There have been multiple instances when our Bollywood actors and actresses have donned the respectable black robe, represented some illustrious characters, and emerged victorious too. With their acting prowess being tested with this offbeat performances, all these actors have emerged as stalwarts with outstanding performances.  Let’s take a look at a few of those who did not fail to impress.

Rajkummar Rao In Shahid


Having won rave reviews for his performance as a lawyer in the critically acclaimed movie Shahid, Rajkumar Rao never fails to impress. Based on the true life of lawyer Shahid Azmi, who was brutally murdered for standing up for the wrongfully accused, the film is a fitting tribute to his life and Rao’s performance, the perfect winner.

Sunny Deol In Damini


“Tareeq pe tareeq, tareeq pe tareeq, tareeq pe tareeq…”

This outburst from Sunny Paaji which started off as a cool argument set new benchmarks in the life of an on-screen defense attorney. Not only was this the most powerful dialogue of the movie but it also what put Damini in the films-to-reckon-with list of all times.

Arshad Warsi In Jolly LLB


As a jolly lawyer, Arshad Warsi was a treat to watch. He starts off as a man who does not really care much about the system and its rules but manages to find his conscience and attacks the corrupt system to eventually secure a win against a strong defense lawyer – Boman Irani.

Rani Mukerji In Veer Zaara


A picture of poise, confidence and royalty, Rani Mukerji’s portrayal as a defense lawyer for kaidi number 786 in Veer Zaara was a huge success. Breaking the norm, the audience finally had a woman lawyer to root for.

Kareena Kapoor In Aitraaz


Although limited in scope, Kareena’s performance as a lawyer defending her husband in Aitraaz was brilliantly restrained and dignified. A performance that shows the real mettle of both the character and the profession, this role was touted to be on of the finest in the industry back then.


With these impressive performances, 2018 will also see many movies where Bollywood actors and actresses will be seen playing the role of a lawyer. One of the most spoken about and anticipated will be the role of Yami Gautam alongside Shahid Kapoor in Batti Gul Meter Chaalu. This film that touches the topic of power billing discrepancies in rural towns and small cities see the talented Miss Gautam play the role of a lawyer. 

How will she fare? We’ll just have to wait and watch! Stay tuned to this space for the film review.