Master of the craft!
(Yash Chopra is often referred to as the king of romance but a look at his oeuvre reveals that he experimented with different genres }
WITH Punjab and Punjabiyat being the underlying theme, Yash Chopra loved making romantic films. According to Chopra, filmmaking is a business of ideas and nothing can survive with hype alone. He had his fingers firmly on the pulse of the audience. Chopra began by directing films based on socially significant themes like Dhool Ka Phool, Waqt and Ittefaq with brother Baldev Raj Chopra before branching out. Yash Chopra launched his own production with blockbuster Daag, which was criticised for tacitly endorsing bigamy but it catapulted Chopra to the pinnacle of glory.
The image of the angry young man, which was created in Prakash Mehra’s Zanjeer, acquired flesh and blood in Chopra’s Deewar. Till date, the character of Vijay, played by Amitabh Bachchan, remains one of the most consummate studies of anger and rebellion in popular cinema.