Gulzar one of the greatest lyricists and writers of Bollywood cinema. With respect, people called him Gulzar Sahab. He started his Bollywood career in 1963 with Film Bandini. In this film S D Burman was the music director. He wrote a few songs from the film which becomes very popular. Later he also used to write dialogues of the film. Anand was one of the most popular fil for which Gulzar Sahab wrote dialogues. Later he started direction also. Mere Apne was his first film which he directed. It was commercially as well critically a hit film. Later he made Meera, Parichay, and Aandhi. All these films were critically appreciated.
In the 1980s he made popular serial Ghalib. Naseeruddin Shah played a lead role in the serial and Jagjit Singh gave the music. The serial became very popular. Gulzar Sahab won 5 National Awards, 21 Filmfare Awards, Dadasaheb Phalke award as well Padma Bhushan. He wrote many short stories and poetry. He also translated Rabindranath Tagore’s work in Hindi. Hu Tu Tu was the last movie he directed.
Movies which shows the brilliance of Gulzar Sahab direction
Gulzar directed Aandhi in 1975. It was a political drama starring Sanjeev Kumar and Suchitra Sen. Film pundits said that film revolves around the story of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Film faced a lot of problems because of its plot. But the story and direction so good that later even politicians appreciated this film. Sanjeev Kumar won the best actor Filmfare Award for this film. It is a classic film that shows his brilliance.
Story of Angoor revolves around Shakespeare’s famous play The Comedy Of Errors. Gulzar Sahab directed this film in 1982 starring Sanjeev Kumar and Deven Verma. They both had a double role in the film. It was the first film directed by Gulzar Sahab which has comedy Genre. The film became a cult because of its timing and beautiful direction.
Machis was again a political thriller film directed and written by Gulzar Sahab. This film came in 1996. Vishal Bhardwaj gave music. Om Puri and Tabu had done justice with their roles. The film revolves around the story of terrorists. Also, the song Chappa Chappa charka became very popular. Film appreciated for its story and direction.