years, Bollywood has gone through a number of storylines that involve the
'geek' and the 'hottie' falling in love, or the transformation from the 'geek'
to the 'hottie' - and then falling in love. These stories are fun and full of masti
there are those handful of 'geeky' characters that have stuck with us. So we at
BollyCurry decided to round up some of our favourite geeky characters in a list
Abraham in Jhootha Hi Sahi
think that the tall and buff hunk would not be able to pull off a stammering,
shy and insecure character - but
could not be any more wrong! In Abbas
Tyrewala's Jhootha Hi Sahi
(2010), Abraham portrays Sid, a shy bookstore
employee whose girlfriend is a domineering presence in his life. When Sid's
phone number is mistakenly printed on a suicide helpline flyer, he begins to
get calls from a young woman who he becomes connected to. The confidence
Abraham's character has over the phone does not translate into real life, and
so the young woman takes time to connect Sid to the 'Fidato' she has been
speaking with over the phone. Abraham's performance is quite stellar, and he
convincingly portrays someone the world might write off as a geek with a lot of
Chopra in Hasee Toh Phasee
people remember Chopra as the bubbly
was jilted by Ranveer Singh in Ladies vs Ricky Bahl
(2011) or the spunky Zoya from Ishaqzaade
(2012), but in Hasee Toh Phasee
, she plays a character so different from them that the transformation is
stunning. Chopra's Meeta is not just a super intelligent woman, she is a
certifiable genius in the 2014 film, whose eccentricities have resulted in a
rift between her and her family. Having stolen from her father for her work and
run away to China, Meeta comes home after seven years to find that her sister's
fiance is the man she had encountered the night she ran away. What follows is
one of the best films of the last few years, in this reporter's humble opinion.
Chopra in Pyaar Impossible
film itself received mixed reviews and did not perform well at the box office,
one cannot say that they did
not carry a piece of it home with them in their
hearts. Chopra has an ability to convey the hapless 'loser' with a heart of
gold, he has proved that time and again with the Dhoom
films, but the sincerity of his
character in the 2010 film Pyaar Impossible
something else indeed. And everybody loves the story where the geekiest person
in school somehow manages to connect with the most attractive one on an
emotional level. This clearly delivers on that front, with both the stars and
the precocious young Advika Yadav, oozing charisma.
Kumar in Jaan E Mann
say, Agastya Rao is perhaps Kumar's geekiest
character to date. Playing the
'nerd' in unrequited love with the beautiful Piya (Preity Zinta), he 'grows up'
to be a NASA engineer who tries to woo her years later. This 2006 movie is told
in flashbacks, and we get to see Kumar in full 'nerd gear', with eye-glasses
and braces, and as a more suave looking engineer, but still with the
characteristics that qualify him as a 'geeky' character, including a very
memorable laugh. He is a parallel lead in this movie alongside Salman Khan, and
their chemistry is off the charts as the duo of the 'geek' and the 'cool guy'.
Dhar in Isi Life Mein
film was Dhar's debut and a moderate success at the box office. Dhar plays a
studious young woman from
Ajmer, the state-topper who wants to continue
studying, but whose conservative father wants to get her married. However, her
mother manages to sway him into sending her to Bombay, where she is secretly
enrolled in college, and where she meets Vivaan (Akshay Oberoi) at the
Dramatics Society. The two become close as they work on an adapted version of
William Shakespeare's The Taming Of The
, but are separated
when her father finds out the truth and comes to take her away. What follows is
the typical drama of a Bollywood film, but shown in a new and fresh manner.
Dhar might be the least 'geeky' of the characters in this list, but no less
There have been many incarnations of geeky characters over the years. There are
the 'loser' geeks, the nerds, the smart but cool characters - countless
versions of the same story. These are just five of the many. Which are the
characters that you remember most? Leave your comments below!
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