Vishal Bhardwaj is one of the most famous directors, writer, composer and producer. He directed almost 10 featured films and composed music for more than forty films. He was born on 4 August 1965 in Chandpur city, Uttarpradesh. His mother Sathya Bhardwaj is a homemaker, Father Ram Bharadwaj is a sugarcane inspector, His father wrote some poetry and lyrics to Hindi films. They lived in Chandpur until Vishal Bhardwaj was Five in school, Later they moved to Meerut, where he used to play cricket but unfortunately he could not continue it because his thumb was broke before his practice session. Bharadwaj later moved to Delhi to complete his graduation at Hindu college, University of Delhi. Where he met his wife Rekha Bharadwaj who is a year senior to him at an annual function. He is also a good tennis player. When he was 17 he composed a song then His father listened discussed the song with Usha Kanna she liked it and used it in her film Yaar Kasam(1985). Bhardwaj’s elder brother was very passionate about becoming a film producer but unfortunately, he died of a heart attack.
Vishal started to play the harmonium for his friends who are gazal players. Later he moved to Mumbai to become a music composer, Then he chooses to direct films to compose his music. At first, he was not much interested in direction but later watching Quentin Tarantino Krzysztof Kieslowski’s television series at a film festival in Tiruvananthapuram. Vishal Bhardwaj made his debut as music composing for a children’s film Abhay(The Fearless), Fauji in (1995). Later he worked as a music director for the film Maachis for which he received Filmfare RD Burman Award for new music talent. The soundtrack he composed in the film later it became an anthem for youth in Punjab because the film was about two boys who transform into terrorists in Punjab. And then Vishal collaborated with many projects, By 1999 for his film GodMother he received his First National Award for Best Music Direction. And then In 2010, he composed the music for his production venture Ishqiya, for which he received another National Film Award for Best Music Direction.
Later composed music for Jungle Book Shōnen Mowgli, the Hindi dubbed version of the anime adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s original collection of stories, The Jungle Book. Bhardwaj has provided music for music albums such as Sunset Point (2000), Ishqa Ishqa (2002) and Barse Barse (2011). For the film Omkara, Bhardwaj received Special Jury Award which met with critical acclaim but was a box office disappointment. Bhardwaj’s next project was the children’s film, The Blue Umbrella (2005), which was based on Ruskin Bond’s novel of the same name. won the National Film Award for Best Children’s Film in 2005. Later he directed a short film on HIV/AIDS, with a run time of 13 minutes. The story was about a young man who, after finding out that he is HIV positive, allows his life to fall apart. It was a part of the ‘AIDS JaaGo’, a series of four short films, directed by Mira Nair, Santosh Sivan, and Farhan Akhtar in a joint initiative by Nair and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This was the series premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival. In the same year, he served as a writer for Sanjay Gupta’s anthology film, Dus Kahaniyaan. Later he directed a film Kaminey with Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in 2009. He also directed movie like 7 Khoon Maaf, Mathry ki bijle ka Mandola, Opera(A flowering tree), Hamlet and much more. Vishal Bhardwaj not only directed films but also produced some film under the banner of VB pictures.
During this pandemic, many of us got bored of listening to the old songs so Vishwal Bhardwaj is ready to release a song ‘palkein kholo’ on 3rd September 2020 the lyrics of this song where adopted from Bashir Badr’s verses, which was composed 25 years ago now it is all set to release in this lockdown. He shared the glimpse of this song in his Instagram which featured Fatima Sana shaikh.