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Six times Vijay Raaz won us over with his nuanced performances

Six exceptional Vijay Raaz performances

Six times Vijay Raaz won us over with his nuanced performances

Last Updated: 01.56 AM, Mar 04, 2022


If you've watched Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi, you might have spotted the exceptionally talented Vijay Raaz. His portrayal of Raziabai, a transgender pimp lord, will surely go down in history as one of the most eccentric Bollywood characters. But it doesn't come as a surprise to his faithful fans, for they know the actor holds a league of his own. Here are six times the character actor marked his territory in the industry.

Yuva (MX Player)


Yuva is a political thriller that follows the journey of three men from different walks of life. Their lives turn upside down after a fateful incident on Kolkata's Howrah Bridge. Vijay plays the role of Dablu, a pivotal character who helps them escape the adversities caused by the incident. The climax leads to a rather unexpected end that leaves the viewer in a state of amazement.

Delhi Belly (Netflix)


Delhi Belly is a black comedy flick that revolves around three flatmates who unknowingly get involved in a smuggling racket. As a result, they become targets of Somayajulu (Vijay Raaz), a ruthless gangster. What follows next is an onset of chaotic events that tickle the viewer's funny bone in the best way possible.

Pataakha (Amazon Prime Video)

Pataakha is an intense comedy-drama that narrates the tale of two sisters who share a troubled relationship. Vijay Raaz essays the role of Shanti Bhushan, their troubled father who also happens to be a single parent. He tries his best to make peace between the warring sisters but somehow finds himself amidst more chaos. His remarkable performance as a worrisome Shanti holds a unique comedic touch that will surely leave you in stitches.

Lootcase (Disney+ Hotstar)

Lootcase is a comedy-drama that follows the story of Nandan, a simple family man who stumbles upon a suitcase filled with money. While he is conflicted about what to do with it, gangster Bala Rathore (Vijay Raaz) sets out his men to find the briefcase. Chaos ensues as Nandan tries his best to keep the suitcase out of everyone's sight, including his wife and child.

36 Farmhouse (ZEE5)

36 Farmhouse is a suspense comedy-drama flick that depicts the tale of a father-son duo. They decide to take up residence in '36 Farmhouse' during the lockdown. However, they discover that the owner, Raunak Singh (Vijay Raaz), and his extended family harbours some sinister secrets linked to the property. What follows is an intriguing tale with plot twists at every corner.

Made in Heaven (Amazon Prime)

Vijay Raaz essays the supporting character of Jauhari – a man who loans money to the protagonist and later becomes a 'silent' business partner. In one hard-hitting scene, he schools the business owner Adil Khanna (played by Jim Sarbh), reminding him of his duties to his stakeholders – in this and other businesses he owns. Raaz delivers a stunning performance in this particular scene.

You know you're set for a great cinematic experience if Vijay Raaz appears in any capacity!