When it comes to movies, few things we show our interest in are the cast of the film, the plot, number of songs present in the film to give us a pleasant musical trip and most of the times nothing more than that. And even if we don’t bother to know the name of the directors and producers, somehow the trailers or the posters let us know their names with big letters for they are believed to be the significant individuals who created the celluloid venture, which is true.
But there is someone who does his job silently without being noticed much by the audience because he does the most thankless job in the world which is certainly one of the most significant ones in the vast process of filmmaking, i.e scriptwriting.
Bollywood has produced one of the best scriptwriters in the world and is still producing gems, but people can hardly name a few because of lack of exposure these writers get. But the circumstances were not always like this. In the initial years of Indian Cinema, the scriptwriters were believed to be the kings of the movies and were given immense exposure, but gradually this culture abolished, which resulted in scriptwriting to be the most underrated job in the industry.
Though scriptwriting is a faded job, Bollywood has never stopped itself from producing colorful outcomes. So let’s talk about 3 most promising scriptwriters of modern-day Bollywood.
This 38-year-old multitalented guy from Himachal Pradesh has proven himself to be one of the most promising scriptwriters of new generation Bollywood. His film Masaan a.k.a Fly Away Solo has traveled all the way to Cannes to win awards. He has also contributed in writing India’s First Netflix Original series ‘Sacred Games’. His works are well acknowledged across the world and we are waiting to witness more works of brilliance out of his pen.
Lage Raho Munna Bhai, 3 Idiots, PK, Wazir, Sanju are the greatest works of this writer. Abhijat Joshi is a professor of English who has an immense contribution in Bollywood. He is an institution in himself and his works are something to learn from. Most of his collaborations are with Vidhu Vinod Chopra productions and whenever this combination presents something to the film lovers, magic happens.
Yeah, of course, Gangs of Wasseypur is the film which comes to our mind when we talk about Anurag Kashyap. But how can we forget the benchmark film ‘Satya’? Yes, Kashyap was the man behind Satya. He co-wrote this film which changed the whole scenario of Bollywood. Kashyap has also written outstanding films like Dev D, Black Friday, Gulaal, Wasseypur and many more. He is known for his brave plots and out of the box ideas which makes him an inspiration for a lot of writers.