‘As soon as a hero, at all times a hero’ could also be a phenomenon for some however for individuals who dare, turning over to the darkish aspect is a problem price taking. Be it Kevin Spacey in Superman Returns, Edward Norton in The Italian Job, Morgan Freeman in Now You See Me, Jack Nicholson in The Departed, Leonardo DiCaprio in Django Unchained, Liam Neeson in Batman Begins, Heath Ledger in The Darkish Knight, Jason Statham in Livid 7 or Mel Gibson and Jean Claude Van Damme in The Expendables franchise, many good guys have set the precedent by going unhealthy in Hollywood. In Bollywood, the checklist options John Abraham in Dhoom, Hrithik Roshan in Dhoom 2, Aamir Khan in Dhoom 3 in addition to Shah Rukh Khan in Baazigar, Darr and extra lately in Fan.
What about actors this aspect of the border? Pakistan’s actors generally tend of being stereotyped they usually do die a hero in the event that they’ve lived like one. Doesn’t it appear that they at all times find yourself as righteous males as a result of their followers won’t settle for them as baddies? Incorrect!
Pakistan’s first hero-turned-villain Aslam Pervez as soon as stated, “Everyone desires to play hero; nobody desires to play the villain as a result of it’s harder to play.” In fact, it’s tough because you don’t get the lady, it’s important to bear the brunt of the hero’s punches and above all, face unfavourable suggestions from the general public. That’s why after a handful of excellent trying villains made it to screens within the ‘60s – Aslam Pervez, Mustafa Qureshi (he was excellent trying) and Masood Akhtar – even the main males determined to threat enjoying baddies.
Aside from the legendary Mohammad Ali who began his profession on the darkish aspect, Nadeem was the primary one to don moustache for Suhaag the place he performed a jilted lover and later play the rapist in Samaaj in addition to roles with shades of gray together with Shama. Waheed Murad performed the unhealthy man in Sheeshay Ka Ghar whereas within the ‘90s, Javed Sheikh turned unhealthy in Jo Darr Gaya Woh Marr Gaya and later in Ghar Kab Aao Homosexual. When Shaan was down on his luck within the ‘90s, he tried a comeback as a villain (Ghunghat) and Babar Ali adopted go well with (Ghar Kab Aao Homosexual, Yeh Dil Aapka Huwa), garnering reward for his or her daring choice. Lately, a development has began on TV and movie the place good-looking hunks attempt to break stereotypes and turn out to be eligible to earn the wrath of the general public, which comes with the choice to go unhealthy.
Instep takes a have a look at some distinguished actors who dared to experiment with their onscreen avatars…
The handsome child who debuted in Sangeeta’s Nikaah has now turn out to be one of many main actors within the nation. He first turned unhealthy man with Sarmad Khoosat’s Paani Jaisa Pyar (2011) the place he violated Saba Qamar’s character solely to be murdered by her brother performed by Babrak Shah. In Mehreen Jabbar’s Neeyat the identical yr, his character had shades of gray and was fairly profitable regardless of operating the chance of being overshadowed by Humayun Saeed and Mahira Khan (each within the solid). However the actor crossed all boundaries in Ehteshamuddin’s Udaari lately by showing as a toddler molester. Within the first few episodes, he positive aspects the belief of his bhabi by being the mannequin brother and later proposes to her in order that she and her child can stay with the safety of getting a ‘man’ in the home. Little did Samiya Mumtaz’s character know that her new husband will molest her daughter however she will’t be blamed – the viewers additionally wasn’t anticipating Ahsan Khan to go down that path! The actor (and the Udaari workforce) is now being lauded for taking the accountability for making folks conscious of sexual abuse and breaking away from the saas-bahu sagas.
Ayaz Samoo began his profession as a standup comic and later turned a VJ; he did cross over to India throughout the preliminary a part of his profession and gained many followers within the course of. Nevertheless, he broke the shackles of being a comic/VJ and turned badass in Moor final yr. Not solely did he handle to win an award for ‘Greatest Villain’ however he additionally gained reward from all quarters for being the proper foil to Shaz Khan, the tactic actor from America. Simply think about what Samoo would have achieved had his position as a commando in 021 not been minimize out of the ultimate model of the movie. The actor this yr went a step forward and co-wrote the script of Aksbandh, Pakistan’s first movie within the found-footage style.
