I Like the VERSATILITY of SRK and Hrithik

Shah Rukh Khan has been in the industry for more than 20 years now and he has been giving HITs throughout his career. Most of his Hits is in Romantic genre and So media has tagged him the ‘King of Romance’. This has made many people believe that he is just keep on doing romantic movies which is far from truth. I am covering basically two points i.e. Versatility in choosing the type of movies and Versatility in acting. I am assuming that we know the meaning of versatility so that when I mention about the movies like Ra.One, Ashoka and Paheli you will not have any chance to say that they were Flops.

Versatility in choosing movies
I feel, among the present lot, SRK is the most versatile actor when it comes to choosing movies in different genres. He has done the role of a romantic hero who lures his heroines by his charm to a wicked man who can do anything for revenge of his father’s death. A mentally challenged man to a Superhero. Just look at his filmography and you can see the Diversity. Short film with Arundhati, KHKN, DDLJ, Baazigar, Dil se, PBDHH, Pardes, Hey Raam, Ashoka, Swades, Koyla, Baadshah, MNIK, OSO, CDI, Don, Ra.one. He tried different things but was unsuccessful most of the times. But he kept trying and i expect him to continue doing that.

So, basically it is the audience that has created this caricature out of SRK and not an actor as we could have had. He has a good theatre background and immense ability as an actor but people dont want to see him as Mohan Bhargava in Swades but Om Kapoor in OSO. Just hear the speech when he received the Filmfare award for CDI and you can realize that he himself miss doing roles which would give great satisfaction to the actor in him. He has tried a lot of different Stuff and it is Sad when he is type casted and reduced to a Romantic Hero.

Versatility in Acting
In Bollywood, I feel most of the actor doesn’t change their acting tactics with the Script. I mean SRK acted in the Same way in DDLJ, DTPH, KKHH etc. Aamir acted in the Same way in DCH, RDB, 3I, TZP. Ajay devgn gave same intense looks in his films. Akshay Kumar keep showing his gums.

The only one actor who acts differently in his movies, IMO is, Hrithik Roshan. I feel that he acted differently in most of his movies. KNPH-KMG-MK-JA-Guzzarish-Kites-Agneepath. He is far ahead from all others and I feel only next Generation actors can beat him.

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  1. Alia Bhatt fan 7 years ago

    i dont think srk is versatile in acting now. he was repeating mnik and cdi acting in ra1 and jthj. he was versatile in early 90s.His direction of filmography changed after ddlj to a large extent. Though he experimented in laterstage of his career too but did lot of regular stuff as well which outweighed the risky “prestige” ventures.

    On hrithik, his strategy of doing one film in 2 years has not worked as he would have wanted. he wants to be versatlie but in the process he has compromised what could have been a blockbuster film career. he had cracked the super-hero/ slick action genre with krrish/d2 .He should have stuck to that genre and done 2 films every year.he blew his opportunity to have a salman like phase.one can always do films like ja,guz in later stage of career after 40.

    • cr7 7 years ago

      he tried to follow aamir here . but as u said didn’t work at all for him . also in spite of doing limited movies , i don’t think he has done remarkably good when it comes to choosing scripts. he has done some embarrassingly stupid movies . so he has not done great in terms of quality or stardom .and saying something like he would have reach slaman like stardom if he did more movies is just assumption .we can never know would it happen or not . having said that i think he is a terrific actor(maybe better than all khans and kumars) and have a very solid fan base . He is my second favorite after srk .

      • Alia Bhatt fan 7 years ago

        yes its not 100% certain but since he got unanimous positive feedback on his superhero roles in krrish/dhoom2 (it was superhero-ish as well) and in both cases, scripts were not good enough but were among biggest grossers, infact top 2 of 2006 i think.

  2. cr7 7 years ago

    I kind of agree with u reddemon . I appreciate srk and hr’s versatility .I am not sure about acting differently but I think srk has been very versatile in choosing characters . His films may have been similar lately but his characters had been different.

