Abhishek Bachchan and quality cinema go hand-in-hand. Sometimes I even feel like they are synonyms, and the actor also never gives me a chance to doubt that. He proved it yet again with his impeccable portrayal of a politician turned prisoner, who decides to give his class 10 exams from the jail, in Dasvi. But it isn't a one-off thing that he has done as he has been doing it for a while now.
I feel that a major transformation came in Abhishek's career with Manmarziyaan. A time when people had started becoming skeptical about his film choices, the actor came with a bang with the role of a supporting and understanding husband who brings the much-needed calmness in her energetic and hyper wife's life and also the film. Even with some amazing performances by Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal, the actor stood out in it. And ever since then, I doubt there has been any drop in the quality of work from the actor.
Abhishek followed Manmarziyaan with yet another impressive performance in Anurag Basu's Ludo. When you are able to make a mark in an ensemble and stand out amongst some spellbinding performances, that's when you know that you are here to rule. And that's what the actor did as Bittu Tiwari. His chemistry with child actor Inayat Verma was just too adorable to see.
And while I was still reeling in that hangover of Bittu, he came as the strong and clever Harshad Mehta in The Big Bull. The transition between these characters was so seamless that it showed why is Abhishek respected the way he is for his craft. And if that wasn't enough, he ended the year with another stunning performance as a Bengali man, who is a killer for hire but doesn't remember anything, in Bob Biswas.
So, from playing a Punjabi in Manmarziyaan to a Mumbai goon in Ludo, followed by a Gujarati businessman in The Big Bull, a Bengali killer for hire in Bob Biswas and now a Haryanvi politician in Dasvi, Abhishek has literally represented so many cultures within India and with so much credibility and authenticity. This is indeed the mark of a true and worthy actor, and with each and every project Abhishek just proves that. I am just in awe of the versatility he has shown in just the last few years and it makes me that much more excited for what is about to come!