Sholay is one such movie, the characters of which have become cult. Gabbar Singh, the Dacoit from the movie is still vivid and so are the other characters like Thakur, Jai, Veeru, Basanti and even the horse named Dhanno. Bollywood has produced many such movies which are no less than gems and their characters have been immortalised by the actor who played it. Choosing the ten best characters from the movies is a tough job as there are many such characters who deserve to be on the list.
Characters who are still vivid in our memories
1. Raj (Awara)
Raj Kapoor played the role of quintessential happy-go-lucky character in the movie. His simplicity and charm mesmerised the audience not only in India but in Russia too where he was extremely popular.
The character of Anarkali in the movie Mughal-E-Azam was portrayed to perfection by the beautiful Madhubala. The movie was widely appreciated was the most expensive movie of its time. The poise and elegance with which Madhubala essayed the role was amazing.
3. Gabbar Singh
There has not been a better villain. Gabbar Singh’s dreaded character in the movie Sholay was par excellence. The role was portrayed by Amjad Khan, who has brought life in the character. Such was the effect of the character that it is still referenced in the movies and in real life.
Thakur from Sholay is again one of the most remembered characters of the movie, Sholay. An old man draped in the shawl is enough reference to visualise the character. Sanjeev Kumar has done justice with the role and many consider the character to be a milestone of his career.
5. Radha (Mother India)
Nargis has essayed the role of Radha in the legendary movie, Mother India. The
character of Radha is still vivid in the mind of cinema lovers who hail the character of Radha as one of the best in the Indian film industry.
The antagonist from the movie Mr. India, Mogambo was played to perfection by Amrish Puri. He showed us that villains can also be charismatic and da
ngerous at the same time. What he pulled off as Mogambo, only and only Amrish Puri could do that. The famous line,” Mogambo Khush hua” had become an instant hit.
7. Vijay Deenanath Chauhan (Agneepath)
Although, Agneepath was not a blockbuster, the character of Vijay Deenanath Chauhan received critical acclaim. The baritone in Amitabh B
achchan’s voice was perfectly used to bring the right amount of mean streak to the character. It is one of the best roles Amitabh Bachchan has essayed till date.
8. Anand (Anand)
Rajesh Khanna’s Anand was not only a memorable character, but a memorable movie too. Who would not have cried during the last scene of the m
ovie when the hero, Anand, dies. It was one of the milestone characters played by Legendary Rajesh Khanna.
9. Raj (DDLJ)
Shahrukh Khan changed the concept of romancing on the screen with DDLJ. His character had the charm that made the girls go weak in their knees. With h
is portrayal of Raj, Bollywood got a character which was unique in its own ways.
10. Amar-Prem (Andaz Apna Apna)
The jodi of Amar-Prem played by Aamir Khan and Salman Khan was not an instant hit, but over the years, their antiques have made the viewers rolling on the floor laughing.