* {{Anvilicious}}: Vikram's rant about how he is constantly held in suspicion because he looks like he might be an Arab (he is actually a Sikh,) in the post-9/11 world is anything but subtle. Granted, it's a fair point, but he says all this while he is being questioned (politely and respectfully) by two police officers who are trying to get information that could save people's lives, and he seems to care more about bemoaning his unfair treatment at the hands of other people than cooperating with them, making him come across rather unsympathetically.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: "Chal chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya chaiyya..." (Keep in mind, the man responsible for this EarWorm is A.R. Rahman, who won two Oscars and a Golden Globe for his work on SlumdogMillionaire.)
* MagnificentBastard -- Dalton Russel (Clive Owen). He's literally planned for everything, has contingencies in place, expertly manipulates both the situation and the people involved, and [[spoiler: [[KarmaHoudini gets away scott free]]]]. Madeleine White is heavily implied to be one as well. When the mayor of NYC calls her a "magnificent cunt", she answers "Thank you". While she seems to be playing for the bad guys, in the end it's clear she does her own thing. The biggest problem with classifying her may well be that we don't see enough of her, and she never really demonstrates any {{Chessmaster}} ability.