Character Driven Roles Of Rishi Kapoor So Far
He was the chocolate boy of the 60s and he had an impeccable comic timing too in films like Amar Akbar Anthony, Karz, Bobby and Mera Naam Joker where he was a child artist. As age passed by, the veteran actor has settled down playing character roles most of the time and he has played roles which were quite iconic even now.
Here are some of the iconic roles which Rishi Kapoor has impressed the audience with his acting skills:
1. Veer Singh in Love Aaj Kal: The main highlight in Imtiaz Ali’s film where he played a role of an aged Sikh who owns a coffee shop in London and strikes up a conversation with Jai (Saif Ali Khan) who had a breakup from his girlfriend recently. His conversation brings out the best of the vintage era when it comes to love as Saif listens to his stories.
2. Santhosh Duggal in Do Dooni Chaar: This film united his wife Neetu Singh after 30 years in the film. He played a role of a Maths teacher with principles who has a desire to buy a car from the insistence of his dysfunctional family based in Delhi and the wild journey which invites more trouble as there are goons involved. This was surely a treat to watch.
3. Rauf Lala in Agneepath: This was not mentioned in the original and this was something out of the ordinary. He played a secondary antagonist in the film. The role was of a drug peddler in Mumbai who is also a butcher and a pimp for prostituting minor girls. The actor was quite hesitant in portraying this role but he managed to give a good show in the intense fight scene between him and Hrithik.
4. Iqbal Seth aka Goldman in D-Day: This role was inspired from the dreaded underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and this one captured his cunning style and his larger-than-life persona. The role fetched multiple awards at various award functions. The actor once confessed in his autobiography that he had met Dawood Ibrahim in 1988.
5. Amarjeet Kapoor in Kapoor & Sons - Since 1921: This was something which got most of the fans guessing about his prosthetic look. He played a role of a senior citizen who has a childlike heart when he meets his grandsons in their childhood home in Ooty. This one might give retirement goals to most of us when we become old.
6. Babulal Vakharia in 102 Not Out: This was a reunion with Big B after 27 years where he played a grumpy stooge 75-year-old son who follows a routine pattern the whole time and meanwhile his father leads an extravagant life despite being aged. This was an unusual treat to watch in the cinemas.
7. Murad Ali Muhammed in Mulk: This film was an eye-opener to the audience who are obsessed with news and blindly get themselves involved in religious prejudices. The character was of a senior Muslim living a peaceful life in Benaras until his blissful life is destroyed when the youngest member of the family is involved in terrorist activities. The speech delivered by the actor was a must-watch in the film.
We wish to see more from the veteran actor himself in the coming years.
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