The challenge of stirring a thoughtful conversation through mainstream drama is unrivaled. Over the course of his 15 years as a filmmaker, Abhishek Kapoor has not only excelled, but also surprised audiences with stories that changed storytelling paradigms on every level.
His latest venture, ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’, has been a great success. Its deft handling of a sensitive subject has been praised by audiences and critics alike. His legacy as pathbreaking cinema at its best has been cemented by rave reviews. The achievement of doing so without sacrificing the entertainment value of the story is extraordinary.
In addition to celebrating this innovative, refreshing new approach to the transgender community, there’s another reason to rejoice today! This accomplished director has completed 15 years in the film business. It was on this day back in 2006 that Abhishek Kapoor premiered his directorial debut with Aryan: Unbreakable. Throughout his filmography, Abhishek has been able to demonstrate his progression into one of the most sought-after directors in the industry exponentially.
Sharing his excitement about the journey so far, Abhishek Kapoor said, “It’s been an adventure of a lifetime. As a storyteller, 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 faced in this journey are insignificant in comparison to the overwhelming acceptance from my audience.”
The definition of new-age cinema over the years has been defined by Abhishek Kapoor’s flair for unconventional, yet bankable dramas. With films such as Rock On (awarded National Film Award for Best Hindi Film), Kai Po Che, Fitoor, and Kedarnath, he has transformed the narrative.
Abhishek Kapoor has dealt with a diverse range of subjects in his films over the years, bringing a new chapter to the Indian film industry. From interfaith romance through riots to understanding and familiarizing the uninitiated with the transgender world, the filmmaker has always struck the appropriate balance between content and commerce.
After Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’s gratifying success and critical reception, we’re interested to see what Abhishek Kapoor will offer next.