Its his 34th Birthday Today, and, boy has he lived upto his geneology! In a career spanning 10 years Ranbir has experimented and refrained from mainstream characters, unlike his father Rishi Kapoor, and has managed to inhibit in those characters with panache and dedication! Here are 5 movies that changed his career-graph completely:
Anurag Basu's Barfi went to Oscars 2013 as India's official entry for Best Foreign Language Film category. Barfi's protagonists are hearing impaired (Ranbir Kapoor) and autistic (Priyanka Chopra). Ranbir utilised the character's shortcomings into an advantage, thus displaying the ease with which he transforms into the skin of any charactor.
Rockstar rocked you and it was thanks to the star called Ranbir Kapoor. AR Rahman's wide range of music has numbers which are instantly infectious (Sadda Haq) and others that take time to grow on you. Ranbir's performance in Rockstar is totally original. He inhabits Jordan's complex world and infuses it with childlike honesty and thats belivable. Imtiaz's flawless storytelling technique coupled with AR Rahman's wide range of music has numbers which are instantly infectious (Sadda Haq) and was a formula for superhit success.
* Wake Up Sid
Wake Up Sid in literal terms if the coming of age story of one rich but irresponsible boy to a man. Ranbir Kapoor effortlessly gets into the character of Sid and it's good to see him in a fresh outlook over his lover-boy image so far. Konkona Sen Sharma is dependable as usual and is expressive in her act. Director Ayan Mukherjee is known to take dramatic conflicts of our society into an understated and relatable realm.
Prakash Jha's contemporary adaptation of Mahabharat, deriving its primary plot and central characters from the epic, was in the backdrop of Indian politics. Raajneeti is an absolutely performance driven film and Jha doesn't just extract excellent performances from his cast but also balances each part so that no actor overshadows the other. Ranbir was quite early on in his career when he took up the movie, however, with his stoic, composed and sharp performance, he managed to stand out from the rest of the starcast.
* Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani