From NRI pleasing, touristy rom-coms to gritty small-town realities, the themes and characters in Hindi cinema have travelled a protracted way to turn out to be more and more numerous. Here is our choose of 5 such, relatable dreamers who struck a chord with the viewers in a big way.
Billu aka Prem Kumar Yadav in ‘Chaman Bahaar:’
Once upon a time, paan distributors and neighbourhood shopkeepers had been incidental protagonists in Hindi cinema who as soon as in some time supplied heart-warming recommendation to the lead actors. Remember Lallan Miya in Chashme Baddoor (1981), Ram Dulare Paanwala in Avtaar (1983) and the shopkeeper in Saathiya (2002) whose phone is a refuge for secretive lovers? Billu aka Prem Kumar Yadav breaks away from that trope and is the paan store man in a Chhattisgarh village who not solely will get to play the lead in Yoodlee’s ‘Chaman Bahar’ but in addition desires a love story of his personal. But is he the main man? Or only a reminder that our social and financial boundaries resolve how a lot we are able to dream and aspire to? He is neither a hero, nor a villain. Just somebody who desires to earn a livelihood and a life and in some unspecified time in the future realises, he won’t ever have sufficient of both. What distinguishes him from others who loaf around his store that he is aware of when aspirations can develop poisonous. He is aware of when to cease chasing a dream and be accountable for his errors. His reward? The proven fact that his dream lady a minimum of knew that he existed. This bitter-sweet Apurva Dhar Badgaiyann directorial, stars Jitendra Kumar and Ritika Badiani.
Gurukant Desai in ‘Guru’:
This 2007 Mani Ratnam directorial unabashedly celebrated small-town dreamers with a narrative that confirmed how a pushed entrepreneur with extra schemes in his head then cash in his pocket, turns into a number one enterprise tycoon. The journey of Gurukant Desai from northern Gujarat, to Turkey to Mumbai the place he begins buying and selling in clothes to then arrange his personal manufacturing items, was a pleasure journey that gave Abhishek Bachchan the position of a lifetime and likewise had sterling performances by Aishwarya Rai, R. Madhavan, Vidya Balan, Mithun Chakraborty, and Roshan Seth. The rating by A. R. Rahman was one other profitable characteristic in this movie a few man who defies all odds to realise not simply his personal goals however the aspirations of his thousands and thousands of shareholders.
Jaitun, Jugnu and Vijay Dinanath Chauhan in ‘Kanpuriye’:
Written and directed by Ashish Aryan, this Yoodlee movie offers an perception into the conflicted hearts and minds of younger males in stifling cities. And how the place you come from typically finally ends up defining your id. Divyendu Sharma, Aparshakti Khurana and Harsh Mayar play the Kanpur boys who aspire to love, to monetary freedom and dignity however like tragic heroes of movies they admire (discover the tribute to ‘Agnipath’ by Divyenndu Sharma’s character), they’re continually up in opposition to one problem after one other. The movie deftly goes on to present the place cinematic illusions finish and actuality begins. Gritty, empathetic and poignant, the movie additionally does not fail to entertain with its one-liners, sharp writing and pitch-perfect performances by the actors.
Deepak and Devi in ‘Masaan’:
This 2015 Neeraj Ghaywan directorial is each a heartbreaking and uplifting depiction of younger folks attempting to survive the sometimes deadly collision between goals and custom in a small city. Deepak and Devi are each survivors of such a collision although one is certain by the constraints of his lower-caste household and the opposite scarred by the disapproval of her upper-caste father. They each courageously defy social taboos for love and to observe their coronary heart , solely to pay a heavy worth. And regardless that they meet solely in the final body of the movie, we realise that the one way to survive the demise of 1 dream is to maybe dream some extra. The movie starred Vicky Kaushal, Shweta Tripathi and Richa Chaddha.
Rohan from ‘Udaan’:
This 2010 Vikramaditya Motwane movie was a path-breakingly disturbing depiction of how poisonous masculinity destroys households and doesn’t even spare younger boys in the event that they search to deviate from the trail that has been etched for them. The story of the protagonist Rohan who is expelled from his boarding college in Simla solely to return to Jamshedpur and his violent, abusive and controlling father, pulled no punches. Rohan secretly writes stunning poetry to escape his actuality and his remaining dash to freedom is as cathartic for the viewers as it’s for him. The movie depicts how for some younger dreamers, their houses aren’t their sanctuary however cages they need to escape to reside fuller lives. The movie starred Rajat Barmecha, Ronit Roy and Ram Kapoor.