Often considered one of Dhawan's best performances, the actor shines under the guidance of director Sriram Raghavan's brilliant narrative. Watch Badlapur to see how Dhawan channels some barely restrained unhinged energy.
As Dan, a bitter employee who finds out that his colleague asked for him before a grievous fall and discovers curious purpose in this revelataion, Dhawan delivers a layered performance.
Capitalising on his ability to play both charming and arrogant roles, Dhawan plays a sullen husband on the verge of divorce, before coming into his own.
To understand the easy charm he is now known for, Dhawan's debut, Student of the Year is an essential watch.
Playing an unreleting lover caught between love and tradition, Dhawan's performance makes it easy for us to root for Badri.
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