Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Best Performance in Raajneeti: Whose performance is the best in Rajneeti?

Rajneeti has the best performances by almost all the actors on board. For a change, there were superstars acting like super-actors. Let us analyze each of them, including their best scenes; and you, Bollywood Trends readers, have to give your verdict about the actor who has given the best performance in Rajneeti (POLL IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BLOG):
1. Ajay Devgn: Ajay Devgan plays the role of a Dalit leader, called Sooraj. His role is similar to that of Karna in Mahabharata. He played the role with brooding intensity and suited the role to the hilt. Best scene: when Ajay speaks to his clan that they should have a leader elected from their group and not someone from the dynasty of leaders.

2. Manoj Bajpayee: Katrina Kaif has been awestruck by Manoj Bajpai's performance in Raajneeti so much that she touched her feet saying, "Aap Kamaal Actor ho". For the superb actor, this is a second embarassing compliment considering that Tabu also touched his feet after his fantastic portrayal of Bhiku Mhatre in Satya. Coming back to Raajneeti, Manoj Bajpai(or Bajpayee as he spells it now) plays the role of Veerendra Pratap, who is denied the power to govern the state by his father.

Manoj Bajpayee's performance in Raajneeti's is first rate; the emotions of frustation, anger, scheming and erratic behavior are portrayed well by the accomplisthed actor. Manoj's character has shades of Duryodhana in the film.

Best scene: The climax scene.

3. Ranbir Kapoor: Ranbir Kapoor's character is the best in the film, unpredictable and downright practical. The role needed someone to be straight-faced by steely and calculative. Ranbir did poetic justice to this superb role. Raajneeti is Ranbir Kapoor's career best role so fast, a role that has shades of Arjun from Mahabharat. This headstrong character of Samar, that Ranbir plays become strong and potent in the second half, just like Abhishek Bachchan's in Sarkar.
Best scene: Ranbir's confrontation with actor Vinay Apte, using him as a pawn.

4. Arjun Rampal: Arjun Rampal's career-best performance ever in Rajneeti, the role of Prithviraj Pratap is a treat. If you see the film, you can see two different set of reactions against a police inspector. While Ranbir decides to forget the insult and move on, Arjun's character nurses it and then gets his vengeance. A character sold to anger, erratic temper, sacrifice, Arjun, who has the shade of Bhima from Mahabharata, gets a lot of scope and does it with perfection.
Best scene: During the police station scene where he insults a police officer and gets a slap in return.

5. Katrina Kaif: Katrina Kaif's character develops gradually and in the last 10 minutes, she gets her due. The scenes of Katrina Kaif perfecting the body language of Sonia Gandhi is something that does not leave your memory even after the movie is done with.
Best scene: The penultimate speech scene.

6. Sarah Thompson: Sarah Thompson is quite effective as the English born girlfriend of Ranbir Kapoor.
Best scene: breaking down when she sees Shruti Seth being dragged by goons.

7. Shruti Seth: Shruti Seth may have had just 3 scenes but she makes quite an impact, she does go overboard in a making out scene with Arjun in the outrageous 'Sitapur ka Ticket' scene but she does make that scene stand-out.

8. Nana Patekar: Nana Patekar's has the role of Bhanupratap, uncle to Samar and Prithvi. Though the role didn't have depth, hsi role was beautifully understated and perhaps no one other than Nana could have done this one.
Best scene: During the prayer meeting of Ranbir and Prithvi's dad.

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Anonymous said...

Ajay Devgans performance is outstanding.

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