Director duo Abbas-Mustan has an inimitable attribute in their personality as well as their movies, setting them apart from others. The Jodi is always seen wearing white shirts, white trousers and shoes which is one feature that is unique about their personality. Talking about their films, the duo’s forte is suspense thriller and they make sure to allow their negative characters be as lovable as their positive ones.
Most of Abbas-Mustan movies have the good guys playing the bad guys. The men in white recently revealed that they make sure to portray their villains in a way that they are not hated by the viewers.
Koimoi lists down some of the Abbas-Mustan flicks that had actors who demonstrated the negative shades with élan:
Baazigar was one of Shah Rukh Khan’s breakthrough performances in a negative role. Shah Rukh played the character of Ajay Sharma/Vicky Malhotra, who comes to take his father’s revenge from Madan Chopra (Dalip Tahil). The movie also starred Shilpa Shetty and Kajol and won SRK the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
Ajnabee was a suspense thriller with Akshay Kumar and Bipasha Basu playing the negative characters in the movie. Even though it did not make it big at the Box Office, Akshay received accolades for his performance.
Humraaz was a 2002 romantic thriller that saw Akshay Khanna as villain. Akshay played the character of Karan Malhotra, who uses his girlfriend (Ameesha Patel) to infiltrate Raj Singhania’s (Bobby Deol) property. The film helped Akshay win the IIFA Award fore Best Villain.
For the first time, Abbas-Mustan experimented with an actress being the solo villain in their film. Priyanka Chopra played the role of a manipulative woman who seduces her ex-lover for her own sexual satisfaction and then blames him of sexual abuse. The movie received a good response at the Box Office and Priyanka went on with many awards for her performance. She won the Filmfare Best Villain Award, Star Screen Award Best Villain, Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Award for Best Actress, Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award, Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role and IIFA Best Villain Award.
Race was a multi starrer suspense thriller about relationships and betrayal with a lot of twists. The movie had Akshay Khanna and Katrina Kaif playing the negative characters, who managed to do a decent job.
With Race 2 hitting the screens on 25th January, we would love to see weather John Abraham proves his worth in a negative shade just like all other Abbas-Mustan Villains.