5 All-Time Best Screenwriters From Hindi Cinema

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The legendary screenplay writing duo of Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar is credited with revolutionizing Hindi cinema in the 1970s with their iconic films such as Zanjeer, Deewaar, and Sholay.

Kader Khan

Khan was a prolific actor and screenwriter who is best known for his collaborations with director Manmohan Desai in the 1980s and 1990s. His films are known for their slapstick humor, catchy songs, and ensemble casts.

Juhi Chaturvedi

A master of writing nuanced and realistic scripts, Chaturvedi's work often explores complex themes such as gender roles, social inequality, and family dynamics. Her notable films include Vicky Donor, Piku, and October.

Rajkumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi

The director-writer duo of Hirani and Joshi has collaborated on some of the most popular and critically acclaimed films of the 21st century, including Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., Lage Raho Munna Bhai, and 3 Idiots.

Anurag Kashyap

Kashyap is one of the most acclaimed filmmakers and screenwriters in contemporary Hindi cinema. His films are known for their gritty realism, subversive themes, and unconventional storytelling. His notable films include Black Friday, Dev.D, and Gangs of Wasseypur.

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