Following the footsteps of Hollywood, Bollywood has also tried its hand in Spy genre but to be honest they have failed to explore this genre. There are very few and rare Bollywood movies that can be counted in a good spy-thriller film and movie like ‘James Bond‘ is still a far sight. The history of Bollywood Spy movies goes back to 50’s when the Dev Anand starer C.I.D (1956) was released and since then Bollywood has made many movies in this genre. So, for those who love to watch these action-thriller movies here, we bring you guys the list of top 15 Bollywood spy movies that you guys will love to watch.
Table Of Contents
- 1 List of Top 15 Bollywood Spy movies
- 220.127.116.11 1) Raazi
- 18.104.22.168 2) Baby
- 22.214.171.124 3) Vishwaroopam
- 126.96.36.199 4) Madras Cafe
- 188.8.131.52 5) D-day
- 184.108.40.206 6) Ek Tha Tiger
- 220.127.116.11 7) Phantom
- 18.104.22.168 8)16th December
- 22.214.171.124 9) Kahani
- 126.96.36.199 10) Naam Shabana
- 188.8.131.52 11) Agent Vinod
- 184.108.40.206 12) Mukhbiir
- 220.127.116.11 13) The Hero: Love story of a spy
- 18.104.22.168 14) Dus
- 22.214.171.124 15) Mission Istaanbul
List of Top 15 Bollywood Spy movies
One of the best movies of the year 2018, Raazi is is an adaption of Harinder Sikka’s novel ‘Calling Shehmat’. It is inspired by the real story of an Indian spy Sehmat Khan. Directed by Meghna Gulzar this movie features Alia Bhatt in lead role. The story of this film revolves around a female Indian spy who risks her life in Pakistan to inform India about the attacks planed by the enemy country.
Baby is clearly the best spy movie in Bollywood. Neeraj Pandey directed this movie features actors like Akshay Kumar, Danny Denzongpa, Anupam Kher, Rana Daggubati, Taapsee Pannu, Kay Kay Menon in lead roles. It is the story of a mission lead by Akshay Kumar with his team in which they have to bring the Pakistani terrorist Maulana to India.
Vishwaroopam is a masterpiece by Kamal Hassan that came of-late in his career. The movie revolves around the topic of global terrorism and you may find some Hollywood essence in it. Kamal Hassan gave one of the best performance of his life. Though the movie failed to perform big on box-office due to various controversies around it but it managed to woo the audience and film critics and went on to win many awards as well.
4) Madras Cafe
Soojit Sircar directed this movie is also counted among one of the finest Bollywood Spy movies. Featuring John Abraham in the lead role this movie is a political thriller based on the war situation emerged on the India-Srilanka border which is also rumored to be the prime reason behind Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination.
D-day is an action-spy movie in which a group of agents are sent to Pakistan to bring back Indias’s most Wanted criminal Dawood Ibrahim. Though his name was never directly used in the film but the similarities in the storyline can’t deny this fact.
6) Ek Tha Tiger
This Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starer film is based on a the love story between two top spies of enemy nations India and Pakistan. They fight together against all odds and rise above the hate.
Phantom was one of the most thrilling fictional spy movies ever made in Bollywood. Though neither it performed well on Box-office nor got any critical acclaim but it surely raised respect for our Indian spies and RAW. Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer this movie is fictional story of India’s revenge of Mumbai’s 26/11 attacks.
16th December is the date when Pakistan surrendered in front of Indian Army after loosing 1971 Indo-Pak war. This film is a fictional take on this event in which a group of Pakistani terrorists plan to avenge the defeat by plotting a nuclear attack on national capital Delhi. Many critics compared this film with Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible.
Many of you will question why we added ‘Kahani’ in this list but the way Vidya Balan plans her mission to avenge the death of her unborn child and husband is really commendable. Sujoy Gosh directed this movie is full of thrills but it is the narrative of this movie that makes it a must watch for all.
10) Naam Shabana
Naam Shabana is a spin-off movie from Neeraj Pandey’s Baby. It takes us in the early life of one of the lead character of that movie ‘Shabana’. How this simple girls becomes a spy? What’s her mission? Watch this movie now to get all these answers.
11) Agent Vinod
Starring Bollywood’s power couple Kareena Kapoor and Sai Ali Khan in lead roles this 2012 released movie was the remake of an 1977’s movie of same name. The storyline of this film is based on a spy who is on a mission to discover why his friend was murdered and in that order he comes to know about many international terror groups.
The term Mukhbiir means an Secret informer or a Spy. The movie showcases the life of these secret informers and the double life that they have to live to keep the secrecy of their real identity. And despite of giving it all to their work they never get the kind of respect and recognition that they really deserve.
13) The Hero: Love story of a spy
Sunny Deol starer this movie is one of the biggest hits of his career. It is the story of an Indian RAW agent who trains a girl for a mission and soon falls in love with her. But the girl gets killed in a terror attack and this agent moves on in his life. Later on he comes to know that the girl is actually alive.
One of the biggest hits of its time, Dus was a multi-starer movie that featured Sanjay Dutt, Abhishek Bachchan, Jayed Khan and Suni Shetty in lead roles. This film was actually a tribute to the director Mukul S. Anand who died in 1997 while directing the film of same name. The story of this film revolves around a group of Anti-Terrorist-Cell officers who are on the mission to prevent an attack from an international terrorist organisation.
15) Mission Istaanbul
Loosely based on a Qatar based news Channel, Al-Jazeera this film features Vivek Oberoi, Sunil Shetty and Zayed Khan in lead roles. It is the story of few Indian Raw agents and how they expose a news channel Al Johara and its relations with the terrorist organisations.
So, guys, that’s all for this list of Top 10 Bollywood Spy movies.
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