It was back in 1991 when Ajay Devgn stormed the cinemas with the blockbuster success of Phool Aur Kaante. His entry a top two speeding bikes is for the ages and perfect meme material. In these three decades, he has established himself as an intense actor with those brooding eyes. But there’s a lot more to him than these adjectives and some of his films are proof of:
ROMANCE: When he tried his hands in romance, he was anything but raw
In both Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devgn falls in love with a woman who loves someone else. In both films, he vows to unite the two who have been separated by destiny. And as expected, in both films, he wins the love of the woman. Before the two films, we often saw the leading man in elobrate action scenes, performing some jaw-dropping stunts. When he tried his hands in romance, he was anything but raw, and those eyes were put to good use. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Kajol would know better. HORROR: Horror was looked at with disdain, often reserved for impoverished filmmakers and struggling actors
In Ram Gopal Varma’s Bhoot, Devgn became one of the only actors from his contemporaries to have the audacity to attempt this genre. Horror was looked at with disdain, often reserved for impoverished filmmakers and struggling actors. Varma brought together an ensemble of Devgn, Rekha, Nana Patekar, and Urmila Matondkar to make what went on to become a highly effective horror film, if not exactly a classic. COMEDY: Rohit Shetty and Ajay Devgn seem to be a match made in heaven, and the box office
Rohit Shetty and Ajay Devgn seem to be a match made in heaven, and the box office. With as many as a dozen collaborations, nearly all of them are successes. In one of the firsts (and finest) Golmaal that came out in 2006, Devgn displayed his knack for silly comedy, surrendering himself to the lunacy at his disposal with ease and effect. Of course, it went on to become a massively lapped up franchise with one thunderous blockbuster after another. A personal favourite is All The Best, where his entertaining and endearing chemistry with Sanjay Dutt showed how this actor can mound in any genre. Those eyes can make people laugh too, who would’ve known?