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      Reddemon 7 years ago

      SRK has always chosen diverse characters but the problem is, imo he doesnt give much attention to scripts. Whenever he works on his ‘Dream projects’ (ra.one,ashoka) All he have in mind is BO collections and try to accomodate every masala elements and sidelines the Story which later backfires πŸ˜›
      Even for its SRK 1st and Hrithik 2nd πŸ™‚

  3. Alia Bhatt fan 7 years ago

    as far as versatility in films is considered, aamir anyone? πŸ˜›

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    Reddemon 7 years ago

    Thnx sputnik for editing but you didnt noticed the typo of Versatility i made throughout the post πŸ˜† PLZ correct it as m back to my Hostel and unable to correct from mobile.

    Yes Shahrukh has been repetitive in terms of acting like he was in late 90’s and hoping he will reinvent himself with ABC. Even Aamir was being repetitive but he changed with Talaash.

    SRK started as an actor who experiments but post the success of DDLJ he changed his path and later down settled to a cycle (as i have noticed) A romantic flick, Drama, Masala, Something experimental and this way the cyle is going since Swades to Jthj. As u see aftr jTHJ its HNY (masala), ABC (social drama).

    I am happy the way Hrithik is doing and i wanted SRK to do so. Its better to have an Evergreen Filmography than a Blockbuster career imo πŸ™‚ The only problem with Hrithik is that he doesnt get good Scripts like a SRK gets (but unfortunately he rejects them :lol:)

    • sputnik 7 years ago

      Aha. I did not check for spellings πŸ˜€ I just added some spacing and highlighted your headings.

      Anyways corrected the spellings now.

    • Alia Bhatt fan 7 years ago

      “I am happy the way Hrithik is doing and i wanted SRK to do so”

      partly agree with you. srk should do 1 film in 2 years like hrithik is doing. not bcos i hate srk πŸ˜€ but bcos prestige projects need time to make. srk doesnt need to do BO projects like CE, HNY now. he has already proved what needs to be proved. he has a great BO body of work. what he needs is some interesting roles now.hrithik on the contrary should do more films like srk did in 90s. he is almost 40 now and doing stunt based films like krrish (his strong genre) will only become more and more difficult with time. he is also very fragile,he gets easily injured and then keeps delaying his projects.

  5. Bored 7 years ago

    SRK versatile? One word answer – Crap.
    Hrithik? – He is trying.

    Any versatile Bollystar? – Only Aamir.

  6. Serenzy 7 years ago

    “Any versatile Bollystar? –
    Only Aamir.”

    Why NOT Abhay Deol in Versatility??
    SNT, Honeymoon Travels, Ahista Ahista – ECKLL, OLLO – Shanghai, ZNMD – DevD!!!!!

    HR and Abhay Deol are 2 Amazing Next-Gen Actors who can carry off Lead Roles.

  7. Bored 7 years ago

    Abhay a star? A good actor no doubt, but nowhere near to being a star.

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    Reddemon 7 years ago

    Thnx Sputnik πŸ™‚

    Baba ji
    Enuff of prestige projects (and there debacles) now πŸ˜› Now he Should concentrate on meaningful cinema and Do movies which has a Strong message imo. Basically i want him to go Sanjeev Kumar way. A CE & HNY in between is fine with me.

    Bored
    ‘Any versatile Bollystar? – Only Aamir.’
    As Vesatility is not a Subjective term so i would expect from you to prove aamirs versatility.
    Aamir is a decent actor who is scared from experimenting. As far as i can remember he the ‘only versatile bolystar’ has never explored a new genre till date. Whatever aamir has done, SRK has already done it and more πŸ˜‰

    Abhay deol is again a decent actor whose most of the movies are OVERHYPED. Non of his movies are as good as they are said to be imo. He is also repetitive in his acting and doesnt have any Starpull. Its wrong to compare him with HR.
    Shahid is definately a better actor than AD and also has a better Starpull. Emraan hasmi and Ranbir kapoor are as good as AD imo.

  9. dwnpiyush 7 years ago

    I agree with what’s being said here that SRK’s romantic image (and the success he has received because of that) has overshadowed his efforts like Asoka, Paheli, Swades, Hey Ram, MNIK etc. But no one will really mention Salman’s attempts at being different and being equally unsuccessful at the same. As a diehard Salman bhai fan it is my duty to bring a fresh perspective to this discussion and thus this comment.

