VISHAL BHARDWAJ

  • IBNLive Movie Awards 2015: Nominees for Best Music Director March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: There have been several discussions and heated debates about the most deserving films in 2014. The past year saw an interesting blend of films that won commercial success and critical acclaim. So while the big films got bigger, several offbeat projects also found several takers. In the second...
  • Vishal Bhardwaj dedicates National Awards win to Kashmiri Pandits, Anupam Kher calls it 'fraudish' March 26, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, who has dedicated the five National Film Awards that his film 'Haider' has bagged, to Kashmiri Pandits, has left veteran actor Anupam Kher irked. 'Haider', based on William Shakespeare's play 'Hamlet', was set against the backdrop of insurgency of Kashmir. He was blamed for showing only one...
  • e Lounge: Winners of 62nd National Film Awards March 25, 2015

    In this episode of e Lounge meet the winners of 62nd National Film Awards. ...
  • Winning National Film Awards in five categories a big achievement: Vishal Bhardwaj March 25, 2015

    Bollywood director Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' won five awards at the 62nd National Film Awards. The director said, "We couldn't believe we got five awards. It's a big achievement. I didn't get awards in the popular category. I don't respect those Bollywood awards and only respect the national award." ...
  • 62nd National Film Awards: 'Haider' shines in healthy mix of Hindi, regional cinema March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: The jury of the 62nd National Film Awards on Tuesday announced a balanced list of winners from the Hindi and regional movie worlds, with Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' taking away a bouquet of five awards. Talents from Tamil and Bengali movies have been rightfully lauded too. 'Haider' - a modern-day...
  • 'Mary Kom' Priyanka congratulates king of 'Queen' Vikas Bahl March 25, 2015

    Mumbai: Joyous over the victory of her own film 'Mary Kom' at the 62nd National Film Awards, actress Priyanka Chopra has reached out to other winners like Vikas Bahl of 'Queen' and Vishal Bhardwaj of 'Haider' to congratulate them. "Yay! Kabhi Kisi ko itna Bhi mat Darao ki darr hi khatm...
  • We have got more than what we expected: Vishal Bhardwaj on National Awards March 25, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj is overwhelmed that his film 'Haider', which completed his Shakespearean trilogy, was named for the National Awards on Tuesday. He says the honours have exceeded the team's expectations. "We have got more than what we expected. We have got five awards and I am overwhelmed," Bhardwaj told...
  • Bookmark, save, listen: The award winning soundtrack of Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' March 24, 2015

    Vishal Bhardwaj's poignant film 'Haider' may have missed out awards in direction, acting and screenplay category at the just announced '62nd National Film Awards' but the film won major awards in music department. The film's composer (and director) Vishal Bhardwaj won Best Music and Sukhwinder Singh was awarded Best Playback...
  • Gulzar: I learn the nuances of this age by being in touch with Vishal Bharadwaj March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: From helming songs for Bimal Roy's film 'Bandini' to penning the Grammy-winning song 'Jai Ho,' poet-lyricist Gulzar says the seemingly effortless transition was made possible by director-composer Vishal Bhardwaj. The 80-year-old expresses his gratitude to Bhardwaj for helping him traverse the changes of generations and had been a major...
  • Vishal Bhardwaj: The Censor Board is behaving like Taliban; it should be chopped off March 21, 2015

    Mumbai: His unabashed use of abuses and rustic lingo in his films has always added to the power of his cinema. National Award winning filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj has reacted strongly to diktats on film content, saying that the Central Board of Film Certification is behaving like the Taliban and that...
  • Hrithik and I want to work for the longest time: Vishal Bhardwaj March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Vishal Bhardwaj says he and Hrithik Roshan have been planning to work together for a long time but things did not work out in the past. There is a strong buzz that the director and Hrithik are collaborating on a project to be produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. When asked...
  • My films are my style statement: Vishal Bhardwaj March 14, 2015

    New Delhi: National award-winning filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, who has helmed offbeat films like 'Omkara', 'Kaminey' and 'Haider', considers his films as his style statement which teleports cinema lovers to a whole new arena of the film with ease. The 49-year-old multi-talented filmmaker was here on Thursday to promote Blenders Pride Reserve...
  • Vishal has a soulful approach towards music: Rekha Bhardwaj February 28, 2015

    Mumbai: In her two decade old playback career, Rekha Bhardwaj has collaborated mostly with her director husband Vishal because she feels he understands music beautifully. Rekha, who started her Bollywood singing career with 'Chachi 420' where Vishal was the music director, said it is always a delight to work with him. "Vishal is...
  • Restoration and preservation of old films is like preservation of our culture: Gulzar February 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Praising Viacom18 and Film Heritage Foundation's initiative to save India's cinematic heritage, veteran writer-lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar says film restoration, which has been neglected for a long time in India, equals preservation of culture. "Handling old films, restoring them and preserving them is like preserving your culture," Gulzar said. The Film Heritage Foundation...
  • Imam removed after 'Haider' role; sends legal notice to Vishal Bhardwaj January 30, 2015

