Do let us know who you feel are overrated. Bollywood has banked on Salman Khan’s popularity and huge fan following and producers are ready to invest their money into his films due to this. Versatility has never been his strong point and Khan even managed to end up looking like a caricature in Tubelight, a film that had potential, but did not run at box office. As for his acting skills and choice of films, Race 3, Prem Rattan Dhan Paayo, Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega, prove just how much more work is needed.
They are treacherous, evil, murderous and give you the goosebumps every time they come on screen. From their dialogues, their mannerism and idiosyncrasies, to the way they dress up - these villains are suave, creepy and even sometimes funny. The role of a villain has always been the most difficult one - after all, it is all the effort they put in to look evil, that makes the hero look so good. However, over the years, the trend of the typical villain, who often outshone the hero, has diminished, and today a number of leading actors are taking on grey characters, instead. We take you down memory lane as we remember ten of the most sinister villains in Bollywood. Let us know who your favourite villain of all times is:
Horror in Hindi cinema is synonymous with the Ramsay Brothers. This phenomenal, homegrown empire run by seven brothers has created cult classics like Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche (1972), Purana Mandir (1984), Saamri (1985), Veerana (1988) and many more. While the direction in most Ramsay films was handled by Shyam Ramsay and his brother Tulsi – who passed away last year – the rest of the brothers took care of production, sound design, screenplay and cinematography etc.
Amrish Puri took all the ridiculous and ribald roles that Bollywood offered, and turned them into something that's exclusively him.
Harmonium-playing street singer as love guru, a sad piano song, and life lessons in a wistful violin number – we look at the contribution of various musical instruments in Bollywood.
When Dadasaheb Phalke made his first silent feature film, Raja Harishchandra in 1913, little would he have realised that he would be setting the foundations of the world’s largest film industry, which would eventually churn out 1,986 films annually, as of 2017. Since then, through the era of the Silent Movies, and the Talkies, through the Independence struggle and beyond, the Indian film industry has brought out numerous films, many of which have turned out to be huge blockbusters, and has introduced great performers to the world. Pre-independent India gave the Indian film industry many great artists who broke barriers of gender and religion and enthralled cinema goers with their acting prowess.