Today, knowing the top 10 of something can be a great way to start a conversation in your circles. This list will make you the center of attention as you help your movie-buff valon doston to why they are the most iconic roles ever played in Bollywood. Inclusive of family, crime, thriller, mystery, and many more genres, the list gives the due spotlight to marvelous acting from actors and actresses. Here are the top 10 iconic roles in Bollywood.
Narayan Shankar (Amitabh Bachchan) embodies the ingrained perspectives of a conservative Indian society on the aspects of love. The representation allows the viewer to realize the importance of love and freedom in the nation's youth.
Vidya Balan’s portrayal of a strong and determined woman and a soon-to-be-mother embodies the definition of being or becoming a mother. You would do anything for your child, even if it means finding your husband halfway across the world. Through Vidya Bagchi, we came to know and realize the difficulties faced by single mothers in a patriarchal society that still pre-dominates most of our metropolitan cities.
Sanjay Dutt portrays Murliprasad Sharma, a.k.a Munna Bhai. Munna Bhai poses as a doctor to fulfill his father’s wishes but gets caught. This character embodies the love shared between any father and son. As he sets out to honor his father, the right way we under the no-quit attitude that a father instills in his son for him to persevere against any problems.
Kareena Kapoor as Geet is the embodiment of living at the moment and brimming with optimism and hope about the future. Geet is an upfront Punjabi girl who always tries to live in the moment and enjoys the journey rather than the destination. Kareena Kapoor comes through with energetic acting to represent the young and free-loving youth of India who wishes only to find out who they are.
Devdas is every person who finds themselves unable to be with the person they love. Love is a funny thing, which has a way of playing a cruel fate on people. Devdas is that person who falls into a spiral of alcoholism and debauchery. The character resonates with so many of its audience for its heart-rending situation and the fact that he is in the hands of someone he would never love and lost to someone he will never stop loving.
Sridevi’s portrayal of a meek, easy-going Indian woman who lives through the slights of her family for not knowing English is a real concern in modern society. Today, people are considered less if they do not know how to speak English, and Shashi breaks this stigma by learning it through her initiative. This role reminds us of what it means to be an independent, strong, and most importantly confident individual.
Bhuvan is a genuine farmer from central India. Played by Aamir Khan, we see how a group of farmers learn an alien game of cricket to avoid paying the taxes after years of drought in the region. The character remains an iconic role in Bollywood because it resembles how Indians voiced their frustration with the British Raj. It reminds us of the problems they had faced under an unfair system and how sports helped Bhuvan unite the village in standing up to British rule.
Deepika Padukone portrays a character that strikes true us because, Piku is a person who seems ordinary and uninteresting, like most of us as we walk down the street.When one digs deeper into the person, we find the various levels of complexities that an ordinary person has. In conclusion, one needs to be extraordinary to be interesting.Piku is a minute away from being independent as her personal life cannot move forward without her father's consent, though she is secure professionally.
Amjad Khan portrays a powerful, villainous dacoit in the village of Ramgarh. The bone-chilling line delivered by the actor Gabbar Singh - Kitne aadmi the? - this is a line that movie fans tried to emulate as a form of appreciation for the film.Gabbar Singh represents the merciless gangs in India and is delivered perfectly by Amjad Khan in a classic movie of the previous generation, Sholay.
Kangana-Ranaut can successfully portray the free spirit of any young woman to find her place in the world. Through Rani, we see how a young individual navigates problems in life and her ability to make decisions for her good. When her marriage does not happen she seizes the opportunity to explore the world. This character encompasses all these qualities that we as the youth must learn to be.
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