Action is one of the most important and entertaining
genres of cinema and Bollywood filmmakers too cannot avoid making action
thrillers. Agreed the genre has limited and niche viewers, but good action
movies with enough and right dose of dishoom-dishoom
do find large audience. This year too saw some really good action-packed dramas
that entertained the audience in their own dynamic way. We bring you top five action
thrillers of 2015. Take a look.
Baby: When it comes to action, the first name that comes to
mind is Akshay Kumar; no wonder, when it comes to top five action thrillers of
this year, it had to be an Akshay starrer Baby.
Directed by Neeraj Pandey, this edge-of-the-seat espionage thriller offered
fantastic adrenaline rush to the audience. Akshay as an officer of an
anti-terrorist squad / counter terrorism unit did a fantastic job. The film
dealt with Indian Anti-terrorist squad lead by Akshay avenging the most
dreadful 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. Some fabulous performances by Akshay, Anupam
Kher, Rana Daggubati and Taapsee Panny, and brilliant direction by Neeraj
Pandey makes it a must watch for the lover of action films.
Badlapur: After films like Student
of The Year, Main Tera Hero and Humpty
Sharma Ki Dulhania, who could have thought that a 28-year-old, flamboyant Varun
Dhawan could play the serious character of a 40-plus man, who is on a mission to
avenge his family’s death and sport a salt-and-pepper look so early in his
career? Well, director Sriram Raghavan knew how to create the magic. This dark,
edgy revenge drama brought a completely new Varun and his versatility to the
fore. Dhawan Jr who was seen dancing and singing and playing characters his age
in his earlier movies was hardly even seen smiling in Badlapur. And of course, the genius of Nawazuddin Siddiqui added
icing on the cake. Do watch it guys if you haven’t yet caught up with this one.
Drishyam: Remake of a Malayalam film by the same name, Ajay
Devgn-Tabu starrer Drishyam is one of
the best suspense thrillers of Bollywood. The filmmakers went low on promotions
of the film and rightly so. The magic of this film was to be seen to be
experienced. Those who had seen the original south version probably refrained
from watching this one. Needless to say, they knew the suspense beforehand.
However, majority of Hindi film audience, who hadn’t seen the Kamal Haasan starrer,
absolutely loved this murder mystery that kept them guessing right till the
end. Ajay Devgn, as a simple, middle-class man who wants to save his family and
Tabu as the Inspector General of Goa were simply fantastic. Watch it to know
what good suspense thrillers are made of.
Brothers: A first-of-its-kind film, this Karan Malhotra directorial
was the first Bollywood film on Mixed Martial Arts. The bloody sport was an
integral part of the story and its protagonists’ journey and hence, there was
action in abundance. However, the story was so beautifully weaved in with
strong emotions, engaging drama and outstanding performances that one could not
afford to miss it. Akshay Kumar was brilliant as usual and Sidharth Malhotra
too was way better than his earlier films. However, Jackie Shroff, as a father
who is torn between two sons, did an outstanding job. Brothers is a must-watch for all Martial Arts fanatics and
aficionados of action films.
Phantom: Yet another film on avenging 26/11 Mumbai attacks, this
Saif Ali Khan – Katrina Kaif starrer offered enough thrilling moments and
edge-of-the-seat entertainment. Kabir Khan might not be as good as Neeraj
Pandey when it comes to making espionage thrillers, but Phantom, despite being a fictional story touched the right chord as
it turned the dreams of millions of watching the culprits and masterminds of
the terror attack being killed, albeit on reel. It definitely deserves a