Over the years, Bollywood has given us a lot of things. From star crossed lovers to the girl next door, we have had our share of iconic characters over the years. However, while every movie inevitably talks about the defeat of good over evil, we seem to ignore the brilliant performances by the bad guys. Today, we are here to take you down the memory lane and give you a brief insight into some of the better known Bollywood villains!
1. Mogambo from Mr. India
How can one ever forget the brilliant Mogambo from Mr. India? Played by Amrish Puri, the line ‘Mogambo khush hua” still stays with us after all these years.
2. Gabbar from Sholay
This list is not complete without Gabbar from Sholay. Not only is Gabbar the most iconic Bollywood villain, but he is also the most iconic character so far.
3. Prem from Bobby
Played by Jack Braganze, Prem from Bobby was perhaps one of the most badass villains of Bollywood. Want someone to get scared with just his words? Then Prem is your man!
4. Crime Master Gogo from Andaz Apna Apna
Villains come in all shapes and sizes. Crime Master Gogo comes in the form of Shakti Kapoor. In fact, the most number of memes are made about him even 20 years after the release of Andaz Apna Apna,
5. Kaancha Gheena from Agneepath
Now this dude was a villain with class. Not only was he the bad guy but he was also the smart guy! Sanjay Dutt totally rocked this one, living up to all the expectations and comparisons
6. Langda Tyagi from Omkara
Saif Ali Khan totally pulled off the character of perhaps one of the last villains in Bollywood. Not only was Langda Tyagi evil, he was also rustically real. This was also probably Saif’s best acting to date!
7. Captian Andrew Russel from Lagaan
A movie like Lagaan could not have become such a huge hit if it didn’t have Captain Andrew Russel. The super mean firang trying to rob poor Indians was the icing on this amazing film.
8. Akbar from Mughal E Azam
All the films about the life of Akbar have shown him to be kind, just and full of compassion. In the midst of the good, there comes a movie like Mughal E Azam where Akbar completely slays the role of the evil father. He tries redeeming himself at the end of the movie but by then, it is too late.
9. Robert from Amar Akbar Anthony
Quite a modern name for a villain, right? The character of Robert was true to form throughout the film and has made a mark even over the years.
10. Birju from Mother India
At a time when there was a clear distinction between the hero and the villain, Sunil Dutt chose to play the role of Birju, the villain in Mother India. This, perhaps, is the best performance of Sunil Dutt!
Bollywood movies has given us a lot over the years. If you forgot about these villains, then it is time to binge watch and revisit some classics!
Kedarnath New Song Qaafirana Released
Kedarnath just became a lot more exciting with the release of its latest song, Qaafirana and unlike the other two songs, this one shows the evolving of a truly beautiful relationship between the characters of Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan. Picturised entirely in the village of Uttarakhand, this new song shows how the relationship between the two leads evolves and how they grow closer to each other through each passing day.
Sung by Arijit Singh and Nikita Gandhi, this new song is all about emotions and how you express those emotions. With music by Amit Trivedi and lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya, Qaafirana has a mesmerizing and beautiful feeling to it. Listen to the song here!
मुसाफिर banke chalein hai दिल ke raaste pe! इश्क़ hai ya.. kya hai, #Qaafirana https://t.co/JuDhCH8hc8#SaraAliKhan @RonnieScrewvala @Abhishekapoor @pragyadav_ @gitspictures @rsvpmovies @ItsAmitTrivedi @OfficialAMITABH @raiisonai #NikhitaGandhi @ZeeMusicCompany #Kedarnath pic.twitter.com/127ablt7fb
— Sushant Singh Rajput (@itsSSR) November 20, 2018
While Sara Ali Khan’s expressions in this song are to die for, Sushant Singh Rajput steals the show with his flawlessly brilliant performance. One of the most intriguing things about this song is how the makers have shown love evolve, grow and develop even through all the ups and downs. Furthermore, as this is Sara Ali Khan’s debut film, it truly is quite interesting to see the different stages of her character evolve with each song.
The first song, Namo Namo, was a devotional number. The second song, Sweetheart, received an amazing response when it released. The trailer of Kedarnath set the ball rolling for what promises to be a really beautiful movie and with Abhishek Kapoor as the director, one can really expect quite a lot from this particular movie.
However, despite all the good things going for it, this Sara Ali Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput starrer saw its fair share of ups and downs and after a lot of delays, the film finally has a release date. Kedarnath is scheduled to hit the screens on the 7th of December this year, so don’t forget to watch it!
