It's time to take a moment to thank one of the finest filmmakers of our era, Tigmanshu Dhulia. Born on 3 July 1967, the man with beautiful vision gave a twist to Indian cinema with his raw and heart-touching dialogues. His films have always stood apart not just from others, but also his own. His films Dil Se, Zero, Paan Singh Tomar, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster, Gangs of Wasseypur franchise, Shagird, Shahid, Manjhi - The Mountain Man, Milan Talkies are some of the much-talked-about ones. But here are some lesser-known facts of the actor-writer-director, that you must have not stumbled upon before! Milan Talkies: 5 Reasons Why You Should Watch The Ali Fazal-Tigmanshu Dhulia Starrer.
Made Dil Se Crispier: As a writer of this Shah Rukh Khan starrer, he had a huge responsibility of making the film relevant to the pan-India audience. South filmmaker Mai Ratnam, trusted him to translate the Sujatha written Tamil dialogues into English and then Hindi to make them impactful.
Awards: We haven't seen him much in the award ceremonies. But do you know, he has received awards like Stardust Award (2012) as the Best Director for Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster, SAARC Film Festival (2013) Best Director for Paan Singh Tomar, Filmfare Award (2013) Best Screenplay for Paan Singh Tomar?
The ultimate dream: Tigmanshu Dhulia had announced in 2017 that he wanted to bankroll and make a film named Ek Purani Lovestory. Guess who is his dream cast? It's Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Salman Khan.
Family: There is not much been discussed about Dhulia's family background. But you will be thrilled to know that his father was a judge at the Allahabad High Court. His mother was a professor of Sanskrit. Now, you know that is was all in the genes.
His education: His education certainly reflects the kind of treatment he gives to his films. For the uninitiated, he completed his education through three colleges. He has done majors in English, Economics and Modern History. He also has a master's degree in Theatre at the National School of Drama in New Delhi.