Mahesh Bhatt has given some of the best art-house as well as commercial films to the film industry. His unique treatments to his stories and focused approach have made him be one of the most recognisable directors in the country. Here is a list of some of the best films made by the director.
Arth is a 1982 drama film that is co-written and directed by Mahesh Bhatt. The film features Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil in lead roles. The film was a super hit at the box office. It revolves around the life of an actor who indulges in a post-marital affair. The soundtrack of the film gained major popularity at that time. The film was made in a very tight budget and collected good numbers at the box office.
Naam was the first commercial mainstream film by Mahesh Bhatt and was written by legendary writer Salim Khan. The 1986 crime-thriller was one of the highest-grossing films in that year. It is seen as a milestone in Mahesh Bhatt's career. It is also considered to be a turning point in Sanjay Dutt’s career.
The 1991 romantic-comedy film was a box office success. It features Aamir Khan and Pooja Bhatt in leading roles. The film gained a lot of popularity at the time of its release due to a fresh storyline. It was produced by Gulshan Kumar.
Zakhm was the last directorial by Mahesh Bhatt. He took a leave from the director’s chair and worked as a writer and producer later on. The film fetched Ajay Devgn his first National Award for the Best Actor. Zakhm was critically and commercially acclaimed at the box office and was also considered as one of the best films on National Integration.
Mahesh Bhatt will be soon making his directorial comeback after 20 years with Sadak 2. The film features Sanjay Dutt, Pooja Bhatt, Gulshan Grover, Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapoor in leading roles. It is produced under the banner of Vishesh Films and is a sequel to his 1991 film Sadak.
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