The Super Villains that became Legends!
By Letty Mariam Abraham, Bollywood Hungama News Network
Ever wondered what a hero would do without a villain. Villains and heroes are two sides of the same coin; each cannot survive without the other. In the world of Bollywood, where every hero is placed on a pinnacle, there are noteworthy villains who are equally stupendous.
With Drona's release this week, in which Kay Kay Menon plays a fancy villain named Riz Raizada, Bollywood Hungama brings a list of (somewhat animated) super villains who are legends and etched in our minds forever. Mentioning a select few doesn't mean there aren't more but we've brought you the best of the lot. So sit back and enjoy.
Riz Raizada (Kay Kay Menon) - Drona
Dressed in violet with a devilish and vicious look, Riz Raizada is no ordinary antagonist. Besides having superpowers, Riz is adamant about his evil motives. Riz is an evil character who has been carried forward for generations and generations. His whole idea and ambition is to become the most powerful man in the universe and he will go to any length to achieve it. In spite of being evil, he uses his dark humor to amuse himself. Kay Kay Menon looks his part and considering his track record he would deliver it as well.
Mogambo (Amrish Puri) - Mr. India
'Mogambo Khush Hua', the moment you hear this line, Amrish Puri's face and expression is what we recall instantly. Sitting on the throne with the only aim to destroy the country, Mogambo plots mass destruction. Adorning a golden commando suit with an army of men and a few scientists, Amrish Puri fights against the good and then comes face to face with Mr. India, an invisible man. The title of 'Mogambo' has always been synonymous to Amrish Puri ever since.
Gabbar (Amjad Khan) - Sholay
'Jo Darr Gaya So Marr Gaya' the famous liner from Sholay was Gabbar Singh's favorite line. Gabbar, the dacoit, was feared by many and almost all. He spread terror among the villagers with his inhuman actions of killing and stealing from the poor. Mercy was never a quality inhibited by him. He crushed every rebellion that rose against him and saw to it that people take note of it and fear him more. Amjad Khan received accolades for his performance in Sholay and the film was considered as one of his best till late. Even Amitabh Bachchan did a take on 'Gabbar' in RGV Ki Aag but alas, there can only be one 'Gabbar'.
Dr. Dang (Anupam Kher) - KARMA
'Dr, Dang' was among one of Anupam Kher's best works. He walked and spoke with an attitude and confidence which screamt that he is a living hazard. He definitely had no match until he faced a man (Dilip Kumar) who had lost everything and was alive only to take revenge and safe guard his country from Dr. Dang's clutches. Although, Anupam Kher was dressed like a sophisticated gentleman, his facial expressions, tone, and action spoke his character.
Kesariya Vilaithi 'Bad Man' (Gulshan Grover) - Ram Lakhan
No feature is complete without mentioning 'The Bad Man' a henchman and an expert at killing - 'Kesariya Vilaithi'. He considers it an art and takes pleasure in killing people. Gulshan Grover has been known as the 'Bad Man' ever since his stint in Ram Lakhan. Trying various looks in different films and after several names as the antagonist, he is still renowned as 'The Bad Man'.