Manoj Bajpayee reveals he struggles to understand Christopher Nolan’s films: ‘Oppenheimer mujhe zyada samajh nahi aati’ | Bollywood

Throughout his cinematic journey, Manoj Bajpayee has embraced unconventional roles. Speaking with Ranveer Allahabadia on his YouTube podcast, Manoj shared his challenges in grasping the intricate narratives of Christopher Nolan’s movies, especially the filmmaker’s treatment of time. (Related: Manoj Bajpayee on missing out on roles with Anurag Kashyap: “He didn’t need me when my career was at a low”)

Manoj Bajpayee confesses difficulties in understanding the works of Christopher Nolan.

The Time Concept in Nolan’s Work Puzzles Manoj

In a candid conversation about his preferences in Nolan’s filmography, Manoj expressed, “Look, I’ll be honest, Nolan’s films are quite perplexing to me – the time concept, in particular, gives me trouble. However, I’m endeavoring to grasp it by delving into some research and study. Oppenheimer is another title that is beyond my grasp.”

He elaborated his thoughts on Nolan’s war epic, “Dunkirk”, centered on World War II. “The very idea of war has always unsettled me. Even during my own performance in ‘LOC Kargil,’ I felt the weight of this disturbing truth – the death and violence that war entails is profoundly unsettling.”

Spotlight on Manoj Bajpayee’s Career

Manoj first graced the silver screen as Man Singh in Shekhar Kapur’s “Bandit Queen” and later rose to prominence with milestone movies such as “Satya”, “Shool”, “Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar”, “Zubeidaa”, “Aks”, and “Pinjar”. He also made waves on the small screen with the celebrated spy series by Raj and DK, “The Family Man”. Fans are eagerly awaiting his appearance in Raam Reddy’s Indo-American project “The Fable”.

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