Sushmita Sen – Here’s Wishing The Gorgeous Lady A Happy Birthday
Sushmita Sen, a role model to many and a supermom to her children, turns a day older today and even at 43, she is one of the most beautiful women in the industry! Sushmita Sen, who was last seen in Nirbaak (2015,) has some truly brilliant movies to her name. On the occasion of her birthday, here’s taking a look at some of the most amazing performances the gorgeous lady has done in the past!
Directed by Kalpana Lajmi and based on Bhupen Hazarika’s novel The Prostitute and the Postman, Chingari was a memorable film. Remembered for the direction and the narrative style, Sushmita Sen’s performance as an exploited and abused sex worker was extremely memorable. What made this film so heart wrenching and true was the effective portrayal of how a man in a religious position can take advantage of people (especially women,) without being held accountable for his actions.
2. Biwi No.1
Directed by David Dhawan, Biwi No. 1 showed Sushmita Sen in a completely different light. A contrast to her role in Chingari, this particular film saw Sen playing the role of a supermodel! What made this movie stick so well with the audience was that people got to see a completely different side of Sen as compared to her previous films. Also featuring Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan and Karishma Kapoor in key roles, Biwi No.1 did really well at the box office and went so far as to help Sushmita Sen win the Filmfare Award for her brilliant performance.
An action thriller loosely based on Morgan Freeman’s Seven, Samay was one of the finest thriller films Bollywood saw. What makes this movie so much more special was that unlike the other romantic thrillers releasing around the time, there were no romantic tracks in this film. Furthermore, Sen completely stole the show by being the only lead! Things like this were a rarity in the industry and Sen created a wave of change in the industry.
4. Sirf Tum
Sirf Tum was one of the first films which gave Sushmita Sen major commercial success at the box office. A romantic drama at its roots, this movie saw Sen play the female lead to perfection. A remake of Ajith Kumar’s blockbuster of a movie, Kadhal Kottai, this Boney Kapoor production was one of the biggest box office successes when it released. With Sanjay Kumar and Salman Khan playing the male leads, Sen’s performance was so good, she was nominated for a Filmfare Award as well!
Another milestone in Sushmita Sen’s illustrious career, Filhaal saw Sen play an important role in a film which centered around the issue of surrogacy. Even though the movie had Tabu playing the other female lead, it didn’t stop Sen from shining bright like a diamond! Although this particular movie earned a lot of critical acclaim, its box office success was quite limited.
Through the years, Sushmita Sen has proved time and time again that she is one of the best actresses in the industry. As the lady grows a year older and wiser today, here’s wishing her a very happy birthday and continued success in the world of films!
Sweetheart, The Next Song From Kedarnath Is Here
Sweetheart, the second song from Kedarnath, just released and it is truly beautiful. Just like the recently released trailer, this song gives one an insight into the different scenes from the movie, giving an idea of what to expect from Sara Ali Khan’s and Sushant Singh Rajput’s next film.
Unlike the first song, Namo Namo (a devotional track,) this new song is all about fun, frolic and dancing. Filmed on the sets of a wedding, this song sees both Sara Ali Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput putting their best foot forward and dancing like there’s no tomorrow. Listen to Sweetheart here!
#Sweetheart song out now.
Please check it out here 👇🏻https://t.co/pk0xeYVk7Q#SaraAliKhan @RonnieScrewvala @Abhishekapoor @pragyadav_ @RSVPMovies @gitspictures @ItsAmitTrivedi @OfficialAMITABH @DevNegiLive @ZeeMusicCompany #Kedarnath
— Sushant Singh Rajput (@itsSSR) November 15, 2018
Written by Amitabh Bhattacharya, sung by Devi Negi and lyrics by Amit Trivedi, this new song seems to have been picturised around Rajput’s sister’s wedding. Bright colours and peppy music make for the central crux of this particular song. With sharp features, Sara Ali Khan very closely resembles her mother Amrita Singh, while Sushant Singh Rajput seems completely at home!
Sara Ali Khan is making her grand Bollywood debut through Kedarnath and by the looks of all the teasers, trailers and the two songs, the movie is definitely going to be worth the wait. A love story set against the backdrop of the devastating Uttarakhand floods of 2013, Kedarnath seems to be quite a promising watch.
Directed by Abhishek Kapoor, Kedarnath was initially scheduled to hit the screens in June this year. However, the movie has now been shifted to hit the screens on the 7th of December this year. Stay tuned for more updates about Kedarnath!
Pihu Review And First Day Box Office Expectations
Director: Vinod Kapri
Cast: Myra Vishwakarma
The story of Pihu is based on the life of a two year old girl (Pihu,) trapped alone in a house and what happens when there are no adults around. The entire film centers around this little girl and shows us how the 2 year old survives on her own for the entire day without being connected to the rest of the world. With montages of a birthday party (Pihu’s birthday,) a cake and people chatting, the opening scene quickly dissolves into a serious one.
