Imtiaz Ali, one of Bollywood’s top writer-directors, is celebrating his birthday today. Imtiyaz has written some of Bollywood’s most recognisable characters, winning Best Dialogue for Jab We Met and being nominated for Best Director numerous times.
He has directed many big-budget films since his debut in 2005, including Tamasha, Highway, Rockstar, and Jab Harry Met Sejal. He entered the film industry with the intention of becoming an actor, but instead became a director. Let us take a look at some of the most memorable personalities he has introduced to the big screen on the occasion of his birthday.
Jab We Met, Imtiaz’s first film as a director, was released in 2007. The film had Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor in the key roles. Kareena was featured in the role of Geet, a cheerful and lively young lady. Only love and emotional connection provide her with comfort and acceptance. She quickly established herself as a fan favourite.
Janardhan, often known as JJ or Jordan, was one of Imtiaz’s most complicated characters. The character became well-known for his suffering, and he was depicted as someone who suffers as a result of his vocation as a musician. His name conjures up images of heartbreak and desire in the minds of his fans.
Imtiaz Ali’s film Love Aaj Kal was released in 2009 and is one of his most stunning works. The film’s plot, which is conveyed in a mesmerising manner, is difficult to forget. Time can change circumstances, but not love, which is a pure emotion at its core, as shown in the film. While Jai prioritises his career and lifestyle over love and relationships, Veer is willing to lay down his life for the one he genuinely loves.
Highway is a narrative of Veera, who is stranded in a world where her family makes all of her decisions for her. After being kidnapped, her life abruptly changes. After being kidnapped, she is let free. As she travels the highways with her kidnappers, her obligations and social attachments are shattered.