Here Is Why We Think Rajkummar Rao Seriously Needs To Slow Down
Recently people were up in arms about Radhika Apte being there in every Netflix India production and every third Bollywood film. The omnipresent memes were literally quite omnipresent. But it is not only Radhika who is hell bent on over exposure.
Recently Rajkummar Rao has announced his yet another venture with Hansal Mehta named Turram Khan opposite Nushrat Bharucha. The flood of Rajkummar Rao movies that we are encountering is a little overwhelming to be honest.
When Rajkummar Rao made his screen debut with a small role in Dibakar Banerjee’s Love Sex Aur Dhokha, none of us expected him the phenomenon that he has become. From getting noticed in small roles to becoming the darling of content driven and now the full fledged audience favorite, this boy from Gurgaon has surely come a long way.
Rajkummar made his presence feel with small roles in films like Gangs of Wasseypur and then with films like Shahid he made us realize his mettle. But off late, the only thing he has been making us realize is that we are slowly getting tired of him.
Yes, we said that. There is no doubt that he is probably the most talented most actor we have in the industry right now, but let us just agree that anything in excess is poison and given how much we love Rajkummar Rao, we don’t want him to lose the position he is in, simply due to over exposure.
Just this year, in nine months, Rajlkummar Rao has had three full fledged releases. He started the year with Hansal Mehta’s Omerta, followed by Fanney Khan with Anil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and recently Stree opposite Shraddha Kapoor. But apart from Stree none of the films have been a success at the box-office. One can argue that his collaboration with Hansal Mehta has been about quality content and not box-office, but in case of Omerta, it failed to impress the critics as well, even if his performance was widely appreciated.
One of the worst product of his haste in choosing scripts became evident by his presence in Fanney Khan. Why an actor of his caliber agree to do a film like that is simply beyond. Unfortunately it is not the first time that he has made questionable choices. Films like Behen Hogi Teri and Shaadi Main Zaroor Aana last year made it evident that Rajkummar is probably prioritizing quantity over quality.
Back in the late 90s, when AB Corp was under a massive debt and Amitabh Bachchan was on the verge of getting bankrupt. In order to tide over, Amitabh Bachchan cranked up the volume of his work to the maximum and were seen in one embarrassing film after another. The fact that Amitabh Bachchan was to be seen in every second film, made us tired of him at one point. If the audience in India could get bored of Amitabh Bachchan due to over exposure, there is little hope left for anyone perhaps.
In fact, Rajkummar himself has attested the fact that he is becoming a little too visible and said that he is planning to slow down, but his list of upcoming films say otherwise. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga, 5 Weddings, a small role in Love Sonia, Made In China, Mental Hai Kya and the recently announced Turram Khan with Hansal Mehta opposite Nushrat Bharucha are his upcoming projects that are in the pipeline. That for sure is not slowing down.
It is not that we don’t want to see Rajkummar Rao on screen, the man is a treat to the eyes and sensibilities of every cinema lover, but he does not curb his film signing spree, he might just lose the interest we have in him and focusing on quantity might just compromise on quality. The worst part it is already happening.