Ranbir Kapoor – an actor who has proved that he deserves to be in the film industry in spite of the failure of some of his movies.
Ranbir Kapoor had a legacy to follow. Being the son of famous veteran actors, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor and the grandson of the famous all-rounder, Raj Kapoor, he had a lot to prove. Some of the films Kapoor did have proved his acting skills beyond doubt even though the movies bombed at the box office.
Kapoor started his career with the award-winning director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Saawariya but his debut film failed. But this did not stop him. After that, he has delivered a number of hits and there have been also been some flops but his acting keeps on improving with every passing movie.
These are the top 5 finest performances of Ranbir Kapoor, in the hope that there are a lot more to left to see:
1) Wake Up Sid
Directed by Ayan Mukherjee and starring Ranbir Kapoor and Konkana Sen Sharma this film that was produced under the banners of Dharma Productions changed the career of Ranbir Kapoor. This was one of his best performances. The film became an instant hit, influencing the youth positively in the year of 2009.
2) Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
This movie is a romantic comedy and it become a sensational hit with beautiful music. Starring Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif and directed by Rajkumar Santoshi the film took Kapoor towards the peak of his career, changing the entire line up of his movies.
This was director Prakash Jha’s big budget political drama, starring Ranbir Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Katrina Kaif, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Vajpayee and Ajay Devgn. It was based on the Mahabharata and Mario Puzo’s Novel The Godfather. Unlike most of the movies Kapoor had done before, this one saw him playing a serious character in a negative yet positive role. He was also nominated for various awards for his performance in this film.
Barfi, that released in 2011 was directed by Anurag Basu, starring Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D’cruz. The music of the movie was extremely praised. But what really won hearts of the audiences was Ranbir Kapoor’s character in the film. Here he plays the role of a mute and deaf person while Priyanka played the role of an autistic woman. The movie embarks on the feeling that love can do and be anything and it does not need words, feelings are enough.
This was Ranbir Kapoor’s first working with Imtiaz Ali. The movie also starred Nargis Fakhri. This combo of actor and director fuelled an intense movie with amazing music. Rockstar became a blockbuster and Kapoor’s acting was not only loved by the audiences but also acclaimed by the critics. Kapoor, who plays a college boy aspiring to be a singer and learns that a singer should travel through emotional pain did a commendable job. Jordan’s undying love for the woman of his life along with his ‘madness’ for her was communicated well.
There are other movies like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Tamasha, Bombay Velvet, Rocket Singh etc. that also deserve a mention.
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