Gangster or mafia is not a new term. The intense and fascinating stories about the life of a mafia urged the directors to bring out a movie. Here are the top 10 such movies based on gangster or mafia.
This movie was directed by none other than
Ram Gopal Varma
. The movie is about two people teaming up to become the gangsters of Mumbai and that too, the most feared. It is also said that the movie describes the relationship between Dawood Ibrahim and Chota Rajan. The film was appreciated by the critics for the sheer genius of the director. Ajay Devgn and
The film was written by
, and directed by Ram Gopal Verma. Such heavyweights working together are bound to give a great output. The film revolves around an immigrant in search of a job. He comes to Mumbai but somehow gets into the underworld. The movie was a surprise hit of 1998. Satya won six Filmfare Awards including the entire Critics award.
Manya Surve was a Mumbai Gangster, who was an educated criminal. He committed robberies like an expert and kept Mumbai police on its toes. The movie Shootout At Wadala was about this gangster. The film was directed by
, which was liked by everyone.
played the role of the gangster.
The movie was an instant hit with the plot revolving around the most feared underworld don of the 1960s and 1970s. The characters portrayed by Ajay Devgn and
were clearly based on Haji Mastan and Dawood Ibrahim. The film will take you to the time when the underworld organisation was slowly taking hold of the financial capital. The film was interesting with some bad-ass dialogues.
Black Friday (2007)
The film was based on the 1993 Mumbai attacks and is the most realistic movie about the underworld or the gangsters. Anurag Kashyap is the director of the film. The movie clearly depicted how Dawood Ibrahim along with his gangcarried out the blast which shook the city to its core. Black Friday is a great film with the cast of
Kay Kay Menon
, Pawan Malhotra,
and much more.
'Gangs Of Wasseypur' (2012)
The coal mafia scene of Dhanbad was aptly presented in the movie which was directed by Anurag Kashyap. It is anepic tale of Sardar Khan planning to take revenge for his father’s death. The movie has every element in it, politics, family feud, contract killing, revenge, etc. This movie was a part of Kashyap’s ambitious project. The sequel to this movie is more frightening and should not be missed.
This mafia movie, apart from depicting the blood, murder and gore in the underworld, also depicted the soft side of human emotions. Vaastav showed the audience that the people in the underworld are also humans and have emotions. The film had
in the lead who played the role to perfection.
This movie of the 70’s has everything in it. The film had chase sequences, exceptional planning, escapes, and confusion. The Don somehow manages to escape every time someone tries to catch him. The film is etched in everyone’s mind, and one cannot easily forget the ‘Banarasi Paan.’ The angry young man of the 70’s showed his best in this movie.
Another Bachchan movie in the list is Agneepath. The intense story about Vijay, a gangster, standing against the villain, Kancha, keeps everyone gripped to their seats. The dialogues of this movie are still remembered to this date. Someone who is fond of gangster or mafia films should not miss this one.
Revolving around the attempts and plan to catch the most wanted terrorist, Goldman, this movie received positive reviews. The film takes a turn when Goldman breaks his security protocol and the agency sense an opportunity to nab him. The movie is interesting and keeps everyone guessing. Rishi Kapoor’s portrayal of Goldman was terrific.