Making an unconventional debut in Love, Sex and Dhokha in 2010, Rajkummar Rao has come a long way since. The recipient of a national award has outdone himself, delivering memorable performances with each release. Most recently, dazzling the big screen, in Bareilly Ki Barfi, Rajkummar has splendidly essayed the character of Pritam Vidrohi, a role split in two acts, one that of an awkward and stammering sari salesman and the other of a swaggering badass.
No matter what the strength of the star cast, the versatile actor never fails to entertain the audience with his impactful portrayal of characters.
Lauded tremendously, here’s what the critics have to say about Rajkummar’s performance in the romantic comedy:
‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ Early Review: Rajkummar Rao Steals the Show.
Bareilly Ki Barfi becomes really interesting after a terrific Rajkummar Rao enters the frame.
Rajkummar Rao shines all through for lacing his Vidrohi, initially as a stammering introvert, and later, as an overconfident upstart
– Mumbai Mirror
Rao, who put on crackling performance in the recently released ‘Trapped’ and ‘Raabta’, delivers yet again, both, as the demure friend and the garish man he presents himself to be. His earnest performance may even pull you through the film.
@RajkummarRao has killed it in this movie with his acting skills.
– Bollywood Hungama
Rajkummar Rao once again proves why he’s the most underrated actor on the block. His transformation from a meek Pritam Vidrohi to the catalyst that makes Chirag mend his ways is impeccable.
– News 18
Usually cast in intense and brooding parts, the talented actor has tremendous fun baring his grin and conveying his estimable acting range. Rao steals every scene he is in, and proves to be the silver foil on an overcooked sweetmeat.
– Nandini Ramnathan, Scroll
“I won’t be dwelling on it too much, though. Because, if not for Rao, it’d be neither of the two.”
– Rahul Desai, Film Companion