There is nothing more challenging than stirring a thoughtful conversation through mainstream drama. Throughout his fifteen years as a director, Abhishek Kapoor hasn’t just notably aced the challenge but has also surprised his audiences at every turn with films that have been a paradigm shift in the direction realms.
Lately, the director is riding the successful wave of his latest venture ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’, which recently released. The film has been receiving immense love from audiences and critics alike for its deft handling of a sensitive subject. The rave reviews have cemented its legacy as pathbreaking cinema at its finest. Having done so, without losing the entertainment value of the story is an unparalleled feat.
While we are still celebrating this new-age, refreshing take on the transgender community, there is another reason to rejoice today. Director Abhishek Kapoor has completed fifteen years in the industry. It was on this day back in 2006 when Abhishek made his directorial debut with ‘Aryan: Unbreakable’. Since then, it’s been a journey to remember and Abhishek’s filmography reflects that he’s grown by leaps and bounds as one of the most sought-after directors in the industry.
While sharing his excitement on the journey so far, Abhishek Kapoor said, “It’s been an adventure of a lifetime. As a director, I have always tried to challenge my boundaries with every project. Venturing into diverse, unexplored worlds has always ignited the creative spark in me. When that pursuit pays off and garners love and appreciation from the audience, it inspires me to no end. All the toughest of odds and hardest of times that I’ve braced in this journey pale in comparison to the overwhelming acceptance from my audience.”
Proving his flair for unconventional yet bankable dramas, Abhishek Kapoor has become the force behind the definition of new-age cinema over the years. He has transformed the narrative by delivering blockbusters like ‘Rock On’ (2008) (National Award for Best Hindi Film), ‘Kai Po Che’ (2013), ‘Fitoor’ (2016) and ‘Kedarnath’ (2018), each with a crucial subject at its core.
Rightly hailed for bringing a new chapter in the Indian film industry, Abhishek Kapoor has dealt with a prominent and wide range of subjects in his films over the years. From inter-faith romance to riots to now understanding and familiarising the uninitiated with the transgender world, the director has always managed to strike the perfect balance between content and commerce.
Well, we cannot wait to watch what Abhishek Kapoor has to offer next after the gratifying success and critical reception of ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’.