Happy 68 birthday to Paresh Rawal. When it comes to comedy, Paresh Rawal never fails. The man who has done many comic roles and made us laugh. Paresh Rawal was last spotted on Shehzada.
Here’s a list of his top 5 iconic comic roles:
1. Babu Bhaiya
As the mumbling, alcoholic landlord Baburao Ganpatrao Apte aka Babu Bhaiya, Paresh Rawal played the lead alongside considerably younger actors like Suniel Shetty and Akshay Kumar in Hera Pheri. As the three of them hatch a plan to double cross a kidnapper and rescue a little girl in return, their plan as expected, goes terribly awry, landing them in soup. The movie, which came out with a sequel in 2006, is now being renewed for a third franchise, and after a long of back and forth, it seems like the original cast is set to reprise their roles.
2. Radhe Shyam Tiwari
In Hungama, Paresh stars as Radhe Shyam Tiwari, a millionaire businessman who decides to move to the city with his wife. However, they soon get embroiled in mistaken identities as a street smart chap tries to woo a girl, who he thinks is his daughter! On the other hand, since Radhe Shyam Tiwari’s wife and the girl are both named Anjali, it leads to more chaos and misunderstandings. Co-starring Akshaye Khanna, Aftab and Rimi Sen.
3. Sharma Ji
In one of the first experiments on screen, Paresh Rawal took on the titular role of this Rishi Kapoor posthumous release of Sharmaji Namkeen. However, Rawal did not replace Rishi, but merely filled in for the scenes that he could not shoot owing to his demise. Hence, what appeared on screen was the sheer delight of watching two stalwarts essaying the same role. Even though Rawal had big shoes to fill, he slipped into Sharma Ji’s character with a heartfelt honesty. Pure and full of love, this slice of life drama has its heart in the right place and is a must watch.
4. Dr. Ghungroo
This one is also one of the best roles that he has done in his career. In the movie Welcome, he portrayed the character of Dr. Ghungroo, who is eager to find a suitable match for his nephew Rajiv (Akshay Kumar). Finally, after so much struggle, he gets a suitable girl for his nephew but ended up in knowing that the girl is the sister of an Underground Don. Other than this his chemistry with Nana Patekar and Anil Kapoor in the film was appreciated by the audiences.
5. Kanji Lal Mehta
In the movie Oh My God, Paresh Rawal has played the role of an atheist who is an idol seller. His shop gets impacted by an earthquake leading to a huge loss. In order to get insurance for his loss, he sues the god for his loss. The movie also features Akshay Kumar and Mithoon Chakraborty in the key role.