An antagonist is the one who makes the film interesting but villains bring major twists and turns, which generate curiosity. However, this is not true for all films.
Sometimes, all the characters including villains keep the viewers engaged emotionally and mentally throughout the movie. Then, there are films in which the grey characters appear pragmatic and honest. They appear quite appealing, at times.
Let's have a look at some of the most iconic and greatest of all villains who out shadowed the protagonists in the film to win all the love.
Vijay (Amitabh) had to face all the cruelty in the world before he took the wrong turn and became what we see him in the second half of the film. But honestly, all of us have felt a lot of sympathy for this character and whatever he did seem right.
It was because of the adversities he faced that made him what he was (cannot be justified). He worked hard to make sure his brother completed his studies. What breaks our heart, in the end, is that he still had to fight with his mother and brother to stay alive.
That passion, the obsession, and the aura of terror that this film had created in the theatre are incomparable. Although I may abhor the routes he used to propose Kiran, but I still feel a little angry by the way he was treated by Kiran's dad and Sunil in the end. I know his stalking was not acceptable but that's the way he was, a shy kid who couldn't express his feelings properly.
Also, Rahul's dad in the film is more guilty for his negligence on the issues for which Rahul was fighting alone. And we couldn't forget the fact that Rahul did not have a mother who could take care of him.
Meghna (Manisha Koirala) is a rebel in the film. She uses Amarkanth (Shah Rukh Khan) to reach her destination. Manisha Koirala's character (Meghna) in the film becomes a reason behind the death of Amarkanth.
What is more saddening is his undying love for her. This film is heartening and disheartening at the same time. However, as the film progresses, as an audience you fall in love with Meghna just like Amarkanth. Being an antagonist in the film, she manages to gain the support for her decision, and its a proven theory that trauma sometimes forces a person to takes an extreme step. Becoming an anti-national agent is far worse than we can ever imagine, but at the same time, it looks true.
No questions need to be asked. Beera (Abhishek) is the villain in the film, but deep inside, he had a noble dilemma. It is one of Mani Ratnam's classic films and one of his most underrated works. Raavan invites you to see the society from a different point of view.
The film has more antagonists than protagonists. But then, there's one antagonist in the movie you feel more attached to, and he is Faizal Khan (Nawazuddin). Although, Manoj Bajpayee and Tigmanshu Dhulia have given excellent performance, whatever Faizal Khan does seems so genuine, so real, specially in the climax scene when he fires all the bullets on Tigmanshu Dhulia's character, Ramadhir Singh.
Inspired from Macbeth, this Vishal Bhardwaj film is considered as one of the most exciting cult films of the decade. Irrfan Khan kills Jahangir Khan (Pankaj Kapur) who plays the role of an antagonist. However, he dies in the end too along with Jahangir Khan's wife who plotted everything.
Vijay's father, Deenanath Chauhan gets lynched in front of his eyes. For 15 years, he involves himself in all the dangerous activities so he can reach the person who killed his father and settle scores. Finally, comes the day when Vijay (Hrithik) meets Kancha Cheena (Sanjay Dutt). His father always wanted him to become a good man, but he follows the wrong path to avenge Kancha. Depicted as criminal, this character comes out as one of the most loved villains of all times.
The primary reason behind Shah Rukh Khan's successful entry in the Bollywood is because of the type of films he chose at the beginning of his career. Most of them had an anti-hero plot line. Be it, Darr, Anjaam, Ram-Jane or Baazigar for that matter.
In Baazigar, SRK's character Ajay ruthlessly kills the daughter of the villain and another guy who tries to save her. It's true that he asked the police to interfere, but then again, he was fighting against an industrialist. What Ajay's character (antagonist) did to Dalip Tahil seemed entirely correct to me.
If you compare this film with Taare Zameen Par, Dangal, or PK, then you're committing a grave mistake. This movie was just like an experiment for Aamir Khan, as he never before in his life had played the double-character. Just like most of this villains and antagonist listed above, Aamir sets out to become a badass villain only to take revenge from a banker who made his father to commit suicide.
Ahh, that smile of yours tells it all.
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