In the 1970's, everything in Indian cinema was exaggerated: the fight sequences had the hero jump inexplicable heights, somersaulting a few times for good measure, only to land neatly on a pile of henchmen. The henchmen themselves were no good, of course, succumbing to a meek punch from a red-eyed hero.
And then there was the villain, the Boss, the Don, the king of the ever-thriving underworld. He almost always had a den to himself, a plush chamber complete with revolving, automatic doors, man-eating sharks and various instruments of torture, ranging from bone-crushing walls to soul-crushing bear traps.
We take a look at these very characters.