5 Reasons Why Bhansali is the Baz Luhrmann of Bollywood

Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Baz Luhrmann share nothing in common, except they do. One look at any of their films and you know it's made by them. These visual tricksters are not shy to put up their grandiose vision on screen, no inhibitions when it comes to displaying flamboyance and all that Baz!

Here's a look at what these two directors have in common:


5 Reasons Why Bhansali is the Baz Luhrmann of Bollywood

1.Shakespeare - Both of them have made adaptations of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet – RamLeela and Romeo + Juliet. Most of their films deal with forbidden romances.


5 Reasons Why Bhansali is the Baz Luhrmann of Bollywood

5 Reasons Why Bhansali is the Baz Luhrmann of Bollywood

2.Music - he songs in their films are beautifully shot! Be it Lurhmann’s Moulin Rouge or The Great Gatsby andor Bhansali’s Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Devdas. The extravagance oozes out of the screen and makes you feel as though you are a part of their grand celebration.






3.The Tragic Lover - The Great Gatsby is considered America's great tragic love story, just like what Devdas is for India. The masters of breathtaking (almost theatrical) visuals have given the doomed lovers an extravagant, flamboyant and flashymakeover on the big screen!






4.Amitabh Bachchan – Both of them have worked with the legend! (Black and The Great Gatsby)


5 Reasons Why Bhansali is the Baz Luhrmann of Bollywood

5 Reasons Why Bhansali is the Baz Luhrmann of Bollywood

5.Colors - Another common factor is their use of vivid colour schemes. Both frequently go for a stark and indulgent use of Red, Orange, Blue and Green.

Ever the posters reflect the colour scheme!


5 Reasons Why Bhansali is the Baz Luhrmann of Bollywood

5 Reasons Why Bhansali is the Baz Luhrmann of Bollywood

5 Reasons Why Bhansali is the Baz Luhrmann of Bollywood

5 Reasons Why Bhansali is the Baz Luhrmann of Bollywood

Fun Fact – Bhansali and Luhrmann have judged talent shows! (X Factor India and Dancing with the Stars)