Right from the first film in which the audiences saw Vicky Kaushal, they fell in love with the actor. Vicky started off his career with the role of a simple lover boy in Masaan, and there was no stopping for him after that. He essayed several roles and outdid himself with each offering. Currently, he is one of the most bankable names in the industry, and people know that if he is on the big screen, they are in for an entertaining watch.
Let’s take a look at some of his note-worthy performances.
Vicky touched everyone’s heart with this performance of his. Marking his debut, Masaan became a film that people still adore Vicky for. His innocent character, his lean body and his chemistry with Shweta Tripathi made his character look exceptionally good on the big screen. Oh, and a lot of the credit goes to his acting as well. People discovered Vicky through this movie, and then it was just a wave of big offers for him.
Vicky Kaushal had shot for Zubaan even before he had started working for Masaan, but the release of this film had been delayed. In the film, he played a man who stammers while talking but can sing surprisingly well. Vicky’s performance in the film didn’t seem to have the same impact he had with Masaan but that also could be down to the poor writing of the film.
3- Raman Raghav 2.0
With Raman Raghav 2.0, Vicky Kaushal was seen playing a character completely opposite to his two previous roles. In the film, he played an unlikable, abusive, coke-snorting police officer who’s battling his own dark demons even as he chases a serial killer. In fact, his character was so complex that Vicky ended up locking himself inside a room for five days just to bring out the dark side in him. It was not only the materialistic things that the actor detached himself from but also his family, who he had asked not to contact him during the process.
4- Love Per Square Foot
Love Per Square Feet was a slice of life romantic comedy with its heart at the right place. The opening frame of Netflix’s Love per Square Foot has Vicky Kaushal standing on top of a building, a red gamcha tied around his neck while he brushes his teeth, gazing at a house and its occupants in a neighbouring high rise. This frame sums up what the film is all about — a longing for something better and bigger.
Yet again, posing as an innocent husband worked really well for of Vicky. Although Alia did run the movie on her slender but strong shoulders, Vicky’s appearance was just like a cherry on the cake. The delicately nuanced way the actor played the role of Alia’s Pakistani husband Iqbal Syed, left everyone impressed. He infused the character with kindness and love which is completely opposite of the demonic depiction of a Pakistani officer that you would expect from a Hindi film.
If we ever want a friend, it would be a friend like Vicky Kaushal in Sanju. He essayed the role of a Gujju boy, Kamli, in the film, and stepped into the shoes of the character excellently. Ranbir Kapoor and Vicky’s camaraderie was appreciated by everyone, and his dialogue delivery had everyone feel each emotion that he was feeling.
7- Lust Stories
It was Karan Johar’s segment in Lust Stories that started the Vicky Kaushal fandom. As Paras, a simple, middle-class chap who is hopelessly in love with his beautiful wife but fails to satisfy her sexually, Vicky shone in every scene with his humour, effortless performance and adorable charm. While most people remember the “magarmachh” scene or Vicky’s hilarious cum faces, I was quite taken aback by the sensitivity and gravitas with which he had performed the very last scene of the film, in which he allows his love for his wife to overpower the toxic male ego he had been brought up with for all those years.
Vicky was seen in a never-seen-before avatar in this film. He essayed the role of a DJ and his blue hair grabbed everyone’s attention instantly. He romanced Taapsee Pannu in the film and we can say that no one but Vicky could have essayed the role of an irresponsible and rash, but endearing lover with such ease.
9- Uri-The Surgical Strike
This film was a milestone in Vicky’s career. Portraying the role of a Major Vihaan Shergill, Vicky raised the nation’s collective energy by simply asking, “How’s the josh?”. It has been his best performance till date. The film made the audience cry, laugh, smile and and feel proud, and all the credit goes to Vicky for sure.