Bollywood famous screenwriters Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar will be brought to the screen in a documentary produced by their children Salman Khan, Farhan Akhtar, and Zoya Akhtar.
Titled as ‘Angry Young Men’ will be directed by Namrata Rao. The title of the documentary refers to the angry young man hero-type the duo created in the 70s, which became a cinematic representation of the era and also gave birth to Amitabh Bachchan’s stardom.
The documentary will be produced as a joint venture under three banners — Salman Khan’s Salman Khan Films; Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment; and Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti’s Tiger Baby Films.
“The project will capture the magic of the era that Salim-Javed, together created,” read a statement from the producers. Known as Salim-Javed, the duo revolutionised Indian cinema in the 1970s, with their films like Zanjeer, Sholay, and Deewar, which spoke to the masses.
They are credited for reinventing the Bollywood blockbuster format through their films, playing to the gallery and chronicling their times’ angst. Salim-Javed was also noted for being the first Indian screenwriters to achieve star status.