Pihu wakes up in the morning next to her mother, who is dead. With no father around and no adult in the house, the film immediately shifts to a scary story. With Pihu playing the lead, one gets a glimpse of what to expect from the movie. Navigating through the house, one sees how everything is unkempt, how every ordinary gadget is now a safety hazard.Kapri takes you through the different parts of the house, showing the disarray and the severe state of dysfunction of not just the house, but the family as well.
Right from the very first scene of the movie, one can see the movie is going to be fraught with tension and uncertainty. Everything in the house is a threat to this two year old girl and unfortunately, she has absolutely no access to the world outside. As a director, Kapri sets the scene right from the opening credits, with dialogues from the movie running over caricatures and childlike drawings.
A couple of years ago, Kapri’s first directorial, Trapped, showed the struggles of an adult trapped all by himself in a house for 24 hours. Pihu seems to follow a similar story line, without the drama and over the top action scenes. Using a two year old to bring to life a parent’s worst nightmare, Kapri brings to the fore everything parents do not want happening.
Although the movie is said to be based on a true incident, the film seems very similar to Kapri’s first directorial. Drawing parallels from the theme of Trapped. the underlying message talks about what happens when you are left alone for longer than you thought you should be left alone. While the attempt at making a film like this was commendable, Pihu would have worked better as a short film rather than a full fledged movie.
Kapri’s thriller has everything you could want from a perfect thriller. However, it lacks the special touch required to make it a truly brilliant movie. Myra Vishwakarma does a brilliant job as the two year old Pihu, with the camera work adding the right kind of effects. Watch the movie to find out what happens when a child is alone and helpless.
Watch These Movies With Your Children Today!
While a lot of Bollywood films are considered children friendly, there are not a lot made specifically for children. On a day like today, that celebrates children and the inner child in you, it is but fair to take a look at some truly beautiful movies made about and for children.
1. Stanley Ka Dabba
Amole Gupte debuted as a director with this amazing children centered film and boy, did he make a splash! Bringing together a beautiful story of school and lunch boxes, Stanley Ka Dabba was exactly the kind of movie needed to be made for people to revisit their childhood in all its glory. However, despite all the happy memories, the film has a subtle message to it and one really has to pay attention to the movie to understand the underlying point.
2. Raju Chacha
An Anil Devgn directorial, Raju Chacha had Ajay Devgn and Kajol playing the lead roles. Narrating the story of three kids who are trapped by a villain trying to steal their property after the death of their father, this movie was a keeper for the ages. A perfect medley of nostalgia, drama, suspense and thrill, Raju Chacha was a treat for sore eyes.
3. King Uncle
Directed by Rakesh Roshan, this movie talks about what happens when you let your guard down. Revolving around the story of a strict and controlling man (played by Jackie Shroff,) King Uncle shows how all one needs is a child to let go off all the things holding you back. A coming of age story, this Rakesh Roshan movie still gives one major family goals even though you have watched it multiple times.
4. Mr. India
Directed by Shekhar Kapur, Mr. India is perhaps extremely relevant even now. With clearly thought out villains, ghosts and superheroes, Mr. India was the perfect combination of fun, laughter, drama, tragedy and sadness. While all the characters played their parts brilliantly, the film would not be the success it was had it not been for the beautiful story line. If you are feeling particularly nostalgic about your childhood, watch the movie today!
5. Chachi 420
Directed by Kamal Haasan, Chachi 420 was an adaptation of the Hollywood super hit, Mrs. Doubtfire. Based on the story of a father going above and beyond to make things right with his daughter, Chachi 420 was one of the most heartwarming films made about the relationship between a father and his daughter. You know what to watch to take you down memory lane today!
6. Koi Mil Gaya
Another Rakesh Roshan directorial, Koi Mil Gaya was all about how you can excel if you have a protective hand making sure you are okay. Loosely drawing inspiration from Hollywood movies like ET, Koi Mil Gaya showed the beauty of acceptance and how one grows through adversities. Definitely a must watch film on a day like today!
7. Taare Zameen Par
Another film about accepting children despite their shortcomings and pitfalls, Taare Zameen Par was about accepting your child with both the negatives and the positives. This movie was Aamir Khan’s debut as a director and not many can bring to life a story like this with just the right amount of emotions and intensity. With a wonderful message at the end, Taare Zameen Par needed to be made and told with a loud and clear message. As parents, you should do all you can in your power to help your child grow, even if the child has problems you do not understand.
Here’s wishing all of you a very happy Children’s Day and if you have other movies you would like us to watch today, comment and let us know!
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