Why so serious: 5 times Abhishek Bachchan’s acting chops kept us hooked to the screen

Like father like son, Junior Bachchan has been following his father’s footsteps as the quintessential ‘angry young man’, on-screen ever since his debut.

Like father like son, Junior Bachchan has been following his father’s footsteps as the quintessential ‘angry young man’, on-screen ever since his debut. The talented and dashing actor has played all sorts of role of characters and donned interesting roles in his two-decade old career! However, I think we say this on behalf of everybody that Jr. B is at his best when he is playing a moody and brooding character on screen.

Here’s a list of 5 such characters of Abhishek Bachchan that we can’t get enough of:

Dhoom
The Fast and Furious inspired movie is one of the most successful action sagas of India. The movie proved to be a gamechanger for AB’s career. As the suave Jai Dixit and eyes-speak-louder-than-words demeanour, Abhishek played the perfect protagonist and stole all our hearts! Such was the craze around the first film that Yash Raj Films decided to turn it into a franchise, and Abhishek reprised the role of police officer Jai Dixit in all the instalments since its launch in 2004.

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Guru
If Dhoom recognised AB as an actor, it was Guru that help him cement his place as one of the most sought-after actors in the industry. His role inspired by Mr. Dhirubhai Ambani not only was loved by the audience but his performance won the hearts of the critics too. In fact, AB has recently gone on record to say that Guru was the most creatively satisfying movie of his career.

Raavan
Raavan marked the third consequent hit of Abhishek Bachchan and Mani Ratnam duo, famously known for creating magic on screen. The movie attempted to tell the classic tale of Hindu epic Ramayana where AB obviously played the role of our new age Raavan but with a tiny soft spot for love. Abhishek revised a lot of compliments for playing the role and this movie gave him the recognition that he deserved.

Dum Maaro Dum
This 2011 movie was a perfect mixture of thrill, music and goan vibes that we couldn’t get enough of. The movie sees Abhishek Bachchan play the role of a cop named Vishnu Kamath whose sole purpose is to root out the drug menace from Goa. Seeing Abhishek play a police officer so effortlessly takes us all back to Big B’s Zanjeer where he plays the role of Inspector Vijay Khanna. And boy oh boy do we love it!

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Breathe Into the Shadows
Marking his digital debut this year, Abhishek Bachchan is all set to play a troubled reel-life father who is desperately in search of his missing daughter. The promos of this psychological thriller seem very promising and the audience can’t wait for its launch only on Amazon Prime Video on 10th July.

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