Our creative minds know no bounds and right now they are stuck at the recently announced Oscar-nominated film Joker. Speaking of which, if Joker had an Indian remake, our guess is that Ranbir Kapoor would make for a perfect ‘Joker’ meanwhile, Imtiaz Ali would aptly fit as its director. Well, fingers crossed, we hope our prayers are answered sometime soon.
There is no doubt that Ranbir Kapoor is one of the best actors in Bollywood. With his zen-like calmness, charming personality and effortless acting skills, the actor has managed to become one of the most versatile stars in the industry today. Most of us are aware of the famous character ”Joker” who has a huge fan following in India as well. His incredible superhuman power has made him the most popular and the most admired supervillain in the history of DC comics.
- Why Ranbir Kapoor is the perfect choice for the role of Joker
- Versatile Ranbir Kapoor
- What if a Joker-inspired film was ever made in Bollywood?
Playing Phoenix’s Joker
Joker is one of the most iconic characters in Hollywood. The role has been played by some legendary actors including Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger and now Joaquin Phoenix.
While Nicholson and Ledger Jokers were antagonists to Batman in their respective films, it is Phoenix’s Joker that went into uncharted territories as the main lead. He showed us the good side of the Joker and also a deep insight into his ideology and crooked mind.
Playing Joker requires getting under the skin of the character and living it. It also takes a huge toll on the actor playing it. But Ranbir has experience playing emotionally demanded roles. We doubt if he would have any problem with Joker.
Why Ranbir Kapoor is the best choice to play the role of Joker?
Ranbir Kapoor belongs to the star family of Bollywood. However, hands down he is one of the best actors in Bollywood too. He puts his heart into every role he performs. He belongs to the Kapoor family and has acting skills flowing in his veins. And, the actor has performed stupendously on the silver screen.
An actor is like water that can take the shape of any container, fit into any character. And Ranbir Kapoor has proved his mettle countless times when it comes to acting. Let’s take a look at the characters played by Ranbir that he actually nailed to perfection.
Jordan in Rockstar:
Ranbir played a troubled musician in Rockstar. The film ‘Rockstar’ is a journey about of man named Janardhan aka Jordan who goes from being an ordinary college student to an international rock sensation.
Ranbir absolutely nails the transformation of a simple introvert guy to a furious loveable rockstar. He gets so much into the skin of the character that not even for a second you feel that it is an on-screen portrayal.
Murphy in Barfi:
The film Barfi is about a charming young man who was born deaf and mute in Darjeeling. His mother died when he was a baby and his father raised him alone.
Barfi is known as a troublemaker. Ranbir did justice to the role of ‘Barfi’ and impressed the audiences with his effortless acting skills.
We all know that Sanjay Dutt had a controversial life with the society labelling him a drug addict and a terrorist. The film gave us Sanjay Dutt’s version. Ranbir not only looked believable as Sanjay, but he also acted convincingly.
Ranbir Kapoor manages to imbibe all the mannerisms of Sanjay so perfectly from his style of walking to the style of talking. We believe no one could have played the role of Sanju Baba better than Ranbir Kapoor.
The Master Storyteller: Imtiaz Ali
You all must be thinking why only Imtiaz Ali can remake a Joker in Bollywood. So, here’s the answer to all your questions. Imtiaz is a storyteller more than a director. He has given us films like Love Aaj Kal, Rockstar, Jab We Met, Tamasha and many more. He knows how to present a story and something that goes way beyond rating and box office collections. While other directors stick to the same genres or beliefs in a happy ending. Imtiaz makes the kind of films he actually believes in. He understands humans’ emotions like nobody else.
Imtiaz proved it many times that no matter what a stellar star cast he may have, the content of his films will always be the highlight. It’s never the actor that touches your heart. It always the characters, always the story and always the moments.
Well, while there are no confirmed reports about this right now, we sincerely hope and pray to the gods that this desire turns into a reality in the near future.