    I think Salman and SRK face the same problem of not having succeeded in their ‘hatke’ attempts.

    Baaghi: Post Maine Pyaar Kiya, an action film where he falls in love with a prostitute and helps her escape that dark world. The film was a hit and a similar concept worked an year later in Mahesh Bhatt’s Sadak.

    Love: A romance alright, but between two really unconventional characters. I think such a movie has not been repeated since then by anyone else.

    Suryavanshi: A movie that mixed horror, reincarnation, and mystery. A massive failure at that time, but I don’t think such a genre or a movie has been attempted by any other Khan or Roshan or anyone else.

    Chandramukhi: A fantasy film with fairies and what not. Completely a world of make-believe. Again, a failure. But again, I don’t think such a genre or a movie has been attempted by any other Khan or Roshan or anyone else.

    Majdhaar: A very hatke non-commercial film that was more or a tragedy. Not a good film by any means, though this almost epitomizes Salman’s attempt at non-mainstream cinema- it simply hasn’t been good enough.

    Veergati: At the early stage of his career Salman tried what veteran actors were doing at the peak (or fag end) of theirs. A theme similar to Krantiveer (Nana Patekar) and Agneepath (Amitabh Bachchan).

    Khamoshi: There hasn’t been a better non-mainstream movie that Salman has done. There is a story about this venture that goes like this. SLB wanted Salman to be all serious and quiet in the movie. Salman thought otherwise. His bone of contention was that in an otherwise somber film, his character should be the happy/fun element. Also made sense as that side of his personality was what was missing from Manisha’s life and that’s what attracted her towards his character. So they shot a lot of scenes both ways- SLB way and Salman way. Ultimately SLB himself accepted that the other way was much better and kept it.

    Hello Brother: Why this film in the list? This film was an attempt at loud, physical comedy- much of it crass. It might not have been different in the context of movies, but in the context of what Salman was doing at that point in time, it was quite a departure. And we (or rather me) are (is) talking about his versatility.

    Tere Naam: It was his Devdas moment. But he did it all differently. At to a much better effect. A Devdas has been made many times. But a Tere Naam is unique.

    Kyonki: One of my favorite Salman films. Those who call him a non-actor should watch this film and think about his approach to the character.

    In 2009-10, within a gap of 8-9 months, four of his movies released: Wanted, Main Aur MRs Khanna, London Dreams, Veer. I don’t think a more diverse set of movies can be thought of, or listed down.

    Since then he is playing larger than life characters with slight variations in different settings. But a lot of it is a template. As long as it is working, I am not complaining. But I wish he does mix it up a bit more by doing one or two smaller films every now and then. But the stakes have become really really huge now. Anything short of a record breaking opening, and the media who is supporting him now only because of this super-success, will write him off.

    Even in the movies he has been most successful, he has always mixed it up. He might have shot for Karan Arjun, Andaaz Apna Apna, and Hum Aapke and Kaun simultaneously. I don’t think anything can be more versatile than that. He has a spate of successful family films. comedy films. romantic films. action films. All kinds actually.

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      Reddemon 7 years ago

      Salman Khan is never taken Seriously when it comes to acting or films because of the way in which he and his fans project him.

      Liked Baaghi and that genre movies were famous at that time. Love was a remake of Telugu blockbuster ‘Prema’.
      Chandramukhi and Chamatkaar are two decent films which didnt got their due imo. May be because they were too experimental for their times.

      ‘He might have shot for Karan Arjun, Andaaz Apna Apna, and Hum Aapke and Kaun simultaneously. I don’t think anything can be more versatile than that’
      SRK shooting for Baazigar and Kabhi Ha kabhi Na at the same time??

