The man who completely changed the game. He’s an artist who’s not afraid to experiment. His take on relationships have changed the dynamics of the regular run of the mill love stories.
His narration of stories have flashes of art in them. There’s humming poetry in all his films. His music never disappoints and In fact with each movie he digs in a little deeper in the minds of his characters.
Somewhere, somehow you relate to his characters in every film. You fall for them. Whether it’s Geet from Jab We Met, Ved Vardhan from Tamasha or Aditi Sahni for Socha Na Tha.
He’s charms the audience with his style of narrating stories, & his films have a repeat value, which is a very rare thing!
The more number of times you watch his films, the more you enjoy them…
Socha Na tha, came way back in 2005. He was launched in the industry by Sunny Deol…and Imtiaz had the task of launching Abhay Deol.
The film was a washout when it released, When it was out on Television/DVDs, people started to watch it, and they enjoyed it, & they were like why didn’t we see it in the theatres! It has gained a cult following since.
It has a different spin on how two people who meet in an arranged marriage set up, reject each other, get close to each other, and then decide they are better off their separate ways, only to get back with each other.
Too much drama? Well, but isn’t how the youth is now? The audience got exposed to situations happening in his film – situations closer to reality. The movie connected well with the youngsters, & its entertaining narrative connected universally.
Jab We Met, his second venture, was a surprise hit! There was no hype before the release, but the word of mouth was so so positive….It took the audiences to a whole different journey of madness with it’s lead characters. The film made us laugh, cry and made us strong enough to take our own decisions.
Imitaz Ali, certainly knows the true power of cinema. He blends logic & heart almost seamlessly in his films.
His big breakthrough though, was the hard hitting Rockstar. He completely evolved as a story teller, this film was more darker, the emotions were more raw, and the performance of it’s lead character took the film to another level.
The editing of the film was top notch, and the screenplay of the film was one of the biggest takeaways.
In Highway, we got to see the poetic side of Imtiaz Ali. This film was just Gorgeous. It was a visual delight with hard hitting performances.
Love Aaj Kal & Cocktail ( written by Mr. Ali), were so refreshingly good as romantic comedies! These films had such a unique twist in romance, that it automatically checks into your list of the best- feel- good -rom-coms.
But his best work till date, we feel is Tamasha. The movie released to mixed responses, It didn’t do great at the box office.
Somehow, people expected it to be as sparkly as how the Ranbir-Deepika jodi was in YJHD. It wasn’t. & thank god for that.
Because it was much much better. …
In this film, Imtiaz Ali, bears it all, no barrels held…..He narrates one of the most complex stories in the simplest fashion.
Tamasha as quoted by Imtiaz Ali himself:
“Tamasha has that kind of love which makes a normal person extraordinary, which makes a commoner an artist.”
“What ‘Tamasha’ is trying to say is that don’t be satisfied with the stories you hear around you, create your own myth, choose your own story. Sometimes in trying to belong, you lose your edge, you become blunt and you forget who you are unless someone comes to remind you, someone who has seen you at that time. It’s not that simple because it takes the undoing of entire life’s experience to get in touch with yourself and your wild energy.”
Today is you’re birthday! & we can’t thank you enough for enchanting us with your beautiful films.
We wish you all the love & luck..
Oh & yes…We c’ant wait for August 4th any longer!
We don’t think you’d like to miss our fav Imtiaz Ali Song: