While 2021 saw quality Indian cinema in multiple languages, there were performances that left us awe-struck and invoking.
The OTT platforms gave opportunities to new bee as well seasoned film-makers to reach out to the wider audience despite the multiple languages spread across India. Let us look at some of the best performances which created huge impact with audience in 2021
Kriti Sanon in Mimi
I was fan of Pankaj Tripathi and wanted to check out Mimi but after watching Kriti Sanon's flawless performance. Mi probably given her career’s best performance. The gorgeous actress fits it right into the character of Mimi and plays it like a boss, expressing with right emotions.
Sidharth Malhotra in Shershaah
Sidharth Malhotra gave us the best surprise of 2021 as he was able to pull the role of Vikram Batra and also showed an improvement in his expression as compared to his previous flicks. He did justice to bring alive the story of a brave soldier who sacrificed his life to serve our motherland and am glad his story was told and should have released in theaters
Vicky Kaushal in Sardar Uddham
Vicky Kaushal was remarkable as Sardar Uddham Singh in Shoojit Sircar's gallant tale of Indian freedom fighter. He was successful in displaying different layers of Sardar Uddham Singh with right emotions and expression which turned out to be one of the top performances of 2021.
Suriya in Jai Bhim
Suriya was absolutely stunning in the hard-hitting, raw and powerful court-room drama, Jai Bhim. He dwelve into the character of Justice K.Chandru with brings-out-alive performance that will make you believe the true incident which impacted th lives of Sengni and Rajakannu in 1993.
Karthik Aaryan in Dhamaka
Kartik Aaryan completely surprises with his brilliant portrayal of Arjun Pathak in Dhamaka. The brilliant actor sheds his romantic-comedy image and transforms into a role of grieve-stricken honest journalist and he does it with aplomb.
Nushrratt Bharuccha In Chhorii
Nushrratt Bharuccha gives it all as pregnant woman who is stuck up in the middle of nowhere, trying to save her unborn child from the scum of evil. If she played an evil-spirited baddie in Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety with conviction, she transforms herself as Sakshi and her performance should be noteworthy.
Manoj Bajpayee and Samantha Ruth in The Family Man Season 2
The Family Man Season 2 will remain incomplete with the epitome of talent, Manoj Bajpayee, who entertains you to the core with his quirky one-liner dialogues. His chemistry with Sharib Hashmi is outstanding and the bromance between them just gets better in the second season. The Amazon Original Series marks the digital debut of South superstar Samantha Akkineni who was just electrifying with her punches and action stunts.
Mohan Lal in Drishyam 2
Mohanlal just gives a knockout performance through his eyes in Drishyam2 which was worthy sequel to 2013's Drishyam that should be applauded for its skillful writing, brilliant performances and astounding climax.
Fahadh Faasil in Joji
Joji belongs to the epitome of talent, Fahad Faasil who is definitely one actor who has scaled new heights with his choice of films.
Suvinder Vicky in Milestone
The protagonist played brilliantly by Suvinder Vicky is very much like a common man with tons of responsibility, life filled with problems and challenges, sleepless nights, frustration and anger.
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Vidya Balan in Sherni
Vidya Balan hits the bull's eye with her sparkling performance in Sherni. The actor steals the thunder with her dynamic acting as she gets into the character of a forest officer with ease.
Entire cast in Gullak Season 2
The chemistry between Papa (Jameel Khan), Mummy (Geetanjali Kulkarni), Annu (Vaibhav Raj Gupta) and Aman (Harsh Mayar) is so real in Gullak Season 2 as if they are actually part of Mishra family. Each and every actor has played their part with aplomb. Voice of Shivankit Singh Parihar (Gullak) goes well running at the frequent interval. Sunita Rajwar as the troubling neighbor is brilliant as usual.
Vikrant Massey in Haseen Dillruba
Haseen Dillruba is uplifted thanks to the shinning performances by the star cast. Vikrant Massey's acting is applauding. From being a soft-spoken shy guy to an angry-infused husband, Vikrant's transformation is exceptional
Entire cast in Aspirants
After Gullak Season 2, another feather on the cap for TVF. Aspirants is a performance-driven series and every actor has done justice to their role. Performances by all the actors is a major boost to watch Aspirants which is natural and intrinsic to the core. Clap-worthy
Farhan Akhtar in Toofan
Farhan Akhtar gives his best as he has trained hard to get into the shape and appreciable sculpted physique clearly reflects in Toofan. He emotes so appropriately that it is difficult to think of any other actor in this role.
Entire star cast of Sarpatta Parambarai
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Sarpatta Parambarai is enhanced with a very good characters performances. Arya as Kabilan steals the show and performs the role as it was tailor-made for him. Ditto for Pasupathu who plays Kabilan's coach, Dushara Vijayan as Mariamma and John Vijay as Daddy who brings value to the boxing drama.
Kay Kay Menon in Special Ops
Performances of Specials Ops 1.5 was the highlight of the web-series. Kay Kay Menon leads the show with his flawless performance as Himmat Singh. This guy needs to do more films as whatever projects he does is worth-watching.
Pavan Malhotra and Supriya Pathak in Tabbar
Engrossing and intense drama leveraged with sparkling performances by star cast keeps Tabbar one of the best web series of 2021. To add on to it, Pavan Malhotra and Supriya Pathak, both seasoned actors, proved their mettle by their natural performances.
Tovino Thomas and Guru Somasundaram in Minnal Murali
Minnal Murali is enhanced with a very good characters performances. Tovino Thomas in dual role steals the show and performs exceptionally well as it was tailor-made for him. Ditto for Guru Somasundaram who also gets struck by lightning and gains superpowers. Watch for him as he breaks into tears when his lady love accepts his proposal.