Remembering Yash Chopra, the legendary Director-Producer of Hindi cinema, on his birth 6th death anniversary today.

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Yash Chopra was also known as the ‘King of Romance’ in Hindi film industry for the countless films he produced/ directed in the romance genre.

Born on 27 September 1932, Yash Chopra’s journey began from the lush green fields of Punjab, which kept reappearing in his films in all their splendour. Yash Chopra started out as an assistant to his brother, B R Chopra and later made his directorial debut with Dhool Ka Phool in 1959. The Chopra brothers made several more movies together during the late 50s and 60s. Yash Chopra’s first commercial as well as critical success was Waqt (1965), a multi-star family drama. In 1973, Chopra launched his own production company Yash Raj Films with the box office hit Daag: A poem of Love.

Though he started out in late 50s, Chopra always had his finger on the pulse of the audience and continued to deliver blockbusters in every following decade. His repertoire includes iconic angry-young man films like ’Trishul’ and ‘Deewar’, both featuring Amitabh Bachchan in central roles, but in the later years Chopra was more and more associated with the ‘romance’ genre. Although he began his career making different kinds of films, Chopra is today known mostly for the romantic films like ‘Silsila’, ‘Chandni’ and ‘Dilwale Duhania Le Jayenge’.

A master storyteller, Yash Chopra changed the face of romance in Hindi cinema to become a brand in Hindi cinema with numerous hits under his belt in his five-decade long illustrious career.

Considered among one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of Hindi cinema, Chopra’s career has spanned over five decades and over 50 films. Yash Chopra changed the face of romance in Hindi cinema to become a brand in Hindi cinema with numerous hits under his belt in his long illustrious career.

Yash Chopra will remain the trendiest director of his era who revolutionized the craft of filmmaking and changed Bollywood… forever.

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