Rani Mukerji Films Ranked

October 6, 2013 — 1 Comment

So tell me, is this impressive for a couple of months watching Indian films or what? I must admit, though, that I’m still not familiar enough with Hindi or any other dialect spoken in films. My level of understanding goes from having a ladki or ladka giving their dil tere liye. And I’m not even sure that’s Hindi or Urdu.

Also, though most of the films I’ve come across are subtitled, some weren’t properly sync to their video sources. I think that happened to me with Ghulam, Nayak, Yuva, Chalte Chalte and maybe Hum Tum. I can’t even remember any longer. After this, I realized I really really REALLY love Rani Mukerji on screen… say it with her voice “she’s so cute.” And her eyes are so expressive with such on screen charisma. Her dancing doesn’t seem to be at the level of ease as… let’s say- Madhuri Dixit, but she compensate with the acting.

Though her performance on Hey Ram is barely 10% of the film, I do think it deserves its spot on the Top5 Top6 of her films and everyone should watch it. It’s an amazing movie.

Fan for life!

Update Dec.8’13

I’d say that’s a pretty solid Top10 right there. Though with a more prominent role in Hey Ram, it could’ve been bumped a spot (two or three). I’m a little mad at IMDb ratings who voted Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (especially this one) and Paheli quite low, and kept me away from those roles, which are much more challenging than the ones in Hum Tum or Saathiya. And also resulted much more natural than her forced No BS reporter in No One Killed Jessica, in contrast to her better No BS gossip journalist in Bombay Talkies. That scene by the end of her segment, where she takes her makeup off, was outstanding acting right there. Not because she’s taking her makeup off, just look at those eyes.

Update Dec.12’13

I’m side-eyeing IMDb users and critics so much for voting down and trashing Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, which makes up for a solid Top5 or Top10 in her filmography. Seriously, if you are a fan of Rani and also have ditched your preconceptions of prostitutes (with a little side of fairy tale), you’ll love it.

Update Feb26’14

Standard MUBI Rani Ranked list.

I will be adding other films as they come by.

Year Name of Film Alternate Title Notes Film Rating Mukerji Participation Performance Rank
1998 Ghulam  ग़ुलाम / غلام Hindi // Rani’s voice was dubbed over. 3 25% 2.5/5 25
1998 Kuch Kuch Hota Hai कुछ कुछ होता है Hindi 3.75 45% 3.5/5 12
2000 Hey Ram ஹே ராம் /  हे राम Tamil / Hindi / Bengali 4 10% 3.75/5 8
2001 Nayak: The Real Hero नायक Hindi 3 25% 3/5 23
2001 Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… कभी ख़ुशी कभी ग़म Hindi / English / Urdu // Cameo 3.25 *
2003 Chalte Chalte चलते चलते Hindi 3.5 100% 3.5/5 4
2003 Kal Ho Naa Ho कल हो ना हो / کل ہو نہ ہو Hindi / Urdu / Gujarati / Punjabi / English // Cameo 3 *
2004 Yuva युवा / یوا‎ Hindi / Bengali 3.25 30% 3.75/5 10
2004 Hum Tum हम तुम Hindi / English / French 3 100% 3.25/5 21
2004 Veer-Zaara वीर-ज़ारा Hindi / Urdu / Punjabi 3.75 50% 3.5/5 6
2005 Black Hindi / English / American Sign Language 4 85% 4/5 1
2005 Bunty Aur Babli बंटी और बब Hindi / English 3.25 100% 3.5/5 18
2007 Saawariya सावरिया Hindi 3 25% 3.5/5 19
2007 Om Shanti Om Hindi // Cameo as herself 3 *
2009 Dil Bole Hadippa! Hindi 3.25 100% 3.5/5 13
2011 No One Killed Jessica Hindi / English 3.5 50% 3.25/5 16
2012 Aiyyaa അയ്യ Hindi / Tamil 3.25 100% 3.5/5 17
2012 Talaash तलाश Hindi 3.5 35% 3.5/5 11
2002 Saathiya साथिया Hindi 3 100% 3.25/5 22
2006 Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna कभी अलविदा ना कहना Hindi / English 3.5 100% 3.5/5 5
2013 Bombay Talkies Hindi / English 3.5 25% 3.5/5 9
2005 Mangal Pandey: The Rising The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey Hindi / Urdu / English 3.5 15% 3.5/5 15
2005 Paheli पहेली Hindi 3.5 95% 3.5/5 7
2003 Calcutta Mail Hindi 3.5 30% 3.5/5 14
2008 Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic थोडा प्यार थोडा मॅजिक / A Little Love A Little Magic Hindi 2.5 70% 3/5 26
2007 Laaga Chunari Mein Daag लागा चुनरी में दाग / لاگا چنری میں داغ / Journey of a Woman / My Veil is Stained Hindi / Bhojpuri 3.5 95% 3.75/5 3
2008 Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi रब ने बना दी जो / A Match Made by God Hindi 3.25 *
2005 Chori Chori Chupke Chupke चोरी चोरी चुपके चुपके Hindi 3 70% 3.5/5 20
2006 Baabul बाबुल / بابُل Hindi 2.75 70% 3.25/5 24
2014 Mardaani मर्दानी Hindi / English 3.5 100% 3.75/5 2

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