10 Best Performances by Ajay Devgan

Ajay Devgan is one of the most talented heroes in the industry and we used the term hero instead of actor as he is a great combo of awesome looks and incredible acting skills. Ajay has been active in Bollywood for almost 25 years now and it will not be completely wrong to say that with each movie; his popularity has increased and his movies these days are considered tough competition even to the Khan Starrer movies. His fans keep waiting for his new movies and there are famous directors who are known to repeat Ajay in his movies for his wonderful performances. 2nd of April is his birthday and this year he is going to turn 47; so let us take a look at ten of the best performances given by Ajay Devgan over these years:

10.  Company (2002)

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This was the movie with which Vivek Oberoi was launched in the industry and there were many things for which this movie was appreciated in its time. Directed by Ram Gopal Verma; this movie was based on the life of 2 gangsters and how their fame in the underworld drift them apart. The movie like most of the movies by Ajay Devgan was received well by both critics and fans and is still remembered as an all time classic. This movie had a performance by Ajay Devgan that deserves to be applauded till this date.

9.  Halla Bol (2008)

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It was a movie that had the names of all the great and talented people in it. Directed by Rajkumar Santoshi; this movie had talented actors like VIdya Balan and Pankaj Kapoor in it to accompany Ajay Devgan. The movie was about a theater artist turned movie star who faces drastic change in his life when he becomes an eye witness to a murder case. Though the movie contained scenes that were exaggerated in the typical Bollywood style but still the performance by the lead actors were a treat to watch.

8.  Raajneeti (2010)

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The movie was a Multistarrer crime drama series that could be said to be inspired from the Indian epic Mahabharat and Godfather. Though Ajay’s role in the movie not so much since it was a multistarrer movie but whatever scenes he came on the screen; he tended to steal the show with his marvelous acting. Fans felt connected with his grief and vengeance and all of this was made possible due to his great performance.

7.  Gangaajal (2003)

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This was also the result of the joint efforts of Prakash Jha and Ajay Devgan and the movie portrayed the status of crime in Bihar of that time. Ajay Devgan played the role of Superintendent of Police in the movie who feels helpless with the situation of the city of which he is made the in charge of the law enforcing police force. Of course the movie showed some extreme scenes and that is why it attracted a more matured audience.

6.  Omkara (2006)

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This movie was the adaptation of the great novel Othello by Shakespeare by Indian director Vishal Bhardwaj. With the movie; it will be right to say that he lived up to the expectations that were made with this movie. Other stars of the movie included Vivek Oberoi, Saif Ali, Kareena and some others. Omkara is an all time classic and is a treat to the Bollywood fans as it is something due to which they can take the taste of the great piece that is Othello.

5.  Singham (2011)

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Ajay has the attributes of tall dark and handsome and all these qualities of him attract a lot of his mature fans. This was the movie with which even the kids connected and its craze was so much that even the kids were seen imitating the dialogues of Ajay in the movie. This was the presentation of Rohit Shetty and like all his other movies it was also a high octane action movie in which the flying cars marked their presence but what made it even more special and popular was the great performance by Ajay Devgan.

4.  Once Upon a Time in Mumbai (2010)

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It is said that the character of Sultan Mirja played by Ajay in the movie was a little bit inspired from the life of Haji Mastan and Ajay as obvious played this one too with a great intensity. Ajay’s dialogue delivery in the movie was so awesome that his impression could be easily seen on the youngsters leaving movie hall after watching the movie. It was actually a great performance which deeply influenced people who want to live an influential life by hook or crook.

3.  Drishyam (2015)

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Of course it is the latest member in the list and in this movie Ajay portrays the role of Vijay Salgaonkar who defends his family after they murder the son of a police officer accidentally. The plot of the movie was interesting and it is needless to say that Ajay’s great performance was an added benefit to this great plot. The movie was a remake of a Malayalam movie with the same name. The calm yet intense character of Ajay who dared to call a spade a spade was the specialty of the movie.

2.  Deewangi (2002)

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Playing the role of a person who suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder was a great challenge and Ajay not only took this challenge but also portrayed a role that can’t be easily forgotten. The performance by Ajay in the movie was hauntingly beautiful and some critics still regard it as his finest performance till date.The

1. Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002)

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Even after so many years we are still in debt and will always be for the sacrifice that Bhagat Singh made for the country and to play the role of such a great personality was a thing of great pressure but Ajay played it really well. For the performance of Ajay in this movie; my only suggestion is go and enjoy the movie and you will understand why it deserves to be on the top.

So these were the 10 best performances that were made by Ajay Devgan till date and looking at his present health; it looks like that even in the coming years; he will keep giving us some great performances with which more and more fans could get their share of dose for the entertainment. Happy Birthday from the team and all the readers of Listotop!!!!!!!

 

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