A charming personality, looks that make girls fall down on their knees and surname that was his ticket to Bollywood! However, the path has never been easy for this birthday boy who created waves right from his first movie along with his towel act.
The actor has seen more of box office duds that hits. But he is also the one who has seen a constant rise in his stardom and fan following over the years, overcoming all his competitors and becoming the biggest star of the current generation. The man who has time and again proved his critics wrong and become the icon the youths look up to – RANBIR KAPOOR.
Even though the actor is struggling hard to get a box-office success since the past 2 years, one cannot deny the immense talent that this Kapoor scion possesses. So let’s have a look at 5 movies of his career that made us fall in love with him:
1. Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year
2009 was a year which bought Ranbir the much-needed limelight! From wooing the audiences with his boy-next-door performance in ‘Wake Up Sid’ to making them laugh with his comic timing in ‘Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahaani’, he had announced that he is here to stay!
However, there was another lesser-spoken-about movie which showed his acting prowess. He decided to break his chocolaty boy image and enter into a more matured and serious field as ‘Rocket Singh’, the salesman trying to prove his worth in a world that is filled with sharks.
Imagine this: A story of a simple and jovial man who has no inspiration in life to make it big before having suffering heartbreak and becoming the biggest Rockstar the world has ever seen! And those broken pieces of his heart lead him to become an angry and controversial man.
Truly a larger-than-life story, right? And only someone like Ranbir could have performed this role with such conviction and dedication!
The adorable, charming, full-of-life and mischievous small-town boy Barfi and his journey with two beautiful ladies. What made his performance an even better treat to watch his funny histrionics a la
Charlie Chaplin; and not to forget how wonderfully he emoted his feelings without delivering a single dialogue throughout the movie (oh yes, he played a deaf and mute small-town boy)!
4. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
It was his ability to connect with the current generation that made this film and his character a rage amongst the youth! Right from his dreams to his philosophies about life, here was another character which could have been easily termed as “another chocolaty boy role” by Ranbir; but his energy, dance steps, and maturity in the film made us all fall in love with Bunny.
5. Bombay Velvet
Life is all about taking risks and dealing with failures. Kapoor’s angry, uncouth and ambitious man’s portrayal never gives any space for “Ranbir-the actor” to emerge, as he kept it as natural as possible in this yet another larger-than-life gangster role. Had this Hollywood styled flick become a hit, we are quite sure the rise and fall of Johnny Balraj would have become another much-talked-about performance of his!
And despite all the controversies and ups and lows, we are sure the handsome ‘Jagga Jasoos’ is going to strike back and create a lot of ‘Tamasha’ once again! After all, ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ to escape from his charm.
Here’s wishing him a very Happy 33rd Birthday!