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Best Bollywood gangster movies

Are you wondering what to watch in the coming days? Are you a fan of gangster movies?  Then you must check out this list of the best Bollywood gangster movies.

Best Bollywood gangster movies

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Last Updated: 09.24 PM, May 28, 2024


Many of us have a fascination for watching gangsters on screen. Be it movies on real-life underworld dons or fictionalised characters, there's something intriguing about a tale of an untouchable, wealthy, powerful people who lives like they are above the law. One of the biggest joys of cinema is living vicariously through the characters in a movie. So, this week, take a look at some of the best gangster movies in Hindi cinema.

Gangster Movies in Bollywood

Gangs of Wasseypur


Anurag Kashyap produced and directed the 2012 epic black comedy crime film Gangs of Wasseypur. With an ensemble cast of Manoj Bajpai, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pankaj Tripathi, Richa Chadda, Huma Qureshi, and Tigmanshu Dhulia, the film revolves around the coal mafia of Dhanbad and the underlying power struggles, politics, and vengeance between three crime families. The tale takes place over 68 years, from 1941 to 2009.

IMDb Rating: 8.2/10

OTT Platform: Netflix


The 2002 gangster movie was written and directed by Jaideep Sahni and Ram Gopal Varma. Mohanlal, Ajay Devgn, Vivek Oberoi, Manisha Koirala, Antara Mali, and Seema Biswas are among the film's stars. Company follows Chandu (Oberoi), mob boss Malik's (Devgn) goon, with whom he develops a relationship that fizzles out when friction develops between them. Numerous critics praised Devgn's performance in the movie, lauding him for this nuanced role.

IMDb Rating: 8/10

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Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai

The 2010 neo-noir crime thriller film stars Randeep Hooda, Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Prachi Desai, and Ajay Devgn. Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai received largely favourable reviews and was a box office success. The movie is loosely inspired by the lives of Mumbai underworld dons Haji Mastan and Dawood Ibrahim. IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

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Shootout at Lokhandwala

Apoorva Lakhia directed the 2007 action thriller that is based on the real gunfight between gangsters and the Mumbai Police at the Lokhandwala Complex in 1991. Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Suniel Shetty, Vivek Oberoi, Arbaaz Khan, Tusshar Kapoor, Rohit Roy, Aditya Lakhia, and Shabbir Ahluwalia play important roles in the film.

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10

OTT Platform: JioCinema, Amazon Prime Video

Black Friday

Black Friday is a 2004 crime film that Anurag Kashyap wrote and directed. The movie is based on the 1993 Bombay bomb blasts. Pawan Malhotra, Kay Kay Menon, Aditya Srivastava, Kishor Kadam, and Zakir Hussain star in the movie. The film transports audiences to March 1993, when Gul Mohammed, a small-time criminal, was arrested by the police. He reveals that there is a plot to bomb key areas in the city. Three days later, a series of explosions take place in the city leaving hundreds of people dead.

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

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Ram Gopal Varma is the producer and director of the 1998 crime film, written by Saurabh Shukla and Anurag Kashyap. It stars Saurabh Shukla, Aditya Shrivastava, Paresh Rawal, J. D. Chakravarthy, Urmila Matondkar, and Manoj Bajpayee. This is the first film in Varma's Gangster trilogy, which explores Indian organized crime. The movie centers on Satya (Chakravarthy), an immigrant who travels to Mumbai in search of employment. He befriends Bhiku Mhatre (Bajpayee) and becomes entangled in the underworld of Mumbai.

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

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Maqbool, a 2004 crime drama film directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, is an adaptation of Shakespeare's play Macbeth. It stars the late Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Pankaj Kapur, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Piyush Mishra, Murali Sharma, and Masumeh Makhija. The backdrop of the film is the underworld of Mumbai. A powerful don Jahangir Khan (Pankaj Kapur) has a right-hand man named Miyan Maqbool (Irrfan Khan). Maqbool looks set to unseat Khan as the head of the Mumbai underworld due to his ambition.

IMDb Rating: 8/10

OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video

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