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From Tabu in 'Haider' to Kareena Kapoor in 'Omkara': Why feminists love Vishal Bhardwaj

Movies | IBNLive Movies | August 4, 2014, 9:52 am
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 On Vishal Bhardwaj's 48th birthday, we take a look at his films through his intriguing leading ladies.
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On Vishal Bhardwaj's 48th birthday, we take a look at his films through his intriguing leading ladies.

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 <b>'Haider':</b> Bhardwaj's upcoming film is set in the tumultuous region of Kashmir. Based on Shakespeare's 'Hamlet', the film features Tabu and Shraddha Kapoor as female protagonists.
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'Haider': Bhardwaj's upcoming film is set in the tumultuous region of Kashmir. Based on Shakespeare's 'Hamlet', the film features Tabu and Shraddha Kapoor as female protagonists.

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 <b>'Makdee':</b> Vishal Bhardwaj's chose a children's film to make his debut as a director and completely transforms Shabana Azmi to an extend that she is unrecognizable.
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'Makdee': Vishal Bhardwaj's chose a children's film to make his debut as a director and completely transforms Shabana Azmi to an extend that she is unrecognizable.

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[caption id=<img class="size-full wp-image-946930" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/vgal04-aug4_220 .jpg" alt="'Omkara': The film also had Konkona Sen Sharma playing a village woman. The look was basic but Konkona looked absolutely convincing the dutiful, simple, endearing Indu. " /> 'Omkara': The film also had Konkona Sen Sharma playing a village woman. The look was basic but Konkona looked absolutely convincing the dutiful, simple, endearing Indu. [/caption]" title="[caption id="attachment_946930"]<img class="size-full wp-image-946930" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/vgal04-aug4_220 .jpg" alt="'Omkara': The film also had Konkona Sen Sharma playing a village woman. The look was basic but Konkona looked absolutely convincing the dutiful, simple, endearing Indu. " /> 'Omkara': The film also had Konkona Sen Sharma playing a village woman. The look was basic but Konkona looked absolutely convincing the dutiful, simple, endearing Indu. [/caption]">
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[caption id="attachment_946930"]<img class="size-full wp-image-946930" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/vgal04-aug4_220 .jpg" alt="'Omkara': The film also had Konkona Sen Sharma playing a village woman. The look was basic but Konkona looked absolutely convincing the dutiful, simple, endearing Indu. " /> 'Omkara': The film also had Konkona Sen Sharma playing a village woman. The look was basic but Konkona looked absolutely convincing the dutiful, simple, endearing Indu. [/caption]

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 <b>'Maqbool':</b>Tabu played Nimmi, a mistress to a underworld don, who is secretly in love with don's right hand man. The look was simple and she mostly stuck to white chikankari indian outfits.
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'Maqbool':Tabu played Nimmi, a mistress to a underworld don, who is secretly in love with don's right hand man. The look was simple and she mostly stuck to white chikankari indian outfits.

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 <b>'Omkara':</b> Kareena Kapoor had never looked so divine before. As the love interest of the main protagonist in 'Omkara', Kareena donned the simple small town girl's look. From the beautiful salwar kameezes, to the kohl eyes, to the long tresses, Kareena looked simple yet elegant.
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'Omkara': Kareena Kapoor had never looked so divine before. As the love interest of the main protagonist in 'Omkara', Kareena donned the simple small town girl's look. From the beautiful salwar kameezes, to the kohl eyes, to the long tresses, Kareena looked simple yet elegant.

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[caption id=<img class="size-full wp-image-946933" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/vgal09-aug4_220 .jpg" alt="'7 Khoon Maaf': Priyanka pulled an ace with her amazing performance in '7 Khoon Maaf'. The film was dark and Priyanka's character had varied shades and narrated the story of Susanna and her seven husbands. " /> '7 Khoon Maaf': Priyanka pulled an ace with her amazing performance in '7 Khoon Maaf'. The film was dark and Priyanka's character had varied shades and narrated the story of Susanna and her seven husbands. [/caption]" title="[caption id="attachment_946933"]<img class="size-full wp-image-946933" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/vgal09-aug4_220 .jpg" alt="'7 Khoon Maaf': Priyanka pulled an ace with her amazing performance in '7 Khoon Maaf'. The film was dark and Priyanka's character had varied shades and narrated the story of Susanna and her seven husbands. " /> '7 Khoon Maaf': Priyanka pulled an ace with her amazing performance in '7 Khoon Maaf'. The film was dark and Priyanka's character had varied shades and narrated the story of Susanna and her seven husbands. [/caption]">
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[caption id="attachment_946933"]<img class="size-full wp-image-946933" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/vgal09-aug4_220 .jpg" alt="'7 Khoon Maaf': Priyanka pulled an ace with her amazing performance in '7 Khoon Maaf'. The film was dark and Priyanka's character had varied shades and narrated the story of Susanna and her seven husbands. " /> '7 Khoon Maaf': Priyanka pulled an ace with her amazing performance in '7 Khoon Maaf'. The film was dark and Priyanka's character had varied shades and narrated the story of Susanna and her seven husbands. [/caption]

