On Sooraj Barjatya’s Birthday, A Guide To The Filmmaker’s Best Family Artists – Entertainment News, Firstpost


Ace producer and director of Indian cinema, Sooraj R Barjatya is one year older today, February 22. Born in 1965 in Mumbai, the filmmaker is known for his family dramas. Barjatya has managed some of Bollywood’s greatest family entertainers. Most of his films revolve around family values, friendship and also include old fashioned romance.

Sooraj Barjatya entered Hindi cinemas as an assistant director and made his directorial debut with the 1989 romantic drama, Maine Pyar Kiya. The film became a hit, making Barjatya a household name and a favorite among audiences.

Barjatya is also the chairman of the film production and distribution company, Rajshri Productions. In addition to directing a number of blockbuster movies, he also produces family-oriented movies and TV shows under his production banner.

On the occasion of the birthday of this legendary filmmaker, a look back at some of his memorable films:

Maine Pyar Kiya

This musical drama became a box office hit in 1989 and also won several Filmfare Awards. Salman Khan and Bhagyashree won Best Male Debut and Best Female Debut respectively for their performances in this hit artist.

Hum Aapke Hain Koun

Salman Khan-Madhuri starring Dixit is one of Bollywood’s most commercially successful films. The romance of this lead pair has been loved by audiences, making it one of the highest-grossing films of all time. This 1994 romantic drama won a national award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for its wonderful depiction of a love story with strong family values.

Hum Saath-Saath Hain

This film boasts of a phenomenal star cast with actors such as Tabu, Salman Khan, Karishma Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan in the lead roles. The 1999 multi-star is full of family values ​​and embodies the relationships in a shared family system.


This one crosses the journey of a young couple, from engagement to marriage. Starring Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao, Barjatya’s 2006 film shows how a young couple’s love blossoms just before their wedding.

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

This family entertainer was one of the highest grossing movies of 2015 and is proof that Sooraj Barjatya is indeed the king of wholesome family movies in Bollywood. With Salman Khan and Sonam Kapoor in the main roles, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo marks Barjatya and Khan’s fourth collaboration.


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