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Shades of villainy in the year gone by

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Dino Morea - Aksar

Suave and sophisticated. Elegant and charming. Scheming and manipulating. That's Dino Morea for you in one is his best performances ever in a short career so far. None expected Dino to be doing much worthwhile in a film that was sold on two names - Emraan Hashmi and Himesh Reshammiya. Presence of Udita Goswami only proved to be a good add-on. But what turned out to be quite surprising in the end was Dino's role in this thriller that showed a different facet of the young actor!

Jackie Shroff - Naksha

He is one man who has been trying hard but with not much success. Jackie Shroff is doing supporting roles, character roles, heck - even comic roles but his personality warrants that he is seen more as a baddie. Naksha tried to get that side of his after a long time since his Mission Kashmir and Farz days and though the movie may have done way below what it deserved too, at least Jackie's fans saw him in his vintage form once more.

Esha Deol - Ankahee

This was a tailor-made role and it would have required a very poor performance by any actress to not being able to carry it on. There were murmurs of Esha Deol not really being the perfect choice for the role but thankfully she came up with a fine performance. From playing a girl in distress in most of her films, she was quite a change to be seen as an aggressive woman with emotional and mental issues.

Shaad Randhawa - Woh Lamhe

When his character was raping Parveen Babi's character [Kangna Ranaut] in Woh Lamhe it made you hate him rather than being titillated. After all it wasn't about a sexual drive but sheer display of hatred that Shaad was bringing on screen by demonstrating his physical prowess over a hapless female who was also his steady girlfriend. In his very first movie, Shaad was good in being bad and did well in whichever scenes he arrived. And how much did you actually want him to vanish from screen due to his mean acts!


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