12 Films That Depict The Fascinating Lives Of Artists Like Rockstar And Rang Rasiya

The upcoming show ‘The Married Woman’ will be having an interesting arc highlighting ‘art and artists’. Ahead of its release, here’s taking a look at some stories that perfectly captured the journey of artists.

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March 9, 2021

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Many artists dedicate their whole lives to the love of their art. They often go to an unimaginable level to test their love for the craft and suffer it all alone. This is something that makes an artist’s life very extraordinary and inspiring. This particular aspect has fascinated many writers and hence we have many fictionalized stories revolving around art and artists. Similarly ZEE5’s upcoming show The Married Woman has an interesting arc revolving around an artist Peeplika (Monica Dogra) who helps our protagonist Astha (Ridhi Dogra) in her journey of self-discovery.

The trailer of the show is receiving great response from the fans as well as critics. Art will be a metaphorical or spiritual part of the story of The Married Woman. And there have been many such stories where we have seen the obsession, admiration, and dedication of oneself towards the art. So, ahead of The Married Woman’s release, here’s taking a look at some exceptional movies and shows that celebrated artists.

Rockstar

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Directed by Imtiaz Ali, Rockstar follows the journey of Janardan aka Jordan (Ranbir Kapoor) from scratch to becoming controversial yet loved Rockstar. The film essays the story of his conflicted personal and professional life. While he’s on the verge to lose the love of his life, he finds himself at the peak of his career which has ultimately made him sell himself to the music companies.

Dealing with this dilemma, chaos ensues in Jordan’s life. And what follows next is an epic story of an artist’s rise and fall told by Imtiaz Ali very efficiently.

Mee Raqsam

Mee Raqsam
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Mee Raqsam beautifully captures the nuances and spirituality of the Indian classical dance form Bharatnatyam. The story revolves around a Muslim girl Mariam who desires to learn Bharatnatyam which leaves her conservative family and community shocked. The film further follows the journey of her struggles to achieve mastery in her art. The film features Aditi Subedi and Danish Hussain in the lead roles.

Tamasha

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Another Imtiaz Ali epic revolves around the hardships of an artist. The film follows the story of Ved (Ranbir Kapoor) who lives a normal and monotonous routine just like every individual. However, when he meets Tara (Deepika Padukone), his life changes for good as she mirrors him with his true-self. The film perfectly explores the dual nature of an artist’s life.

Natrang

Natrang
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Ravi Jadhav’s Marathi film Natrang is the story of a young performing artist named Guna who takes up the role of a eunuch for local plays. Due to which his life turns topsy-turvy and people treat him as an outcast. However, going against all the odds, Guna masters himself in the art of performing and becomes a renowned actor in the Marathi theatre industry.

Atkan Chatkan

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A heartwarming tale of friendship and music that revolves around a 12-year-old boy who sets on a journey to become a successful percussionist. The film is partially inspired by a true story and tells an extraordinary story of young friends for whom music is everything. They overcome every hurdle coming their way just to enjoy the little nuances of music. The film makes you relive your own dreams as it transcends into the mind and heart of the viewers.

Rahenge Sada Gardish Mein Taare

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Loosely based on the legendary star couple Guru Dutt and Geeta Dutt, the play Rahenge Sada Gardish Mein Taare revolves around the story of a married couple. Dev Dutt is a successful filmmaker and Bhavana is a noted singer who mostly sings in her husband’s films. The play further explores the complication and egos that seeps into their relationship.

Ghoomketu

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An aspiring writer Ghoomketu (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) travels to Mumbai to try his luck in Hindi Cinema. The film essays the reality of the glamour industry in a rather comical way. Filled with many exceptional cameos, the film has its crucial points where it makes you realize the hardships of an artist’s life. However, made as a comedy, the film is more of an entertaining flick.

London Dreams

London Dreams
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Featuring Ajay Devgn and Salman Khan in the lead roles, London Dreams highlighted insecurities in an artist’s life. The film follows the story of Arjun(Devgn), a renowned band musician in London who gets bound by insecurities when his best friend Mannu (Khan) becomes an overnight sensation. The film has some high-pitched performances which would definitely be a treat for you.

Banjo

Banjo
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A small banjo group hailing from the slums of Mumbai gets a life-time opportunity when Christina, a US-based musician becomes their guiding light. The film focuses on how family responsibilities and background have a great impact on an artist’s life. The film is filled with many fun moments and also has a serious outlook nearing the climax.

Mera Naam Joker 

Mera Naam Joker
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A heart-warming story of a common young man named Raju (Raj Kapoor) whose dual life essays two different sides. While on the one side he struggles with the hardships of leading a life in a metro, as a clown he tries his best to make the audience laugh. This classic has many essential plot points which will make you laugh, cry, and love this epic tale of an artist’s misery.

Shakalaka Boom Boom

Shakalaka Boom Boom
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A ‘clash of egos ‘ is something that every artist goes through at least once in their life. Taking this as the crux, the 2007 film Shakalaka Boom Boom shows the clash of two musicians named AJ and Reggie. The film depicts many instances which explain how far one can go when his popularity is threatened by another artist. A must-watch if you love music-oriented dramas.

Rang Rasiya

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Ketan Mehta’s directorial Rang Rasiya is a biopic based on the life of Raja Ravi Varma and his passion for art. The film gives you a deep insight into his tragic yet inspiring life story. This biographical story is a perfect blend of art, drama, and emotions. Featuring Randeep Hooda, Nandana Sen, and Paresh Rawal in the lead, the film is a must-watch.

So that was the list of some interesting flicks that celebrated the stories of artists.

Meanwhile, stay tuned to ZEE5 for more interesting content and stories.

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