Siddharth Anand’s Rise as a Master Storyteller: From “Salaam Namaste” to “Pathaan”*

Siddharth Anand’s Rise as a Master Storyteller: From “Salaam Namaste” to “Pathaan”

Some directors and storytellers leave an indelible impression on Indian cinema. Siddharth Anand, a visionary director, has built a name for himself. Anand’s filmography, from “Salaam Namaste” to “Pathaan,” demonstrates significant growth and a distinct aesthetic.
In 2005, Siddharth Anand made his directorial debut with “Salaam Namaste,” a rom-com that captivated audiences with its innovative story and current portrayal of relationships. With this picture, Anand established himself as a potential director, fusing humour, romance, and social satire.
The 2007 film Tara Rum Pum, directed by Siddharth Anand, was a heartwarming family drama that starred Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji. The film depicted beautifully the difficulties faced by a race car driver and his family, “Tara Rum Pum” was the first of its kind movie in India to explore NASCAR racing with car action scenes that were shot live on the racetracks like any other Hollywood film. The movie was made 16 years ago and was shot entirely in the US.
“Bachna Ae Haseeno” (2008) reinforced his success as a director. Ranbir Kapoor’s dynamic protagonist explored the mysteries of love. Anand expertly intertwined numerous themes and portrayed human emotions. The film’s commercial success cemented Anand’s reputation as an audience-savvy director.
Anjaana Anjaani” featured Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in a contemporary romantic tale of two strangers who meet while at extreme low points in their life Anand’s ability to depict complex relationships and inject introspective moments remained evident in his narrative technique. The movie is also known for it’s timeless music album and Siddharth Anand is a direct who is known to to give hit music with his movies probably gave the best music album of his career with this film.
In 2014, “Bang Bang!” Anand crafted breathtaking graphics, tense action, and a riveting romance. Anand’s skill to lead large-scale productions was demonstrated in “Bang Bang!” Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif appeared in the official adaptation of “Knight and Day.”
Siddharth Anand’s 2019 blockbuster “War” was a career high point for him. The film, starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff, pushed the action genre while delving into the emotions of its characters. Anand demonstrated his ability by fusing amazing action sequences with touching moments. “War” shattered box office records, solidifying Anand’s commercial success.
Pathaan’s global success: Pathaan became a film that broke limits and set records not only in India but around the world. The film is recognised for revitalising the experience of watching films in theatres. It also eclipsed Baahubali to become the highest-grossing Hindi film of all time.