What is so great about the sassy queen Kangana Ranaut you ask? It is everything we swear. All her movies are a perfect mix of strength, emotion, sass and just the right amount of Bollywood masala. The powerful actress has just turned 31 and Friday Fans wants to celebrate her birthday by talking about 5 of her most successful movies.
Kangana started her career with a classic romantic crime drama, Gangster where she played the role of Simran who is torn between the two men she loves: one representing the world of crime while the other playing a cop. Kangana simply mesmerized us with her acting prowess especially in those scenes where she takes help of alcohol to drown her miseries.
Madhur Bhandarkar is known to portray harsh reality in her movies. Fashion was no exception. This was one of the boldest movies of all times; and it showed the bitter truth of the fashion industry. A small town girl played by Priyanka Chopra arrives in the big glitzy world of Mumbai and dethrones the reigning queen played by Kangana. But what she does not realize is that that she has not been given the opportunities by the people around her because of her talent. She has been used. Although Kangana was in a supporting role, critics just loved Kangana. And we loved her eccentric self, a power-craving fashion-obsessed insecure person who is always longing for some security in life.
Queen was one of the first movies which celebrated the dreams and aspirations of a common girl. Jilted by her fiancée and ditched at the altar, Rani, a girl from Delhi goes for her solo honeymoon. The rest of the story is all about Rani exploring the various facets of life alone. Kangana depicts the vulnerability of a girl who has always led a protected life and tries to come in terms with a life where she has to take charge.
Although the franchise started with the hugely popular Tanu Weds Manu, we would like to include the sequel in our list. Kangana swings effortlessly between the erratic Tanuja and the more grounded Datto. In this double role, Kangana has shown some definitive brilliance which made her fans realize that this girl will go a long way from just a rookie newcomer. Some of the scenes especially the interactions between Datto and Tanuja are too good.
Although this film received flaks from all quarters, we still feel that it deserves a mention among our top 5 Kangana Ranaut movies. Kangana aka Julia is based on the character of Fearless Nadia, the Hunterwali who rules the world of filmdom during World War. Despite having too many loopholes, it is hard to forget Kangana who emerges victorious in a male-dominated film. The way she pulled the role by traversing from one kind of emotion to the other only tells us that with Kangana you can always trust to have some magic.
Kangana has made a habit of getting National Awards with her depiction of diverse roles. She is bold, sassy and most importantly unapologetic.