Ajay Devgn, though generally away from the spotlight in public, has established himself as one of the best actors in the Bollywood industry with powerful performances like Bhagat Singh and entertaining ones like Singham. He has many a blockbuster as well as a critically acclaimed movie under his name. Here are some of the best movies of Ajay Devgn that you must watch.
1. The Legend of Bhagat Singh
This iconic film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi stars Ajay Devgn in the titular character and Sushant Singh, D. Santosh, and Akhilendra Mishra as Sukhdev, Rajguru, and Chandrasekhar Azad. The movie chronicles the life of Bhagat Singh, the freedom fighter who didn’t shy away from embracing death for his motherland. The movie is one of the best movies of Ajay Devgn and though it had a surprisingly underwhelming run at the box office, it won two National Awards and three Filmfare Awards. The soundtrack is by A.R. Rahman, and features the song ‘Sarfaroshi ki Tamanna’.
The raincoat is a Hindi drama film directed by Rituparno Ghosh, with music from Debajyoti Mishra based on The Gift of the Magi, a famous short story by O’ Henry. The film stars Ajay Devgn and Aishwarya Rai as ex-lovers who try to hide their own problems from each other so as to present their lives as better than they are. The music is beautiful and deserves extra credit.
3. Phool Aur Kaante
Ajay Devgn began his journey in the industry with this action-romance film in 1991. His entry sequence, where he proved his allegiance to his stunt choreographer father, Veeru Devgan, by performing a full split while balancing on two motorbikes, has been recreated multiple times by multiple people, including Ajay himself in Golmaal, and has been used as a meme template in recent times.
Drishyam is a thriller movie created by Nishikant Kamat in Malayalam in 2013, and remade in Hindi in 2015 with Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, and Tabu in the lead roles. It’s an intelligent movie that talks about how far an ordinary, barely literate family man can go to save his family. Ishita Dutta and Mrunal Jadhav performed their parts with efficiency and made it a highly appreciated film.
5. Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai
Ajay Devgn stars as Sultan Mirza, a Mumbai smuggler who rules the Mumbai underworld, but has a heart of gold. He takes under his wing Shoaib Khan, played by Emraan Hashmi, who rises swiftly through the ranks to challenge the authority of Mirza himself as ACP Agnel Wilson, played by Randeep Hooda, tries to end their reign. The characters of Sultan Mirza and Shoaib Khan are based on gangsters Haji Mastan and Dawood Ibrahim.
6. Golmaal: Fun Unlimited
Golmaal: Fun Unlimited, the 2006 movie, was the first film from the comedy movie franchise, Golmaal that has churned out a number of blockbusters through the years. It also stars Tusshar Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, and Arshad Warsi in the lead roles. The movie is directed by Rohit Shetty, and Ajay Devgn repeated his leg split stunt from Phool Aur Kaante in this movie.
7. Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior
One of the best movies of Ajay Devgn, this film released in 2020 is a historical action movie based on Tanaji Malusare, the valiant Marathi warrior, loyal to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. He fought to recapture the Kondhana fort, which had been conquered by Aurangzeb’s Mughal forces, and controlled by his trusted general, Udaybhan Singh Rathod, played by Saif Ali Khan. The movie was the highest grossing Bollywood film of 2020 and was selected as one of the Best Foreign films to be screened at the 78th Golden Globe Awards.
Everyone has heard of Singham, the story of the honest and the badass cop who would stop at nothing to prevent criminals from corrupting the city. Fantastic action sequences typical of Rohit Shetty movies make this movie all the more appealing for the commercial audience, along with Ajay Devgn’s macho masculine personality.
Omkara, directed by Vishal Bharadwaj, is based on William Shakespeare’s play, Othello. Ajay Devgn plays Omkara Shukla, the character inspired by Othello, who works as an enforcer for a criminal gang led by Tiwari Bhaisaab. Langda, played by Saif Ali Khan, and Kesu, played by Vivek Oberoi, are his most trusted aides. Party politics turn Langda against Omkara and Kesu, and he tries to manipulate Omkara into harming Kesu. Kareena Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, and Konkona Sen Sharma also play important roles.
Malik, played by Ajay Devgn, and Chandu, played by Vivek Oberoi, belong to the mafia. Once very close, they fell out due to differences in opinions, and Veerappalli Sreenivasan, a cop played by Mohanlal, takes advantage of the situation to help end the mafia reign. The movie is considered one of the best movies directed by Ram Gopal Varma.
11. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, a romantic movie by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, features Ajay Devgn and Salman Khan as two men in love with one woman, Nandini, played by Aishwarya Rai, who is married to Vanraj, Devgn’s character, but cannot forget Sameer, played by Khan, her first love.
Diljale is a romantic action movie with a theme of patriotism. It stars Ajay Devgn and Sonali Bendre in the lead roles as Shaka (Shyam), and Radhika, two estranged lovers, and Shakti Kapoor as the main antagonist, Raja Saab, Radhika’s father. Madhoo, Amrish Puri, and Parmeet Sethi also play important roles. The story tells us about how love can win over everything, misguidance, hate, and even terrorism.
The 1998 drama is directed by Mahesh Bhatt, and features Ajay Devgn, Pooja Bhatt, Sonali Bendre, Kunal Khemu, and Nagarjuna in the lead roles. It received the Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration. Ajay, played by Ajay Devgn, and his wife Sonia, played by Sonali Bendre, learn about Ajay’s mother, played by Pooja Bhatt’s last wish of being buried according to her real faith. The problems that they have to go through to bid a forever struggling woman a final goodbye the way she wanted is the crux of the story. It focuses on Hindu-Muslim solidarity.
14. Qayamat: City Under Threat
Qayamat: City Under Threat directed by Harry Baweja and starring Ajay Devgn, Suniel Shetty, Neha Dhupia, Sanjay Kapoor, Arbaaz Khan, and Isha Koppikar, explored the threat of a biological weapon being used to harm a city. The concept was new at the time. Ajay’s performance and the music of the movie by Nadeem Shravan and Salim Sulaiman were widely appreciated.
Dilwale is a 1994 romantic action film in which Arun, Ajay Devgn, is admitted to a mental asylum, accused of a crime he didn’t commit, and estranged from the love of his life, Sapna, played by Raveena Tandon. Vikram, an honest cop played by Suniel Shetty, who is also in love with Sapna, learns the story and decides to help Arun get justice. It is one of the best movies of Ajay Devgn.
Gangaajal is a 2003 police drama inspired by the 1980 Bhagalpur blindings. It stars Ajay Devgn, Mukesh Tiwari, and Yashpal Sharma in the lead roles, while Gracy Singh and Mohan Joshi star in important roles. It is about an honest police officer who tries to lower the crime rate of his area of jurisdiction, while also trying to stop the vigilante justice his people insist on adopting to get the necessary results. The movie was a hit at the box office and was critically acclaimed as well.
Inspired by one of the biggest raids conducted by the IRS in 1981, at the residence of Sardar Inder Singh, from which was obtained a whopping 16 million rupees, this movie focuses on Amay Patnaik, played by Ajay Devgn, Deputy Commissioner of the IRS, who is trying to find the illegal assets of Rameshwar Singh. Amay is tipped off on the assets and their locations by an unknown informer, and despite all efforts of Rameshwar, played by Saurabh Shukla, Amay successfully completes his raid.
So here are our choices for the best movies of Ajay Devgn, the superstar. You must have a list of your own if you are a Bollywood buff like us. So don’t delay, share your choices with us in the comments below!