Best Suited Actors for Nagraj’s Role on Big Screen: Many may not have heard about ‘Nagraj’. Nagraj is an iconic Indian Superhero. The superhero was created by Raj Comics which is one of India’s oldest and most popular Comic book publications. You may think that the character has no relevance in today’s timeline. But it can be revived and even a movie or tv series adaptation can be made on it. The best part about Nagraj’s character is that it has a lot of source material because it’s a comics character that has been around for a long time. The main task for a Superhero venture is the character formation of the Superhero and creating a storyline. This is the reason that comics adapted movies or series fare well on the big screen, if done properly.
You may be thinking that pulling off an Indian Superhero Movie won’t be possible. But we have seen the recent trends which suggest that only epics and big scale movies will work on the big screen. The production houses and creators are also looking forward to big ventures. ‘Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva’ is a good example that people are eager to watch epic cinema, if made with dedication & effort. Brahmāstra had few loopholes in the storyline but adapting a true Superhero story from a comics line would be a much easier and safer option. The venture of Nagraj can turn into reality if someone shows intent and the project is backed properly. So, here is a list of 10 actors who can portray the role Nagraj on Big Screen.
Best Suited Actors for Nagraj’s Role on Big Screen
Sudeep is an Indian actor who is popularly referred as Kiccha Sudeep by his fans. Kiccha can be a perfect choice for Nagraj’s role on Big Screen. The actor is multi-talented and has portrayed numerous kinds of roles in his long and impressive career. He has all the potential to mold himself into the superhero’s role. His physique and personality is quite suitable for the Indian Superheroe’s role. And talking about expressions & body language, that won’t be a tough task for an actor like Sudeep.
He may be the smallest star on the list but isn’t any less than any actor on the list. In Fact when it comes to acting the man can even give Bollywood Biggies a run for their money. Sharad Kelkar is one of the most underrated Indian actors. The man possesses extraordinary talent and has great screen presence. The actor has showcased his potential in the brief cameos he has appeared in. If given a chance to portray the main protagonist’s role in a big budget movie, Kelkar can do wonders. Looking at his personality and talent, the man can be a perfect pick for Nagraj’s role.
How about getting the Viper himself to portray the King of Snakes character (Nagraj roughly translates to King of Snakes). We know that Orton isn’t a full time actor, he’s a pro wrestler. Many say that pro wrestling is more about acting than wrestling. But we do respect & understand the profession and respect the efforts that athletes put in the arena to entertain us. But seeing the trends of wrestlers turning into actors, Randy Orton should also be considered. It’s not that the man hasn’t tried acting, it’s just that he hasn’t been successful. With almost on the verge of his wrestling career the man can be considered for the superhero’s character, if the venture ever takes place.
Khurrana is known for his small budget social messaging movies. The actor used to be one of the most profitable and bankable actors of Bollywood. But post Covid the actor’s mass appeal has taken a toll. As the trends have changed and people mostly wish to watch big epics on Big Screen. Ayushmann’s content has almost lost its relevance for the theater going audiences. However, this can’t be marked as the end of the actors’ run on the big screen. A versatile actor like Ayushmann Khurrana can pull up his socks and be back in the game. A project like Nagraj can be a great pick for the versatile actor.
Another impressive actor who can portray the Indian Superhero’s character on Big Screen is Shameik Moore. The Jamaican actor is young but that can not discount his acting capabilities as an actor. Moore has all the needed qualities and traits that can help him mold into Nagraj’s character. The actor has also given his voice for Miles Morales’s character in Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse.
At this point of time Kartik Aaryan is one of the most successful and popular actors of Bollywood. The young actor has established himself as a chocolatey lovable boy next door on the big screen. Kartik is known for his Rom-Coms but the actor’s recent choices suggests that he’s looking to explore different genres. Stepping into the Superhero genre can be a great step for the Bollywood actor. And Kartik Aaryan’s fanbase in the youth & teens can prove to be helpful for the Superhero Venture.
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How about the Cread 3 actor & director Michael B. Jordan? The Black Panther actor isn’t the best in the business but do superhero characters really need a great actor. More than raw acting skills, a performer on screen is always a suitable choice for a typical mass action superhero flick. Jordan can be a good choice for the role of the Indian Superhero, mostly because of his appearance and personality & physique.
Vijay Deverakonda is arguably India’s biggest heart-throb at this point of time. However, personal life is a bigger point of discussion than his professional life. His recent ventures have failed to impress the audiences and the critics. The actor is getting for big projects but is failing to choose the right content. The actor’s filmography is full of Rom-Coms and angry young man portrayal. The man definitely needs an on screen transformation and shift. A typical mass action superhero role can be a game changer for the actor.
Next on the list is the Youth Sensation and ‘Call Me by Your Name’ actor Timothée Chalamet. At first glance he may not appear as a good choice for a superhero movie. But don’t forget that Timothée is an exceptional actor and we can expect the Manhattan man to even pull off a role that many may think isn’t suitable for him. Timothée Chalamet can give new dimensions to Nagraj’s character.
Pulling off a superhero movie isn’t easy especially in India and that too with an Indian origin Superhero. Any venture involving a typical mass superhero like Nagraj will require a crowd puller, a mass actor. At this point of time very few actors have a command like Allu Arjun on the mass belt. The actor is a huge crowd puller and pure entertainer. He’s known for delivering big budget successful ventures. The thing that makes Allu different from the rest of the big actors is his intent and clarity. The actor loves showing heroism on the big screen and mostly aims to do big budget mass entertainers. Allu Arjun’s big screen presence can provide Nagraj’s character with much needed boost and charisma on the big screen.
Best Suited Actors for Nagraj’s Role on Big Screen