Top 10 awesome movies like Nishant that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Nishant and you can't get over how good this movie was. Now you want to watch more of such masterpieces. We have curated a list of similar movies which are created by the likes of Shyam Benegal, Girish Karnad and Shabana Azmi . Here goes the list -

  1. Dharavi
  2. Parinda
  3. Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro
  4. Achanak
  5. Black Friday
  6. Qurbani
  7. Pratighaat
  8. Shool
  9. Aamne Samne
  10. Salaam Bombay!
  1. Dharavi

    Dharavi

    Dharavi - known as the biggest slums on Earth, has many people living in abject poverty and destitute conditions. One such person is Rajkaran a taxi driver by profession, who has bought a taxi and is still for it in small installments. He, his wife, Kumud, and his son live in small tenement. Electricity and water are not available legally, but can be obtained illegally by paying middlemen, who in turn bribe the police and the Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials. Rajkaran's dream is to own his taxi, and start his own business - of dyeing clothes. His dream comes to light, when he, along with three others, acquire the necessary land and building for it. Once started, things start looking up for Rajkaran, and he even has his mom, Amma come over to live with them. Then things take a turn for the worse - the building is deemed illegal by the BMC and is demolished; Rajkaran and his associates are unable to protect nor save their investment; Unable to pay for his taxi, his vehicle is taken away; His associates refuse to co-operate with him nor even speak with him; His mother finds out that his wife is having an affair with her ex-husband, Shankar; In desperation, Rajkaran takes up another job as a taxi-driver and robs a passenger, and ends up in jail; His brother-in-law is killed by rivals; His mother, unable to see her son's suffering and misery decides to go back to her home-town; and Kumud leaves him to go back to her ex-husband. Rajkaran comes out of jail, thanks to a corrupt system and false witnesses, and is back on square one again - homeless and penniless - he must now decide what is best for him and the rest of his life.

    This movie, created by Sudhir Mishra, Somesh Agarwal and Shabana Azmi, scores 7.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Crime

  2. Parinda

    Parinda

    Two brothers are caught on the different sides of a gang war.

    This movie, created by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Nana Patekar and Vidhu Vinod Chopra, scores 7.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action | Crime | Drama

    You can watch this on Youtube, Google Play Movies and Apple Itunes.

  3. Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro

    Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro

    A tapori's dream to become a bigshot, but after the reality-check; dose of education opened his eyes and he begins to question his own existence.

    This movie, created by Saeed Akhtar Mirza, Pavan Malhotra and Makrand Deshpande, scores 7.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Crime

  4. Achanak

    Achanak

    A doctor must operate on a convicted murderer who is destined for the gallows. Running parallel to the medical drama are flashbacks to the events that led the highly-respected army officer to commit murder.

    This movie, created by Gulzar, Vinod Khanna and Om Shivpuri, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Crime

    You can watch this on Amazon Prime Video.

  5. Black Friday

    Black Friday

    Black Friday is a film about the investigations following the 1993 serial Bombay bomb blasts, told through the different stories of the people involved --police, conspirators, victims, middlemen.

    This movie, created by Anurag Kashyap, Kay Kay Menon and Pavan Malhotra, scores 8.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action | Crime | Drama

  6. Qurbani

    Qurbani

    A cabaret dancer and singer, Sheela (Zeenat Aman) has two admirers: a small-time thief Rajesh (Feroz Khan), and a young, eligible widower, Amar (Vinod Khanna). Both are best friends and does not know that they love the same woman. Then an enemy in the gust of Vikram Singh (Shakti Kapoor) appears and make both men life miserable by exposing each others reality to one another, hereafter Rajesh and Amar's friendship turn upside down. Rajesh is blamed for Rakka's (Amrish Puri) death and is schedule to be jailed for a lifetime. While Amar along with Sheela and his small daughter escapes to the U.K. with a lot of diamonds and money stolen by Rajesh. Will Rajesh allow Amar to betray him or will he jumped to conclusion and escapes from the police to take revenge from his perpetrators?

    This movie, created by Feroz Khan, Feroz Khan and Vinod Khanna, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Action | Crime

  7. Pratighaat

    Pratighaat

    Dharampura is a city in modern secular India that is being terrorized and held at ransom by Kali Prasad, a dreaded underworld don, extortionist, who also runs his own courtroom, shielded and protected by the local M.L.A.. He does away with his opponents openly without any fear of being arrested. When Constable Karamveer arrests him, Kali gets himself released the very next day, abducts, rapes, then kills Karamveer's wife, beats him senseless, and eventually leaves him raving mad. When Durga's husband opposes him, he has him killed right in front of his wife and other city folk. When Inspector Ajay Srivastav arrests him and holds him in the lock-up, only to release him as the witness against Kali turns hostile, Ajay is hunted down and killed in broad daylight in the presence of thousands of witnesses. Only one witness comes forward to implicate Kali - her name is Laxmi Joshi, a school-teacher, the wife of Advocate Satyaprakash. Kali gives them 24 hours to withdraw the complaint. When that does not happen, the people of Dharampura will get to see Draupadi's story being re-enacted again - this time it will be Laxmi who will be publicly disrobed, and amongst the helpless spectators will be her husband.

    This movie, created by N. Chandra, Sujata Mehta and Arvind Kumar, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Action | Crime

  8. Shool

    Shool

    Police Inspector Samar Pratap Singh is transferred to Motihari, in the Indian state of Bihar, along with his wife, Manjari and a daughter. He is honest and diligent and these attributes ...

    This movie, created by Eeshwar Nivas, Manoj Bajpayee and Raveena Tandon, scores 7.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Action | Crime | Drama

  9. Aamne Samne

    Aamne Samne

    Johny lives a dual life - as a popular starlet and an international criminal wanted by the police for a number of criminal activities. He meets his look-alike Gopi who comes from the village in search of a job; Johny offers Gopi the job; a salary and a house to live in. This job involves playing the role of Johny so that the real Johny can outsmart the police and commit his criminal activities with ease. He teaches Gopi his mannerism and etiquette with things going as planned. But Gopi eventually gets trapped - both by the police and the underworld criminal gang.

    This movie, created by Ashim S. Samanta, Mithun Chakraborty and Bindiya Goswami, scores 6.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Action | Crime

    You can watch this on Amazon Prime Video and Tubi Tv.

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  10. Salaam Bombay!

    Salaam Bombay!

    The boy Krishna is abandoned by his mother at the Apollo Circus and she tells him that he can only return home when he can afford 500 rupees to pay for the bicycle of his brother that he ...

    This movie, created by Mira Nair, Shafiq Syed and Hansa Vithal, scores 8.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Crime | Drama

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