Bollywood has a great year this year, with some very big hits and some incredible performances. 2019 continued to establish the fact that Ranveer Singh, Kartik Aaryan and Vicky Kaushal have become bonafide stars, and Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn have their golden touch at the box office intact. Also, yeah, Amitabh Bachchan can deliver hits as the lead proving that age hardly matters as long you impress the audiences with an engaging movie. Vicky Kaushal’s Uri, Ajay Devgn’s Total Dhamaal, Akshay Kumar’s Kesari – 7 Biggest Hits in the First Quarter of 2019, Ranked!
No, we are not being sexist by only talking about the actors here. This special feature is about asking you, readers, about who your favourite actor has been in the first quarter of 2019. We have already covered our favourite ladies who dominated this quarter with their powerhouse performances. Now, it's time for a shot of testosterone. So who is your favourite? Is it Vicky Kaushal? Ranveer Singh? Amitabh Bachchan? Kartik Aaryan? Akshay Kumar?
To make your job easy, we have shortlisted some of the popular choices that we found in the first quarter of 2019. Here, they are:
Vicky Kaushal in Uri: The Surgical Strike
The highest grossing Bollywood film of the year, till now, has Vicky Kaushal in scintillating form. He played an army officer Shergill who leads the unit responsible for the surgical strike, after suffering a loss in his family during the Uri terrorist attack.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Thackeray
The movie might be a hagiography, as most biopics in India do. But there is nary any doubt that Nawazuddin Siddiqui's performance as the late Shiv Sena supremo was quite powerful.
Ranveer Singh in Gully Boy
Ranveer Singh has been good in many movies, but he was just brilliant as wannabe rapper Murad in Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy. What's more, he has also sung most of his tracks in the film. That's dedication.
Ajay Devgn in Total Dhamaal
This might be an ensemble comedy film but if it was not for Ajay Devgn, neither would have this film be made nor would it have become such a big hit. What's more Ajay Devgn doesn't even mind being the butt of the jokes in the film.
Kartik Aaryan in Luka Chuppi
Kartik Aaryan's stocks have been rising since Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety became a Rs 100 crore grosser. With the success of Luka Chuppi, he is slowly becoming a saleable lead who is bringing in the audiences in the theatres.
Sushant Singh Rajput in Sonchiriya
Sonchirya, unfortunately, was a flop but Sushant Singh Rajput was absolutely fabulous in the film. We could even go on to say that this could be his career-best performance.
Amitabh Bachchan in Badla
Amitabh Bachchan can never go wrong in any movie, well, most of them anyway. Badla, too, remains one of his stronger performances, playing an assertive lawyer seeking the truth from his could-be guilty client.
Akshay Kumar in Kesari
Kesari is a pretty average war film with a couple of good fighting sequences. What holds the film together is Akshay Kumar's strong performance as the heroic Havaldar Ishar Singh.
Abhimanyu Dassani in Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota
The young debutante does impressive work as the Man Who Feels No Pain in Vasan Bala's quirky noir. Be it delivering the punchlines or the punches, there is nothing to find a fault in Abhimanyu's performance.
Vote For Your Favourite Actor in the First Quarter of 2019
India is already in the mood for some voting, courtesy the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections (Please do exercise your right to vote). So why not take a little time out and also vote for your favourite actor now? The poll booth above is open for all!