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Abhay Deol: B'wood's Mr. Dependable

Movies | Sujata Chakrabarti | July 25, 2011, 2:07 pm
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[caption id=<img class="size-full wp-image-799989" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/abhay-deol-316.jpg" alt="In 2005, another Deol set forth his first footing in Bollywood cinema. The brand-Deol that had been firmly planted in the industry by Dharmendra, the one that was being carried forward by the veteran actor's sons - Bobby and Sunny Deol and his daughter Esha, saw another addition - with Abhay Deol. Dharam Paji's nephew, Abhay however showed a remarkable difference in the kinds of films he went on to sign. The image that he created of himself in Bollywood was neither that of a macho-man or Pa'ji and Sunny's portrayal of the angry young man - instead Abhay became the symbol of the brooding man, whose actions became louder than words...

Text by Sujata Chakrabarti " /> In 2005, another Deol set forth his first footing in Bollywood cinema. The brand-Deol that had been firmly planted in the industry by Dharmendra, the one that was being carried forward by the veteran actor's sons - Bobby and Sunny Deol and his daughter Esha, saw another addition - with Abhay Deol. Dharam Paji's nephew, Abhay however showed a remarkable difference in the kinds of films he went on to sign. The image that he created of himself in Bollywood was neither that of a macho-man or Pa'ji and Sunny's portrayal of the angry young man - instead Abhay became the symbol of the brooding man, whose actions became louder than words...

Text by Sujata Chakrabarti [/caption]" title="[caption id="attachment_799989"]<img class="size-full wp-image-799989" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/abhay-deol-316.jpg" alt="In 2005, another Deol set forth his first footing in Bollywood cinema. The brand-Deol that had been firmly planted in the industry by Dharmendra, the one that was being carried forward by the veteran actor's sons - Bobby and Sunny Deol and his daughter Esha, saw another addition - with Abhay Deol. Dharam Paji's nephew, Abhay however showed a remarkable difference in the kinds of films he went on to sign. The image that he created of himself in Bollywood was neither that of a macho-man or Pa'ji and Sunny's portrayal of the angry young man - instead Abhay became the symbol of the brooding man, whose actions became louder than words...

Text by Sujata Chakrabarti " />
In 2005, another Deol set forth his first footing in Bollywood cinema. The brand-Deol that had been firmly planted in the industry by Dharmendra, the one that was being carried forward by the veteran actor's sons - Bobby and Sunny Deol and his daughter Esha, saw another addition - with Abhay Deol. Dharam Paji's nephew, Abhay however showed a remarkable difference in the kinds of films he went on to sign. The image that he created of himself in Bollywood was neither that of a macho-man or Pa'ji and Sunny's portrayal of the angry young man - instead Abhay became the symbol of the brooding man, whose actions became louder than words...

Text by Sujata Chakrabarti [/caption]">
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[caption id="attachment_799989"]<img class="size-full wp-image-799989" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/abhay-deol-316.jpg" alt="In 2005, another Deol set forth his first footing in Bollywood cinema. The brand-Deol that had been firmly planted in the industry by Dharmendra, the one that was being carried forward by the veteran actor's sons - Bobby and Sunny Deol and his daughter Esha, saw another addition - with Abhay Deol. Dharam Paji's nephew, Abhay however showed a remarkable difference in the kinds of films he went on to sign. The image that he created of himself in Bollywood was neither that of a macho-man or Pa'ji and Sunny's portrayal of the angry young man - instead Abhay became the symbol of the brooding man, whose actions became louder than words...

Text by Sujata Chakrabarti " />
In 2005, another Deol set forth his first footing in Bollywood cinema. The brand-Deol that had been firmly planted in the industry by Dharmendra, the one that was being carried forward by the veteran actor's sons - Bobby and Sunny Deol and his daughter Esha, saw another addition - with Abhay Deol. Dharam Paji's nephew, Abhay however showed a remarkable difference in the kinds of films he went on to sign. The image that he created of himself in Bollywood was neither that of a macho-man or Pa'ji and Sunny's portrayal of the angry young man - instead Abhay became the symbol of the brooding man, whose actions became louder than words...

Text by Sujata Chakrabarti [/caption]

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 'Socha Na Tha' was a rather witty take on the contemporary status of arranged marriages. It was Abhay's debut film and he went on to win the Filmfare Best Male Debut Actor awards. While most critics appreciated his first big-screen performance, his 'awkward body language' didn't miss the their eyes. However, one thing was sure - that he was a new talent to watch out for on the Bollywood map.
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'Socha Na Tha' was a rather witty take on the contemporary status of arranged marriages. It was Abhay's debut film and he went on to win the Filmfare Best Male Debut Actor awards. While most critics appreciated his first big-screen performance, his 'awkward body language' didn't miss the their eyes. However, one thing was sure - that he was a new talent to watch out for on the Bollywood map.

