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Manoj Bajpayee: When negative characters came alive with him
Mithilesh Singh in 'Aarakshan'
A greedy man who commercializes education for his own benefit is Manoj Bajpayee in 'Aarakshan', playing the role of Mithilesh Singh.
Manoj Bajpayee in 'Aks'
'Na koi marta hai, Na koi maarta hai', a heavy weight dialogue which could become famous only because of Manoj Bajpayee. He acted opposite Amitabh Bachchan in this film and still he could manage to not get sidelined, all thanks to his impeccable acting.
Rajan in 'Chakravyuh'
Manoj Bajpayee played the role of a Naxalite leader named Rajan in Prakash Jha film 'Chakravyuh' and we had goosebumps! It was as if he has acquired PhD in being a Naxalite and heading a team of violent people.
Sardar Khan in 'Gangs of Wasseypur'
Anurag Kashyap's 'Gangs of Wassepur' will always be the most critically acclaimed film highlighting Manoj Bajpayee's spectacular acting. Manoj as Sardar Khan was all that we loved 'Gangs of Wasseypur' for! A brutal yet a comical character trying to seek revenge is just so fascinating.
Veerendra Pratap Singh in 'Raajneeti'
Manoj Bajpayee played the role of Veerendra Pratap Singh who makes use of 'Saam, Daam, Dand, Bhed' to acquire the political power from his cousin brother in 'Raajneeti'. He was like that Duryodhan in the backdrop of modern-day Ramayan.
Bhiku Matre in 'Satya'
Bhiku Matre could become so famous only because Manoj Bajpayee was essaying this role. How can one forget his most famous dialogue 'Mumbai Ka King Kaun, Bhiku Matre', from the film? This dialogue would be written down in the history of Indian Cinema narrating the most impactful dialogues said ever.
Balram Singh in 'Satyagraha'
When it is a Prakash Jha film, then it is given that Manoj Bajpayee would play the role of the villain and 'Satyagraha' was no different. He played the role of Balram Singh, a politician who possessed threat to the democracy by all means and was perfect in every way.
Zubair Imtiaz Haksar in 'Shootout at Wadala'
'Shootout at Wadala' was all in all a dark film revolving around the gangsters of Mumbai. Manoj Bajpayee played the role of Zubair Imtiaz Haksar, a character based on the life of real-life gangster Shabir Ibrahim Kaskar. As usual, he gave his best performance and was one of the highlighting factors of the film.
Gajender Singh in 'Tevar'
'Tevar' was a flop but, the villain of the film played by Manoj Bajpayee was a sure shot hit. He played the role of a goon who is deeply in love with the heroine played by Sonakshi Sinha. Using all the means, Gajender tries hard to keep the hero away from the heroine but remains unsuccessful! Though Manoj gets defeated in the end, he was surely one tough champ to fight!
Murad Khan in 'Fiza'
2000 film, 'Fiza', starring Hrithik Roshan, Karisma Kapoor, Jaya Bachchan and Manoj Bajpayee was a critically acclaimed film with all the characters being applauded for their performance. Manoj Bajpayee had a small role to play, that of a terrorist group leader, but it was a powerful one.