What makes Ali Abbas Zafar’s movies tick


Ali Abbas Zafar is thought for making crowd-pleasing movies, and over time, with many Salman Khan movies, the filmmaker has proved that he has definitely cracked the code for making content material that’s liked by the plenty. With movies like Tiger Zinda Hai, Sultan, Bharat amongst others, Zafar managed to create a larger-than-life world the place you won’t agree with every part, however nonetheless go alongside for the experience.

With Ali Abbas Zafar’s debut net collection Tandav premiering on Amazon Prime Video on January 15, we take a look at what makes his movies tick.

1. A star on the centre

Using the phrase ‘content is king’ turned the brand new norm after mainstream cinema realised that it isn’t essential for a movie to have a Khan on the centre to earn Rs 100 crores. And whereas it isn’t essential {that a} movie with Salman or Shah Rukh will go away you impressed, it absolutely is designed to attract you into theatres in the course of the opening weekend. Ali Abbas Zafar believes within the old-school philosophy of attracting his viewers with the promise of an enormous star. Ever since he first collaborated with Salman Khan in Sultan, Zafar has forged a ‘big star’ within the lead. In Tandav, the forged is led by Saif Ali Khan.

2. Larger-than-life expertise

Keeping in sync along with his philosophy of constructing a world round an enormous star, Zafar’s movies imagine in giving the viewers a larger-than-life expertise. Be it the over-the-top health montages of Sultan, the unrealistic plot of Tiger Zinda Hai, and even the heightened and exaggerated world of Bharat, Zafar’s movies are set in a world that’s far faraway from actuality, and it often works in his favour.

3. The easy storytelling

In inspecting Zafar’s earlier works, it’s fairly evident that his initiatives don’t essentially imagine in surprising the viewers with surprising plot twists, however actually, he believes within the simplicity of telling a narrative. Be it the straightforward story construction of Bharat that jumps from decade to decade, or the ‘fallen hero’ trope in Sultan, Zafar’s movies don’t bask in a non-traditional storytelling format. From the trailer of Tandav, it seems that this explicit side of Zafar’s work might be challenged right here.

4. A love story on the core

All of Ali Abbas Zafar’s movies till now have had a love story at their core. Be it the household drama Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, spy thriller Tiger Zinda Hai, sports activities movie Sultan, and even the gangster movie Gunday, the principal characters in all these movies have been pushed by love. While Gunday felt like an ode to friendship, the movie bought its battle solely as a result of the 2 male leads have been in love with the identical lady. This recurring issue of Zafar’s filmography will most likely change with Tandav as teasers counsel that it’s largely a political drama.

5. Music with an extended shelf life

Ali Abbas Zafar grew to be a major filmmaker within the final decade, and one can’t ignore that this was additionally the last decade when Hindi movie suffered by an epidemic of remixes and reboots. Be it the melodious “Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai” from Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, the lovestruck “Jag Ghoomeya” from Sultan or the extraordinarily fashionable “Dil Diyan Gallan” from Tiger Zinda Hai, Zafar, with the assistance of Sohail Sen and Vishal-Shekhar, has managed to take care of the appeal of Hindi movie music in an age the place its future seems to be fairly unsure.


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