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Birthday Special: A look at Imtiaz Ali’s best works from Jab We Met to Tamasha

Vaibhavi

Vaibhavi
Jun 17, 2021

Imtiaz Ali is one of the most popular filmmakers of today's generation. Carving magic with his movies, the writer-producer-director has won over fans, several times. With his unique style of storytelling, profound stories and mesmerising background score, his movies have become cult hits for this generation. Beautifully showcasing raw human emotions through his characters, audiences are instantly drawn to his films that are quite relatable. His unique take on the love and complexities of modern-day relationships is unmatched. Celebrating the powerhouse filmmaker, who gave us some of our favourite movies, here are some of Imtiaz Ali's best work that you can stream online:

1
Jab We Met
8.2OTTplay Rating
Giving us our favourite characters, the bubbly, outgoing Geet and the loner Aditya, Jab We Met is an unforgettable movie. Giving life lessons through his characters, Imtiaz spelt magic on the screen with this film. The blockbuster is the story of Aditya, a dejected businessman whose life takes a 180 degree turn when he meets Geet, who is polar opposite to him and their journey together as they navigate through life and love.
2
Rockstar
8.1OTTplay Rating
The heartbreaking story of an aspiring musician suffering for his craft and love, Rockstar is Imtiaz Ali's most intimate work. Capturing the raw emotions of a heartbroken lover, the story, the background score, the acting, everything just lands perfectly to give audiences a masterpiece. The charisma of the film is undying, turning Imtiaz into the ace filmmaker he is today.
3
Highway
7.8OTTplay Rating
The unique and touching story of a young girl who finally tastes freedom when she is kidnapped and the bond she develops with her kidnapper is an endearing watch. Touching issues of sexual abuse and the long-lasting impact it can have on a person's psyche, the movie is a beautifully curated masterpiece. With amazing scenic landscapes, coupled with a strong storyline, not falling in love with this movie is just off-limits.
4
Love Aaj Kal
7.2OTTplay Rating
Showcasing the parallel between love then and now, the movie presents a fresh perspective on modern-day relationships with such accuracy that it wins over your hearts. Teaching us the changing concepts of love with passing time, the movie managed to run parallel storylines with ease. An admirable work by Ali, the movie will fill your heart.
5
Tamasha
7.8OTTplay Rating
Capturing the depths of raw emotions, Tamasha is the story of two strangers who fall in love while on a trip to Corsica, only to be separated after some time. Revealing the story of a man with borderline personality disorder eventually walking on the path of self-discovery and its adverse impact on his love life, Tamasha is one of Imtiaz Ali's finest works. Endearing and emotional, the movie will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions.
6
Cocktail
6.4OTTplay Rating
The story of unexpected friendships and a complicated love triangle, Cocktail is entertaining and emotional. Facing their own troubles and shadows, Meera, Gautam and Veronica develop an unlikely friendship that goes through many ups and downs when both the women fall for the same guy. Portraying the intimate bonds of love, friendship and sacrifice, the movie will melt your heart.
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