Radhika Apte, as an actress, has earned a spot among the top actresses of this generation, with her performances in movies like Parched, Phobia and even in Netflix produced shows like Lust Stories and Ghoul. She has a long list of very successful projects but has also been a part of movies that are still not mentioned among the ones listed above.
So here is a list of the most underrated Radhika Apte movies that you need to get your hands on:
Antaheen was a 2009, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhry directed Bengali movie that starred Radhika Apte, Rahul Bose and Sharmila Tagore. The movie is considered to be one of Radhika’s biggest initial successes. The plot mostly revolves around 4 characters and depicts the various faces of human emotion. It won 4 National Awards in 2009 including Best Film.
Samantaar is a Marathi film directed by Amol Palekar, starring himself and Shabana Azmi in the lead roles. Radhika gives a short, but unforgettable performance as Reva, Palekar’s adopted daughter. This movie was also released in 2009 and only added to the buzz Radhika was creating with her work.
Shor In The City
Shor in the city was a critically acclaimed film, released in 2011, that starred Tushar Kapoor and Nikhil Dwivedi alongside Radhika. Even though the film did not do well at the box office, it was well received by critics and Radhika’s performance was written about in almost every review of the film.
A Tamil drama-thriller, Vetri Selvan, had Radhika Apte and Ajmal Ameer in the lead roles and directed by Rudhran. The movie was shot down by critics for its weak story and other technical aspects, but Radhika’s performance was like finding a diamond in the dirt. Her performance had the ability to completely stand out from a failed movie and she managed to make a name for herself in the South Indian film industry.
Haram was a romantic drama Malayalam film, starring Radhika and Fahad Faasil. It was written, edited and directed by National Award winning filmmaker, Vinod Sukumaran. The film depicted the struggles of an urban married couple and their irreconcilable differences. The film did moderately well, but again, the ability of Radhika’s performance, to blind the weak spots of a film worked magically once again. Even though it wasn’t accepted well by critics, a lot of the audience who struggled with similar problems shown in the film, claimed it was a film that unfortunately cannot be understood by people who cannot empathize with the problems of a couple who are both hungry for corporate success.