Perhaps his deadliest and most memorable performance yet, Dhawan shed his chocolate-boy image as a vindictive widower in Badlapur. In his descent from romancing his wife (Yami Gautam) to bludgeoning a woman to death, Dhawan is disturbingly convincing in his revenge arc.
As an acidic, irresponsible hotel intern, Dan’s life finds sudden purpose in a colleague’s accident – a woman who asked for him right before she fell from a height. October houses Dhawan’s most underrated performance, according to fans and critics.
As the newest addition to Amar Kaushik’s horror-comedy universe, Dhawan delivers an engaging and surprisingly evocative performance. We didn’t think a story about an ichchadhari bhediya could be poignant but Dhawan pulls it off.
Dhawan adds a shade of plausibility to his character, Kukoo – the bitter, down-and-out husband to an ambitious wife who eventually finds the perspective he needs to save his marriage.
Badri is a shapeshifting protagonist – an obsessed lover, a fearful son, a man at odds with traditional masculinity and a rebel in a patriarchal household – but Dhawan aces each phase with convincing confidence.