Bollywood Characters Too Good To Exist In Reality

First of all, we should acknowledge that though the regional movies are doing well both critically and commercially still Bollywood is the prime face of Indian movies till now. However, mainstream commercial Bollywood movies have been subjects of great criticism. The reasons being unrealistic creative decisions, larger than life premise, over the top acting, and finally the one-note characters. Today we will be discussing Bollywood Characters too good to exist in reality. Oh, one more thing. Spoilers ahead!

Here is a list of the Bollywood characters who are good to exist in Reality:

1. Rancho – 3 Idiots (2009)

  •  A Short Synopsis:

    3 Idiots rank high if not the 1st in any list dealing with Bollywood movies to watch. This critically and commercially successful movie tells the story of two friends embarking on a journey to track down their long lost companion who inspired them to master critical thinking. Through the journey they revisit their college days.

3 idoits plate full of delight

  • About The Character:

Rancho is what you ask him to be. He is the classic underdog with a golden heart, intuitively genius, eccentric & mischief, topper of his class. Besides, he seems to be an expert at getting into people’s heads and, yes, in their hearts too. Wouldn’t be Bollywood movie without it, would it be?

Bollywood characters were too nice to find in real life 3 idoits

  • Why is He too Good to Exist?

Aamir khan’s take on Rancho as a character is admirable no doubt. But the way this movie employs him is unrealistic. He is literal God with no inner conflict, utmost knowledge about everything, and the ability to handle any situations with mere scraps.

2. Chand Nawab – Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)

• A Short Synopsis:

Bajrangi Bhaijaan is a smash hit taken the Indian audience by storm. This movie depicts the story of Bajrangi. Bajrangi is a deem-witted Indian man with a noble heart who takes the near-impossible task to return a young mute Pakistani girl to her homeland.

Chand Nawab- Bollywood characters were too nice to find in real life

• About the Character:

As you may already know, Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Chand Nawab is inspired by a viral funny video of real-life Chand Nawab trying to cover a story in a busy railway station. So much so, the movie recreated the essence of the video in the very introductory scene of Nawaz’s character.
Now coming to his role in the movie, he aids Bajrangi and Munni the mute girl after they break free from Pakistani police custody. Moreover, he worked tirelessly to ensure their safety.

Chand Nawab- Bajrangi Bhaijaan Bollywood characters were too nice to find in real life

• Why Is He Too Good To Exist?

The excuse for Bajrangi to be too good is his dim-witted personality. Chand Nawab, on the contrary, is quick-witted and street smart. Besides he possesses enough critical thinking that he could reject toxic nationalism and stand for what is right. These qualities are rare nowadays in itself. Also, with a critical mind comes the ability to doubt and question. Yet Nawab decided to join forces with Bajrangi without questioning his motives seriously. In the light of the tremulous Indo-Pak relationship, such utter faith from a street-smart reporter is too good to be true.

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3. Surinder Sahni – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2015)

• A Short Synopsis:

This is a romantic comedy where the protagonist Suri inadvertently finds himself in a situation where he had to marry a young woman Taani met by a tragedy. The movie revolves around his attempt to connect with his wife whom he doesn’t know.

surinder singh rab ne bana di jodi 1 - Bollywood characters were too nice to find in real life

• About The Character:

Suri is a soft-spoken, well-mannered, and an extremely good human being. So much so that he assumes another persona to make Taani smile again.

rab ne bana di jodi bollywood movie

• Why Is He Too Good To Exist?

The essence of the character Suri is very much grounded and thus people connected with this character. What makes the character unrealistic is its transformation to a desi punk Raj. To make matter worse Suri fights a Japanese Sumo thrice his size (in Taani’s words itself) and defeats him in the most Bollywood fashion possible.

4. Champak Bansal – Angrezi Medium (2020)

• A Short Synopsis:

Angrezi Medium is a loose sequel and not a continuation of the 2017 satirical drama Hindi medium. In this comedy-drama movie, a Rajasthani sweet shop owner does everything in his power to ensure his daughter gets the opportunity for her higher studies in London.

angrezi medium Champak Lal

• About The Character:

Champak Bansal is the last character played by late Irrfan Khan. He is a widowed father trying to find his spot in his fast-growing and liberated daughter’s life.

angrezi medium plate full of delight

• Why Is He Too Good To Exist?

Firstly, these movies are not essentially realistic rather they are satirical and representative by nature. Likewise, Champak is not much of a fleshed-out character as much as he is a representation of the emotions and sentiments of Indian parents. As entertaining and moving this depiction is but it isn’t real.

Indian parents have their ways with their kids, especially with the ungrateful ones. None of which we see it here. In this movie, Champak never says no to his daughter no matter how extravagant her wishes are or how ungrateful she behaves. He comically goes around London with a fake passport, spending crores and risks going jail for when it’s not a secret that her daughter is more engrossed with a 1st world lifestyle than her actual education.

5. Kamlesh – Sanju (2018)

• A Short Synopsis:

Sanju is a biopic of the controversial life of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt.

Sanju Bollywood characters were too nice to find in real life

• About The Character:

Kamlesh played by Vicky Kaushal is the ultimate friend one could imagine. He rewarded Sanju with his support whenever Sanju got lost.

vicky kausal as Kamli in Sanju movie Bollywood characters were too nice to find in real life

• Why Is He Too Good To Exist?

No, we’re not saying that true friendship doesn’t exist. Rather it is the same Rajkumar Hirani characterization problem. Despite Kaushal’s impressive portrayal, Kamlesh is too one-note to be a realistic character and ends up being a plot device at best. On one hand, he forgives Sanju for sleeping with his girlfriend fairly easily; on the other hand, he leaves Sanju because of some silly misunderstanding without any attempt to clear things up. Try and convince me that it was realistic for a sound-minded realistic character to do so.

So, that was the list and we are pretty sure that some fans will disagree with our take. If so then let us know in the comment section. Also if you know some Bollywood Characters that we missed out on feel free to type it in.

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