Big stars, massive budgets, breezy soundtrack and the promise of a great time is director Siddharth Anand’s specialty.
High on international locales and fancy styling, his entertainers exude the A to Z of glamour: A formulation the film-maker holds steadfastly because the starting of his profession.
Born within the larger-than-life world of films, spectacle comes naturally to the 44-year-old.
Siddharth’s grandfather Inder Raj Anand wrote classics like CID, Anari, Sangam and Ek Duuje Ke Liye.
His uncle Tinnu Anand is a well known actor and director of movies like Kaalia and Shahenshah, of which the latter was produced by his dad, Bittoo Anand.
Lacking curiosity in teachers, the Narsee Monjee alumna began out helping Rahul Rawail in Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi adopted by Kunal Kohli in Mujhse Dosti Karoge, later co-writing his Hum Tum (on whose units he ran into future spouse and stylist Mamta) made beneath the Yash Raj Films banner.
Of the seven movies he is helmed, 5 of them belong to Aditya Chopra’s manufacturing home.
As their newest star-studded collaboration Pathaan starring Shah Rukh Khan, John Abraham and Deepika Padukone readies for launch right this moment, Sukanya Verma gives a lowdown on every thing Siddharth has directed to date.
Salaam Namaste (2005)
Though it takes ample inspiration from Nine Months, Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta’s frothy chemistry about live-in romances set in Melbourne had the viewers and their dils going mmm in pleasure.
In his directorial debut, Siddharth displayed a eager ear for catchy music in addition to a aptitude for city wit, stylish imagery and nearly sufficient emotion.
Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007)
Siddharth’s sophomore effort set in NYC, a couple of racing driver’s rise and fall of fortunes and household struggles might by no means get better from apparent comparisons to Russell Crowe’s Cinderella Man, the hideous hairstyles sported by its leads or youngster characters known as Princess and Champ.
Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008)
Borrowing an concept from Bill Murray’s Broken Flowers
Three love tales starring Bipasha Basu, Deepika Padukone, Minissha Lamba — set in Switzerland, India, Australia and bits of Italy and Greece — highlighted Siddharth’s confidence and ambition.
Originally, a fourth romantic observe with Katrina Kaif was deliberate, however scrapped final minute fearing prolonged operating time.
Anjaana Anjaani (2010)
Priyanka Chopra and Ranbir Kapoor play handsome NRIs going by a tough time and heartache, an issue they plan to resolve by ticking off every thing on their bucket listing earlier than ending their lives in Siddharth Anand’s problematic rom-com boasting of critically groovy music.
Bang Bang! (2014)
Best recognized for his rom-coms till then, the official remake of the Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz action-romance, Knight and Day started Siddharth’s ascent on the earth of daredevil stunts and jaw-dropping thrills.
It did not harm that Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif’s steamy camaraderie and globetrotting classes offers loads of eye sweet and distraction from an in any other case inane plot.
Besides drooling at a brilliant gorgeous Hrithik Roshan with good cause, War‘s epic-scale espionage masala modelled alongside the Mission Impossible franchise, throws up some high-octane motion and dance-offs between the desi Greek God and his final fanboy, Tiger Shroff.
The spy fervour (and universe) resumes in Pathaan, which marks Shah Rukh Khan’s full-fledged return after 2018’s Zero.
Donning the motion hero mantle alongside Deepika Padukone’s feisty femme fatale and John Abraham’s beefy antagonist, SRK goals to please his followers and box-office alike.
And if record-breaking advance reserving and rumours a couple of sure Tiger’s look are any indication, Siddharth Anand higher begin engaged on one other large-scale sequel.