YOUR favourite Rohit Shetty film? VOTE!
'I am here to make movies. God willing, I will be able to do it.'
In the last ten years, Rohit Shetty has directed eight films and is ready with his ninth high-profile release, Chennai Express. Barring a couple, they've all hit jackpot at the box-office, poor reviews notwithstanding.
The 40-year-old started out his career as an assistant director to filmmakers like Kuku Kohli and Anees Bazmee in Ajay Devgn starrers like Phool Aur Kaante and Pyaar Toh Hona Hi Tha till he was confident of making his own with the same actor.
In 2003, the son of late villain and fight master Shetty debuted with Zameen, a hijack thriller and followed it up with a screwball comedy, Golmaal.
Golmaal's success spawned a a super hit, logic-defying franchise and, soon enough, the now invincible Shetty was declared Bollywood's hottest brand with audiences in his grip and superstars at his disposal.
Currently, his Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone entertainer is ready to hit the screens on August 9, here's a glimpse at what the filmmaker's resume looks like so far.
And you, dear readers, go ahead and vote for your FAVOURITE Rohit Shetty film at the end of the slide show.
Bol Bachchan (2012)
Shetty's blasphemous rehash of Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Golmaal culminated into Bol Bachchan.
So apart from the mandatory flying cars and exploding jeeps, there's Abhishek Bachchan getting back in Dostana mode to play the made-up twin while Ajay Devgn gives Sridevi's English Vinglish a run for its money with his wacky translations -- Necessity is the mother of Discovery Channel.
Over to Chennai Express!
Image: Movie poster of Bol Bachchan
Rohit Shetty takes a break from farce to deliver a solid, old-fashioned cop flick with a Hindi remake of Surya's Singham.
His favourite Devgn is more than than comfortable in its action-filled premise with a fabulous six-pack to go.
Image: Ajay Devgn in Singham
Golmaal 3 (2010)
Shetty recycles Basu Chatterjee's Khatta Meetha to milk the out-of-steam Golmaal franchise by infusing it with loud humour and scatterbrain logic, which as BO implies appeals to a broad audience.
Bottom-line: There will be Golmaal 4.
Image: Movie poster of Golmaal 3
All The Best (2009)
Inspired by the play Right Bed, Wrong Husband, Shetty continues his affair with humour in All The Best starring his staple Devgn along with Sanjay Dutt, Fardeen Khan and Bipasha Basu against the eternal confusion one stupid lie creates.
If one can look past the flashy splurge of colours on screen, a Rohit Shetty trademark, and puerile shticks, there's Johnny Lever redeeming this drag with his brand of comedy.
Image: Movie poster of All The Best
Golmaal Returns (2008)
The follow-up to Golmaal is bigger in scale and noise with its stock of muddled-identities, digs at Bollywood and soap-opera obsessed housewives.
But it's amusing to see Kareena Kapoor let her hair down in a character she's clearly having a ball with.
Read the review here.
Image: Movie poster of Golmaal Returns
In this remake of Telugu hit Anukokunda Oka Raju, Shetty ropes in Irrfan Khan and Ayesha Takia along with regulars Devgn and Warsi to direct a confused film undecided about whether it's a comedy or a suspense.
What works? Irrfan Khan in a short but scene-stealing role.
Image: Movie poster of Sunday
With Golmaal, about four college blokes seeking refuge in a blind couple's house, Shetty switched gears to comedy.
The pedestrian humour and constant inflow of laugh-evoking gags by comic talents like Arshad Warsi and Sharman Joshi keeps things fun through and through.
Image: Movie poster of Golmaal
The moderately successful Zameen revolves around a plane hijack by militants while also concentrating on the tense equation between an army man and a cop as they collaborate on a rescue mission.
Aside from the heavy dose of jingoism, both Devgn and Abhishek Bachchan garnered praise for their persuasive performances.
Image: Movie poster of Zameen