7 Finest Gangster Movies of Indian Cinema

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Nayakan (1987)

Directed by Mani Ratnam and starring Kamal Haasan, the film follows a young man's escape from home and his ultimate ascension to the throne of Bombay's underworld.

Agneepath (1990)

Amitabh Bachchan won a National Award for portraying the fearsome Vijay Deenanath Chavan, a mid-level Bombay gangster who takes on the might of the suave Kancha Cheena (Danny Denzongpa).

Satya (1998)

A film that sought to depict the lives of the blue collared folk on the rungs of the ladder of crime, the Ram Gopal Varma feature became an instant classic for its commitment to a life-like portrayal of the world.

Maqbool (2003)

The first film in Vishal Bhardwaj's Shakespearean trilogy was centred around the Mumbai underworld and its many cogs.

Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)

Anurag Kashyap's warring families saga spanned half of the 20th century and told a grim, violent story about people caught up in the mindless cycle of violence with great style.

Vikram Vedha (2017)

Pushkar-Gayatri directed the combine of R. Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi in this contemporary take on the fable of Vikram-Vetaal and the grey area that exists between the black and white morality of life.

Vada Chennai (2018)

Vetrimaaran directed Dhanush in this film about gangsters in North Madras whose life turns turtle when a carrom player enters the picture.

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