Happy Birthday Paresh Rawal, one of the most talented actors in Bollywood. Paresh Rawal is one of the most versatile actors of Bollywood. He has given some iconic performances and characters to look forward too. There are also movies were he is starring as the supporting actor, but he manages to steal the attention of the audience. Here we have 15 such iconic Bollywood characters of Paresh Rawal that you wouldn’t want to miss.
1. Baburao Ganpatrai Apte aka Babu Bhaiya- Hera Pheri, Phir Hera Pheri
From the epic comedy movie series, Hera Pheri and Phir Hera Pheri, we have the funniest character one could ever imagine. Baburao Ganpatrai Apte aka Babu Bhaiya is funny without even trying. The dialogues and costume is one thing, but drinking up the whole character and absorbing it is a rare talent. And Paresh Rawal effortlessly absorbs the whole character within himself. The film also stars Akshay Kumar and Suniel Shetty along with him, with actors like Bipasha Basu, Tabu and Rajpal Yadav in prominent roles.
2. Dr. Ghungroo- Welcome
If you remember that song “Kya keh dia hai, tumne o janam… Kiya Kiya kya kia re sanam” you know which movie we are talking about. This movie also gave us another epic character, Majnu Bhai, played by Anil Kapoor. Paresh Rawal plays the maternal uncle of Akshay Kumar. This movie stars Nana Patekar, Malika Sherwat and Katrina along with these stars. Dr. Ghungroo is a typical businessman, and a father figure of Akshay. He goes to several lengths to save his nephew to marry gangster Majnu bhai’s sister; but Akshay ends up falling in love with her instead.
3. Mr. Khan- Table no. 21
This role is quite different from the comedy roles that is usually played by Paresh. In this movie he plays the antagonist, or you could rather say he is a person who seeks revenge against people who wronged his son. This movie stars Tina Desai, Rajeev Khandelwal and Paresh Rawal in lead roles.
4. Radheshyam Tiwari- Hungama
And who can forget that man who leaves no excuse to be mean towards his wife, and doubts her of having an affair at the age of 40s. And his wife doubts him for the same reason, all because of a middle class girl who lies to her boss to get employed. Sounds complicated? and confusing? You have to watch the movie till the understand, and it’s definitely worth it. With Akshaye Khanna, Rajpal Yadal Rimi Sen, Aftab Shivdasini and Shoma Anand, this movie is a hell of a ride and creates full on Hungama!
5. Kanjibhai- OMG Oh My God!
Did you know? OMG is Paresh Rawal’s first movie where he is the sole lead actor? And furthermore Akshay Kumar is seen in supporting role in the movie. The movie revolves around blind faith, and the way religion is treated as a business now. A mere shopkeeper, an athiest who owns the shop of Puja samagri, has to become an advocate to fight his own case against non other than God in a court. By the end the movie has some really good messeges for its audience.
6. Gundya- Chup Chup Ke
Paresh Rawal and Rajpal Yadav are a pair of fishermen who find Jeetu(Shahid Kapoor), who was attempting to kill himself. Also, after the duo save Shahid, Paresh acts as his uncle, and leaves him to a big house as a household helper. Shahid acts as a deaf-mute the whole time in the new household. Furthermore Paresh Rawal too has a comedy role in this movie, and can be seen in a prominent role.
7. Sunil Dutt- Sanju
The super hit biopic movie on Sanjay Dutt’s life, Sanju was a big hit to Ranbir Kapoor’s career. And Paresh Rawal played Sanju’s father, aka veteran actor Sunil Dutt. Furthermore he was playing the role of a caring, understanding and motivating father, he played the best father one could have asked for.
8. Mambo- Garam Masala
The household help who will clean the house, cook and wash clothes, but needs every possible machine to do the work as he doesn’t know how to do these works. With a lot of irrelevant demands, you would rather work yourself than hire a household help. Paresh Rawal yet again plays the role efficiently as the irritating person one can be.
9. Lambodar Chacha- Athithi tum kab jaoge
This movie is quite underrated. Paresh Rawal is the guest from your village, and he’s here to stay. But his habits and “harkatein” won’t suit your modern family and societal norms. But he is that elder of he house that many families crave for, a grandfather to a grandson who doesn’t know how it feels like to have one.
10. Kishen Murari Chand- Hulchul
Paresh Rawal plays the son of Amrish Puri, and a brother to three other men, Jackie Shroff, Arbaaz Khan and Akshaye Khanna. Also, Amrish had set a rule that women won’t be allowed in his household, and their sons were never to get married. But Paresh Rawal falls in love with a woman, and secretly marries her. But is scared to reveal it to his family, and is stuck in a chaos. The movie revolves around the rivalry between two families.
11. Iliyaas- Aankhen
A film revolving around vengeance and money heist, to rob the bank a man previously worked in. As he plans it out, and plans the robbery to be done by three blind men, because no one will suspect them. Paresh Rawal is one of the three blind men, along with Akshay Kumar and Arjun Rampal. it is a mystery thriller movie, and the main mastermind behind this heist is none other than Amitabh Bachchan.
12. Kashinath Sahu- Mohra
An action-thriller film, starrin Akshay Kumar, Naseeruddin Shah, Suniel Shetty, Paresh Rawal and Raveena Tandon in lead roles. The film received a number of nominations and went on to become a blockbuster. Also did you now? Divya Bharti was originally cast as in the film, but after 5 days of shoot she died mysteriously. Later on the shoot was continued with Raveena Tandon.
13. Govind Bhardwaj- URI : The Surgical Strike
Paresh Rawal played the role of National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval. And he has got positive reviews for playing the role efficiently. ALthough it was a serious role, but he nailed the role nonetheless.
14. Dharam Pal- Dharam Sankat Mein
Casting alongside Naseeruddin Shah and Anu Kapoor, this film revolves around a man from a Hindu househole, who doesn’t get along with Muslims. But with turn of events, situations change, and his perspective changes too. Furthermore, this movie is one of the rare movie which got three National award nominations.
15. Champak Chaturvedi – Bhagam Bhag
Three men get involved in a murder case when they go to perform their act as artists. A comedy-thriller movie, which will kepp you hooked to your seat, and Paresh Rawal’s underlying humour is there to give you equal doses of laughter.
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