Best Political Bollywood Movies You Should Watch

freshfilmsOctober 21, 2019

There are many Bollywood movies based on the political drama. But below are 10 Best Political Bollywood movies you should watch. We all know politics is everywhere around the world. These movies are best due to their direction, acting realism, and bold concept. 

10. Aarakshan (2011)


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Director: Prakash Jha.

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Manoj Bajpayee, Deepika Padukone.

If you are a fan of Prakash Jha you must watch this film. This film is based on a reservation system in Indian colleges and how is coaching institutes are increasing as compared to colleges and schools.

Trivia: Saif Ali Khan found his lines challenging as he isn’t very fluent speaking pure Hindi, and hasn’t done any roles in the past that have had to mouth such dialogs. 

9. Raajneeti (2010)


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Director: Prakash Jha 

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Ranbir Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Katrina Kaif.

This film is a modern-day adaptation of the Indian epic Mahabharat. The audience who are well versed with the intricate details of the epic will able to draw some similarities between the characters in the epic and the film. Therefor this movie is the best example of Bollywood political movies.

Trivia: Plot of Raajneeti is based on Indian politics, Indian democracy and, elections.

8. Yuva (2004)


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Director: Mani Ratnam 

Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Vivek Oberoi, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor, and Esha Deol.

if you don’t know We would like to tell you that Yuva movie is originally titled as Howrah Bridge. If you are a student and you want to enter politics then this movie is for you. 

Trivia: 50 Cent song “In Da Club” is played in the film. It appears during Vivek Oberoi’s nightclub scene.

7. Firaaq (2008)


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Director: Nandita Das 

Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Sanjay Suri, and Raghubir Yadav.

If you are a fan of Nandita Das then you must watch this film Because Nandita Das also acted in various films. It claims to be based on “a thousand true stories” from 2002 violence in Gujarat. This film is the best political thriller.

Trivia: The title which is an Urdu word can mean both “quest” and “separation”.

6. Rakhta Charitra (2010)


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Director: Ram Gopal Verma and written by Prashant Pandey.

Cast: Vivek Oberoi, Radhika Apte, Shatrughan Sinha, Kota Srinivasa Rao, and Abhimanyu Singh.

Rakhta Charitra is one of the best films of Vivek Oberoi’s career. 

Trivia: This bilingual film was simultaneously made in Telugu and Hindi.

5. Sarkar (2005)


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Director: Ram Gopal Verma. 

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, and Aishwarya Rai.

If you want to see Godfather’s person film in Bollywood then you can see in this film. Sarkar means all government in himself.

Trivia: Katrina Kaif’s voice is dubbed in the film by a dubbing artiste. 

4. Madras Cafe (2013)


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Director: Shoojit Sircar. 

Cast: John Abraham and Nargis Fakhri.

This film is set in Indian and Sri Lanka with a background in the Sri Lankan Civil War.

Trivia: Film has a “Jaffna” title initially.

3. Nayak: The Real Hero (2001)


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Director: S. Shankar.

Cast: Anil Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Amrish Puri, Paresh Rawal, and Johnny Lever.

This is one of the iconic films of Indian cinema. this film shows how common reporters become one-day prime minsters while taking interviews of current prime minsters and fight for corruption. if you haven’t watched then you should. 

Trivia: Shah Rukh Khan was offered the lead role but declined.

2. Gulaal (2009)


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This movie is directed and written by Anurag Kashyap

Cast: Raj Singh Chaudhary, Kay Kay Menon, Deepak Dobriyal and Mahi Gill.

We all know that Anurag Kashyap knows for his intense reality drama. Anurag Kashyap rightly said that ‘Gulaal’ is his most angry film yet. It took eight years to make this film.

Trivia: Nawazuddin first signed for the film instead of Deepak Dobiyal but was cancled due to some issue.

1. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)


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Director: Ashutosh Gowariker. 

Cast: Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley, and Paul Blackthorne.

What can I say about Lagaan, this film epic and most loved filmed by Indian cinema? It became the third Indian film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film after Mother India (1957) and Salaam Bombay! (1988).

Trivia: India’s official entry to the Academy Awards in the category of ‘Best Foreign Language Film’.


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