If career graph is a parameter then Ranbir Kapoor is second to none. Reminding us of Shah Rukh Khan’s initial years, Kapoor is going strength to strength.
Now, when the true blue Kapoor is celebrating his 34th birthday today, we take a look at his breakthrough performances over the years.
Saawariya (2007): A star was in the making since 2005 when Ranbir assisted Sanjay Leela Bhansali in Black (2005) who would later direct him in Saawariya.
Wake Up Sid (2009): Ayan Mukerji cast Kapoor in a role tailor made for him. He excelled despite a low key promotion and unorthodox storyline.
Rocket Singh Salesman Of The Year (2009): Shimit Amin gave Kapoor an author-backed role of a polite yet ambitious salesman. The film didn’t work at the box office, but it’s one of the better performances by Ranbir till date.
Rockstar (2011): A character that completely changed his status as a lead actor. Imtiaz Ali put the entire weight on Ranbir’s shoulders, and he didn’t crumble. A role that won him millions of fans.
Barfi (2012): Equally supported by Priyanka Chopra, this was a role that many mainstream stars wouldn’t take. After all, the audience wants to hear the hero’s dialogues in Hindi films. But, he did it and made a success. Even the plagiarism charges couldn’t take away credit from him.
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewni (2013): A very typical Bollywood story, played in a unique way. The dancer inside Ranbir got a chance to shake a leg in this one.
Bombay Velvet (2015): Anurag Kashyap presented Ranbir as the lead in his most ambitious project, but it met with a bad fate. However, Ranbir’s performance was compared with Al Pacino of Scarface.
Tamasha (2015): A film of his comfort zone, Imtiaz Ali again out it on Ranbir Kapoor to make it work. And, he did it again.