Sep 28, 2023

Ranbir Kapoor Birthday Special: From 'Tamasha' To 'Barfi!', 8 Roles That Charmed Critics

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Silver Screen Alchemy

Ranbir Kapoor’s film journey is marked by his dedication & exceptional acting skills. While he's known for his blockbusters, not many know that he debuted with 'Karma', a short film in 2004. So, as he turns 41, here are some of his performances that created magic on the silver screen.

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Rockstar (2011)

In Imtiaz Ali's 'Rockstar', the actor delivered a career-defining performance as Jordan, an aspiring musician navigating the complexities of love & fame. His portrayal of a tormented artist earned him widespread acclaim and several prestigious awards.

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Barfi! (2012)

This Anurag Basu directorial showcased Kapoor's heartwarming portrayal of Barfi, a mute and deaf man. The role allowed him to flex his comedic muscles while playing a romantic hero. His impeccable acting skills were on full display in this film, which received accolades both in India and internationally.

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Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

In Ayan Mukerji's 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani,' Kapoor played the role of Kabir Thapar, affectionately known as Bunny. The film, a coming-of-age story, captured the essence of friendship and wanderlust, resonating with audiences of all ages.

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Raajneeti (2010)

Prakash Jha's political drama "Raajneeti" showcased Ranbir Kapoor as Samar Pratap, a shrewd and ambitious character navigating the murky waters of politics. Kapoor's early portrayal of such a complex character hinted at his future brilliance as an actor.

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Jagga Jasoos (2017)

Kapoor played the role of Jagga, a young detective with a unique ability in this whimsical adventure musical from ANurag Basu. Kapoor's quirky and endearing portrayal added a delightful dimension to the film's storytelling, making it a memorable cinematic experience.

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Tamasha (2015)

Kapoor took on the role of Ved Vardhan Sahni in 'Tamasha', which explored the inner conflict between conforming to societal norms and pursuing one's true passion. His performance beautifully conveyed the complexities of human emotions and the search for identity.

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Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year (2009)

Directed by Shimit Amin, 'Rocket Singh', showed Kapoor as Harpreet Singh Bedi, an unconventional salesman who prioritises ethics in the corporate world. The film emphasized the importance of integrity and despite being a modest box-office performer, remains a cult classic today.

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Sanju (2018)

Kapoor's transformative performance in Rajkumar Hirani's 'Sanju' was nothing short of astonishing. He stepped into the shoes of Sanjay Dutt and flawlessly portrayed his tumultuous life journey. For the role, Kapoor even put on prosthetics to inhabit the physicality of Dutt.

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