Hrithik Roshan is a comprehensive actor. First of all, he has great acting skills, he is the most handsome Bollywood actor of this generation, he is a mind blowing and graceful dancer and has an amazing built – in short, every quality you admire in a Bollywood hero, Hrithik has all of that.
What makes Hrithik a respectable name in the industry is that he constantly gives memorable performances and his movies are not just entertainment filled but has good content too. Right through his debut till today, he has worked in different genres and topics ranging from romantic, superhero, inspirational to realistic issues and has made a significant contribution to cinema.
Following are Hrithik Roshan’s Memorable Performances of his career:
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Lakshya is one of the best performances of Hrithik Roshan. Karan (Hrithik) is a careless guy who has no idea what he wants to do in life. One day, he just enrolls in Military but quits after he finds it hard. After his life takes turmoil, he again joins the military but this time, he has found the goal of his life, Lakshya is about an electrifying mission in Kargil and how Karan wins it with his presence of mind and bravery. Hrithik’s initial portray of a careless guy is full fun and then comes his extraordinary transition into a highly disciplined military person which says heavy about his understanding of the role. He doesn’t talk much in the latter phase of the film but his intense expressions make the film a must watch. Those fights in Kargil region with mountain climbing are sheer inspiring and jaw dropping.
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If you have any doubts about Hrithik’s acting talent, you need to watch Guzaarish and all those doubts will go away in an instant. One of the best performances in Bollywood, Guzaarish is a story of a retired magician named Ethan Mascarenhas (Hrithik) who is quadriplegic and wished to die by euthanasia. Only an actor with bold confidence could take up such difficult roles. Hrithik was incredible in this role where he is paralyzed but his witty conversations with Aishwarya and others were so effective that it only boasts of his champion acting efforts. Fully convincing portrayal of a magician, his fights and care for Aishwarya and even in his despair, his inspirational speeches on radio make Guzaarish an exceptional film. This is a rare experience in cinema which should not be missed.
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Jodhaa Akbar was a grand film with Hrithik’s grand showcase of acting prowess. A king who is brave as well as righteous, Hrithik was stunning in this royal character. What a controlled performance by him of a king. His love for Jodhaa, their lovey romance, Akbar’s fights with his enemies and his utmost care for his people was perfect in every sense. This role demanded an actor who has a thorough knowledge of cinema and emotions and Hrithik just nails the role as King Akbar. It takes a great deal to deliver those dialogues with such a precision and Hrithik excels in it.
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One of the highly awaited films of 2017, Kaabil was lifted due to Hrithik’s amazing performance as a blind man. Hrithik aka Rohan Bhatnagar takes revenge on the people who hurt his wife. Hrithik’s efficient enactment as a blind man who is peculiarly observant, his smart tactics to hunt the enemies one by one despite being blind are bravely performed by him. Hrithik proved once again that he is a powerful actor who can take up any challenging roles. His dialogues, fights and thorough performance as a blind determined man is applaud-worthy.
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Remakes usually don’t succeed in Bollywood but Hrithik’s Agneepath was an exception. A remake of Amitabh Bachchan’s film by the same name, Hrithik stunned everyone with his remarkable performance as Vijay Deenanath Chauhan. The grit in his looks, the firmness in his dialogues, revenge tactics and his passionate love and care for his mother, sister and Priyanka Chopra was wonderful. Hrithik’s face-off with Rishi Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt was the highlight of this movie. Just look at those expressions of Hrithik during ‘Abhi Moojh Mein Kahi’ song – it’s epic, isn’t it? This is how you deliver a remake with equal honest efforts as its predecessor.
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Another impressive performance by Hrithik, Mission Kashmir bravely talks about the horrors that happened in Kashmir. Hrithik as Altaaf loses his family in encounter by Police. The police officer (Sanjay Dutt) adopts Altaaf but soon Altaaf realizes it was this police officer who murdered his family. Hrithik’s plans to kill Sanjay Dutt, his dilemma of right and wrong, his love life and final act were nothing short of a thriller. Hrithik was giving a statement that he is here to stay in Bollywood with his ace acting talent.
Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai
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A debut film of Hrithik, Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai was a delight to watch for its romantic story which soothed the audience. Hrithik carried a double role in the film: One is of a simple guy Rohit who falls in love with Sonia (Ameesha Patel) and another one is of a stylish Raj – a lookalike of Rohit, who takes revenge on Rohit’s enemies. The film had everything a cinema fan looks for. Hrithik’’s genuine acting, his cherishing chemistry with Ameesha worked wonders for the film. His dance performances in ‘Ek Pal Ka Jeena’ and ‘Sitaron Ki Mehfil Mein’ became a nationwide storm and everyone just started using his dance steps as a standard. This was hell of a debut in Bollywood.
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How cool a role can get? Well, as cool as Hrithik can make it. A stylish thief is robbing unique artistic pieces from every corner of the world and his cat and mouse fights with Abhishek Bachchan made Dhoom 2 a highly entertaining film. Hrithik’s charm with Aishwarya, their romance was an icing on the cake. This film was full of swag, style and glamour with Hrithik’s ultra-cool moves as a thief, impressive dancing and mastermind plans, giving Dhoom 2 a unique vibe.
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Fiza is a hard hitting film describing the real issues during the 1993 Bombay riots. Hrithik as Amaan disappears during the riots and comes back to his family but now, he has joined the terrorist group. Fiza is known for the gripping performances by Karisma Kapoor and Hrithik, who together depicted impressive sister-brother bond and Hrithik proved that he is not here just to make entertainment and masala kinds of films but to make real cinema. Hrithik’s portrayal of a troubled man who has lost many things in life and then his fight with his inner self was outstanding.
Koi Mil Gaya
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Hrithik’s performance as a mentally disabled person Rohiit was brilliant in this Sci-Fi film Koi Mil Gaya. His fun with kids, engaging journey with the alien named Jadoo and then we see Hrithik’s transformation as a powerful hero who wins his girl and finally, his bravery to send the alien to his home planet was joyful. With this film, Hrithik showed that he is an actor with versatility.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
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A modern and complete exhilarating story of three friends, ZNMD became a favorite film of today’s generation. Hrithik as Arjun was a complex character. He is successful in his profession but that has got a toll on his personal life. His initial busy and boring character and then the moments of upliftment when he lets go of all the worries were inspiring and relatable to today’s youth. Hrithik’s fun fights with Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol made this film a joyful escape from our hectic lives.
Hrithik Roshan is a great combination of acting powerhouse with incredible looks and dancing grace. He acts, dances, fights and kills with his looks, what more do you want? Very few actors in Bollywood have such wide spectrum qualities as him and that’s what makes Hrithik a charming and talented actor.
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(Updated on 28th January, 2017. Original Posting Date: December 2016)