“Jab door gaon mein koi Bacha rota hai, to maa kehti hai beta so jaa, so jaa varna Gabbar aa jayenga !!”
I believe there would be no Indian who doesn’t remember that line. I also clearly believe that no bollywood movie character is as famous as “GABBAR SINGH“. This raw tobacco chewing dacoit is Indian Cinemas most famous character without a trace of doubt. When he spits, or when he screams “Soonwar ke Bachon !!!” or when he says, “Yeh haath mujhe de de thakur !!!” he is meaning & trying to be the most evil, the most ugly, the worst man but he became the most loved villain of all time. Didnt he ??
“Mugambo Khush Hua !!!”
Again a character who wants to destroy India, he is selling drugs, planting bombs, mixing pebbles in wheat and rice. He has missiles to destroy India. He never meant to become loving. But he did, didn’t he ?? How many actually dont like Mogambo ????
Indian villains are actually tribe of darlings!!! Most of them in real life are the best of gentlemen infact have a better reputation then most of the heroes in our industry !!!
They have tried to be evil but still they evoke so much affection, which is quite remarkable…
Can you forget, this guy who goes to rape girls and pronounces his name “Mera naam hai prem, Prem Chopda ! heee heeee hoooo” Not quite James bond but everytime we see him saying this dialogue followed by his unique laugh !!!! It just starts a laugh riot at my house!!!!
Than Amitabh’s question to the running mobster, “Aisa to aadmi zindagi mein doich time bhagta hai, olympic ka race ya police ka case.” Jeevan, tricks Anthony bhai and when Jeevan laughs its ….. ha ha ha ha …. (you imagined it rite ?) He was the funniest villain.
Than i hear stories when Pran was going great guns as villain people stopped naming new borns Pran. As Gajendra in Ram Aur Shyam he played the whip-lashing, controlling brother-in-law traumatising the former in lure of money and property. He was one guy who really looked evil and potrayed it fearfully. However he is more so in my memory as SHER KHAN in Zanjeer giving his Mooch ka baal (gives a strang of hair from his beard) as security to the money lender !!!! Truly unbelievable !!!!
“Is thappad ki goonj suni tumne ?”
This is the new villain, who is threatening a police officer in jail !!! He takes on Dilip Kumar, Naseeruddin Shah, Jackie, Anil and Dara Singh and gives them a real good run for their money. He is the head of a terrorist group, he is making slaves of Indians and making them work. He plans to take over our country. Still we recite his “thappad ki goonj !!!!”
These bad men tried to play some scary roles, they succeeded, but they also found a place in our hearts !!! Quite amazingly so !!! These villian characters are probably easily more identifiable than any hero characters !!!!
Think it over….. Find any one more popular than GABBAR ????? if you do, let me know !!!
.The one most important villain that I missed covering in my post is being added after public demand!!! My heart felt apologies to AJIT aka LION. He was brilliant and devil the most cool of them all “Mona Darling K saath Sona ” How I managed to forget AJIT I don’t know, he was one of the best we ever had and his jokes are a cult even today !!!! Thanks to his suaveness India got its ANGRY YOUNG MAN !!
Really sorry for missing AJIT ji it proves I am still a novice as a blogger !!!!! At times I get too excited about posting and miss vital information in the process.
Shakti Kapoor was another villain that public demand says I missed. But I don’t think he was a gentleman in his real life and so I had to give him the cold shoulder.