5 Times when Madhur Bhandarkar shook society
Madhur Bhandarkar has never been afraid to showcase the realities of society. He has given us films that have brought to life the dark underbellies of the various worlds that exist in our country.
With his next film, Indu Sarkar the filmmaker is all set to highlight an important chapter in the history of Independent India, the Emergency under the rule of then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. As we prepare ourselves for shocking revelations, we take a look at 5 films from Madhur that have been an eye-opener for society.
The thought-provoking film highlighted the lives and plight of bar dancers. Through the stories of their lives, the film goes into dark territories of prostitution, crime and the underworld. A disturbing film that showcases a realistic and terrifying world.
It drew light upon the two-faced side of the media world. Page 3 takes a behind-the-scenes look at celebrity lifestyles through the eyes of a female entertainment journalist. It explores the power-play between the rich and famous and the media. It is also the story of three girls trying to make a decent living in an indecent society.
This is story of the rise and fall and phoenix like re-birth of India’s top supermodel. It is set against the glittering backdrop of the highly glamorous but fiercely ruthless world of haute couture fashion. Fashion draws attention to the harsh realities behind the lives of these fashionable models whom a lot of people aspire to be like.
Through this film, Madhur Bhandarkar shows us a world which we witness everyday yet fail to understand all that goes on behind it. Traffic Signal revolves around the huge and thriving begging industry in India along with the involvement of the crime and political mafia. Why do they beg? What do they do with the money? How much money do beggars make? The film tries to highlight several such shocking facts.
The world of cinema is always perceived one of fame and glamour, where everything is bright and shiny. But Heroine is a daring, shocking and scandalous portrayal of this world through the eyes of an actress. Heroine takes audiences on a surprising journey to see what really goes on behind the closed doors of make up rooms and vanity vans. It focuses on the highs of fame and lonely depths of failure.
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