Happy Birthday Vicky Kaushal- 5 times when he surprised everyone with his stellar performance

    Since its Vicky Kaushal’s birthday, we bring to you the five times when the actor made the audience stand up and take notice

    Happy Birthday Vicky Kaushal

    Happy Birthday Vicky Kaushal

    Today is the birthday of Vicky Kaushal. After having started off with humble beginnings with his debut film Masaan, Vicky Kaushal went onto do films which consolidated his position as one of the frontrunners for the Numero Uno position in Bollywood. Here, we have jotted down the five films of the superstar actor Vicky, with which, he had not just surprised the audiences, but also stunned them with his performance!

    Film: Uri: The Surgical Strike
    Directed by: Aditya Dhar
    Produced by: Ronnie Screwvala
    Starcast: Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, Paresh Rawal, Kirti Kulhari, Rajit Kapur, Mohit Raina

    Story plot:
    The film’s story had been divided into five parts viz., The Seven Sisters, An Unsettling Peace, Bleed India with Thousand Cuts, Naya Hindustan, The Strike. This is the film which can be truly defined as one of Vicky Kaushal’s career-defining films. His portrayal of Major Vihaan Singh Shergill in the film truly nailed it and how!

    The audiences simply loved the way he had approached his role. Till date, his clarion call of ‘How’s The Josh’ gives everyone the goosebumps.

    Film: Sam Bahadur
    Directed by: Meghna Gulzar
    Produced by: Ronnie Screwvala
    Starcast: Vicky Kaushal, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra

    Story plot:
    Vicky Kaushal’s stellar performance in the role of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, the 7th Chief of the Army Staff, Indian Army, was not just appreciated by all, but actually stunned everyone. Be it the looks, personality or even the iotation… Vicky Kaushal nailed it effortlessly and flawlessly.

    The film tracks back to the year 1934, when Cadet Sam Manekshaw happened to be one of the first batch of gentleman cadets to be trained at the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. This gets followed by his meeting with Siloo Bode, who, later on, went on to become his life partner. This is followed by a series of events which goes on to make Sam Bahadur the distinguished personality that he is, who eventually goes on to become an inspiration for many.

    Film: Sardar Udham
    Directed by: Shoojit Sircar
    Produced by: Ronnie Lahiri
    Starcast: Vicky Kaushal, Amol Parashar, Kirsty Averton, Shaun Scott

    Story plot:
    Just like Sam Bahadur, this film also saw the never-say-never Vicky Kaushal stepping out of his comfort zone and pushing the envelope, which eventually resulted in him skipping into the skin of the character… with utmost ease and effortlessly! That’s why it came as zero surprise to see the film walking away with many awards! Just like the title suggests, the film was based on the illustrious life of the celebrated Indian revolutionary Udham Singh.

    By his own admission, the film’s director Shoojit Sircar had said that he was looking for an actor who was ready to give his heart and soul to the film. And after seeing the film, the audiences really felt that Shoojit Sircar had made the right choice by choosing Vicky Kaushal to play the leading man in the film. Reports have it that the film was initially offered to the superlative actor Irrfan Khan, who, sadly, is no more amongst us. 

    As for Vicky, he shone in the film by oozing utmost sincerity and dedication towards the film’s plot, which dealt with subjects including the assassination of Michael O'Dwyer, the man responsible for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

    Film: Sanju
    Directed by: Rajkumar Hirani
    Produced by: Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani
    Starcast: Ranbir Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal

    Story plot:
    The film was essentially a biopic on Sanjay Dutt, who was portrayed with utmost perfection by the inimitable Ranbir Kapoor. Offering his able support was Vicky Kaushal in the role of the New York based Kamlesh bhai aka Kamli, who enters the life of Sanju as a fan of his mother Nargis, but, eventually, lands up becoming his BFF!

    The manner in which Vicky portrayed the role of Kamlesh was truly outstanding and extremely convincing. Vicky’s portrayal of the Gujarati businessman Kamlesh, the man who chose to stand by the thick and thin of Sanju’s life, made people stand up and take notice of the diverse range of performances that Vicky is capable of.

    Film: Raazi
    Directed by: Meghna Gulzar
    Produced by: Vineet Jain, Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar, Apoorva Mehta
    Starcast: Vicky Kaushal, Alia Bhatt, Jaideep Ahlawat, Rajit Kapur, Shishir Sharma

    Story plot:
    The film’s plot mirrors the life of an undercover agent Sehmat Syed (played by Alia Bhatt), who gets married to Iqbal Syed (Vicky Kaushal). Even though Iqbal falls in love with her seamlessly and unconditionally, he is least aware of Sehmat and her hidden agenda to get married to him. There comes a point in the film when Iqbal gets to know about Sehmat’s real identity.

    The manner in which Vicky handled (read ‘stood out’) in that scene, till date, gives goosebumps! Even though the film rode majorly on the shoulders of Alia Bhatt’s character, the unparalleled support offered by Vicky Kaushal’s character makes her furthermore shine without being married. As they truly say, only a man of Vicky Kaushal’s mettle would have been able to pull it off!