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Posted at: Sep 19, 2016, 1:08 AM; last updated: Sep 19, 2016, 1:08 AM (IST)

Tarikh pe tarikh…

With Amitabh Bachchan playing the crucial role of lawyer in the recently released PINK, we take a look at Bollywood’s most memorable legal eagles

The courtroom scenes are always a significant part of any drama. Judge banging his gavel, last-minute witnesses, blindfolded statue of justice and the main guys — lawyers! Let’s take a look at lawyers who amused us.

Truth vs lies

Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani in Jolly LLB — Jolly LLB was a full-on courtroom drama with two power-packed lawyers Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani. Arshad played a small time prosecuting lawyer who finally becomes popular as he uncovers and portrays the truth in a major case of manipulation. Boman Irani was outstanding as a manipulator who tries to get desired results through corruption but is unable to stop the truth from coming out.

The ball is in the court

Akshay Kumar in Rustom — The recently released Rustom is one of the best courtroom dramas of all time. Akshay Kumar who played Rustom, a decorated Navy officer, fights the court case to show he is more of a patriot than a killer. And proves that he is not guilty.

A mother’s battle

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Jazbaa —In Jazbaa, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan played a lawyer and a mother, threatened to fight the case of a criminal, who is guilty of rape and murder. The actress has said that she could relate with the character as it was her comeback movie post motherhood.

A good role played well

Paresh Rawal in Oh My God—In the movie Oh My God, Paresh Rawal provides a mature performance through his thought-provoking comments and logical facts as he handles a very sensitive issue inside the court defending his own case.

The iconic lawyer of Bollywood

Sunny Deol in Damini —Well, he is the lawyer who spoke the million dollar dialogue. Meenakshi Sheshadri starrer Damini revolved around the case of a maid’s rape that no lawyer wanted to touch. Then came in a drunk lawyer Govind, who was hard on his luck. Played by none other than Sunny Deol. He even won a National Award for this film.

Soft, yet strong

Rani Mukherjee in Veer Zaara — One of the most soft-looking yet strong headed lawyers, Rani Mukherjee in Veer Zaara was simply fantastic. She played the role of a sensitive Pakistani lawyer who successfully fights for the justice of Veer Pratap Singh, played by Shah Rukh Khan.

Personal fight

Anil Kapoor in Meri Jung —Another popular and typical Bollywood film. Anil Kapoor grows up as a lawyer in the film Meri Jung whose father was wrongly sentenced to death. He prosecutes criminal lawyer GD Thakral, played by Amrish Puri. The one thing which keeps ticking throughout the film was the popular piano music.

A wife’s revenge

Kareena Kapoor Khan in Aitraaz —Kareena Kapoor Khan played the role of a loving wife who is a degree holder in law in the film Aitraaz. She defends her husband who was stuck in a case of sexual harassment by boss Priyanka Chopra. Kareena portrays her brilliance in cross-examination scenes and proves her husband’s innocence.


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