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7 Best Bollywood Movies on Dons and Mafias in the Last Decade

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Written by Delnaz Divecha

Bollywood has made some truly amazing movies on the underworld. In fact, dons and mafias have been a topic of interest for the Indian film audience for decades now. Movies like Deewar and Don from the ‘70s became cult films and this genre only got better with every passing year. From the last decade (2008 – 2018), here are some of the top movies featuring dons and mafias.

1. Sarkar Raj (2008)

Featuring the Bachchan family (Amitabh, Abhishek and Aishwarya), this movie was set against the backdrop the evil forces attempting to bring down the regime of Sarkar.

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2. Agneepath (2012)

A remake of the 1990 film of the same name, this one starred Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, and Sanjay Dutt in pivotal roles. It was the story of a young boy’s revenge against the city’s drug lord.


3.  Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai (2010)

Starring Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut and Prachi Desai, this movie traced the changing face of Mumbai’s powerful underworld group and how it all started.

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4. Kaminey (2009)

Featuring Shahid Kapoor in a double role, this movie explored the lives of estranged twins that converge over missing drugs, politics, racial prejudice, corrupt cops and an unplanned pregnancy.


5. Yeh Saali Zindagi (2011)

Sudhir Mishra’s film revolved around gangsters who kidnapped the prospective son-in-law of a politician in order to secure the release of an imprisoned gang-member.


6. Gulaal (2009)

Featuring Kay Kay Menon and Deepak Dobriyal, this Anurag Kashyap film revolved around a law student who witnessed a homicide after being elected as General Secretary of his college.


7. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)

Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s breakthrough film and its prequel explored the events after a clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan that led to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur and ignited a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.


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