Happy Birthday Varun Dhawan: Underrated performances by actor that deserves bigger applause
Updated On : 24 Apr 2019,11:55 AM
Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan is appreciated for his good looks, charismatic personality and chiseled body more than his acting chops. The actor who turned 32 today however has delivered some remarkable performances that failed to make box office churn moolah or grab awards at the film festivals but was appreciated by the critics for slowly charming its way to the viewers. Here are a few underrated performances of the actor so far.
The 'Student of the Year' lad who became famous for his easy-go lucky character left everybody stunned with his intense and impactful performance in 'Badlapur'. The film released in 2015, three years after Dhawan's Bollywood debut and his revenge-seeking avatar Raghu, extended his fan base like never before.
Varun's character in the subtle but mind numbingly sad movie 'October' has several shades. It has been one of the most complex characters he has portrayed till date. Varun's journey from a careless and rebellious intern to a unconventional lover was one his best performances so far. Unfortunately though, Shoojit Sircar's directorial venture failed to impress the critics at the award show, a grievance even highlighted by the actor himself.
Dhawan played the role of a tailor named Mauji in the film and his transformation had left all his fans surprised. The actor ditched his usual glamorous avatar and won hearts with his role of a simpleton desperate to make big with his sincere efforts and honesty in a fashion world dominated by corrupted and presumptuous people.
The film might have received mixed reviews owing to its script, but Dhawan's performance as a fearless Zafar with a conspiring mind has been lauded. The film stars Alia opposite Dhawan and is helmed by Abhishek Varman.
Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya:
Varun won a lot of hearts by playing the character of gullible but passionate Badrinath in this Shashank Khaitan directorial. The film starred Alia Bhatt who took away major part of the back patting but Varun giving away a stellar performance cannot be missed.