Madhur Bhandarkar is one director who has always brought forth the grim realities of life in his movies. The movies of this national award winning writer, director & producer have always struck a chord with the masses. From the streets of Mumbai to the glamour world of celebrities & models, Madhur has shown us the true picture of the society which is much harsher than our imagination. Here’s a list of the hard-hitting films of Madhur Bhandarkar that have left us shaken.
CHANDNI BAR starring Tabu & Atul Kulkarni in the lead depicts the gritty life of the Mumbai underworld, including prostitution, dance bars and gun crime. The way the film was portrayed was applaud worthy.
In PAGE 3, Madhur has exposed the Page 3 culture and media in the city of Mumbai contradictory to what was thought about the glamour world. The film featured Konkana Sen Sharma, Atul Kulkarni, Sandhya Mridhul, Tara Sharma, Boman Irani, Madan Jain, Kunika Lall & others.
Seeing the dazzling world of fashion, nobody could have thought about the hardship and the struggle involved behind achieving the fame. FASHION also explores feminism and female power in Indian fashion. The way Priyanka Chopra & Kangana Ranaut played the role of models is commendable!
Madhur won the National Award as the best director for TRAFFIC SIGNAL. This film is about the lives and travails of people living around traffic signals in Mumbai. The movie featured Konkana Sen Sharma, Kunal Khemu, Neetu Chandra, Ranvir Shorey.
CORPORATE was based around the power games between two industrialists. The film stars Bipasha Basu, Kay Kay Menon, Rajat Kapoor, Raj Babbar, Minissha Lamba, Sameer Dattani, Payal Rohatgi & others.
Revolving around the life of a once successful film actress whose career is on the decline, HEROINE featured Kareena Kapoor as the protagonist along with actors Arjun Rampal, Randeep Hooda and Rakesh Bapat.