Bollywood action movies have played a significant role in taking Bollywood to the masses. From Sunny Deol’s “dhai kilo k haath” to the corner vegetable seller whose cart always bears the brunt of the brutal fight between the protagonist and the antagonist, action has earned whistles from the viewers and made Bollywood more popular. Here are 15 of our top choices among the Bollywood action movies.
Produced by and starring Anushka Sharma, NH10 is one of the rare Bollywood action movies that star a woman as the lead. NH10 shows how a woman fights back when she is pushed to the wall.
Featuring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff in the lead roles, this movie sees the two action stars at their peak, confidently earning whistles at movie theatres without fail.
Zanjeer featuring Amitabh Bachchan revolutionized Indian cinema. Though Bollywood had made action movies before, none of them quite produced the impact that Zanjeer did. It made the way for future action movies to come into Bollywood.
The first movie in the Dabangg series sees Salman Khan as the cop Chulbul Pandey. Sonakshi Singa stars as the female lead in this police action drama, with Sonu Sood plays the main antagonist.
Starring Sunny Deol, Ghayal is an action drama film revolving around a brother seeking to avenge his brother and sister-in-law. With the legendary Amrish Puri as the main antagonist, Ghayal promises to be an entertaining watch.
Featuring Akshay Kumar, Baby is a movie about the Indian military intelligence and how it deals with terrorist activities.
The first film of the Dhoom franchise, this movie features John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra, and Esha Deol in the lead roles. Abhishek’s character, ACP Jai Dixit, tries to catch John’s character, Kabir. How this drama unfolds forms the crux of the movie.
8. Dhoom 2
In the second installment, we encounter Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Bipasha Basu in the lead roles, along with Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra. The action sequences and the disguises of Hrithik Roshan make this movie one of the best Bollywood action movies.
The original don, Amitabh Bachchan, burst onto our screens with his swagger, with Helen, and Zeenat Aman in this movie. Don’s action scenes, along with Helen and Zeenat Aman’s sensual acting was revolutionary in that day and age.
6. Force 2
John Abraham, Sonakshi Sinha, and Tahir Raj Bhasin star in this action drama based on RAW agents and how the idea of revenge can drive people haywire.
The first film that made Akshay Kumar start to be known by the name Khiladi Kumar. This was one of Akshay Kumar’s early ventures that made him a fan favourite.
Salman Khan features in this hit Bollywood action movie with Ayesha Takia as the heroine. Directed by Prabhu Deva, Wanted established Salman as one of the most wanted heroes of Bollywood.
Mohra features Suniel Shetty as a vigilante and Akshay Kumar as an honest cop, while Raveena Tandon appears as a journalist. Along with ‘Tip Tip Barsa Paani’ as its most popular song, Mohra also has great action scenes by both the bonafide action stars.
Primarily a war film, Border focuses on the lives of soldiers in the Indian army, as they leave the company of their loved ones and the comfort of their homes to serve their motherland. The action sequences are emotional and well executed.
One of the classic Bollywood action movies which gained a cult following and are still regarded as one of the greatest movies Bollywood produced. Jai (Amitabh Bachchan) and Veeru (Dharmendra)’s friendship; Sanjeev Kumar’s memorable portrayal of Thakur opposite Amjad Khan’s cult villain, Gabbar; Hema Malini as the chirpy Basanti opposite Jaya Bachchan’s shy widow Radha; the film has several action sequences to focus on.
These are a few Bollywood action movies that drove us to the edge of our seats with their spine-chilling drama.