Rani Mukerji is a name in the Hindi film industry that when any project is associated with her, its credibility shoots up. In the recent years, the actress has chosen very few scripts to come on screen, but each of them have been level apart.
The actress is set to return to the big screen now with Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway that depicts a tale of a distraught yet determined mother. The Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway trailer has already promised that another spellbinding performance by her is in offer. But before that, let’s take a look at all the iconic parts that Rani Mukerji has played, which established her prowess.
By 2002, Rani had established herself as a commercial star having been part of some big-budgeted films. It included movies like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Mujhse Dosti Karoge amongst others. The year 2002 didn’t start as well for Rani with two of her films getting lukewarm response. However, she ended the year on a high with a memorable performance in Mani Ratnam’s Saathiya.
The film portrayed an innocent love story without much glitz and glamour. And Rani’s portrayal in it brought her immense appreciation as well as awards. It starred her opposite debutante Vivek Oberoi and their chemistry won hearts.
In 2004, Rani proved that even in commercial masala films, she possessed the capability to give award-winning performances. Hum Tum was a sweet romcom featuring Saif Ali Khan and her. However, it became a favourite in the award season with Rani sweeping almost all Best Actress awards. She played the role of a modern yet traditional Indian girl and it resonated with the changing times.
Black has to be one of the career-defining movies of Rani. This Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial saw Rani play the role of a deaf and blind girl. The film explored her relationship with her alcoholic teacher who later develops Alzheimer’s disease. She again swept all the awards for it and the film was even in consideration for being India’s entry at Oscars. It was beaten by another film of Rani only, Paheli.
Laaga Chunari Mein Daag
While the other films were commercially successful as well, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag didn’t have the same fate. However, in the film, Rani made the bold choice to play the role of a small town girl whose situations push her to become an escort. She played the role with sensitivity, again proving her versatility.
No One Killed Jessica
After a few years of professional setback, in 2011, Rani Mukerji teamed up with Vidya Balan for No One Killed Jessica. The true-story based film saw Rani play the role of a reporter on the hunt for truth. She played her part to the T, and showed that be it a leading role or a supporting one, she knows how to shine.
In her first film after marriage, Rani chose to play a no-nonsense cop in Mardaani. The film emerged a success and people loved this new kind of cop that the actress brought with her role. The film even proceeded to have a sequel and Mardaani 2 was also a critical and commercial hit.
In 2018, Rani returned after a sabbatical she took after the birth of her daughter Adira Chopra. She brought forward a lesser-known disease, Tourette’s syndrome, to the forefront with Hichki. / She played the role of a teacher who is facing challenges of her own but leads her students to find themselves with her unique approach. Here again, Rani Mukerji proved that she can lead any film on her own shoulders and make it a hit.
Now, Rani is all set to add to her legacy with Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway. The film’s trailer already promises another smashing performance by her. It the story of an Indian couple in Norway whose kids are taken away by child services. How the mother fights the whole nation to get her kids back forms for a heart wrenching story. The film releases theatrically on March 17, 2023.