Top 10 Male Performances of 2013

Most Popular Acting performances of 2013

Ranbir Kapoor in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani: Ranbir’s Bunny won the hearts of audiences all over the world with his charming and free outlook at life. He is detached from the world and worldly relationships but when it is time to prove his love he makes it count. A large part of Ranbir’s performance worked because of the other actors in that film – namely Deepika, Kalki and Aditya. They all seemed to be playing off each other and everyone had crackling chemistry.

Shah Rukh Khan in Chennai Express: SRK chose to do something with Chennai Express that he hadn’t done in a long long time. He did physical comedy and went all out with his mannerisms and facial expressions to make the audiences laugh. Chennai Express was almost a spoof by SRK on his previous films and it worked because no one was taking those jokes and references seriously. And in the action scenes, he indulged in raw fights and showed everyone that he can excel in that too.

Hrithik Roshan in Krrish 3: Hrithik had a triple role in Krrish. He played the Superhero, he played Krishna and he also played Rohit. And Hrithik excelled in all of those roles. As the bumbling man-child genius Rohit he portrayed a striking innocence. But it was Hrithik’s role as Krrish that won him admirers everywhere. Kids loved the daunting presence of Krrish because he made them feel safe in this cruel world. And much of it was to do with Hrithik’s acting and body language.

Farhan Akhtar in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag: Farhan got the role of his life as Milkha Singh in Rakyesh Om Prakash Mehra’s Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. He imbibed all the qualities of Milkha Singh in his life, in his body and in his mannerisms. He even adopted his style of speaking and running. All that effort put in by Farhan made it stand out as the best male performance of 2013. He lived Milkha Singh and we loved it!

Aamir Khan in Dhoom 3: Aamir had a dual role in Dhoom 3. He played the role of two brothers Samar and Sahir. As Sahir, he was the scheming, conniving Clown thief. The anguish and feeling of revenge in his face made the audience feel for the character. And as Samar he was the cute autistic gymnast and his brother’s partner in crime. Aamir Khan brought in an element of sentimentality in the Dhoom franchise with his double performances.

Critically Appreciated performances:

Rajkumar Rao in Kai Po Che / Shahid: Rajkumar Rao became the darling of the critics in 2013 with two great performances. He was the logical cog amongst the three friends in Kai Po Che and kept bringing his friends to a steady ground. His was the best performance in the film. And in Shahid, Rajkumar totally bowled us over with his brilliant act. He practically carried the whole film on his shoulders and that gave us a better film and a better performance.

Ranveer Singh in Lootera: Ranveer’s performance in Ram Leela was commercially appreciated but his performance in Lootera showing the world what a powerhouse of talent Ranveer really is. Contrary to his over-active nature in real life, he had to subdue himself and give a muted performance in Lootera. His performance in the last scene of Ranveer Singh has become one of the most unforgettable scenes of 2013.

Sushant Singh Rajput in Kai Po Che / Shuddh Desi Romance: Sushant was the breakthrough artist of the year. First he enthralled audiences with his performance in the buddy coming-of-age drama Kai Po Che and then as the hopeless modern day romantic in Shuddh Desi Romance. He was charming enough in SDR for the audiences to look at him as the next Shah Rukh Khan. We want him to be the first Sushant Singh Rajput.

Dhanush in Raanjhanaa: People who have seen Dhanush in his South Indian films will go out on a limb to vouch for his performances. But sadly until Raanjhaana very few people were aware that the Kolaveri Di man was an even better actor than a singer. Thankfully Raanjhanaa changed all that. He played the role of a hopeless innocent lover to almost perfection. His Kundan was both powerful and intriguing without every doing anything macho or overtly manly.

Irrfan Khan in The Lunchbox / D-Day: Irrfan is the most well known Khan in Hollywood inner circles for a reason. He lives and breathes his performances and doesn’t even claim to be a method actor like some others. Irrfan Khan gave the best performance in D-Day and walked with the film even though his character met with an untimely end in it. And in The Lunchbox, he was the main cog which kept the wheel of the film in line If we could, we’d give all the awards to him!

