Lavish sets, grand entries, musical and poetic item numbers, If there's any word that's a synonym for magnificent, it's Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The man makes one movie in two years but he makes sure that people remember it for being an extravagant affair. While the story line may not always be groundbreaking, Bhansali has made it a point to never disappoint us with the royalty factor in his movies. On the occasion of his birthday today, let's look at a few of his movies that have not only left us awestruck but probably given some of the grandest sets to Indian cinema.
The impeccability of every shot in this movie makes this saga a classic. With 12,20,00,008 pieces of stained glass to decorate a room to actually reconstructing a lake, attention was given to every minute detail. From Paro's haveli to Chandramukhi's kotha, the decor everywhere was rich to perfection.
Not only did this movie depict love but also gave us a short glimpse of the beauty of Rajasthan – the full moon in the clear skies, the havelis, the culture and the beautiful desert. Also, who would not want to go to Budapest after watching this movie?
Ranbir Kapoor's and Sonam Kapoor's debut movie may not have been a commercial hit but it was the talk of the town even before its release and is certainly remembered even now for having one of the best sets ever. That imaginary town looked nothing less than a fairy-tale on the big screen.
The grandeur of the set of this movie had us picking up our jaws off the floor. The Aaina Maha, Mastani's performance – everything was just grand. Overall, this movie was a visual treat to the audience. To add to it, the movie was a huge hit as well.
We've never seen Holi look as beautiful as it looked in this movie with the splash of colors, the breathtaking view of Leela's room, the picturization of Ang Laga De and Nagada Sang Dhol. Bhansali's sets showed the authenticity of Gujarat. He did not compromise on the slightest of details and that's what made this movie such a big hit.
As we wait for Padmavati's release, we wish this man a very happy birthday!