Irrespective of the fate of Ranveer Singh’s last three movies 83, Jayeshbhai Jordar, and Cirkus failing at the box office, there is no doubt that Ranveer Singh is one of the most versatile actors of today’s generation with many hits under his kitty. His upcoming movie Rocky and Rani ki Prem Kahani with Alia Bhatt is directed by Karan Johar, one of the biggest directors of Bollywood may end the rough patch he is going through. Here we have created a list of five movies that prove Ranveer Singh’s versatility as an actor..
- Band, Baaja, Baarat
Band, Baaja, Baarat was the debut movie of Ranveer Singh which was released in 2010. Produced by Yash Raj Films, and directed by Maneesh Sharma with Anushka Sharma as the lead actress. Set in Delhi, the movie revolved around Bittu (Ranveer Singh) and Shruti (Anushka Sharma) who starts their own wedding planning business. Ranveer Kapoor nailed the character of a typical Delhi boy with his mannerism and diction and everyone thought Ranveer Singh must be a Delhite but in reality, Ranveer Singh is a Sindhi, born and brought up in Mumbai with no connection with Delhi. After getting selected for the movie, Ranveer spent two months at Delhi University to learn the diction and mannerism of Delhi people. He even spent classes faking his identity to grasp his character. With his debut movie only he proved his dedication to the craft which was reflected in his performance in the movie. Band, Baaja, Baarat became a hit and Ranveer Kapoor won the Filmfare Best Debut (Male) for his performance in the movie.
Lootera was directed by Vikramaditya Motwane after the critically acclaimed movie Udaan. Looter was loosely inspired by O. Henry’s short story The Last Leaf and it starred Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha in lead along with Vikrant Messy and Adil Hussain in supporting roles. Set during the 1950s, Ranveer Singh played the character of a con man. The character played by Ranveer Singh, Varun was a restrained, introverted character whereas in real life Ranveer is exactly the opposite. But Ranveer Singh underplayed his character so beautifully that it’s unimaginable that this is the same actor from Band Baaja Baaraat and Ladies vs Ricky Bhel. Though the movie did not do well at the box office, the movie and the performances of the actors, especially Ranveer Singh, were highly appreciated by the critics.
- Bajirao Mastani
Bajirao Mastani Rao was an epic historical movie based on the love story of Peshwa of Marathas Bajirao and Mastaani, a half-Muslim princess. It was the dream project of Sanjay Leela Bhansali and he wanted to make the movie in the 2000s with Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai, and Rani Mukherjee but got shelved. Finally, the project was revived in 2014 with Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, and Priyanka Chopra who played Kashibai, the first wife of Peshwa Bajirao. Ranveer Singh shaved his hair for the movie and learned to speak Hindi with a Marathi accent to get into the character of Bajirao. Released in 2015, it became a big hit and Ranveer Won his first Filmfare Best Male Actor award for the movie.
Simmba was directed the Rohit Shetty who is known for making typical commercial masala movies and Simmba was not an exception. Ranveer Singh played the character of Inspector Sangram Bhalerao a.k.a. “Simmba” in the movie and with his acting he proved that he can be equally good in a typical Bollywood masala movie that proves his versatility as an actor. He can equally play a Varun in a Vikramaditya Movie, a Marathi Peshwa, and Simmba, a funny yet daring cop. Simmba was one of the biggest hits of 2018.
- Gully Boy
Gully Boy was directed by Zoya Akhtar who earlier directed critically acclaimed movies like Luck by Chance, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, and Dil Dhadakne Do. Gully Boy was loosely based on the life of famous rapper Divine and Ranveer Singh played the role of Murad, a lower-middle-class Muslim guy living in a slum who dreams to be a rapper but is entangled in the problems everyone lower middle-class people face, how to survive in this world. But Murad wanted the break that barrier and achieve his dream. Ranveer Singh learned how to rap for the movie and even landed his voice in many songs. He spent time with real-life rappers to learn how they rap, and their mannerisms to get into the skin of the character. Ranveer nailed the character of Murad by talking the way people living in slums normally talk along with the mannerism of rappers. Gully Boy became a big hit and Ranveer Singh got lots of appreciation for his acting and even fetched him his second Filmfare Best Actor (Male) award