Like food is bland without spice and salt, every movie is incomplete without antagonists. Sandalwood has succeeded in not only getting their local in-house villains but also men from other industries to add new layers to their movies. Here we have five best…or should we say the worst Kannada villains we absolutely love to hate.

P. Ravi Shankar in Kempegowda

P Ravi Shankar is one of the most iconic villains of the 2000s. His villainous characters have made us hate and adore him at the same time. Kempegowda is one of our favourite P Ravi Shankar performances. In this cop-mafia movie, he outshines all the characters and adds a new level to the movie.

Streaming on Zee5, Jio Cinema, Sun Nxt

Jai Jagadish in Ranadheera

The 1980s was a period where Jai Jagadish was at his peak and almost every movie welcomed him with open arms. Watch Jai Jagadish play a drug smuggler who is in a serious race to snatch the heroine from the hero. This action thriller is a must-watch for all Kannada fans.

Streaming on Sun Nxt

Sharath Lohitashwa in Sanju Weds Geetha

Here’s a star who has played the evilest villainous roles in Aa Dinagalu, Bheema Teeradalli, and Saarathi. In Sanju Weds Geetha, we are floored by the intensity of Sharath Lohitashwa’s madness and how he manages to add substance to the plot with a significant role.

Streaming on Sun Nxt

Rangayana Raghu in Kaddipudi

Doing a negative role is Rangayana Raghu’s forte. He is known for his roles in Duniya, Director Special, Kaddipudi, Inthi Ninna Preethiya, Raam, and is a versatile one with a great comic timing and evil wickedness. Watch Kaddipudi, a Duniya Soori movie, in which Anand must tackle this bad boy to survive a normal life.

Streaming on Sun Nxt

Shobhraj in Shabdavedi

Shobhraj is one of the most wonderful villains of this generation who has done noteworthy movies and has played roles that made us loathe his characters. He has acted in more than 100 movies including Shabdavedi. Watch him play the role of narcotics raja as he plays Rajkumar’s nemesis.

Streaming on Amazon Prime

Villains are just as important as the heroes to maintain the balance and the triumph over evil certainly makes for a satisfying watch. Make sure you check out our list of Kannada movie recommendations.