7 Great Films Directed by Mahesh Bhatt

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Arth (1982)

A woman comes to terms with her life and her identity when her filmmaker husband leaves her for an actress he is involved with, the film stars Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, and Kulbhushan Kharbanda.

Saaransh (1984)

The film that catapulted Anupam Kher into showbiz starred him as an elderly father who must contend with his son's passing, battle an inefficient system, and look after a young woman he and his wife (Rohini Hattangadi) have taken in as a paying guest.

Naam (1986)

Bhatt directed Sanjay Dutt in this film about a young man who moves abroad for work, only to be caught in the web of a criminal undertaking that demands he work for them.

Aashiqui (1990)

A definitive love story buoyed by its soundtrack, the film is the story of Rahul and Anu, young lovers who must contend with the demands of the modern world before they can be joined together in matrimony.

Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991)

Bhatt directed Aamir Khan and Pooja Bhatt in this film about a young woman who runs away from home to pursue a relationship with an actor, only to come across and bond with a struggling journalist during the journey, which changes the course of her love story entirely.

Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993)

Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla headlined the Bhatt film about a young man who suddenly finds himself the legal guardian of his deceased sister's children, and follows his journey as he comes to learn parenting, whilst falling in love with the children's governess.

Zakhm (1998)

Ajay Devgn and Pooja Bhatt starred in this Bhatt directorial about a man who finds his personal life disrupted by the wider world when his mother is killed by rioters, forcing him to reassess whether he wants to follow her last wishes.

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