Happy Birthday Sanjay Leela Bhansali - A True Blue Visionary Director

Watching a Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie on the big screen is like being caught in the middle of a waking dream; stunning-looking portraits, beautiful backdrops, perfection in every minute details. His fans will often describe his trademark style by using words like ‘grandeur’, ‘larger-than-life’, ‘opulent’ and, in some cases, even ‘perfect’. Bhansali has a strong visual aesthetic and he puts it front and centre in his movies. He knows that you are not going to listen to every word that his characters say for over two-and-a-half hours, so when you are distracted enough to not pay any attention to the words, he makes sure you are arrested by the visuals and the details of the sets and costumes that probably require a magnifying glass to be fully appreciated. The visuals make you feel like this is a ride through a museum with life-like dioramas but on closer inspection, it is in fact an actor pouring in their blood and sweat to get that perfect tear shot rolling out of their right eye. It’s almost every actors dream to work with this great visionary director who knows exactly what he wants from his actors and thrives for perfection. On his birthday today, we wish him luck and hope he keeps giving us huge and exclusive hits even in the future. Happy Birthday, Sanjay Leela Bhansali!