Mahesh Bhatt is well known for his work in Hindi cinema. From his earlier period, a standout film is Saaransh (1984) which was screened at the 14th Moscow International Film Festival. It also became India’s official entry for the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film for that year.
His first commercial piece of cinema was in the year 1986 with the film Naam.
Mahesh Bhatt went on to become one of the most recognized directors of the Indian film industry in the next decade, giving both art-house works such as Daddy (1989) and Swayam (1991), as well as commercial romantic hits like Awaargi (1990), Aashiqui (1990) and Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin (1991)
As the director turns 71 today, here’s looking at 5 successful films of Mahesh Bhatt
- Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi
- Hum Hai Rahi Pyaar Ke