As Nawaz bhai turns 43, CRB Tech reviews takes a look at his journey so far in Bollywood. There’s a well known story that movie producer Anurag Kashyap likes to tell the media with. It includes Nawazuddin Siddiqui as one of the supporting characters. It was way back in 1998. Fresh off the huge success of Satya, which he wrote for Ram Gopal Varma, the then budding Kashyap’s name was being bandied about in Bollywood’s screenwriting circles. The story goes that Kashyap was at Andheri rail station inducing Rajpal Yadav (going to become famous Ram Gopal Varma’s in-house “Factory” character actor) from leaving the city after what had been an existence of delayed struggle. There was additionally Nawazuddin Siddiqui there, alongside other battling it out actors. Kashyap “did not know me back then,” Nawazuddin expressed in a magazine interview an year ago. He also added that Anurag did not pay that much attention towards him.
This is the classic Nawazuddin Siddiqui story as somebody who can submerge into the crowd, so effectively ignorable, a minor detail, a side muffle, his commonness so standard that he can sneak past without anybody seeing him. However, place him before the camera and this kid from Budhana (Uttar Pradesh) changes that very normality into a portion of the best acting you may have seen from a Hindi film entertainer in quite a while. It prompts the question – who was the last such on-screen actor? Om Puri, maybe.
The reason behind why Nawazuddin emerges is his capacity to astonish the crowd with his eccentrics, dependably a step in front of them. As you watch him on screen, there’s nail-gnawing energy and in addition dark stirrings and disclosures. Notwithstanding when he’s playing extraordinary solitary/criminal and apparently obnoxious components like a serial killer, an insane person, a hoodlum or any weirdo you can name he conveys something goofy and slimy to the character, making him the most watchable contemporary artist on screen.
As per Nawazuddin himself, the defining moment for him was Kahaani in 2012, featuring Vidya Balan “as a hero.” The little time criminal of early movies who was roughed up by cops was then playing an intelligence officer himself. As though avenging the disgrace of Sarfarosh and Black Friday, he could dash into a police headquarters in Kahaani and with a ‘Do you know who I am?’ swag, hurl an abuse at the cop-in-charge. “Teri maa ki Khan,” the angry IB officer on special case A Khan tells the cop, blazing his identity card. That year, Nawazuddin got his initially leading part “as a hero” in Miss Lovely. Months after the fact that Gangs of Wasseypur II released, rejoining him with old buddy Kashyap. This was the role of a life, celebrated by pundits who have been infatuated with Nawazuddin’s “Faijal” Khan from that point forward and his reprisal and rise deified by motion picture goers and memes alike.
CRB Tech reviews wishes the actor all the best in the future as well.