Rajkummar Rao, Trapped - Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, the film stars Geetanjali Thapaas alongside Rajkummar but the film solely belongs to Rao, who plays Shaurya, a call centre employee stuck in a flat without food, water, electricity, or a functioning mobile phone. He delivers a nuanced and layered performance making this film a memorable one.
Adil Hussain, Mukti Bhawan - In Mukti Bhawan, a film dealing with life, loss and death, Adil plays Rajiv, an office-bound man, who is to accompany his 77-year-old father Daya (Lalit Behl) who wishes to breathe his last and attain salvation in Benares.
Ayushmann Khurrana, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan - Not many actors will agree to play a man suffering from erectile dysfunction. But Ayushmann Khurrana took up the challenge and delivered a memorable performance in RS Prasanna's Shubh Mangal Saavdhan.
Irrfan Khan, Hindi Medium - Irrfan plays Raj, a wealthy but rough-around-the-edges garment show owner, who is devoted to his wife Meeta. It is his performance that elevates the film and leaves viewers with a thought-provoking message.
Vikrant Massey, A Death In The Gunj - Set in the gloomy winters of 1979, in a colonial town called McCluskieganj, Bihar (now Jharkhand), the film is basically a family holiday gone wrong. And the star of this Konkona Sen Sharma's directorial is Vikrant Massey, who plays Shutu. His honest endearing performance is the gem that drives this film forward and weaves the characters in a string.