Sanjay Mishra is a name that mainstream Bollywood doesn’t usually showcase. Other than a few small roles here and there, He is mostly seen in the independent artistic films. His debut movie was ‘Hey Darling! Yeh hai India’ in the 1995 and since then he has been an essential part of India cinema, and has been a part of a lot of movies.
1. Ankhon Dekhi (2013)This movie is undoubtedly Sanjay Mishra’s best work and even helped him bag an award for Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actor for his role as ‘Bauji’, the protagonist. The movie pivots around the concept that after a dramatic incident, the protagonist will only believe in the things that he sees with his own eyes.
2. Masaan (2015)The plot of the movie revolves around two stories, the life of a father and a daughter and another about a young helpless couple, in the ancient city of Banaras and along the banks of the reverend Ganga, destined to coalesce.
3. Saare Jahaan se Mehnga (2013)The movie is filled with social political tones, touching the inflation hit middle class section of India. Satirising the events of the daily life of the common man, the movie will make you laugh for the way one can relate to the hilarious views in life.
4. Phas Gaye Re Obama (2010)The story of Om Shastri who, after a failed business, returns to India to sell of his ancestral property but his duped by thugs assuming him to be rich international businessman. The movie is a satirical take on the recession days that had hit USA around that time.
5. Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015)A movie that revolves around the social institution of marriage and how society and its pressure are difficult to deal with. One wonders while watching the movie, will the couple make it through the waters or drown in the waves?
6. War Chhod Na Yaar (2013)This movie is considered to be the first war comedy and it satirizes the war through its humour and subtle jokes. With a brilliant star cast of Sharman Joshi, Javed Jaffrey, Soha Ali Khan, this movie has the perfect blend of actors for it to be entertaining.
7. Jolly LLB (2013) and Jolly LLB 2 (2017)Courtroom drama and humour can always make way for an amazing movie. And, when one has two of such an amazing comedy, it is great. The first movie revolves around the courtroom case that a lawyer fights against his own idol, while the second deals with a ruthless battle between two employees after the first one makes an innocent mistake.
8. Golmaal SeriesRohit Shetty has time and again proved that he is one of the best comedy movie directors that Bollywood has produced. His Golmaal series are a hysterical muddled up series of events which create the perfect comedy.
9. Aloo Chaat (2009)A comedy that subtly ridicules the caste orthodox mindset of India, the movie is about the entertaining love story of a Hindu boy who tried to convince his family to like his Muslim girlfriend.