Gangubai Kathiawadi to Sadak 2: Ranking Alia Bhatt’s Movies

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Gangubai Kathiawadi
Especially in a year where alpha-male hero narratives dominated mainstream Indian cinema, Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi served as a reminder that there’s more to a hero than being manly.

Highway carries many elements that would go on to become recurring themes in  the Bhatt’s chosen roles — a character with a dual life, a journey of self-discovery, a long-impending emotional outburst.

Udta Punjab
We see Kumari as more than a sum of tragedies because Bhatt is able to hold up the humanity of the character she’s playing. She doesn't have too many lines, but her body language does the talking.

Gully Boy
It’s thanks to Bhatt’s performance that this film isn’t just a Ranveer Singh vehicle, but also the story of Safeena, a fiery young woman from a conservative Muslim household who is determined to have freedom.

Kapoor & Sons
While Shakun Batra’s film is not an Alia Bhatt film by any stretch, the actor leaves an indelible mark on the film. She plays a chirpy, happy-go-lucky character with a melancholic past of her own.