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5 times when the birthday boy Vijay Varma proved his versatility as an all-round performer

While the extremely talented actor Vijay Varma celebrates his birthday today, here’s a look at the wide range of roles that he had done in his career!

5 times when the birthday boy Vijay Varma proved his versatility as an all-round performer
Happy Birthday Vijay Varma

Last Updated: 12.34 AM, Mar 29, 2024


Even though the birthday boy Vijay Varma had done a variety of roles in films like Chittagong, Rangrezz, Pink, Monsoon Shootout and many others, it took a film like Gully Boy to catapult him into the league of extraordinary actors. It's not every day that a film like Gully Boy gets made.
The reason being, even though the film had Ranveer Singh as the leading man, but, the energy and the vibe exuded by Vijay Varma through his character of Moeen Arif, made him a name and face that will forever be etched in the memories of the cinegoers. 

On the occasion of his birthday, let us have a look at the 5 films in which he has proved that being flawlessly versatile is a mere cake for him! It just won’t be wrong to call him the chameleon of Bollywood as far as the role portrayals are concerned!


Film: Gully Boy
Starcast: Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt

Vijay’s role in the film:
Vijay played the role of Moeen Arif, a motor mechanic, who does not think of the path adopted to earn money and become rich. At the same time, he also is there like a rock for his friends about whom he is concerned the most. Testimony to this stand in the form of the time when Murad (Ranveer Singh) approaches him for work to earn his livelihood, Moeen makes no qualms in revealing about the nature of his work before him! 

And in an attempt to help Murad, Moeen also teaches the trucks of the trade! So what if the trade is illegal! Friendship always rules over all other things, which is just one of the many ‘Moeen things’!

Film: Darlings
Starcast: Alia Bhatt, Shefali Shah

Vijay’s role in the film:
‘Oh My God’! are the first three words that the audiences exclaimed after seeing Vijay’s performance in the Alia Bhatt starrer Darlings. The flawlessness that Vijay showed while portraying his character of the brutal Hamza really made the audiences hate him to the core, which only explained the conviction with which he did his role in the film. For the unversed, just as when one would assume Hamza to be a sober guy, the very next minute, he will make you hate him with his talks and mannerisms!

Film: Dahaad
Starcast: Sonakshi Sinha and Gulshan Devaiah

Vijay’s role in the film:
The film saw Vijay play the role of an unassuming college lecturer Anand Swarnakar, who derives immense pleasure and satisfaction by teaching the underprivileged children. The innocence doubled with sincerity and dedication with which he has approached his character in the film is definitely worth its weight in gold and beyond. Even though Vijay holds the audience with his watertight portrayal of Anand since the film’s start, it’s the film’s climax (more towards the end) that will make the audience abide by the fact that Vijay Varma is indeed a superlative actor!

Film: Jaane Jaan
Starcast: Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jaideep Ahlawat
Vijay’s role in the film:

In a film that belongs totally to the Queen of Bollywood Kareena Kapoor, holding his own fort is definitely commendable. The film, which also starred another powerhouse performer in the form of Jaideep Ahlawat, also was one of the reasons for Vijay to shine furthermore in the film. Shine he did… and how!

Vijay stole almost everyone’s attention in the role of Inspector Karan Anand, every time he came on the screen. The finesse with which he had handled the said role, truly deserves a big pat and volumes of appreciation.

The impact of the film was so huge on Netflix (the OTT platform on which it was released), that it went on to break the record for the biggest opening weekend viewership for an Indian film on Netflix! Additionally, Jaane Jaan also emerged as the year’s most-viewed Indian film on Netflix, on the parameters of the global viewing hours.

Film: Baaghi 3
Starcast: Tiger Shroff, Ritesh Deshmukh, Shraddha Kapoor

Vijay’s role in the film:
In this Ahmed Khan directed film, Vijay Varma was seen in the role of Akhtar Lahori. In a way, it won’t be wrong to say that Vijay's character in the film was that of a catalyst or even a turning point, for that matter! The conviction with which Vijay portrayed the said role of Akhtar Lahori surely won him appreciation and accolades galore from everyone alike!

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