17 Sanjay Leela Bhansali Movies With Exceptional Cinema Experience

His movies are paradise things!

Kavya Dharshini

Kavya Dharshini

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Movies are not simply filmed reels but beyond that they evoke emotions. Sanjay Leela Bhansali movies are undoubtedly unique and often stand out of the crowd. Perhaps, these movies are kind of trademark that uplifted Bollywood as a worldwide brand. Lavish sets, heavy costumes and rich background scores make the Bhansali movies an exceptional cinema experience. 

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a multi-faceted filmmaker illuminating producing, screenwriting, composing, directing talents alongside. His movies are literally a grandeur visual fascination with lively characters decorating the screen, which is why they earn due fame and awards. Here are 17 engrossing Sanjay Leela Bhansali movies that you must watch:

1. 1942: A Love Story (1994)

1942:A Love Story movie by Sanjay Leela Bhansali is played on the words of him as a writer. A romantic, musical eye - treat is an example of many love stories during British Raj in India. A well - received film during the 90’s, still evergreen, will keep your heart humming “ Ik ladki ko dekha to aisa laga…”  once you watch it.

2. Khamoshi: The Musical (1996)

This 1996 film is another musical treat by Sanjay Leela Bhansali pouring his skills as writer and director for the same. With immense romance and music, dialogues also give enough of this Salman Khan starrer by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

3. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)

Another Salman Khan starrer rows up Sanjay Leela Bhansali movies, named Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. A romantic blockbuster with the beauty queen Aishwarya Rai and Ajay Devgan alongside, is a soul soother for all broken hearts out there with a ray of hope. 

As a director, producer and writer for this movie, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has aced his talents to bag numerous awards such as filmfare, IIFA, National awards etc. 

4. Devdas (2002)

Who wouldn’t know this unforgettable movie of Shah Rukh Khan showing intense love for his beloved and his sacrifice? For those loves rejected in the name of family and community, no movie other than Devdas can well-define it. 

As a highly engrossed movie of the early 2000’s that starred top notch performers like Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai, this Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie has won awards like Filmfare, National Awards etc., for itself. 

5. Black (2005)

Black movie by Sanjay Leela Bhansali has come out with the excellent production and direction by him. This 2005 movie is a perfect family time film casting Amitabh Bachchan in the lead role. An adaptation from The Miracle Worker film inspired from Helen Keller. 

This movie by Sanjay Leela Bhansali saw a huge response with the filmfare award and was a box office hit with nearly 25 million usd. 

6. Saawariya (2007)

Saawariya by Sanjay Leela Bhansali is based on The White Nights short story starring beautiful and elegant Sonam Kapoor and handsome Ranbir Kapoor. This pair is heart touching and the love plays an important role taking turns in their lives forming a love triangle. 

Again a romantic, musical movie by Sanjay Leela Bhansali has his style of direction, production, edition engraved. 

7. Guzaarish (2010)

Guzaarish by Sanjay Leela Bhansali has the tinges of him as a director, producer, writer and most importantly as a music director as well. This romantic drama starring Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai and Aditya Roy Kapur adds more glitter to this movie by Bhansali. 

8. My Friend Pinto (2011) 

Sanjay Leela Bhansali has portrayed a different genre - comedy movie on producing it. This 2011 comedy adventurous movie by Bhansali is exclusively for fun lovers. 

9. Rowdy Rathore (2012)

Having seen Bhansali movies as grand, romantic  elements, Rowdy Rathore is an action, gangster like movie starring Akshay Kumar in the lead role. Produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali,directed by Prabhu Deva, AK is seen in double action as a police and a thief. 

It has bagged awards for best action movie, best actor and director as well. A good comedy action movie to watch!

10. Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi (2012)

Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi produced and written by Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a romantic drama starring Farah Khan and Boman Irani. Farah Khan aces her performance getting into a relationship with a 45 years old man. Besides young romance films by Bhansali, this is an exceptional romance with humour and thrills. 

11. Goliyon Ki Raasleela - Ramleela (2013)

Here comes the epic movie by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Goliyon Ki Raasleela - Ramleela. This is a must watch among all best Bhansali movies which is a romance drama revolving around Ram (Ranveer Singh) and Leela (Deepika Padukone) and their struggles against communal dispute. 

The story is as usual grand, romantic, taking us interestingly towards an unexpected end. An amazing trio, Bhansali, Ranveer and Deepika - has got much more to go!

12. Mary Kom (2014)

Sanjay Leela Bhansali has illuminated his brilliance in the biopic genre too. Mary Kom movie by Bhansali is obviously based on the life of the boxing champ of our own country, starring Priyanka Chopra. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s production was well received and took home awards like Big Star, Guild, National awards and many. 

13. Gabbar Is Back (2015)

Gabbar is Back movie by Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a vigilante action film. It is a remake of a Tamil film, Ramanaa, produced by Bhansali which casts Akshay Kumar and Shruti Hassan in the lead roles. This is a box office hit with a storyline against corruption. 

14. Bajirao Mastani (2015)

Bajirao Mastani is one of the biggest films of Sanjay Leela Bhansali lining up the list of his romance actions. This romance story is all about the love struggle of Bajirao (Ranveer) and Mastani (Deepika) having Priyanka as Kashibai alongside. 

What happens to this pair, tells the end. Bhansali’s direction, production and music have been the reason to collect numerous awards from filmfare, IIFA, National and many. 

15. Padmavat (2018)

Padmavat is one of the biggest hits of Sanjay Leela Bhansali portraying his direction, production, writer and music director skills. This Bhansali movie is again a romance action with Deepika, Shahid and Ranveer in lead roles. 

Watching elegant Deepika, handsome Shahid and rugged Ranveer on screen will bring goosebumps undoubtedly.  The music and Deepika’s sacrifice for her husband is expressive enough to show their love and Khilji Ranveer’s love is also not less than theirs. A must watch to get inspired by Deepika’s attire!

16. Malaal (2019)

Malaal is a soothing romance drama movie by Sanjay Leela Bhansali as a producer and music director, adapted from a Tamil movie - 7G Rainbow Colony. This story tells about the couple from different family backgrounds and how their lives take turns. This is a movie of reminiscence and is one of the best Sanjay Leela Bhansali movies!

17. Gangubhai Kathiwadi (2020)

Gangubhai Kathiawadi is another biographical crime movie by Sanjay Leela Bhansali as a producer, music director and director. It is not yet released and foreseen with great enthusiasm. It is no wonder if two damakas  - Bhansali and Aalia Bhatt team up to give a blockbuster. We hope it joins the list of best Sanjay Leela Bhansali movies.

Here's the end of the list but not Sanjay Leela Bhansali movies. These seventeen movies are enough to prove him as a gem of Bollywood whose each work is recognised with at least an award. If you are a movie chiller, all you need is a bucket of popcorn and Bhansali movies!

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Kavya Dharshini

I am an engineer and writer by passion. A writer finds no bounds and many reasons to ink a paper with words being powerful emotions. I am one among that kind to simply inspire all with my style of writing and ending up inspiring myself through every single work of mine.

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