Top 3 Best Films Of Sonam Kapoor: A Look Back On Sonam's Bollywood Journey

Kareena Kusari |Jun 09, 2019

Despite slipping into several failures, Sonam Kapoor has never stopped and always continue trying something different in each of her portrayals.

Sonam Kapoor, the actor-filmmaker Anil Kapoor’s daughter, and the producer Surinder Kapoor’s grandchild, has spent a more mature journey since stepping into the Bollywood a few years ago.

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After having a first try at the position of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s assistant director in 2005 Black, Anil Kapoor’s princess doll has turned to the acting career with her very first imprint in 2007 Saawariya alongside Ranbir Kapoor. In spite of its box-office flop at that time, the debut movie brought her the limelight and Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut nomination.

Twelve years have elapsed in flash since then. Despite slipping into several failures such as Thank You (2011), Mausam (2011), Players (2012), Bewakoofiyaan (2014), the National Award Winner has never stopped at her failures and always keep going and do something better. 

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Currently, the fashion icon garners so much limelight due to not only her alluring fashion sense but also her wiser choices in her movie career time and again.

Today, Sonam Kapoor turns 34 years old of her lifetime. On this particular occasion, let's take a look back on Sonam’s past journey with three best movies in her career.

1. Neerja (2016)

Director: Ram Madhvani
Starring: Sonam Kapoor, Yogendra Tiku, Shabana Azmi, and Abrar Zahoor
Budget: ₹20 crore
Box office: Est. ₹135.52 crore

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Neerja narrates the real-life tale about the flight's head purser named Neerja Bhanot (Sonam Kapoor), a girl with a heart of compassion and rare courage. She sacrificed her life to protect 359 of the 379 passengers from the terrorist organization’s hijack on the history Pan Am flight 73 in 1986.

Sonam's portrayal and Ram Madhvani’s direction, which won positive critical response and high praise, have brought a lively and authentic look to Neerja, making it from a small-budget movie to one of the highest-grossing female-focused flicks in the Bollywood industry.

Besides, the movie’s success received several accolades including two awards at the 64th National Film Awards - Best Feature Film in Hindi and Special Mention for Sonam. Not just that, Neerja achieved  Best Film (Critics), Best Actress (Critics) (for Sonam Kapoor) and four other accolades at the 62nd Filmfare Awards. 

>>> Neerja ranks in Top 20 Best Bollywood Movies of All Time. See full list!

2. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015)

Director: Sooraj R. Barjatya
Starring: Salman Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Anupam Kher
Budget: ₹150 crore
Box office: Est. ₹432 crore

Sonam Kapoor Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Compressed
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Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, wherein Sonam paired opposite the veteran actor Salman Khan, was one of the top-grossing Bollywood films in 2015. The movie is a sweet love story revolving a prince replaced by his lookalike, who was a noble and honest man. His innocence makes the princess fall in love with him.

Sonam, with her sweet and innocent performance of a princess in the flick, garnered the BIG Star Entertainment Awards for Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Role – Female.

3. Raanjhanaa (2013)

Director: Aanand L. Rai
Starring: Dhanush, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub
Budget: ₹25 crore
Box office: Est. ₹146 crore

Sonam Kapoor Raanjhanaa Compressed
Photo Credit: World Of Heroines.

Raanjhanaa brought the silver screen a new collaboration between Sonam Kapoor and South actor Dhanush. Sonam’s extraordinarily authentic and perfect performance from the image of an innocent girl in the earlier half to the political figure in the latter one earned her four nominations for Best Actress in 2014.

Raanjhanaa is a love story about Kundan, a Hindu pundit’s son, who was in love with his childhood sweetheart Zoya. Subsequently, he discovers that Zoya was actually in love with a guy city-bred Akram from her college. Nonetheless, Kundan still persistently seeks and pursues his passion and tries hard to win her heart but gets killed intentionally by Zoya eventually.

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