    Srinagar: An Imam, who appeared in a small role in Vishal Bhardwaj's Kashmir-set film 'Haider', has been sacked by the management committee of the mosque over a marriage scene. Ghulam Hassan Shah claimed he was tricked into performing the 'nikah' scene in the Bollywood film and has now sent a legal...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Vishal Bhardwaj not yet ready to give up on Shakespeare, may direct a comedy next based on bard's play January 22, 2015

    Jaipur: Even though Vishal Bhardwaj has made a trilogy based on Shakespeare's work already, the director doesn't mind making a few more films based on the bard's work. During a short chat up at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival, the filmmaker revealed that while he hasn't planned his next film yet,...
  • JLF 2015, Day 1, behind the scenes: Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna has a new catchphrase, Vishal Bhardwaj's unassuming ways January 22, 2015

    Jaipur: Most of the audiences at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival were really eager to connect with the authors and attend the erudite discussions taking place on several stages. But we spotted a horde of eager ladies, waiting in breathless excitement for the arrival of a certain celebrity chef. 'MasterChef...
  • Naseeruddin Shah, Vishal Bhardwaj, Waheeda Rehman to attend Jaipur Literature Festival January 6, 2015

    Jaipur: Bollywood bigwigs like Naseeruddin Shah, Vishal Bhardwaj, Waheeda Rehman and Javed Akhtar will be present at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival that will begin here Jan 21, said the organisers. These luminaries will gather to discuss the processes and challenges involved in adapting books into cinemas, the organisers said. There...
  • Rajkumar Hirani, Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl: The 6 master filmmakers of 2014 December 30, 2014

    As the saying commonly goes, 'the Director is the captain of the ship'. And as the captain, the director has to steer the ship (in this case, the film) in the right direction so the audience understands and gets entertained by his vision. Many a times, a director makes or breaks...
  • Kalki Koechlin: I'm a huge Vishal Bhardwaj fan and want to work with him November 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Kalki Koechlin, who has maintained a balance between art and commercial cinema, says she now wants to work with filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj. "I am a huge fan of Vishal and I want to work with him. His films are both commercial and offbeat. I think he is very talented,"...
  • Is Tabu working with Meghna Gulzar on a film based on the Aarushi Murder case? October 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Meghna Gulzar, who is directing a film based on Aarushi Muder case, has reportedly teamed up with Tabu again for the film. When asked to confirm the news, Meghna didn't deny the news, but said: "I am unable to comment on that right now. I am extremely sorry." Sources close...
  • Snapshot: 'Haider' wins People's Choice Award at Rome Film Festival October 26, 2014

    Rome: Actor Shahid Kapoor and filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj attended the screening of their latest venture 'Haider' at the 9th edition of Rome Film Festival, Italy. Bhardwaj's adaptation of 'Hamlet' won the People's Choice Award in Mondo Genere at the Rome Film Festival.While Shahid stopped to take pictures with his fans,...
  • Omar Abdullah denies complaining about 'Haider' to Vishal Bhardwaj, demands a retraction October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has denied a news article which claimed that he had complained against Vishal Bhardwaj's latest film 'Haider' which is based on militancy in the state. Abdullah, on his Twitter account stated that he hadn't watched the film yet and hence the point...
  • Haider, Harud, Shaurya: Films that depicted the grim reality of Kashmir October 8, 2014

    Vishal Bhardwaj's latest 'Haider' has once again brought to the fore the grim reality that exists in the picturesque Kashmir. Terrorism ridden, the beautiful valley has been subjected to wars, torture and destruction for years now. While the state provided the best locales for shooting films in the 1960s, over...
  • We know you love the word 'chutzpah' but probably you are pronouncing and using it wrong: Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' gives Indians a new obsession October 7, 2014

    Filmmaker Vishal Bharadwaj has given Indians a new word to love. His hero Haider, playing the titular role in Bhardwaj's violent adaption of Hamlet set in Jammu and Kashmir, uses the word 'chutzpah' often and with devastating cynicism to express his disenchantment and frustration with the militancy that cost his...
  • 10 hard-hitting dialogues from Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' October 4, 2014

    Movies have the power to leave an indelible impact on the minds of the viewers. They not only make us think, but also play an instrumental role in changing the way we think. And filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj does exactly the same with his projects. His films not only open up...