“Abhishek Kapoor Grows Another Year: Five Films, from ‘Rock On’ to ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui,’ That Have Defined the Accomplished Director’s Career”

Birthday Special: The Five Memorable Films Directed By Abhishek Kapoor That Have Left An Indelible Mark On The Minds Of Film Audiences

Abhishek Kapoor

Abhishek Kapoor is, without a doubt, one of the most gifted directors working today. He has made some of the best films and delivered some of the most endearing tales. Audiences of all ages have well received his films. His stories leave viewers feeling something they can remember even after leaving the movie theatre. As this maverick turns a year wiser, let’s look back at five of his most impressive films.

Rock On: Of the many Bollywood films featuring rock music and bands, filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor’s Rock On stands out as one of his greatest films in his filmography. If you’re looking for a great Bollywood film about friendship, go no further than Rock On. The film is considered a cult classic, not just in the realm of rock music, but also in the realm of friendship.

Kai Po Che: One of the best Bollywood adaptations of a book is undoubtedly Abhishek Kapoor’s Kai Po Che. Beautifully set against the backdrop of the Gujarat riots of 2001-02 is this story of friendship. There are many touching moments of male friendship, but the story ultimately takes a tragic turn.

Kedarnath: One of the best interfaith love stories to come out of Bollywood was Abhishek Kapoor’s Kedarnath. Beautifully set against the backdrop of the 2013 floods in Uttarakhand. The story of Kedarnath is about the passionate love between the daughter of a Hindu pandit and a Muslim porter.

Fitoor: Abhishek Kapoor successfully adapts yet another work. Fitoor is a retelling of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens set in the beautiful region of Kashmir and published in 1861. With Katrina Kaif, Aditya Roy Kapoor, and Tabu in the lead roles, and with the film being one of his most beautifully photographed works, the storytelling is elevated to new heights.

Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui: In a nuanced manner, this amusing love story starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Vaani Kapoor addresses issues of gender identity and transphobia. The film was well-received by moviegoers, who also praised Abhishek’s risky effort and Vaani Kapoor’s acting.

Here’s wishing the great filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor a very happy birthday.