Vishal Bhardwaj is an award-winning Indian film director, writer, composer and producer. He has directed ten feature films, produced five and composed music for more than 40.
His directorial work includes the internationally acclaimed Shakespeare trilogy ‘Maqbool’, ‘Omkara’ and ‘Haider’ (adapted from ‘Macbeth’, ‘Othello’ and ‘Hamlet’, respectively). He has received seven National Awards for his feature films and the Kerala State Award for Best Music Direction.
He began his stage career by directing the opera ‘A Flowering Tree’ in Paris. He also composed music for the Broadway musical ‘Monsoon Wedding’ (based on the film by Mira Nair). In 2018, Vishal published his first book of poems ‘Nude’.
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