Abhishek Bachchan recently completed 20 years in the industry. The Junior Bachchan had made an impressive debut with Refugee, which also marked Kareena Kapoor Khan’s entry into Bollywood. Making his way through the ups and downs with sheer hard work, determination, and unrelenting persistence, Abhishek has always won hearts. Now with the web series ‘Breathe – Into the Shadow’ on Amazon Prime up for release and then the film The Big Bull too lined up, let’s take a look at some of his best films over the two decades:
Abhishek Bachchan plays Lallan Singh in Mani Ratnam’s 2004 political drama, Yuva. Bachchan portrays a complex character through Lallan Singh who has been abandoned by his elder brother and becomes a commissioned goon to earn a living. Bachchan brings to life the various shades of his character.
Sarkar offers a double dose of Bachchan. The father-son duo Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan play father and son in the film. Abhishek Bachchan plays the role of a virtuous son Shankar. Bachchan combines strength and restraint to give a powerful performance.
In Mani Ratnam’s epic film Raavan, Abhishek plays the modern-day Raavan, Beera. Determined to avenge the death of his sister, he kidnaps Ragini (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan) with an intention to kill her, only to discover that she is unafraid of death. Bachchan does justice to the role by bringing together the madness and brutality of the character with perfection.
Abhishek Bachchan plays Guru Desai in the rags-to-riches story, Guru. As Guru, Bachchan’s character is intense and loving. The film premiered in the World Cinema section of the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.
Dhoom Series (2004 – 2013)
Abhishek Bachchan plays Jai Dixit, the no-nonsense cop in the Dhoom franchise. He displays calm and composure as opposed to the boisterous and easily in love Ali played by Uday Chopra. Dhoom films are incomplete without Jai Dixit carving out plans to nab the criminals.
Abhishek Bachchan’s choice of films have distinct flavours to them. These five are the ones we love the most. What are yours?