By Priyaankaa Mathur
This Greek God of the Indian cinema needs no introduction. He’s the master of movements not only delivers every beat with precise dance movements to create magic rarely seen, while also nails meaty roles like an enchanter on the silver screen. Filmifiles brings you a glance into the not to be missed films of Bollywood Superstar Hritik Roshan in his career of nearly two decades…
Kaho Na Pyaar Hai
Hrithik Roshan made his debut with Kaho Na Pyar Hai in 2000, which gave him the success that many don’t get even after delivering many hits. He became an overnight
Millennial Superstar who created the
‘Hrithik Mania’ amongst the media and his fans. He happens to be the only actor ever to win both the Filmfare Award for Best Debut and Best Actor for the same film in the same year, bringing a proud moment for his father Rakesh Roshan, who collected his first-ever Filmfare Award for this film.
Kaho Na Pyar Hai broke all Box Office records with its first day earning of Rs 30 crores and has a net worth of more than Rs 280 crores. The film won 92 awards, which were received in numerous ceremonies and categories for which it came into The Guinness Book of World Records in 2002 and was subsequently added to the Limca Book of Records in 2003 for the greatest number of awards won by a Bollywood film.
Directed by his father, actor-filmmaker Rakesh Roshan the film also happens to be the Bollywood debut of Ameesha Patel, who played Sonia in the film. Hrithik played a dual role portraying both Rohit who was Sonia’s poor boyfriend and his rich lookalike Raj and managed to bring both the personas very well on screen. There is a scene in the film Rohit when meets Sonia at a traffic signal, which was adopted from his real-life incident, while he met his ex-wife Sussanne Khan in the same manner. The story enfolds many emotive moments where Hrithik’s performance was well praised. The highlight of the film were the songs “Na Tum Jano Na Hum” and “Ek Pal Ka Jeena” both sung by Lucky Ali, which became huge hits both for their melody and Hrithik’s exotic dance moves, creating a vogue amongst the youngsters who became busy emulating him. Roshan junior lit the name of the Roshan legacy becoming an overnight sensation receiving tremendous applause from both the Indian and global audiences, as well as positive reviews from the media.
Koi Mil Gaya
This was Hritik Roshan’s second film after the romantic blockbuster Kaho Na Pyaar Hai post which the expectations from him had increased Manifold. His father Rakesh Roshan decided to portray him for Koi Mil Gaya in an altogether different avatar to give him a broader canvas to play with. Koi Mil Gaya is a Science Fiction Film based on the storyline of the Hollywood flick Extraterrestrial. The film features Hritik Roshan as Rohit, who’s a youth born with a mental disability. Hritik finds a and eventually communicate with the aliens. Hritik along with his mate Nisha incidentally discovers a hidden computer in his house which was devised by his father who was a scientist. While they were intrigued with its strange sounds and images t unknowingly transmitted messages to outer space. Thus, appears a spaceship that leaves an alien on Earth. Hritik with his friends finds the alien and befriends him. He names him ‘Jadoo’ and keeps him in the house secretly. Eventually,y police start searching Jadoo, but Hritik protects him from the police till he gets back to his spaceship. Legendary actor Rekhaji plays his mother who is compassionate towards him and understands his brilliance, although the world thinks he’s mentally challenged and is often ridicules and torments at every phase of his life, which he faces with his lone companion Nisha. Rendering the role of a Hero depicted as a mentally challenged youth was indeed a big risk, but Hritik carried it off with aplomb. His portrayal of a weakling was brilliant, while his dialogues and emotions were much liked and greeted with applause by the audience. The film remains popular amongst younger audiences.
Jodha Akbar has been one of the most magnificent, opulent, and aesthetic depictions of the greatest Mughal Emperor Akbar which was rendered by Hritik Roshan with utmost dignity. His majestic royal stance of the Shahanshah complements beautifully with his power, strength, and wisdom. He carries the film on his broad shoulders throughout with his fight sequences along with brilliant emotions and dialogue delivery, which ranks as one of the best performances in his career span so far. The Queen Jodha was portrayed by Aishwarya Rai who’s an epitome of beauty, wisdom, and grace matching Hritik in performance. While Aishwarya looks ethereal, her dialogues although few, show her true prowess to emote with her extremely expressive eyes. The romance between the King and Queen is extremely subtle and enchanting, as their chemistry is flawless, while they sizzle every scene together.
The film is more or less a fictionalized version of Emperor Akhbar’s life, which focuses more on his relationship with his Hindu Rajput Queen Jodha, who takes time to accept this marriage which was carried as an alliance to strengthen Hindu Muslim unity in the Mughal period.
The film is a royal treat to the eyes with its grand sets, palaces, exquisite costumes, exotic Jewellery, grand war sequences, scenes of social gatherings, and beautiful melodies interviewed in every scene crafted by the sound magician A R Rehman. Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker the film is one of the best periodic films of the last decade.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Directed by Zoya Akhtar, this 2011 blockbuster is a story of three school-time buddies Kabir, Imran, and Arjun who take a vacation in Spain. The trip is a celebration of Kabir’s bachelor trip before his marriage to Natasha, played by Kalki. Hritik Roshan excels in the movie portraying a successful investment banker whose motto is to work hard till 40 and then retire with a huge bank balance until he meets his soul mate on the trip. While Abey Deol is a wealthy businessman and Farhan Akhtar is a writer. In spite of their differences, the three friends have always been with each other through their ups and downs, and share a true bond of friendship. The trip turns into an opportunity for them to face their biggest fears, heal wounds, mend fences, finding true love, self-discovery, and fall in love with life. The movie is all about fun and fulfilling one’s dreams and combat life’s deepest fears. Thus, each of the three friends decides to try an adventure sport ended up picking scuba diving, sky diving, and bull run and dared the other two to do
While Hrithik was scared of water s the plunge to do sea diving. While learning the technique and exploring the magic of the sea with his instructor Katrina Kaif, he finds his soulmate. She not only helps him get over her fear of water but also teaches him the value of living in the present and enjoy life, as what if he dies before 40. The film was much appreciated for the song Senorita while Hritik grooves along with Abey and Farhan. Remarkably choreographed by Bosco Caesar on its flamenco-inspired beats, the three actors even lip-synced the Spanish pieces and danced carrying remarkably the spirit of the form.
Bang Bang is an out-and-out action-packed, thriller that is a remake of the 2010 Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz action thriller, Knight And Day. The film certainly gives you the adrenaline rush with mind-blowing action sequences and stunts, fast car chases and highly sophisticated machines, bombing air raids, and state-of-the-art weapons, which support Rajveer Nanda a high-profile thief and a mysterious charmer, played by Hritik. Rajveer who’s a mysterious international criminal is on the run while he Rob’s the Kohinoor Diamond. He meets a bank receptionist Harleen Sahani played by Katrina Kaif and then triggers a chain of events including their romance, while she follows him throughout the film shot at various exotic International locations. The film showcases scintillating chemistry between Hritik and Katrina adding more grace and romance to the action-studded film.
Shot at a magnanimous budget, the film boasted of a colossal star power which was nothing less of a Bang on the box office. The film was praised for its action sequences and became the fourth highest-grossing Bollywood Film of 2014. Directed by Siddharth Anand, the film received appreciation for its action sequences, being a total action-packed fun entertainer.