Naseeruddin Shah: The Only Actor Who Has Shown That Age Is JUST A Number
The only veteran actor who is popular with people of both the generations and has never shied away from giving us noteworthy performances in many films ranging from commercial ones to the critically acclaimed ones.
The actor is celebrating his 69th birthday on 20th July and he looks half his age right now, with his sparkle and charm which is shown even now in his films.
Let’s have a look at some of his noteworthy films which were loved by the movie buffs even now:
1. A Wednesday: This was one of the masterpieces from the actor who played the role of a common man who calls up the commissioner of the Mumbai Police informing that there are timed explosives at various locations in the city. You will love the suspense infused in this flick and the reunion of two veteran actors which is delight to watch.
2. Sarfarosh: The role which was just equivalent to the saying Never Judge A Book By Its Cover is from this film. The actor played the role of an acclaimed Ghazal Singer from Pakistan who is loved by all but he also has a dark side when he is a terrorist mastermind. This was something which nobody was expecting throughout the film.
3. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro: One of the cult classic films which is remembered even now for its clean humor. Naseer plays the role of a photographer who gets deeply affected by the corruption. This one surely entertained us like anything.
4. Ishqiya: Yeah, even though he looks old from the outside but inside he’s still a child at heart when he falls for a young widow Krishna (Vidya Balan) in the film. The best part about this flick is that even youngsters of today will feel like having a best friend like Naseeruddin Shah of this film.
5. The Dirty Picture: As clearly mentioned, age is just a number for the actor. Naseer played the role of the superstar of Tamil film industry in the 80s, who starts having a sexual relationship with Silk (Vidya Balan). He’s just perfect as the arrogant superstar who treats women like use and throw items.
6. Monsoon Wedding: The only internationally acclaimed film in Naseer’s career, which depicted the reality behind the big fat indian wedding which takes place in the family. Naseer plays the father of the bride who also helps her cousin get over the pain of being abused and gets her offender punished by banishing him from the house. This was one of his best films till date.
7. Iqbal: One of the most heart touching films which still brings tears to our eyes, a heart touching tale of a deaf-mute village boy who is very passionate about cricket and forms a bond with his alcoholic cricket coach (Naseeruddin Shah). This was surely a treat for most of the hardcore fans to rejoice every moment in this flick.
8. Mirch Masala: Much before Padmaavat, this film was one of the talking point for general audience when it dealt with themes like women empowerment and feminism. Naseer played the role of a subedar of the colonial India who lusts for the village women and one of the women gets back at him. The film is remembered even now for its gritty storyline.
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