Side-Character Outshined The Lead In Bollywood Movies


Most people believe that a Bollywood movie is complete with the Hero, Heroine, and villain. However, the truth is there are dozens of supporting cast in almost every movie. For instance, Raja Babu has Nandu and Kabir Singh has Shiva.

Well, these characters just remain sidekicks and support the hero. However, there are many instances in Bollywood movies where sidekicks outshone the lead actor in the movie.

Here we created the list of 15 side characters whose storyline is more impactful than the lead characters in movies.

Deepak Dobriyal in Delhi 6

Deepak Dobriyal is one true actor that often outshine the lead characters in movies. For instance, the character of Pappi in Tanu Weds Manu series was the highlight of the movie.

Delhi 6 has many good actors like Pawan Malhotra, Om Puri, Supriya Pathak, and Waheeda Rahman. However, the role of Deepak as an employee at the local halwai impressed the audience.

Kay Kay Menon in Shaurya

Shaurya was the Hindi remake of popular Hollywood film A few Good Men. Kay Kay Menon was portraying the character played by legendary actor Jack Nicholson. Kay Kay Menon stole the show with his acting skills.

There are dozens of YouTube videos that claimed Shaurya is an underrated movie and everyone should watch it to witness the great performances by Rahul Bose and Kay Kay Menon.

Amrita Puri in Aisha

Aisha is the movie that made Sonam Kapoor a fashion queen in Bollywood. The movie is the book adaptation of Novel Emma.

The movie is most remembered by the amazing performance of Amrita Puri. Her character in the movie is written brilliantly.

Vikram in Raavan

Mani Ratnam has made Raavan which was the modern interpretation of the Ramayana with the successful pair of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan.

However, after the release of the movie, everyone appreciates Chiyaan Vikram’s performance in the movie.

Rajesh Sharma in No One Killed Jessica

It can be counted as one of the rarest moments. No One Killed Jessica is a tight script with two popular actresses sharing screen space together.

Rajesh Sharma’s character of the investigating officer becomes everyone’s favorite because of the acting skills and screen presence of the actor.

Abhimanyu Singh in Gulaal

One of the masterpieces by Anurag Kashyap has an ensemble cast of great actors like Piyush Mishra, Kay Kay Menon, Aditya Srivastava. Still, Abhimanyu Singh with his energetic performance becomes memorable even though he was in the movie for a few scenes.

Manu Rishi in Oye Lucky Lucky Oye

The story of a super chor connected well with the audience. The main lead of the film includes Abhay Deol, Paresh Rawal, and Richa Chadha. Still, the Bengali best friend of Abhay Deol in the movie was loved by everyone. Clearly, Manu Rishi Chadha got some recognition after the movie.

Manish Chaudhari in Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year

Rocket Singh is a great movie on entrepreneurs. The movie was already in buzz for being different from the typical Bollywood commercial movie.

Despite the ensemble cast of the movie, everyone became a fan of Manish Chaudhari who was more like a villain in the movie.

Richa Chadha in Gangs of Wasseypur 1

Gangs of Wasseypur is getting recognition as Bollywood’s magnum opus. The movie has many great actors. However, everyone praised Richa Chadha for presenting such a bold character in front of the camera. She played the mother of Nawaazuddin as well.

Aditya Srivastav in Black Friday

Black Friday is another epic created by Anurag Kashyap. It was a recreation of ’93 Bombay bomb blasts. There are many characters in the movie, but the character that shone among them was Badshah Khan.

Pitobash Tripathy in Shor: In The City

Shor: In The City is an underrated movie in Bollywood. The movie is set on the backdrop of the Ganpati Festival. It was the debut movie of Pitobash Tripathy but he stole the show with his overwhelming enthusiasm and energetic performance.

Seema Pahwa in Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

Bollywood is criticized for showing mother in a typical way in movies. Seema Pahwa in the movie is brilliantly written as she was giving sex education to her daughter. No wonder that with her Alibaba analogy, she is the highlight of the movie.

Annu Kapoor in Vicky Donor

Anu Kapoor was not the first choice to play the iconic Dr. Chadha in the movie. Well, his acting made the character iconic. People have shown interest in making the spin-off story to know how Dr. Chadha started his clinic.

Rajit Kapur in Ghulam

Little do you know that Aamir’s much talked film Ghulam is the remake of Hollywood movie On the Waterfront. Aamir portrayed the character which was played by Marlon Brando. However, Rajit Kapur’s Jai became more famous than Aamir Khan’s Siddhu.

Siddhant Chaturvedi in Gully Boy

Siddhant’s MC Sher surprised everyone and he became the star overnight. Even though the story is centered on Murad, MC Sher became the most lovable character after the release of the movie.