In Pictures: Top 16 action films of Bollywood

Mar 26, 2016, 13:39 IST
  • In Pictures: Top 16 action films of Bollywood
    'Race' series: Set and mostly filmed in Durban and Dubai, 'Race' was an action thriller which explored themes of sibling rivalry, betrayal and passion. Action packed drives, bomb detonations, crashes and explosions were the highlight of the film. The sequel to this film, 'Race 2', was considered to be a movie strictly for action junkies. The sequences were far more heady and giddy as said by film critics
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    'Dhoom' series: With the latest film of the series, 'Dhoom 3' grossing over Rs 500 crore, the ‘Dhoom’ films are known for their costly and elaborate action sequences. The 'Dhoom' franchise has always been watched for its suave villains and the stunts they pull off. For the first film, ‘Dhoom’ which came out in 2004 John Abraham pulled of some death defying stunts on a bike. The makers upped the tempo several notch in Hrithik Roshan starrer ‘Dhoom 2’ were the actor performed some amazing stunts which included roller-blading, sand boarding and snow boarding. ‘Dhoom 3’ had Aamir Khan playing double role with Katrina Kaif as the female lead. The film was the most expensive film of the franchise shot in the US and Switzerland. Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif had to learn ballet, aerobatics and parkour among other techniques for the film
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    'Don' series: The two films in this series - 'Don: The Chase Begins Again' and 'Don 2: The King Is Back' - are based on a fictional mafia lord played Shah Rukh Khan. 'Don' was considered to be one of the finest action films of Bollywood. Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra underwent special martial arts training for their roles in 'Don: The Chase Begins Again' and both performed their own stunts. For 'Don 2' Shah Rukh Khan trained with an acclaimed international stunt and fight director. He created a unique fighting style which was a mix of martial arts, Krav Maga, Wing Chun and Trapping. Action in 'Don 2: The King Is Back' was taken a notch higher with the makers converting the entire film in 3D
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    'Rocky Handsome': John Abraham's latest outing is said to be an out-and-out action movie which is an adaptation of Korean film 'The Man From Nowhere'. John Abraham in an interview stated that he trained 14 hours a day for one month to perform all the action sequences in 'Rocky Handsome'. John also took training for martial arts in Thailand for the action-packed film. Directed by Nishikant Kamat, 'Rocky Handsome' features John with Shruti Hassan in the lead.
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    'Bang Bang': Bollywood's latest offering in this genre is said to have mind-boggling stunts performed by Hrithik Roshan.Unique water action sequences were shot in Thailand and Greece and Hrithik admitted to pushing himself to the extreme for this stunt wherein he was hooked to a sea plane while he was at it. In Phuket, Hrithik Roshan performed a stunt where he had to use a water jetpack called a Flyboard and go 45 feet high in the sky and then dive down in the water. It was for the first time that something like this was used in Bollywood or Hollywood. Hrithik was injured during this schedule and had to undergo a brain surgery for removal of a blood clot from his brain. For the first time in a Bollywood movie, F1 cars were used. One of the stunts where Hrithik was on water skies being pulled along by a sky plane was shot in a lake in Prague
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    'Ek Tha Tiger': This Salman Khan film is a story of a scientist suspected of selling missile technology secrets to Pakistan. The Indian government sends a secret RAW agent, to find out about the professor's activities, but he falls in love with the professor's caretaker who is studying at a fictional dance academy, but is actually an ISI agent. Together they embark on a journey filled with action, as they are chased by both RAW and ISI agents, that takes them places world over
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    'Force': A remake of Tamil film 'Kaakha Kaakha', this Bollywood action thriller, according to John Abraham, had the magic of raw action. The film had stunts choreographer by Allan Amin who even worked for 'Dhoom'. Vidyut Jamwal who played villain in the film had to undergo strenuous training to build a body that could be comparable to the hero of the film
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    'Commando - A One Man Army': It was said that Vidyut Jamwal alone carried the weight of the film on his shoulders. 'Commando' was an action thriller full of high-voltage action fare that was racy, pulsating and packed with some adrenaline-pumping stunts, all in one
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    'D-Day': 'D-Day' was pulpy Bollywood action with all its gritty stunt scenes, hand-held camerawork and frenetic editing. It was considered closer in spirit and tone to 'Ek Tha Tiger' and 'Agent Vinod'. Hollywood stunt director Tom Struthers was roped in to direct the action sequences which gave it an edgy aspect
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    'Krrish' series: 'Krrish' franchise started of as family genre film with 'Koi Mil Gaya' but from the second film onwards the series turned into superhero action flicks. The film was a trendsetter of sorts to bring in CGI experts and technicians from Hollywood to create some beautiful and elaborate action sequences. Hrithik Roshan’s stunts were choreographed by a Chinese martial artist. 'Krrish 3' had more expensive and CGI and action sequences with Hrithik and Vivek Oberoi playing super-beings who almost end up destroying a city
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    'RA.One': Shah Rukh Khan's scifi action thriller 'RA.One' featured three major action sequences, which were filmed in sets and real locations across Mumbai and London. The cinematography borrowed ideas from video games, such as rapid transitions between first-person and third-person perspectives. Procedures such as bullet time were also incorporated into the film, making it an out and out action entertainer
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    'Agent Vinod': In this action thriller, there's a cool dude RAW agent Vinod (Saif Ali Khan) who is on a mission to diffuse a bomb that will kill millions. His job zips him across some exotic as well as dreary places on the world map with an assortment of characters thrown along the way
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    'Tezz': Earlier titled as 'Bullet Train', this action thriller by Priyadarshan was shot in Scotland. This film had a stunt director from Hollywood, Gareth Milne, of 'Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer' and 'National Treasure: Book of Secrets' fame. The film had nail-biting chase sequences and lived true to its title
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    'Blue': Bollywood's underwater action thriller 'Blue' was written by American writers Joshua Lurie and Bryan M. Sullivan. Three men are on an underwater treasure hunt and the action in the film was impressive, especially the bike sequences. So much that he film had an international feel about it
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    'Players': Action director Allan Amin choreographed the action scenes of this high-voltage action thriller heist. Sonam was trained to drive a Mini Cooper for the scenes. She even met an accident while practising the scenes. The release of the film was even delayed as the fim demanded extensive action scenes. The major action stunts and sequences in the film were performed on par with Hollywood by the actors themselves
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    'Dus': Action spy thriller 'Dus' had an ensemble cast Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty, Zayed Khan and Esha Deol. The film follows the head of the ATC and his team, as they embark on a mission to prevent a deadly terrorist attack orchestrated by an international terrorist and criminal. Action simmers through the film and there is drama with eye-catching packaging
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  • In Pictures: Top 16 action films of Bollywood
    'Race' series: Set and mostly filmed in Durban and Dubai, 'Race' was an action thriller which explored themes of sibling rivalry, betrayal and passion. Action packed drives, bomb detonations, crashes and explosions were the highlight of the film. The sequel to this film, 'Race 2', was considered to be a movie strictly for action junkies. The sequences were far more heady and giddy as said by film critics
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John Abraham's latest release 'Rocky Handsome' is an out-and-out action film. Here's a look at some top action packed films in Bollywood over the years

 

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