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Film / Khalnayak

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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.
  • Elite Mook: Ballu Before eventually taking over the mob.
  • 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.
  • We Used to Be Friends: Ram and Ballu were childhood friends. In the present, Ram is a cop who arrests Ballu.