Friday, April 24, 2009

Top 30 negative roles in Bollywood - Part 2

Unforgettable Negative or Villainous Characters in Bollywood , Part - 2

20. Lotiya Pathan: Kiran Kumar in “Tezaab”

Lotiya Pathan a villain with strange name. Kiran Kumar played the character as it should be.

19. Nana Patekar in “Angaar”

Nana Patekar gave very competitive performance in Angaar as usual.

18. Ashok Kumar in “Jewel Thief”

A mysterious character which turns out to be a villain and famous jewel thief in second half quite unexpectedly. It is a must watch movie.

17. Maharani: Sadashiv Amarapurkar in Sadak

Sadashiv Amarapurkar played a bold role of a “Chhaka” who runs a brothel and also has a gang of goons. He was the first villain to win the award in “Best actor in Negative Character.”

16. Amrish Puri in Hum Paanch, Saudagar, Meri Jung, Dayawan, Koyala, Gadar and many others…

Actually each of the characters in all these movies can be listed separately here. Amrish Puri played villain in many movies but each character was distinctively different than each other. In each role he always comes up with different look. In Hum Paanch he was a land lord, in Saudagar he was big teethed bad guy, in Meri Jung he was lawyer, in Koyala he was old Mine owner, In Gadar he played Pakistani extremist, in Dayawan he was corrupt policemen. He gave outstanding performance in each of these roles.

15. Ashutosh Rana in “Sangharsh”

Ashutosh Rana may be having some kind of degree or PHD in characters of “Serial Killers”. He comes up with even more scarier and evil performance in Sangharsh. In Dushman he loves killing women, and in Sangharsh he loves killing kids to be immortal. And in one scene when he screams it surely going to give you goose bumps. This is must watch movie for Ashutosh Rana.

14. Langada Tyagi: Saif Ali Khan in “Omkara”

Saif Ali Khan shed his good boy image and played very bad, evil and foul mouthed Langada Tyagi. Langada Tyagi is best performance of Saif’s career and I think it will be difficult for him to better that performance. “Omkara” is Indian version of Shakespere’s “Othello”. Saif ali khan outoperformed all the other actors in the movie.

13. Sunil Malhotra: Shahrukh Khan in “Darr”

Sunil Malhotra name does not sound like a name of villain isn’t it? Yes he is normal guy in movie almost a Hero who sings song for his love but he turns into villain when he find out his love is one sided. He is more of Hero turns into villain. Shahrukh Khan gave his one of most memorable or for me his best performance in this movie. Shahrukh is one of very few successful Heroes which also gave successful villain as well. He also did evil act in Bazigar and Anjam, Ram Jane. But he made his mark with the all time famous K.k.k.k.k.kkkkk….Kiran

12. Gokul Pandit(Postman): Ashutosh Rana in “Dushman”

The one and only scary postman I ever seen which is played by Ashutosh Rana in Dushman. One of the most evil characters in movies. Ashutosh Rana played a serial killer in the movie and walks over with all the accolades for his performance. He outperformed all the other actors in the movie.

11. Subedar: Naseeruddin Shah in “Mirch Masala”

Naseruddin Shah plays a Subedar in “Mirch Masala” who has relentless lust for Smita Patil. And he get punished in the end for that like no other villain in bollywood.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

"Mi Shivaji Raje Bhosale Boltoy"

“Mi Shivajiraje Bhosale Bolatoy”

Director: Santosh Manjarekar

Language: Marathi

Genre: Drama

Cast: Sachin Khedekar, Mahesh Manjarekar, Makarand Anaraspure, Siddharth Jadhav, Priya Bapat, Suchitra Bandekar, Abhijit Kelakar, Ganesh Yadav, Vidyadhar Joshi and others

Guest Appearance: Bharat Jadhav, Reema Lagu, Ankush Choudhary, Bharat Dabholkar

Music: Ajit, Samir, Atul

Releasing Date: 3rd April 2009

“Mi Shivajiraje Bhosale Bolatoy” was most awaited and anticipated Marathi movie in long, long time. I wanted to watch the first day first show on Friday but I couldn’t as show was houseful till Sunday evening at Movie Time, Goregaon. So it tells that not only but many others were eager to watch the movie. And it was also due to the fact there were only 2 shows per day at Movie Time multiplex. As usual Marathi movies don’t get enough screens as multiplex or theatre owners claim that not many people turn up for Marathi movies. But after looking at this movie and its collection they should get assurance that Marathi movie has their own viewers.

As for the movie it is a must watch movie for not only Marathi people but also for non-Marathi people. As issue of non Marathi verses Marathi is really hot in Maharashtra today. This movie is able to give exact assessment of what Marathi common man is going through and what does he thinks about this issue. There is anger and uneasiness among Marathi people, they are feeling down, they are feeling outcast in their own homeland; but at the same time they understand that they can’t just beat people up and ask them to leave the state. They know this is not the solution but anger is still there and they don’t know what to do with it? This movie tells people what and how to do it through the medium of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

This movie answered many questions for common Marathi man. But also ask many questions which Marathi people were shying away from. As all Marathi people complains that all the business and all the top post are captured by non Marathi people. This question is answered in the movie with another question like who stopped Marathi people doing the same. Movie has bulk of social relevant message for Marathi people. And as it has Chhtrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s character in it, people automatically get inspirations, motivations.

