Rajkummar Rao has succeeded in the last ten years through pure force of will and strenuous effort. He never stops taking chances and ensuring that the audience sees something fresh with each new release.
He has slowly and methodically built a fan base and become a bankable star. Presenting a ranking of his top five movies. Watching them would undoubtedly help with the ennui caused by the lockdown scenario.’
Rajkummar Rao in Stree
Stree is a blend of comedy and horror with a dash of mystery. According to reports, it is based on actual occurrences. During the four days of pooja held in honor of a local deity, a tiny town purportedly located in MP becomes plagued by an entity. Vicky (Rajkummar Rao), Jana (Abhishek Banerjee), and Bittu (Aparshakti Khurana), three pals, decide to rid their village of this threat finally.
A motley gang consisting of Pankaj Tripathi, a bookstore, Vijay Raaz, an author who penned the history of the town, and Shraddha Kapoor, the woman Vicky falls in love with, aids them on their adventure. The movie’s primary focus is how they fight the spirit and get rid of it. The cherry on top was Rajkummar’s take-off on Shah Rukh Khan as he seeks to have a romantic relationship with the vengeful ghost.
Newton, played by Rajkummar Rao, is a government employee tasked with overseeing elections in a distant region that is a Naxal stronghold. Though completely upright and honest, he is also a complete outcast. He is entirely at odds with Aatma Singh, the army escort leader overseeing him and his fellow poll officials (Pankaj Tripathy). Elections in such a place are a sham, as Aatma is aware. That even if people turn out to vote, nothing will change.
Newton, a government worker who is tasked with overseeing elections in a distant region known as a Naxal stronghold, is played by Rajkummar Rao. Even though he is completely honest and decent, he is a complete outcast. Aatma Singh, the army escort leader in charge of watching over him and his fellow poll officials, is entirely at odds with him. Pankaj Tripathy is the leader of the escort. Elections in a place like that are a sham; Aatma is aware of this. Even if voters turn out, nothing will change.
Bareilly Ki Barfi
Bitti Mishra (Kriti Sanon) is a cheerful young lady who is her father’s favorite child. Like most Indian mothers, Bitti’s mother also hopes that her adorable daughter will marry a decent man soon.
Bitti hopes to find a spouse who will both comprehend her and, more importantly, accept her for who she is. When she reads the description of herself in the pages of the novel Bareilly Ki Barfi, she believes she has finally found that special someone.
Her search brings her into contact with two men: Chirag Dubey, played by Ayushmann Khurrana, who operates a printing press, and Pritam Vidrohi, the purported author of the book, played by Rajkummar Rao. She longs to meet the writer, whom she believes to be her soulmate.
A love triangle develops, and whether true love wins out or not is the movie’s central question. Rajkummar Rao is too good as the guy who is persuaded to act raucous, and both his body language and speech patterns are right on as he switches from being an introvert to an extreme extrovert.
Rajkummar Rao in Trapped
Shaurya, a call center employee played by Rajkummar Rao, receives a fantastic rent offer in a building that is still under construction. He has to get settled as soon as possible because he plans to elope with his girlfriend Noorie (Geetanjali Thapa) and get married.
Unintentionally, he locks himself inside the apartment. He is without supplies, the water connection has not been established, and he is unable even to descend the balcony. Due to the lousy wiring that trips, he has no electricity and a dead phone. He continues to live for a while by consuming cockroaches and drinking rainwater.
He uses a metal sheet to see through the balcony gate and is finally able to exit the building, nearly falling off a few times as he descends.
He is taken to the hospital right away and given dehydration treatment. His girlfriend has now wed someone else, so he will soon receive more unpleasant news. Rajkummar Rao’s superb performance kept us seated tightly despite the fact that it was a one-character movie.
Judgementall Hai Kya
It’s a murder mystery that takes you down a number of false paths before coming to a satisfying conclusion. Bobby (Kangana Ranaut) experienced the unintentional death of her parents as a youngster, which has caused her to have a form of multiple personality disorder.
She is a dubbing artist who frequently adopts the personality of the character she voices in movies. She takes pictures of herself dressed in the roles she was dubbing for because she also wants to be an actor. S
he develops a crush on a young man. Keshav (Rajkummar Rao) and his wife Reema move into her bungalow (Amyra Dastur) as a renter. She has a strange conviction that Keshav will murder his wife.
When Reema dies in a cooking accident, everything changes drastically. Bobby alerts the authorities to her concerns, but they ignore her and treat the death as an accident. Their paths abruptly intersect again two years later, and the circle of suspicion is restarted.
Rajkummar performed a role that required him to frequently alter his facial expressions so that the audience could discern his true character. Until the very end, we are unsure if he is the bad guy or a good guy who is being set up. The acting by Rajkummar Rao undoubtedly gave another level to this mystery.