Bhool Bhulaiyaa To Kahaani: 5 Best Vidya Balan Movies Of All Time

New Delhi: Vidya Balan continues to diversify her portfolio with roles that are usually different from her previous films. From ‘The Dirty Picture’ to ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa’, Vidya Balan has given her audiences performances and set the benchmark for good acting quite high. Balan’s latest outing ‘Do Aur Do Pyaar’ is out in theatres and is doing decent business at the box office. Balan’s performance, like always, has been appreicated by fans and critics alike.

While the younger lot may not know some of her other accomplished films, here is a look at Vidya Balan’s acclaimed filmography and roles that continues to be a high bar and an aspiration for many actors to achieve.

Let’s take a look at 5 best Vidya Balan movies 

The Dirty Picture

The 2011 biographical musical drama inspired by the life of Silk Smitha, ‘The Dirty Picture’ is often considered Vidya’s most challenging role. Vidya Balan portrayed the role of an Indian actor known for her erotic roles in the film. Directed by Milan Luthria, ‘The Dirty Picture’ became a critical and commercial success upon release. Balan was called the ‘hero of the film’ and received appreciation for her powerful performance, and unique contribution in a male-dominated film indutsry.


Bhool Bhulaiyaa To Kahaani: 5 Best Vidya Balan Movies Of All Time

‘Kahaani’ is a thriller written and directed by Sujoy Ghosh. The film starred Vidya Balan as a pregnant woman looking for her missing husband in Kolkata during the Durga Puja festival. Made on a showstring budget, ‘Kahanai’ was filmed using guerilla-filmmaking techniques. 

‘Kahaani’ was both a box office and critical success. The film’s word-of-mouth reviews spread rapidly and thanks to Vidya Balan’s performance and the surprise twist at the end of the film, audiences loved the film.

Tumhari Sulu

Bhool Bhulaiyaa To Kahaani: 5 Best Vidya Balan Movies Of All Time

‘Tumhari Sulu’, a rather small comedy-drama starring Vidya Balan and Manav Kaul, this film is about an ambitious housewife who becomes a radio jocket for a late-night relationshio advice show. Again, Vidya Balan’s performance in the film is a must watch.

‘Tumhari Sulu’ was a box office hit and received a lot of critical acclaim. Manav Kaul’s understated and natural performance also brought the theatre actor a lot of fame and appreciation.

Bhool Bhulaiyaa

Bhool Bhulaiyaa To Kahaani: 5 Best Vidya Balan Movies Of All Time

A remake of the Malayalam blockbuster ‘Manichitrathazhu’, ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa’ is a psychological comedy horror film directed by Priyadarshan starring an ensemble cast. Over the years, the film has attained a cult status and it’s not just Akshay Kumar whose performance remains memorable but also that of Vidya Balan, who plays Manjulika and Avni.

Vidya Balan’s memorable ‘Mere Dholna’ sequences and polarising performance of both her characters won her alot of love from fans and audiences alike. 

No One Killed Jessica

Bhool Bhulaiyaa To Kahaani: 5 Best Vidya Balan Movies Of All Time

‘No One Killed Jessica’ is a crima drama writtem and directed by Rajkumar Gupta. Inspired from the Jessica Lal murder case, the film starred Vidya Balan and Rani Mukerji in the lead. Despite being a small film, on release ‘No One Killed Jessica’ became a sleeper hit and also earned widespread acclaim.

Both Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan, A-listers, gave impactful performances that won the film nand both actors several awards.

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