Acting is a talent that few gems on earth are born with. It’s a balance of the fine art of bringing imagination and real emotions to life. How fascinating it is to transform yourself to someone new entirely and then live their lives and showcase it to the world. Truly an artist for the masses. They touch human souls and forever change us with their stories and the feelings they churn in us.
It takes a great deal of raw talent and sharply honed skills to become a great actor. A gift that unfortunately only few actors in Bollywood seem to possess. When you look at the silver screen these days, it’s just a blur of young attractive faces fresh off the best acting classes and acting courses that money can buy. Yet, you can’t throw money at a problem you can’t fix. Their acting is simply too painful to watch. But even amidst all those Average Joe’s, there still are some special rare gems who manage to shine through. Bollywood is a field mostly known for bringing up the progeny of famous past actors, so an actor who’s established on his own merit is certainly a unicorn sighting.
Take a look at these 5 actresses and actors you may recognize and learn what makes an actor tick. They might not have had the best acting course available at their disposal, yet their work shines brighter than that of the rest.
When the subject of the late actor comes into conversation, the most commonly heard refrain is that, ” Irrfan Khan was extraordinary precisely because he managed to stay ordinary.” And that pretty much sums up the man’s entire career.
His accurate and to-the-point portrayal of roles he takes on are so relatable that the memory of him lingers long after the movie’s over. His roles never show him to be someone with a lot of makeup or prosthesis and yet he’s a completely different person each time.
In a career spanning over four decades, Naseeruddin Shah has certainly made himself a comfortable spot in Bollywood with his unrestrained talent. His penchant for dialogue delivery mixed with his knack for acting is definitely a formidable combination.
He breathes life into his characters with his nuanced performances.
Shah’s choices have rarely been of the usual variety, be it his personal life or the roles he chooses to don. Unlike most actors of Bollywood Shah is a notable name in parallel cinema as well, giving his classic groundbreaking performances in live shows.
Mohanlal is a legendary actor from Malayalam cinema who’s prowess is recognised even by Forbes magazine. He’s a versatile chameleon, able to change skins with remarkable ease and move in the role seamlessly. Everything from the look in his eyes to the tremor in his voice is tailor made to suit his role. His long career has seen work in different genres, from comedy to tragedy to murder and mystery.
He’s made his audience cry and laugh with equal charm. A phenomenal actor worthy of being a subject in the study of being an actor.
Tabassum Fatima Hashmi, lovingly called Tabu by the world who appreciates her talent is one of the biggest forces to be reckoned with. She has taken her acting chops and has consistently defied traditional safe roles for Indian heroines and has gone for unconventional roles with great confidence. No matter the role, Tabu has managed to shine in every single movie she’s ever been a part of. She belongs to a league of actors who do not need elaborate set up and a terrific script to showcase their character’s persona to the audience and only rely on their class-apart acting skills.
With such a brilliant and colorful resume of movies and a collection of so many accolades, her reputation is definitely set in stone for the ages to come.
In her career of captivating performances Shefali Shah has never been afraid of stigma while taking on challenging roles. The seering intensity of Shah’s acting skills and the poignancy of her stare stays with the viewer long after the film. Watching her film is an acting class of its own because of the myriad of emotions she manages to capture and display in her nuanced performance.
She’s a queen who knows exactly what she brings to the table.
All of these actors’ filmography is a gift to the lovers of genuine cinema that brings real and relevant issues to the reel screen. Using their eyes and intense expressions convey zillion intricate emotions, without having to say much is certainly a talent, but also a honed skill because acting is a fine craft that needs to be mastered. Nobody’s born a great actor, they become one. So when do you see yourself joining this league of super beings? Join our online acting classes at Unlu to be taught the nuances of acting by another one of the greats, the talented powerhouse Manoj Bajpayee. Allow him to immerse you in the world of cinema from the comfort of your own home by joining these acting classes online.