Movie has lot of resemblance to “Lage raho Munnabhai”. As protagonist of this movie is using Shivaji Maharaj’s ideology instead of Mahatma Gandhi’s to get away through his troubled life. But it also has its own Marathi Tadka. Although it is not a cinematically genius movie it is still a must watch movie. There are many reasons for it first would be that it is highly entertaining as well as inspiring movie. But most important reason will be performance of Sachin Khedekar. He is outstanding in this movie. If anyone wants to know what is acting watch this movie this is what acting is all about. Lot of actors claim to be a perfectionist, but watch the performance of Sachin Khedekar as ‘Dinkar Bhosale’ and find out what actually perfection is. He shows that just saying your given lines while facing the camera or only showing some emotions on face is not acting. Acting also involves body language. He has tremendous sense of delivering dialogues that has to make impact on people.

All the other actors also did their job very well but Sachin Khedekar outsmarts them in many ways. Mahesh Manjarkar was very good but he could have been far better, it may be because I grown watching actors like Suryakant, Chandrkant as Shivaji Maharaj in many movies. And anyone else does not look proper fit now. Suchitra bandekar and priya bapat did great job; Siddharth Jadhav was in pure villain’s role first time. But what happens with him is that you keep anticipating that he might do some comic act any time. Makarand Anaraspure is able to create magic in his very small role.

I will suggest everyone must watch this movie at least once. If I have to rate this movie I will give 8 out of 10.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Top 30 Negative roles in Bollywood

Unforgettable Negative or Villainous Characters in Bollywood , Part - 1

Today I want to talk about villains in Bollywood films. The people whom we love to hate, whose job profile is to destroy Hero and his family, rape or trying to rape the heroine, and in the end getting killed by the Hero. Is that it? No much more to know about these negative characters. The Villains in Bollywood do not get their due recognition all though some of the best actors in Bollywood’s history did villains role. People like Amrish Puri, Amajad Khan, Pran, Ajit, Jeevan are far better actors that many of the Heroes of the Bollywood Films. Indicator of how much these people been neglected is that the Filmfare started to give awards for “Best Actor in Negative Role” only after 90. And the first person to receive the award was Sadashiv Amarapurkar for the role of Maharani in Sadak. And can you believe that legendary actor like Amarish Puri although nominated 6 times could not won the award. I mean if he does not deserve the award then who does?

So just as a Tribute to all these people I am listing “Best of the Negative Characters in Bollywood”

There are also people like Kadar Khan, Paresh Rawal, Shakti Kapur, Jeevan, Ranjit who excel in their job and in every film by being more and more evil. But I can’t pinpoint any one character of them so they might not be present in this list.

30. Laxmi Devi: Aruna Irani in “Beta”

Her character in the movie is of step mother to Anil Kumar. And who does evil things to him, just to have control on him and his property. She also tries to kill her husband for that.

29. Gulfaam Hassan: Naseeruddin Shah in “Sarfarosh”

Naseeruddin Shah come up with another brilliant performance as Gulfaam Hassan who is well known Gazal singer but also a Pakistani agent who is working against India. He is under wrap in first half but come out as the man who smuggles weapons across the border. Although being the supreme of villains in the movie most evil thing he does in the movie is removing the ears of a lamb. He could be called as most peaceful villain.

28. Abhishek Bachchan in “Yuva”

Abhishek Bachchan in his first negative character, he is not the ultimate villain in the movie but the most effective and eye catching character who can do anything for money and power. His character could rather be called as gray character rather than totally black evil one. He did justice to the character.

27. Priyanka Chopra in “Aitraz”

Priyanka Chopra played a scheming, greedy for money, cheating wife of an old business baron. In history of Bollywood cinema no other villain was as sexy and hot as her. She won “Best actor in Negative Character” award of Filmfare and other awards for this role.

26. John Abrahm in “Dhoom”

Was any villain was better looking than him? Was any villain had more female fans than Hero before this? John Abrahm wasn’t evil in this movie; he was villain just because he was a thief. There was scope for improvement in acting but the character was in itself was brilliant.

25. Kajol in “Gupt”

Kajol played jealous, unsecured, possessive lover who can go to any extent for her love. She received many accolades and awards for this role. She is my favorite actress, I actually does not like to see her in negative role but she did commendable job.

24. Commander Bhandra: Ashish Vidyarthi in “Drohkaal

Ashish Vidyarthi a brilliant actor played an educated rebel Commander Bhadra. This movie might be unknown to many but if anyone wants to know what is acting watch this movie.

23. Kancha Cheena: Danny Dengzopa in “Agneepath”

Kancha Cheena quite unusual name, Danny Dengozopa (I don’t if it is a right spelling of his name or not.) Danny displayed a stylized Don, with gelled hairs, expensive goggles, shoes and apparels all together.

22. Amitabh Bachchan in “Don”

Amitabh played double role in “Don.” The negative role last only for half an hour but Amitabh never look better in any other movie. “Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahi …namunkin hai…”

21. Kesariya Vilayti & Chhappan Tikali: Gulshan Grover in “Ram Lakhan & Sir”

Gulshan Grover, the Bad Man of Bollywood. He always comes up with new look and unrealistic names in every movie.