Until recently, Bollywood had always been all about its heroes. But then, once every few movies, we witness a character that easily over powers the lead in a film. They get labelled as the ‘Supporting Cast’ but their charm and on screen presence easily makes them everyone’s favourites. Henchmen, Sidey’s, and what not have they been called. But they are the first people that the hero turns to in case of emergency. They help screw up the baddies, they help their brother find his soulmate and lead the film to a happy ending. Here is a list of the top 7 sidekicks in Hindi films that we absolutely adore:
1. Circuit – The Munnabhai Series
Circuit is always on his feet for Munna. Whether it is Munna’s studies or his demand for a dead body. His black kurta, gold chain and that knife have been etched in everyone’s minds.
2. Sambha – Sholay
He is best remembered as the man who’s job was to keep count as to Kitne Aadmi The. Mac Mohan in the film Sholay played the perfect right hand to the villain Gabbar Singh. Although we’re sure that Thakur could have been very grateful if he got a hand or a two.
3. Nandu – Raja Babu
From providing him shade using an umbrella on a moving bike to making sure he is as comfortable as a Raja even at the cinema hall. From lighting his cigarette to feeding him fruit, Nandu loves Raja Babu like Gollum loves his ring.
4. Pappu Master- Om Shanti Om
He has only 2 aims in life , which he wholeheartedly works towards:
1. Making sure Om becomes a big superstar.
2. That Om and Shanti end up having a storybook romance.
With a few hop, skips, jumps and a reincarnation, both the things do end up becoming true. So once can say that he did play his part perfectly.
5. Ali – The Dhoom Series
Ali hits on Jai’s wife, childhood friend and also his opponent all throughout The Dhoom films. But it is the same Ali who when it is time to strike, gets out his bike and makes sure Jai chases all the criminals in a jiffy.
6. Chunni Babu – Devdas
Apart from Chandramukhi and alcohol, Chunni Babu also introduced Devdas to alliteration.
7. Pappi – Tanu Weds Manu
Pappi Ji helps doctor sahab Manu from London set his foot in India and find his Tanu. He also makes sure Tanu Weds Manu and returns as well. Pappi deserves an honourable mention on our list.
By Vikas Nopany