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 <b>'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola':</b> Vishal Bhardwaj's film 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola' had Anushka Sharma sporting a desi-meets-grunge look. The actress sports some quirky tattoos, wears lehengas, has blue highlights in her hair.
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'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola': Vishal Bhardwaj's film 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola' had Anushka Sharma sporting a desi-meets-grunge look. The actress sports some quirky tattoos, wears lehengas, has blue highlights in her hair.

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 <b>'Dedh Ishqiya':</b> The film had two powerful women, Madhuri Dixit and Huma Qureshi with shades of grey.
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'Dedh Ishqiya': The film had two powerful women, Madhuri Dixit and Huma Qureshi with shades of grey.

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 <b>'Omkara':</b>Bipasha Basu as the dancer Billo provided the oomph factor in 'Omkara'. Her look was diametrically opposite from what the other two leading ladies looked in the film. Having lost weight, Bipasha looked a million bucks in the 'Bidi Jalaile' song.
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'Omkara':Bipasha Basu as the dancer Billo provided the oomph factor in 'Omkara'. Her look was diametrically opposite from what the other two leading ladies looked in the film. Having lost weight, Bipasha looked a million bucks in the 'Bidi Jalaile' song.

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 <b>'The Blue Umbrella':</b> A little girl called Shreya Sharma played Biniya in 'Chhatri Chor' and held her fort against a veteran like Pankaj Kapur. Set in Himachal Pradesh, the story was of Biniya and her blue umbrella.
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'The Blue Umbrella': A little girl called Shreya Sharma played Biniya in 'Chhatri Chor' and held her fort against a veteran like Pankaj Kapur. Set in Himachal Pradesh, the story was of Biniya and her blue umbrella.

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 <b>'Kaminey':</b> Priyanka Chopra played the adventurous marathi mulgi Sweety in 'Kaminey' who was ready to fight her family for her love. We loved her girl-next-door avatar in the film.
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'Kaminey': Priyanka Chopra played the adventurous marathi mulgi Sweety in 'Kaminey' who was ready to fight her family for her love. We loved her girl-next-door avatar in the film.

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[caption id=<img class="size-full wp-image-946939" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/vgal08-aug4_220 .jpg" alt="'Ishqiya': Vishal Bhardwaj did not direct 'Ishqiya' but wrote and produced the film and changed the way widows were presented in films. The talented Vidya Balan played a widow who had negative shades to her character. " /> 'Ishqiya': Vishal Bhardwaj did not direct 'Ishqiya' but wrote and produced the film and changed the way widows were presented in films. The talented Vidya Balan played a widow who had negative shades to her character. [/caption]" title="[caption id="attachment_946939"]<img class="size-full wp-image-946939" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/vgal08-aug4_220 .jpg" alt="'Ishqiya': Vishal Bhardwaj did not direct 'Ishqiya' but wrote and produced the film and changed the way widows were presented in films. The talented Vidya Balan played a widow who had negative shades to her character. " /> 'Ishqiya': Vishal Bhardwaj did not direct 'Ishqiya' but wrote and produced the film and changed the way widows were presented in films. The talented Vidya Balan played a widow who had negative shades to her character. [/caption]">
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[caption id="attachment_946939"]<img class="size-full wp-image-946939" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/vgal08-aug4_220 .jpg" alt="'Ishqiya': Vishal Bhardwaj did not direct 'Ishqiya' but wrote and produced the film and changed the way widows were presented in films. The talented Vidya Balan played a widow who had negative shades to her character. " /> 'Ishqiya': Vishal Bhardwaj did not direct 'Ishqiya' but wrote and produced the film and changed the way widows were presented in films. The talented Vidya Balan played a widow who had negative shades to her character. [/caption]

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