He’s a seasoned actor, yet he always manages to surprise us with freshness in every movie. This time, we eagerly await his next masala film Action Jackson, but while we wait, here are our top 5 favourite movies that define Ajay Devgn.
Phool Aur Kaante
What seemed like a typical product from the legion of 80s escapist college love stories turned out to be one of the most riveting debuts in Indian Cinema. Ajay Devgn stormed into audiences’ hearts, performing the Epic Split (long before Van Damme) on two street bikes and rushed his way to overnight super-stardom.
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
In Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devgn plays Vanraj, a lawyer intensely in love with his wife, only to discover that she loves someone else. His altruistic husband act won many admirers across the globe.
In Vishal Bhardwaj’s retelling of Shakespeare’s Othello, Devgn plays a Bahubali (a political commander), who meets his dreadful end owing to mistrust and innate insecurities.
Legend Of Bhagat Singh
The actor won a National Award for Best Actor for his trailblazing performance as Shaheed Bhagat Singh in Rajkumar Santoshi’s 2002 biographical film. The film’s storyline as well as Devgn’s emotional performance made it a more superior Bhagat Singh biopic than its other versions.
For a long time, Bollywood had forgotten the age-old yet much cherished character of a Supercop. Until one day in 2011, a beefed up Ajay Devgn reigned supreme on the screen as the epitome of an angry young man, inspector Bajirao Singham. The portrayal of a he-man, gravity-defying police officer fetched him his first 100 crore blockbuster in a lead role.
From that trip down memory lane, we’re back to the present and what better way to do that than watching the Action Jackson trailer and getting excited all over again! The film releases this Friday, December 5th!