7 great Bollywood movies directed by Vishal Bhardwaj

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Vishal Bhardwaj, the ace filmmaker

Vishal Bhardwaj’s films have received as many as 8 National Film Awards. This talented filmmaker began his career as a director of the 2002 film Makdee. 

Haider (2014)

In this film, based on Shakespeare's Hamlet, Haider (Shahid Kapoor) is curious to know about his father’s disappearance in Kashmir. Haider won 5 National Awards, including Best Music Direction (Bhardwaj).

Omkara (2006)

This crime drama won 3 National Awards, including Best Supporting Actress (Konkona Sen Sharma). It is based on Shakespeare's tragedy Othello.

Maqbool (2003)

Based on Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, this film bagged Pankaj Kapur a National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor. Irrfan Khan plays Maqbool, a devoted chief of Pankaj Kapur's character Abba Ji.

Kaminey (2009)

Shahid Kapoor plays twin brothers in Vishal Bhardwaj's crime thriller, who have different personalities and speech impairments. Problems arise when the twin brothers enter the world of corruption.

Pataakha (2018)

This comedy-drama is based on the short story Do Behnein. Set in rural Rajasthan, the film centers on the turbulent relationship between two sisters, played by Radhika Madan and Sanya Malhotra.

Makdee (2002)

The main character of Vishal Bhardwaj's fantasy horror film is Chunni, a young child who has to outsmart a witch in order to save her twin sister.

The Blue Umbrella (2005)

A group of Japanese tourists gifts a blue umbrella to a child, Biniya. Things get problematic when a corrupt shopkeeper Nandkishore (Pankaj Kapur) uses tactics to get the umbrella.