Note: Poll for the Best Actor of 2013 will be conducted in a separate article. Stay tuned for that!



  • AKKI all the way.Even though he is not nominated i appreciate what he did in sp26.
    AKKIANS HOLIDAY on JUNE 6 like Rowdy Holiday is a bb.150cr+ expected

  • The top male performers this year are:

    1) Farhan (BMB)
    2) Hrithik (Krish 3)
    3) Aamir (Dhoom 3)
    4) John Abraham (Madras Cafe)
    5) Akshay Kumar (Special Chabbis)
    6) Irfan Khan (Lunch Box)
    7) Danush (Ranjanna)
    8) SRK (Chennai Express)
    9) Ranbir Kapoor (YJHD)
    10) Ranveer Sigh (Lootera)

  • @Indicine: Any problm Could see many comments from one user getting published while my single comment is still awaiting … Just in case this gets published…. its Farhan he was awesome.. and Loved Srk in CE.. Hro was also good as Krrish…

  • @aks – goodbye dude. You were one of the few who posted sensible comments on this site. Will miss you. Best of luck for your future.
    In other news, Box Office India have released their new site and there are shockers. Paid subscription is required to even view basic figures like final nett total of films. Some of the biggest shockers are these:-
    Chak De! India, Welcome and Partner have been relegated to super hits from blockbusters.
    Ghajini and Dabangg have lost their all time blockbuster status.

  • Bad news for SRK fans…PK is postponed to christmas and will definately see to that it breaks records of HNY within one month..hence not giving a chance for SRK to be top grosser of year again…

    SRK has no film as top grosser after year 2007..He definately lost his king status after 2000 -2006 to Hrithik and 2008-09 ,13 to Aamir and 2010,11,12 to Salman…

    After 2000 he is as equal as superstar as Aamir , Salman & Hrithik . Dont make him sit over moon…

  • @ Indicine: Please bring out a list of Top 10 bollywood movies -2013 based on your critics rating scale (Content) and collections….

  • @karthik,we already knew about this.bad news for you is Ranbir kapoor is realeasing his bombay velvet in christmass,hurray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • @karthik,SRK wll remain KING of bollywood forever.n one can change it.if you really want then it’s a challenge for your stars,than achieve the KING title if they

  • @aks, why are you leaving the comment section dude? As far as i remember your comments always looked most sensible. I don’t usually comment here due to the non stop fan wars here but @indicine its a loss for your site that a person like aks leaving the comment section. Can anyone explain what made aks to leave from the comment section?

  • @Karthik
    Nice list…
    Aamir and christmas release date is enough for all,PK will break every possible records.
    Since now PK is moved to dec.,Holiday will have a great release date i.e the post ipl date..which made YJHD,RR,Ready blockbusters..
    If the content goes well,you never know,it could be akki’s first 200cr movie.
    Also now Ajay’s Action Jackson can fare well …

  • SRK,ranbir even donít deserve top 10 takes are

    1. Ranveer for lootera n ramleela
    2. Farhan for bmb
    3. Hrithik for k3
    4. Akki for s26 n outimd
    5. Aamir for d3
    6. Dhanush for ranjhaana
    7. Raj kumar rao for shahid n kai po che

  • @aks ok but u can comment couple of times in a month especially if there is any Aamir khan’s article and there is no need to debate with Srk fans bcoz he will remain recordless atleast till Diwali and maybe even after Diwali Good luck.

