Taapsee Pannu has won the best actor 2021 for Haseen Dilruba by the Indian Film Institute and I feel it’s so well deserved. The Indian Film Institute had requested 7 eminent Film Critics of India to list the best performances of actors and they chose Taapsee as the Best Actor Female along with Konkona Sen Sharma for Geeli Pucchi and Nimisha Sajayan for The Great Indian Kitchen.

Taapsee expressed her happiness on Twitter for the same. Check her tweet here.

This clearly indicates that Taapsee has come such a long way ever since her debut in Chashme Baddoor. I feel, she’s proven to be a dark horse and an actress to now totally look forward to!

While Haseen Dilruba is one of her fine performances, here’s listing 5 other movies which show Taapsee’s evolution. Take a look.

1. Pink

The National Award Winning Pink has been a major milestone in Taapsee’s career. Apart from the fact that it was a film highlighting a social issue, Pink was also so gripping and well-made. This film and her note-worthy performance set the tone for her future projects and helped create a different path for her all together I feel.

2. Naam Shabana

In Baby we got just a glimpse of her fine performance and then with Naam Shabana which was a prequel of sorts to Baby, Taapse completely stole the show. It was a big deal to play this titular role and be the face of the film but she pulled it off and how! The film also did well at the box-office. Firstly Pink in 2016 followed by Naam Shabana in 2017 – really got things going further for this girl. Interestingly, she also had Judwaa 2 in the same year and that provided the variety to her career graph.

3.  Manmarziyaan

The red curly haired Rumi won my heart with her craziness and vulnerability. The fact that Anurag Kashyap helmed this one, it was obvious that Manmarziyaan would have its own set of complexity and won’t be just a vanilla love story; hence the characters were indeed difficult to pull off. All the three actors, Abhishek Bachchan, Vicky Kaushal and Taapsee got critically acclaimed, but the latter’s portrayal of Rumi does remain the most talked about.

4. Saand Ki Aankh

This film based on the life of sharpshooters Chandro and Prakashi Tomar had Taapsee alongside Bhumi Pednekar. She got immensely appreciated for such a diverse performance, that of Prakashi Tomar and both these actresses won several awards for the film. What’s really amazing about Taapsee is her diversity and choices of films that came out in the same year. For example, Saand Ki Aankh came in the same year as Mission Mangal and Game Over. The latter was a psychological thriller that had Pannu play a character suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) who was stuck to the wheelchair and had to protect her house from mysterious intruders.

5. Thappad

After all the above mentioned movies, she had Thappad which just hit the right button. The poster of the film itself was impressive and the film had a strong message. Taapsee’s portrayal of Amrita was much appreciated in the film.

And that’s not all! The actress continues to pick up such diverse roles that I’m totally looking forward to. The trailer of Looop Lapetta looks interesting, and then she has films like Dobaara where she teams up with Anurag Kashyap again and Shabhash Mithu amidst others.

Indeed, she has evolved so much I’m sure, she’s going to live up to all the expectations that the audience has from her now. All the best Taapsee! Keep rocking, just the way you have.