“Taqdeerein badal jaati hai, zamana badal jaata hai, mulkon ki taarikh badal jaati hai, Shahenshah badal jaate hai…
Magar is badalti hui duniya mein mohabbat jis insaan ka daaman thaam leti hai, woh insaan nahi badalta…”
“Destinies change, eras change, countries change, Kings change…
However, in this changing world if love holds on to someone, then that person does not change…”
Any Bollywood movie buff will recognise this epic line from the film Mughal-e-Azam. One of the 4 men responsible for this historic dialogue is Kamal Amrohi.
Syed Amir Haider Kamal Naqvi, popularly known as Kamal Amrohi was an Indian film director and screenwriter, known for his Hindi films such as Mahal (1949), Pakeezah (1972) and Razia Sultan (1983). He established Kamal Pictures (Mahal Films) in 1953 and Kamal Amrohi Studios a.k.a Kamalistan Studio in Bombay in 1958.
Spread over 15 acres, Kamal Amrohi Studios is located in Jogeshwari East, off Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR) in Mumbai. Over the years, films like Razia Sultan (1983) – Kamal Amrohi's last film as a director, Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Kaalia (1981), Khalnayak (1993), Koyla (1997), and recently Dabangg 2 (2012) among many others have been shot here. Apart from films, television shows are also shot at the complex.
With the growing demand of venues in the wedding industry, Kamal Amrohi Studios has become one of the most sought after wedding venues in the vicinity. The sprawling lawns are attached to a lavish banquet hall to meet various wedding-related requirements. It also has a professional team of decorators on-board who use an array of accessories to decorate the venue.