When Hrithik, SRK, Akshay,Aamir,Salman Hammed To The Hilt


Bollywood isn’t exactly known for subtlety or realistic performances.

Every now and then, there comes a character that is too Over The Top, even by Bollywood standards. Unfortunately, when it happens, our top actors rise to the occasion, hamming their hearts out.

We decided to go back to some of the OTT moments of some actors.

Hrithik Roshan in Yaadein


When Subhash Ghai was filming Yaadein, Hrithik gained unprecedented popularity with his debut film, Kaho Na… Pyar Hai.

Subsequently, what was initially intended to be a film about a father and his three daughters, turned into a Hrithik-Kareena lust fest.

It manifested on the screen as an enthusiastic Hrithik inexplicably contorted his face and body to play a passionate lover.

He danced like a possesed spirit as a young lover in the throes of passion and pined for her through clenched teeth.

Making his audience cry comes naturally to Shah Rukh Khan.

But he went the extra mile with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Devdas.

To his perpetually moist eyes and quivering lips, he added the nervous voice of his Darr stalker. It wasn’t Devdas in the film, it was just a caricature.

Salman Khan’s Hero (the name of his character in the film) works for a courier company and wears colourful see-through vests.

In a tapori charcater that he’s popularised over the years, Salman tried to portray a well-meaning goofball with little success. Hero talks with a weird accent and his idea of funny is outright juvenile.

There are several reasons why Aamir Khan’s 2000 film Mela bombed at the box office.

Apart from the other lead actors in the film — Twinkle Khanna and his younger brother Faisal Khan — who could barely act, Aamir was disappointing, to say the least, in this Dharmesh Darshan film.

Working with a hackneyed plot, Aamir’s Kishan was the epitome of male melodrama.

Akshay Kumar has gained a reputation of the king of bad comedies. And Chandni Chowk To China takes the place of pride in his repertoire of comedy films.

There’s a difference between portraying a good-for-nothing charcater and actually being one.

We cringed as we watched him stumble through the film as Sidhu.

  1. Baba Ji 9 years ago

    Some other noteworthy moments:

    Aamirs best moment : wathc 0.09 onwards

  2. Baba Ji 9 years ago

    Hrithiks oscar winning line in MPKDH : “Heavens fall here” …watch from 3:50 onwards

  3. Baba Ji 9 years ago

    Shahrukh khans cult classic film Chahat and its memorable climax where srk puts his broken bones together not with a plaster but with parts of harmonium and gives a class act performance.Watch this form the start:


  4. Milind 9 years ago

    Hamming is highly misunderstood.It is a very powerful acting technique which if correctly mastered can be good to watch!

    Good Post!

    • Baba Ji 9 years ago

      milind,hamming doesnt work most of the time.Subtelty has long legs and ages well.There was one scene in Hum where amitabh explains to kimi katkar brother how he is in danger and keeps repeating himself.I used to like that scene during kid years,Now i cringe at it.

  5. sputnik 9 years ago

    The writer picks SRK for Devdas as hamming and SRK had won awards at all functions including the IIFAs which he did not attend nor dance at 😉 If the writer wanted to be consistent he should have picked award winning performances or performances in hit films of other actors too. Aamir for Raja Hindustani/3Idiots, Hrithik for KMG, Amitabh for Black/Agneepath and so on.

    I have seen Yaadein only in bits and pieces but that’s not as bad as MPKDH. Hrithik hammed to the hilt in MPKDH (as can be seen in the video posted by Baba above). He was acting like a retard or a small kid and there was no excuse for it unlike KMG. He hammed in KMG too.

    Have not seen Chaahat but SRK hammed to the hilt in Raam Jaane. He has hammed in a lot of movies but that was the worst.

    Have not seen Mela but Aamir hammed to the hilt in Mela and also the second half of Raja Hindustani. He hammed in 3 Idiots too but it will take years for everyone to agree with me on this 😉

    • Baba Ji 9 years ago

      spuntik – if u hv not seen chahat,then u have not seen srk “ham” 😀 he gave it a new meaning.

      • sputnik 9 years ago

        Ha ha. I think I saw a scene where he was hamming in Chaahat before and the scene you posted (watched with no audio) is scary enough for me to even try watching it 😉

  6. John Galt 9 years ago

    There’s a difference between hamming and bad acting.

    I believe yaadein was neither

    Hrithik hammed big time in MPKDH and aap mujhe achhe lagne lage

    Srk hammed the worst in Raam jaane. His hamming was also irritating in Devdas. But of recent it was seen in Shekhar from Ra.one

    Aamir hammed to an all time career worst in Mela; with raja hindustani coming in second worst. i think he hammed in non-romantic scenes in ghajini too. I don’t believe he hammed per se in 3 idiots..although I would say he acted rather ordinary and uninterestingly

    I think the writer is right about Salman hamming in Hello Brother. I would also add chal mere bhai, ye hai jalwa, har dil jo pyaar karega woh ham karega to the list.

    on CC2C- i dont think that was hamming. I would say it was sheer disaster of a movie, script and screenplay. Akshay hammed in Humko deewana kar gaye more than any other movie (of course not even counting many 90s initial movies of his). He also kind of over acted big time in Singh is kingg.

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