The Gujarati film industry is like a big storytelling playground in Gujarat. It's getting more and more popular because it is showcasing their best works and their potential. Dialogue writers are like the architects of stories. They use the language to make the stories feel just right. These writers are like magic-makers, turning words into tales everyone can enjoy. They mix the old traditions with new ideas, ensuring the stories connect with people. So, next time you watch a Gujarati film and love what the characters say, remember these dialogue writers make the words dance on the screen.
1. Madhukar Upadhyay
He has contributed to various Gujarati movies like Chhello Divas (2015), directed by Krishnadev Yagnik. It is about the college life of some friends who explore the different phases of a relationship. He wrote dialogues that impart humor that makes it relatable to its spectators. Another film he has contributed to is the 2018 film Sharato Lagu, directed by Neeraj Joshi. It's a rom-com with chaos revolving around humor and characters' emotional phases. Last is his 2020 film Golkeri, directed by Viral Shah. It is a family drama. It portrays the challenges faced by a couple after marriage.
2. Pravin Solanki
He has contributed to many movies, including Gujjubhai - The Great, directed by Ishaan Randeria in 2015. It's a comedy film with the lead character as Siddharth Randeria. His dialogues were full of entertainment. Another was his Love Ni Bhavai, directed by Sandeep Patel in 2017. It is a romantic drama film exploring the challenges in a modern relationship. His dialogues in comedy films are a treat; another comedy-drama film is Luv Ni Love Storys, directed by Durgesh Tanna.
3. Tushar Shukla
Tushar Shukla is also associated with the college life comedy film of 2015, Chhello Divas, along with other dialogue writers like Arpita Brahmbhatt, Ankit Trivedi, and Prapti Ajwalia, directed by Krishnadev Yagnik and also with Shu Thayu? a 2018 comedy film depicting the concept of arrange-marriage and humorous plot arising out of such relationship collateral to the arranged marriage couple. This movie is directed by Krishnadev Yagnik, who also contributed to dialogue-writing. The film's lead roles feature Malhar Thakar, Yash Soni, Kinjal Rajpriya, and Mitra Gadhvi.
4. Ankit Trivedi
Ankit Trivedi has written dialogues for various movies ranging from sports drama, Rom-Com, and Historical drama. A sports drama, Gujarat 11 (2019), directed by Jayant Gilatar. This movie was about the cricket team and its journey, Vitamin She, a 2017 Rom-com film directed by Faisal Hashmi, and Premji: Rise of a Warrior, a 2015 warrior film directed by Vijaygiri Bava, respectively.
5. Vipul Mehta
Vipul Mehta is a renowned dialogue writer from the Gujarati Film Industry and done a film named Kevi Rite Jaish, directed by Abhishek Jain. This comedy/drama movie talks about the aspiration of the people of Gujarat to settle abroad and the problem of brain drain. Carry On Kesar, directed by Vipul Mehta himself, is a 2017 family drama film showcasing surrogacy. Best of Luck Laalu (2017) comedy film depicts the life of a couple who wants to have a child but is facing struggles regarding conceiving the child.
6. Rahul Patel
Rahul Patel is also a famous Gujarati dialogue writer associated with Love Ni Bhavai (2017); a romantic/drama film directed by Sandeep Patel that explores the complexities of modern relationships. The dialogue in this movie was emotional and resonated with the audience perfectly. A Musical drama movie (2017), Tambura, directed by Dhwani Gautam, is also good to watch and relax. And lastly, a 2017 comedy/drama film that depicts the life of a backbencher and his perspective and learnings.
7. Bhavesh Mandalia
Bhavesh Mandalia is a writer who mainly writes for thriller and crime movies. He has written dialogues of the dilemma that an individual faces while going between ethical character and realism in the 2016 film Wrong Side Raju, a thriller directed by Mikhil Musale showing the protagonist stuck into a hit-and-run case. He has also written intense dialogues for a 2019 crime-drama film revolving around the life of a gangster, directed by Shailesh Prajapati. He has also been associated with Natsamrat, a 2018 Gujarati adaptation based on the Marathi play by V.V Shirwadkar.
8. Prayag Dave
Prayag Dave has been very successful with his dialogue writing in movies like Tamburo, a musical drama in 2017 directed by Dhwani Gautam, and a comedy film in 2019 (Short Circuit) which depicts a robot and comical and chaotic circumstances arising from such a situation.
9. Paresh Vyas
Paresh Vyas has played a crucial role in a 2014 film by Faisal Hashmi, "Paathshala," which focuses on the challenges of our education system. Furthermore, he has also been with the 2017 comedy film Backbencher and associated with Umang Vyas directed film which is a Gujarati adaption of Ventilator (2018). His dialogues show his versatility and unique approach to show character building and connection with characters.
10. Chinmay Parmar
Chinmay Parmar added a dash of humor and emotion through his dialogue magic in Gujarati films. In "Cash on Delivery" (2017), directed by Neeraj Joshi, his witty lines likely played a part in the comedy of mistaken identities, creating laughter and confusion in the storyline. Transitioning to "Aav Taru Kari Nakhu" (2017), directed by Rahul Mevawala, Parmar's dialogues probably delved into the complexities of family relationships, bringing out the emotions and conflicts that make the drama relatable. Lastly, in "Lapet" (2018), directed by Nishith Brahmbhatt, Parmar's words would have contributed to the comedic elements, enhancing character interactions in this tale of friends aiming for quick money.
In conclusion, the Gujarati film industry stands as a vibrant one with fantastic storytelling ability, weaving together the rich traditions of Gujarat with modern narratives. It has developed various ideas to knit modern ideas to impart social awareness regarding the most relevant matters, whether education system defects or surrogacy. The dialogue writers emerge as unsung heroes, crafting words that breathe life into the characters and resonate with audiences near and far. Their ability to balance tradition with contemporary themes has propelled the industry forward, earning admiration for its unique cinematic voice. Thus, it balances conservative and liberal worlds while making people understand the art of cinema. As Gujarat's cultural stories continue to unfold on the silver screen, the dialogue writers remain integral to the industry's success, ensuring that each word spoken reflects the heart and soul of this dynamic and evolving film landscape.