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3/ 10
 In this feel-good film, Abhay Deol did not really have a major role to play. But within the screen time that was allotted to him, he fared rather fairly in the company of other actors including Kay Kay Menon, Raima Sen and Shabana Azmi.
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In this feel-good film, Abhay Deol did not really have a major role to play. But within the screen time that was allotted to him, he fared rather fairly in the company of other actors including Kay Kay Menon, Raima Sen and Shabana Azmi.

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4/ 10
 The most remarkable thing about Abhay is that he is one of the few actors in Bollywood currently who can play the most nondescript, everyday role with absolute flamboyance. In 'Manorama Six Feet Under', the character he played could be your everyday, average man, but the actor's skill lies in infusing a fresh breath of life into these rather ordinary characters.
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The most remarkable thing about Abhay is that he is one of the few actors in Bollywood currently who can play the most nondescript, everyday role with absolute flamboyance. In 'Manorama Six Feet Under', the character he played could be your everyday, average man, but the actor's skill lies in infusing a fresh breath of life into these rather ordinary characters.

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5/ 10
 Abhay played this affable thief/conman who steals a variety of everyday objects, with presence of mind and wit as his only tools. A rather extraordinary character, Abhay played thief Lucky Singh to panache. This film once again proved the actor's great comfort factor at executing a variety of roles.
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Abhay played this affable thief/conman who steals a variety of everyday objects, with presence of mind and wit as his only tools. A rather extraordinary character, Abhay played thief Lucky Singh to panache. This film once again proved the actor's great comfort factor at executing a variety of roles.

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6/ 10
 Though this film received a rather 'thanda' response in India, it did fairly well at the international film festivals. The visual imagery and Abhay's strong performance, were both highly appreciated by film critics abroad.
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Though this film received a rather 'thanda' response in India, it did fairly well at the international film festivals. The visual imagery and Abhay's strong performance, were both highly appreciated by film critics abroad.

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 With Anurag Kashyap's 'Dev D', Abhay Deol sealed his name among the most sought-after actors in Bollywood. His image as the brooding young man was only strengthened through his performance in this film.
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With Anurag Kashyap's 'Dev D', Abhay Deol sealed his name among the most sought-after actors in Bollywood. His image as the brooding young man was only strengthened through his performance in this film.

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8/ 10
 With Aisha, Abhay Deol took a huge leap away from the 'thinking man's role' that he usually signed up for in Bollywood. He later regretted his decision to go on board 'Aisha', and openly voiced his disappointment with the film. It led to a lot of controversy and a war of words between the actor, Anil and Sonam Kapoor.
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With Aisha, Abhay Deol took a huge leap away from the 'thinking man's role' that he usually signed up for in Bollywood. He later regretted his decision to go on board 'Aisha', and openly voiced his disappointment with the film. It led to a lot of controversy and a war of words between the actor, Anil and Sonam Kapoor.

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9/ 10
 Though Abhay played one of the three male protagonists in the movie, along with Hrithik Roshan and Farhan Akhtar, he manged to hold out his own very strongly. With his trademark slightly unkempt look and extremely witty  lines, we don't think with Zoya Akhtar's 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara', Abhay will have much to complain about. Word is that he has wrapped up filming for filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee's next, 'Shanghai' and is on a script-signing spree.
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Though Abhay played one of the three male protagonists in the movie, along with Hrithik Roshan and Farhan Akhtar, he manged to hold out his own very strongly. With his trademark slightly unkempt look and extremely witty lines, we don't think with Zoya Akhtar's 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara', Abhay will have much to complain about. Word is that he has wrapped up filming for filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee's next, 'Shanghai' and is on a script-signing spree.

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10/ 10
 Once again Abhay played your average guy in Mumbai - trudging along on the daily trip to office and back and for all of those for whom the Mumbai local trains are indeed the lifeline of urban existence. The film was low budget and Abhay made every moment of this film worth watching.
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Once again Abhay played your average guy in Mumbai - trudging along on the daily trip to office and back and for all of those for whom the Mumbai local trains are indeed the lifeline of urban existence. The film was low budget and Abhay made every moment of this film worth watching.

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