Birthday Special: Sanjay Dutt's 10 PAISA VASOOL dialogues!
'Tere mein sur Osama ka ho, lekin märe mein power Obama ka hai.'
Even the super silly Policegiri, which released a few weeks back, packed in some masses-friendly quotes pandering to Sanjay Dutt's tough guy image.
Delivering punches with words is, after all, every actor's mainstay.
In a career spanning four decades, Dutt's on screen frank speak and peculiar dialogue delivery -- a mix of coarse and caustic, especially since he essayed the titular guy in Subhash Ghai's Khal Nayak, has gone down famously with the viewers.
The star, doing time in prison at present, turns 54 today.
Here's wishing him happier days ahead with a compilation of ten of his most paisa-vasool dialogues.
'Sharafat ki kitaab mein mujhe khalnayak kehte hain.'
Playing the whimsical, larger-than-life bad boy in Subhash Ghai's Khalnayak, Dutt gets into the skin of his character with a grubby get-up and (the afore-mentioned) popular retort to Madhuri Dixit's inquiry.
Image: Sanjay Dutt in Khalnayak
'Zindagi jeene ka mazaa tab aata hai, dost jab maut ki ungliyan thaamkar bhaaga jaaye.'
Sanjay Gupta's slick directorial debut captures Dutt's macho appeal and magnetism like never before.
And in a particularly stylish scene between him and Aditya Panscholi, which sets the tone for the film's title and their reckless spirit, the actor reveals his daredevil philosophy.
Image: Sanjay Dutt with Aditya Panscholi in Aatish
'Ek baat yaad rakhna inspector main wapas aaonga. Us ladki ko chhupa kar, wapas zaroor aaonga Inspector. Aur us din aakhri baar teri photo zaroor chapegi, zinda nahi murda.'
Playing a aggressive character modelled around Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver turned Dutt's fortunes overnight after Mahesh Bhatt's Sadak became a huge hit.
In a pre-climax scene, he expresses his disgust at a previously sympathetic cop (Pankaj Dheer) who ratted on him and threatens him with dire consequences on his return.
Image: Sanjay Dutt in Sadak
'Asli hai, asli! Pachhas Tola, pachhas tola. Kitna? Pachhas tola!'
The manic delight Dutt conveys in flaunting the obscene amount of gold around his neck while showering his displeased family with expensive gifts is one of the most effective moments of his critically-acclaimed performance in Vaastav.
Image: Sanjay Dutt in Vaastav
'Do sau che type ka sirf haddi hai. Todne ke time apun log sochte the kya?'
Rajkumar Hirani's feel-good entertainer has tons to chuckle about. Including the time when an amazed Dutt discusses the complexities of human anatomy and the amusing indifference with which they disassembled it in their profession as goons.
Image: Sanjay Dutt in Munnabhai MBBS
'Udaa do saale ke bheje ko. Main bhi dekhna chahta hoon ke ismein ghaas bhara hai ya bhusa.'
Trust Sanjay Dutt to blurt the most hostile things and still make an impression.
As the brash Ajju in Sanjay Gupta's tall ensemble of male actors in a remake of Reservoir Dogs-meets-Heat-meets-The Usual Suspects, Dutt's one-liners add evident edge.
Image: Sanjay Dutt in Kaante
Lage Raho Munnabhai
'Jab dono gaal pe pad jaaye toh kya karne ka, yeh Bapu ne kaha apne ko.'
As the Gandhigiri endorsing tapori of Munnabhai sequel, Dutt responds to a guard slapping him on both sides of his face with a license to give it back since the icon's non-violence sayings never specified beyond 'offer the other cheek' technicality.
Image: Sanjay Dutt with Arshad Warsi in Lage Raho Munnabhai
'Jis tarah tum log apne naye ghar ke liye nariyal phodte ho na? Waise hi yeh log hum achhuton ka sarr phod diya karte the taaki kisi nazar na lage.'
In Eklavya, Dutt plays a sarcastic cop, belonging to a scheduled cast, nursing the damage caused by the once prominent royalty's cruel traditions.
His emphasis on the prevalence of democracy in every other sentence is a constant reflection of this deep-rooted resentment.
Image: Sanjay Dutt in Eklavya
Shootout At Lokhandwala
'Tum jaise jitne haramzaade is shaher mein paida hote hain na unke sabki ek file banke mere office aati hain. Ab itni files ho gayi hain ke pair rakhne ki jagah nahi hai. Office saaf karne ka sirf ek hi raasta hai. Aadmi khatam toh files khatam. '
The actor plays an ACP based on a real-life Mumbai cop, known for conducting a daring encounter against Maya Dolas at Lokhandwala in 1991.
Director Apoorva Lakhia establishes his hard-hitting outlook through Dutt's dynamic persona in designed-for-applause dialogues.
Image: Sanjay Dutt in Shootout At Lokhandwala
'Tum kya leke aaye the, aur kya leke jaaoge? Reh jayega sirf ek insaan -- sarv shaktishaali, sarv shaktimaan, Kancha!'
Sanjay Dutt's chilling menace as the bald, black-clad Kancha Cheena in Karan Johar's Agneepath is a visible departure from Danny Denzongpa's polished malice in the original.
And he makes the distinction most memorable in a stunning introduction.
Image: Sanjay Dutt in Agneepath