Zoya Akhtar Birthday Special: 5 Defining Films Of Hindi Cinema That Prove The Filmmaker Is a Maverick

As Zoya Akhtar turns a year older here are 5 films by films Zoya Akhtar that proves her unique vision and style of direction.

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    Gully Boy: With Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh as leads in 2109 released Gully Boy, Zoya Akhtar has presented a very heartwarming and an inspirational story. This rap, rags to riches story is based on the lives and journey of underground rappers- Divine and Naezy.(Image source: Imdb)

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    Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara: Directed by Zoya Akhtar, this 2011 film is about 3 friends who take a trip to Spain starring Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif and Kalki Koechlin. This represents friendship, love and life in a beautiful way.(Image source: Imdb)

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    Dil Dhadakne Do: Released in 2015, this film is about a family which takes a cruise holiday to celebrate their parent's anniversary with friends and family. It stars Anushka Sharma, Priyanka Chopra, Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Farhan Akhtar, Rahul Bose and Vikrant Massey. Zoya Akhtar yet again amazes the audience with how relationships and it's complexities unfold.(Image source: Imdb)

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    Bombay Talkies : Directed by Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee and Karan Johar, Bombay Talkies celebrated 100 years of Hindi cinema in 2013. Zoya Akhtar directorial part showcases of a 12-year-old boy who dreams of becoming a Bollywood dancer and worships a Katrina Kaif barbie.(Image source: Imdb)

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    Lust Stories: Again, directed by Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Anurag Kashyap and Karan Johar this 2108 Netflix exclusive film showcases the theme of Lust. Zoya Akhtar's part narrates the story of a housemaid (Bhumi Pednekar) who is in a sexual relationship with her employer (Neil Bhoopalam) only to be jolted back to reality.(Image source: Imdb)

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