Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Larger Than Life On-Screen Drama
An ace filmmaker, director, producer, screenwriter-- a man who dons many creative hats and the founder of the production house Bhansali Productions needs no formal introduction. Today we bring to you some of the greatest stories of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, that have inspired thousands of creative artists to build a niche of their own in Indian Cinema:
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
A romantic drama musical film, it stars Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Ajay Devgn in the lead. The plot revolves around a man and his newly wedded wife and how she confesses her love for someone else, to him. The stunning screenplay inclusive of the Gujarati costumes, including ancient architecture of forts and havelis is truly admirable.
Based on the epic story of Devdas, Paro and Chandramukhi, the movie is an adaptation of the novel by the same name. The intense portrayal of the subtle nuances of two lovers abandoning each other only to realise how deeply they love each other is truly heart-touching.
The poignant portrayal of a girl named Michelle who loses her sight and ability to hear at the very young age of 2 years. Her encounter with a teacher changes the course of her life for the better. The screenplay hits it out of the park, with Amitabh Bachchan as the bold and undeterred Debraj Sahai making his way into the audience’s hearts and Rani Mukerji as Michelle, her character deeply inspired by Helen Keller.
A historical romance drama, starring the dynamic and powerful real-life couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. The portrayal of Mastani by the former in the stellar direction of Sanjay Leela Bhansali brings out a myriad of heartening emotions and expressions in the character.
An off-beat romantic film that does complete justice to the topic at hand, euthanasia. Stunning performances by the much-loved onscreen pair Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The movie ends on an endearing note leaving the audience with many thoughts to ponder on.
Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela
A tragic romance drama movie, the story revolves around two lovers who belong to families who are at odds with each other. What ensues further is sheer madness as the two try and elope but fail to really escape from their families. Though the movie ends on a tragic note, this stellar story brought a great fresh perspective on the portrayal of true and intense romance in Bollywood.
A period drama that touches upon the story of the evil minded Sultan Allaudin Khilji and his ill intentions to loot a Rajput kingdom, while eyeing the ‘prize’ which, according to him, is the beautiful and brave Rani Padmavati. How she rouses up an entire kingdom in her lead is truly inspiring to watch. The movie garnered great reviews for its visuals, and cinematography.
Watch these stellar movies by the ace Sanjay Leela Bhansali, for a dose of good drama and an out of the world visual and emotional experience.