Bollywood celebrated 100 years of Cinema this year and over this century, the transitions in storytelling are noticeable. Among many transitions, one that is prominent is that of the villains, the ‘bad man’. Although the dishoom-dishoom, as a crowd-pulling factor, is retained yet our villains have undergone phenomenal changes.
Here’s a look at what has changed so far with our villains:
The walk of Gabbar Singh (Sholay), the laugh of Bad Man (Mohra), the roar of Mogambo (Mr. India), all seem to be missing in the new-age villains, unfortunately. New-age villains have become more sophisticated in their criminal approach, laughing out loud, trotting on rocks is no fun for them. Also what’s missing is not just their signature style but the signature dialogue. There are no more “Mogambo Khush Hua” and “Kitne Aadmi The” type of dialogues. But we have make do with the once in a while uttered “Aata Mazhi Satakli”.