The trend for making Bollywood movies with an ensemble cast is a tried and tested formula since ages. But sometimes the idea produces a gem while at times a complete dud.┬á A good story that gives equal justice to each and every character in the movie is what holds it together. HereÔÇÖs a look at some of the ensemble casting that worked its magic on scores of movie buffs.
This Oscar nominated blockbuster movie from talented director Ashutosh Gowariker is in a league of its own. Thanks to the amazing story by Ashutosh that made each character from the ensemble shine through. The entire cast and their brilliant portrayal make this movie thoroughly enjoyable even today. Be it Aamir Khan as the gutsy Bhuvan or the entire village cricket team, full of quirky and fun characters that managed to impress movie audiences and critics alike. No doubt the core essence of this movie is the stellar ensemble cast.
2. Chak De! India
Superstar Shahrukh Khan cast as the head coach of the fictional Indian womenÔÇÖs hockey team and his mesmerizing portrayal definitely stood out but what stole the show was the entire ensemble including the popular-Chake De Girls. This sports movie managed to strike a chord entirely based on the inspiring story written by Jaideep Sahni. Who can ever forget the cattiness and camaraderie shared between the hockey players? The entire cast and their outstanding performances take this movie up a notch.
3. ┬áRang De Basanti
This youth-centric movie is a cult-classic as far as an ensemble cast is considered. ┬áThis drama film with patriotic undertones clicked with movie buffs and critics alike. The credit entirely lies with the incredible performances from the entire cast as the popular and liked characters be it Aamir as DaljeetÔÇÖDJÔÇÖor Sharman Joshi as Sukhi or Atul Kulkarni as Laxman to name a few. The storyline completely justified the entire ensemble including the female cast.
4.┬á Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
This cool comedy-drama road film impressed everyone owing to some captivating performances from the ensemble. The bromance and drama shared between the three friends Arjun(Hrithik Roshan), Kabir(Abhay Deol) and Imraan(Farhaan Akhtar) during the entire road trip is what holds the film together. Again an outstanding story that gave each characters enough meat to bring out a remarkable performance. The female cast stood out in their pivotal roles as well making the movie really entertaining.
This comedy movie with a relatively new ensemble cast went on to become a sleeper hit. The filmÔÇÖs youthful story with its realistic yet peculiar characters and the entire castÔÇÖs splendid portrayal made this movie hilariously more fun to watch. Be it the adorable Fukrey gang consisting of Choocha(Varun Sharma) Hunny(Pulkit Samrat), Lali(Manjot Singh) and Zafar(Ali Fazal) or the female cast Bholi Punjaban(Richa Chadda) to name a few. This ensemble cast definitely ticked all the right boxes.