5 Kalki Koechlin performances that touched our hearts!
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.
with a Straw:
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!`
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.
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.
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.
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!