Movies Directed by Actor Mahesh Manjrekar.


Mahesh Manjrekar is an actor, director, and producer. As an actor, he has been seen in many Bollywood as well as Marathi movies.


Mahesh Manjrekar showed his talent by directing some of the beautiful Bollywood movies that are loved by fans as well as critics.

Mahesh Manjrekar has directed Hindi, Marathi, English, and Bangla movies as well. However, we keep the list short by only including his Hindi movies.

Vaastav: The Reality (1999)

Mahesh Manjrekar made his directorial debut with the movie Vaastav: The Reality.

The movie starred Sanjay Dutt as Raghu. It became one of the most loved movies of Sanjay Dutt.

In the Sanjay Dutt’s Biopic Sanju, Mahesh Manjrekar made a cameo appearance recreating the scene when Sanjay Dutt was doing a Vaastav movie.

Astitva (2000)

Many believe Astitva is the movie that changed Tabu’s career completely in the Bollywood industry.

Tabu won a national award for her acting skills in the movie. It revolves around the extra-marital affair of a wife and the consequences after that.

Kurukshetra (2000)

Mahesh Manjrekar established himself as a director in the industry with two blockbuster and critically acclaimed movies.

Mahesh Manjrekar’s third movie Kurukshetra starred Sanjay Dutt in the lead role. The story is a war between truth and evil.

Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hai (2000)

Mahesh Manjrekar shifted to comedy and cast Govinda and Sonali Bendre in the movie Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hai.

The movie gets a positive response from fans as well as critics.

It is an official remake of a Marathi movie ‘Ekta Jeev Sadashiv’ and a Kannada movie Bangaarada Panjara.

Nidaan (2000)

Nidaan is a family drama movie starring Sanjay Dutt, Reema Lagoo, Shivaji Satam, Nisha Bains, and Sunil Barve in lead roles.

The movie is famous for the gripping plot that revolves around the ordeal of an AIDS-infected patient who is getting her disease treated on the backdrop of Indian sub-standard medical facilities.

Ehsaas: The Feeling (2001)

Ehsaas: The Feeling is a Bollywood drama featuring Suniel Shetty and Shabana Raza in the lead role.

The story revolves around a father-son relationship. Suniel Shetty played the character of a father who wanted to make their son athletes.

Tera Mera Saath Rahen (2001)

The movie is a family drama where Raj played by Ajay Devgn is a respectable man living with his younger brother Rahul.

Raj’s neighbor Suman played by Namrata Shirodkar falls in love with Raj Dixit and confesses it openly.

However, Raj wanted a wife who can also accept his younger brother Rahul with him.

Hathyar (2002)

The movie titled Hathyar was the sequel of the movie Vaastav. The action crime drama movie featured Sanjay Dutt, Shilpa Shetty, and Sharad Kapoor in lead roles.

The movie focuses on Boxer Bhai played by Sanjay Dutt who is the son of Raghu Bhai.

Pitaah (2002)

The movie Pitaah is an action drama which is produced by Avinash Adik.

The movie starred Sanjay Dutt, Nandita Das, Jackie Shroff, and Anupama Verma in key roles.

Fans speculated that the movie plot is pretty similar to the movie A Time to Kill which was released in 1996.

Pyaar Kiya Nahin Jaata (2003)

Mahesh Maanjrekar shifted his direct style from crime and action drama to Romantic drama.

He has directed a beautiful romantic movie with Diwakar Pundir and Sonali Bendre in lead roles.

The movie was appreciated well by fans as well as critics.

Rakht (2004)

Talking about switching directing style, he changed his genre again and directed the supernatural horror movie Rakht. The film was written by him as well.

The movie starred Sanjay Dutt, Suniel Shetty, Amrita Arora, Bipasha Basu, Neha Dhupia, and Dino Moria in the lead role.

Little you know that the movie is an official remake of the Hollywood flick The Gift.

Viruddh… Family Comes First (2005)

Viruddh is the Indian family drama starring Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Sharmila Tagore, and John Abraham in the lead role.

The movie was famous for its soundtrack that was used throughout the movie in the background. However, the movie is not a musical at all.

Later, Mahesh Manjrekar has used the same plot to write another movie titled Kokanastha which is a popular Marathi movie.

Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! (2005)

The movie is a fantasy comedy-drama written and directed by Mahesh Manjrekar.

The movie starred Amrita Rao and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles. It was the first Indian movie that was shot in High Definition.

According to the sources, the film is heavily influenced by movies like ‘Mudhal Thethi, Ghost, Naukri, Bruce Almighty, and It’s a Wonderful Life.