  • @Indicine
    Boxofficeindia changes their old website pages.They’re showing that only Dhoom 3 is All time blockbuster,not Krrish3&Chennai Express? 2 questions to you-
    *What do you think about their verdicts?
    *Now,Wikipedia is showing that Krrish 3’s worldwide collection 420cr.Is it correct?
    Kindly,Reply Me #Please#Please#Please

  • SRK and Hrithik Roshan..Hrithik because he played 2 roles in Krrish 3…and SRK becuause Chennai Express is not just sweet comedy…….It’s much more than that.I think critics award have to go to Farhan Aktar and popular to SRK or Hrithik .Nor Ranbir..he was ok,but no……..Amir Khan also.but he is not nominated for Filmfare so it’s not my problem :P

  • @karthik:i wonder how you ignore ranveer for ramleela. I think that’s one of the best performances which was admired by people as well as critics.Even his lootera act was far better than many actors whom you have put ahead !

  • @ SSS : SRK was never a King and will never become again…He acheived/used this title by himself with out any major achievements…Titles have to be given based on their film performances not on fan following….tell me how is he King…what logic you use…

    1) Founder of 100 & 200cr club: Aamir
    2) Highest grossers of year after 2007 for SRK: 0 (Shared by Salman & Aamir)
    3) Fan following – definately not more than Salman.
    4) Critics appreciated movies: very very few namely Swades, Chak De..
    5) National Awards : 0
    6) Filmfare Awards considering after 2000 : Shares 4 Best Actor award with Hrithik.

    Where is he more dominant than the other Khans or HR to become King. He is just a superstar….

  • Popular:
    Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Farhaan

    Rajkumar (Shahid), Irrfan (Lunchbox), Anupam Kher (Spcl 26)

  • My take on d best performances of d year…
    1.Shahrukh khan(he proved he can fit in any of d roles given to him)
    2.Aamir khan(though I hate him but his acting is superb)
    3.Hrithik Roshan(hands down foh playing rohit)
    4. Ranbir kapoor(yjhd. I dont like him much but um in love wid his acting)/ Aditya roy kapoor(aashiqi 2)
    5. Irrfan khan(d day.. Nothing to say)
    6.Saif Ali khan(race 2… Though his performance wasnt as good as race but stil he did well)
    7. Shahid kapoor(r..rajkumar.. Shahid is back)
    8. Akshay kumar(Special of d finest performances of akshay kumar)
    9. Jimmy shergil(saheb biwi 2.OMG.. WOT shd I tell.. I was speechless wen I watched d movie.he was xcellent)
    10. Ranveer singh(ramleela.he did well)
    Havnt seen the lunchbox bmb shahid or lootera… So no comments

  • @babaji Holiday has a strong content.A r murgadoss direction and skyfall action director directing action sequence.Boss was behind ce and d3 in single screens in open day collection.Holiday is for multiplex and ss

  • @ Nipun: Ranveer did good acting, as well as sonakshi. But the movie was not very popular and not widely accepted. Thus we can’t put him right over any of the other big hits and actors. The same thing happened in 2010 when Hrithik’s guzarish was critically well accepted but movie was not accepted. We can’t consider him in top 5 for that in that year…

    But Ranveer definately has good potential as Star…looking forward to Gunday..which will be sure shot Hit…

  • @prateek,@karthik,I think you didn’t know well about collect information 1st then talk.SRK has the most successful career than both lallu and tingu.check that I had wrote in many article the career list of 3khans.SRK needs 5 more hits to become the no.1 MEGASTAR and MOST CONSISTENT HIT GIVING ACTOR.about collection go to BOI,check there you’ll find in domestic,overseas,worldwide,SRK is at no.1 so don’t go for recent success of those two failure’s about the whole career.he is the star made by peoples not by papas.only swades,CDI are classics.grow up morons.LOS ANGELES TIME of U.S.A declared SRK as the biggest movie star of the world.if lallu and tingu earned so much in their movies then why SRK is always become the highest earning celebrity every year?even in 2012.he has highest fans than lallu and tingu.don’t know his fans counting comes in billions not in millions like your desi superstar.1st give your south crap dubbing artists a well identity .then talk.

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