jalwa, obviously his family has been celebrating the festival for years, so he is aware about the Jalwa of Lord Ganesha.

HUM PAANCH: After Mohammed Rafi sang the song, 'Deva ho Deva Ganpati Deva', for this modern version of Mahabharata in HUM PAANCH this song has become a signature song associated with the Ganeshotsav in all the pandals that are set up on the eve of this festival in Mumbai and across Maharashtra and other parts of the country.

ANKUSH: The street festivities and the romantic liaisons, as also the fights between various mandals during the time of festivity to assert the supremacy, a sine quo non of the festival in Mumbai was for the first time shown in stark reality by N Chandra in ANKUSH. He also subtly had pointed out how the occasion also is a platform for blossoming of various love affairs all across the city.

BAL GANESHA: It took quite a long time to make a movie underlining the relationship between Lord Ganesha and children, but when it did come out, it was a super hit and therefore was followed with a sequel as well.

Were Bal Gangadhar Tilak to be alive today, he may feel proud that the festival that he started as a symbol of protest against the British Raj and to unite people has now become a festival that identifies the ethos, the pulse, the buzz and the vibrancy of city called Mumbai.

More on bollywood at glamsham.com

Latest News

  • Kangana Ranaut Clears On Reports That She Deserved Awards That Priyanka Chopra Won
    Kangana Ranaut Clears On Reports That She Deserved Awards That Priyanka Chopra Won

    Kangana Ranaut, who recently bagged a National Award for her mind-blowing performance in director Vikas Bahl‘s most acknowledged film Queen, has got media’s undivided attention. Recently, it was reported that Kangana had said that the awards that were given to Priyanka Chopra for Mary Kom, were actually hers and were given to Priyanka because Kangana didn’t attend the award show! It was also reported that Kangana shares no equation with her Fashion co-star Priyanka whatsoever. During a recent …

  • Anushka Sharma Lashes Back Against Cyber Bullying
    Anushka Sharma Lashes Back Against Cyber Bullying

    Bollywood’s actress Anushka Sharma, who is currently dating Virat Kohli, faced a lot of criticism and bad comments from people all over the Internet for Team India’s defeat in the Cricket World Cup semifinals. The Internet bullying started as soon as Virat Kohli returned to pavilion. The video’s purpose is to take a stand against sexism and cyber bullying. The montage video is made of pictures of all the negative comments, harsh tweets and posts that were made by cricket “fans” and targeted …

  • Hot Or Not: Kangana Ranaut’s New Ramp Look
    Hot Or Not: Kangana Ranaut’s New Ramp Look

    Queen actress Kangana Ranaut is riding high on her success after getting second National award for Queen recently. There is no way to stop Kangana Ranaut from going high on success. Recently she walked the ramp as a showstopper for a leading fabric brand that she endorses. On the work front, Kangana Ranaut has her next movie Tanu Weds Manu Returns to be released soon this year. …

  • Katrina Kaif Unveils Her Wax Statue At Madame Tussauds
    Katrina Kaif Unveils Her Wax Statue At Madame Tussauds

    Bollywood’s diva Katrina Kaif unveiled her wax statue at Madame Tussauds in London on March 27. Katrina Kaif has become latest Indian celebrity to have a wax statue at Madame Tussauds. Katrina was joined by her sisters and brother during the unveiling of the statue in London. Madame Tussauds took to their official Twitter account to reveal Bang Bang actress Katrina Kaif‘s statue to the world. …

  • Snapped: Virat Kohli Holds Anushka Sharma’s Hand On Return From Australia
    Snapped: Virat Kohli Holds Anushka Sharma’s Hand On Return From Australia

    India’s most talked and not exactly most loved couple, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli have returned back home. Virat‘s girlfriend Anushka Sharma had to go through a lot the last few days. The actress became the target of everyone’s outrage for Virat‘s not up to the mark performance in the India VS Australia semi final World Cup Cricket. Anushka, who was there to support her partner and India like any other Cricket fan, got slammed by people all over the Internet for India’s loss. …

  • Deepika Padukone’s Interview On Mental Awareness Created A Buzz On Social Media
    Deepika Padukone’s Interview On Mental Awareness Created A Buzz On Social Media

    Deepika Padukone recently took up the cause of spreading mental awareness.Deepika did an intricate research on the matter. She collaborated with a team of doctors for research and has also up The Live Love Laugh Foundation’ to spread the word on mental health care. It got more than 50,000 views in no time and has been abuzz on social media platforms aswell.People have also been tweeting and commenting about the same.Also Read : Did Deepika Padukone And Irrfan Khan Colour Co-Ordinate At Piku …

  • Kangana Ranaut Reveals About Her Personal Conversation With Rekha
    Kangana Ranaut Reveals About Her Personal Conversation With Rekha

    Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut recently received her second National award for her brilliant performance in her film Queen. The actress is riding high with her success after receiving National award recently. Kangana hasn’t been attending award functions, and like always she didn’t even attend Filmfare award that happened last month. She had won the Filmfare Award 2015 for the Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in “Queen.” Not being at the award show she got her award hand …

  • James Bond Spectre Teaser Trailer Out
    James Bond Spectre Teaser Trailer Out

    The teaser trailer of James Bond‘s film Spectre is out. One and half minutes teaser let us have a glimpse at the upcoming 24th James Bond film and it really has got us all pumped up and excited! For the fourth time, we’ll see actor Daniel Craig playing the lead, 007 in the film. The film is directed by Sam Mendes, who returns as a director after Skyfall. The teaser trailer has a strong and dark feel to it. …

Yahoo Cricket

Video watch

Loading...