On his birthday, we will take a look at the top five underrated films of Rajkummar Rao
It’s Rajkummar Rao’s birthday! As we say Happy Birthday to Rajkummar Rao on this occasion, we will also take a look at his five underrated movies, but brilliant performances that deserve more of your attention.
The actor was not born in a star lineage. In fact, did you know that he entered Bollywood as Rajkumar Yadav? And no, he didn’t start off with a bang.
Rajkummar Rao’s first performance was a minuscule role in Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Rann’. His second film, ‘Love Sex Aur Dhoka’ gave him attention, but it was ‘Ragini MMS’ that drew all Bollywood eyes to him.
After this, he went on to feature in some of the most successful films in the industry. The actor has established a career in Hindi cinema and is the recipient of several awards, including a Nation Film Award, Three Filmfare Award and an Asia Pacific Screen Award.
Rajkummar Rao is one of the rare actors who despite having more than two dozen acting credits, has never given a bad performance on the screen. Rajkummar Rao celebrates his 35th birthday today and here’s a small tribute from our side to the National Award Winner.
Happy Birthday Rajkummar Rao: Top Five underrated films of the National Award Winner
Shahid Azmi, a former militant operative, goes on to become a criminal lawyer. He fights to get justice for those who have been falsely convicted of terrorism but himself meets an unjust end.
Rajkummar Rao is the winner of the National Film Award for Best Actor. In fact, it would not be wrong to say that the actor is not only one of the most likable actors in the industry, but also one of the finest performers of his generation.
When this Vikramaditya Motwane film came out, Rao’s performance got a lot of acclaims. But in the months ahead, when Rao got more acceptance commercially, the talk about his terrific performance in Trapped died down.
As an unfortunate youngster who gets trapped in his own house for days without proper food, water and electricity, Rao brilliantly portrays the manic condition of an individual who has to survive under inhuman conditions and use ingenious ways to keep himself alive. It deserves to be spoken in the same vein as Tom Hanks’ incredible act in Cast Away.
Raj Kumar Rao won the Critics Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) for Trapped.
Newton is a black-comedy with political undertones about a clerk who is placed on election duty in a conflict-ridden area of Chhattisgarh. He attempts to hold a fair and free election despite various obstacles.
The actor was nominated for Critics Best Actor in a leading role (Male) for Newton.
The story of the film is about Dr. Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, a professor on whom a sting operation was carried out to determine his sexual orientation. And who forms a special bond with the journalist who covers his story.
Rajkummar Rao was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Aligarh.
Deepak Singh, an ex-army person from Rajasthan moves to Mumbai with his family hoping for a better lifestyle. However, upon arrival, he realises that everything is not as easy as it seems.
The actor was nominated for Best Actor in a leading role.
Apart from this, Rajkummar won the award for Men of the Year Awards, International Film Festival & Awards Macao, Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.
Also, Rajkummar Rao has entertained everyone with his tremendous performances in Kai Po Che, Stree, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Shaadi Mein Zarur Aana, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, Queen, and many others.
Rajkummar Rao was last seen in ‘Judgemental Hain Kya’ with Kangana Ranaut. On the work front, the actor will share screen space with Janhvi Kapoor in ‘Roohi-Afza’.
Here’s wishing Rajkummar Rao a very happy birthday!