From playing bit roles in small movies to portraying the main baddie against the likes of Salman and Shah Rukh Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui has come a long way in just a few short years. So what is so special about this diminutive man that audiences find so irresistible? We believe the answer lies in these three movies where inspite of not playing the main lead, Nawazuddin stole away all the accolades. Read on.
Vidya Balan’s Kahaani was a brilliant thriller based in Kolkata. But besides Vidya’s nuanced performance and one brilliant Bengali actor named Saswata Chatterjee (Nomoshkar, Bob Biswas anyone?), it was Nawazuddin’s portrayal of a choleric policeman that really steals the show. Inspite of his short stature and lean frame, Nawazuddin appears terrifying thanks to his brilliant performance.
Aamir Khan’s Talaash enjoyed widespread acclaim mainly due to its script and narrative style. But if there is one character who really steals your heart, its Nawazuddin’s portrayal of a lame chaiwala who wants to marry a prostitute. He is petty, opportunistic and even a little greedy but he ultimately steals the show. Could anybody else have pulled off such a role with so much of pathos? We seriously doubt it.
Badlapur is all about the struggle between two forces, neither is Varun’s character totally white, nor is Nawazuddin’s completely black. However try as he did, Varun Dhawan could not manage to trump Nawazuddin’s tragic, dark and yet heart-wrenching portrayal of a broken man. Whether its his relationship with Huma or his frustration at having to fend for himself in prison, Nawazuddin once again walked away with all the praises in Badlapur.
Here’s wishing the talented actor a very happy birthday!