Akshay-Kumar

Satyadev Kancharana

Where: Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya

Why: In a Film Companion interview, the actor joked that his appearance in a film was an instant sign that his character would die two scenes later: so brief (and so predictable) were the parts he was getting. But with the Telugu film Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya - a sincere, funny, rooted remake of the Malayalam film Maheshinte Prathikaaram, released on Netflix - Satyadev manages to make a Fahadh Faasil character his own, with a sweetness you hardly find in today’s leading men. In the process, he’s managed something rare: he’s become a (sort of) star during the lockdown.




OTHER DISRUPTORS


Prithviraj-Sukumaran

Saloni Gaur

This 20 year old Delhi University student breaks down complex issues with her satirical videos

Prithviraj-Sukumaran

Diljit Dosanjh

Created and released an entire album of 16 songs during the lockdown

Prithviraj-Sukumaran

Anushka Sharma-Karnesh Ssharma

For backing new talent and scoring twice this year with Paatal Lok and Bulbbul

Prithviraj-Sukumaran

A R Rahman

The composer has disrupted the traditional shelf-life of a composer