Hassan Niazi’s portrayal of a politician is the primary motive why Maalik has been taken off the screens by the federal government. He’s so convincing in some scenes because the conniving Chief Minister that you just are likely to neglect that he’s an actor enjoying the character. Earlier than turning unhealthy in Maalik, he practiced the artwork on TV and succeeded however that wasn’t at all times the case. He was as soon as the loveable Azar in Azar Ki Aayegi Baraat and likewise performed an integral half in lots of TV performs together with some which might be at the moment on air. Let’s see whether or not he goes again to the great man or explores his darkish aspect sooner or later.
Humayun Saeed appeared in a shady position for the primary time in 1999 (Samina Peerzada’s Inteha) and was pitted in opposition to the good-looking Zeeshan Sikandar. Together with his highly effective efficiency, Humayun utterly took management of the film, wherein all he wished was Sara’s consideration (Sara being Meera!). After that, he continued to play the great man on TV and went onto turn out to be one of the crucial recognizable faces within the nation till Mahesh Bhatt’s Jashnn – The Music Inside (2010) the place he made Indian and Pakistani audiences hate him for being the man who stops at nothing to carry the hero down.
Inside six months, he was again because the man-you-would-love-to-hate, this time on Geo Leisure’s Uraan the place he performed a psychologist who marries and divorces Ayesha (Saba Qamar), marries and divorces Sawera (Zhalhay Sarhadi) and proposes to TV anchor Sana (Aamina Sheikh). Evidently, the Physician Faraz character was uncovered as a fraud, however he performed either side of the image to perfection. When he wished, he was tender and delicate; when he wasn’t within the temper, he was on fireplace, actually! Equally in Kaafir, he performed an atheist looking for revenge from the heroine for insulting him and right here once more, he was each the protagonist and antagonist! Now, within the coming months, Humayun Saeed will play his first full-fledged villain in Hasan Waqas Rana’s Yalghaar, the place he’ll go in opposition to the likes of Shaan, Adnan Siddiqui and Bilal Ashraf to call a couple of. There isn’t any information of Hamza Ali Abbasi’s directorial debut Kambakht, the place Humayun performs a one-eyed militant reverse Sheheryar Munawwar, Sohai Ali Abro and the director himself.
On TV he’s often the great man who solves everybody’s drawback (lately in Yeh Junoon); on movie screens he’s the issue! Shamoon Abbasi has been round because the late ‘90s however often performed both comedian roles or full-throttle motion ones. His movie debut occurred in 2010 with Faisal Bukhari’s Bhai Log the place he was one of many few ‘good’ gangsters. All modified when Waar occurred the place he surprised all by enjoying a chilly blooded killer who set a person on fireplace as quickly as he entered the story. He was a grasp of disguise who was paid to wreak havoc however couldn’t succeed as Shaan was his pursuer. In his second film 021 the place he was pitted in opposition to Shaan once more, Shamoon’s character was shaded though his position was minimize all the way down to a mere visitor look. The actor is all set to look in Sawaal 700 Crore Greenback Ka, the trailer of which suggests that he’s enjoying man for a change – however appears to be like might be deceiving!
“Everybody desires to be the great man on display screen in Pakistan; not many are prepared to play the unhealthy man as a result of it doesn’t look good on their resume,” Shamoon oopined. “Performing roles with shades of gray doesn’t make me a foul man so when I’m supplied such roles, they discover me prepared. Additionally, I assume nobody fills the unhealthy man slot higher than I do (smiles).”
He has a voice to die for however his performing is equally mesmerizing – Zahid Ahmed hasn’t been round for lengthy however in his very first yr as a TV actor, he managed to direct the viewers’s hatred
in the direction of him. In Sangat, he performed the man who rapes Saba Qamar’s character throughout a break-in, whereas in Alvida he’s the psychopath who makes life hell for his spouse (performed by Sanam Jung) after attending to know that she remains to be in love together with her ex (Imran Abbas). For somebody who turned well-known for enjoying Quaid-e-Azam in Anwar Maqsood’s theatre performs, Zahid Ahmed is filled with surprises! At the moment his good aspect is on air in Besharam and Zara Yaad Kar, two performs which might be doing exceedingly properly however earlier this yr, the award he took residence was for his unfavourable performing.