Thursday, May 8, 2008

Jackie Shroff Anil Kapoor

Jackie Shroff Anil Kapoor.

By: Rumi Chatterji.

Jackie Shroff had been one of the strongest competitors of Anil Kapoor during the ealy 80s. Both of them started their career together and featured in big bannered films within a short period of time.

The seriousness in the character of Jackie Shroff in the film Karma was balanced by the serio-comic performance of Anil Kapoor. Both were prisoners who were used by Dilip Kumar to face the terrorists led by Anupam Kher in the film. Nasiruddin Shah was also sublime in his character as the third prisoner in the film.

Both of them acted together in the film Ram Lakhan, where Jackie Shroff played the role of the elder brother and a responsible police officer. Where as Anil Kapoor, later joined the police force, but used the methods of fraud and unlawful activities to address the evil intentions of lawbreakers. Their performance opposite Dimple Kapadia and Madhuri Dixit also requires special mention. Both of them faced Amrish Puri at the end of the film and took revenge against the ill-treatment against their family members.

Both of them were sublime in their performance in the film 1942 – A Love Story. Anil Kapoor was the son of a rich Indian who was loyal to the British officials during the period when India was a colony under British rule. Anil Kapoor had an affair with Manisha Koirala, the daughter of Anupam Kher who died as a freedom fighter. Jackie Shroff was the other freedom fighter who killed the British General, who was very cruel towards Indians. Anil Kapoor was supposed to be hanged but was freed at the end of the film. But Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff were well admired by the viewers for the excellent performance in the Vidhu Vinod Chopra film.

Their other successful films include Parinda, where again Jackie Shroff played the role of the brother of Anil Kapoor, who had sacrificed his life to give proper education to his young brother. Ultimately to his utter disliking, Anil Kapoor joined the same underworld gang led by Nana Patekar where Jackie Shroff worked. Both of them established their careers separately but whenever they acted together the enjoyed their diverse styles a lot. The viewers want to see both of them perform together in the same way in more films in the years to come.

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