On January 21 today, we are celebrating the 35th birth anniversary of late Indian actor Sushant Singh Rajput. He was one of the finest talent of the country who had impacted several lives with his work both on-screen and off screen. In his 7 years filmy career, he appeared in variety of films where he played totally different characters from one another.
To celebrate this special day, we want you to watch some of his most underrated films that may not have made much on the box office but had all the elements to be called a great piece of cinema.
1. DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY!
In 2015, when this mystery thriller was released, it received critical appreciation and applauds but all of those things didn’t quite worked towards the financial success of the film. Detective Byomkesh Bakshy which has the potential to gross 100 crores easily, merely earned Rs 43.95 Crores on worldwide box office.
Sushant has appeared in 3 movies till then, so his popularity among the moviegoers were not that good but the content made the noise years later. With the introduction to streaming platforms in India, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy got it’s due credits from audience. But till this date, it was not that much explored by many people.
This Dibakar Banerjee directorial has that thrill factor which most of the movies from this genre were missing at that time. Interesting trivia about the film, Aamir Khan was offered the villain’s role in the film but he declined it to take a role in Dhoom 3 (2013).
Where To Watch: Prime Video
If you are a fan of old wild west movies, then you must watch this Abhishek Chaubey crime thriller. Sonchiriya is one such movie which we hardly see in India. It took us back in time and showcased the life of rural India in an interesting manner. The story of this film is set in ravines of river Chambal valley and tells the tale of dacoits in 1975, who termed themselves Baaghis, the rebels.
Sushant was seen in a completely new avatar. He played the role of a dacoit with full honesty and perfection. The other cast members of Sonchiriya includes some of the best actors of India like Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey, Ashutosh Rana, Bhumi Pednekar and more.
Where To Watch: ZEE5
Other then these two films, Sushant Singh Rajput was also a part of some other good movies like Kai Po Che(2013), PK(2014), M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story(2016), Kedarnath(2018) and Chhichhore(2019) and Dil Bechara (2020).