I am not shy expressing my pyaar for Emraan. I think he is the most underrated actor in India.
So, obviously, I'm sick and tired of reading the crap written about him. Yes, everyone has different opinions but to just dismiss him and label him as the "kissing king" due to what others have said about him? But lately, you see more and more kissing, so what's the big deal?
Whatever. Get your own mind. Watch a few of his films and decide for yourself. I've said it before. You cannot judge an actor by a few films. Imagine watching Shahrukh only in his earlier flop films, such as King Uncle, Chamatkar, Maya Memsaab, etc. Now, I'm not saying that these films are bad or good. I'm just saying you will have a certain impression of him already.
Maybe cause Emraan is part of the Bhatt's clan and not part of the Johar's or Chopra's that people do not really care to seek his films?
I personally love the Bhatt's. IMO, they have the best soundtrack featured in their films! Even if the movie is a hit or miss, you will be humming and singing a long. You don't need an item number or cool dance steps to hype up the movie. I do admit that a lot of Bhatt films have taken inspiration from others. Ahem, remakes? Not necessarily. I've seen a lot of the original films but I like the Bollywood version much better.
Back to Emraan. I've adored him since his debut film, Footpath.
Now I originally watched it for Bipasha because she is my absolute favorite, if you didn't know :)
But after watching it, I wanted to see more of Emraan. This guy is too damn good.
Since then, I've been following his films, watching each and every one. The film that got me loving him more, proclaiming my love, and declaring him as my favorite actor (besides the Khan's) is Awarapan.
I have listed Awarapan as one of the most underrated films in 2007.
It is my favorite film and acting of Emraan.
Yes, I know that Awarapan is a "remake" of the Korean movie, A Bittersweet Life. I have seen the Korean version and trust me, the Bollywood version, I liked much more. And no, I'm not saying that because of Emraan. The Korean version stars my favorite Korean actor, Lee Byun Hun. I didn't mention in my mini-review of Awarapan what I loved more about it than the Korean version. Therefore, I will briefly say why. I liked that Awarapan had a backstory (which was added in to this version) to the main character and made me wonder why he is the way he is. That story and Emraan's acting made me love him even more!
Since then, Emraan became one of my favorite actors. Plus, he consistently does well and chooses films that make me love him even more. Tum Mile is one of my favorite movies in 2009.
In 2010, Once Upon A Time in Mumbai is on my top 5 list of my favorite movies in 2010. Even though Crook wasn't a great movie, I love the "twist" at the end. OMG, the soundtrack is off the hook. I listen to it non stop. It has the perfect mix of R&B flavors for my liking.
I was posting about modern Bollywood and Emraan hit it right on with Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji for 2011, for me. It has the right amount of moderness mix in with a great story telling of all three guys. It's a bit rom-com for Emraan, which makes me like it even more since most of his other films aren't like that!
I freaking love Emraan Hashmi. He's talented, good looking, and have a nice body. What more can I ask for? :D