Bollywood is known for the entertaining, light-hearted films that are consumed widely by the masses, but there are also quite a few serious Bollywood films. There are some Bollywood movies on politics that have even managed to give a realistic portrayal of what India’s political world is like. These Bollywood political films are not only engaging as they feature some magnificent actors and gripping stories, but they’re also enlightening as they show something that the common man might not have considered before about politics. Here are a few of the top Bollywood movies on politics:
This political thriller had an ensemble cast of some of Bollywood’s biggest names. It starred Ajay Devgn, Nana Patekar, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpayee and Naseeruddin Shah, and managed to balance their characters well.
Nayak: The Real Hero (2001)
One of Anil Kapoor’s most famous films, Nayak tells the unique story of a journalist who manages to become the chief minister for one day and makes widespread changes in how the state runs.
Directed by Ram Gopal Varma and with Amitabh Bachchan in the lead and also starring Abhishek Bachchan and Kay Kay Menon, Sarkar was praised for the performances and it ended up being not only a critical success but also a box office hit.
Sarkar Raj (2008)
A sequel to Sarkar, this political crime thriller premiered at Cannes, and was equally well-received as the first film. It picks up two years after the events of the first film, so it’s a must-watch if you’re watching the first one.
Sarkar 3 (2017)
Released after a long gap, this film completed the trilogy of the Sarkar films. Just like the first two, it was also received well by audiences and critics. Abhishek Bachchan however, was not a part of this film.
There are many more political films that Bollywood has made and we hope to see more realistic portrayals of politics on the screen in the future.