It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the year 2020, brought with itself all sorts of mysteries, dejection, suspense, etc. With this sudden turn of events taking place all over the globe, the media industry took a turn and rose itself. At a time when people across the world were self-isolating, quarantining and social-distancing from each other, web series and movies on platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+ Hotstar VIP is what kept them going. During this process, we discovered some really talented and genuine actors with appreciable talents and efforts who were underrated until now. With the topic being debated upon, let’s rediscover more about the real game-changers of 2020.
13 Actors Who Changed The Game In Bollywood
While Mirzapur 2 stole the show this year, she stole a lot of hearts altogether. Some wonderful and notable performances of this young actress include Gone Kesh, Raat Akeli Hai, Masaan, Cargo and The Gone Game.
Counting over the years, he has worked for various web series but he carried the whole show on his shoulders with his fantastic performance in Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan starring opposite Ayushman Khurrana and Panchayat in 2020.
Despite having a name in the Gujarati theater and the film industry, not many had heard of him. However, it all changed after the release of Hansal Mehta’s Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story. The web series was based on the life of a controversial stockbroker Harshad Mehta and the scam that followed in 1992 and soon become a mood fresher for all its viewers.
“Why was this hidden talent undercover for so long?”- this was the reaction of the majority when we saw this actor playing a lead in Paatal Lok. Inspector Hathiram Chaudhary, indeed a legendary character was brought to life by Jaideep Ahlawat.
Before catching her in Lootcase, one can’t deny the fact that Rasika Dugal gave one of her finest and best performances of her career in Mirzapur. Her performance just cannot be defined enough. To conclude, it shook all of us.
When Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl was released, it was exposed to a variety of reviews and lots of controversy. However, it can be said that the role of Pankaj Tripathi was the best thing happening in the movie. He was also seen in Angrezi Medium and Extraction, both holding a place in the viewers’ hearts.
Acting in a lot of movies from Kai Po Che! , Gold, Sultan, to Breathe: Into the Shadows, Shakuntala Devi, Yaara, this actor bags all the hearts and points when it comes to taking the leap from Television to Bollywood.
Even though Kalank, featuring him, wasn’t quite impressive and did not meet the expectations well of it’s viewers, in 2020, the actor won his fans over with his performance in the crime thrillers- Abhay 2 and Lootcase.
The actor carrying his charm and magic stole the show with his tremendous performance in the crime thriller web series, Asur. The storyline of the show was such a treat to the eyes which is why fans welcomed it with positive reviews all over.
It is not easy to make an impression if you are acting beside stalwarts like Atul Kulkarni and Naseeruddin Shah. However, Ritwik Bhowmik did a pretty exotic job with his acting and playing Radhe in Bandish Bandits, a TV show on Amazon Prime Video. Not only did the fans were left in awe, even the critics felt the same. What’s more, there are a few speculations, as per Filmfare, he might be picked for the lead role in the remake of Ishq, a Malayalam movie.
Munna Bhaiya is a legendary villain, and Mirzapur on Amazon prime is a testimony of the same. Playing a “not-so-typical” villain, Divyenndu Sharma has defined a new generation. He has done so many roles in the past, and with every role, you tend to fall for him even more. But, after seeing Munna Bhaiya, the audience has grown fond of him like anything.
Nobody can ever forget Aarya; a role played by Sushmita Sen. Her portrayal as a crime lord and a doting mother is something to be remembered forever. Apart from her, everybody liked one more character – Jawahar, a role played by Namit Das. Even though we have seen him in various other films, 2020 brought him a plethora of opportunities. Making of most of them, he did a wonderful job in Aarya.
There are high chances that you will recognize him as Hathoda Tyagi. Abhishek Banerjee needs an explanation as to why he is on the list. Although his presence in Bollywood has been for quite some time now, be it as supporting cast in Aamir Khan’s Range De Basanti or as a hero in Stree, Bala, and more. However, it was Paatal Lok that made everyone realize how gem of an actor he is.