When a movie is released, people talk about the main actors and actresses. Often the work of the supporting cast is neglected. But the sidekicks are an essential part of the movie as they elevate the hero's role to a new level. They are the selfless helpers of the lead actors who support them, advise them and even help them in doing many tasks. They are often funny and grave. Sometimes they surpass the protagonist with their acting. Here are some of the eminent acolytes of Bollywood who were an integral part of the movie.
A perfect accomplice to Munna Bhai, Circuit has his charms. The perfect comic timing, the language, and the style, everything added to the humour of the movie.
, in his role was very nice. His character had only one work, and that was to do everything Munna asked him to do and helped him in achieving everything. Without Circuit, Munnabhai will be incomplete.
had played many funny characters. But Nandu from the movie "Raja Babu" is one of his best roles. His is naive and, his funny antics and odd language makes him more hilarious. He was a perfect follower of Raja Babu which was visible in bringing an umbrella for him, or in helping the heroine to run away from the goons. Shakti Kapoor has done justice with the character. He is one of the best wingmen in Bollywood.
One sided romantics are very dangerous. They conspire and hurt their love interest’s mate. But here is a one sided romantic, Bindiya who is funny and is ready to help Kundan, her love interest. While Kundan is after Zoya, she is all set to do whatever he is asking. Who can prove to be a better sidekick than a one sided lover?
as Bindiya has won lots of heart. 'Raanjhana' is well remembered not only because of Dhanush and Sonam but also Swara.
Tanu Weds Manu
During a wedding, a friend is very necessary to keep you entertained, and Pappi was such a friend to Manu. Always by Manu’s side, he was also his advisor. Helping his friend in many ways, he is also funny and adorable. It is one of Deepak Dobriyal’s finest acting.
5. Dr. Baldev Chaddha-Vicky Donor
There is still doubt, whether Dr. Chaddha was an acolyte or a parallel lead. He was the one who convinced Vicky to be a sperm donor and helped him fulfil his wishes. Not only does he save Vicky from the police but also restores his relation with his wife, Ashima. Anu Kapoor has performed brilliantly in the movie.
6. Sher Khan-Zanjeer
Although Pran has done numerous roles as a villain and as a supporting cast member, but Sher Khan is still one of the finest roles he has played. His famous dialogue in the film-“Iss ilaake me naye aaye ho sahab, warna Sher Khan ko kaun nhi jaanta.” He was a perfect friend as a supporter of Vijay. His dressing and dialect added a new essence to the character. Pran has excelled in portraying Sher Khan.
7. Raju Rastogi & Farhan Qureshi - 3 Idiots
It is among those movies in which the sidekicks played the most important roles. Raju and Farhan were a perfect example of those friends who were ready to do anything for their friend. Their journey to track down their estranged friend is not only hilarious but also heart touching. They can do anything for their friend, like the emergency landing of an airplane, blackmailing a person to tell their friend’s location and kidnapping their friend’s love interest. No one can play Raju and Farhan better than Sharman and Madhvan.
Bahadur, a perfect servant to his employer Ashok, is one of the best sidekicks in Bollywood. Bahadur played a necessary part in the movie. He along with his boss were a good mixture of comedy and tragedy. Adapted from Shakespeare’s "Comedy Of Errors", "Angoor" owes a part of its success to
for beautifully portraying the character of Bahadur.
9. Gaffur-Deewana Mastana
has excelled in enacting Gaffur, a perfect partner in crime to Raja. He helps in selling railway tickets in black and robbing train treasure. He even tries to kill Raja’s rival. He is the all time advisor to Raja (played by
). He is a proper packet of humour and is one of the best sidekicks in Bollywood.
Sambha in Sholay is one of the most memorable roles played by . He did not have much work apart from just sitting on the hilltop and answer Gabbar. One question which Gabbar asked him frequently was “Arre o sambha kitna inaam rakha hai sarkar ne hum par” to which he used to reply “Pure pachas hazar”. Although Sambha wasn't a part of many scenes, the audience remember him as Gabbar’s best wingman.