On Vivek Anand Oberoi’s 19th Anniversary in the Indian Film industry, let’s reminisce how he made all the gangster roles look so authentic!

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Vivek Anand Oberoi completes 19 years in Indian cinema. As he celebrates his journey as an actor, let’s go back memory lane to recall some of the most authentic gangster roles the actor has played on screen.

Here are his four characters from we think are simply smashing:

Maya Dolas in Shootout at Lokhandwala:

Apoorva Lakhia’s 2007 crime action multi-starrer flick ‘Shootout at Lokhandwala’ which was based on a real-life gun battle between gangsters and Mumbai Police, salvaged the actor’s career. He became the talking point of the film for playing the perilous gangster. Vivek’s effortless display made him the talking point of the film.

Chandu in Company:

The evergreen role of the young criminal established the talented actor the most sought after bad guy in the industry. His meaty dialogues that hit home to the vulnerable but egoistic Chandu is every ambitious gangster there could ever be. He made Chandu’s part look so original that you thought that you were witnessing real crime scenes happen in the movie.

Pratap Ravi in Rakhta Charitra:

The role of playing Paritala Ravindra in Rakhta Charitra was perhaps one of the most challenging roles for Vivek as an actor. The part of playing the slain leader didn’t come easy but according to the actor it was one of the most satisfying experiences ever. The tireless leader who forged warlords and ruled the battle ground with sheer cunning and expertise.

Keshav in Omkara:

The juxtaposed Keshav stole the show with his derisive acting skills as the understated yet the sly mastermind that many still believe was Vivek’s most superfluous performances of that time.


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