Our Bollywood directors are highly appreciated for their brilliant contribution in Hindi Cinema but are equally mocked when they disappoint our audiences with utmost grace. Here are some of the directors whose films have touched our hearts and sometimes disappointed us to the core.
Ashutosh Gowariker, is supremely appreciated for his film, Lagaan (2001), which was critically ac-claimed and was the third Indian film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. On the other hand, his 2009 release, “What’s Your Raashee?” bagged Priyanka Chopra a record in the Guinness Book Of World Records for playing 12 different characters in one film, but the audience was left in a shock and excess boredom for 3 hours and 40 minutes where the movie did not serve the expectations of the people.
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is best known for writing and directing Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) which received an overwhelming response from the critics as well as the audiences. Farhan Akhtar portraying Milkha Singh was a treat to the audiences who were left in awe watching the kind of ef-forts put in the film.
Rakeysh’s next release, Mirzya (2016), was a big news when announced since Harshavardhan Kapoor (Anil Kapoor’s son) and the Kingfisher girl, Sayami Kher were to be intro-duced, but the film was horrible disaster at the box office and the story didn’t engage the audience as expected.
Abhishek Kapoor’s “Kai Po Che” (2013), was based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel, ‘The 3 Mistakes of my Life.’ Kai Po Che had a world premiere at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival where it was the first ever Indian film to feature in the World Panorama section. Abhishek had admitted that the leading actors did not want to be a part of the film earlier, however later agreeing to terms, their talent was best extracted by the director.
Abhishek’s next release, Fitoor, based on Charles Dickens’ novel Great Expectations did not create a buzz among the audience since its inception. The fact that veteran actress Rekha opted out during the course of the film created a big mess for the director. Actress Tabu was then roped in who was the only saving grace in the film. Katrina Kaif and Aditya Roy Kapur did not meet the expectations of the audiences.
Although Vishal Bharadwaj is popularly known for catering films in the genre of Drama, the audience was extremely disappointed with his 2013 release, “Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola.” The film had nothing appealing apart from its title track which managed to create a buzz for a while. The film couldn’t appeal a large audience and was considered underwhelming.
However, Vishal’s Indi-an crime-dramatic film, Haider (2014), which is an adaptation of William Shakesphere’s Hamlet, was largely appreciated by the critics as well as the audiences. It was the first Indian film to win the People’s Choice Award at the Rome Film Festival along with several National Awards. Vishal has claimed that it was the political turmoil and 25 years of tragedy of Kashmir that compelled him to make Haider.
Vikas Bahl’s film, Queen (2014) is highly appreciated by its audiences who have witnessed commendable acting by Kangana Ranaut and outstanding direction of Vikas Bahl. The film was shot in the span of 45 days with a crew of 25 people working on foreign locations. Inspite of the film having a very low budget, and hassles that encompassed phases where the film had to be stopped shooting, the movie earned applauds from its audiences and also won two National awards.
Certain scenes of the film are entrenched in everyone’s hearts creating a benchmark for many films to come. On he other hand, Vikas Bahl’s “Shaandaar” proved to be completely opposite to its title. The film was a big turn-off for its audiences. The story was extremely boring which left the audience in a jiffy as to what was happening.
Sometimes these directors deliver masterpieces, but other times…