Discover ‘Udi’ – Bollywood masterpiece from the movie ‘Guzaarish’

Posted by: Adhika | Posted on: June 12th, 2012 | No Comments

In Bollywood, a special combination of elements is needed to create an innovative flamenco vibe – a display of dim light candles, sensual red roses hinting at new romance, contrasting ambiant carbaret lighting, a giant majestic buddha statue setting a tranquil mood, an exquisite filmy flamenco flair song sang by Sunidhi Chauhan and of course a brilliant dance choreography by none other than Aishwarya Rai!

You’ll find all these elements in the Bollywood song ‘Udi’ featured in the movie ‘Guzaarish.’ Here is the video of the song:

The catalyst behind creating this masterpiece is the vision Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali applied to all these elements. He wanted to create a very special chemistry between the characters being portrayed while creating a feeling of spontanouity to the piece, so he worked very meticulously to have everything perfectly set to bring this vision to life.

Biography of Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Although Sanjay Leela Bhansali originally belongs to Rajasthan, his family migrated to Bombay from Rajasthan where they have permanently settled. Sanjay Leela Bhansali was born on 24th February 1963 in Mumbai, India. Mumbai is the hub of film industry in India and no surprise on where he got his inspiration from. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is the alumnus of Film and Television Institute of India.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali started off as an assistant to another famous director – Vidhu Vinod Chopra while shooting for the movie Parinda, 1942 a love story and Kareeb. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s first film as a director was the ‘Khamoshi- The musical’ The movie however failed to make big collections despite having the most famous faces in the Bollywood industry- Salman Khan, Nana Patekar and Manisha Koirala. His next film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam was however a blockbuster and made great success. He defined his style of film making with Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and was regarded as one of the best directors in Bollywood. One can find heavy influence of Rajasthani culture and tradition in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s films and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam is one such example. Later on he directed many other hit films including Devdas, Black, Guzarish and Saawariya (Saawariya however didn’t do well in the markets and was his only flop film)

With Guzarish, Sanjay Leela Bhansali entered in the music direction field along with direction. Sanjay Leela Bhansali has also written scipt for 1942 A love story, Khamoshi and Guzarish. He has produced Hum Dil de chuke sanam, Black, Saawariya, My friend Pinto and the upcoming movie Rowdy Rathore. Currently he is working on Chenab Gandhi which is based on Indian freedom fighter Abdul Ghaffar Khan also known as Frontier Gandhi. You can find more information on Sanjay Leela Bhansali in his official website –

Here is a special behind the scenes of what took place behind the scenes to bring a cinematic masterpiece such as Udi to life:


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