ollywood has shown us some finest acting by professionals who have been in the field for more than decades. Some are known for their specific genre, while some are versatile in characterizing whatever is given to them. Some actors have made it big by playing some famous roles.
Today we are going to take a look at actors who delivered career-defining performances as lawyers:
Arshad Warsi in Jolly LLB
The accomplishment of ‘Sprightly Jolly LLB’ (2013), featuring Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani, had shocked many. The back parody, composed and coordinated by Subhash Kapoor, inspired an emotional response from the crowd and went on to become a Blockbuster hit. Inspired by a real incident, the film revolves around the grandson of retired army officials. His grandson who was arrested in the case of drink and drive and took the life of 6 people on the footpath. Arshad Warsi plays the role of a lawyer who takes the case based on the PIL filed in the court.
Akshay Kumar in Jolly LLB2
The Khiladi of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar who is known for his versatility of choosing roles nailed the role of a lawyer superbly in the second installment of the film Jolly LLB2. The audience went on full praise for the actor and the charisma he brought on to screen. The film revolves around a Spouse whose husband was shot down so that the police could fake an encounter of terrorists.
Amitabh Bachchan in Pink
Popularly known as Big B of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan has been in the Indian cinema for more than four decades now. Aging like a fine Wine, Mr. Bachchan is regarded as the most legendary and the iconic actor Bollywood has ever produced. His career-best performances are many, but the most recent one which won acclaimed responses and praises from every person was in the movie “Pink”.
Starring alongside Tapsee Pannu in the lead role. Pink is a powerful statement on the existing feudal mindset of a majority of India, where men and women are judged by a different yardstick. And if the man happens to be from a powerful family, then the fight for justice is even more skewed. Amitabh Bachchan portrayed the role of the lawyer with perfection here.
Kareena Kapoor Khan in Aitraaz
The beautiful talented diva of Bollywood, Kareena Kapoor has done tremendous roles and never fails to impress us. In her movie Aitraaz (2003), she was a law student and then later went on to defend his on-screen husband Akshay Kumar in a false rape trial.
Akshay Khanna in Article 375
Making a comeback after a very long time and played a role of a lawyer in his movie “Article 375”. Anjali (Meera Chopra) goes to executive Rohan Khurana’s (Rahul Bhat) home to give him outfit alternatives for a shoot. A similar night Khurana is captured for assaulting her. What happened while she was at the executive’s home structures the primary plot of ‘Area 375’.
In light of the proof, the producer is condemned to ten years of thorough detainment by the Sessions Court, however, the case is before long revived in the High Court. Conflicting with open assumption, prominent attorney Tarun Saluja (Akshay Khanna) takes up the case to guard Rohan Khurana. The indictment legal advisor speaking to Anjali is Hiral Gandhi (Richa Chadha), a prior partner of Saluja.
Rajkumar Rao in Shahid
Having won rave surveys for his exhibition as an attorney in the widely praised film Shahid, Rajkumar Rao never neglects to dazzle. In view of the genuine existence of attorney Shahid Azmi, who was ruthlessly killed for going to bat for the unfairly charged, the film is a fitting tribute to his life and Rao’s exhibition, the ideal victor.
The types of films that deal with real-life incidents and the issues which are considered taboo in our society are what our cinema is capable of producing and should direct apart from all other genres. This keeps the audience intact and also informative and also pays tribute to the victims of the incident. However, post-COVID-19 watching movies will be completely different.