Imtiaz Ali, the best storyteller of this generation celebrates his birthday today

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Imtiaz Ali is the name that pops in our head when we think of Romantic Comedies in Indian Cinema. He is a true genius when it comes to the art of writing Love Stories and building up the character. On this special day, let’s look at the stories which changed the way see the world completely and forever.

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Highway: Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda (2014)

The film is a strong representation of love and haunting past in both of the lead characters in the film. A beautiful road travels through the end of which both the leads fall in love with each other. After the main release of the film, it was so much appreciated for everything, be it cinematography, storyline, character development every little thing.

Tamasha: Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone (2015)

Ved,  a boy who absolutely falls in love with the art of storytelling as a child, becomes a storyteller himself. Soon he meets Tara and eventually Tara fall in love with Ved as they somewhat sparked during the first meeting as both of them acts out certain characters. A perfect film which also covers the topic of Bipolar Disorder. The film couldn’t do much at the Box-Office but for us, it is still a masterpiece.

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To Don and Mona Darling, I grew up lovin' movies like Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Kuch Kuch Hota hai, I grew up reading different romantic books, have seen few romantic serials of kings and queens and then one fine day my dad took me for a movie 'Tamasha' where I met you people and realised that it's the details of a story that makes them unique. The outline is going to be the same. Heer-Ranjha, Laila-Majnu, Rahul-Anjali, Nick-Amy, Hazel-Augustus and so on, each one of them are having a unique love story and yet love makes it all so similar. Tamasha made me realise that your story is within you, in your heart- "kayar tu kisse darta hai, bata, bol apni kahaani kya hai tere dil ke andar" Tamasha made me realise that it is only you who can change how your story is going to end- "Pasand nai aayi ending. Koi baat nai badal denge. Humari apni kahaani hai" Thankyou Ved and Tara for being so raw and just like any one of us. Yours truly, A girl stuck in multiple stories. ________________________________________________ Tags – #shainasio #ranbirkapoor #deepikapadukone #vedtara #tamasha #bollywoodmovies #movies #theatre #drama #openletters #openletter #books #lovestory #quotesandsayings #letter #hindi #hindimovies #somethinginthewater #sleep #eidmubarak

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Jab We Met: Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor (2007)

Jab We Met is an Indian Romantic Comedy. The leads, Aditya and Geet, meet in a Train to Bhatinda. Later when Aditya gets down as he was extremely sad and did not know where he was going, Geet gets off of the train and chases him and eventually miss her train. To return to Bhatinda was the only goal and through everything they go together, they fell in love with each other and end up marrying each other.

Love Aaj Kal: Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone

Jai and Meera, a modern-day couple, live in London who does not believe in bringing each other down. They were living happily until one day Jai decides to follow his passion and take up his dream job but for this he had to leave Meera. He does this and soon he realizes that Meera is the Love of his life and he cannot live without her and he quits everything and goes to Meera. It was a huge hit as well.

Happy Birthday Imtiaz Ali, the best director, and storyteller of all time!

 

Published by Kriti Singh on 15 Jun 2019

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