Barsad is a minor supporting character in Christopher Nolan's third Batman film The Dark Knight Rises. He is the right-hand man of the vicious mercenary Bane. He is portrayed by Josh Stewart.


Barsad accompanies Bane to Gotham City, aiding him in a plot to finally destroy the city and its vigilante protector Batman. He oversees various steps of Bane's scheme, such as planting explosives all around Gotham to trap the population inside the city limits. He later watches Bane fight Batman in one-on-one combat and defeat him, breaking the Dark Knight's back.

After a crippled Batman has been left to rot in the Pit, Bane enacts his plan by bombing every bridge and tunnel leading out of Gotham and steals a cold fusion device from Wayne Enterprises, converting it into a bomb. Bane threatens to trigger the bomb and destroy Gotham if anyone attempts to leave or if anyone from the outside tries to interfere. He then releases the inmates of Blackgate Penitentiary, allowing them to run free and plunging Gotham into complete chaos.


During the final battle of the film, Barsad sacrifices himself to protect Talia al Ghul. Deputy Commissioner Foley raises a gun to her and fires, but Barsad takes the bullet and is left for dead as Talia and her entourage flee the scene.

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