Rajkumar Hirani: Ruling the comic storytelling since 1993

No matter what the story is, Rajkumar Hirani always manages to induce laughter into whatever he does. One of the reasons behind his success, comes from the fact that all his movies deliver a strong message packed with loads of humor. All his movies target commercially and socially relevant elements. With the most path-breaking films in the history of Hindi cinema, he has paved the way for a genre of cinema that no one can resist enjoying. 

So, let’s revisit some of his blockbuster movies that left us speechless. 
 

1. Munna Bhai MBBS (2003)

The heartfelt yet humorous story of Munnabhai MBBS, a local goon, took the audience on an unforgettable ride. The plot revolves around Munna’s real identity being a secret to his parents, who think that their son is a doctor. Upon the turn of events, Munna gets an admission in a medical college to become a doctor. With this story, Hirani gave us the first taste of his style of movie-making and the audience sure did enjoy his unique perspective. 

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2. Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006)

Rajkumar Hirani brings back to us his larger than life stories with another crispy tale of a don who falls in love with a radio jockey. He chases the truth in his lies. He becomes the person he portrays. He lies to her about being a true Gandhian after which he also undergoes a change and genuinely begins helping people. The story brings to us the element of happiness achieved with kindness. 

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3. 3 Idiots (2009)

Hirani brought before us the problem of rote learning in the Indian education system. The tragic flaws of the education system and mindsets of people couldn’t have been narrated any more beautifully than how it is in 3 Idiots. 

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4. PK

With this movie, Hirani touched on a very controversial subject of religion in a country like India. The movie comments on the commercialisation of religion. The satirical comedy initiated thought-brewing conversations on several superstitions prevalent in the society. Hirani, undoubtedly, conveyed an extremely important message in the most compelling and humorous way. 

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5. Sanju (2018)

His selection of bright colors, peppy dialogues, and hysterical scenes add an exceptional touch to his movies. And one can find all the elements in his latest Indian biographical film, Sanju. It hit the screens with a thud for its intriguing and revealing storyline. 

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