Dacoit Films in Bollywood:
Dacoit films have always had a great role in innumerable Bollywood films. These movies have given us blockbusters that are remembered even today.
1. Bade Sarkar
Bade Sarkar was released in 1957 and is one of the earliest dacoit films in Bollywood.
Starring: Kishore Sahu, Kamini Kaushal, Durga Khote, Agha, Gope, K. N. Singh
Director: Kishore Sahu
2. Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai
Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai released in the year 1960. The movie is known for its excellent storyline and melodious music too.
Starring: Raj Kapoor, Pran, Padmini
Director: Radhu Karmakar
3. Ganga Januma
Ganga Januma released in the year 1961 and is one of the famous movies of twin brothers separated at birth.
Starring: Dilip Kumar, Vyjanathimala, Nasir Khan
Director: Nitin Bose
4. Mother India
Mother India released in the year 1957 and is one of the iconic movies of Indian cinema.
Starring: Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar
Director: Mehboob Khan
5. Mera Gaon Mera Desh
Mera Gaon Mera Desh released in the year 1971.
Starring: Dharmendra, Vinod Khanna, Asha Parekh
Director: Raj Khosla
Sholay released in the year 1975 and has attained cult status and the rest they say is history. From Gabbar Singh to Thakur and Jai and Veeru, the movie is a must-watch.
Starring: Sanjeev Kumar, Amjad Khan, Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Jaya Bachchan
Director: Ramesh Sippy
7. Ganga Ki Saugandh
Ganga Ki Saugandh released in the year 1978 and saw Amjad Khan as the dacoit.
Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Amjad Khan, Rekha
Director: Sultan Ahmed
8. Bandit Queen
Bandit Queen released in the year 1994 and was a biopic based on the life of Phoolan Devi the most dreaded dacoit who ruled the ravines of Chambal.
Starring: Seema Biswas, Manoj Bajpai
Director: Shekhar Kapur
9. Paan Singh Tomar
Paan Singh Tomar released in the year 2012 and is based on the true life of the dacoit Paan Singh Tomar. A soldier in the Army and an athlete par excellence, the movie traces the transformation of a simple man to a dacoit.
Starring: Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Mahie Gill, Vipin Sharma
Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
10. China Gate
China Gate was released in the year 1998.
Starring: OM Puri, Amrish Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Danny Denzongpa, Mukesh Tiwari, Mamta Kulkarni
Director: Rajkumar Santoshi
These Dacoit films in Bollywood have left an indelible mark on the Indian cinematic history.