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Underrated characters played by Vikrant Massey

By Shaheen | OTTPlay

By Shaheen | OTTPlay
Apr 05, 2021

Vikrant Massey may have worked in extended cameos in films like Lootera and Dil Dhadakne Do. He may have even played the lead role in Deepika Padukone's Chhapaak, but the actor really shines in a few underrated films.

Whether A Death In The Gunj or Cargo, Massey has definitely excelled as an actor through some movies which should be on your watchlist already.

Here are a few of them...

1
A Death in the Gunj
7.3OTTplay Rating
A Death In The Gunj is definitely an underrated film that you must watch, to see what real acting and script looks like. Massey in the role of Shyamal Chatterjee was simply unbelievable. The film was the story of a university student (Chatterjee) who has gone on a vacation with his family friends and relatives. However, he soon realizes that he would have to pay a heavy price for being gentle. The movie can be viewed on Amazon Prime Video.
2
Lipstick Under My Burkha
6.9OTTplay Rating
Massey played the role of Leela (Aahana Kumra)'s boyfriend Arshad in Lipstick Under My Burkha. The film revolves around four women - Rosy, Shireen, Rehaana and Leela. They have been constantly searching for freedom. The four women find courage and reminscise about their lives when they meet one another. Lipstick Under My Burkha can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video in India.
3
Detour
Massey was seen in the role of an investment banker, who finds little joys of life. The short film Detour focuses on two polar opposite individuals who have taken an Uber pool. They find the lost spark in life and learn a lesson from one another. Detour is available on YouTube.
4
Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare
5.2OTTplay Rating
In Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitaare, Massey played the role of Pradeep who hid his identity from Kitty (Bhumi Pednekar) and had an extra-marital affair with her. The film revolves around the lives of Dolly and Kitty (Bhumi Pednekar). It explores their love life and the lack of it. Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitaare can be streamed on Netflix in India.
5
Cargo
5.9OTTplay Rating
Massey played the lone wolf Prahastha in the sci-fi film Cargo. He brilliantly portrayed the role of the 'demon' who handles the process of rebirth of humans. The film was based on his character, who worked on Pushpak 634A for years altogether, earning the name of a legend. He then found help in the form of Yuvishka (Shweta Tripathi). The story then revolved around him passing on the responsibility and trust onto the next generation. Cargo is available on Netflix India.
6
Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi
7.4OTTplay Rating
Massey's character Rahul (Ramprasad's grandson) brings in humour to the intense drama called Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi. The story was based on a family spending 13 days together (for the Tehrvi). Due to the extended period, they come across insecurities and other real feelings which neither of them were able to express. The film, which marked Seema Pahwa's directorial debut, has not released on OTT so far.
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