The ensemble of a film, just as much as the premise of the film, draws the viewer in. Actors bring brilliant scripts, on paper, to life. Many great films, at times, are based purely on those outstanding performances.
And when certain performers team up for a project, you know you’re in for a cinematic treat. Rather than taking the spotlight away from one another, these actors come together to create a masterpiece. Some Bollywood films are truly works of art that have two equally excellent performances.
What is the best movie you’ve ever seen that features two equally brilliant performances? pic.twitter.com/43xLQv9Rah— Bollywoodirect (@Bollywoodirect) April 16, 2022
Soon fellow users joined in and began to cite a bunch of films, from classics to contemporaries, that had equally powerhouse performers.
The Ramesh Sippy directorial Shakti, a notable film to date, was the only film to feature legendary actors Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan together. Besides the powerful duo, the film also starred prominent actors like Rakhee Gulzar, Smita Patil, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, and Amrish Puri.
Ultimate clash of the Titans, Shakti(1982).— Atul Tripathi اتل ترپاٹھی (@tripathi_619) April 16, 2022
Wish Sanjeev Kumar n Dilip Kumar had some other than Sangharsh n Vidhaata pic.twitter.com/WhYyU2WWrV
Taxi no 9211— ApoorvaJ (@apj_rocks) April 16, 2022
Andaz apna apna
Kaun? (Urmila and manoj bajpai)
So many of my favs already called out like Shakti etc. Additing few more— Mritunjay Dubey (@mddubey409) April 16, 2022
– Ajay & Nana in Awarapan
– Manoj & JD in Satya
– Ashutosh & Imran in Awarapan
– Madhuri & Manisha in Lajja
– Also Naseer & Smita in Bazaar. Can add only 4 photos pic.twitter.com/j7GZuaQ7lf
There are so many, but I will pick these pic.twitter.com/tnKksJLPOR— Ranjit (@cranjit) April 16, 2022
Sadma, a Hindi adaptation of his Tamil masterpiece Moondram Pirai, features Sridevi and Kamal Hassan in one of their most memorable performances.
Sadma , Kamal Hassan and Sridevi. Iconic in every word . Who can forget the climax scene of Kamal Hassan at the railway platform. pic.twitter.com/EBMBtU5iFQ— papliz🇮🇳 (@shilpachegoor) April 16, 2022
One of these films, Ardh Satya, starred two of the most iconic actors of Hindi cinema, Om Puri and Amrish Puri. Unlike today’s cop dramas, this film had a far more realistic approach.
The best acting performance i have seen in one movie pic.twitter.com/5tftiqAWuC— Tathagata Roy (@tatharoy) April 16, 2022
Of the top of my head pic.twitter.com/wf69aLFILH— The Artsy Melophile (@artsymelophile) April 16, 2022
I would prefer these masterpiece pic.twitter.com/OLkbSIxGb4— Yondu (@Ravyondu_Udonta) April 16, 2022
So, given such wonderful films that Bollywood has offered, what would you pick?