Crime films give rise to a distinct curiosity amongst the audience. Especially when they’re films like Special 26, Neerja, Shahid and Black Friday.
All of these are loosely based on real-life stories which intrigue the audience all the more.
Crime films manage to bring us to the edge of our seats and when the revelation of truth dawns upon us like a true horror, it deepens the joy of watching these mafia mysteries.
To know what happens to the villain in the end and to see the hero win the battle is what brings most Indian audiences to the theatres time and again. But when it’s a crime film, the odds aren’t always in the hero’s favour, are they? We’re prepared to see the hero die because sometimes the hero is actually the villain in crime films. PLOT TWIST!
For instance Amitabh Bachchan or Shahrukh Khan from Don. Movies have a twisted way of making us fall in love with villains and we don’t even realise it. Oops? But we are gaga about the thug life goals they give us with each dialogue and crazy action scenes. So here’s a list of our top favourite crime films that you must check out!
Illegal smuggles of alcohol in Gujarat is a well-known controversy, especially of the yesteryears and the makers have done justice to the details of the trade. While Shahrukh Khan plays the criminal, Nawazuddin Siddiqui sets him straight with his rigidity as a cop. They converse with tough dialogues and venom-filled stares. Leaving us in complete awe! With such legends playing the leads, they’re reason enough for the film to be a blockbuster. Go figure!
A much cooler version of crime is what the Dhoom series brings to us. With smart bikes, cool cars, jet skis and helicopters; moreover the skyrocketing budget and it’s various plot twists make for an appealing experience that causes an adrenaline rush. All the three movies only get better with their cast, from John Abraham to Hrithik Roshan and finally, Aamir Khan – all of these villains have mesmerised us with their performances and thrilling scenes.
Loosely based on underworld gangsters Haji Mastan and Dawood Ibrahim – this movie takes you back in the day when smuggling was a common business on the island of Mumbai. Its dialogues struck a chord with the audience and the movie is undoubtedly one of the best crime films ever made in Bollywood because it resembled true events. With Ajay Devgan playing the beloved mentor to Emraan Hashmi’s character, they set the screen on fire with their style and attitude.
It’s rare that a crime film is singularly based on a woman, but this is Vidya Balan we’re talking about. If you want to watch a movie that will get you thinking, watch Kahaani. Long after it’s done, you’ll be trying to remember scenes where Vidya left a loophole for you to figure out what happens next. With realistic performances and an eccentric storyline, Kahaani is a work of art. Watch it to bring alive the Sherlock in you!
Plot twist pe plot twist, plot twist pe plot twist! If you have a special place in your heart for plot twists, Race is the crime film for you! While Saif Ali Khan plays the ‘good guy’ and Akshay Khanna the bad one, a few lines get blurred as the movie advances. Exotic locations and zooming cars bring across the classic Abbas Mustan flavour in the film. What more can you ask for?
Let’s not forget films like Bombay Velvet, Kaminey and Gangaajal for being great crime films too! Pick what interests you and stream them all right here. #ThugLifeRules