Well, who doesn’t love some action movie ones in a while! An angry young with macho build up ready to plunder the world or simply take revenge from the unjust world, The kicks, the fighting, gritty underworld action, the suspense with a Tarka of a romantic love story in between is what true Bollywood action movie is all about. It’s something that no movie belonging to any other particular genre can match. There are plenty of action films that have set the benchmark and redefined the genre in Bollywood and the list has been made for your convenience.
1. Sholay (1975):
Gabbar in Sholay
A Rimmesh Sippy classic directorial movie, talked about even today. Well defined characters, Hima Malini’s bubbly character, Jai-Veeru chemistry and ultimate villainous character of Gabbar and topped it off with beautiful songs, the movie was a true masterpiece. Stunt coordinators Mohammed Ali and Gerry Crampton left no stone unturned to make the revenge saga as powerful and hard-hitting as possible.
Although kalnayak is supposed to be Sanjay Dutt's best movie of all time yet the Actor’s performance in Vastav is truly unmatchable and the performance is celebrated till date. Directed by Mahesh Manjreker, it was a true comeback of the Actor and brought him back to the limelight at par with 90’s heroes. A movie about a young man who gets dragged into the criminal world out of dire circumstances and he becomes the most dangerous hitman in Mumbai’s underworld.
3. Company (2002):
Not inspired from any Hollywood action flick but a true depiction of a true Mumbai mafia story, Ram Gopal Varma's 2002 Company is considered one of the best crime films the industry has ever created. It blazes its own trails with some intense action and chase sequences, coupled with strong performances from lead actors Ajay Devgan and Vivek Oberoi both.
4. Dhoom (2004):
No, we are not taking any credits away from Akshay Kumar’s profound dead stunts but the high intense action sequences that are a must in any action movie started off with Dhoom movie obviously inspired by By-octane action sequences of Hollywood movie fast And Furious Series. Directed by Sanjay Ghadvi, A mysterious gang of bikers is on a robbing spree. ACP Jai gets Ali, a mechanic, to assist him in the case. With the clock ticking, it's up to them to nab the thieves red-handed.
5. Ghajini (2008)
Aamir Khan’s by-now classic psychological thriller was the first Indian film to cross the ₹ 100 crore mark. The gore and bloodshed, thrown in an abundant measure added to the slick appeal of the stunts styled by Peter Hein and Stun Shiva. The movie is about a short-term memory loss patient sets out on his journey to avenge the death of his beloved girl.
Although Dabangg helped establish Salman Khan as a truly bankable action star it was movie Wanted that really showed his acting prowess as action hero hence qualifies to be on this lists best action movie. The movie is about Totally fearless, Radhe (Salman khan) single-handedly eliminates Gani Bhai’s enemies one by one; making more enemies than he bargained for.
7. Singham (2011)
A classic story of good cop taking the responsibility to make society a better place for common people with a tarka of romantic story inter-weaved in it. Here's another crime flick that's famous for having some of the best action scenes in Bollywood history. A 2011 remake of a 2010 Tamil film (they work fast over there), Singham stars Ajay Devgn in lead, with his amazing mustache and punching chumps, and police techniques make it look extremely real. The sequels are pretty fun too recent being Simba starring Ranveer Singh.
8. Agneepath (2012):
The remake of Amitabh Bachan’s, played by Hrithik Roshan in lead role is one of the personal favorites. The actor took up the role albeit very reluctant to do a classic remake, but boy did he ace it!! The Role reprised by Sunjay Dutt as the villain was one of the best on-screen characters. For ones who don’t know, this movie was about a young boy's father is lynched before his eyes; fifteen years later he returns home for revenge. Lead roles were played by Hritik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt, and Priyanka Chopra.
9. Rowdy Rathore (2012)
Rowdy Rathore Poster
The movie is a comeback movie of Akshay Kumar in action genre. Rowdy Rathore is a 2012 Indian action film directed by Prabhu Deva and produced by Rajat Rawail, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ronnie Screwvala. It is a remake of original Telugu movie Vikramarkudu directed by S.S. Rajamouli. It features Akshay Kumar in double roles opposite Sonakshi Sinha and Paresh Ganatra, Yashpal Sharma, Gurdeep Kohli in supporting role with Tamil actor Nassar as the antagonist.
10. Badlapur (2015):
Starring Varun Dhawan for the first time in the action genre, the story is about Raghav who leads a happy life with his wife and son until one day his family gets killed during a bank robbery. That incident changes his life completely and he decides to avenge their death. The movie shows how his thirst for revenge turns him into a person he once despised. An edge-of-the-seat pulpy entertainer that manages to turn the revenge formula on its head. The characters played in this movie are Varun Dhawan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Yami Gautam in the lead roles.
11. Bajirao Mastani (2015):
Bajirao Mastani Poster
The directorial venture by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the plot of this movie basically revolves around a heroic warrior whose name is Peshwa Bajirao (Ranveer Singh) who is married to a woman who is named Kashibai (Priyanka Chopra). However, he falls in love with another woman who is named Mastani (Deepika Padukone) who is also a warrior princess but she is in a state of terrible distress. Their conservative families and society create a number of problems for them but they try to struggle continuously against all that to make their love triumph.
These are one of the best hi-octane action movies that Bollywood has offered over the years. You might not feel like that you would want to go through the entire list of the Indian action movies and if that is the case with you, we tried our bid by making the list of the best action movies in all of Bollywood.