These side characters were so good, they deserve to be the hero of their own story

Published on 19th Oct 2020 by BlogBuster Editorial Team

Sometimes, the side characters are so brilliantly portrayed in Bollywood movies that we get involved in their story just the same as that of the protagonists'. Taking a page out of Akshay Kumar' Baby and Tapsee Pannu's Naam Shabana, here's hoping these side characters get spin-off movies of their own. 

1. Sadhya Ji - Masaan (2015)

Pankaj Tripathi portrays almost every role of his flawlessly and one of the best supporting characters in movies . It just took a couple of scenes for us to fall in love with his character in Masaan. With the overall heartbreaking narrative of the film, Sadhya Ji was like a ray of sunshine in the movie during his conversations with Richa Chadda’s Devi Pathak.

Sadhya Ji - Masaan (2015)
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2. Pappi Ji - Tanu Weds Manu (2011)

Deepak Dobriyal’s Pappi Ji in Tanu Weds Manu transformed from a mere supporting actor to a character we actually looked forward to watching in scene after scene. His misadventures in love would be greatly appreciated by audiences in a standalone film featuring him.

Pappi Ji - Tanu Weds Manu (2011)
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3. Khalid Mir - Raazi (2018)

 The handler of Alia Bhatt’s secret agent, Jaideep Ahlawat’s Khalid Mir was a character that piqued everyone’s interest. We saw his patriotic side while training Alia Bhatt’s Sehmat and inculcating the values he had learned in his years of service with the Indian Army.

Khalid Mir - Raazi (2018)
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4. Murari Gupta - Raanjhanaa (2013)

Do you remember the dialogues between Murari Gupta and Kundan in Raanjhanaa? Of course you do! Everyone does! That’s the second most interesting thing about the movie after Kundan’s boundless love for Zoya. We’d love to see Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub getting a standalone movie.

Murari Gupta - Raanjhanaa
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5. Najma Khatoon - Gangs Of Wasseypur (2012)

Every side character from the Gangs Of Wasseypur movie has been given a decent amount of back story that engrosses the audiences even more in the narrative. But Richa Chadda’s fearless Najma Khatoon deserves a story of her own where she is the lead. The character was brilliantly portrayed and was just too good to be just a side character.

Najma Khatoon - Gangs Of Wasseypur (2012)
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6. MC Sher - Gully Boy (2019)

The gully rap of Siddharth Chaturvedi’s MC Sher resonated so well with the audiences, that they’ve been demanding to know more about the character. MC Sher was loosely based on the life of Rapper Naezy. And there are some rumours that suggest we might be getting a film based on MC Sher. Props to Siddharth Chaturvedi for delivering such a memorable performance in his debut film.

MC Sher - Gully Boy (2019)
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7. Neelam and Kamal Mehra - Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)

 Neelam and Kamal’s marriage life, before it turned sour, was just like that of any other couple’s, they loved and cared for each other. But sometimes, people just drift apart and only put up with each other for the sake of their children and society. That’s why their characters are so relatable and deserve a story where their past life is explored.

Neelam and Kamal Mehra
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8. Vijayalakshmi - Queen (2013)

A strong character as that of Lisa Haydon’s Vijayalakshmi deserves to be a star of her own story. She was a single mother, an amazing friend, and most importantly an independent woman who was unapologetic about her desires.

Vijayalakshmi - Queen
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9. Bholi Punjaban - Fukrey (2013)

Yet another Richa Chadda character, Bholi Punjaban is a fan favourite character from Fukrey. Her Delhi accent coupled with that carefree attitude of her’s spelled wonders for the character and even managed to overshadow some other characters that had far more screen time than her.

Bholi Punjaban - Fukrey
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10. Dr. Chaddha - Vicky Donor (2012)

Annu Kapoor’s Dr. Chaddha was a fun character that was able to convince not only the protagonist but also the audiences about the merits of sperm donation. It was due to his funny presentation of the facts and his unique way of explaining which makes his character memorable.

Dr. Chaddha - Vicky Donor
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