Reigning Evil: A Look at the Most Iconic Villains in Indian Film History

Reigning Evil: A Look at the Most Iconic Villains in Indian Film History

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In
the
history
of
Indian
cinema,
villains
have
often
overshadowed
their
heroic
counterparts
with
iconic
dialogues,
evil
grins,
and
dominating
screen
presence.
Decades
later,
these
villains
are
still
remembered
as
the
epitome
of
evil.

Kulbhushan
Kharbanda
as
the
bald,
sinister
Shaakal
in
‘Shaan’
(1980),
Ashutosh
Rana
as
Lajja
Shankar
Pandey,
a
terrifying
religious
fanatic
in
‘Sangharsh’
(1999),
Saif
Ali
Khan
as
the
scheming
and
malevolent
Langda
Tyagi
in
‘Omkara’
(2006),
and
Sanjay
Dutt
as
ruthless
Kancha
Cheena
in
‘Agneepath’
(2012)
remain
unforgettable.
But
one
character
that
stands
out
and
became
iconic
is
Mogambo
from
“Mr.
India”,
portrayed
by
the
late
Amrish
Puri.
Another
promising
character
all
set
to
become
iconic
is
the
chameleon-like
‘Yaskin’,
played
by
the
living
legend
Kamal
Haasan
in
India’s
most
ambitious
film,
“Kalki
2898
AD”.

Mogambo

Mr.
India
(1987):
Amrish
Puri’s
portrayal
of
Mogambo
in
‘Mr.
India’
remains
iconic.
Mogambo,
with
his
ambition
to
rule
the
world,
terrified
audiences
with
his
impeccable
acting
abilities.
His
dialogue
‘Mogambo
khush
hua’
is
etched
in
the
annals
of
Indian
cinema.
‘Mr.
India’,
a
film
ahead
of
its
time,
has
aged
gracefully,
with
Mogambo
becoming
a
symbol
of
ultimate
villainy.

Yaskin

Kalki
2898
AD
(2024):
In
the
upcoming
film
‘Kalki
2898
AD’,
Kamal
Haasan
takes
on
a
villainous
role
that
has
already
created
significant
buzz.
Known
for
his
ability
to
transform
both
physically
and
mentally
for
his
roles,
Haasan
appears
in
a
menacing
avatar
with
an
aged,
textured
complexion
and
a
shaved
head.
His
chilling
line
from
the
trailer,
‘Daro
Mat,
Ek
Naya
Yug
Aa
Raha
Hai,’
delivered
in
his
husky
voice,
has
given
audiences
goosebumps.
His
character,
aiming
to
destroy
the
world,
is
highly
anticipated
as
an
iconic
villain
in
the
making.

While
Mogambo
wanted
to
rule
the
world,
Kamal
Haasan’s
character
poses
a
threat
to
humanity.
Even
a
glimpse
of
the
character
has
the
power
to
send
chills
down
your
spine.
Audiences
worldwide
are
eagerly
anticipating
his
deadly
avatar
in
this
magnum
opus
releasing
on
27th
June
2024.

These
villains,
with
their
sinister
auras
and
powerful
screen
presences,
have
etched
themselves
into
the
history
of
Indian
cinema,
continuing
to
haunt
and
fascinate
audiences
worldwide.

Story first published: Monday, June 17, 2024, 19:05 [IST]

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