Bollywood is known for producing entertaining movies. However, the industry has produced many critically acclaimed movies on politics. Such movies are a treat for audiences who loves watching film based on lives of politicians. Few of such movies created a lot of controversies while few went unnoticed.
Listed below are top ten best movies based on politics:
10. Main Azad Hoon
It is one of the less popular movie enacted by legendary star Amitabh Bachchan. In this movie, he portrays the life of a layman who agrees to protest against corruption and leads a political movement. The movie is inspired by American drama ‘Meet John Doe’. The movie was directed by famous Bollywood director Tinnu Anand.
9. Kissa Kursi Ka
The movie starring Shabana Azmi, Raj Babbar and Utpal Dutt takes a jibe on the political figure Indira Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi. During the emergency in the country, the prints of the movie were confiscated by the then government. Later the Indira government went ahead to ban the movie in the country. The movie was directed by Amrit Nahata.
One of the most popular and highly controversial movies reportedly based on the life of Ex-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Aandhi is one of the best in the list. The movie was banned during the emergency time. The movie featured Sanjeev Kumar, Suchitra Sen and was directed by Gulzar. The movie was also known for the hit songs.
The super hit movie Rajneeti was released in 2010. The movie is said to be inspired by Hollywood movie ‘Godfather’. The movie was a box office success which managed to collect INR 143 crores and received several awards. The lead character in the movie was played by Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Ajay Devgan, Nana Patekar and Manoj Bajpayee. The movie was directed by Prakash Jha.
6. Mere Apne
The movie Mere Apne was a political drama directed by Gulzaar. The movie features Meena Kumari in the role of a widow who lives in a place where gang wars are frequently utilized by politicians for their benefits. The movie sheds light on educated unemployment in the country which was rampant during that time.
Gulaal is one of the most powerful political movies directed by cult director Anuraag Kashyap. The movie features Kay Kay Menon in a powerful role. The movie basically revolves around student and secessionist politics in Rajasthan.
Satta is a one of the best political movies that show the nexus between politics, underworld and corrupt officials. The movie stars Raveena Tandon in a lead role. The movie was directed by Madhur Bhandarkar,.
The political movie ‘Nayak’ stars Anil Kapoor as the main protagonist who challenges the corrupt system. The movie received a lot of applaud from the audience. Amrish Puri played the role of a corrupt politician who uses ill practices to suppresses the poor. The movie was directed by S. Shankar.
The movie Yuva features three different stories at a time which showed the importance of revolutionizing politics in the country with youth involvement. The movie talks about the good impact of student politics on mainstream politics which triggers changes in the corrupt system. The movie was directed by Mani Ratnam.
1. Hu Tu Tu
The movie ‘Hu Tu Tu’ was directed by Gulzar that takes on ongoing corruption in the system. The movie features Tabu, Nana Patekar and Sunil Shetty in lead roles. The movie theme of the movie was based on violent repercussion which arises due to extreme political exploitation.
The above mentioned movies are among the top ten movies based on Politics. Bollywood has a history of product both good and satirical movies based on the situation of politics in the country. Since last three decades the industry has produced several such movies among which the mentioned above movies are the best movies in the political genre.