With the new wave of cinema, the Hindi film industry has made space for actors who do not necessarily fit into the conventions of how a hero should be. This expansion has created space for new talent to emerge, and we are gifted with actors like Vicky Kaushal.
Movies of Vicky Kaushal
On his birthday, let’s revisit some of his offbeat roles through which he made a mark in the hearts of audience and critics.
1. Masaan (2015)
Th movie Masaan was a stepping stone in Kaushal’s career where he played the role of Deepak, a boy from the Dom community. Directed by Neeraj Ghaywan, the film was premiered at the Uncertain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. This was Kaushal’s debut film but was enough to grab attention from the critics. Even after five years of this gem, we still remember Kaushal reciting “tu kisi rail si guzarti hain, main kisi pool sa thad thadata hu” under a bridge mourning the death.
2. Manmarziyaan (2018)
This movie is a love triangle by Anurag Kashyap, starring Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal. In th film Manmarziyaan, Kaushal played an eccentric part-time DJ with blue shaded hair. This role gave him the opportunity to unleash the wild side of the actor, which is opposite of Masaan’s Deepak.
3. Sanju (2018)
Based on Sanjay Dutt’s life played by Ranbir Kapoor directed by Rajkumar Hirani. Vicky Kaushal played an important character Kamlesh, Sanju’s close friend. The actor received a lot of appreciation from the critics and fans. Sanjay Dutt himself told Vicky Kaushal “I got really emotional with your performance. You have truly portrayed the meaning of friendship, and your act is accurate when I think of the friends I have had”. Though he wasn’t in the lead role, his small onscreen was a head-turner.
4. Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019)
Based on the 2016 Uri attack, Vicky Kaushal played the role of Major Vihaan Singh Shergill leading the operation. Though the film received a mixed review from the critics, it has done the numbers of around INR 342.06 crore (US$53 million) worldwide at the box-office. The film was a huge commercial success in India and brought Kaushal into prominence.
5. Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016)
This is an Indian neo-noir psychological thriller by Anurag Kashyap where Kaushal sketched the role of a corrupt cop Raghavan of the contemporary time. The genre is very new to the Indian audience. However, the character of Kaushal was also appreciated by a broader audience.