Six movies that celebrate Gulzar – The legendary filmmaker

The Grammy and Academy Award winner, multifaceted Gulzar genius as a filmmaker, has awed fans all over the world. Scroll over to see some of the classic films by the genius himself.

Sampooran Singh Kalra or Gulzar as he is popularly known, has mesmerized us with his words for decades. He started his career as a director with the movie “Mere Apne” in 1971. His films often spoke of human relationships with many social issues. His way of using ‘flashbacks’ in the narration of the story, left an indelible mark in the viewer’s mind. Let’s have a look at some of the movies that spoke of his greatness as a filmmaker.

  1. Angoor

There can’t be an any better adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Error” than Angoor. Gulzar’s only stint with comedy had viewers in splits. Gulzar chalked out the character, including the lesser important characters with such finesse that it surprised everyone. If you are looking for a comedy without any slapstick humour well, this film is for you.

  1. Parichay:

Inspired by Hollywood musical “The Sound of Music”, Parichay delves into the subject of children and broken family with such sensitivity that it captivates you from the start till end. This Jeetendra and Jaya Bachchan starrer is a must-watch.

  1. Aandhi

Though the story was a political drama, said to be inspired by the life of the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. But Gulzar’s narration entangled with themes of feminism makes this film ahead of its time.

  1. Koshish

Perhaps the most iconic movie ever made on the sensitive topic of specially-abled. The struggles of a deaf and mute couple (played brilliantly by Jaya Bachchan and Sanjeev Kumar) to fit in the society. For those who have not seen this classic, where have you been?

  1. Ijaazat

The most poignant and realistic movie about love, marriage, Ijaazat is a story of flawed characters. Gulzar tries to give us a perspective of each character without any judgements. Watch this one for the out of the world dialogues and brilliant storytelling. Who can forget the timeless “Mera Kuch Samaan”?

  1. Khushboo

Gulzar dealt effectively with the theme of child marriage and its evils in a simple yet powerful way. Hema Malini’s character Kusum is a strong and intelligent woman who doesn’t sacrifice her dignity and self-pride for the sake of love. Gulzar’s handling of women emotions makes this one unforgettable.

Nobody can pen down the sheer vastness of his epoch-making films. His movies have enthralled viewers and will continue to do so in years to come.

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