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Nishikant Kamat dies at 50: his Bollywood journey as an actor and director

August 18th, 2020 | by vBollywood Author
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2020 is a very dark year, especially for the Bollywood industry. Various leading movie stars have already bid adieu to us and now the news of the unfortunate demise of ace director Nishikant Kamat is making the headline. Leaving a massive void in Bollywood, the talented personality behind the movies like Drishyam and Irrfan Khan’s Madaari died at the age of 50, at AIG hospitals, Gachibowli, Hyderabad. Nishikant was said to be diagnosed with Chronic Liver Disease and other secondary infections.

Earlier today, it was said that Nishant was still alive and on ventilators. Filmmaker Milap Zaveri and Bollywood actor Ritesh Deshmukh took Twitter to inform the fans and friends about the same but later on Housefull actor posted a condolence post for his friend Nishikant and said, ‘I will miss you, my friend’.

Nishikant has contributed in Bollywood with some of his best work. The filmmaker has not only worked on Hindi cinemas but also for Marathi and Tamil films. Let’s have a look at his journey in the world of movie-making. Nishikant has had a very special place of theatre and acting in his start. Although much has not been disclosed about his early life, it has been said that it was during his college days at Mumbai’s Ramnarain Ruia College, he released his true passion for theatre and rose to prominence.

Nishkant made his acting debut in Bollywood with a drama film written and directed by Partho Sen-Gupta named ‘Hava Aney Dey’. Along with his acting carrier, he also tried his hands on writing but eventually, he realised that direction could be his area of excellence. He debuted in the world of direction through a Marathi film Dombivali Fast, he proved his virtue. The movie earned him accolades in Marathi cinema, as it went on to become the biggest Marathi film of the year. He also remade his movie, in Tamil with R. Madhavan in the lead as Evano Oruvan, which gained appreciation from the critics.

He had establishing himself as a Marathi director, he then entered Bollywood once again, but this time as a director. His film ‘Mumbai Meri Jaan’ released in 2008, which was based on 2006 Mumbai Bombings was highly applauded by the fans as well as critics. Movies like Force, Rocky Handsome, Lai Baari and more had their fair share of ups and downs but Ajay Devgan and Tabu starrer Drishyam turned out to be one of the best movies in Bollywood.

Drishyam was a suspense drama film that has thrilling twists and turns. The movie was directed so well that most of the people forgot that it’s a remake and relished it as a fresh movie. Nishikant had a lot of experience for thriller movies. He also directed Irrfan Khan’s social thriller Madaari, which did not do wonders on the box-office but was appreciated by the critics.

Along with directing some memorable movies, Nishikant has also starred in many Bollywood and well as movies in other languages. He was seen in a negative role in John Abraham’s Rocky Handsome. Nishikant also starred in Arjun Rampal’s Daddy and recently in Julie 2.

Nishikant will be missed, looking at the movies he has directed, it would be right to say that he had a promising career and Bollywood has lost one more gem today. May his soul rest in peace.

Photo courtesy: www.facebook.com/Filmfare/

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