Vishal Bhardwaj is one of those directors who are beyond box-office performance. Despite no movie making moolah, Vishal has well concreted his position in the industry. It’s all about the film making excellence that is celebrated in his works. He is a power house of talent and a one-man army of his ventures. Vishal started his career as a composer and then delve in to film making. Today he is more popular as a film maker than composer. Given below are some of the excellent movies, those are scripted, directed, composed as well as produced by Vishal Bhardwaj.
After starting his career as a composer in 1995 through Abhay, Vishal tried his luck in film making for the first time in 2002 through Makdee. Starting from direction, production, composition, to script, everything was Vishal’s responsibility. Makdee bagged second prize at Chicago International Film Festival. Shweta Prasad bagged national award for best child artist.
After Makdee, Vishal made Maqbool in 2003, and handled everything of it, starting from direction, music composing, to script. The crime tragedy Maqbool is considered one of the finest films in Indian history. Starting from Tabu, Irrfan Khan, to Naseeruddin Shah, the film has some of the most powerful actors of the industry.
The Blue Umbrella:
Here this is another award winning children’s film that has been directed, written, produced, and composed (music) by Vishal Bhardwaj. It is here to mention that the movie has bagged national film award for best children’s film. The movie was released in 2005.
Kaminey is perhaps among the few Vishal Bhardwaj movies doing well at the box office. Needless is to talk about response as everyone knows Vishal Bhrdwaj’s movies are par excellence. Anyway, like all the above mentioned names, Vishal has directed, produced, composed the music, as well as written its script. Vishal was nominated for Filmfare Best Director and Best Music Director Award.
Haider is another Shahid Kapoor-Vishal Bhardwaj combo doing magic and gathering accolades. This movie is considered one of the finest films of the contemporary times. Praises showered at Shahid and Vishal for their works. Haider bagged National Film Award for best Screenplay, National Film Award for best music direction, and Vishal was nominated for Filmfare best director award.
This is yet another Vishal Bhardwaj movie in the list having Shahid Kapoor in lead. Along Shahid, the movie has Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut as well. Well, like many other Vishal Bhardwaj movie, Rangoon too bombed at box office despite gathering accolades. Like all the above films mentioned above, Vishal took responsibility of A to Z, starting from direction, production, music composing, to script for this movie.
Apart from all these, Vishal has shown such one-man army excellence in the movies like ‘7 Khoon Maaf’ and ‘Matru ki Bijli Ka Mandola’ as well. However, it’s a fact that these two movies are not considered qualitatively as excellent as of the above-mentioned Vishal Bhardwaj movies.
We wish the film maker keeps this good work going in future as well.