Realistic Movies By Madhur Bhandarkar.


Madhur Bhandarkar has differentiated himself from the other directors with their selection of script and way of telling a story.

While hits and flops are the results and every director has a fair share of hits and flops movies in their career, Madhur Bhandarkar movies are always appreciated for its concept.

All of the works of the director are praiseworthy. However, we chose to come up with a list of realistic movies that explained the whole system of the working process of the industry with a tight and captivating storyline.

Madhur Bhandarkar made his Bollywood debut with the movie Trishakti and later directed some commercially as well as critically successful movies in Bollywood.

His movie Chandni Bar won the National Award for the Best Film.

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The movie revolves around a journalist who is working for a tabloid and pays regular visits to high-class parties to find out the exciting information about celebs.

The movie beautifully described the insecurities and hypocrisy of the celebs who are living superficial and dual lives.

The movie was praised for its relatable concept. The movie starred Konkona Sen Sharma in the lead role.


Fashion is probably the most successful film by Madhur Bhandarkar.

The movie starrer Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, and Mugdha Godse in the lead roles.

Priyanka Chopra and Kangana Ranaut won the National and Filmfare award for best actress in the lead role and best actress in supporting roles respectively.

The movie focuses on the life of models and the ever-growing fashion industry.

The story revolves around small-town girl Meghna Mathur who became a part of the fashion industry with the dream to become a supermodel. She found out that success comes at a price.


Heroine focused on the reality of the Bollywood industry. Madhur Bhandarkar has accepted that it was his most ambitious project and he wanted to cast Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

Aishwarya loved the script and signed the movie.

Later, Madhur knew the news about Aishwarya Rai’s pregnancy from the news and replaced her with Kareena Kapoor Khan.

Kareena also charged a hefty amount to play the character of Mahi.

The movie did average business on the box-office and also got mixed reviews from fans.

Chandni Bar

Chandni Bar focuses on the Bars and clubs in Mumbai and how they operate.

The story revolves around Mumtaz who is forced to move to Mumbai after being a victim in a communal riot.

She gets the job as a bar dancer and later marries a criminal in the hope to get a secure future.

Actress Tabu won a national award for her stellar performance in the movie.

The movie was appreciated by fans as well as critics for the honest portrayal of Bars and Clubs in Mumbai.


Corporate is one of the finest movies by Madhur Bhandarkar that shows the way corporate works in India.

The movie revolves around an ambitious career woman who became a ragdoll in the corporate war between two companies who are operating as rivals.

Even though the movie was presented as a thriller, many corporate structures have found similarities with the movie in the way they operate.

Moreover, the dialogues of the movies became cult and often shared as meme jokes and references.

Calendar Girls

Calendar Girls is another brilliant movie by the director who came up with the stories of 5 girls who want to be a successful model and how their life changes as they take different decisions in their life.

The movie is a life lesson that shows the glamor industry is all about the choices one made.

In the movie, all five protagonists have to face a different set of problems with their career and all ended up having a different life.

One of those five became successful while one had to kill herself.

Traffic Signal

Traffic Signal starring Kunaal Khemu is one of the most underrated movies of Madhur Bhandarkar.

The movie shows the lives of people who have to do odd jobs at the traffic signal in order to earn a two-course meal daily.

This is one of the first few movies that established Madhur Bhandarkar as the most sought director in Bollywood.

Indu Sarkar

Indu Sarkar starring Neil Nitin Mukesh and Kirti Kulhari is one of the best movies on 75 emergencies.

The movie focused on the Indu and her husband who plans to use the situation to establish their career and move forward in life.

The movie got positive reviews from critics.