Bollywood film industry has always portrayed its protagonist as the guy from another world; the perfect chap who can do anything and everything. But change is the spice of life and thus the focus has been shifted from the hero of the film to the villain. Here is the list of few actors who overshadowed the lead star with their compelling bad guy performances.
Mr. India: Mogambo (Amrish Puri)
This 1987 Hindi Science Fiction Bollywood film starring Anil Kapoor, Sri Devi, and Amrish Puri in lead roles was directed by Shekhar Kapur. The power and popularity of the Amrish Puri’s dialogue “Mogambo Khush Hua” can be understood by the fact that it is casually used even today to express the happiness. The character itself is quite interesting who has golden hair and owns an army of dedicated soldiers who keep shouting “Hail Mogambo”. Mogambo is the largest in all the Bollywood history that overshadows all the other peeps in the movie.
Sholay: Gabbar Singh (Amjad Khan)
Sholay is a grand box office success and an excellent show of the magical pairing of Jai-Veeru. The film features a powerful story, direction, drama and action and left everyone speechless. It is a real cinematic masterpiece where the antagonist of the film as dacoit Gabbar Singh overshadows the heroes in pair. Gabbar, who has some of the most memorable names in his gang- Sambha and Kaaliya, enjoys chewing tobacco. He also has to his credit some of the most immortal lines of Bollywood history – Jo darr gaya, samjho marr gaya, Kitne Aadmi Thhe, etc. With a laughter that no one can match, he is the hero of Sholay.
Ek Villain: Rakesh Mahadkar (Riteish Deshmukh)
Ek Villain is a Bollywood romantic thriller released in 2014. The film is directed by Mohit Suri and stars Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh and Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles. The principal antagonist of the film, Rakesh Mahadkar, played by Riteish, clearly stole the devil show who directs his frustration at unsuspecting women who he picks out randomly in the course of his professional expeditions. He plays the most treacherous kind of villain – the unseen, unknown types. And his performance explains the darkest side of a quite common man who goes to the extreme level after being continually nagged by his wife.