Mumbai: There is not even an iota of doubt that Vishal Bharadwaj is one of the most celebrated filmmakers of Indian cinema. Be it ‘Maqbool’ or ‘Haider’, the Director has proved his mettle time and again.
His unique story-telling technique feeds the appetite of today’s fast growing ‘serious movie’ buffs dwelling in our society.
Bharadwaj may have made a niche for himself in Bollywood but his success is largely critical in nature. Also the fact that his original screenplays fail to shine at the Box Office or strike a chord with his patrons is something that’s rather baffling.
From ‘Matru Ki Bijlee ka Mandola’ to the recently-released ‘Rangoon’, the Director has disappointed his audience and even failed to make decent money every time he has come up with his own script. Despite top-notch actors and highly convincing sets, Vishal's stories lack that charm one would expect from someone who has rendered masterpieces like 'Haider' and 'Maqbool'.
Not that we are questioning his talent but is he a good story teller, or is he a good borrower?...