Eleven years ago, a young Sidharth Malhotra stepped onto the silver screen, marking the beginning of a journey that would redefine versatility and success in Bollywood. From his debut in ‘Student Of The Year’ to the unforgettable portrayal in ‘Shershaah’, Sidharth has left an indelible mark on the industry. As he completes 11 years in Bollywood, let’s take a look at how an outsider from the industry went on to be the Shershaah of Bollywood as we revisit five of his blockbuster performances that continue to captivate audiences.
1. Student Of The Year: Of Rivalries, Friendships, and Romance
Abhimanyu Singh, a focused and dedicated student from humble beginnings shows up at St. Theresa’s with shades, a rocking hairstyle and on a budget motorcycle. Such was Sidharth Malhotra’s entry in film and into Bollywood. His confidence, swagger and dedication made both him and his character an instant audience favourite. His dynamic with co-stars Varun and Alia and their pursuit of the coveted ‘Student of the Year’ trophy adds a different layer of charm to the film and catapulting Sidharth Malhotra into the limelight,
2. Hasee Toh Phasee (2014): The Quirky Rollercoaster of Love
‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ showcases Sidharth Malhotra in a mischievous avatar, taking us on a ride full of delightful twists in this romantic comedy. The film follows Nikhil, a devoted boyfriend, who finds himself entangled in a whirlwind romance with his girlfriend’s younger sister. Sidharth’s performance is a tour de force, blending impeccable comic timing with genuine heart.
3. Ek Villain (2014): Unravelling Layers of Redemption
‘Ek Villain’ marked Sidharth Malhotra’s first outing into the action genre. The film is an action classic, with a hardcore love story at heart. Sidharth takes on the role of Guru, a reformed gangster who undergoes a profound transformation after falling in love. However, when his love falls prey to a serial killer, Guru’s dormant dark side resurfaces as he embarks on a quest for vengeance. Sidharth’s portrayal is a masterclass in unveiling the complexities of a character torn between light and darkness.
4. Kapoor & Sons (2016): A Tapestry of Family Emotions
In this poignant family drama, Sidharth Malhotra reunites with Alia Bhatt, weaving a tale of intricate relationships. Sidharth’s character is one that resonates with both the masses as well as classes, as he navigates through a spectrum of emotions, painting a vivid canvas of familial bonds.
5. Shershaah (2021): A fitting tribute to Kargil War Heroes
‘Shershaah’ stands tall as one of Bollywood’s most celebrated biopics, chronicling the extraordinary bravery of Kargil War hero, late Captain Vikram Batra. The film not only stirs our patriotic fervour but also delves deep into the profound emotional connection our soldiers share with the nation. Recently, the film also went on to win the National Film Award, post where netizens showered their love for Sidharth Malhotra and Shershaah.
While these five performances stand out, Sidharth Malhotra’s illustrious career is studded with many more gems that continue to enchant audiences. As he completes 11 glorious years in Bollywood, we eagerly anticipate the cinematic brilliance he has yet to unveil.