'Ladies vs Ricky Bahl': The film stars Ranveer Singh opposite Anushka Sharma in lead roles along with Dipannita Sharma, Aditi Sharma and debutant Parineeti Chopra. In the film, Ranveer plays a conman named Ricky Bahl who cons women until three of these women unite to con him back
'Tees Maar Khan': In this film, Akshay Kumar tries to con an entire village to rob a train loaded with precious antiques under the pretext of making a film about them
'Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!': An out-and-out con flick 'Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!' was inspired by a real life thief played by Abhay Deol. The film even won a National Award for Best Popular FIlm. Abhay belongs to a dysfunctional family and grows up to be a fearless conman who robs the elite just for fun
'Bluffmaster': In this film, Abhishek Bachchan plays a conman who cons everybody, even his girlfriend Priyanka Chopra. He later on discovers that he has a tumour and is going to die in less than three months. Another conman Ritesh Deshmukh enters his life and Abhishek decides to help him for doing one good deed nefore he dies
'Special 26': Based on a real-life jewellery heist in Mumbai in 1987, this thriller featureed Akshay Kumar as a con man who hires 26 accomplices to set up a fake income tax raid. The team makes away with millions of rupees worth of jewellery. Kajal Aggarwal, Anupam Kher, Manoj Bajpayee, Jimmy Sheirgill, Divya Dutta were also a part of the film
'Bunty Aur Babli': Abhishek Bachchan and Rani Mukerji played the protagonists in this film, while Amitabh Bachchan played a policeman chasing the con duo. The couple goes about conning people in the city till in the end they give up crime and start working to bust activities of other con men
'Phir Hera Pheri': A sequel to the 2000 classic 'Hera Pheri', this film narrates the story of what happens after the trio becomes rich. Akshay Kumar hears about an idea for doubling his wealth from a con woman, and he convinces Suniel Shetty and Paresh Rawal to go along with it. What follows is yet another laugh riot
'Aankhen': With a star cast that included Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal and Paresh Rawal, this film narrated a story of three blind men robbing a bank under the training and guidance of a temperamental fired bank official. In the end they manage to flee away the with robbed property instead of handing it over to the bank official
'Badmaash Company': This Anushka Sharma and Shahid Kapoor starrer con film was one that got emotional towards the end. Three ordinary youngsters chalk out a plan to smuggle expensive foreign shoes from Bangkok and avoid the import duty on them
'Chocolate': This film was inspired by 1995 Hollywood film 'The Usual Suspects'. However director Vivek Agnihotri provided a suitable twist in the plot. This stylishly narrated film showed a daring robbery on an armoured vehicle carrying billions of pounds. The police suspect two Indians of being linked to Al-Qaeda
'Dhoom' series: This series has given three blockbuster hits, all three of them being action thriller heist films. The films revolve around an Assistant Commissioner of Police played by Abhishek Bachchan and his sidekick played by Uday Chopra, who attempt to capture wanted, professional thieves. However, the plot is heavily influenced by the antagonist
About The Gallery
This week's big Bollywood release includes Emraan Hashmi's crime comedy 'Raja Natwarlal' in which he plays a con man. We take a look at other films that explored the genre.
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