7 Most Successful Political Thrillers of Indian Cinema

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New Delhi Times (1986)

Ramesh Sharma's film dealt with the journalistic investigation of a murder which implicates a prominent Member of Parlliament.

Roja (1992)

Directed by Mani Ratnam, this film placed the love story of a newly-married couple against the machinations of the Kashmir Insurgency of the early 90s.

Sarfarosh (1999)

Aamir Khan headlined this police procedural thriller about multiple strands that tie into a terror threat that could wreck India.

Sarkar (2005)

Amitabh Bachchan headlined this Ram Gopal Varma film inspired by The Godfather and the Marathi demagogue Bal Thackeray about the machinations of a political bigwig who stays away from government.

Raajneeti (2010)

An election campaign forms the narrative of this Prakash Jha film equally inspired by The Mahabharata and The Godfather which has a massive starcast.

Madras Cafe (2013)

Shoojit Sircar directed this John Abraham-starrer about events in India and Sri Lanka in the late 80s and early 90s which led to the assassination of a former Indian Prime Minister.

Malik (2021)

Fahadh Faasil fronted this Mahesh Narayanan drama about a ganglord and intersectional conflict in Kerala.

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