I don’t think “Nahiiiiin!!!” requires much by way of explanation, except to say that abject despair and/or terror have produced some really classic moments. Even in films which lack any other redeeming characteristic, a good hearty “NOOOOOOOO!” accompanied by the requisite facial contortions and wringing of hands will always perk me right up. I would bet that anyone who watches Hindi movies on a regular basis has his or her own favorite Nahiiin!!! Scenes firmly fixed in memory.
The Gallery here is a collection of screenshots paying tribute to those actors who give this kind of opportunity their very best effort. This is often at the behest of the director, so I am not necessarily blaming (or should that be crediting) the actors involved—nor, it must be said, am I necessarily endorsing the movies represented here.
I will keep this updated as I add more tears of woe and tortured expressions; I also encourage anyone who wants to send me screenshots for this gallery (memsaabstory at gmail dot com), because it could take decades to find them all on my own. And really, isn’t this a case of “the more the merrier”?
Nahiiin Face Gallery (updated 18 Feb 2013)