It might not have been the year for films but it sure was the year for web-series which saw a massive growth owing to people being homebound.
We also saw familiar faces making a switch to the digital space and surprising us with their performances.
With so many brilliant performances in the web-space. We bring you our pick for 5 best performers who took us by complete surprise.
1. Susmita Sen in Aarya
After a decade, the former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen surprised us. An impressive comeback in Disney+ Hotstar’s ‘Aarya’ as a drug lord. As a gently modern woman on the cusp of power, Sushmita wrings out every bit of talent at her disposal in Aarya surprising viewers with this memorable performance.
2. Aamir Ali in Naxalbari
The actor took everyone by surprise with his character Keswani in Naxalbari. Shedding his usual “chocolate boy’ avatar, Ali played the unpredictable Keswani who controls the entire game without giving out anything about his thought-process to the audience.
3. Manoj Bajpayee in The Family Man
Usually known for his portrayal of grey characters, in The Family Ma. Manoj Bajpayee juggles between home and an underpaid government agent. His performance was impressive as always. But it was his comic timings that pleasantly surprised audiences.
4. Nithya Menen in Breathe Into The Shadows
After impressing audiences with her Bollywood debut in Mission Mangal, the South actor stepped on to the digital bandwagon with Breathe Into The Shadows. As the mother, who’s six-year-old child gets kidnapped, she had equal participation in the proceedings of the show as that of the male lead.
5. Kay Kay Menon in Special Ops
With Special Ops, Kay Kay Menon brings in a necessary sense of gravitas to the processings without compromising on the fun factor. His character Himmat can say the most unlikely things. At the most inopportune moments while his eyes glint like a villain.