Abbas Tyrewala is an Indian film director, story writer, screenwriter, dialogue writer, and lyricist. He was born on May 15, 1974. He has worked in Bollywood films, and Hindi dubbed films. Abbas was born in a poor Muslim family in Mumbai and brought up in the same.
His father owned a tire repair shop, and his mother was a housewife, both of them did everything for Abbas so that he can get a good education. Abbas got five awards out of which two were Zee Cine Awards, one Filmfare award, and two IIFA awards.
Abbas went to St. Xavier’s College at Mumbai, from where he did his graduation and he was also working on plays and songs. During his graduation, he was contacted by one of his friends for a Jingle writing which he accepted and wrote a jingle for Cinema extra bright tube light in a short time in 1993.
Later, Abbas started accepting any job thrown at him. A month before his final examination he left his college to work for Ogilvy & Mather PR Company where he worked for a year. Then, Abbas entered TV and joined Cine Vista as a Creative Consultant.
He left TV industry in 2000 and joined the Film Industry. His career in Film Industry kicked off after he wrote the lyrics for the movie Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar in the year 2000. He then performed as a story and dialogue writer in 2001 historical drama Asoka starring Shahrukh Khan and as Screenplay writer in 2001 sports drama Lagaan starring Aamir Khan.
Both of the films were a huge success. He also worked as a lyricist for a 2001 Telugu Movie Kushi which marked his debut in Telugu Cinema. In 2002, he was the lyricist for the movie Leela. Year 2003 was an important year for Abbas as he played an important role in many films and won many awards and got nominated for its work.
The two major films of the year were Maqbool, a crime tragedy directed by
, in which he worked as an actor and Screenplay writer, and the other was Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., a comedy-drama directed by
, in which he was dialogue writer.
Abbas was awarded many awards for these two films – For Maqbool, he won both IIFA and Zee Cine award for Best Screenplay, and for Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. he won Filmfare, IIFA, and Zee Cine award for Best Dialogue in 2005 and 2004 respectively.
He worked as writer and lyricist for Chupke Se in the same year which was a Romantic Comedy directed by Shina Urvashi. Abbas performed as the story writer, screenwriter and dialogue writer in the horror film and as a lyricist in Paanch.
In the year 2004,
Main Hoon Na
Shah Rukh Khan
released which employed Abbas as Storywriter, Screenwriter and dialogue writer and was well received by the audience. He also wrote the story of Gudumba Shankar for Telugu cinema.
The year 2005 was also a year of work for Abbas. Shikhar, a drama film, whose screenplay was written by him. Vaada, a thriller film directed by , also has a contribution of Abbas in the field of story writing and dialogues.
He also worked as a story and dialogue writer in the film
, which was a romantic comedy movie and did well at box office. In the year 2006, he got married to Paakhi Tyrewala. He wrote the dialogues for 2007 release Welcome which was a brilliant comedy film. De Talli which was 2008 release was also written by him.
Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, was released in 2008 is also a romantic drama film, with Abbas as Director, Story writer, and Screenwriter. This film became the debut film of Abbas as Director. He was also nominated for various awards like Star Guild and Filmfare for its various works for the film.
In the year 2010, film Jhoota Hi Sahi starring
and his wife Paakhi was released in which he was the director, screenwriter and lyricist. The film was a flop and a setback for both him and his wife and it took time for him to recover.
In the year 2011, Mere Brother Ki Dulhania, produced by
was released which was written by Abbas and earned about three times the budget. Bang Bang!, which was Hindi remake of Knight and Day, has it's dialogues written by Abbas. This film was also able to perform well at Box office. The latest project of Abbas is the Hindi dubbing of dialogues and lyrics of the film 2.0 of Superstar Rajnikanth and