Aanand L Rai’s Birthday Special: Celebrating the proficient filmmaker’s journey in the industry

Aanand L Rai has a Midas touch when it comes to making light-hearted films revolving around small town characters.

When most of the filmmakers selected exotic locations and shoot overseas, here’s a filmmaker who exhibited the magnificence in Hindi films by demonstrating to us India’s heartland. Aanand L Rai is one of the filmmakers who altered the portrayal of Indian movies with every movie of his. He funded projects as a producer that brought extraordinary topic.

While Nil Battey Sannata (2016) dealt with a mother who craved to enlighten herself to attain her daughter’s admiration, the Shubh Mangal Saavdhan franchise addresses a man’s take on affection when masqueraded with challenges. While the first instalment (2017) dealt with erectile dysfunction, the sequence (2020) created a homosexual love story mainstream.


Films like Newton (2017), Mukkabaaz (2018), Meri Nimmo (2018), Manmarziyaan (2018) and Tumbbad (2018) just speak of the director’s enthusiasm in supporting projects that tell an incredible tale. His last directorial Zero (2018) starring Shah Rukh Khan revealed that King Khan can surprise us in a small package.

Thriving with every movie, Aanand L Rai sure has an ambitious prospect and proceeds to win hearts with his real-time tales which also enjoy commercial acknowledgment.

Happy to receive so much love coming his way, Aanand L Rai said, ‘I would like to thank the audiences from the bottom of my heart for giving so much love, this journey wouldn’t have been possible without them. I try to challenge myself with each and every film and bring something new to the table which the audiences can take back with them.’

The director will soon be blessing fans with his upcoming Bollywood blockbuster Atrangi Re, starring actor Akshay Kumar, Sara Ali Khan Kollywood star Dhanush in the lead roles.