John Abraham, a supermodel-turned actor, has delivered some brilliant performances over the last two decades in Hindi cinema.
There is no doubt that John Abraham is a good actor who knows his craft very well. He is one of the supermodels who took up acting as a profession. Despite some really bad movies, you just cannot ignore the fact that John Abraham has acted really well in some of his movies. The list of his underrated performances is given below.
Water, directed by Deepa Mehta:
This film depicts the plight of a group of widows, who are forced into poverty at a temple in Varanasi city. Also, it focuses on the relationship between a widow, who wants to escape from the social restrictions, and a higher caste man,who is a follower of Gandhi. You will be stunned after watching this beautiful movie. This is one of the initial works of John Abraham in Indian Cinema, and he delivered a powerful performance.
R.A.W: Romeo Akbar Walter, directed by Robby Grewal:
Romeo Akbar Walter was loosely based on the life of “Ravindra Kaushik” aka “Nabi Ahmed Shakir”. He was a RAW agent in Pakistan.With this enticing premise, the film is also a well-made one. This is truly a one-man show and John gave a powerful performance. Although being a good slow-burn thriller, R.A.W could not do well in the box office. You can watch this film for John Abraham’s brilliant performance. This film is available on Netflix.
No Smoking directed by Anurag Kashyap:
When talking about experimental, psychological thrillers made in India, probablyno movies comeeven closer to “No Smoking”. Playing a character of a chain smoker, John Abrahan has probably given his career-best performance. This is one of the most experimental films of Anurag Kashyap considering the technical aspect. “No Smoking” is one of the most complicated, weird, bizarre, and underrated movies in Bollywood. If you are a fan of Noir or psychological thrillers, this must be on your watchlist.
Madras Cafe directed by Shoojit Sirkar:
Madras Cafe had a gripping story and a fabulous performance by John Abraham. This is a must-watch if you want to know how realistically covert operations and missions are conducted in India. The film is quite chilling and will keep you on the edge of the seat. This socio-political thriller is narrated in a docu-drama format, that deserves more praise for impressive performances from John Abraham, in-depth research of the Srilanka political crisis.
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran, directed by Abhishek Sharma:
The nuclear tests in Pokhran put India on the global map to be considered as a nation with nuclear power. This is a perfect entertainer along witha thought-provoking concept based on a historical event. The narration of the film was really good with some brilliant performances. This real-life incident-based drama was a winner on box-office too.John Abraham is fabulous in this film. We must encourage producers to make more movies like these.This film is available on Netflix.
Despite the above-mentioned movies, you can watch brilliant performances of John Abraham in movies like Kabul Express, Batla House, Dhoom.