  10. SYED IMRAN 7 years ago

    Any star who excels in all kinds of roles be it comedy, action, romance, drama etc is truly called a superstar and a versatile actor. All the three khans and akshay kumar did all these genre and proved their calibre by carrying the films on their abled shoulders. The only problem lies with Hrithik Roshan. Though he performs well in action and romance genre, he lacks badly in comedy and drama movies. He tried to go the happy go lucky boy in MPKDH, but failed miserably. He even attempted a SRK kinda image in MDK, but that too feel flat on him. Comedy is a genre where HR lacks completely and he does not have the expressions required to make people laugh. He tried to do comedy but that turns out overacting for him like that in MPKDH. Except for his dancing skills and stylishness, he lacks in every other department. He used to be my fav hero after SRK post his KNPH release. But after a spate of duds and his incapability to carry off a series of complicated roles, he came down from my fav list. Still he is my fav dance hero and the most stylish hero bollywood every produced. I wish his K3 bcums an ATBB which he is waiting for and truly deserves. I even want him to do a complete masala action comedy kinda movie which can make him the most complete and versatile actor of bollywood.

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      Reddemon 7 years ago

      Hrithik lacks in comedy bigtime and probably is the worst comedian. But is it necessary for a lead actor to do comedy roles? Also we have many lead acting as comedian so its Ok if he doesnt do comedy.

      Versatility to me means trying different things and not doing all the things πŸ™‚

  11. SYED IMRAN 7 years ago

    i even wish he does atleast 2 movies every year… in the present era, ppl tend to forget if you are not in the limelight unless and until you are as famous and popular as khans

  12. SYED IMRAN 7 years ago

    dear i got your point and what versatility means to you. But hrithik lacks not only in comedy genre but in drama roles too…. take for instance his performance in K3G, yuck he simply sucks in the crying scene between him & SRK… I am not trying to degrade him but I want him to come out with superlative performances in such kind of roles which I hope he will come out with it soon….

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      Reddemon 7 years ago

      Hrithik has improved a lot since those days and now he is one of the best.
      He performed well in the emotional scenes of Agneepath. Also gave Solid performance in Guzaarish and JA

  13. Bored 7 years ago

    Did someone say Salman is versatile????

    HAHA … thanks for the laughs!

    • dwnpiyush 7 years ago

      Troll attack! Sorry articulate troll Attack! Sorry super articulate troll Attack! Sorry insufferable fool attack! Sorry incorrigible lack-of-logic-reason attack! Sorry I-should-have-said-typical-moronic-badshah-khan-fan attack!

  14. Aditya007 7 years ago

    rofl??… Srk versatile? In which angle?
    Kya khass kiya usne Siway Romantic, drama movies ke? he is good in Romance, avg grey character, family drama, very avg in comedy and Zero in axn roles !

    ”Akshay Kumar keep
    showing his gums.”????? lol

    In current The most versatile actor is Akshay Kumar :
    – He did all type of roles in every gener Superb in Axn & comedy , Good in Romance & family drama, very Good in gray charecter , Good in serious roles !

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      Reddemon 7 years ago

      “rofl??… Srk versatile? In which angle?
      Kya khass kiya usne Siway Romantic, drama movies ke?”
      Agar heading k saath saath post bhi padhte toh shayad pata chal jata

      “Srk is avg in grey characters, akshay is very good in gray characters”
      Sure? Freeze kar diya jaaye ❓

      “In current The most versatile actor is Akshay Kumar :
      – He did all type of roles”
      Tusshar kapoor aur Zayed khan has also done all types of role.
      What seperates SRK from them are projects like Ra.one, Mnik, chamatkaar, paheli, Ashoka etc.

      Just an Opinion- SRK is better than all others in Comedy may be expect Salman and Sanjay dutt.

  15. Aditya007 7 years ago

    Did akshay not do all type roles and better movies like Sangharsh ,Janwer, Blue(bollywood’s first underwater film with high budget) ,Dhadkan, Ek rista, waqt, Dosti, NL ,IK, S26,omg etc

    And You think srk is better in comedy , sirf Kisi show me comedy kerke paid stars /celebrities ko hasana easy hai but to General Peoples is very difficult.
    So wake up ur dreamland and accept the truth , imagination se kuch nhi hone wala !

