Gone too quickly was the widespread sentiment as National Award-winning actor-director Nishikant Kamat breathed his final on Monday in Hyderabad. The 50-year-old loved vital in addition to business success together with his movies Mumbai Meri Jaan, Drishyam, Madaari, Force and Rocky Handsome, to call a couple of. Suffering from continual liver illness, Kamat was hospitalised since July 31.
Kamat entered the movie trade as an actor in 2004 with Hava Aney Dey. Another performing stint in Marathi movie Saatchya Aat Gharat, which he additionally penned, adopted. But it was his directional debut, Dombivali Fast, with which Kamat established his toes firmly within the movie trade. The R Madhavan-starrer received Kamat the National Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi in 2006. The story, stated to be loosely impressed by Hollywood film Falling Down, was made in Tamil as properly. It was named Evano Oruvan and whereas Kamat directed it, Madhavan starred in it.
Through his decade-and-a-half journey, Kamat dabbled in Marathi, Hindi and Tamil cinema. His debut directorial enterprise in Hindi, Mumbai Meri Jaan, which handled the aftermath of 2006 Mumbai prepare bombings, received three Filmfare Awards — Critics Award for Best Movie, Best Screenplay Award and Best Editing Award. It additionally received the National Film Award for Best Special Effects (2008).
The movie Force began a successful partnership between Kamat and John Abraham whereas Lai Bhaari in Marathi cemented his mettle as a director. It grew to become the highest-grossing Marathi movie ever at the moment, operating for greater than 100 days in Maharashtra.
Drishyam, a thriller with Ajay Devgn and Tabu within the main roles, received Kamat vital and business success. It was a remake of a Malayalam movie by the identical identify. Kamat shared in an interview that he had solely envisaged Tabu in a cop’s function, however when he narrated the script to the actress, she, having seen the Malayalam model, agreed immediately.
Love for thrillers
Rocky Handsome was one other motion thriller with John Abraham within the lead function. Thrillers, in actual fact, remained Kamat’s favorite style; his 404: Error Not Found was a psychological thriller through which he performed a professor with bipolar dysfunction. In Madaari, Irrfan Khan stepped into the footwear of the protagonist. A social thriller, this reasonably costly movie, regardless of being hailed as one among Irrfan’s finest, couldn’t woo the viewers. After that, Kamat was seen in Fugay (Marathi), Daddy, Julie 2 and Bhavesh Joshi as an actor.
Kamat took pleasure in his easy strategy and his associates outdoors the movie trade, who stood by him in his robust instances. He loved performing and was very strict as a director; he was the one who would follow his script!