Happy Birthday, Aanand L Rai: A Journey Through His Memorable Films As A Groundbreaking Filmmaker

A Cinematic Maestro: Revisiting Aanand L Rai's Directorial And Production Marvels On His Birthday

Acclaimed Indian filmmaker Aanand L Rai is known for his unique storytelling style and ability to connect with audiences. As we celebrate this legend’s birthday on 28th June, let’s take a nostalgic trip down memory lane and revisit some of his notable works that have left an indelible mark on the Indian film industry. Here are six must-watch films directed or produced by Aanand L Rai:

Tanu Weds Manu

A delightful romantic comedy, Tanu Weds Manu cemented Aanand L Rai’s standing as a pathbreaking director in Indian cinema. Starring R. Madhavan and Kangana Ranaut in the lead roles, the film tells the story of an unconventional love triangle. With its witty dialogues, charming characters, catchy songs and endearing performances, it not only became a sleeper hit but was also widely lauded by critics.

Tanu Weds Manu: Returns

The sequel to the immensely popular Tanu Weds Manu, this film took the story further and showcased the journey of Tanu and Manu's marriage. Aanand L Rai once again succeeded in delivering a heartfelt and entertaining film with Tanu Weds Manu: Returns. Just like its predecessor, the film ruled over both audiences’ hearts and the box office.


Produced by Aanand L Rai, Newton garnered widespread acclaim in not only India but also internationally. The film follows the story of a principled government clerk, played by Rajkummar Rao, who is determined to conduct fair elections in a conflict-ridden area. With its take on the Indian electoral system, Newton became India’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 90th Academy Awards.


As a producer, Aanand L Rai backed the one-of-its-kind horror film Tumbbad. Directed by Rahi Anil Barve, the film tells a dark and captivating tale set in a village haunted by an ancient curse. With its haunting visuals, gripping narrative, and exceptional performances, Tumbbad received critical acclaim and became a cult favourite among horror-film enthusiasts.


Directed by Aanand L Rai, Raanjhanaa boasts a poignant love story set in Varanasi. The film stars Dhanush and Sonam Kapoor in the lead, and it explores the themes of unrequited love and sacrifice. With its soulful music, powerful performances, and nuanced storytelling, Raanjhanaa resonated with audiences nationwide and solidified Aanand L Rai’s standing as a prolific filmmaker.

Atrangi Re

Helmed by Aanand L Rai, Atrangi Re starred Dhanush, Sara Ali Khan, and Akshay Kumar in pivotal roles. This romantic drama is a captivating tale that traverses different timelines. With Aanand L Rai's knack for storytelling and a stellar cast, Atrangi Re managed to win the hearts of cinephiles worldwide.

Raksha Bandhan

Aanand L Rai's 2022 film Raksha Bandhan beautifully captured the bond between siblings. Starring Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar in the lead roles, the family comedy-drama revolved around a brother's unconditional love and support for his sisters. With Aanand L Rai's directorial finesse and a compelling story, Raksha Bandhan struck a chord with audiences and also received critical acclaim for its emotional depth and impressive performances.

The aforementioned films are a testament to Anand L Rai’s unrivalled artistic brilliance as a filmmaker. Up next, he has the Dhanush-starrer Tere Ishk Mein in the pipeline. But that’s not all! Rai is also producing the Marathi film Jhimma 2 and the sequel of Haseen Dilruba, Phir Aayi Haseen Dilruba.

Aanand L Rai Turns A Year Older, But His Exciting Ventures Continue To Make Waves In Indian Cinema

Lights, camera, and a thunderous round of applause! Renowned filmmaker Aanand L Rai, the maestro behind some awe-inspiring movies, rang in his 52nd birthday on June 28, 2023. As the candles on his birthday cake flickered, Rai stood as a true testament to his unwavering passion and dedication to the art of storytelling. 

Last year as well as this year have been nothing short of extraordinary for Rai’s Colour Yellow Productions. Embarking on a new and exhilarating journey, he took a leap into regional cinema, captivating audiences with the critically acclaimed Marathi film Aatmapamphlet. The filmmaker has also taken the reins of Jhimma 2, the much-awaited sequel of the hit Marathi film Jhimma. 

Talking about his love for his craft, Aanand L Rai expressed, "Storytelling is the language that binds us all, transcending boundaries and captivating souls. On my birthday, I stand grateful for the unwavering love and support, and I promise to continue weaving tales that resonate with the hearts of cinephiles across the globe."

But that's not all! The excitement reached a fever pitch with the highly anticipated announcement of his next collaboration with superstar Dhanush in Tere Ishk Mein. Rai’s visionary approach to storytelling shines through as he weaves together a tale of love and passion, set to mesmerize audiences like never before. And his creative prowess doesn't end there. Rai has also donned the producer’s hat for the sequel of the enthralling Haseen Dillruba, titled Phir Aayi Haseen Dillruba.

With each project, Aanand L Rai redefines the very essence of filmmaking, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of cinephiles worldwide.

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