Over the years, films have
become a major source of entertainment. Although films may be of
different genres, but what makes every one of them interesting and
gripping is the presence of a bad man, a villain. Villains can be
personified with different characteristics hence, this month we at
BollyCurry have come up to discuss some of the prominent
characteristics of villains that have been portrayed in various
1. Commanding Language and Strange Make-up
The most commonly
known villain to most, is a troop oriented man. He must always
order the men around him. The followers should always do whatever he says.
This trait instantly makes us remember Mugambo from Mr. India (1987).
The role played by Amrish Puri was
indeed larger than life, be it the fiery orders to his troop or his
famous dialogue "Mugambo, khush hua". Another dialogue that is repeated
in this film is "Hail Mugambo" in order to emphasize the strength
psychologically. The role of Mugambo is also best remembered for the
make-up he wore, which made him look all the more evil and dangerous
Laughter and Scary Looks
plays a major role in attributing villains on screen. There are certain
that are in-built for a villain and one among them is their scary look. A
look directly transforms the minds of the viewers, especially kids, the
moment they are shown on screen. This trick is efficiently used in the
version of Agneepath. Sanjay Dutt's bald headed look, gigantic laughter and tattooed biceps made the role look
scary than that of Danny in the original Agneepath. Needless to
say, the look of Sanjay Dutt along with his laughter made the film
whenever he is shown on the screens alongside Hrithik Roshan. The
gigantic body and plain black clothes for Sanjay Dutt, worked like an
icing on the cake for the film.
3. Thick Beards and Large Spectacles
The form of thick beards and large spectacles alongside a
fiery attitude can well manipulate a villainous character. This very feature applies at once to the character of Dr. Michael
Dhang played by Anupam Kher in Karma (1986).
Dr. Dang is one such personality who tries to make use of science in order to
spread terrorism. His encounters with the hero of movie, Dilip Kumar are noteworthy. At one point when
he is slapped, he says the famous dialogue "Iss
Thappad Ki Goonj Suni Tumne? Ab Iss Goonj Ki Goonj Tumhe Zindagi Bhar Sunaayi Degi". The
mannerisms shown by Kher in this role of Dr. Dhang made him a remarkable villain.
4. More Popular than the Hero
is a hidden truth in Bollywood movies, at times. These types of villains
are with the hero all the time thereby remaining as silent killers.
we take the likes of the Dhoom series, the makers tried a trend wherein the villains try outsmarting the hero. In the
case of Dhoom 2 (2006), Hrithik Roshan's dialogue "Tumhare
Saamne Se Nikal Jaaunga Aur Tum Pakad Nahi Paaoge" attracts a lot of attention. The same applies
in the case of Singham with Ajay Devgn's striking dialogues such as "Aata Mhaaji Satakli", "Aali Re Aali, Ata Tujhi Paali Aali", which became popular ones alongside the villain.
with an Evil Laughter
When there are
many ways to attack a hero in the movie, certain villains use mind
tricks in order to capture the attention of the hero. The techno-savvy
movie Krrish 3 (2013) used the strategy
where the villain Kaal (Vivek Oberoi) kidnaps Krish (Hrithik Roshan)'s
wife, Priya (Priyanka Chopra). While conversing with Krish, Kaal tends
to throw in his loud and heavy laughter, which serves to give more power
to his words and make he seem all the more villain-type. More
(2014) gives us the evil laughter of Nawazuddin Siddiqui, which actually made his role more
attractive (for once), than that of Salman Khan.
Although there may be various other villainous characteristics in
the hundreds of Bollywood movies releasing each year, we picked the most
prominent five for you. Do you think we missed out on any interesting
trait? Let us know in the comments section below. But before that, try
testing an 'evil laughter' on yourself to see whether you could make a
potential villain or not.
Writer: Vaishnavi V.
Editor(s); Nisha M. and Sonia R.
Graphics: Virina R.
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