Manoj Vajpayee – the seasoned actor of bollywood.
Manoj Vajpayee, had shown his calibre of performing in various roles in bollywood films in the last 10 years. He kept his mark in the film Shool, where played the role of a fearless police officer who never compromised with corruption, red tapism in the area where he operated. The film showed the amount of corruption existing in the different departments and the amount of pressure created by the politicians on the police force to prevent their independent functioning.
He was ably supported by Ravina Tandon, who played the role of his wife who was subjected to assault to obstruct Manoj Vajpayee from independently dealing with the cases. He also did very well as a dacoit who helped Phulan Devi in the film Bandit Queen directed by Shekhar Kapoor.
He also acted in the role of a fearless police officer in the film Jago. The daughter of Ravina Tandon and Sanjay Kapoor was assaulted and killed by three persons while she was travelling in local train in Mumbai. Due to immense pressure created by the perpetrators of crime, the witnesses never had the courage to testify before the court of law. Both Ravina Tandon and Sanjay Kapoor got frustrated before Manoj Vajpayee took up the case.
He provided support to the witnesses and encouraged them to come before the court of law, identify the criminals and provide their testimony about the incident. They did that at the end and the criminals were punished. He made a submission before the court of law mentioning the difficulties with which the police force in India work. Whenever they try to raise voice against any of the ministers either they are transferred or dismissed by involving them in false cases. These are some of the reasons for which the police cannot perform their duties properly.
He also did well in a villanish role in the film Veer Zara where he involve Shahrukh Khan in a false cases relating to anti-national against Pakistan so that he could marry Preeti and Shahrukh suffered imprisonment for the false charges till he was proved innocent by strong submission of Rani Mukherjee, who reopened the case. Manoj Vajpayee had shown his potentiality in films like Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar with Tabu. He is expected to continue his good work in the years to come.
By: CR Chatterji.