Guns and Goons!! Top 12 Bollywood Movies based on real-life Dons!

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What makes up a perfect Bollywood masala? 2 G’s Guns and Goons, and Mumbai Chawl! Well, here is Bollywood movies on real-life Dons

Looks like Bollywood’s obsession with the underworld mafia is not going anytime soon! The most intense genera! A sad ending? Change of climax? and whatnot. What makes these movies such a hit? The storyline, depiction, and action sequences, Mumbai Chawl? Let’s start with Bollywood movies on real-life Dons .Starting with recent movies on real-life Dons:

1) Daddy(2017)

The underworld don “Arun Gawli” was the inspiration behind Arjun Rampal’s new movie. Who knew that a simple guy next door could become so powerful and feared. And India’s most powerful underworld Dawood Ibrahim would consider him a threat. Thus the story deals with violence Must watch! It’s right to say this definitely makes up the list of Bollywood movies on real-life Dons.

2)Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)

Though not a blockbuster! It is one of the most interesting movies to watch. In fact, it follows the story of real-life gang wars in the region of Dhanbad, Jharkhand. Firstly, It is directed by Anurag Kashyap a man known for his brilliant projects. Also, the cast has legendary actors such as Manoj Bajpayee as Sardar Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Faizal Khan, Tigmanshu Dhulia as Ramadhir Singh. Famous for its clever dialogue delivery, it is definitely one of the best gangster movies to watch!

3)Black Friday(2004)

A movie with an 8.5 IMDb rating, solely focuses on the true story of the 1993 Bombay bombings. It’s a raw portrayal of the event. Every aspect of the film is amazing. Anurag Kashyap shines from being the director to portraying the role of an ISI man. Firstly, It uses the real names of the characters which is something really terrific. Lastly, the characters of Mushtaq Tiger to Dawood Ibrahim to DCP Rakesh. This film tops the entire list. With Actors like KK Menon, Vijay Maurya, Pavan Malhotra. This movie is worth the 2 hr23 minutes time.

4)Once Upon a Time in Mumbai(2010)

Based on the real-life story of gangsters Haji Mastan and Dawood Ibrahim. Gear up for the spectacular acting of Ajay Devgan as Sultan Mirza and Emraan Hashmi as Shoaib Khan! This movie is a cult classic even 10 years later. Firstly, the plot showcases the 1960s-1970s era where Haji was a powerful person. He was a smuggler, film financer, and real estate businessman. The plot has all the elements of the crime. Followed by smuggling, international terrorism to politics. A movie worth watching! Making it to the list of Bollywood movies on real-life Dons.

5) D-Day (2013)

Based on the character inspired by Dawood Ibrahim and his role in the 1993 Bombay blastings. This edgy thriller movie is one to watch. The late Rishi Kapoor as Iqbal Seth also known as Goldman. The cast has late Irrfan Khan as RAW agent Wali Khan and Rudra Pratap Singh as a suspended army officer. The plot focuses on the most wanted criminal to be caught! in an almost successful attempt. The last-minute change in the climax is worth the hype.

6)D (2005)

It is based on the real-life underworld organization the D- Company. Besides, it is a part of the Indian Gangster Trilogy written by Ram Gopal Verma. It has an amazing star cast of Randeep Hooda as Deshu, Chunky Panday as Raghav. It is really a raw cult movie. And amazing acting from the cast. Hence a movie worth watching and not to be missed!

7)Shootout at Wadala(2013)

It is a prequel to the movie ” Shootout at Lokhandwala”(2007). Further, this movie revolves around the life of Manya Surve an underworld don. The role of the don is played by John Abraham. The star cast involves Kangana Ranaut, Anil Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee, Sonu Sood, Tusshar Kapoor. Finally, the movie is definitely a gripping masala with blockbuster songs and great action. Must watch!

8)Shootout at Lokhandwala(2007)

Firstly, it is a movie based on the real-life 1991 Lokhandwala gun battle. Thus between Gangsters and Bombay Police. Thus a dramatic masala movie is on your way. Filled with lots of action sequences, brilliant acting, excellent dialogue delivery. Thus the movie starts with blood and ends with blood. Lastly, the star cast has Vivek Oberoi as Mayabhai, Sanjay Dutt as Shamsher Khan, Amitabh Bachchan as Defence lawyer Dhingra. Definitely, a must-watch!


With an 8.0 IMDb rating, The Ram Gopal Verma movie solely focuses on the rift between Dawood Ibrahim and Chhota Rajan. With this in mind the amazing performances by Ajay Devgn, Vivek Oberoi, Mohanlal. Finally, a movie where the audience can enjoy the action- sequences and heavy violence. It makes to the list of must-watch!

Old classic Bollywood movies on real-life gangsters:

10) Vaastav(1999)

Finally, a movie that covers the dark side and harsh realities of life in the Mumbai underworld. In fact, the film is inspired by the gangster Chhota Rajan.With a star cast as Sanjay Dutt! The movie is a must-watch! The role of Sanjay as a simple boy next door to a Gangster is worth watching. It has all the components of the perfect masala film.

11) Satya(1998)

Indeed a movie that was revolutionary! Paving the path to the successful career of Ram Gopal Verma. Not only to the director but to Manoj Bajpayee, Paresh Rawal, and many others. Manoj Bajpayee still recalls Satya to be life-changing for him. Well, the movie indeed is! It caters to the life of Bhiku Mhatre and JD. The 2 dons of Dagdi chawl. To date, this movie is as popular as it was 23 years ago. If you haven’t seen the movie go watch it!

12) Agneepath(1990)

One of the movies of the era! The movie has the career’s best performance of Mithun and Amitabh Bachchan. The star cast plays the role of Vijay and Krishna Iyer. The role of Vijay was played by Amitabh and the latter by Mithun Chakraborty. The written dialogues are timeless. Finally, followed by amazing storytelling. The movie has violence, revenge, and fear. Must watch! If not seen earlier.

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