Top 10 awesome movies like Phaansi that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Phaansi 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 Harmesh Malhotra, Shashi Kapoor and Sulakshana Pandit . Here goes the list -

  1. Badle Ki Aag
  2. Swami Dada
  3. Chor Sipahee
  4. Aag Ka Gola
  5. Andhaa Kaanoon
  6. Farishta Ya Qatil
  7. Suryaa: An Awakening
  8. Mangal Pandey
  9. Mera Gaon Mera Desh
  10. Jaal
  1. Badle Ki Aag

    Badle Ki Aag

    Beautiful and talented Geeta, a prostitute, has three suitors. One is Lakhan Singh, a dacoit with a heart of gold, who saved her life, loves her and will do anything for her. The second is Police Inspector Amar Verma, who loves her with all his heart, and will do anything for her. And the third is Sher Singh, a dacoit, who loots, plunders, and has his way with women. When he sees Geeta he falls head over heels in love with her, and wants her - by hook or by crook. And he will make sure that no one will get in his way. Watch how the three battle each other, leaving the final decision to Geeta to chose who she will spend the rest of her life with.

    This movie, created by Rajkumar Kohli, Sunil Dutt and Dharmendra, scores 4.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Action

  2. Swami Dada

    Swami Dada

    Dev Anand is one of the tapori gang, handled by Kulbhushan Kharbanda. He escapes to Western country, only to come back and see that the members of the gang living in same conditions. He, himself have become a spiritual person. Named Swami. In order to break the gang, dev poses himself as Ringo Dada. Hence the name Seami Dada

    This movie, created by Dev Anand, Dev Anand and Mithun Chakraborty, scores 6.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Action

  3. Chor Sipahee

    Chor Sipahee

    Reformist Bombay Police Inspector Shankar Kumar would like to try a new approach to tackle crime - make new leaves of criminals by making them change their ways. He tries this on Raja Khanna alias Raja Dada, but in vain. When he comes to know his family, which consists of unmarried sister, Bharti, and an elderly and ailing mother, he decides that he must do something more to help Raja. Before he could think of anything, Raja is arrested for the murder of a police informer named Bichoo. Shankar destroys the evidence that links Raja to this murder, thus losing his job, facing criminal charges himself, and getting a jail sentence. When he comes out of jail, it is no longer the same Shankar - but one who is ready to join Raja as his criminal partner. But Raja is not the same petty criminal anymore - he has joined forces with international gangs of smugglers and may not quite be receptive to Shankar's request to join his gang. Shankar will now have to prove himself worthy of joining this gang - and for this he may have to sacrifice all virtues that he has learned to live with since his childhood.

    This movie, created by Prayag Raj, Shashi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna, scores 5.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Action | Crime

  4. Aag Ka Gola

    Aag Ka Gola

    Poverty and hunger forces young Shankar to take up employment as a mechanic. To this extent all is well for him until he is arrested by the police for a crime he did not committed; but Shankar manages to escape only to witness that his mom die of shock; unable to bear the police arrest her son. Shankar is then taken in by a criminal don, Raja Babu who teaches him each and every criminal activity that exists. Years later Shankar is now known as Shakka who works for Raja Babu as a professional criminal. One day Shakka experiences a change of heart when he is asked to abducted a small child which results in the death of the mother; he turns himself into the police, the case is tried in court and Shakka is sentenced to five years imprisonment but because he save the life of a Minister his sentence is reduced to three years. When Shakka is released from jail he decides to give up his criminal ways, marry Aarti, buys a garage to earn his living and is the proud father of a baby boy Vicky alias Munna. But Raja Babu is not willing to let Shankar just walk away like that.

    This movie, created by David Dhawan, Sunny Deol and Dimple Kapadia, scores 5.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Action

  5. Andhaa Kaanoon

    Andhaa Kaanoon

    Jan Nissar Akhtar Khan works as a Forest Officer, and lives with his wife Zakhiya. One day while on duty he comes across some poachers who were cutting sandal wood trees illegally. When challenged, they retaliate, a struggle ensues, and one of them, Ram Gupta, gets killed. Khan is charged with killing him, tried in Court, and sentenced to several years in prison. His shocked and devastated wife kills herself. Years later, an angry and embittered Khan is released from prison. One day he comes across another young man, Vijay Singh, and finds out that he is struggling with taking vengeance against two men who had traumatized and killed some of his family members, and decides to help him. It is then Khan finds out that Gupta is still alive and decides to kill him, quite dramatically in the same courtroom where he was convicted for his murder. Watch how this action will effect Khan's future, and Vijay's plan for avenging his family.

