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Thread: Bollywood TOP 10 Spy Movies
01-19-2011, 09:50 AM #1
Bollywood TOP 10 Spy Movies
Move over James Bond! Bollywood has had its own fair share of spy movies..Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor bring their real-life romance to the screen once again, with this spy thriller, where Saif plays the protagonist.
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One of the coolest spy movies in Bollywood from last century, Dev Anand appeared as Vinay, a simple man who gets mistaken for a jewel thief. Vinay works together with the police and enters the actual thief's gang as a spy to unearth the truth.
In this Jeetendra-Babita starrer 1967 film, Secret Agent Gopal has been assigned to solve the homicide of a fellow secret agent. During this investigation, Gopal meets Sunita, and both fall in love. When Sunita introduces him to her dad, Gopal gets suspicious about him, and after a background check it is revealed that her father is a gangster.
This film directed by Ramanand Sagar starred Dharmendra and Mala Sinha. The film went on to become a blockbuster at the boxoffice. Interestingly, Sagar was apprehensive about casting Dharmendra in the initial phase.
The film stars Dharmendra in a double role and Sharmila Thakur. Dharmendra is police officer Rajesh who is investigating the stealing of explosives, until the crooks kidnap him and replace him with his lookalike. Rajesh returns as a spy to show the world the truth.
Raj Kapoor and Rajendra Kumar acted together in this 1975 spy comedy. Dharamchand and Karamchand go on a trail of a millionaire's missing daughter. Hilarious incidents ensue as the result of a mistaken identity.
The film revolves around the life of an Indian spy. The basic story about the film came to director Mani Shankar's mind, way back in 1996 when he was shooting an anti-militancy video for the Intelligence Bureau. To research on the subject of espionage, in fact Shankar worked closely with the Indian espionage services and took several cues from them.
The Hero: Love Story of a Spy
This film that starred Sunny Deol, Preity Zinta and Priyanka Chopra was a hit at the box office when it released in 2003. Sunny plays Arun, a spy who works for RAW. He trains the character played by Preity also to become a spy and they fall in love. Then he undertakes a mission to uncover a terrorist group....being a human...