Bollywood saw a barrage of films being released in 2019, out of which only a few were big commercial successes while some others were praised by film critics. There were others, though, that went under most radars, despite putting up a great show. From Ratna Pathak Shah in Lipstick Under My Burkha to Akshaye Khanna's lawyer performance in Section 375, here are 5 underrated Bollywood performances you should definitely watch and appreciate.

Ratna Pathak Shah as Rosy in Lipstick Under My Burkha

The Indian Express

Lipstick Under My Burkha is one of the most underrated movies of last year, and Ratna Pathak Shah's performance even more. Rosy Buaji is the heroine of an erotic pulp fiction novel titled Lipstick Dreams.

Shweta Basu Prasad as Raagini in The Tashkent Files

The Tashkent Files might have flopped because of its overexaggerated cinematography and direction, but Shweta Basu Prasad's comeback makes it worth it. Her role as an investigative journalist definitely deserves at least a watch, and possibly a couple of awards.

Annu Kapoor as Jagjeet Singh in Dream Girl


Dream Girl is one of biggest commercial movies of 2019, and Ayushmann Khurrana was lauded for his performance. But we believe Annu Kapoor as Jagjeet Singh was the one who stole the show with his consistent gags and comic relief. Such a pleasure to watch him.

Soham Majumdar as Shiva in Kabir Singh

Kabir Singh was one of the most controversial Bollywood movies of 2019, mostly because of Shahid Kapoor's character. But Soham Majumdar deserves a special mention for his role of Shiva, as a best friend that gives undying love.

Akshaye Khanna as Tarun Saluja in Section 375

Section 375 stars Akshaye Khanna in the lead role. He played the role of a lawyer perfectly, without too much dramatisation. His surprise performance couldn't make the movie money but sure brought some eyeballs on him.