Recently released, Paatal Lok has become one of the most talked shows. In the show, Jaideep Alhawat plays the protagonist cop Hathiram Chaudhary while Abhishek Banerjee portrays the role of a stone-blooded serial killer Hathoda Tyagi. Both the actors are being showered with praises for their brilliant performances. Without saying much, Abhishek Banerjee managed to express a lot, making everyone a fan of his acting abilities.
Abhishek started his acting career with the movie Rang De Basanti and went on to work as a casting director too on many projects. And now his brilliant portrayal of antagonist Hathoda Tyagi, has once again brought him into the limelight.
Below are some movies in which Abhishek Banerjee has played a wide range of characters that are poles apart from each other.
1- TVF PITCHERS – SONYLIV
In 2015’s web series TVF Pitchers Banerjee plays Naveen’s friend, Bhati, who launched a successful start-up and encourages the former to do the same. Overnight, his character’s three-word dialogue “Tu beer hai”, delivered to a disillusioned co-worker in a bar, got a permanent spot in Indian memedom. This was among the first successful Indian web series and is also available to watch on TVF Play.
2- STREE – NETFLIX
Stree is undoubtedly one of the best horror comedies produced by Indian cinema. In the movie, Banerjee plays Jana – the eccentric best friend of Rajkummar Rao – who is the funniest of the lot, finding humour in seemingly terrifying situations. In the movie he delivers a breakthrough performance, making him one of the most exciting actors to watch out for. He was completely believable as the affable, slightly adorable best friend, under a curse from the witch.
3- MIRZAPUR – AMAZON PRIME VIDEO
In Mirzapur, Banerjee’s role of Munna Bhaiya’s right-hand man Compounder, whose job is basically arranging for anything and everything wrong that Munna Bhaiya’s heart desires, was simply brilliant. Despite limited screen time, he managed to wow the audience with his almost manic dedication to his friend – to the point that even death seemed like a small price to pay. And here, he truly let his expressions do the talking.
4- BALA – AMAZON PRIME VIDEO
The only thing that you will always remember about this movie is Ayushmann Khurrana’s bald looks and those cringe TikToks. But maybe you missed out on Abhishek Banerjee’s role as Ajju (Bala’s barber) in the movie. With coloured hair and jazzy outfits, his role as Ajju stands out the most among the actor’s portfolio.
5- DREAM GIRL – ZEE5
Abhishek Banerjee once again shared screen space with Ayushmann in Dream Girl. In this romcom, Banerjee plays the role of a celibate leader who is also the elder brother of Ayushmann’s love interest. His character falls in love with Ayushmann Khurrana’s Pooja and then insists on not only meeting her but also marrying her and breaking his vow of celibacy just for her. But he doesn’t know that his love interest is his soon-to-be brother in law.