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      Reddemon 7 years ago

      Even zayed khan has done movies in all these genres including ‘Blue(bollywood’s first underwater film with high budget)’. So hez equally versatile as Akshay.

      If you will use your brain than you will definately come to know that along with ‘paid stars /celebrities’ General audience also watch it on TV. Hez popularity in award shows indicates the level of his acceptance

  16. Syed imran 7 years ago

    @aditya: so u ppl think only akahay is versatile..nd rofl wen srk versatility is questioned…. Common sense ki baat hain, agar akshay versatile hota to top 1 par hota… Nd u ppl assume only their dav actor to b versatile… Gve us a break nd get a lyf dude.. To some point jealousy is okay bt here u r completly denying da fact dat he is a non actor nd instead stressing akshay to b versatile…. If u come to hyd, india nd do bashing of salman or srk popularity nd acting skills u vl get sum real physical bashing frm their fans nd den u vl accept that wat kinda popularity nd versatility they possess.. Nd den instead of rofl u vl ??????!?

    • Alia Bhatt fan 7 years ago

      “Common sense ki baat hain, agar akshay versatile hota to top 1 par hota”

      it is not necessary that a versatile actor will be #1. mostly its the oposite. salman is #1 today and most would not agree on his ‘versatlity’ πŸ˜‰ .but then every star has some USP and roles that only he can carry. srk cannot do a KKK in his lifetime while akshay cannot do a ddlj like srk can.they are masters of their game.

  17. Aditya007 7 years ago

    Rightly said @Baba ji

    @Syed imran,

    ”… top per hota.”ha ha ha…?? now tumhare cinema ke sense ka pta chal gaya !
    dude I’m not avoiding fact srk have done Many geners but every geners?? Its question marked.

    ”’If u come to hyd, india nd do bashing of salman or srk popularity nd acting skills u vl
    get sum real physical bashing frm their fans”’

    ha ha ha…..rofl? Ohhh then you should be come in Paunjab ,delhi belt and know about AK popularity i.e he possess and dont talk like blind fanatic and dont try to be get hyper because i’ve also Same feeling for You guys even better. And If You from NG then Will have know better about it.

  18. Aditya007 7 years ago

    ha ha You’re saying to to me ,use the brain?
    If This case with Zayad khan,then every srk movie has other option for compare versatility example – Ra.one > Arjun Rampal is versatile as Srk (as U mentioned above for blue).

    Then You want to say channel’s get the TRP of these paid shows due to Srk? If yes then Please clearify ..why some last srk movies disaster on Tv(TRP wise)

  19. Syed imran 7 years ago

    Aditya i knw u nd ank very well on ng… I m an avid follower of ng though i comment vry rarely due to time restrictions… Each nd evry fan try to pull each others legs by making sum absurd movie collections comparisons of their fav stars wit others…sumtyms it luks they r fans of star jst bcoz they hate other heroes nd wants to bring down r degrade them at any cost…. Let me tell u im nt a fan of any star they r jst my favs nd want to watch their movies with a lot of curiosity nd xpectatns…. Akki ismy fav action star nd da best stunt hero bollywood ever producd… I lyk his style, his comedy nd action a lot… Bt plzz dont compare him wit khans r roshand nd insulthim nd other stars too… He is a superstar in his own stride, a superstar in his own genre action.. Bt he cant b calld an allrounderstar r an all india superstar, this may b due to hisnon existence of fans among kids/ family audience…ppl today still prefer a khan/movie over any other hero… Nd still u hve any doubts then u wait nd watch fr the clash between ouatim2/ce…nd asfar as versatility is concrnd aftr dilip kumar nd amitabh the only actor to come close to their personality is srk.. This is a real fact whether u accept it r nt… With a handful of srk haters he vl nt go dwn nd neither his superstar tag vl b removed… Agreed he is in a lil bad phase wit duds lyk ra one nd jthj bt im sure he vl b bak wit a bang nd vl silence his detractors nd dat l b a big slap on his haters nd they vl b in their own dreams of seeing akki in a superstar status nd wen woke up all their dreams vl b shateered….so dude dnt sleep nd dream , wake up nd face the reality which alas u ppl cant digest nd instead bcums commenters commenting sum out of the world nd over the top comments…..

