Happy Birthday Rajkumar Hirani: The filmmaker who has enlightened our minds

Published: 20 November, 2020 17:37 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Hirani focuses on telling a story that he wants to tell and making a film that he himself would like to watch. His films aim to comically mock the conventional system and practices

Picture Courtesy: Midday Archives
Picture Courtesy: Midday Archives

Rajkumar Hirani's films have made us laugh and cry, helped us look at the world differently, brought out the good in us and introduced us to catchphrases that turned into mass movements. Rajkumar Hirani has a knack of making his films relevant to diverse audiences. He has presented the audiences with films that make us question our own generalisations.

Hirani focuses on telling a story that he wants to tell and making a film that he himself would like to watch. His films aim to comically mock the conventional system and practices.

With his directorial debut Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., Hirani tells the audience how a simple 'Jadoo Ki Jhappi' can solve one's problems. With the film 3 Idiots, Rajkumar makes one wonder if rote and bookish learning is beneficial.

With the film Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Rajkumar effortlessly combined the historical figure of Gandhiji to solve the society's issues. With his movie PK, Hirani deciphers beliefs and myths through a literal outsider's perspective. The movie gave us an insight into how our superstitions are deeply rooted within us.

With his latest movie Sanju, Rajkumar shows some real-life scenarios of a movie star, and offered the audiences an insight into how deeply media affects one's thinking and beliefs.

Rajkumar Hirani's films have transformed our thinking and made us question some generalisations we ardently followed. The audience has been desperately waiting for the filmmaker to announce his next film, and so are we!

Also read: Anil Kapoor: I Always Tell Aamir Khan Not To Leave Rajkumar Hirani

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