From Filhaal to Just Married, 5 Classic Films directed by Meghna Gulzar

Classic Films Directed by Meghna Gulzar that our generation should watch

A classic movie lover always looks for content that can satiate their creative soul. In the era of remakes, we actually crave for the original. Be it songs or films, it has become hard to find fresh content, especially in mainstream cinema.  But that doesn’t mean good work has not been done. When we talk about classic films, how can we forget Meghna Gulzar, a woman who has done an incredible job in Bollywood?  She has directed some of the best films. From Filhaal to Just Married, here is a list of classic films directed by Meghna Gulzar that you should definitely watch!  You can thank us later for our suggestions.

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1.Just Married

Directed by Meghna Gulzar, the film starred Esha Doel and Fardeen Khan in lead roles. It is a beautiful love story that begins after the marriage.  The film was released in the year 2007. If you haven’t watched the film, you should definitely watch it.  It is the story of Abhay and Ritika who are forced to enter into an arranged marriage. Slowly they become friends and their love story begins. But it wasn’t that easy for the two of them. Beautiful dialogues and refreshing chemistry between Fardeen Khan and Esha Doel makes the film a must-watch. The film is available on Amazon Prime.

2. Filhaal

Another classic film directed by Meghna Gulzar was Filhaal that was released in the year 2002. The cast of the film had incredible women of the industry. The film starred Tabu and Sushmita Sen in pivotal roles. The film explored the idea of being a surrogate mother. The film was released in the early 2000s and the subject was quite refreshing. Filled with a plethora of emotions, Filhaal is a film that every movie buff should watch. If you are someone who prefers content over everything else, then you should watch this classic film directed by Meghna Gulzar. Watch it on Youtube. 


3. Talvar  

She got her due credit after the release of  Talvar. She directed the critically acclaimed film Talvar in the year 2015, which earned her the Best Director Nominations despite underperforming at the box office. Talvar was based on a 2008 Noida double murder case involving a teenage girl and her family servant. The film was internationally released as Guilty.  The film was highly appreciated by the critics. Watch it on Disney Hotstar. 

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4. Raazi

Raazi gave Meghna her due credit. One of the highest-grossing films of the year 2018, Raazi won everyone’s heart. The film was loved by critics as well as the fans of Ali Bhatt. Vicky Kaushal too proved his mettle and went on to become one of the most loved actors of Bollywood. The story of the film kept people at the edge of their seat. Almost everyone has watched this film if you haven’t, watch it right away! You can watch it on Amazon Prime.

 5. Chhapaak

In the year 2020, Meghna Gulzar touched on a topic that others would have not dared to touch. Starring Deepika Padukone in the lead role, Chhapaak touched the life story of an acid attack survivor, who didn’t give up. It is a story of hope, courage, and an attitude of not giving up. They garnered a lot of love from critics. It was indeed a brave attempt to show the heinous crimes happening against women in our country. It is a story that needs to be heard. You can watch it on Disney Hotstar.

Meghna Gulzar is a writer, director and producer. Over the years, she has done some incredible work.  We love her for her unconventional choices.  If you haven’t watched any of the films in the list above, watch them! You can thank us later for making your lockdown bearable.

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Parul Srivastava

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