A good friend knows all your best stories.. A best friend
has made them into movies with you.
In an industry like the filmdom where ’friendship’ is a highly overrated word, there still exists some unbreakable bonds that has stood the test of time.
Some are contemporaries who keep aside their competition and just hang around and have the best time of their life. Some pitch in over coffee and make some awesome movies we have ever seen.
Some of these friendships even defined cinema as we see it.
Here’s a list of best known buddies of filmdom, who really set friendship goals to the rest of us.
Sameer Thahir - Anwar Rasheed - Amal Neerad -Shyju Khalid - Aashiq Abu
Nearly two decades of camaraderie and brotherhood, these sought after directors
of Malayalam film industry are alumni of Maharajas College, Ernakulam. Their
friendship from the college days had transcended over the years and brought all
of them together for the anthology movie 5 Sundarikal. Director Rajeev Ravi is
also part of the brigade, and he did cinematography for one of the films that
is part of 5 Sundarikal. All the directors are known to have worked with each
other, wielding camera, or directing for each other, and to think that they
have all dreamt together in the corridors and halls of the college makes a
truly beautiful imagery.
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Alphonse Putharen - Vijay Sethupathi - Bobby Simha - Rajesh Murugesan
They are the friends from Chennai Pattanam
who dreamt cinema and ultimately made it big in their own way. Putharen and
Murugesan did their film studies together and the others subsequently joined
the company. All of them come and go in each other’s movies. Their
collaboration can be seen in short films like Neram, The Angel and so on, which
are highly acclaimed. This is one powerhouse friendship.
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Siddique - Lal
Perhaps one of the most celebrated duos,
the films that they have made together had been phenomenal successes. They were
spotted by Faazil during their performance together, and hence had worked
together to make movies such as Ramji Rao Speaking, In Harihar Nagar, Godfather,
Vietnam Colony and Kabooliwala. They had split and after a
very long time they joined together for recent hit King Liar.
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Two powerhouses in their own streams, this actor-director duo has a friendship
that has witnessed fights and testing times, and has got back together again, like
all of us do with our own friends. They have worked together in innumerable
films, and created hits like Main Hoon Na, Om Shanti Om before a bitter fight.
Later they reconciled, and swore never to take their friendship for granted.
And the result? Another major hit Happy New Year.
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Alphonse Putharen - Nivin Pauly - Jude Anthany Joseph - Shabareesh - Siju -KrishnaSankar - Sharafudheen
Wait did we just list of the entire cast and crew of Premam?
Well we are not to blame, the movie Premam was born of their friendship and fun
they and together in the city Alwaye. The extended friendship spans over twelve
years. Almost all the supporting cast of Premam forms part of their
Alwaye-team, the places and incidents from their younger days. The movie is
almost like a memoir of their days and lives in the city. People who grew up
in the city will find the movie a treasure trove of memories.
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Mohanlal - Suresh Kumar - Priyadarshan
You have an actor, producer and director. What else do you need? This friendship that started from college days, still continues. Their collaboration in films started with Poochakoru Mookuthi, and they have all been together often in most of their films. Their friends circle includes others as well, like singer MG Sreekumar, producers Sanal Kumar and actors Mukesh, Jagadeesh, Maniyanpilla Raju and Ashok Kumar.
Rohit Shetty - Ajay Devgn
They have clocked almost 25 years of
friendship, and this is definitely a great thing in such a fickle place like
film industry. They have worked together for hits like Golmaal series, Bol Bachchan,
Singham and so on, and have also co-produced many movies. They have grown
closer so much, they consider each other family. With Rohit Shetty calling Ajay
his elder brother, this friendship is supposedly the most strongest in Bollywood.
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Their friendship came naturally through collaborations in movies. Geethu is an
actor-turned-director now, Manju has made a comeback and Samyuktha is on her
long break. All of them get is known to get together often and are seen
together in all social occasions. Now here’s a friendship that is not spoiled
by unnecessary competitions. This girl-gang also consists of others like Poornima
Indrajith, Sweta Menon and Bhavana.
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All of them from different walks of life, with one single motto- to realize their
These friends had often hung out at Arun Tea Centre at Nungambakkam, sipping masala chai and discussing their single passion for movies. They all have one more thing in common- all of them realized their dreams through short films at first and then moved into mainstream movies gradually. And all of them have become the big names in the industry now. Here’s to their friendship and never say die attitude.
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