Gulzar is one of the most renowned screenwriters of the Hindi film industry. Gulzar`s writings emanate through the travails of human mind and reflect the delicate nuances of human existence, which otherwise goes unnoticed.
As a screen writer Gulzar introduced a sensitive and lyrical writing to films. His screen play was a far cry from the aggressive dialogues of violent films that were churned out in the 1970s and 80s.
Born as Sampooran Singh, Gulzar came to Delhi after the partition and joined Bimal Roy Productions in 1961. After his success as a lyricist in Bandini (1963) he became a full-time assistant of noted director Bimal Roy. His writing skills came to the notice of upcoming directors like Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Asit sen, who decided to have him as their screen writer for their next ventures.
In 1971, Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Gulzar teamed up for the movie Anand (1971). This landmark movie is remembered today not only for its story line and string performances but also for its touching screenplay which left an indelible impression in the minds of the audience.
After this came Guddi (1971). From the strong philosophical screen play of Anand, Gulzar veneered off to writing a screen play based on the dreams and fantasies of the young minds. This experiment of his caught the fancy of the audience as well. The young and the old alike were enraptured by the powerful dialogues of the movies.
Movies like Bawarchi (1972), and Namak Haraam (1973) for Mukherjee; and Do Dooni Char (1968), Khamoshi (1969), and Safar (1970) for Asit Sen bear testimony to Gulzar`s ability as a screen writer above excellence.
Needless to say Gulzar`s screenplay for movies directed by him had the same magical effect on the minds of the audience. His directorial debut with Mere Apne was well received by both the critics and masses. Emboldened by the response he went on to write the screenplay and even direct movies like Parichay (1972), and Koshish (1972). These were followed by highly acclaimed films like Mausam (1975), Angoor (1982), Namkeen (1982), and the classic film Aandhi (1975).
Some other films where Gulzar excelled as a film writer include Achanak (1973), Khushboo (1975), and Kinara (1977). He has also written screenplays for popular films like Masoom (1983) and Rudaali (1993).
As a screen writer, Gulzar has carved out a niche for himself in the Hindi film industry.
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