Here’s what Ajith, Sidharth Malhotra, Chiyaan Vikram, and Arnold Schwarzenegger have in common


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
Villain 2002 Thala Ajith Tamil
The Villain 1979 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kirk Douglas, Ann-Marget English
Ek Villain 2014 Sidharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor Hindi
Villain 2017 Mohanlal, Vishal Malayalam
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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