This is a list of actors who mesmerized movie going folks with their sheer talent and gained utmost respect in trying various genres previous year. Some movies might have been rejected by audiences but critical praise and rave reviews ensured these motion-flicks not-to-be-oblivious from minds of movie-loving-spectators.
10) Name – Sanjay Dutt
He started this year with a bang in true sense reprising role of yesteryear villain Kancha Cheena in ‘Agneepath’. His other release like ‘Department’ was a no stunner but ‘Son Of Sardaar’ ensured that he can tickle our funny bones.
Movies appeared - Agneepath, Department, Son Of Sardaar, Dabangg 2
Roles -Kancha Cheena(Agneepath), Mahadev Bhonsle (Department), Billu (Son Of Sardaar), Cameo In Song Dabangg Reloaded (Dabangg 2)
Genre- Action, Drama and Comedy
Box-Office -Agneepath- Super-Hit, Department-Disaster,Son Of Sardaar-Hit, Dabangg 2-Super-Hit
Movies appeared -Tezz, Bol Bachchan, Son Of Sardaar
Roles – Aakash Rana (Tezz), Prithviraj Raghuvanshi (Bol Bachchan), Jassi (Son Of Sardaar)
Genre –Action, Thriller and Comedy
Box-Office - Tezz-Disaster, Bol Bachchan-Hit,Son Of Sardaar-Hit
8) Name – Shahrukh Khan
‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ was his only release this year and was a delight for Yash Chopra-SRK fans as for others was an okay affair. Yash Chopra’s swan song had all the elements of so-called typical-bollywood-romance but had to face stiff competition from Ajay Devgn offscreen as the screen allocation row between Jab Tak Hai Jaan –Son Of Sardaar heated during its Diwali release time.
Movies appeared - Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Roles – Major Samar Anand (Jab Tak Hai Jaan)
Genre – Romance and Drama
Box-Office - Jab Tak Hai Jaan - Hit
He continued his winning streak at Box-Office with ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and ‘Dabangg 2’ both making his fans whistle and spending money to watch him in 70mm screen making these money-spinners for distributers. ‘Ek tha Tiger’ had him in role of a spy not only breaking bones of hooligans but also romancing and ‘Dabanng 2’ was the continuation of Chulbul Pandey’s wiping-criminal-off-street-mission.
Movies appeared - Ek Tha Tiger, Dabangg 2
Roles - Tiger/Manish (Ek Tha Tiger), Inspector Chulbul Pandey (Robinhood Pandey) ( Dabangg 2)
Genre- Action and Romance
Box-Office - Ek Tha Tiger-Blockbuster, Dabangg 2-Super-Hit
6) Name – Akshay Kumar
He had many releases this year maybe most for an A-list actor and he did rule the roost by coming back to action genre. ‘Joker’ was a dismal show that the actor would love to forget but his other releases surely helped him gain the much needed adulation. ‘Oh My God!’ was criticized by many as being a Paresh Rawal movie and not his though he was the producer and played an extended cameo as of Lord Krishna.
Movies appeared - Housefull 2, Rowdy Rathore, Joker, OMG: Oh My God!, Khiladi 786
Roles –Jolly No. 1/ Sunny (Housefull 2), ASP Vikram Rathore/Shiva (Rowdy Rathore), Rajkumar/Agastya (Joker), Krishna Vasudev Yadav/Lord Krishna (OMG: Oh My God!), 72 Bahattar Singh/ 73 Tiattar Singh (Khiladi 786)
Genre-Comedy,Action,Science Fiction, Comedy
Box-Office - Housefull 2-Super-Hit, Rowdy Rathore-Blockbuster, Joker-Disaster, OMG: Oh My God!-Super-Hit , Khiladi 786-Hit
He had only one release this year and that was enough for this Kapoor lad to be in news year long as his deaf and mute character not only won rave reviews but was also India’s Official Oscar entry. Though it was ousted from the Oscar race moviegoers are sure about him winning awards at home for the innocence-laden flick ‘Barfi!’
Movies appeared - Barfi!
Roles - Murphy / Barfi (Barfi!)
Genre-Romance and Comedy
4) Name – Deepika Padukone
She gave soul to the otherwise mind numbing story of a love triangle in ‘Cocktail’. She was perfect for the role and played it with perfection as it was her only release this year.
Movies appeared –Cocktail
Roles -Veronica D'Costa (Cocktail)
Genre- Romance and Comedy
Box-Office – Cocktail-Hit
Roles - Inspector Surjan Singh Shekhawat (Talaash)
Genre – Thriller
2) Name – Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Movies appeared - Paan Singh Tomar, Kahaani, The Owner, Talaash, Miss Lovely, Chittagong, Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1, Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2
Roles - Gopi (Paan Singh Tomar), IB Officer A.Khan(Kahaani), Sopan (The Owner), Faizal Khan (Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1 & Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2), Nirmal Sen (Chittagong), Taimur (Talaash) and Sonu Duggal (Miss Lovely)
Genre-Biopic, Thriller, Action, Drama and Historical
Box-Office - Paan Singh Tomar- Super-Hit, Kahaani-Super-Hit, The Owner-Status not known, Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 1 –Hit, Gangs of Wasseypur - Part 2-Hit, Chittagong –Disaster,Talaash-Super-Hit, Miss Lovely-released in Canees
1) Name – Vidya Balan
Movies appeared - Kahaani, Ferrari Ki Sawaari
Roles- Vidya Bagchi (Kahaani) and lead in a song (Ferrari Ki Sawaari)
Box-Office– Kahaani –Super-Hit, Ferrari Ki Sawaari -Hit
The other actors are Sridevi, Emraan Hashmi, Imran Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Manoj Bajpaee and Paresh Rawal.