Thala Ajith Kumar. Chiyaan Vikram. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Sidharth Malhotra. What could these four gentlemen possibly have in common besides being actors? Okay, Ajith and Vikram may both work in Kollywood, but the other two hail from different film industries, and all four have diametrically opposite acting sensibilities. Moreover, excluding Ajith and Vikram, there has been no interaction between these actors. So, what’s this common angle we’re referring to?
Well, it’s got to do with a film title that has occurred in all their movies. In fact, this particular ‘word’ –intrinsic to the world of cinema from the time movies started being made – has not only been a recurring factor in their films, but also in ten different movies across eight diverse languages in eight varied film industries. We’re talking about the word ‘Villain’ has either been the title of these movies, or a main part of the title, as evidenced in the list below.
|Movie Title||Year||Main Star(s)||Language|
|The Villain||1979||Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kirk Douglas, Ann-Marget||English|
|Ek Villain||2014||Sidharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor||Hindi|
|Villain||2012||Audhitya Singh, Ragini Dwivedi||Kannada|
|Villain||2010||Satoshi Tsumabuki, Eri Fukatsu||Japanese|
|The Villain||2009||Albert Dupontel, Catherine Frot||French|
|Villain||2012||Chiyaan Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan||Telugu|
|Villain||1971||Richard Burton, Ian McShane||English|
|The Villain||2017||Kichcha Sudeep, Shiva Rajkumar, Amy Jackson||Kannada|
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‘Villain’ is the only noun in the history of cinema to find itself a part of ten different movie titles. Now that’s some insane trivia for you right there.
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