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The best villains of 2017: The evil that left a mark
Rana Daggubati as Bhallaladeva
Finally, the long wait was over this year with the release of filmmaker SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus ‘Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion’. Among all the larger-than-life characters, Rana Daggubati’s performance as tyrant king Bhallaladeva was one of the major highlights of the film. It was powerful and menacing with the actor getting into the skin of the character. Undoubtedly, it was Rana’s brilliant performance that made Bhallaladeva become one of the best villains of all time.
Vidyut Jammwal as Seher Singh
Who can ever forget his brilliant villainous role in his debut Bollywood film ‘Force’ which even overshadowed the hero John Abraham! Vidyut Jammwal returned as a baddie in period heist action thriller ‘Baadshaho’. The actor delivered a good performance playing an army officer named Major Seher Singh. He even excelled in the action scenes. He was one of the prime reasons to watch this film which was otherwise strictly average.
Chunky Panday as Kabir
Yet another surprising performance that guarantees to sweep you off your feet. Chunky Panday who is more known for his comic avatars, was seen delivering a menacing performance in ‘Begum Jaan’. The actor completely reinvented himself with this character of evil Kabir in a never-seen-before avatar. Certainly, if anyone has doubts on his serious acting abilities, his performance in the film will surely put an end to it.
Ronit Roy and Rohit Roy as Shellar Brothers
Evil doesn't survive but leaves a mark. Ronit Roy and Rohit Roy’s portrayal as Madhavrao and Amit Shellar respectively actually gave the year 2017 its first best negative characters in ‘Kaabil’. Both of them delivered an outstanding performance and it was their real and reel life bond which indeed turned out to be a treat for us and their fans out there. Definitely their acting wouldn't be ‘Memory se Delete’ ever.
Neil Nitin Mukesh as Chief
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar's ‘Indu Sarkar’ was set in the Emergency period in India. Though the overall impact of the movie didn’t remain that positive, surely it was Neil Nitin Mukesh’s outstanding performance that left a deep impression. His character was based on a politician (name was never mentioned) and was only referred to as 'Chief' in the movie. His expressions in every scene and especially the song ‘Chadhta Sooraj’ indeed makes it one of his best performances till now.
Sahil Vaid as Jugnu
Indeed, the most surprising performance of the year. Sahil Vaid’s character Jugnu was fantastic in the film. His acting literally stole the show from all the actors in the second half and made everyone aware of his potential as a serious performer. No one could have imagined before ‘Bank Chor’ that he is the same person who tickled everyone's funny bones with his roles in ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ and ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’.
Abhimanyu Singh as Jagan
As an actor, Abhimanyu Singh has done some villainous roles in the past too, but his performance in ‘MOM’ is surely one of his most commendable performances. No doubt the film belonged to versatile performer Sridevi, but Abhimanyu Singh as Jagan left a mark in this revenge drama thriller. His bald look in the second half made him look more evil and dynamic and he should be credited for shaving off his head.
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