From a fanatical lover in Dil Maange More to a daring soldier in Rangoon, here’s watching some highly underrated Shahid Kapoor films and performances because the star turns 39.
Shahid Kapoor has been acting in films for the last 17 years, but tryst with its functioning happened even before. He was a neighborhood of Shiamak Davar’s dance troupe and was also seen and spotted much later by fans in films like Dil To Pagal Hai and Taal. In 2003, he made his debut with the dance film, Ishq Vishk, and there couldn’t are a more appropriate beginning of his career.
Coupled with what the industry and therefore the trade call the chocolate-boy looks, and a few impeccable dancing skills, he was here to remain and stay for long. In an interview last year, while talking about the historic success of the widely polarised Kabir Singh, he said he has given more flops than hits, and it had been disappointing to listen to it because his film choices may have faltered, but never deserved to be dismissed as scathingly they were.
In another interview back in 2013, he spoke how he has been a touch unlucky and there have been tons of things that could’ve gone his way but didn’t. Had luck been more on his side, tons of his films would are and will are successes. Especially these five:
1. Dil Maange More (2004)
It came after an enthralling debut (Ishq Vishk) and a crooked thriller (Fida). The failure of Fida could have compelled the manufacturers to take advantage on his chocolate-boy looks and provides him not one or two but three actresses to woo and romance. And what better title than Dil Maange More? Kapoor had the innocence of a hapless and passionate lover and was sincere during a harmless and heartfelt love quadrangle. It had that one thing that’s not fairly often seen in movies today- Niceness!
2. Shikhar (2005)
When was the last Bollywood film you saw that did not have a message tucked beneath its narrative? A farcical entertainer is termed as frivolous and gazed with frustration in today’s critical times. But back in 2005, when the social media sensation was faraway from dominating our opinions, eyes and fingers, came a movie that had everything you would like during a film today. It tackled the difficulty of greed and lust for power and the way a man’s naïveté is employed for his own destruction. Kapoor was that man, pitied against the shrewd and sly Ajay Devgn. It wasn’t the type of face-off we saw in War or Singham, this was a battle very personal. it had been a clash of remorselessness and repentance. Shikhar may be a film that can’t fail in 2020!
3. Mausam (2011)
Father Pankaj Kapur made a larger-than-life romance together with his son that spanned over the years. It started from the heartlands of Punjab, moved to the lusciousness of Scotland, and led to the horrific riots of Ahemdabad, although Harry, the character Kapoor essayed, did not have a traumatic end. Kapoor played a feisty young boy who dreams of joining the Indian Air Force. His comic timing was spot-on, then were his boyish looks that the filmmaker put to good use. But the actor also played a righteous Air Force Officer, channelling his intense and quaint side to offer the film its timelessness. It didn’t connect with the viewers. Maybe Kapoor’s transformation seemed too abrupt and early, which can have led them to the disconnect together with his romance , but Mausam had an earnestness in its storytelling, and Kapur mounted the film as breathtakingly as he could. And Shahid Kapoor also did all he could.
4. Phata Poster Nikhla Hero (2013)
There’s something really entertaining about watching slapstick entertainers that do not take themselves seriously. All they want is that the audience features a blast . the type of films where the director and therefore the actor rely more on the actors and their performances over the story are literally the foremost difficult to form and mount. Rajkumar Santoshi’s Phata Poster Nikhla Hero was one such film. it had been a satisfying and relaxing film about an aspiring actor whose mother wants him to be a policeman . It had some fantastic gags, like that terrific Salman Khan cameo, or Shahid Kapoor’s endless requests to a filmmaker to offer him an opportunity in his film. Santoshi brought back the innocuous filmmaking, but maybe the audience didn’t want another comedy on the lines of his classic Andaz Apna Apna. But this comedy was more childlike than childish, for sure!
5. Rangoon (2017)
It pains once you miss your hattrick. It must are hard for both Shahid Kapoor and Vishal Bhardwaj too once they missed the bus after almost conquering the skies with Kaminey and Haider. In Rangoon, Kapoor played Jamadar Nawab Malik, who fell crazy with the starlet, Julia. Bhardwaj, being the poet he’s , gave depth to their romance and also laced their scenes with wit and humour. But his writing isn’t embraced with the maximum amount warmth because it deserves. Rangoon might not are as engaging as Kaminey and Haider, but it wasn’t as dismissible because it was made bent be either.