Shahid Kapoor movies have witnessed some of the most outstanding performances in Hindi cinema. Despite coming from a film based, Kapoor started on his own as a background dancer in Dil Toh Pagal Hai and Taal. He started as an assistant director in television series Mohandas BA.
LLB in 1998. Be it Haider or the much controversial Kabir Singh, his acting skills have been appreciated boundlessly. His movies have seen a very uneven curve where one might perform and the other may not but that doesn’t deter him, and he continues to be here giving some of the best performances of our time.
Shahid Kapoor’s persistence has finally led him to his due and his movies are now not only critically acclaimed in terms of performance but also see commercial success at the box office.
Some of his movies which didn’t work well at the box office include Fida, Dil Maange More, Deewane hue Pagal, Vaah! Life ho Toh Aisi!, Shikhar, Fool n Final, Kismat Konnection, Chance Pe Dance, Paathshaala, Milenge Milenge, Mausam, Teri Meri Kahaani, Phata Poster Nikla Hero, Shaandaar and Rangoon.
However, in Rangoon, his performance was appreciated by the masses as well as the critics. Some of his movies performed on an average level and this category has names like Ishq Vishq and Chup Chup Ke .
Badmaash company, Kaminey and R Rajkumar earned massive numbers at the box office.
Lets now come to the part where his acting craft was brilliant and the run on the box office made his projects emerge a winner.
Kabir Singh- need we say more; the movie was criticized for its misogynistic theme, but Kapoor still brought audience to theatres and enthralled everyone with his performance. Padmaavat became one of the highest grosses of the decade.
His chemistry with Amrita Rao in Vivaah was much appreciated and the movie became a blockbuster in its run and 36 China Town became a semi-hit with its plot twists and turns and the infamous couple – Shahid and Kareena. Badmaash company with Anushka Sharma had a good run too. Dil Bole Hadippa had a successful run in terms of numbers. Projects like Haider and Udta Punjab have proved Kapoor’s mettle as a highly talented artist who is capable of playing a mentally unstable character and a pop star caught in drugs who later finds his way back.
Let’s take a look at his career which has been no less than a roller coaster ride.
Dil Maange More
Directed by Anant Mahadevan the movie Kapoor against three lead actresses- Ayesha Takia, Soha Ali Khan and Tulip Joshi. Kapoor plays Nikhil who wants true love and finds it after a lot of confusion. Not to forget the song ‘Gustakh Dil Tere Liye’ was a major hit of the early 2000s.
Deewane Huye Paagal
A romantic comedy directed by Vikram Bhatt has the Hera Pheri trio with Rimi Sen and Kapoor. The film had positive critical reviews but couldn’t survive at the box office.
Fool n Final
A comedy caper directed by Ahmed Khan has Kapoor opposite Ayesha Takia along with a huge supporting cast. The film had critics divided.
Raj ( Shahid) and Priya( Vidya) are brought together in the film ton explore whether there is a lucky charm that works for us and sets life on the right path. The movie has been directed by Aziz Mirza and received average ratings from critics.
Dil Bole Hadippa
Starring Rani Mukherjee with Shahid the film seems to be ahead of its time. Rani plays Veera who wants to play cricket but has to disguise as a man because girls aren’t supposed to play sports. Directed by Anurag Singh it went on to collect 77 crores and was declared a hit.
Chance pe Dance
Directed by Ken Ghosh and produced by Ronnie Screwala stars Genelia D’ Souza and Kapoor in lead roles. It was unsuccessful at the box office.
Released in 2010 this Milind Ukey directorial shows how the education system fails to cater in a useful manner to the students. Ayesha Takia is the lead actress in the movie. It had mixed reviews from critics and was declared a flop.
A romantic drama directed by Pankaj Kapoor starring Sonam Kapoor opposite Shahid Kapoor. It couldn’t impress the audience or critics.
Teri Meri Kahaani
A love story set across three generations brings Shahid and Priyanka together for the second time. Directed by Kunal Kohli it portrays the duo’s chemistry well.
A love triangle directed by Vishal Bhardwaj the film has been acclaimed for performances by Shahid, Kangana and Saif but faced a downturn at the box office.
Phata Poster Nikla Hero
The action-comedy has been directed by Rajkumar Santoshi was rated fairly well by critics.
|MOVIE NAME||RELEASE DATE||BUDGET||BOX OFFICE|
|Dil Maange More||31 December 2004||Est. INR 7 Crore||Est. INR 9 Crore|
|Deewane Huye Paagal||25 November 2005||INR 20 Crore||INR 26.5 Crore|
|Fool n Final||1 June 2007||INR 26 Crore||INR 27.62 Crore|
|Kismat Konnection||18 July 2008||INR 27 Crore||INR 38 Crore|
|Dil Bole Hadippa||18 September 2009||INR 28 Crore||INR 77.7 Crore|
|Chance pe Dance||15 January 2010
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