Rajkummar Rao has had a diverse filmography till now. The actor seems to pull off any role effortlessly. He had also won a National Award for his performance in Shahid. Here is a list of movies where Rajkummar Rao played an unconventional role:
Rajkummar Rao’s character in Shahid is based on the real-life of an Indian lawyer Shahid Azmi. The man was popular for taking on cases of poor Muslims falsely accused of crimes. Rajkummar’s character was himself from the slums and got sent to jail based on false accusations. After his release from jail, he goes on to study law and save innocent victims like him. Rajkummar Rao’s performance was lauded in the movie and he won a National Award for the same.
The trio, Hansal Mehta, Apurva Asrani and Rajkummar Rao’s performance was very well received by critics and audience alike. The movie narrates the story of a simple man who migrates with his family from Rajasthan to Mumbai for better livelihood. However, the experience they have turns out to be bitter and rocks the very foundation of the man’s life. City Lights is the official remake of the Filipino film, Metro Manila.
Rajkummar Rao played the role of a terrorist in this Hansal Mehta directorial. His character, Omar Sheikh, is a dreaded terrorist and is dedicated to his mission. Rajkummar delivered a chilling performance completely getting into the role. This role is entirely different from all the avatars of Rajkummar and is a must-watch for anyone who wishes to catch his unconventional performances.
In this movie, Rajkummar Rao plays the role of a man who accidentally gets trapped in an under-construction apartment that he meant to buy. He remains trapped there without food or water. Rajkummar gave a stellar performance in this movie and was appreciated by the critics. To carry out this role convincingly, Rajkummar reportedly locked himself in his room for days and consumed just coffee and carrots.
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