Hrithik Roshan is one actor who is just not the last of the superstars but his range in his whole career is something which sets him apart. His varied roles and characters in Mission Kashmir, Koi Mil Gaya, Dhoom 2, Lakshya, Jodha Akbar, Guzaarish, War, Super 30, Kaabil and many more are simply unprecedented. His last release, Vikram Vedha was his second film where he played a grey character which was even ten steps ahead of War’s Kabir. As the film clocks one year today, here is why it is so important in his career.
Hrithik has delivered several memorable performances over the years. However, one film that stands out as a pivotal moment in his career is “Vikram Vedha.” Directed by Pushkar-Gayathri, this Tamil-language film;s Hindi remake had a profound impact on Hrithik Roshan’s career and filmography. In this article, we explore why “Vikram Vedha” holds such significance for the versatile actor.
Before “Vikram Vedha,” Hrithik Roshan was primarily associated with mainstream Bollywood cinema. He had established himself as a leading actor in the Hindi film industry with hits like “Koi Mil Gaya,” “Krrish,” and “Dhoom 2.” However, Hrithik’s decision to venture into a character which is downright grey was a bold move that demonstrated his willingness to push boundaries and explore new horizons.
In “Vikram Vedha,” Roshan portrayed the character of Vedha, a dreaded gangster who’s own story is one of a kind. The role required him to not only adapt to a different language but also delve into the intricacies of having the lingo of a north Indian’s gangster. Hrithik’s commitment to his character was evident as he underwent rigorous preparation, including language training and understanding the nuances of the character.
The transformation was nothing short of extraordinary. Hrithik not only convincingly portrayed the character but also seamlessly looked the part, earning the respect of his peers and the audience. His portrayal of Vedha was widely praised for its depth and intensity, showcasing his versatility as an actor.
Strengthening His Pan-Indian Presence
Hrithik Roshan’s involvement in “Vikram Vedha” also expanded his reach to a wider audience. With the rise of pan-Indian cinema, actors are increasingly looking to work in multiple language films to connect with a diverse fan base. “Vikram Vedha” allowed Hrithik to tap into the South Indian market as well as the UP-Bihar audience, strengthening his position as a pan-Indian actor.
“Vikram Vedha” marked a transformative phase in Hrithik Roshan’s career. It was something which he never did before thus pushing his own boundaries. Hrithik’s portrayal of Vedha not only earned him critical acclaim but he also won several ‘Best Actor’ awards for the same. It demonstrated that he was more than just a Bollywood superstar; he was a versatile actor ready to go all out as what he maintained after War in an interview. As Hrithik Roshan continues to win hearts as an actor, “Vikram Vedha” remains a pivotal point in his illustrious filmography, reminding us of his talent and determination to excel in every cinematic endeavor.