Boman Irani – the unique character artist.
Boman Irani has created a unique image of himself after performing in various roles in bollywood films. He attracted the attention of the viewers by playing the role of a strict head of medical institution in the film Munna Bhai –MBBS.
The film was related to a story where Sanjay Dutt, who played the role of Munna Bhai tried to be a doctor. He studied in the medical college and continued his course with false documents. His assistant played by Arshad Warsi, used his muscle power to take the help of professors of medicine.
But it was shown that Sanjay Dutt used his force for the cause of the common man and treated patients in an unconventional manner. Boman Irani’s daughter also loved Sanjay Dutt. But Boman Irani ordered Sanjay Dutt to leave the medical college as he had destroyed the discipline of the institution.
Boman Irani acted even better in the film Lage Raho Munnabhai. In this case he used his money to forcefully evict people from their premises. As Sanjay Dutt and his men were employed for this purpose, he had relationship with Boman Irani. He evicted the old men from their old age home, with whom Viday Balan was associated.
Sanjay Dutt showed his gandhigiri to convince Boman Irani that whatever he was doing was wrong. He used the weapon of non-violence. Ultimately when Sanjay Dutt helped Boman Irani to get his daughter married he understood the strength of truth and admired Sanjay Dutt.
Boman Irani also did a commendable job in the film Don, where he chased the original Don, and kept an eye on Shahrukh Khan who just pretended to be Don, to get the list of other gangmembers. This role was challenging because viewers remember the performance of all the character artists in Big B’s Don which was very successful.
Boman Irani has taken varieties of roles including comic roles and villanish roles and used his own style without copying any veteran actor. He is expected to continue his good work in the years to come.
By: CR Chatterji.