  20. Aditya007 7 years ago

    Syed imran,

    ”he cant b calld an allrounderstar r an all india superstar, this may b due to hisnon existence of fans among kids/family audience”

    Firstly tell me about, which Khan You like more ,please dont try to mixing everyone , I’m undersatanding Ur love around SrK,so listen ; No one want to watch SRK’s movie ,mainly todays youth , because of His last big hyped movies was underperformer i.e MNIK, Ra.one,JTHJ, Don2 etc ,so it is indicating his BO level for future and will decide in next two films .
    About clash , yeah tum to dekh chuke sos(which’d got less screens and B,C,D grade cinema) tab bhi Performed very well ,while JTHJ stoped run on 102cr ….and sure after this clash he’ll finish his future as an actor !

  21. Syed imran 7 years ago

    Dude even i agree his last few films were duds nd i too didnt like it personally…bt dat is okay every superstar mivie cant b a hit/bb… Evry superstar has undergone dat phase… Nd who r u to say dat his career vl b finished, letz wait nd c…i dnt hve any fav khan, srk is my fav star, datz it… By the way going by ur statement it looks u r a jealous hater of srk who has sum grudge over him nd if posbl u want to destroy nd finish off his career in a second… Itni jalan aur irshya sehath ke lite theek nahi aditya…. Calm dwn relax nd watch srk achievng more success in future nd ur akshay followng the films catering only to limited audience… Nd abt sos it was a completly over hypd film done by srk haters fr a over confident ajay uncle which collected 88 crs….rounding of figures to 100 crs by sum idiots to bring dwn srk

  22. Bored 7 years ago

    So SRK, Salman and Akshay are competing for versatility?
    Sputnik – Congratulations for a landmark on you blog! It seems to have come a long way.

    • sputnik 7 years ago

      hmm… As you can see I have stayed away from the discussion. Fans think their favorite star is the most versatile πŸ˜€

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      Reddemon 7 years ago

      ROFL on the insecurity of aamif’s trolls. Now they don’t want people to put forward their Views. Someday even Lord Aamir will disown them πŸ˜†

  23. Serenzy 7 years ago

    “His last big hyped movies was underperformer i.e MNIK, Ra.one,JTHJ, Don2”

    Special26, anyone? πŸ˜‰

    .

    Bored,
    In all Honesty, will you ever LIKE/Praise a Movie like TN21 or ‘Mere Dad ki Maruti’ say if you genuinely like it OR Are you Beyond such “Fluff Stuff” ??

  24. Aditya007 7 years ago

    serenzy,
    Dude You really think S26 had great hype as like Don2, JTHJ, Ra.one MNIK etc

    Syed,
    No yaar ; I was never SRK hater and nither still I’m , only Told You about the reality !

  25. Aditya007 7 years ago

    *neither

  26. FS 7 years ago

    Choosing versatile scripts – Aamir Khan (most of thm are super successful)
    Versatile Acting – hmmm, depends on each individuals taste. Few may like srk/dilip act, others may call it ham, few like hr’s/Aamir’s but others will call it rehearsed, those liking salman/akshay others may call non actors… So to each his own…

  27. phoenix 7 years ago

    hi all,

    I guess you all remember me. I am the one who left NG with a bitter taste in the mouth. Sad that some of the perpetrators are here too. I have finally decided to comment inspite of the fact that I have retired from being a movie buff. Just not interested in watching them… On this topic I have something to add…

