8 Villain Characters from Rajamouli Films That Stood Tall Among Leads

8 Villain Characters from Rajamouli Films That Stood Tall Among Leads

2 Mar 18 @ 7:44 PM | By Sai

A movie is not just about the leads. It’s a story where you even have supporting characters that help in taking the story forward. Some might be necessary; some might not be that significant. But, supporting characters are crucial in telling most of our stories, especially on Indian screens. The better characters you have in your story, the more effective will be your movie. If you take a look at Rajamouli’s movies, he accommodates some really unique and intriguing characters in the process of his amazing story telling. Try taking a closer look at few of his characters apart from the main leads of his movies. You will find some really interesting characters who’ve still made an impact over the years. The characters that belong completely to this marvellous story teller.

  1. Bikshu Yadav – Sye

    The ferocious and merciless man that he was never spared anyone. He was brutal and saw anyone’s end if he found them opposing his actions. With the nose ring and broad twirling moustache, his character was scary not just by appearance but by his actions as well. It was the debut for Pradeep Rawat in Telugu and the actor nailed it.

    Bikshu Yadav – Sye
    Bikshu Yadav – Sye
  2. Kaatraju - Chatrapathi

    Kaatraju was considerably a small role, but the impact he leaves is impressive. It is his character that turns the things around for Chatrapathi to become a rebel. His mean and ruthless behavior was enough to get the protagonist break open from his cage and become the rebel for his people. Played by Supreet, Kaatraj became his household name after such a power packed performance.

    Kaatraju - Chatrapathi
    Kaatraju - Chatrapathi
  3. Yama Dharma Raja - Yamadonga

    He was not the routine Yama whom we saw in earlier movies, he was more stern and strict. Transforming into a female at his will in order to prove himself right, this Yama was a bit humane and wicked. He gets along in disguise leaving Raja, the protagonist helpless.

    Yama Dharma Raja - Yamadonga
    Yama Dharma Raja - Yamadonga
  4. Sher Khan - Magadheera

    The character of Sher Khan has remained in our memories for long time now. He walks in as an enemy and turns out to burn the pyre repenting for the damage he caused to Bhairava The character is barely for a few minutes, but his commentary during the famous ‘100 soldiers’ fights in Magadheera is a crucial element that sets the tempo of the movie. Played by late actor Sri Hari, this role is till remembered as one the best one in career.

    Sher Khan - Magadheera
    Sher Khan - Magadheera
  5. Nagineedu – Maryadaramanna

    The characteristic features of Nagineedu itself is an interesting one. With a complete out bursting rage to seek revenge, but keeping it hidden as long as their subject is in their house shows the struggle the character of Nagineedu goes through. Ramineedu made his acting debut with this movie and it looks like the character was tailor made for him.

    Nagineedu – Maryadaramanna
    Nagineedu – Maryadaramanna
  6. Sudeep - Eega

    An antagonist generally has an equally competent protagonist, but in the movie ‘Eega’ that was not the case. Sudeep had to deal with a fly that has come to seek revenge. Being frustrated, furious and demolishing at the same time, Sudeep played by Kannada star Sudeep nailed it. The Filmfare Award for best supporting actor, 2012 is a compliment to his outstanding work.

    Sudeep - Eega
    Sudeep - Eega
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  8. Kattappa - Baahubali

    Another epic character that from India’s biggest motion picture series, ‘Baahubali’, Kattappa is a loyal guard of the kingdom is a very interesting character that has been sketched. With great devotion to his King Amarendra Baahubali, he lands in a situation to kill him and confesses that to his son, Mahendra Baahubali.

    Kattappa - Baahubali
    Kattappa - Baahubali
  9. Sivagami - Baahubali

    Possibly one of the best characters in the History of Telugu cinema. As described, she is the epitome of justice and as long as she was present on the screen in the first part of ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’, she clearly left an impression. The royal queen that she was for the Mahishmati Kingdom shows the authority she had over the lead characters. Played by Ramya Krishnan, she was awarded with the Best Supporting Actress by Filmfare, IIFA, SIIMA and CineMAA.

    Sivagami - Baahubali
    Sivagami - Baahubali
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