Being a filmmaker wasn’t Meghna Gulzar’s first choice. She used to work as a freelance writer for a national newspaper, and at NFDC publication Cinema in India.
Now she finds her name the leading directors in Bollywood. From her directorial debut with Filhaal (2002) to making waves with Chhapaak (2020), Meghna Gulzar’s work has received widespread recognition.
The daughter of legendary lyricist Gulzar is currently working for her upcoming film Sam Bahadur. The film will be based on the life of field marshal Sam Manekshaw, with Vicky Kaushal personating him. Gulzar promises to do justice to the life and times of the brave field marshal, who led India to victory in the 1971 Indo-Pak war.
Here are some of the best Meghna Gulzar movies you must watch now:
This film marked Meghna Gulzar’s directorial debut in Bollywood. Starring Sushmita Sen, Tabu and Sanjay Suri in the lead roles, the film tells how a woman is totally devastated when she finds out that she can’t give birth. However, her best friend comes to her rescue and offers to become a surrogate mother for her child. The film was well-received and won the Zee Cine Award for best-supporting actress for Sushmita Sen.
Just Married (2007)
Just Married is a film that tells us how a couple tries to make things work after they are forced into an arranged marriage. Their awkward moments with each other is nicely closely looked at during their honeymoon in the film. The film has Esha Deol and Fardeen Khan in the lead roles.
The movie is based on the 2008 double murder of a teenage girl Aarushi Talwar and her house servant. The film showcased the CBI investigation of the case from three different angles. Irrfan Khan and Konkona Sen Sharma played the lead roles. Talwar went on to win the Best Adapted Screenplay Award and the Best Editing award.
This critically acclaimed spy thriller told the story of an Indian female spy who is married into a Pakistani household in order to gather information for national security purposes. The film is set against the backdrop of the Indo-Pak war of 1971. The film became one of the highest-grossing films of 2018 and won the Filmfare awards for Best Director, Best Film, Best Actress, among many others.
Chhapaak tells us the story of Laxmi Agarwal, an acid attack survivor. Deepika Padukone portrays Agarwal in the film and showcases her arduous journey towards getting justice. The film also had a positive impact as the Uttarakhand government came up with a new pension scheme for acid attack survivors.
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