The movie was widely considered as the best film of 2013 and raised the director’s reputation to new heights. The movie is a brilliantly crafted heist crime thriller as it follows a team of cons who pose as Central Bureau of Intelligence (CBI) officers as they attempt to raid a jewelry establishment in Mumbai. Veteran actor
plays the CBI inspector hot on the trail of the cons who are led by ‘
’s and ‘
’s characters. Anupam Kher has delivered a particularly noteworthy performance in this film, and his acting segments as he attempts to fool the officials as to his true identity is worth watching.
The director debuted with this fast-paced suspense movie which sees the
going into knots and twists over a supposedly ‘common man’ who is wrecking havoc with nothing but a few electronic gadgets. It features stellar performances by both Anupam Kher and
who are fighting on the opposite sides of this game of cat and mouse. The tumultuous city of Mumbai serves as the backdrop for this apparently deadly terrorist who is set to unleash a new wave of terror over the nation. The movie was especially praised for its tight running time and its twist ending. It was a sleeper hit grossing 340 million rupees worldwide and was compared to the Die Hard movie series.
3. M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016)
One of the director’s ambitious projects of this year, the film chronicles the rise of one of India’s most successful captain and cricketer. From his roots in Haryana to his stint as a ticket checker in Kharagpur station all the way to winning the 2011 World Cup, the movie deals with the obstacles he surpasses to achieve his dream and his destiny.
The film benefits from a watertight plot and tense and well-written performance by Akshay Kumar. Touted as the lead’s career-best, the film grabs viewers’ attention with its premise and delivers a compelling and satisfying conclusion to the chase.
A Common Man
One of the rare cases where there is an international remake of a Bollywood film, this movie takes its inspiration from A Wednesday and propels the social message of the original movie forward with performances from
and Ben Cross.
6. The Royal Bengal Tiger (2014)
The plot revolves around a docile Bengali who suffers from the lack of his capability to protest against the injustice done to him. Things head further south when his character breaks down into anarchy.
This comedy film diversifies the director’s roster as the lead strives to woo an Indian girl while hiding his Pakistani origins from her family.
8. Unnaipol Oruvan (2009)
Yet another remake of A Wednesday, this Tamil film was written by
and sets the original script within the daily mayhem of Chennai.
9. Marega Saala (2009)
The movie trails a disgraced police officer searching for redemption as he pursues the truth in the homicide of a famed musician.