Alia Bhatt’s journey in the entertainment industry has been nothing but magically transforming. From Student of the Year to reaching the level of Gangubai Kathiawadi, she has done an impeccable job. Furthermore, she has created a name for herself with plenty of magnificent films. However, certain films of hers gave her the title of “versatile queen.” Highway, Gully Boy, Dear Zindagi, and Raazi are to name such films. With all these films, we have seen her ascent up the success ladder. Furthermore, if you are curious about films showcasing her versatility, then you are at the right place. Here is a curated list of such 9 films by Alia Bhatt. Read on.
“Highway” is one film that was a legit breakthrough for Alia Bhatt. Everyone who criticized her for SOTY got to know about her potential via this film. Furthermore, Highway is a film about an industrialist’s young daughter who is kidnapped from a petrol station. The story follows up with her getting the experience of how it is to live on the Indian roadways freely. Consequently, she gave an impeccable performance, and Randeep Hooda helped her in doing so pretty well. She won Filmfare Best Actress (Critics) award for her performance.
2. 2 States
2 States is another Alia Bhatt film that showcases her versatility very well. To say that she portrayed the role of a Tamil Brahmin girl with utter brilliance would be a sheer understatement. Furthermore, we also got to see the vibrant, strong-headed, and jolly Ananya via her acting. Even though the plot was not something extraordinary, she did a fantastic job nonetheless.
3. Kapoor & Sons
Starring Rishi Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra, Ratna Pathak Shah, Rajat Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and Fawad Khan Kapoor & Sons was a super entertaining film. The character of Tia Malik, portrayed by Alia, was another magical performance by her. Be it as a companion, friend, or advisor, she excels in her role all at once. Consequently, it was another hit by her.
4. Udta Punjab
Alia herself came forward and shared how playing the role of Kumari Pinky in Udta Punjab was the “hardest” role she did in 4 years of her career. Furthermore, portraying the role of a destitute young woman from Bihar was not her usual cup of tea. However, nonetheless, she outdid herself. Again, to say that she nailed that role that few expected her to be capable of playing would not be so wrong.
5. Dear Zindagi
Working with King Khan was the peak of everyone’s career; it was the same for Alia. Alia makes an outstanding portrayal in Dear Zindagi as an edgy woman who finds fault in everything. Her character had a fear of commitment, even to her parents. Thus, she used to hold grudges against almost everyone. Alia did a fantastic job showcasing these traits well.
Raazi is another blockbuster hit that had Alia Bhatt in it. Furthermore, the movie is based on the true events of the India-Pakistan war in the 1970s. After she gets to know the wish of her dying father, the emotions she portrays are beyond praiseworthy. She deserves a great round of applause for her role in this movie.
7. Gully Boy
When talking about Alia Bhatt’s versatility, how can one go without mentioning her role in Gully Boy? Her character’s name was Safeena. To say that her character was edgy and cool would be absolutely true. She beats up the girl who tries to flirt with her boyfriend. Furthermore, she could also find a way to get ahead of every door that is shut in her face. Portraying such a role of a Muslim girl who is constrained in her hijab is, again, applaud worthy.
8. Gangubai Kathiawadi
Gangubai Kathiawadi is a film that truly showcases the ultimate talent of Alia. Consequently, how she transforms into portraying a character of a sex worker turned into a mafia queen is what indeed describes her versatility. Furthermore, throughout the movie, the way manages to keep her accent as well as her raspy voice is what the audience loved the most. This was one of a kind performance by her.
“Darlings” was a personal favorite film that again shows the world how far Alia Bhatt and her work have come. In the movie, she plays Badrunissa “Badru” Shaikh, who is married to Hamza Shaikh (Vijay Verma), an alcoholic and violent man. Furthermore, this movie is based on how a woman fights the patriarchy in her own way. The film is super entertaining to watch.
Alia Bhatt has come a long way, and these movies are a testament to it. So which among the aforementioned is your favorite film and why? Do tell us via the comments below.