Khalnayak (The Villain) is a 1993 Bollywood film about a man named Ballu (played by Sanjay Dutt), who is accused of terrorism. He is arrested by a man named Ram (later revealed to be his childhood friend.) Ram, however, goes to see his girlfriend Ganga (Madhuri Dixit), and Ballu escapes. Ganga (also a cop) tries to save her boyfriend's reputation, and find the real criminal, Ballu's boss.
This film provides examples of:
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Subverted with Ganga; she admires her boyfriend's badassery, and isn't about to leave him for that outlaw Ballu.
- Played straight with Sophia, the woman who later becomes Ballu's girlfriend
- All Love Is Unrequited: Ballu falls in love with Ganga, but she only likes him as a friend.
- Dirty Harriet: Ganga goes undercover to chase the criminal.
- Disguised in Drag: Ballu and his men dress up in skirts and veils and mock The Item Number that Ganga performed
- Elite Mook: Ballu Before eventually taking over the mob.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: Some monkeys watch a fight between Ram and Ballu.
- The Item Number: The very controversial "Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai" (What's beneath the blouse? The answer isn't nearly as perverted as you would think!)
- The opening credit number also qualifies
- Love Triangle: Ballu falls in love with Ganga, but she is already in a relationship with Ram.
- My Girl Is Not a Slut: Everyone is shocked by Ganga's actions, which even get her arrested. Ram almost leaves her.
- Second Love: Ballu eventually gets himself a new girlfriend.
- Shout-Out: The drama involving Ballu, Ganga, and Ram is compared to that involving Ravana, Sita, and Rama in the Ramayana