Top Movies of Anil Kapoor that Proves His Versatility as an Actor (Part I)

Anil Kapoor made his debut as a lead with the 1983 movie Who Saat Din opposite PadminiKolhapure. Before that, he had a cameo in the Dilip Kumar-Amitabh Bachchan movie Shakti. In his career spanning more than four decades, he gave many blockbuster movies and amazing performances as an actor. Here are a few top movies of Anil Kapoor that proves his versatility as an actor.

Mashaal (1984)

Mashaal was a 1984 crime-action drama movie where Anil Kapoor featured with the veteran Dilip Kumar. The movie also featured WaheedaRehman and RatiAgnihotri. 

Though Anil Kapoor made his debut with the moderately successful Who Saat Din a year ago, it was Mashaalthat proved his caliber as an actor where he stood of his own alongside a legend like Dilip Kumar. Mashaal was produced and directed by Yash Chopra and it featured RatiAgnihotri as the main lead opposite Anil Kapoor. Anil Kapoor played the role of a small-time goon whose life is changed for the better by Dilip Kumar, a newspaper publisher. The events in their lives get them at loggerheads. The movie was not a very big success but brought recognition to Anil Kapoor for his acting prowess.

Parinda (1989)

Parinda directed by VidhuVinod Chopra was a crime drama movie starring Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Nana Patekar, and Madhuri Dixit.

The 1989 movie Parinda by VidhuVinod Chopra was one of the earliest movies that showed the underworld in a realistic way. Anil Kapoor played the role of Karan, the younger brother of Kishan (Jackie Shroff) who works for a gangster Anna (Nana Patekar). The movie was highly acclaimed and did decent business at the box office. The chemistry between Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit was appreciated a lot they went on to work together in many successful movies.

Ram Lakhan (1989) 

In the same year that Parinda was released, Ram Lakhan was also released with the same cast of Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, and Madhuri Dixit. This SubhashGhai directed movie was a blockbuster.

Who wouldn’t remember the super hit song from this movie- ‘My name is Lakhan’? Directed by ShubashGhai ‘Ram Lakhan” is one of the biggest hits of the earlier phase of Anil Kapoor’s career which cemented his position as a bankable actor. This movie features the story of two brothers played by Anil Kapoor as Lakhan a brat, and Jackie Shroff as Ram who is the elder brother of Lakhan, an honest police officer who joins hands to take revenge on the murderers of their father.

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