1. Anando Brahma
Taapsee Pannu is not just an actor anymore. She is a force we reckon with. From being an outsider in the film industry to becoming a national star, this lady has come a long way. Today, on August 1, Taapsee celebrates her 31st birthday. From commercial films to art-house films to finally bridging the gap between them all, this powerful actor has given us several wonderful films. Check some of them out on ZEE5.
One of Taapsee’s recent Telugu hits, Anando Brahma is a horror-comedy. A refreshing change, Taapsee plays the ghost who also gets scared of human beings. The film also stars Vennela Kishore, Srinivas Reddy, Rajiv Kanakala, Raja Ravindra, Posani Murali Krishna and more. Watch the film here.
2. Mr Perfect
An old cult film, Mr Perfect, starring Taapsee with Kajal Agarwal and Prabhas remains an entertaining watch, even eight years after its release. In the film, Taapsee plays the NRI girl who is a rebel initially, but during the course of the film turns out to be the wisest of all. Watch the film here.
Directed by ace Bollywood director, Anurag Kashyap and written by the supremely talented Kanika Dhillon, Manmarziyan made a countrywide loud roar. Also starring Abhishek Bachchan and Vicky Kaushal, the film connects with youngsters instantly. As the central character, Taapsee as Rumi managed to show the colours in a grey world and the colourlessness in an allegedly colourful world. Watch the film here.
Yet another ground-breaking performance by Taapsee in the recent past was in Anubhav Sinha’s courtroom drama Mulk. Taapsee plays the role of advocate Aarti, a Hindu girl married to a Muslim man. When all hell falls on her in-laws’ family, she stands up for and with them to ensure justice prevails. Based on a true story, this film here deserves to be watched.
5. Baarish Aur Chowmein
Baarish Aur Chowmein is a ZEE5 Original film that was welcomed with great reviews from people and critics alike. In this film, Taapsee plays the ‘Chowmein’ to Amit Sadh’s ‘Baarish‘. Two opposites who fall for each other and try to find their place in the messy world is explored beautifully and surprisingly by director Tigmanshu Dhulia. Watch the film here.
6. Naam Shabana
7. Dil Junglee
After setting an image as the serious actor with her previous outings, Taapsee broke out of her shell with Dil Junglee, alongside Saqib Saleem. An easy-moving romantic-comedy, in Dil Junglee, Taapsee surprised us with her portrayal of a childlike and naive girl-next-door. Watch the film here.
We wonder what more colours and characters Taapsee will explore in the future. With all our dreams and hopes skyrocketing to see better than the best that’s out there, we wish the actor the happiest birthday!