7 Serious Roles Played by Manoj Bajpayee

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Samar Pratap Singh - Shool (1999)

Bajpayee played an upright police officer who crosses swords against local politicos and criminals in the interior of Bihar.

Major Suraj Singh - 1971 (2007)

In the Amrit Sagar prisoners-of-war drama, Bajpayee played the leader of a group of escapees.

Surya Sen - Chittagong (2012)

Bedabrata Pain cast Bajpayee as Surya Sen aka Masterda, the leader of the 1930 raid by freedom fighters on the Chittagong armoury.

Prof. Ramchandra Siras - Aligarh (2015)

Bajpayee was directed by Hansal Mehta in this film, playing Siras, a professor of Marathi at Aligarh Muslim University who faced administrative, criminal, and social backlash because of his sexual orientation.

Khuddoos - Gali Guleiyan (2017)

In the Dipesh Jain film, Bajpayee played a scrounger-mechanic who lives in a hovel and is obsessed with the lives of the people around him.

Man Singh - Sonchiriya (2019)

In the Abhishek Chaubey film, Bajpayee played the leader of a gang of dacoits in Chambal who is constantly haunted by his past.

Arun Batra - Gulmohar (2023)

Bajpayee played a middle-aged man grappling with the changes taking place in his life as well as tackling new-found information about his past in this Rahul V. Chittella film.

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