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Priyadarshan Birthday: From Bhagam Bhag To Forbidden Love, Some Of The Best Movies Of The Director For Your Weekend Binge-Watching

Vatsal Thakore

January 29, 2021

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Padma Shri awardee Priyadarshan, the eminent director, turns 64 on 30 January 2021. And to celebrate his birthday here’s taking a quick look at some of his best works.

Priyadarshan, one of the most loved and acclaimed directors of India, is turning 64 on January 30, 2021. Through his films, he has given us some of the best entertainment and most memorable characters. The National Award-winning director has excelled at not only comedy films but also in tragedy, action, and thriller genres. He has made his place prominent in both Hindi and Malayalam film industries, while also having directed some films in Tamil and Telugu languages.

Priyadarshan’s style of directing comedy films is a unique one. He excels at making the characters memorable, so much so, that even the characters from films older than two decades are still loved by the masses. The characters and the moments from his films also stay alive on social media through memes. One such film that he directed was Bhagam Bhag. Starring Akshay Kumar, Govinda, Paresh Rawal, and Lara Dutta in the lead roles, the film garnered a lot of love and lately, a cult status.

Just like in Bhagam Bhag, Priyadarshan also is an expert in directing scenes that require comedy to arise from chaos. Bhagam Bhaag has many such scenes and the film is always a fun ride, no matter how many times you watch it. On Priyadarshan’s birthday, watch Bhagam Bhag on ZEE5.

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Not only comedy films, Priyadarshan’s action and thriller films are also just as good and loved. One such movie is Aakrosh, starring Akshaye Khanna, Ajay Devgn, Paresh Rawal, and Bipasha Basu in the leading roles. Aakrosh had some really intense scenes and the film did not fail to create an intriguing feel for the audience. You can watch Aakrosh on ZEE5.

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Priyadarshan has also been a prominent director in Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu film industries. In 2007, he directed a Tamil film, Kanchivaram, starring Prakash Raj and Shriya Reddy. The film was a tragedy and also explored the early days of communism in Independent India. The film had a nice theme and Priyadarshan’s direction made it shine even brighter. Kanchivaram film proved that Priyadarshan, the director well-known for comedy films, can also excel at directing a tragedy. He won the National Award for this film in 2007. You can watch Kanchivaram on ZEE5.

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Also Read: 5 Reasons why Priyadarshan’s ‘Anamika’ is an interesting movie to watch with your spouse on ZEE5!

Very recently, Priyadarshan made his digital debut in direction. In September 2020, an anthology of 4 short films premiered on ZEE5, titled ‘Forbidden Love’. One of these short films, titled Anamika, was directed by Priyadarshan. Starring Pooja Kumar in the title role, the short film explores the dilemmas involved in extramarital affairs. You can watch Forbidden Love on ZEE5.

Anamika Poster
Anamika Poster

Watch these works and more, of the director Priyadarshan, on ZEE5.

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