Happy Birthday Imtiaz Ali

I recognize the faint voices cheering ‘Jordan … Jordan‘ at the end of the Rockstar trailer. I remember the minute detailing added to all the characters of mythological stories shown so enchantingly in Ved’s mind (in the beginning part of Tamasha). I can feel the pain in Jai’s voice when he screams for Meera in Love Aaj Kal.

There has been a certain abstraction in Imitiaz’s films. The way he explores how every human is flawed (Tamasha) , how there is suffering even when you have everything but not the one you want (Rockstar) …. Its not easy to understand what he tries to explain because somewhere down the line he tries to bring forth the fear we have in our minds.

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I don’t know him as a person. But I know him through the various characters he has created. Especially Jordan and Ved. Let it be the immaturity and recklessness of Jordan’s heart or the unwillingness to accept what a person truly is as in case of Ved, I can relate to both of them so effortlessly.

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He has an enchanting habit of creating characters who are flawed. There are innumerable layers running in his movies. Nothing makes sense in life then why does it has to make in fiction! Its how you can relate it, how you can connect the dots and complete the picture.

Probably the single most important reason I feel makes me enjoy his movies so much is the fact that he tries to make us think. His movie fill our mind so many thoughts after the movie gets over. At least that’s how I feel.

Today on the occasion of his birthday I wish he keeps giving us refreshing movies irrespective of the box-office collection. And it feels so good to hear that SRK might be starring in Imtiaz’s next 🙂


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