    This movie, created by Rama Rao Tatineni, Amitabh Bachchan and Rajinikanth, scores 6.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Action

  6. Farishta Ya Qatil

    Farishta Ya Qatil

    After a train crash in a desert, a convicted murderer becomes the unlikely saviour of the survivors against a bunch of opportunistic criminals.

    This movie, created by S.M. Abbas, Shashi Kapoor and Rekha, scores 4.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Action

  7. Suryaa: An Awakening

    Suryaa: An Awakening

    Thakur Gangadhar Choudhary rules a small community in rural India with an iron hand, and will never permit anyone to speak up against him. He owns most of the land surrounding his palatial home - save for the small patch of land owned by Veer Singh. He summons Veer to his house, and offers him substantial compensation for his land, but Veer refuses, and the Thakur has him killed. Veer's widow dies of shock, leaving behind a young Suraj to be brought up by a kindly widow Mrs. Salma Khan, who is also the mother of Iqbal. Years go by, Suraj grows up joins the Indian Armed Forces, and after a meritorious career, he resigns and returns home to avenge his father's death. What he does not know that he must first come to terms with the local Police Inspector Iqbal Khan, and then the wealthy Collector of the District, Rajpal Chauhan, before he can even think of touching a single hair of Gangadhar Choudhary.

    This movie, created by Esmayeel Shroff, Raaj Kumar and Vinod Khanna, scores 6.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Action

  8. Mangal Pandey

    Mangal Pandey

    Abused by his step-mother; Rajmer, Jaipur-based young Mangal faces more trauma when his father Havaldar Rajnath Pandey is shot dead by Daku Lal Singh. He then gets separated from his sister, Deepa, is adopted by a drug-dealer, Kulbhushan, who re-names him 'Tiger'; and then joins hands with criminal don, Jaganlal. Then he gets into a confrontation with Police Inspector Vijay Shukla, and ends up killing him. Police launch a manhunt and ultimately come to the conclusion that he was killed in a train accident. He does survive, and takes this opportunity to return home. He will be welcomed by a recently widowed Deepa, but will face the shock of finding out that he was not only responsible for her widowhood, but also had a hand in the abduction and subsequent trauma of his nephew, Munna.

    This movie, created by Harmesh Malhotra, Ranjit Sood and Ajit, scores 6.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Action | Crime

  9. Mera Gaon Mera Desh

    Mera Gaon Mera Desh

    Ajit saves the village from the dakus (bandits); whilst having romance with Anju.

    This movie, created by Raj Khosla, Asha Parekh and Dharmendra, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Action

    You can watch this on Hoopla.

  10. Jaal

    Jaal

    Shankar Verma lives a poor lifestyle with his mom, Shanti, in India after His father, Sathpal, leaves the family for a courtesan by the name of Meenabai. Years later, Shankar has now grown up and finds himself the object of affection of two beautiful women, Sunita - who is wealthy and is the daughter of Bhanu Pratap Singh, and Madhu - who is poor and lives with her parents, Hariya and Tara. Both women think that Shankar is in love with them. Shankar is hired by a wealthy woman named Amita who wants him to spy on Bhanu Pratap, his sons, Balram and Jackie, and his partner, Kedar. Shankar goes on this task and reports his findings to Amita regularly. One day while talking to villagers, he finds out that his dad had a bad reputation and had not only betrayed Bhanu Pratap, but had also killed Bhanu's brother, Shashi. His inquiries take him to Central Jail so that he could speak with his dad, but on arrival, he is told that his dad passed away six years ago. Shankar then sets out to find out the whereabouts of Meenabai, but her brothel had caught fire and no one knows her whereabouts. Little does Shankar know that Meenabai is still alive in the shape and form of none other than Amita - and is using Shankar as a tool to extract vengeance against Bhanu Pratap!!

    This movie, created by Umesh Mehra, Rekha and Mithun Chakraborty, scores 5.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Action

    You can watch this on Netflix.

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