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The 10 Most Bizarre Villains in Bollywood

Last updated on: October 19, 2011 18:00 IST

The 10 Most Bizarre Villains in Bollywood

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Arjun Rampal's set the rat among the pigeons by tweeting his look from the upcoming Ra.One, and we thought it would be fun to look at the most bizarre looking bad guys in Bollywood.

Here's my top 10. Click on so you, dear reader, can vote for the best at the end of the list:

Arjun Rampal in Ra.One

The latest Ra.One image finally acquaints us with the film's titular villain. Arjun Rampal wears a peculiarly sized scarlet suit, and sports a biker-goatee to go with a bald head.

Well, I guess the one thing some films at least get right about a bad guy is literally making him look bad.


Image: Arjun Rampal in Ra.One

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Sanjay Dutt in Agneepath

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Speaking of which, Dutt. I've referred to him before as looking like Shrek having swallowed Mogambo, and can't top that.

Bald, bicepped and decidedly Ogre-y, the good thing about Dutt's take on Kancha Cheena -- the role made immortal by the one and only Danny Dengzongpa -- is that it won't possibly be compared with the original.


Image: Sanjay Dutt

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Kay Kay Menon in Drona

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With hair like a gel-loving Tintin, robes like Dr Strange dressed for Elton John night at the local wizarding hole, and significant shizophrenia, Kay Kay was the most outlandish and by extension -- thanks to his acting chops especially in comparison to his co-actors -- the only enjoyable thing about this Goldie Behl mega-dud.


Image: Kay Kay Menon

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Anil Kapoor in Tashan

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For a gangster who doesn't know English, somewhere during his aspirational West-worshipping, Kapoor must have picked up a collection of hip-hop videos.

Dressed in furs, zebra stripes, sheer shirts and insane shoes, the man had enough bling on him to look like he was rolling out of West Coast Customs.


Image: Anil Kapoor

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Sanjay Dutt in Aladin

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Wearing a tiger-printed suit and a weird, felt-type top hat with a ridiculously red stripe across it, it's hard to picture Dutt's evil Ringmaster ever actually scaring anyone or anything.

That weird goatee, on the other hand, would have scared many of us sightless if we'd actually bothered to watch the film.


Image: Sanjay Dutt

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Amrish Puri in Tehelka

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No matter how painful the film is and how awfully it did, everyone, repeat EVERYONE, remembers "Shom shom shom shaam-o shaa shaa."

Amrish Puri's rogues were memorable by default, but this serpentine one with the decidedly pun-inspired name Dong was much more bizarre than even we expected.


Image: Amrish Puri

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Amrish Puri in Mr India

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This, of course, was what set the bar for Puri's villains. A world hungry megalomaniac with a near BappiDa love for finger jewellery, Mogambo had strange gold hair, complete with two spit curls (that's one more than Superman, yo) and dressed to audition for Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Now that's boss-like.


Image: Amrish Puri

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All the villians in Mard

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Manmohan Desai's phenomally slapdash film set in pre-Independent India starred a bunch of well-known Bollywood villains as various British baddies, with Prem Chopra as 'Mayor Harry' and Dan Dhona as Danny Dyer.

Everyone's dressed as if at an 1980s-superhero themed orgy, and most of them wear capes. Ooh-er.


Image: A still from Mard

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Sadashiv Amrapurkar in Elaan-E-Jung

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Ah, just another three hours in Anil Sharma's head. Which means extremely highstrung jingoism, much yelling, bloodlust and some love for a Deol.

This one has Dharmendra trying to bring down Amrapurkar's actrocious looking overlord, and is worth a watch just for the bad guy's expressions. And that look. Oh boy.


Image: Sadashiv Amrapurkar with Sushma Seth in Elaan-E-Jung

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Amrish Puri in Jaani Dushman

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I know, I know, we keep bringing up Amrish Puri here but it's honestly been hard not to make this a Top Ten Amrish Weirdos list.

And in 1979 stunner Jaani Dushman, he plays a werewolf. With a head that swivels all the way around, a la The Exorcist. How could we not include this?


Image: Amrish Puri

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