Manoj Bajpayee has won our heart and despite being an outsider to film industry, he sure has made his mark with ever-so-glorious roles. Here is an appreciation post for him sache dil se !
For those who don’t know, Manoj Bajpayee is back with a new film and he’s legit on a whole different level with his performance as Bhonsle and it’s getting a major “YASSS!” from critics! New film hai, favorite self-made actor hai, socha appreciation kar sakte hai. 🙂
In his recent open letter video on Instagram, he talks about his journey to Bollywood. How he started from an extremely small village in Bihar as a farmer’s son. Growing up in one of the remotest parts of the country, and yet harbouring dreams of an unorthodox career.
Here’s something you might not know; getting into the National School of Drama was his biggest dream which was shattered thrice and dejected him so much that he wanted to kick the bucket. Instead, he started assisting a director in teaching people to act. By the time he applied for the 4th time at the NSD, they offered him a job as a teacher instead. Cuz pichur abhi baaki thi friends. Pichur is always baaki.
Satya was his major breakthrough movie for which he received a Filmfare and a national Film Award. But it really was the role of Sardar Khan in Gangs of Wasseypur that earned him a permanent place in the hearts of people. The ICONIC demise of Sardaar Khaan with ‘Jiya Tu’ playing in the background. Still get goosebumps!!!
Considered by many as a method actor, he has captivated us with his ardent expletive of emotions. There’s certain something in the way he speaks, but in his new character as Bhonsle, he’s a man of few words. And yet it’s one of his MOST POWERFUL works ever.
In the open letter video, he also talks about migrants coming to big cities to fulfill their dreams like he did, trying to fit in and making it big without bhai ka, baap ka, dada ka support. India might be a land of ample opportunities but the opportunities are concentrated in 1st and 2nd tier cities, and with saturated populations, there has been unrest between the natives and the migrants over resources and control.
He tries to bring attention to this issue through his new film, which portrays the struggles of migrants in Maharashtra and their discords with the natives in a way it breaks your heart but also heals it. A film about fear and kindness. The movie shuts the door on the face of articulate expression of art and lets the silence speak for itself.
So go on now and watch him be his best in his new movie BHONSLE streaming now on Sony LIV.