Is Vinod Khanna A Challenge for Amitabh Bachchan – Mayapuri (1978)
Yakuza | November 10, 2009, 9:06 AM | 8 comments | 0 views

The first Hindi film weekly magazine of India – Mayapuri since 1974. 




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  1. Yakuza

    Yeah, Its not readable, let me give you some idea :

    Article is about credentials of some big Hits of Amitabh – Vinod khanna combo like “Hera Pheri” , “Amar Akbar Anthony” , “Parvarish” , “Muqaddar Ka sikandar” etc. Vinod Khanna refused to work with Amitabh when he saw all credits went to amitabh. So this article is about if Vinod can become any challenge to amitabh if he do solo movies. There is reference of Vinod upcoming projects like “Daku Jawan” , “Qurbani”, “lahoo ke do raang”, “Meera” and B.R. Chopra’s Next. These movies were referred to as some projects which can be Huge Hits without amitabh and can be Vinod khanna’s solo success. Article is about this challenge of Vinod khanna to amitabh.

    However we all know what happen thereafter: apart from Qurbani all other bombed (BR chopra’s next might be “Burning train” which was also boxoffice Dud).

  2. Caulfield

    Interesting article. Can you upload a readable print???

    BTW, from where do you find these rare articles?

  3. NyKavi

    And after all those bombs, Vinod Khanna apni poonch chupa kar Rajneeshpuram mein sama gaye. He just wasnt man enough to deal with the Man of the Moment, ie BigB.
    All such articles used to be written by press in those days, because of the pressban from Amitabh. Since they had no words from his own mouth to write about, they mouthed words such as the above. Its amazing that Amitabh never gave interviews for 7years between 1976-1983, the peak period of his reign. Fans had no access to his views/thoughts, the only view they had was of him on screen.
    Aajkal koi bhi aise kar hi nahi sakta, what with all the marketing that goes into movies.

  4. shaktikapoorfan

    So difficult believe that I have witnessed transition from Mayapuri, Filmi Duniya to today’s blogs. Stars, their power, rat race for No. 1 position and gossips remain same.

    I still remember this issue of Mayapuri, That time I was 6 Yr old and my dad used to collect magazines. He had a 1969 Dharmendra’s Satyakam’s Screen poster in his collection till his death. I used to walk 3-4 kms just to purchase Screen issue every friday. It continued right till Internet arrived in India :)

  5. Veer Doga

    Yeah i remember buying Screen,Mayapuri etc at railway stations and Bus stops whenever i had chance.

  6. Yakuza

    Yes, Doga/Shakti i was also having same nostalgic experience for Filmi magazines, MAYAPURI was first magazine who publish box-office report in last page of magazine and generally they publish percentage of business done in different cities and you will wonder that IBOS figures of old movies tally with Mayapuri percentages atleast, IBOS is crap now for their reporting but their old movies database is very strong and unmatchable, i will publish some sample scans here of some box-office reports of Mayapuri of 70’s, 80’s, 90’s movies, guys these are exactly same as IBOS figures.


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