5 Kalki Koechlin performances that touched our hearts!

By Admin

Jan 9, 2018

The stunning French beauty Kalki Koechlin turns 32 today. She, with versatile and intense acting skills, had carved her niche in B-town within a short span of time, isn`t it! From Chanda in Dev D to Laila in Margarita, with a straw, this stunner has blown us over with her each performance.  Kalki is French but her heart is Indian. She grew up in India and everything about her is Indian. Apart from her stunning performances in the movies, Kalki is also an art lover. She loves theatre and we can tell from her exceptionally good acting. Kalki has many more years to excel and surprise us with her ‘zara hatke` roles. Be it her choice of films or her dressing sense, Kalki makes sure to leave an impression every time she marks a presence! On her 32nd birthday today, here we bring you some of the best roles played by the diva Kalki Koechlin.

1. Margarita, with a Straw:

So, a Margarita is usually sweet - but this one has a cutting edge. Laila (Kalki) loves music, romance, and people - but cerebral palsy impairs her motor functions. Margarita with a Straw is an acting triumph. Kalki is amazing, imprisoned in a wheelchair but her spirit flying as she tastes the delights and dilemmas, from crushes to creative pushes, of a college student`s life. Giggling, crying, even masturbating, Kalki portrays Laila, charmer, bummer, winner, with unabashed perfection, cheekily asking a shopkeeper for vibrators, the man, thinking of mobiles, responding, `Maine toh apni wife ko bhi vibrator pe daala hua hai!`

2. That Girl in Yellow Boots

The vibrant actress plays the role of Ruth in Anurag Kashyap`s ‘That Girl in Yellow Boots`. Kalki`s quest for her missing father is a sad, quixotic, twisted tale of love and longing with a climax that rattles you. Also, it`s a sordid and tragic tale of incest and sexual abuse that are such an intrinsic part of a society that still doesn`t know how to treat its women. she literally slips into the shoes of the protagonist and essays the anguish of a lonely, lost soul effortlessly.

3. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara:

Although the movie is based on three friends portrayed by Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar,and Abhay Deol but Kalki managed to make her presence felt on the screen. For Kabir, it`s the girl (Kalki) who he recently got engaged to. He`s on a bachelors` trip before he gets married in a couple of months. She`s insecure. Well! All girlfriends (why, even boyfriends) eventually become a possession, being the flip side of any kind of love. She hops on to a flight, actually joins her fiancé`s friends on their stag party across the breathtakingly, bravely picturized (Carlos Catalan), intensely scenic Spain. What a bummer, right?  Kalki Koechlin is excellent in her bitchy role of a possessive girlfriend.

4. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani:

While ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani` was called out to be a Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone movie, it was Kalki Koechlin whose performance was also appreciated. She was seen playing a tomboy who was secretly in love with her best friend Avinash. Kalki is endearingly solid in the film. With this role, Kalki broke the monotony of her serious characters and watching in her in that tapori and raw attitude was a complete delight.

5. Dev D:

Kalki Koechlin made her Bollywood debut with Anurag Kashyap`s ‘Dev D` which was the modern version of Devdas. Here, she is Lenny, the schoolgirl who ends up as the sex worker, Chanda, after being disowned by family and friends because she featured in a lewd MMS that sent the whole nation in a lustful tizzy. `And they call me a slut!` exclaims the feisty escort who attends college by day and plays Florence Nightingale in shorts by night. Not just Kalki impressed everyone with her performance; she also left a long-lasting impression on the minds of the audience.

And lastly, we’d be failing in our duties if we didn’t mention her amazing performance in the All India Bakchod YouTube video called It’s Your Fault, a satire which pokes fun at society’s tendency to blame women for sexual assault. Very few B-town celebrities inspire awe in people but Kalki Koechlin is definitely one of them!

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