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Birthday special: Revisiting Kunal Kemmu’s memorable films

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Actor Kunal Kemmu celebrates his birthday today, having recently earned acclaim for his directorial debut in "Madgaon Express."

Actor Kunal Kemmu turns a year older today. The actor recently made waves with his directorial debut in Madgaon Express, which earned critical acclaim as well as box office success. Before venturing into direction, Kunal delivered some of the greatest performances in his career spanning almost two decades. From the dark and gritty alleys of Kalyug to the laugh riots of the Golmaal series, and the nuanced performances in Traffic Signal and Lootcase, Kemmu has continually pushed the boundaries of his acting prowess.

Birthday special: Revisiting Kunal Kemmu’s memorable films

Today, as we celebrate his birthday, it's the perfect time to take a stroll down memory lane and revisit his most memorable films.

Kemmu demonstrated his ability to take on diverse roles in the film Traffic Signal. Directed by Madhur Bhandarkar, Traffic Signal delves into the lives of people who earn their livelihood around a traffic signal in Mumbai. Kemmu played Silsila, a street-smart young man managing the daily struggles and politics of life on the streets. His realistic portrayal earned him praise from both audiences and critics, showcasing his ability to adapt to gritty, real-life characters.

Kunal Kemmu started his film career as a child actor with notable roles in movies like Raja Hindustani and Zakhm. His breakthrough came in 2005 with Kalyug, where he played Kunal P. Darr in a story about the adult entertainment industry. His performance was praised for its depth and intensity, earning him critical acclaim.

Kemmu showed his comic side in the Golmaal series. His character, Laxman, quickly became a fan favorite due to his impeccable timing and unique humor. He continued to play this role in later films, proving his versatility and solidifying his place in commercial cinema.

In Kalank, set in pre-independence India, Kemmu played Abdul, a complex character caught in a story of love and betrayal. Despite sharing the screen with industry heavyweights like Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Kemmu's performance stood out. He portrayal of Abdul added significant emotional weight to the film, further demonstrating his range and capability as an actor.

In 2020, Kemmu starred in Lootcase, a comedy-drama where he played Nandan Kumar, a middle-class man who finds a suitcase full of cash. His performance combined humour and vulnerability, earning widespread appreciation and further proving his versatility as an actor. Lootcase was praised for its witty narrative.

Also Read : Kunal Kemmu grateful for Ranbir Kapoor’s support for Madgaon Express; says, “That gives you a lot of confidence”


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