Corruption is the most controversial topic to discuss in India. It rules several parts of our daily lives such as discussions at offices, in the house, and much more. Thus, the Indian film industry has taken up the issue to address them in Bollywood movies.
Many of us Indians wish to see an India without corruption. News about corruption and black money is all around us. Although this is what the fact is, there are hardly any steps taken to combat corruption. All these things are reflected in these Bollywood movies.
Top 7 Best Bollywood Movies Supporting The Fight Against Corruption
Usually, Indian cinema revolves around the action or romance genre. That said, politics is not much explored. However, whenever the genre is explored, mostly, a masterpiece is created. Here are some of the best Bollywood movies to watch if you have an interest in politics or want to know how corruption is not letting us enjoy a better place in India.
1. Indian (1996)
Released in 1996, Indian is a political thriller directed by S. Shankar. The film is led by Kamal Haasan in dual roles of which one is an honorary character. The film is all about an ex-freedom fighter who turned out to be a punisher. He aimed to eradicate corruption in India. He finds his path obstructed as his son is a part of corruption. The movie is worth watching to know if he punishes his own son or spares him.
2. Nayak: The Real Hero (2001)
Nayak is one of the Bollywood movies directed by S. Shankar. It stars the great Anil Kapoor in the lead role. The 2001 film is the remake of the director’s Tamil movie “Mudhalvan”. The story revolves around a reporter who took up the challenge of the Chief Minister and placed himself in the position of CM for a day. The public declares him the new CM witnessing his hard work for a day. The other prominent actors in the movie include Amrish Puri, Rani Mukherji, Johnny Lever, and Paresh Rawal.
3. Gangaajal (2003)
Gangaajal is a Prakash Jha film released back in 2003. Ajay Devgn is in the lead role. The film is all about the ideologies and principles of brave policemen and their fight against the local goons. Amit Kumar, the new SP has been posted in the Tezpur district. Soon he realizes that a local don Sadhu Yadav rules the area.
Amit is reluctant to give up his ideology and principles against the goons and starts to penalize everyone who breaks the law. The SP got no support from his subordinates at the beginning of this. The rest of the story revolves around how he tackles this scenario and whether he succeeds in his mission.
4. Satyagraha (2013)
Satyagraha is a 2013 release and is a political drama. The Prakash Jha-directed movie features a group cast that includes Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan, Arjun Rampal, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Amrita Rao, Manoj Bajpayee, and others. The film features a father’s dilemma to receive the awarded compensation following the death of his son. Eventually, he opts for Satyagraha for himself and for his district. The film is flooded with a lot of practical jokes and politics giving us a glimpse of the society we dwell in.
5. Ungli (2014)
Directed by Rensil D’Silva, Ungli comes up as a modern-day anti-corruption piece revolving around a gang. The gang calls themselves the “Ungli Gang”. The lead casts included in the movie are – Emraan Hashmi, Sanjay Dutt, Kangana Ranaut, Randeep Hooda, Angad Bedi, Neil Bhoopalam, and Mahesh Manjrekar. The film depicts how the gang of four fights against corrupt leaders. On the contrary, the police are on the hunt to terminate their quest. Watch the movie to know the rest of the story whether the gang succeeds or fails.
6. Gabbar Is Back (2015)
“Gabbar Is Back” is one of the must-watch Indian films directed by Krish. Akshay Kumar is in the lead role and plays the titular role of Gabbar. The Bollywood movie is the official remake of a Tamil film named “Ramanaa”. The film revolves around a story depicting a lost man’s fight against corruption when he takes the matter into his own hands as the justice department failed. Gabbar became a role model for the youth and posed a threat to all the corrupted leaders as well as bureaucrats across the nation. The film is also led by a female actor, Shruti Haasan while Suman Talwar is seen as the lead antagonist.
7. An Insignificant Man (2016)
“An Insignificant Man” is a 2016 movie directed by Vinay Shukla and Khushboo Ranka. The movie is completely based on the rise of anti-corruption protests in India as well as the formation and rise to power of the Aam Aadmi Party. The party was an independent political faction gaining traction through the campaigns against corruption in Indian politics.
Political leader Arvind Kejriwal headed the party and captured the daily functioning of the political party. It is one of the Bollywood movies that has been renamed. Earlier, the film was titled “Proposition for a Revolution” during its initial stages. However, to establish a connection with the audience, the makers have changed the title.
India needs to be a corruption-free country. Corruption is a major issue that comes in the way of the progressiveness and development of the country. The Indian film industry has adopted the issue to show what is going on in the country through Bollywood movies and how it needs to be changed.