12 Best Bollywood movies on dons and mafias

The world of Underworld mafia has always excited the Bollywood industry. Even the audiences have always felt a certain pull to watch such movies as it shows the lust of power, wealth along with characters which are layered and complicated.

12 Best Bollywood movies on dons and mafias 12 Best Bollywood movies on dons and mafias Source : Press

The world of Underworld mafia has always excited the Bollywood industry. Even the audiences have always felt a certain pull to watch such movies as it shows the lust of power, wealth along with characters which are layered and complicated.

So if you are a Godfather fan, here are 12 best Bollywood movies based on the underworld mafias and gangsters -

Don (1978) - One of Amitabh Bachchan's greatest movie, Don was derived from the likes of Italian and Russian mafia and was about a Don who was highly sophisticated and slick in his actions. The movie was a revelation and brought a whole new meaning to mafia Don in Bollywood.

Don

Satya (1998) - Helmed by the creative mind of Ram Gopal Varma, Satya focuses on the life of a common man who comes to Mumbai and gets sucked into the life of the underworld. The film is famous for its direction and having an impeccable cast with the likes of Mano Bajpai, Urmila Matondkar, Saurabh Shukla, and Shefali Shah.

Satya

Vaastav (1999) - Mahesh Manjrekar's Vaastav is probably one of the best movies of Sanjay Dutt. The film follows the life of a boy Raghu and his journey on becoming the most wanted gangster in the Mumbai underworld.

Vaastav

Company (2002) - This was the second part of RGV's Indian gangster trilogy and focused on the life of Chandu and Malik played by Vivek Oberoi and Ajay Devgn respectively. Based on the life of Don Dawood Ibrahim, the movie imitates the real-life rivalry of Dawood and Chota Rajan through Devgn and Vivek.

Company

Maqbool (2003) - Directed by Vishal Bharadwaj, Maqbool was an adaptation based on Shakespeare's famous play Macbeth. Although the movie is based on an international play, the arc of the story was slightly changed to suit the Indian audience.

Maqbool

Gangajal (2003) - Gangajal was a crime drama and follows the story of an honest cop SP Amit Kumar who gets posted in the fictitious town of Bihar that is ruled by the local don Sadhu Yadav and his goons. The movie starred Ajay Devgn, Mohan Joshi and Mukesh Tiwari in important roles and is known for his raw dialogues.

Gangajal

Black Friday (2004) - A Anurag Kashyap masterpiece, Black Friday accounts the real-life investigation in the aftermath of the 1993 bomb blasts. The movie gave a chilling recap on how the whole plan was hatched and used the name of real characters like Dawood Ibrahim, Tiger Memon, and all the other terrorists.

Black Friday

Sarkar (2005) - Inspired by The Godfather, Sarkar was political drama starring Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif & Kay Kay Menon. The movie was loved by critics and audience for its powerful dialogues and brilliant performances.

Sarkar

Once Upon A Time In Mumbai (2010) - Directed by Milan Lutharia, Once Upon A Time In Mumbai was an action thriller and was based on the real-life crime lord Haji Mastan played by Ajay Devgn and the rise of Dawood Ibrahim played by the talented Emraan Hashmi.

Once Upon A Time In Mumbai

Shootout At Lokhandwala (2007) - Another movie based on the Mumbai underworld, Shootout At Lokhandwala as the title suggests was based on the real-life shootout in the Lokhandwala complex between the Mumbai Police and May Dolas' gangsters.

Shootout At Lokhandwala

Gangs Of Wasseypur Series (2012) - Considered the best work of filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, Gangs Of Wasseypur has gained a cult status among the youth. The movie is based on the coal mafia of Dhanbad and features the lives of 3 families and shows their power struggles, politics, and rivalry between them. The movie became a stepping stone for actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and opened the doors of Bollywood to many other actors.

Gangs Of Wasseypur

Agneepath (1990) - The iconic movie of 1990 has given a memorable villain like Kancha Cheena and a lot of memorable dialogues. Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Danny Denzongpa, Mithun in lead roles, the movie follows the story of Vijay, a gangster who wants to defeat a man who killed his father many years ago.

Agneepath


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