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7 Nefarious Villains Who Shone Bright On The Big Screen With Their Dark Portrayals

Villain characters have left the audience stunned. Here are the villains that have always left a mark in the minds of the audience in the recent past.

Sumeet Vyas, John Abraham, Vijay Varma

While heroes make the audience fall in love with their charisma, it's the villains that leave an impact on their hearts. It's their evil laugh, their wicked moves, and their unsung comical timing that keeps us intact on the screen throughout the movie. While heroes hold a significant value in films, villains are more fun to watch.

Recently, the entertainment arena has seen a sheer number of antagonists giving an iconic performance and nefariously deadly goals! Here are a few roles that stayed with the audience for longer than one can imagine - a few villains that have redefined evil in recent times:

John Abraham (‘Pathaan’)

We can hear the whistles already! With his chiselled physique and bang-on acting, John Abraham just elevated the evil and how in 'Pathaan'. Who doesn't love John Abraham? His performance in 'Pathaan' made us drool over him even more. Where everyone was busy praising 'Pathaan', there was a fear that Jim was actually the one who could beat him. It was John's acting and his powerful body that actually made us question who might win. Pathan had a great ensemble but we just can't get our minds off of Jim.

Sumeet Vyas (‘Jaanbaaz Hindustan Ke’ & ‘Mrs Undercover’)

The effervescently versatile, devilishly charming, Sumeet Vyas dynamically redefined antagonists with his portrayal of an obscure, loathsome terrorist in the critically acclaimed series,' Jaanbaaz Hindustan Ke' and more recently 'Mrs Undercover'. Sumeet gave a groundbreaking performance in both and has proven that, just like water moulds in every vessel, Sumeet can mould himself into any character! What really stunned us was Sumeet's effortless camouflaging of a character that he has never played onscreen villains before. Sumeet completely manipulates the audience into believing that behind that cutesy face lies a hideous criminal mastermind.

Pankaj Tripathi (‘Ludo’)

Only Pankaj Tripathi can blend humour and evil so well! His 'Sattu' draws instant hatred yet manages to make you laugh. He may not be the ideal bad guy we are accustomed to, but he is pretty ruthless and shrewd when it comes to getting what he wants and how he wants it.

Vijay Varma (‘Darlings’)

The ever-charming Vijay Varma stunned everyone with his hate-worthy portrayal of Hamza in Alia Bhatt's 'Darlings'! His depiction of a cruel husband felt so arguably surreal that audiences rejoiced over his character's death in the movie! Vijay Varma as Hamza in 'Darlings' was cruel, brutal, and everything harsh yet he left a crystal clear image of his impactful performance on our minds. Without a doubt, we hated his character to the core and yet watched him attentively on the screens. It was Vijay Varma’s talent as an actor that made us angry at Hamza even more.

Jaideep Ahlawat (‘An Action Hero’)

Jaideep Ahlawat's fiery eyes are enough to strike fear! The Anirudh Iyer directorial negated a villain's aura of a powerful man surrounded by cars, women and loads of money. Jaideep's Bhoora wanted nothing but to avenge his brother's murder and surpassed every evil to achieve his nefarious goal!

Ranveer Singh (‘Padmaavat’)

Alauddin Khilji was a tyrant, a manipulator, and an ambitious king who wanted to rule the world, and Ranvir Singh with his looks and performance made us totally believe that someone this cruel can exist. From his critically-acclaimed acting to his breathtaking appearance, his appearance on the screen made us scared.

Sanjay Dutt (‘Agneepath’)

Sanjay Dutt's bald look, puffy eyes, and the scariest wicked smile ever were everything a villain ever needed. His excellent performance and perfectly curated look made us dear to him and how. A real villain with a real motive, something that gave much more meaning to the whole film.