Sunday, August 14, 2005

The Greatest Movie Characters in Bollywood of All Time



It is natural for every movie producer and his team to possess a dream of making a movie that will bring a kudos, awards, glory, and money. However, beneath all that lies a latent passionate desire to create a character that has never been existed and would go on to make a benchmark forever. Story author. Scriptwriter, Director, and actor are all are on mission to delineate the character traits, facets and present it in form that will be adored by audience.

Premiere Movie Magazine published a list of the all time 100 Greatest Movie Characters in Hollywood film history. According to them. they chose these characters who took every one of us over the rainbow, shook and stirred us and made us accept them in their true form - good or evil – so much so that we latched them for ever to make them eternal larger than life characters.

It would be interesting to delve into history of Bollywood and come out with comparable list. This job wont be easy as Bollywood is as vibrant as Hollywood when it comes to scripting of character. After all, India is less a country than a continent when it comes to diversity in terms of personality nuances.

With my limited knowledge of bollywood and my personal preferences, I attempted to list some of them who could qualify in being top 20- using the same criterian as that of movie magazine. I am aware that this list is always debatable and more so the rankings The appropriate way would be to have an opinion poll like Premier movie magazine . But there is no doubt that Gabbar Singh. Mogambo, Munnabhai and Anand would be there for sure.

Character Actor Movie
1 Gabbar Singh ....Amjad Khan........Sholay
2 Mogambo ..........Amrish Puri.........Mr India
3 Anand ................Rajesh Khanna.....Anand
4 Munnabhai ........Sanjay Datt......... Munnabhai MBBS
5 Mr India ............Anil Kapoor......... Mr India
6 Basanti.............. Hema Malini.........Sholay
7 Shahanshah ......Amitabh ................Shehanshah
8 Rama Shetty ....S. Amrapurkar..... Ardha Satya
9 Bhiku Mhatre....Manoj Bajpai......... Satya
10 Don .................Amitabh Bachchan.Don
11 Sher Khan...... Pran....................... Zanjeer
12 Kabuliwala ....Balraj Sahani...........abuliwala
13 Sikandar ........Amitabh Bachchan ..Mukkandar Ka Sikandar
14 Raju Guide .. Dev Anand............... Guide
15 Umrao Jaan ....Rekha .....................Umrao Jaan
16 Vijay Dinanath Chauhan....Amitabh. Agnipath
17 Bhuvan ... .......Amir Khan.................. Lagan
18 Guddi .............Jaya Bhaduri............... Guddi
19 Satyapriya .....Dharmendra.............. Satyakam
20 Pakeezah .......Meena Kumari........... Pakeezah


There are so more characters that I would have loved to include : Mona Darling: Bindu : Yadoon Ki Barat, Babu Rao : Paresh Rawal : Hera Pheri, Raja Babu : Govinda: Raja Babu, Bobby : Dimple Kapadia: Booby, Shakal : Ajit: Yadoon Ki Barat, Julie : Laxmi : Julie, Jijaji : Om Prakash: Chupke Chupke, Bhavani Shankar : Utpal Datt: Golmal, Devdas : Dilip Kumar: Devdas
Munna: Amir Khan: Rangeela,

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