Ranveer Singh: The maverick’s journey through punchy dialogues

On his 31st birthday, we relive Ranveer Singh’s quick rise to stardom in Hindi films through his best dialogues.

Suparna Thombare

It has been the rise and rise of Ranveer Singh ever since he made his debut with Band Baaja Baaraat in 2010. A dark horse of the Hindi film industry, Ranveer has made a mark as a versatile actor. Ranveer is a maverick on and off the screen. Known to prepare thoroughly for every character and diving deep into each of them, Ranveer is a total pro at delivering his dialogues with great impact. We picked some that perfectly depict his rise to stardom.

Band Baaja Baaraat (2010)

When Ranveer Singh made his debut in Band Bajaa Baraat, nobody had any expectations from him, but the young actor surprised everyone with his portrayal of a flawed Dilli da munda who falls in love with his business partner.

“Bread pakode ki kasam.”

Lootera (2013)

After playing fun characters like the ones in Band Baaja Baaraat and Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, Ranveer Singh went on to play a silent brooding and mysterious young man in Vikramaditya Motwane’s Lootera.

“Koi kahaani likh rahi hao?”

Ram-Leela (2013)

Ranveer Singh played an intense lover, Ram, caught in a love-hate relationship with Leela (Deepika Padukone) in the backdrop of family rivalry and politics. Singh brought the pain and passion of his character to the screen with conviction.

“Apni saans wapas lene aaya hoon ... atak ke reh gayi hai tere paas.” 

Gunday (2014)

Singh in full masala form in intensely filmi style took his romance and bromance pretty seriously in Gunday. He displayed his well-oiled abs, action chops and slow-motion running. He also mouthed several whistle-worthy single-screen-friendly dialogues.

“Agar jigar ki jagah jigar hai aur jigar mein dum hai... toh rok le aake.”

Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)

Ranveer Singh’s character Kabir was lovable and made for a super-cute brother to Priyanka Chopra too. His love for his dad, mom and sister, and at the same time his frustration at what had been happening within the family, had just the right amount of humour and zing. 

“Is family me sab upar upar se baat karte hain, asli baat to koi karta hi nahin.”

Bajirao Mastani (2015)

This film will go down in history as one of Ranveer Singh’s most memorable performances. His portrayal of the warrior peshwa Bajirao I, who is caught between his wife Kashibai and lover Mastani, was sheer perfection. The dialogues were punchy and Singh delivered them with the right Marathi accent.

“Cheeteh ki chaal, baaz ki nazar aur Bajirao ki talvar par sandeh nahi karte ... kabhi bhi maat de sakti hai.”