Ritesh Deshmukh: He is one hell of an actor and his expressions, too realistic. The lunch date with Katrina in the blockbuster ‘Namaste London’ was a brief appearance, but was sufficient to showcase the class of this star. His recent release EK villain got him an award, but Ritesh has otherwise been wasting his talent featuring in multi-starrers mostly comedy. His career has been stranded into roles which never reflected his acting skills and there was an exponential descent throughout. The one worthy movie that managed to find a way to him was Bluffmaster, and he apparently overshadowed Abhishek in the flick.
Sharman Joshi: This guy can effortlessly churn out an extensive range of human emotions. I can’t figure out any reason why he is so underrated. Not just he owns a superb comic timing but also he adapts like a chameleon to fit into serious as well as negative roles. Its tragic that in spite of numerous brilliant performances in movies like RDB, 3 Idiots and Life in a Metro, the actor has not achieved the kind of recognition he deserved– like most of his contemporaries.
Rajpal Yadav: Every single character this artist has played, speaks volumes about his love for the craft. This little man has in perfect proportion– the talent and appeal to pull off a commercial film. His movie Mai meri patni or woh is a perfect example. The finesse with which Rajpal essayed the role of an insecure husband is just mesmerising. His appearances in films like Hungama, Dhol, Chup Chup Ke, Mujhse Shaadi Karoge, Garam Masala, Malamaal Weekly and Bhool Bhulaiyya were tiny like him, but he has always managed to create an impact. Probably not the most underrated, but he is underrated
Vijay Raaz: This artist is a diamond; I mean he can outshine a movie’s star with his performance. He did that in ‘Run’ when he first appeared on the big screen. No one remembers the movie for Abhishek, but all remember it for Raaz’s outstanding portrayal as his friend. His stunt of a powerful gangster in Delhi Belly is well etched in viewer’s mind. It’s sad that such versatile artist has been typed cast as a comic expert. You must watch his film Raghu Romeo (that even won the National Award) to realise the sheer amount of talent he owns.
Pawan Malhotra: The fact might surprise you–but this ace artist has bagged a national award and a BAFTA. He is as good as Naseer, Irfan or Nawaaz; still nothing substantial has come his way. All he could seize for himself are supporting roles– mostly as uncles to heroines. In Delhi -6 he was seen playing Sonam’s uncle and in Jab We Met as Kareena Kapoor’s Uncle. To know his astounding capabilities, you got to watch him in flicks like Black Friday, Road to Sangam and Saleem Langde pe mat ro. He is a highly underrated actor in all respects.