Next-generation moviegoers enjoy both protagonists and antagonists. In fact, in recent years, villains have gotten more attention than heroes. It began with Heath Ledger’s outstanding performance in The Dark Knight Rises, which overshadowed Christian Bale’s.
It sparked a wave of unconventional performers playing villains and making history, such as Joaquin Phoenix in Joker, Josh Brolin in Avengers, Tom Hiddleston in Thor, and others.
The success of a film is undeniably dependent on its star, but the film can also make headlines for its villain, who dazzles the audience with their portrayal. Postoast has compiled a list of the most popular supervillains, who are even more popular than the stars.
1. Prashant Narayanan, Murder 2
Prashant Narayan, who played Dheeraj Pandey (a transsexual) in the second part of Murder, was both admired and despised for his performance. The actor portrayed a satanic worshipper who viciously murdered any woman he came across. Despite his gruesome persona, the actor was praised for his impressive performance.
2. Vishal Jethwa’s Mardaani 2
Vishal Jethwa is without a doubt one of the most reviled villains of modern times for obvious reasons. Vishal portrayed the elusive rap!st Sunny in Rani Mukerji’s action-thriller Mardaani 2. The brown-eyed child was admired for his acting abilities as much as his persona was despised across the country.
3. Shabana Azmi’s Makdee
Although Shabana Azmi can play any role, her character in Makdee was particularly tough to play due to the prosthetics and makeup. Many children were haunted by her persona in the horror flick at the time.
4. Urmila Matondkar’s Kaun
Urmila Matondkar mastered the ability to convince the audience that she was a victim when, in fact, she was the true villain of the picture. Her role in Kaun appeared demure and always terrified, but the reality was much different.
5. Ashutosh Rana – Sangharsh
When we hear the name Sangharsh, we think of Ashutosh Rana rather than Akshay Kumar. Despite the film’s inaccurate portrayal of the transgender population, Rana played the role with sincerity. We still get chills thinking about his character.
6. Riteish Deshmukh in Ek Villain
Riteish Deshmukh is well-known in Bollywood for his comedic parts. However, in Ek Villain, he nailed the character of Rakesh, who mercilessly murdered women to vent his rage at his wife. In the blink of an eye, the coy-looking telecom clerk transformed into a brutal killer. Although the film was not a box office success, his character is still recognised.
7. Paresh Rawal (Table 21)
In any of his roles, Paresh Rawal never left anything to be desired. However, his performance in Table No. 21 attracted a sizable fan base after the film’s release. He portrayed an avenging father who had lost his only kid to ragging. Despite the craziness of his games with the film’s central couple, the picture offers a very important societal lesson.
8. Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Badlapur
Nawazuddin Siddiqui was already well-known by the time Badlapaur was launched. But the Varun Dhawan-starrer was the icing on the cake for Siddiqui. The actor managed to play the role of a minor crook whose heist goes awry with a lot of conviction.
9 .Darna Mana Hai (Darna Mana Hai) – Rajpal Yadav and Sushant Singh
Despite the fact that it was an anthology, few of the villains made an impression on the audience. The film was based on all types of insane people who we could never fathom. Rajpal Yadav played a frightening fruit vendor who sold everyone man-eating apples, while Boman Irani played a murdering hotelier. Throughout the film, Sushant Singh played a mentally disturbed shadow murderer.