What is a Bollywood movie without the presence of villains? Sure there are movies like Jab We Met that melt our heart but the feeling of watching Sanjay Dutt in Agneepath scaring the hell out of the villagers just gives us goosebumps. Bollywood has countable number of actors who made villain a brand, which other's can't afford and today we are talking about those iconic villains of Bollywood.
Villains have always been an integral part of Bollywood. Every hero in tinsel town has to be first beaten up by the bad guy to win over millions of hearts and then in the climax scene, he beats up the villain. A villain is barely ever forgotten. From their unique looks to trademark dialogues, these villains have etched an image in the minds of many. Now with the upcoming movie Ek Villain, things have changed. Now the filmmakers are not distinctively branding villain, they are in fact confusing us to such an extent that it has left us wondering who the real villain is.
For who ever may be the villain in the movie, what we cannot forget is that both the characters of Sidharth Malhotra and Riteish seems to be different and definitely will give way to yet another trend of villains in Bollywood. All these years the iconic villains had a trademark style making them equally famous as the heroes but with the Ek Villain's release probably the tables will turn and the idea of hero and villain may very well disappear from the Bollywood. Like Hollywood movies whether the character has a negative shade or a positive shade, he will be the hero of the movie.
Well let's check out those villains in Bollywood who have left a mark, and who will always be remembered, for if it were not for them, God knows how the villains in Bollywood would have been. check out the iconic villains of Bollywood.
Amjad Khan as Gabbar Singh in Sholay
Gabbar Singh of Sholay is the most iconic villainous character ever. Amjad Khan's Gabbar kicked off a new trend and for the first time a villain was worshiped like a hero.
Vivek Oberoi as Kaal in Krissh 3
Vivek's villain role was something we have never seen in Bollywood. For this was the first villain with super powers and Vivek gave the performance of his life.
Sanjay Dutt as Kancha Cheena In Agneepath
Sanjay Dutt truly reprized the role of Kancha Cheena to perfection. There just cannot be a more scary villain.
Danny Denzongpa as Kancha Cheena in Agneepath
The original Kancha Cheena cannot be forgotten.He was so convincing in every scene and right from his costume to power packed dialogues, everything just scored for the film.
Kulbhushan Kharbanda as Shakaal in Shaan
Shakaal was a sophisticated baddie and had all the gizmos and gadgets in his den. Kulbhushan Kharbanda excelled in his bald man act as Shakaal.
Amrish Puri as Mogambo in Mr. India
You think of Amrish Puri and you think of the dialogue, "Mogambo Khush Hua". He has a foreign appeal to his villain character.
Pran as Gajendra in Ram Aur Shyam
Pran played all his villainous characters with ease whether it was a rustic villager, a city-bred fraudster or the the cruel brother-in-law in Ram Aur Shyam.
Prem Chopra in Bobby
The trademark of one of the Bollywood's biggest baddies," Main woh bala hoon jo sheeshe se pathar ko tod deta hoon."
Ranjeet as Ranjeet
Ranjeet rose to fame with the reputation of having committed a record 350 rapes - on screen. He got his real name as his character name Ranjeet in over 25 movies.
Naseeruddin Shah as Gulfam Hassan in Sarfarosh
Naseeruddin Shah in the film Sarfarosh portrayed a different kind of a villain. His character of being a beautiful ghazal singer and who later turns out to be a traitor leaving Indian audiences in shock.
Saif Ali Khan as Langda Tyagi in Omkara
Saif gave a career best performance as Langda Tyagi. Traits of jealousy and wickedness in his character made him a typically cold-hearted villain.
Ashutosh Rana as Gokul Pandit in Dushma
His portrayal of the postman Gokul Pandit was so convincing that he could scare the daylights out of the audience.
Jeevan as Robert in Amar Akbar Anthony
Jeevan as Robert Seth excelled with over the top villainy and his dialogue delivery style only elevated the performance in all his movies.
Prem Nath as Sir Juda in Karz
Sir Judah in Karz played by Premnath, was a mute but an malevolence villains of Bollywood. He gave orders through a series of knocks and his sidekick, played by Mac Mohan, then explained it, by saying "Sir Judah kehtey hain..."
Ajit as Loin in Kalicharan
He introduced himself "saara shahar mujhe lion ke name se jaanta hai". With his distinctive style he created the soft-spoken, super-suave killer.