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Gaurang Doshi: The man who has won four Limca Book Records


Not many people are aware of the fact that apart from being an extremely successful movie producer Gaurang Doshi dons another feather in his cap. Gaurang Doshi is the first man to hold four prestigious Limca Records in his name.

Gaurang Doshi wins four Limca Records:
He has received two Limca Records for his movie Aankhen. The movie was the first movie in India to be adapted in a computer game. The game was launched on 14 March 2002 at the IIFA press conference in a tie in with and IndiaFM (Now collectively called Bollywood Hungama).  The second record was given for receiving Hollywood filmmakers request to buy the movie rights for the movie Aankhen.

His third Limca record was awarded for the highest insurance cover which was of INR 30 crore for his movie Deewar. The Gaurang Doshi productions then got the fourth Limca record for shooting the first movie promo and then promoting it on various media channels for staggering 28 days even though the actual shoot of the film had not started at that time.

Gaurang Doshi and Gaurang Doshi Productions maiden venture - Aankhen
Gaurang Doshi productions highlight the passion of the famous movie producer. His hard work and dedication can be seen in the movies that he has produced so far. His maiden production venture, Aankhen, wooed the audiences and it got him well-earned fame and recognition. The movie was rated the best-rated thriller with its unique content. Gaurang Doshi productions were even approached by the international movie circuit for its movie rights. Aankhen worldwide premiere was held on 5 April 2002 in Malaysia at the IIFA Awards ceremony.
Did you know that this film had an alternate ending? Gaurang Doshi wanted his movie to be popular with both local as well as the overseas audience, and hence he decided to shoot two alternate endings. The Indian masses saw an ending where the antagonist goes to jail, and the protagonists find the precious jewels and start a new life. However, Gaurang Doshi felt that this ending would not work with the international audiences and therefore he shot another ending for overseas cinema goers where the antagonist bribes the jail authorities and comes out, he then finds the protagonists and then says a – “A dangerous game is about to begin.” Aankhen was probably the first movie in Bollywood with alternate endings.
Other movies by Gaurang Doshi Productions:
Gaurang Doshi Productions received several accolades for the film, and Aankhen was declared a hit at the Indian box office. The film earned INR 471.9 million, and it was the second-highest-grossing Bollywood film in the year 2002. The movie also opened to packed houses in South Africa where it earned $14,600 on the opening weekend, in spite of a limited release.
His next movies Deewar again showcased his vision and creativity to the audience. The compelling storylines and strong production have made this movie an instant success. In Deewar, he picked up the topic of our languishing prisoners of war. During the release of the movie, the topic of PoW and their conditions became a hot topic of discussion among many new channels, this is infact, what Gaurang Doshi had planned for. He wanted that people should not forget about the sacrifice our army makes for us. His movie inspired many to think and to remember the contributions of our armed personnel.
Gaurang Doshi Productions picks up a bold topic:
His next movie, Sandstorm or Bawandar, was based on the life of Bhanwari Devi, a gang rape survivor. The movie was made on an extremely sensitive issue, and it hit the right cords in the hearts of Indian masses.  Gaurang Doshi Productions told the story of Bhanwari Devi of how she has been struggling in her day to day life and how the NGOs and other institutions have just used her as a mannequin. The movie talks about casteist society and the problems of child marriage. The movie showcases a brave woman’s fight against unhelpful villagers, the corrupt judicial system, incompetent police force, indifferent relatives, etc. The movie highlighted the plight of Bhanwari Devi, and it also recognized her contributions towards raising the age of first-time mother in Rajasthan. The bold topic and the beautiful movie again won the hearts of several audiences. The movie also forced the authorities to re-think about various rules and behaviors that women have to face.
The movie won several awards like:

  • Audience Choice Award at the Bermuda International Film Festival in 2001
  • Political Film Society gave the USA (PFS) Award in Peace Category in 2004
  • Nandita Das won the best actress award at the Santa Monica Film Festival
  • Won Golden Dhow Zanzibar International Film Festival in 2001
  • V. Shantaramwon the Award in the Best Cinematography category in 2001

Gaurang Doshi Productions offers unique content:
Such bold topics which compel the audiences to think and leave an aftertaste in the cinema-goers mind need to be applauded. Limca Book of records has already recognized the mantle of Gaurang Doshi Productions and Gaurang Doshi. His passion for film-making and his storylines have captivated the minds of the youth. Indian cinema has often been accused of copying content and serving the old wine in a new bottle, Gaurang Doshi Productions comes in as a fresh breath of air which arouses people’s sensibilities.

In the coming years, Gaurang Doshi promises that Indian audiences will get to view many more blockbusters. It is believed that he has started to work on the sequel of Aankhen and is also lining up several other movies. The Indian audiences are waiting with bated breath for this talented producer to return to the foyer so that they can again enjoy the unique blend of the interesting storyline with entertainment. Gaurang Doshi is set to revive Gaurang Doshi Productions with a promising storyline and cast line up. His determination and innovation will surely help him reach new limits.

We wonder if he will try and set another Limca records with his next potential blockbusters? But we guess we would just have to wait and watch! But one thing is for sure that Sky is the limit for Gaurang Doshi and Gaurang Doshi Productions.

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