Gulzar, is a poet above all things. His style marks a sensitivity that is best reflected through his writing and treatment of films. He is one of those sensitive people whose work is laced with the lyrical but psychologically adept examination of human sensibilities.
With Mere Apne in 1971, he donned the role of a filmmaker. Gulzar went on to make Parichay (1972) and Koshish (1972), a sensitive look at the travails of a deaf-dumb couple superbly played by Sanjeev Kumar and Jaya Bhaduri. With these films also began a mutually beneficial partnership with Sanjeev Kumar. With his sensitive yet successful films, stars like Jeetendra (Parichay, Khushboo (1975), Kinara (1977), worked with Gulzar to gain respectability as artists and it must be said that some of his best and most introspective work has come in these films.
Gulzar´s famous television serial Mirza Ghalib displayed his finesse as a writer and director through a superb depiction of the life of the legendary poet. He has also involved himself in many projects that cater to a younger audience, he has been honoured time and again for his work. This includes winning the National Award – Best Screenplay for Koshish, Best Director for
Mausam and Best Lyricist for Ijaazat. He has also won the Filmfare Award a number of times.
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