    People will never see versatility in SRK as along he does not come out of the bundle of mannerisms one associates with SRK or King Khan archetype. Because I believe, his career has three phases … Shahrukh khan became SRK became King Khan…..
    The Shahrukh Khan … Earliest memory as Abhimanyu Rai (call me Abhi) of Fauji though I found the ‘I say chaps’ guy more interesting.. The basic thing about SRK in this phase is that he was chalpinesque… a goofy oddball… because most people will have a smile on their face while watching this kind of act.. even then he did not play characters from a conventional serious actor point of view. He had an endearing bunch of mannerisms … (Raju signalling Renu in Raju ban gaya gentleman)… He continued like this for some time in films too… One thing that was diffferent from the rest was that he did not play hero… as in his dialogues were not specially emphasized as a hero’s punchline. He spoke too fast, did not shy away from showing vulnerable emotions etc etc … Culturally speaking… he was one of those who started the yuppification of Bollywood in the 90s… The yuppy urban hero with shades of grey and no major moral obligations… And then came DDLJ…. and the sahi raasta dialogue … though the character is not much of the typical hero (like Salman Khan’s Prem)… Raj more of a lovable rogue … Saale budde ki yaad,das bohot achhi..

    SRK phase: followed by a few lag movies of the previous phase. SRK continued getting influenced by Aziz Mirza type normal guy character… Yess boss, Pardes, Dil Se … He got coerced into dialogue delivery mode… Karan Johars cheesy lines in KKHH… (though it remains Karan’s most honest effort)… Bascially SRK became tuned into the world of histrionics… trendy clothes, glossy song picturization, intensely manipulative dialogues etc … Only unique thing is while most heros (of those times) portray romantic hero as a Jesus like sacrificer … SRK played it very assertive almost bordering agression that it looks like he had stalked or emotionally blackmailed his heroines into accepting love ex: DTPH, Chalte Chalte … when MHN came I had decided SRK was nothing but a bunch of mannerisms which were sometimes cute and likeable…. But Swades surprised me. Even today I watch it … I wonder if it is all fluke …

    King Khan phase: Post 2006 phase… That odd smirk on this phase, chewing on the scene with a certain assurance of his screen presence… now the dialogues which had previously turned into speeches were now killed with bad timing and too many expressions .. In RNBDJ Suri he had almost went back of the Shahrukh of 90s… but thats all short lived … the endearing guy is lost forever….I guess most of those who liked Sharukh Khan have moved on to others .. while SRK likers are in dilemma and King Khan lovers want him to continue hamming (he kinda looks invincible in this towering avatar) …

    Wrt to Hrithik … he is one with the best mix of histrionics and decent acting talent… Agree with Reddemon….
    Hrithik is supposed to be the guy catering to mid level audience (neither commercial film lovers nor too serious film lovers)… but Ranbir is catching up. He needs to act more

    • hithere 7 years ago

      Most of bollywood movie buffs see a movie as an actor’s medium. But most of times I have found if actor has done fabulous job, movies tend to be uneven. A well rounded movie is always a directors medium of telling things where everyone is doing a good job.

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        Reddemon 7 years ago

        Even I think the same way.

        phoenix
        welcome to Tanqeed πŸ™‚
        rightly explained till SRK phase but dont agree on king khan phase.
        Let me try to explain
        King khan phase is all about the king living his dream. Remember one interview from the early 90’s where SRK said he wanted to do Superhero and the rain man types roles.
        Glad u agreed on Hrithik but again i dont think Ranbir is near Hrithik now as his pull is limited to Plex audience while Hrithik has a Pan India appeal

    • cr7 7 years ago

      welcome phoenix πŸ™‚

  28. Serenzy 7 years ago

    So basically, You Hated ‘Jab Tak Hain Jaan’, Phoenix? πŸ™‚

    • phoenix 7 years ago

      Haven’t watched it yet. But heard a nasty review from my brother who is ex-SRK fan currently Salman fan. So kept away… πŸ™‚

  29. Ronaldo 6 years ago

    I disagree with you. Not intending to defend SRK or Hrithik but on the Aamir khan point. Aamir’s roles are very very similar. Every one is very serious. Some joke that he is “constipated khan.” I do think he is talented but he doesn’t do many/proven himself in comedy, romance, negative roles. He just does intense dramas like Mangal pandey, Dhoom 3, Lagaan etc. I missed his earlier work like Andaaz apna apna, Ghulaam where he was truly experimental.

  30. Bored 6 years ago

    Aamir is 2 trick pony – either look constipated or be cheeky. Neither comes out effortless. Laborious is the word to describe Aamir.

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