Bollywood Characters Better Staying at Home:
Many times when watching a movie you might think what if the turn of events didn’t happen and the movie ended differently. The characters, the plot, story and actors. With all the movie watching happening in pandemic times, these Bollywood characters who’d have been better off staying at home would have given an unusual twist to the movie.
Gangs of Wasseypur was released in the year 2012. It revolves around the coal mafia in the lanes of Dhanbad. A story of revenge, the power struggle between 3 families vying to be the crime kingpins of the area. The character of Sardar Khan would have completely avoided a brutal death if he had stayed home in the movie.
Starring: Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Huma Qureshi, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Piyush Mishra, Pankaj Tripathi, Richa Chadha
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Sholay is the favorite Bollywood movie across generations. The one thing that always pops up in mind is what if Thakur had decided to stay at home and not have questioned Gabbar Singh’s authority, the movie Sholay would have had Veeru and Jai singing in the jail still.
Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Amjad Khan, Sanjeev Kapoor, Hema Malini, Jaya Bachchan
Director: Ramesh Sippy
Saagar released in the year 1985 and is a romantic drama. The movie has mesmerizing music and visuals. The movie revolves around Mona, Raja, and Ravi who get tangled in a love triangle. The question arises is what if Ravi had decided to stay back home in the US and not come to Goa, India, and fall in love with Mona?
Starring: Dimple Kapadia, Rishi Kapoor, Kamal Hasan
Director: Ramesh Sippy
4. Maine Pyar Kiya
Maine Pyar Kiya released in 1989 and broke all box office records. A romantic story that had Prem, Suman, and the world swooning in love. The question is what if Suman’s father stayed back home and didn’t have to go abroad for work, the movie wouldn’t have been as big a hit.
Starring: Bhagyashree, Salman Khan, Alok Nath, Reema Lagoo
Director: Sooraj Barjatya
5. Jab We Met
Jab We Met released in 2007 to packed cinema halls. A romantic comedy that was loved by all had just one doubt what if Geet Dhillon had stayed home and not bumped into Aditya Kashyap on the train.
Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor
Director: Imtiaz Ali
6. Kapoor and Sons
Kapoor and Sons released in 2016 and were a peppy story about a family and the complicated relations they share with one another. Had the character Harsh Kapoor stayed home and not indulged in straying, the plot wouldn’t have thickened at all.
Starring: Rishi Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra, Fawad Khan, Alia Bhatt, Rajat Kapoor
Director: Shakun Batra
Aiyaari released in 2018 and revolved around the events of the Adarsh Housing scam. Had major Jai Bakshi fallen ill and stayed at home and not overheard the conversation between Retired Lt. Gen Gurinder Singh, an Indian Arms Lobby representative, and the Army Chief Pratap Malik, Aiyaari would have a different ending.
The need of the hour is to be at home, indoors in the safe confines of your home and these Bollywood characters who’d have been better off staying at home emphasize the same.