In pictures: Bollywood films based on terrorism

Updated: 11 September, 2017 17:19 IST
  • In pictures: Bollywood films based on terrorism

    'Phantom' (2015): The screenplay of 'Phantom' has been written in co-ordination with author Hussain Zaidi, and is an adaptation of his book 'Mumbai Avengers'. Director Kabir Khan dreams of a situation wherein a fearless, faceless agent is sent to the neighbouring country to quietly eliminate them all. Daniyal Khan (Saif Ali Khan), a tainted soldier, is handpicked by RAW officers to be sent to as a 'phantom' agent to the neighbouring country on a deadly mission. Daniyal is introduced to Nawaz (Katrina Kaif), an ex-RAW agent, and she is forced to join hands with him as he goes about ruthlessly and with cold precision plotting the killing of each of those behind the 26/11 terror attack. Pic/Santa Banta

  • In pictures: Bollywood films based on terrorism

    'Baby' (2015): Akshay Kumar-starrer 'Baby' revolves around a story about how the common man in India faces a threat from terrorists and how the government tries to prevent such attacks. Directed by Neeraj Pandey, who had helmed 'A Wednesday!', 'Baby' will see Akshay pack in a punch through his high-octane action scenes. He plays an undercover agent, who is part of a group named 'Baby', which includes actors Anupam Kher, Rana Daggubati and others.

  • In pictures: Bollywood films based on terrorism

    'Holiday' (2014): 'Holiday' highlights the attempts of a military officer, played by Akshay Kumar, to hunt down a terrorist, destroy a terrorist gang and deactivate the sleeper cells under the terrorist's command. Helmed by AR Murugadoss, the action-thriller is a remake of his 2012 Tamil film 'Thuppakki' and fared well at the box office. Pic/Santa Banta

  • In pictures: Bollywood films based on terrorism

    'Kurbaan' (2009): Directed by Rensil D'Silva, 'Kurbaan' is set against the backdrop of global terrorism and features Saif Ali Khan, Vivek Oberoi and Kareena Kapoor Khan in pivotal roles. The film deals with an underground organisation's attempt at instilling fear by means of terrorism in the United States and also tries to 'rectify' the damage done to Muslims world-over. Pic/Santa Banta

  • In pictures: Bollywood films based on terrorism

    'New York' (2009): 'New York' is a journey of three students - John Abraham, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Katrina Kaif - studying in New York whose lives are changed by 9/11 and its aftermath. Pic/Santa Banta

  • In pictures: Bollywood films based on terrorism

    'A Wednesday!' (2008): Frustrated with the government's way of handling terror attacks, a common man (Naseeruddin Shah) decides to take matters into his hands and deals with the terrorists himself. The film, made at a small budget, was a sleeper hit at the box office and was acclaimed for its effective story and a plot twist in the end. Subsequently, the Neeraj Pandey-directed film won several awards. The film was remade in Tamil as 'Unnaipol Oruvan' and Telugu as 'Eeenadu', with Kamal Haasan donning the role played by Naseeruddin in both the versions. Hollywood got inspired too and made an official English remake of the film, titled 'A Common Man', starring Ben Kingsley in Naseeruddin's character. Pic/YouTube

  • In pictures: Bollywood films based on terrorism

    'Mumbai Meri Jaan' (2008): The film deals with the aftermath of the July 11, 2006 Mumbai train bombings, where 209 people lost their lives and over 700 were injured. 'Mumbai Meri Jaan' stars The film stars R. Madhavan, Soha Ali Khan, Irrfan, Paresh Rawal and Kay Kay Menon and was critically acclaimed. Pic/Santa Banta

  • In pictures: Bollywood films based on terrorism

    'Mission Kashmir' (2000): The film follows the life of a boy Altaaf (Hrithik Roshan) after his entire family is accidentally killed by police officers. He is adopted by the police chief (Sanjay Dutt) who is responsible for the incident, and when Altaaf finds out, he seeks revenge and becomes a terrorist. The film's screenplay is written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Suketu Mehta, and it is directed and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Upon release, the film became a critical and commercial success. Pic/YouTube

  • In pictures: Bollywood films based on terrorism

    'Dil Se' (1998): After 'Roja' and 'Bombay', 'Dil Se' is the third in Mani Ratnam's trilogy of terror films that depict human relationships against a backdrop of politics, military and terrorism. Meghna (Manisha Koirala) turns up in Delhi to assassinate the Prime Minister during the Republic Day parade. Even though Shah Rukh Khan saves the PM, the movie ends on a dramatic note reflecting the impact of terrorism on innocent lives. The film won two National Film Awards, and six Filmfare Awards. Pic/YouTube

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Today marks 16 years since the tragic 9/11 attacks. A look at Bollywood films that deal with the sensitive issue of terrorism

First Published: 11 September, 2017 17:10 IST