100 years of Bollywood: Top 7 Gangster movies of all time
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- 2 of 6Maqbool Maqbool, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj released in 2004. Starring Pankaj Kapoor, Irfan Khan and Tabu, it's an adaptation of the play Macbeth by Shakespeare. The plot of the film faithfully follows that of Macbeth with regard to events, and characterisation.
- 3 of 6Vaastav Vaastav, a 1999 crime drama, written and directed by Mahesh Manjrekar starred Sanjay Dutt and Namrata Shirodkar. "The Reality" as described by the film's tagline, refers to the harsh realities of life in the Mumbai underworld. The film is said to be loosely based on the life of Mumbai underworld gangster Chota Rajan.
- 4 of 6Shootout at Lokhandwala Shootout at Lokhandwala, a 2007 film directed by Apoorva Lakhia was based upon the 1991 Lokhandwala Complex shootout, a real-life gun battle between gangsters and Mumbai Police. The film sparked many controversies regarding the "fictionalised" portal of the incident. Sikh groups complained about the wrongful portrayal of Sikhs as extremists. This led to Sikh groups wanting the film banned and "bitterly" opposing the film.
- 5 of 6Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, a 2010 period gangster film directed by Milan Luthria had Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut. The film depicts the growth of the Mumbai underworld, from crime and smuggling in its early stages to its connection with international terrorism in recent times. It is believed to be loosely based on the lives of the real gangsters Haji Mastan and Dawood Ibrahim. Originally Sanjay Dutt was chosen to play the role of Haji Mastan, but the role went to Ajay Devgan instead.
- 6 of 6Agneepath Vijay Deenanath Chauhan. Poora naam. Baap ka naam, Deenanath Chauhan. Maa ka naam, Suhasini Chauhan. Gaon, Mandwa. Umar, chattis saal, Nau Mahina, aath din. Ab...yeh solvah ghanta chal rahela hai, hain? This particular phrase was Vijay Chauhan's tagline throughout the whole film, and it so happens that this very phrase was to be one of the major reasons for Agneepath's huge cult following. Agneepath, a 1990 crime film directed by Mukul Anand, was based on the theme of the poem penned by Amitabh’s father Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
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