5 Best Gangster Indian Movies

Thursday, February 3 by T. Cousin

If you enjoy watching films that feature organized crime and criminals; you are going to love these 5 best gangster Indian movies we've listed. Bollywood has brought to the big screen some of the most grittiest, realistic, and memorable gangster films ever. Check out this list of 5 of the best Indian gangster movies that you should see.

  1. "Deewar" (1975). This unique Indian gangster story is told by way of a non-linear plot. The movie is about two brothers who grew-up with average means, whose lives take very different directions; one becomes a police officer, the other, a smuggler who poses as a businessman. Things get very heated when the brother who is a policeman is sent to track down a smuggler, who ends-up being his own flesh and blood.
  2. "Godmother" (1999). This Indian gangster movie is about a woman who dared to rule in a man's world. After the brutal murder of her husband, a woman assumes his position of power with good intentions. But the woman soon becomes a Godmother; and is willing to do anything with her authority to get what she wants.
  3. "Gangster" (2006). This an Indian gangster/love story. The plot unfolds as a drunken young woman tells a bartender who is infatuated with her, the story of how her life was torn apart by a gangster who she fell in love with. Soon the woman and her bartender begin a love affair, until the same gangster comes into her life once again and asks her to make a very difficult choice.
  4. "Bandit Queen" (1994). This Indian gangster film is based on the true story of Phoolan Devi, a late 1970s and early 1980s female warrior. Phoolan lead a group on Robin Hood types who stole and redistributed wealth, until her arrest. Phoolan Devi is a hero to most Indian women.
  5. "Shootout At Lokhandwala" (2007). This Indian gangster film is based on actual events that took place in 1991. The story follows five thieves who are counting their recent take, unaware of what is waiting for them outside of their Lokhandwala complex hideout—286 armed police officers itching for the green light to open fire.
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