Thanks to OTT, the audience finally has access to high-quality content. And, web series like Delhi Crime are setting the bar really high for the makers. Tanuj Chopra directorial has once again emerged as a winner as it returns with its season 2. With powerful storytelling and hard-hitting performances, Delhi Crime 2 has won millions of hearts!
Though many have come forward to applaud Shefali Shah for her hard-hitting performance. But, let’s not forget Rasika Dugal. She might not be as experienced as Shefali Shah, but her portrayal of IPS officer Neeti is equally hard-hitting.
Rasika is one of the most underrated actors, who definitely deserve more recognition. Here are some of her roles that will remind you how talented she is.
While Nawazuddin Siddiqui played the lead role in Nandita Das’ Manto, Rasika played the role of Safiyah Manto, the resilient wife of the writer. Safiyah was the ultimate pillar of strength in Manto’s life. And, Rasika portrayed Safiyan with full commitment and dedication. You can watch the film on Jio Cinema.
2. Out Of Love
The web series revolved around a wife, who discovers her husband (Purab Kohli) has been cheating on her. Rasika’s power-packed performance as Dr. Meera Kapoor, who goes through various emotions as a hurt woman, received a lot of love and affection from the viewers. You can watch this series on Disney + Hotstar
With all the global recognition, Hamid won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Urdu in 2019. The movie revolves around the difficulties and challenges faced by people in Kashmir. Rasika plays a mother to a seven-year-old. Rasika plays the role of a distraught woman, Ishrat, who finds it very difficult to come to terms with her husband’s disappearance. The heartbreaking news of her husband’s death brings closure to her and her son. The movie revolves around healing and overcoming challenges. For her hard-hitting performance, she also won the best actor award at RIFF for Hamid. You can watch it on Netflix.
Once again, Rasika showed her versatility and left the fans impressed. Different from her intense and hard-hitting roles, Rasika played the role of a homemaker with a quirky sense of humor. She played the role of Kunal Kemmu’s wife and once again proved that she can do any genre – be it crime thriller or comedy! You can watch this comedy movie on Disney + Hotstar.
5. A Suitable Boy
Based on the famous Vikram Seth’s novel, the series is about Lata, whose older sister – Savita’s deep bond with her husband makes Lata question her ideas about love and desire. Rasika’s honest portrayal of Savita, who accepts her destiny as an ideal wife, doesn’t disappoint at all. You can watch the series on Netflix.
Rasika left many stunned with her portrayal of a mean, cunning, and manipulative Beena Tripathi (Kaleen Bhaiya’s wife). Married in a patriarchal family, Beena uses tactics to manipulate men to fulfill her desires. It is quite interesting how after suffering at the hands of a male-dominated family for years, Beena uses every single male character for what she wants. No one can deny that Mirzapur’s Beena made Rasika a household name! You can watch Mirzapur on Amazon Prime Video.
From a simple innocent girl to a cunning and manipulative woman, Rasika has played a variety of roles with so much honesty and passion. We hope Bollywood would soon appreciate her talent and give her the chance she deserves!