Omkara: Langda Tyagi (Saif Ali Khan)
Omkara is a Vishal Bharadwaj’s adaptation from Shakespeare’s Othello. The 2006 released film stars an ensemble cast of Ajay Devgn, Vivek Oberoi, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Bipasha Basu and Naseeruddin Shah. The film is a classic of international standards and the character of Langda Tyagi played by Saif Ali Khan overshadowed the hero. The character of Langda Tyagi is also special as it was written to match the iconic status of Gabbar Singh. Undoubtedly, the rural, rustic dacoit and foul-mouthed Saif did his part by giving the finest performance that will be remembered for years to come.
Satya: Bhiku Mhatre (Manoj Bajpai)
Satya is a 1998 released Indian crime film directed by Ram Gopal Varma. The film stars J. D. Chakravarthy, Manoj Bajpai, Urmila Matondkar and Shefali Shah. The story of the film revolved around the lead character Satya, but the character Bhiku Mhatre played by Manoj Bajpai stole the show and it was really a win for Manoj. The role of gangster Bhiku Mhatre proved to be Manoj’s claim to fame. The actor bagged accolades for his performance and the rest is history.
Shaan: Shakal (Kulbhushan Kharbanda)
Shaan is a 1980 Bollywood action thriller movie directed by Ramesh Sippy, the great director of Sholay. Amitabh, Shashi and Shatrughan multi-starrer, Shaan replicated the stunning success these three stars guarantee. The film portrays Kulbhushan Kharbanda as Shaakal whose style and charisma excels those of Amitabh, Shashi and Shatrughan put together. The character of Shaakal, who owns a shark tank with swimming sharks, has sliding doors in his control room, moisturises his scalp regularly is the right answer key to every bond villain. His sinister smile makes the character even more terrifying!
Kalicharan: Lion (Ajit)
Kalicharan is a 1976 Bollywood hit action drama film directed by debutant Subhash Ghai. The film stars Shatrughan Sinha, Reena Roy, Ajit, Danny Denzongpa and Premnath. The film was truly taken by Ajit with his most famous dialogue “Saara Shaher mujhe Lion ke naam sse janta hai”. Ajit spawned a whole new genre of Bollywood villains with his sweet sidekicks like ‘Mona darling, Peter, Robert and many more’. His appearance on the screen in white suit, black shades and white shoes has always been eye catching and thus he overshadowed the hero in all his performances.