It’s Raining Dacoits This Year In B-Town!

Ranbir Kapoor in Shamshera

Sholay’ is the best dacoit movie we have witnessed in the Bollywood industry. The reason being ‘Amjad Khan’ essaying the role of Gabbar Singh along with two robbers Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra Deol.

Bollywood has been stung by the new bug of period dacoit action dramas. We are just not talking about the dacoits here, Bollywood will be releasing many movies where the ‘thug’ will be playing the role of an antagonist.

This year in Diwali it is ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ which is produced under the banner of Yash Raj Films. Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya. The star cast of the film is huge consisting of Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayub Khan. Zeeshan Ayub Khan and Bachchan are playing the role of Thugs who were a serious challenge to the Britishers and both are antagonists.


‘Sanju’ actor Ranbir Kapoor will also be seen in a dacoit drama wherein he plays the role of a ‘daaku’ of a tribe. The film is titled as ‘Shamshera’ which is also produced under the banner of YRF films and directed by ‘Agneepath’ fame Karan Malhotra. The movie is more of a commercial entertainer and again Kapoor is playing a protagonist. According to the speculations, Sanjay Dutt will be playing the role of villain in the movie, nothing has been officially confirmed yet. Shamshera has been set in the 1800s and the female lead will be Vaani Kapoor. The film will be releasing in 2020 on 31st July.

Saif Ali Khan also signed a film called ‘Hunter’ which will be releasing in 2019. Directed by Navdeep Singh who previously directed NH10, the movie will be having dacoits but Saif is playing the role of a ‘Naga Sadhu’ who only longs for revenge and that is his only aim in life. It’s based in the 1780s in Rajasthan. ‘Naga Sadhu’ will be fighting against the system for his rights.

We will also see Sushant Singh Rajput playing the role of dacoit in Abhishek Chaubey’s ‘Son Chiriya’. The film also stars Bhumi Pednekar and shooting has been completed.

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So from now on, there are many period dramas which will be coming out starting from this year in the ‘Dacoit’ theme.  Are you excited?

Samyak Sheth
Samyak Sheth

A traveller and journalist who views the world wearing multi-coloured goggles. He believes that life is to live not to survive.

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