Often an underrated actor in the Bollywood mainstream, Emraan Hashmi has been slowly racking up his numbers in prime these days. Having made his first start with the movie ‘Footpath’ in 2004 has been part of some great hits over the years.
His movies quintessentially echo the charm and essence that many contemporary actors cannot suffice to do. With fine obligatory performances, he has captivated the audiences and critics alike.
Here’s a lookback at the decade-long career of Emraan Hashmi to find out the best of the bunch. Go on, we present you the top ten best movies of Emraan Hashmi of all time.
10) Gangster (2006)
- A movie by Anurag Basu, this one was written by Mahesh Bhatt,
- The movie featured Emraan Hashmi, Shiney Ahuja, Gulshan Grover and Kangana Ranaut in major roles.
- The movie speaks up a story of a gangster based in Seoul and his aftermath in a relationship.
- The movie was immensely praised and became a commercial success.
9) Awarapan (2007)
- A movie by Mohit Suri, this one featured Emraan Hashmi, Shriya Saran and Ashutosh Rana in the leads.
- The movie revolves around the story of a young goon who lives a faithless and reckless life having been brought up by a gangster.
- The movie earned Emraan Hashmi immense praise for his portrayal of the character.
8) Shanghai (2012)
- A neo-noir set-up political thriller movie, this one was directed by Dibakar Banerjee.
- The movie featured a wide cast of Emraan Hashmi, Kalki Koechlin, Abhay Deol in the major roles.
- It speaks up on the political turmoil and the aftermath of it in a dark story plot.
- The movie remains one of the best ones till date.
7) Kalyug (2005)
- Another of Mohit Suri’s directed movies, this one featured Kunal Khemu, Emraan Hashmi, Ashutosh Rana and Deepal Shaw in major roles.
- The movie is themed on action thriller on the storyline of thepornographic film industry.
- The movie was praised for its story portrayal.
6) Azhar (2016)
- A biographical drama film by Anthony D’Souza, this one is a portrayal of former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin.
- The movie explores the career of Azhar from the early days till his end of the career.
- The movie features Emraan Hashmi as Azhar while Nargis Fakhri and Prachi Desai play the female leads.
- The movie opened up to good reviews and did well at the box office.
5) Raaz- The Mystery Continues (2009)
- A movie based on a supernatural horror story, this one was directed by Mohit Suri.
- The move is a continuation of the series of Raaz, with the first one titled Raaz (2002). However, the storyline isn’t a direct continuation.
- The movie featured Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut and Adhyayan Suman in major roles.
- The movie opened up to some positive reviews and was declared a semi-hit by the box office verdict.
- The movie further had a sequel titled Raaz 3D (2012).
4) Murder (2004)
- A movie by Anurag Basu, this one was themed on theerotic thriller.
- The movie featured Emraan Hashmi, Mallika Sherawat and Ashmit Patel in the leads.
- The movie received mixed responses from the critics. However, it became a superhit in the box office circuit.
- The movie later paved theway to two sequels titled Murder 2 (2011) and Murder 3 (2013).
3) The Dirty Picture (2011)
- This movie is inspired by the life of late South Indian Actress Silk Smitha.
- The movie was directed by Mithun Luthuria and featured Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi, Tushar Kapoor and Naseeruddin Shah in major roles.
- The movie was a blockbuster and earned immense praise from the critics panel.
- The movie earned three National Film Awards and three Filmfare Awards.
2) Once Upon a Time in Mumbai (2010)
- A crime drama film by Mithun Luthria, this one remains one of the best Bollywood movies to have been made on Mumbai underworld.
- The movie relates the story of real-life Mumbai gangsters, Haji Mustan, and Dawood Abraham played by Ajay Devgan and Emraan Hashmi respectively.
- The movie received positive reviews and was declared a hit by the box office.
1) Jannat (2008)
- A movie by Kunal Deshmukh, this one features a storyline of crime romance.
- The movie featured Emraan Hashmi and Sonal Chauhan in the leads.
- The movie was a worldwide success and was declared a hit by the box office verdict.
- The movie later made way into a sequel titled Jannat 2 (2012) which became an instant hit.
Hey, we’ve reached the end of the list. Quite a fine list, this one, ain’t it? Do give your thoughts on the matter.