Jackie Shroff – the reserve personality of bollywood.
Jackie Shroff had shown his reserve personality in the films he had acted in the last 20 years. He had shown his acting skills in Subhash Ghai’s film Hero, opposite Meenakshi. The viewers accepted the new pair at that time.
Jackie had mainly acted in successful films opposite Anil Kapoor. In Karma, he was one of the three prisoners who were facing life sentence who were brought by Dilip Kumar and used in the war against terrorism. On one hand Jackie kept his mark during the action sequences, on the other hand did well with Sri Devi, with whom he had an affair in the film.
Jackie was sublime in his performance in the film Kaash, opposite Dimple Kapadia. Even in Ram Lakhan, he played the role of the elder brother of Anil Kapoor and the police officer. He was honest and dutiful, as opposed to Anil Kapoor who used his cleverness for giving fitting reply to lawbreakers. Dimple, also did well in her role as the wife of Jackie in the film.
In Khalnayak, Jackie played the role of the police officer, who arrested Sanjay Dutt for his unlawful activities. Although Sanjay escaped from the prison and that led to lot of criticism of Jackie, but ultimately he brought Sanjay before the court of law. Madhuri Dixit did well in the film opposite Jackie.
From mid-90s, Jackie acted in character roles, and showed his variation of acting. He played the role of Chunillal in Shahrukh Khan’s Devdas. He amazed the viewers with negative performance in the film Mission Kashmir. He played the role of the terrorist who persuaded Hrithik to be involved in terrorism and kill Sanjay Dutt. He adapted the general characteristics of terrorist in the film.
His other successful films include Gardish, Aaj Ka Daur, 100 days, etc. In 100 Days, he was the murderer who killed Madhuri’s sister. He has transformed himself as a good character actor and the audience expects him to continue his good work in the years to come.
By: Rumi Chatterji.