Randeep Hooda – From Monsoon Wedding To Sultan Simply Spectacular
With Monsoon Wedding (2001), Randeep Hooda marked his debut in Bollywood. Randeep was not only noticeable but also left a strong impression with his personality and acting in the film which also featured giant names of performances like Naseeruddin Shah, Shefali Shetty, Rajat Kapoor and veteran Kulbhushan Kharbanda. After a gap of 4 years Randeep was then seen in “D” and he was praised by critics as well as masses. From there it was no looking back. Randeep Hooda is one of those actors who add strength and passion in his characters and his characters live on. Whether it is ACP Wilson from Once Upon A Time In Mumbai, ACP Pratap from Jannat 2, Mahabir from Highway, Fateh Singh from Sultan or Sarbjit.
Following are a few films of Randeep Hooda where he proved that he loves to take challenging roles and also has the ability to transform his physique and diction as per the character.
Who can forget the Fatteh Singh of Sultan? His screen time in the film was hardly 8 – 12 minutes but he was one of the strongest characters of the movie. He delivered power-packed dialogues with utmost conviction, style and impact in front of Salman Khan. He was a delight to watch in Sultan.
In Randeep Hooda’s career, Sarbjit is one of the most impeccable films undoubtedly. The way he transformed his body for that role is commendable. Randeep’s performance in Sarbjit is a treat to watch. His expressions, posture, and even the style of walking proved in the film that he was absorbed in the character. Sarbjit was just brilliant.
- Laal Rang
Laal Rang might not have scored big at the box office, but the film is a must watch forRandeep Hooda’s fans. The way he portrays the character of Shankar Singh Malik is flawless. His attitude, style and dialogue delivery were all spectacular.
- Main Aur Charles
Main Aur Charles was another feather in the cap for Randeep Hooda as he looked different, and with that his texture of voice was praiseworthy in the film. Main Aur Charles is amongst the most underrated films of Randeep’s career, but full marks to the performances.
- Beeba Boys
Beeba Boys is a Canadian film where Randeep performed Jeet Johar; the stylized, strong-headed yet family-oriented new-age gangster. Randeep’s aura in the film is very strong and his comic scenes leave you in surprise because he delivers them with so much intensity that viewers seems lost in his gangster persona.
Who can forget?
“Kutta, Kutto Ki Maut He Maray Go”
(Dog will die like a dog)
This dialogue summed it up! Randeep Hooda in Highway played a character of quiet kidnapper, he had very few dialogues but throughout the film his expressions are worth appreciating.
Randeep played “Angat Bedi” a shining cricketer in Heroine. Again in this film his screen time was short but he made sure to leave a strong impact.
- Jannat 2
Randeep was brilliant in Jannat 2 as ACP Pratap. He portrayd the most complicated character with complete understanding and gathered critic’s appreciation. For a main-stream cinema his character was very meaty and Randeep cashed the most of it with complete ease.
- Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster
Randeep Hooda plays the character of Babloo with utmost ease. The character isn’t that simple, it’s timid, smart-ass and playful too. Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster is Randeep Hooda’s one of the most interesting films.
- Once Upon A Time In Mumbai
A guest appearance actually, but this dialogue says it all!
- Rang Rasiya (Colors of Passion)
Rang Rasiya is based on a true story and was one of the most controversial films of Bollywood. The character of Raja Ravi Varma was scandalous and it required great courage to accept that to portray. Randeep Hooda not only enacted the character but gave spectacular performance. This film is one of a kind and collected critical acclaim throughout the world where Indian films are critiqued.
D was Randeep’s proper launch-pad as it was out and out a commercial film in the era where films on underworld characters were at boom. Prior to this Randeep was seen in his debut Monsoon Wedding which fell under the category of parallel/art cinema. In “D” Randeep was a revelation.
Hope you enjoyed the Randeep Hooda special on his birthday. We wish Randeep Hooda a Very Happy Birthday and hope to see him in various characters.