Vishal Bhardwaj is considered one of the finest directors of this time. He entered the industry as a music composer in Gulzar's 'Maachis' and subsequently established himself as a prolific writer, composer, director and producer. On his 50th birthday IBNLive.com brings to you the movies directed by the 'Auteur' of modern Indian cinema: 'Makdee': Vishal Bhardwaj's directorial debut was a children's film which was highly appreciated by the critics worldwide. Starring Shabana Azmi, Makrand Deshpande, Shweta Prasad, Vijay Raaz and Alaap Mazgaonkar, the horror-thriller tells the story of a young girl in north India and an alleged witch in all mansion.
'Maqbool': Vishal's first Shakespearean adaptation, 'Maqbool', based on 'Macbeth' was an exceptional film in its own way. The film starring polished actors like Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapoor and Naseeruddin Shah, proved the metal of Bhardwaj in Bollywood
The Blue Umbrella': This was another children's film helmed by Vishal. Based on the story of Ruskin Bond, the film starred Pankaj Kapoor, and Shreya Sharma. The film won the National Film Award for Best Children's Film.
'Omkara'- Vishal Bhardwaj again ventured into the land of Shakespeare, to bring out another adaptation 'Omkara '. The film was an adaptation of 'Othello' and starred Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi and Saif Ali Khan in key roles.
'Kaminey'- The film which is said to have turned Shahid Kapoor's career was a major critical and commercial success. Set against the backdrop of Mumbai underworld, the film follows a rivalry between a pair of twins over the course of a single day. The film also strred Priyanka Chopra.
'7 Khoon Maaf': Priyanka Chopra's revolutionary performance and beautifully tied story of Ruskin Bond resulted in this masterpiece. Based on Bond's 'Susanna's Seven Husbands' the film brought home a lot of international fame and acclaim for Bhardwaj.
'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola': A political satire film starring Imran Khan, Anushka Sharma and Pankaj Kapoor was a film of different flavour, bringing out another dimension of Vishal's style of directing.
Haider': Noone adapts Shakesphere better that Bhardwaj in Indian context. 'Haider, an adaptation of 'Hamlet', was a major critical and commercial success, which again revived Shahid's career. This film won many international awards, establishing Vishal Bhardwaj as the face of different shade of Bollywood in an International space.