Meet Bollywood's 10 Angry Old Men
In fact, the older men are kinda better suited for this job, given that they have experience through the 1970s and 1980s, when that sort of machismo was displayed purely without irony.
So while Amitabh Bachchan shows the kids how it's done this Friday, here's a look at 10 others who could totally get the job done.
He's never been much of an action hero, but there's something to be said about longevity. Jumping Jack still looks like he has enough flash left to rock a pair of sunglasses behind his neck.
Also, at a time when heroes are trying to wear white, he could so be the man.
8. Vinod Khanna
He might be out of shape today, but a reprisal of his classic action hero character could yet be pulled off. Just don't put him on the Cinthol horse.
Image: Vinod Khanna
7. Jackie Shroff
He's been bizarre of late, but the Tamil sensation Aaranya Kaandam, where Jaggu Dada goes full-frontal, is causing an action revolution. And few men can carry off weird boots as unashamedly.
Image: Jackie Shroff
6. Naseeruddin Shah
No biceps needed here, just a character so sinister, so ruthless he makes you shake. And he will.
Image: Naseeruddin Shah
5. Nana Patekar
Patekar, however, is a great fit for an military man going rogue, an old man shoved into a situation where all that'll work is a good ol' yippee-ki-yay, and if he's given full rein, Sher Khan will rule it all.
Image: Nana Patekar
4. Sanjay Dutt
And everybody knows Sanju can smash kneecaps real good.
Image: Sanjay Dutt
Okay, she isn't a man.
Rekha, however, has always taken on 'male' characters with defiant glee, and while tribute must be paid to her Khoon Bhari Maang antics, this is more of a salute to her work in Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, where she bravely mud-wrestled a young and hirsute Akshay Kumar and pinned him to the ground. Respect.
Image: Akshay Kumar and Rekha in Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi
2. Anil Kapoor
Once the fake wrinkles are on, though, expect the fireworks to be both kickass and jhakass.
Image: Anil Kapoor
1. Mithun Chakraborty
Take away the pretenders and bring out the Boss of the B-grade. Mithun Chakraborty might have won a couple of National Awards and established himself as a proper actor, but give him a movie directed by Robot-helmer Shankar -- coincidentally Mithun's character's name in the iconic Gunda -- and you'll see the only man who can conceivably take on Rajnikanth. And maybe, saala, even win.
Image: Mithun Chakraborty