Happy Birthday Sonu Sood: As the messiah of Bollywood turns 49, check out 7 of his must-watch films on OTT
Sonu Sood was last seen in Samrat Prithviraj.
Happy Birthday Sonu Sood
Sonu Sood is celebrating his birthday today and what better day to revisit the star’s achievements in cinema. The actor made headlines when he helped citizens in reaching their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. His philanthropy earned him the title of the messiah of Bollywood. The actor has been active in the film industry for more than two decades, with his films spanning across languages. As the actor Sood turns 49, here are seven of his Bollywood movies that you can watch on OTT platforms which are a must-watch for every cinema enthusiast.
Singh is King
Singh is King, an action comedy film directed by Anees Bazmee, released in 2008. The film features Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif in leading roles. Sonu Sood, along with Om Puri, Neha Dhupia, Javed Jaffrey, and Sudhanshu Pandey is part of the supporting star cast.
Sonu Sood plays the role of Lucky/Lakhan Singh, a gangster based out of Australia who is famous as King. The plotline of the movie follows Happy, played by Akshay Kumar trying to influence King to come back home with him.
While there was not much to do on Sonu's part, the actor nailed the merciless character. He excelled at making his part memorable in the minds of the audience. The film is now a cult classic and its very famous dialogue, "Gali gali mein chor hai, Lakhan paji chor hai", addressed to Sonu is a very popular catchphrase amongst the young Indian audience. The movie is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.
Jodhaa Akbar is a 2008 Hindi historical drama. Ashutosh Gowariker has written and co-directed the movie which is a 16th-century epic. It features Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in lead roles. Sonu Sood features in a supporting role in the film along with Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Ila Arun.
The romantic drama focuses on the love story of Mughal emperor Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar, played by Hrithik Roshan, and the princess Jodhaa Bai, played by Aishwarya Rai. Sonu Sood plays the role of Jodhaa's (Aishwarya Rai) brother Sujamal Singh who tries to gain the seat of power. Sonu garnered much praise for playing this gray character and his dynamic with Aishwarya Rai was much adored by the fans.
You can watch this historical drama on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
Dabangg is a 2010 action-comedy film. The film directed by Abhinav Singh Kashyap is produced by Malaika Arora and her Arbaaz Khan. The film features Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha in leading roles.
Sonu Sood plays the role of the main antagonist, Cheddi Singh in the film. The 2010 blockbuster also features Om Puri, Dimple Kapadia, Vinod Khanna, Anupam Kher, Mahesh Manjrekar, and Mahi Gill in supporting roles. Sonu as Chedi Singh becomes enemies with Chulbul Pandey, a police officer played by Salman Khan.
The film, set in the surroundings of Maharashtra, is a romantic action-thriller that collected more than Rs 200 crore at the box office. Sonu Sood received much praise and applause from the audience after the release. The physical transformation that the actor had gone through was commendable and was much appreciated by his fans. Sonu also aced at bringing out the negative aspects of his role. This bollywood thriller is available on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Eros Now.
Ramaiya Vastavaiya is a 2013 romantic drama film. The Prabhu Deva-directed film features Girish Kumar alongside Shruti Hassan in lead roles. Sonu Sood plays the role of Raghuveer Singh, Sona's (Shruti) brother.
The film revolves around the plotline of a love story that is brewing between Sona (Shruti Hassan) and Ram Kapoor, played by Girish Kumar. Sonu Sood is fitting in playing the role of the possessive big brother. His physical transformation with the mustache and the rural attire presented the actor in a different role than the otherwise action-filled villainous roles that he usually portrays. He is strict, loving, and considerate all the same time. The actor ushered in all these emotions through his body language and facial expressions. The romantic comedy is available on Amazon Prime Video.
Entertainment is a comedy-drama released in 2014. The Sajid-Farhad duo written and directed movie stars Akshay Kumar and Tamannaah Bhatia in lead roles. Based on the original story by K. Subhash, the film has a supporting star cast of Sonu Sood, Mithun Chakraborty, Johnny ever, and Prakash Raj.
The film revolves around the relationship between Akhil Lokhande (Akshay Kumar) and the dog named Entertainment. The interesting plotline received mixed reviews from the critics but became a must-watch movie for all dog lovers.
Sonu Sood and Prakash Raj are featured as the Johri Brothers. Sonu as Arjun and Prakash as Arjun. The villainous brothers try to sabotage Akhil's plan and encapture Entertainment's wealth, which they ultimately succeed at. The plotline of the film is emotional, romantic, and comedic.
Sonu Sood is true to his character where he possesses a mix of naivety and cruelty that comes under the influence of his brother. The villainous duo brings twists and turns to the story that makes it more interesting and worth the watch. The movie is available on Zee5 and Amazon Prime Video.
Happy New Year
Happy New Year, directed by Farah Khan and made under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment features Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in leading roles. The supporting cast features Sonu Sood, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Vivaan Shah, and Jackie Shroff. The 2014 release earned more than 400 crore rupees at the box office.
Sonu plays the role of a hot-headed strongman named Jagmohan Prakash, or simply Jag. The plot of the movie revolves around a robbery and a World Dance Champion, which makes for an interesting storyline. Sonu mastered the art of physical fitness for the film. The actor flaunted his chiseled physique while at the same time bringing out the emotional appeal of his character. The movie is currently streaming on Zee5 and Netflix.
Simmba is an action comedy film, directed by Rohit Shetty. The 2018 release became a mega blockbuster with a huge box office collection of 400 crores. The film stars Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan in lead roles. While the film features Sonu Sood as the main antagonist, it also has a cameo of Ajay Devgn in the climax sequence.
Sonu Sood plays the criminal named Durva Yashwant Ranade. The plotline of the movie follows Sangram (Ranveer) fighting against Durva (Sonu) and trying to save the city from future criminal activities. Sonu aced at playing the gray role while bringing out the negative facets of his character. You can watch this movie on Zee5.
Last Updated: 04.14 PM, Jul 30, 2022