23 Epic Bollywood Supporting Characters Who Deserve Their Own Movies

Murtaza Rangwala February 6, 2016

Bollywood has kept us entertained since forever. Although most movies are backed up by an A-lister, who also has the chunkiest role, there are a few characters who have been etched into our memories.

This is, by no means, an extensive list, neither is it exhaustive. It is merely the tip of the iceberg that is Bollywood.

And you get a movie! And you get a movie! And you get a movie! * Oprah Winfrey approves.

1.Who: Pappi Ji

Where: Tanu Weds Manu

Why: Because his one-liners are absolute winners.


2.Who: Kachra

Where: Lagaan

Why: Because going by the movie he was the first spinner India had! From an untouchable to a savior, his tale deserves to be told.


3.Who: Miss Braganza

Where: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Why: Because Karan Johar did not do justice to her love story with Mr. Malhotra.


4.Who: Parabatlal Kanhaiyyalal ‘P.K’ Dubey

Where: Monsoon Wedding

Why: There should be more movies about marigold-eating hopeless lovers.


5.Who: Jailer

Where: Sholay

Why: Because who can be Hitleresque and bumbling at the same time? Yes, Jailer is right.


6.Who: Gabbar Singh

Where: Sholay

Why: Because hands or no hands, he was destined to be the bandit king. His ruthlessness deserves a movie.


7.Who: Sheikh

Where: The Lunchbox

Why: Because the well-intentioned but slightly annoying person is probably in every office space. Also we would like to see if he ever got over the fear for his wife.


8.Who: Ganesh

Where: Run

Why: Because he needs to be extracted from this trainwreck of a movie and rewarded with one on himself.


9.Who: Master Pillai

Where: Padosan

Why: Because anyone from a small town would easily appreciate the importance of the strange music teacher.


10.Who: Dev Kumar Malik

Where: Dhamaal

Why: Because a person who can philosophize in the face of mortal danger makes the best kind of hero.


11.Who: Bhiku Mhatre

Where: Satya



12.Who: Tuffy

Where: Hum Aapke Hain Kaun

Why: Because Tuffy is also an acclaimed umpire. Imagine the possibilities of this movie!


13.Who: Sexy

Where: Cheeni Kum

Why: Because even though we know how this story ends, we have a feeling that Buddhadev Gupta was not her first disciple.


14.Who: Dr. Baldev Chaddha

Where: Vicky Donor

Why: Because won’t we love to know how he set on the path to his illustrious career? Afterall woh shakal dekhte hi bande ka sperm pehchaan jaate hai.


15.Who: Balwinder ‘Bobby’ Khosla

Where: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

Why: Because a person who is this stellar a stylist and friend deserves a movie of his own. And maybe we will also get to see who his style icon is.


16.Who: Crime Master Gogo

Where: Andaz Apna Apna

Why: Because master of crime, he is the Crime Master.


17.Who: Perpendicular

Where: Gangs of Wasseypur

Why: Because of his insane blade-in-mouth skill. Even though it will leave our heads spinning to watch him do that for two hours.


18.Who: Chatur Ramalingam

Where: 3 Idiots

Why: Because silence is not always golden.


19.Who: Mogambo

Where: Mr. India

Why: Because every time he is happy, he seems surprised and announces it and we deserve to know why.


20.Who: Circuit

Where: Munnabhai MBBS

Why: Because, Circuit.


21.Who: Shakaal

Where: Shaan

Why: Because we would love to know how he got those crocodiles underneath the floor. And his lair. So. Cool.


22.Who: Bhavani Shankar

Where: Golmaal (1979)

Why: Because he is the ultimate father material.


23.Who: Sher Khan

Where: Zanjeer

Why: Because the dude literally sang ‘…yaari hai imaan mera, yaar meri zindagi…’ for his BFF. The movie could also release during Friendship Day.