The supporting cast needs to be as strong as the lead to make an impression on the audience. Bollywood has given us many supporting characters that left us wanting for more. There were times when we wanted to know more about the supporting characters rather than the ones who the movie revolved around.
There are phenomenal characters we witnessed on the silver screen that have stayed with us even after the movies have released a long time ago. Here are some of the well-written characters that left us wanting to see more of them.
1. Bob Biswas (Saswata Chatterjee) – Kahaani
Kahaani was a performance oriented film and by far one of the best thrillers Bollywood has given the audience. Bob Biswas was this extremely haunting and brilliantly written character we saw in Kahaani. The good thing that could come out of a stand-alone movie from this character would be a really good thriller.
2. Radhabai (Tanvi Azmi)- Bajirao Mastani
“Isse acha hota, hum hara rang ka janda see lete”
Bajirao Mastani was a visually and emotionally stunning Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie. Every character in the movie was well written and we know that only 2 hours 38 minutes weren’t enough. We wanted more of the characters, especially Radhabai played by Tanvi Azmi. We would really love a movie that shows her story, her struggle of how she raised Bajirao.
3. Dr. Jehangir Khan (Shah Rukh Khan)- Dear Zindagi
“Khul ke ro nahi sakoge, toh khulke hass kaise paogey?”
Dear Zindagi had a very different story than what we’ve seen in Bollywood. Dr. Jehangir Khan was a never seen before avatar of Shah Rukh Khan. His character should have been given more screen time, don’t you think? We would love to know his backstory, his life and how he ends up being a therapist.
4. Savitri Rathore (Ratna Pathak Shah)- Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
“Hothon pe seeti, chal mein uchal, majara kya hai?”
Although, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na is one of the most beautifully written millennial movies of all time. There is drama, romance, and almost what each one of us has gone through in our 20’s. The characters were nuanced and relatable. One of them was Jai’s single mother, Savitri played by Ratna Pathak Shah.
Wouldn’t you love to see how Amar Singh Rathore and Savitri got married?
5. Poo (Kareena Kapoor Khan)- Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
“Agar Bhaagwaan ko dekhne ke wajai sab mujhe ghur ke dekh rahe the, toh it’s not my problem. “
Do we really need to explain how iconic Poo is?
6. Chanad Nawab (Nawazuddin Siddiqui)- Bajrangi Bhaijaan
“Tumse koi puchega toh tum toh bta doge ki tumhara naam Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi hai delhi se aaye ho, permission leke aaye ho, taaro ke niche se aaye hai. Hai na Munni?”
It goes without saying that Nawazuddin Siddiqui is brilliant in every character he dons. He is one man who cannot be unseen in any part or movie he plays. Chand Nawab was one of the most memorable characters in Bajrangi Bhaijaan. We would love to know what happens to him.
7. Pappi (Deepak Dobriyal)- Tanu Weds Manu Series
“Dilli ka aadha pollution toh aashiqon ke wajah se hai.”
Pappi is probably the most loyal friend we saw. The movies wouldn’t have been the same without Deepak Dobriyal. Manu’s Pappi deserves a stand-alone movie, we need to see more of him, don’t you think?
8. Pritam Vidrohi (Rajkummar Rao)- Barielly Ki Barfi
“Agar shakal dekh ke ladkiyan shaadi karti na, toh Hindustan mein aadhe ladke kanware hote.”
Who didn’t like this badass babua? Rajkummar Rao is so perfect that he has redefined how we see Bollywood heroes. Pritam Vidrohi was in every way, a very gazab character. We saw all the complexities and transformations that he had, we would love to see more to his side of life in a stand-alone movie.
Which other supporting characters do you think should have a spin-off? Let us know your views in the comment section below.