To say Ranbir Kapoor is a brilliant performer would be an understatement. He becomes the character and makes its pleasures, pains and psyche completely palpable. After the thunderous success of Sanju, he has rediscovered his stardom and finally found his lost ground again. But there have been many films that were far more engaging, engrossing and enlightening. Here are Ranbir’s three films that deserved to be BLOCKBUSTERS:-
1. Rocket Singh: Salesman Of The Year (2009)
Describing his experience of working on this film, Ranbir called this film as his ‘Munnabhai’, as it was directed by Shimit Amin, written by Jaideep Sahni and produced by YRF. The film saw the actor play Harpreet Singh Bedi, a man filled with saccharine simplicity and excessive goodness, who aspires to be a salesman, there goes the irony. There were two sides to Ranbir’s performance in Rocket Singh, a gullible, naive newbie, trying to adjust into the working atmosphere of his office, and an assertive, truthful salesman, wanting to break away from the manipulative model of the business world. It was a performance straight from the heart, straight to the heart.
2. Tamasha (2015)
Just like Rocket Singh, there was a certain, perceptible sense of duality in Ranbir’s character in Tamasha as well. This character was Ved, who pretends to be something else, but yearns for something else. His emotional transformation happened with the help of some deep-rooted, metaphorical conversations with a storyteller, an auto-rickshaw driver and above all, the ray of hope in his darkened life, Tara. And such gradual metamorphosis wouldn’t have looked as engaging and sympathetic had it not been for Ranbir Kapoor’s effortless display of a gamut of emotions, which made Ved look like an ordinary working slave from the crowd, and not a larger-than-life and heroic personality.
3. Jagga Jasoos (2017)
A film that was in the making for over four years, Jagga Jasoos was a cinematic experience that can be best described as “Once in a Lifetime”. And when you have a stammering protagonist who sings to communicate with people, you wouldn’t expect anything less than a musical, alas, that was the exact aspect of Jagga Jasoos that invited polarizing response from the audience. It was only for the leading man’s heartfelt and sincere performance that they came together on the same page. It’s a pity the film didn’t work, especially when it had scale, ambition, heart and a plausible performance by Ranbir Kapoor.
We all know he’s celebrating his 36th birthday today, and Alia Bhatt took to her Instagram account to wish him the same. Have a look right here:-
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Gearing up for Brahmastra, Shamshera and a film with Luv Ranjan, here’s hoping Ranbir continues to shine bright as an actor!
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