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Bandook scores where LOC fails



Joginder... his own films, his own audiences.

AT A time when films have been regularly crashing at the box office, the success of "Bindiya aur Bandook-II" has not come as a surprise to Joginder, the actor-producer-director of the movie, popularly known as Ranga Khush, who boldly ventured to release his film against "LOC-Kargil". While "LOC" was released with much hype and publicity, Joginder dared to release his film without any publicity. The film may be small - two hours and 20 minutes - compared to the four-hour-plus duration of "LOC" but all the shows of "Bindiya aur Bandook" in the initial days were houseful. And the fans literally began dancing when the song of this movie, `Mein Hoon Botal Band Sharab' came on the screen.

Although Joginder has been making films for over 30 years now, not many people know about him the reason being, the movies that he made were not part of the `mainstream' cinema and his kind of films generally catered to a particular section of people. But Joginder has no plans to come into the mainstream cinema yet, his first priority, according to him, are the "audiences of jhuggie-jhopdy". After all he has gained success and fame because of them only.

Joginder has to his credit many a hit film including "Chattane", "Fauji" and "Ranga Khush". The first part of "Bindiya aur Bandook" was released way back in 1973 alongside Raj Khosla's "Kacche Dhaage", and his movie was a huge hit compared to "Kacche Dhaage". And now with the success of "Bindiya aur Bandook-II", Joginder feels it is a case of history repeating itself.

His forthcoming movies include "Son of Dracula", "Khoon Do Azadi Lo", and "Mr. and Mrs. Dracula".

Joginder along with Yash Ahuja and Pradeep Kapil have established JPS Films and Academy and according to them it will be the very such academy of its kind in India, which will hone the skills and talents of the trainees. The deserving candidates will be a provided an opportunity to act in their movies. Joginder plans to make make three or four movies per year to entertain the masses.

He has ambitions beyond movies too. He might try his hand in politics. With elections round the corner perhaps it is the right time now for him to strike big.

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