From the iconic entry that became his signature pose, Ajay Devgn embedded himself in the memory of the Hindi film viewer, and should the entry not be enough, he punched and pummeled his way through the Kuku Kohli film with an unmatched assuredness.
Farouq Siddique directed Devgn in this revenge drama, the actor playing Karan, a man who sets off to destroy Dilawar Singh (Danny Denzongpa), a criminal who has left a trail of bodies in his wake, two of those belonging to people Karan cared about.
Reuniting with Rajkumar Santoshi post The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002), Devgn wore the dark glasses of Yeshwant Angre's pure villainy in the masala actioner that looked at piercing issues like othering and communal violence through a popular format.
As the righteous cop Bajirao Singham in Rohit Shetty's remake of the Tamil Singam (2010), Devgn bristled and battered in equal measure to take on the might of career criminal Jaykant Shikre (Prakash Raj).
Devgn not only acted in and produced this film but also directed it, only his second time behind the camera. A Diwali release, Shivaay followed a man on a desperate search for his daughter encountering all sorts of antagonistic forces.
Devgn played the righteous IRS officer Amay Patnaik in Raj Kumar Gupta's film, mostly letting his tongue do the talking but not averse to landing a few punches for good measure.
Devgn starred in and directed this remake of Lokesh Kanagaraj's Kaithi (2019), going all out in depicting larger-than-life action set-pieces and in playing the brooding criminal whose name the film uses for a title.
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