Started the career in 1983 with Betaab opposite Amrita Singh, Sunny Deol has delivered low-key, high-octane performances in films by Raj Kumar Santoshi, Rahul Rawail and J.P. Dutta. Sunny paaji is trying hard to attain his bearings in this rapidly changing Bollywood industry. Here are the top 10 best films of Sunny Deol till date.
After 2 years of giving his debut, Sunny Deol has given fine-tuned and remarkably restrained performance in this film written by Jawed Akhtar. The film is about a student who is exploited and ambushed by a politician (Anupam Kher). Directed by Rahul Rawail, the film has shown Deol in a fierce and most implosive avatar. The film has a powerful impact.
It is one of the biggest hits by Sunny Deol in which he begins his association with Raj Kumar Santoshi. This action film is a blood feud tale starring Sunny Deol as Ajay Mehra who seeks revenge from Balwant Rai (Amrish Puri) for killing his brother (Raj Babbar). The film was not as brilliantly scripted as Dacait or Arjun. Nevertheless, Ghayal is the biggest hit of his career.
It is yet another influential and violent film directed by N Chandra. The film is based on a drunken ambushed man who clashes with the tyrant politician Baapji (Om Puri). The plot has several interesting conflicts. It has the amazing performance by Sunny Deol.
Sunny Deol portrays the role of an influential lawyer who fits the case of a rape victim. The film was inspired by “The Verdict” which features Paul Newman. Deol has never touched alcohol in his life but he took a cameo of tipsy lawyer in this film and it paid off in Rajkumar Santoshi film. The famous dialogue “ Taareek pe Taareek” emerged from this film.
In this film, Sunny Deol plays a Banaras-based idealist who deals with the threat of monstrous corruption in the city when he migrates to Mumbai for the treatment of his father. The father-son duo of Deol and Amrish Puri really did great job to showcase unexpressed love and devotion.
The story of Border is based on the epic war between India and Pakistan. The Indian battalion is posted on Punjab’s Longewala region. The battalion has only 150 soldiers while Pakistani Army has around 2000 armed men with tanks. But Indian soldiers never gave up and fight against the evil till their last breath.
This pre-partition melodrama features Sunny Deol as Tara Singh who crosses the border to bring his wife Sakina (Amisha Patel) back from Pakistan. The film showed passionate patriotism. It is one of the biggest hits in Bollywood. On the same date Aamir Khan’s Lagaan was released. It was one of the biggest clashes in the box office.
It was one of those films where both brothers Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol worked together. Bobby played Bhagat Singh and Sunny played Chandrashekhar Azaad. Both were freedom fighters. The film was a tribute to both personalities.
The film features the trio of father and two sons in both reel and real life. Dharmendra played Dharam Singh, Sunny played Paramveer Singh Dhillon, a Vancouver-based honest and brawny NRI, and Bobby Deol as Gajodhar, a Banaras-based conman.
The sequel of Ghayal (1990), Ghayal Once Again features Ajay Mehra who has started a newspaper agency “Satyakam” after finishing off his life imprisonment. He deals with haunting trauma after losing his wife and brother. He works with a strange team of ex-criminals, RTI activists and ilk. He earns huge fan following among youth.