Bollywood has given many movies in the year 2016. While some of them totally rocked the Box Office, others turned out to be dud. But what made most of these movies special were the unique characters that were there in the movies. A few characters leave a great mark on our psyche due to their honest portrayal and perfect dialogues. The roles go into the history books of Bollywood, as one of the finest roles ever played. We are enamoured by some amazing performances this year. Here is the list of the most memorable roles of the year 2016.
Amitabh Bachchan as Deepak Sehgal
The movie Pink is considered really significant in today’s world. While so many crimes are inflicted upon women, our society still carries the mentality of blaming the victim. Pink was like fresh air amidst the stale Bollywood masala movies. It made its point known in a very effective way without going overboard or melodramatic. Amitabh Bachchan hit the nail with his portrayal of an aged lawyer. It’s amazing how Amitabh Bachchan still manages to sweep the viewers of their feet with his legendary acting skills. We cannot think of anyone who can ever replace the charm and persona of Amitabh Bachchan.
Alia Bhatt as Unnamed Bihari Labourer/Bauria/Mary Jane
Udta Punjab was a movie full of controversies. After facing many problems by the censor board, the movie managed to get released. Alia Bhatt was instantly praised for her role. She wore no makeup and totally left her glamorous persona behind to play the role of a Bihari migrant in Punjab. She pulled the strings of our hearts with her honest portrayal. The raw truth of the condition of many Bihari labourers was portrayed through her role. It’s amazing that she is so young, and yet she has managed to pull of this role so well.
Akshay Kumar as Ranjit Katyal
Airlift was released early this year and managed to garner rave reviews. Narrating the story of the evacuation process of the Indians that resided in Kuwait, Akshay Kumar hooked us in. He has become really perfect in pulling off these patriotic characters. And we have to agree that we just love watching these kinds of movies by Akshay Kumar. Enough with over-the-top comedy movies with cheesy dialogues, Akshay Kumar best suits in such mature roles and such great movies. We are glad to see him making good choices.
Sonam Kapoor as Neerja Bhanot
Touted as the finest movie of Sonam Kapoor, the role has certainly made Sonam Kapoor earn accolades. It is the first time that Sonam Kapoor has managed to captivate the audience with her sheer screen presence. Neerja is a woman-centric movie, and Sonam Kapoor has managed to have a hit movie under her kitty without the presence of any male superstar. It’s a big achievement!
Shahrukh Khan as Jahangir Khan
Shahrukh Khan’s supporting role in Dear Zindagi managed to create the much-needed buzz for the movie. And his role didn’t disappoint! He played the role of a psychologist and managed to heal the audience with his anecdotes. We hope that the movie will inspire people to seek psychological help for their issues.