Vishal Bhardwaj is the name to reckon with these days in Hindi cinema. His movies are always successful but there is an uncannily similarity in the the place where the movie is set up or the characters in the movie , most of them are Brahmins and that too from the state of Uttar Pradesh may be because he is also from there. Be it be the Omkara of Omkara , Guduu of kaminey or the Krishna Verma of Ishqiya

One feels that he is on a quest to make Brahmins of Uttar Pradesh to be cool though many could argue that these have been just the recent movies where his characters have been such, but in reality wherever his role was as director he has always done so.

His recent movie kaminey touches upon the migration issue in India which is very sensitive where a boy from Uttar Pradesh brahmin family marries a marathi girl and all hell breaks lose and his twin brother is into earning money the wrong way.

Then comes his movie Omkara which has been a smashing success , it was again focused on the the Brahmin character where the main protagonist is Half Brahmin and not to mention the film is based in Bhardwaj’s homeland Uttar Pradesh.

Then his latest release Ishqiya deals with another brahmin protagonist but this time it was a female and she is searching for her “dead ” husband but has two lovers for her who are Muslims. Probably Mr Bhardwaj was trying to do always with the “Brahmin chauvinism ” where his characters were male and they got away doing almost everything. His wife rekha Bhardwaj too is an exceptional singer and provides deeply melodious songs for his movies varying from naina and beedi in omkara. Her voice is classic and the singing style very spiritual, the recent song in movie Raavan name “ranjha ranjha” is also sung by her.

Certainly when you have got everything in your house ranging from writer to director to composer to singer to producer you can make movie as per your choice which is a done deal but one would  feel that an able director and writer like Vishal Bhardwaj must not confine himself  and his characters to certain communities or regions.

The following are his movies list :

2011 Saat Khoon Maaf Director
2010 Ishqiya Composer, Writer, Producer
2009 Kaminey Composer, Director Nominated Star Screen Award For Best Director & Star Screen Award For Best Music Director
2008 Haal-e-dil Composer
U, Me Aur Hum Composer
2007 No Smoking Composer, Producer
Nishabd Composer
Dus Kahaniyaan Writer (Dialogue & Screenplay)
Blood Brothers Director, Writer (Dialogue)
Migration Writer(dialogue)
2006 Omkara Composer, Director, Writer (Dialogue & Screemplay
2005 The Blue Umbrella a.k.a Chhatri Chor Composer, Director, Producer Won the Golden Lotus Award for Best Children’s Film at the National Film Awards, India. Shared with Ronnie Screwvala
Ramji Londonwale Composer
Bhagmati Composer
2003 Maqbool Composer, Director, Producer, Writer (dialogue & screenplay)
Paanch Composer
Chupke Se Composer
Danav Composer
Kagaar: Life on the Edge Composer
2002 Makdee Composer, Director, Producer, Writer (Story & Dialogue) Won 2nd Place, the Adults Jury Award, at the Chicago Children’s Film Festival in the ‘Live-Action Feature Film or Video’ category
Mulaqat Composer
2001 Love ke liye kuch bhi karega Composer
Choo Lenge Akash Composer
2000 Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar Composer
1999 Hu Tu Tu Composer
Godmother Composer Won the Silver Lotus Award for Best Music Director, part of the National Film Awards, India
Jahan Tum Le Chalo Composer
1998 Daya Composer Malayalam film
Chachi 420 Composer
Satya Composer
Sham Ghansham Composer
1997 Betaabi Composer
Tunnu Ki Tina Composer
1996 Maachis Composer Won R D Burman Award for New Music Talent
Sanshodhan Composer
1995 Fauji Composer