The public and masses are heaping praise on Randeep Hooda, for his latest series CAT on Netflix. The actor made his web series debut with the Netflix original. Hooda, who made his debut with Mira Nair’s ‘Monsoon Wedding’, is one of the most underrated actors from the current generation. Over the last two decades, the actor has been working in a variety of roles, which include several offbeat roles, ones which required Hooda to prove his acting chops.
The 46-year-old has also worked in several biopics. Hooda’s filmography may not have a lot of quantity, but is right up there, as far as quality is concerned. Here is a list of biopics with Randeep Hooda
This Ketan Mehta film was made in 2008. The fictionalised erotic drama is based on the life of 19th-century Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma. The movie was bilingual, as it was released in Hindi and English. Randeep Hooda played the title character alongside Nandana Sen.
The movie got into controversy over its portrayal of nudity. The Censor Board’s objection resulted in the movie’s release after 7 years in 2014. The movie was screened at The Times BFI London Film Festival in 2008.
Once Upon A Time In Mumbai
Milan Lutharia’s Once Upon Time In Mumbai is a partial biopic and drama. With an ensemble cast, including Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi, the movie went on to be a success, both commercially and critically.
Although Randeep did not play a lead character in the movie, his portrayal of a police inspector was praised by everyone. The movie was based on the life of Dawood Ibrahim and Haji Mastan. Mastan was one of the earliest gangsters in the history of Mumbai.
Main Aur Charles
Directed by Prawaal Raman, the movie was based on true events and told from the perspective of an Indian cop. Randeep Hooda’s character is based on Indian Origin French Serial Killer Charles Sobharaj, who was also known as the bikini killer.
Although praised for his role, Randeep’s film could not take off with the audiences.
A Movie that never got made – Saraghari
The Battle of Saragarhi was one of Randeep Hooda’s most ambitious projects. A movie was made on similar topics starring Akshay Kumar, named ‘Kesari’.
In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Hooda opened up about his experiences. He stated that he was keenly involved with the project and it was heartbreaking for him when the movie was shelved. Rajkumar Santoshi was supposed to direct a historical film, where Hooda was supposed to play the same character that Akshay did in Kesari.
The Savarkar movie
Randeep Hooda has started working on his next movie, which is a biopic of the controversial Indian leader, Vinayak Savarkar. The movie which was earlier supposed to be directed by Mahesh Manjrekar will now be directed by the actor himself, marking his directorial debut. The movie will be produced by Ashoke Pandit and Sandip Singh. The producers had collaborated with the actor on Sarbjit.
Sarbjit is considered to be Randeep Hooda’s best acting role to date by many. The biographical drama is based on the life of Indian national Sarbjit Singh who was sentenced to life imprisonment by Pakistan in 1991.
The movie also starred Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who played the character of Dalbir Kaur. The movie was a profitable venture at the box office.