16 Bollywood Cop Movies to inspire the Detective in you

Singham

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Bajirao Singham is a just and honest police officer. The people of Shivgarh love him and he is a man of words. But the village is shaken up when Jiakant, a criminal, feels humiliated by Singham and gets him transferred to Goa, vowing to make his life miserable. Undeterred, Singham opens a closed case of the death of Rakesh Kadam as he suspects Jaikant’s involvement in it. He also can’t help but fall in love with his father’s friend’s daughter, Kavya.

Dabangg

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IMDB rating: 6.3/10
Chulbul Pandey belongs to the Lalgunj district of Uttar Pradesh and lives with his mother, his step-father, and his half-brother Makhanchand. Since his childhood, he sees his step-father favouring his half-brother over him which makes him to grow detached from the two and also become the most corrupt police officer in the town. Also known as ‘Robin Hood’, he has his own unique way of doing things and never listens to anybody else be it fighting the corrupt politician Chedi Singh who also murdered his mother, getting married to the gorgeous Rajo or handling a family dispute.

Khakee

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DCP Anant Shrivastav has been given the responsibility to escort a terrorist from Chandigarh to Mumbai. Iqbal belongs to a terrorist organisation that is lead by an ex-police officer turned criminal Yashwant Angre. The terrorist organisation is desperate to free Iqbal and prevent the cops from reaching Mumbai. The police team has to suffer several life-threatening attacks throughout their trip.

Sarfarosh

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IMDB rating: 8.2/10
Ajay Singh Rathod is a medical student who leaves his medical studies midway to join the Police Force after his brother is killed by terrorists and his father is severely injured. With the aim of wiping out all the terrorists from the face of the world and bringing justice to his family, he starts to work undercover and during one of his favourite singer Gulfam Hassan’s concert, he meets Seema and the two fall in love with each other. Meanwhile, the investigation that Ajay is a part of lands him in Rajasthan in the home of a person who has been running the operation of cross-border terrorism, someone who is very close to his heart.

A Wednesday

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Prakash Rathore, a senior police officer of Mumbai Police, receives a call in his office from an unknown man who claims to have planted five bombs at five different parts of the city. The man declares that all five of the bomb will explode within the span of four hours, in case his demands are not fulfilled. The higher authorities and the intelligence department are informed at once. On the other hand, the unidentified man calls up a local journalist of a television channel and briefs her about the recent happenings. Being unable to track down the unidentified man, Mumbai Police agrees to adhere to the demands of the man. Gradually the man starts revealing his demands and the motive behind everything that is taking place.

Gangaajal

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IMDB rating: 7.9/10
Amit Kumar, a Superintendent of Police, has been assigned to the notorious Tezpur district of Bihar, a crime-infested place filled with goons and guns. As soon as he relocates and enters Tezpur, Amit is welcomed with unprofessional conduct of the policemen, and soon realizes the real reason behind Tezpur’s corruption – corrupted policemen and politicians, especially Sadhu Yadav, the most powerful local politician. Amit takes matters into his own hands and decides to fight against the corruption, bribery, filthy criminals, nepotism, and inefficiency.

Shool

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IMDB rating: 7.7/10
Samar Pratap Singh is a very honest and principled police inspector. His capabilities land him a transfer in Bihar along with his wife Manjari and their daughter. Due to his diligence, he is detested by his superior who is the DSP as well as his subordinates and other officers. He believes in serving justice and maintaining the law and order for everyone in the same manner regardless of one’s caste or their position in the society. This lands him in trouble with Bachu Yadav who is the MLA of the ruling political party. Bachu Yadav becomes the enemy of Samar and does anything and everything in his power to harm him and his family.

Ab Tak Chappan

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Sadhu Agashe heads the Crime Branch of the Mumbai Police Department. He and his immediate junior, Imtiyaz, both dislike each other due to their perspectives and morals. Jatin enters the department, Sadhu takes a liking towards him. Sadhu’s life starts to unravel when his wife is murdered by unknown men.

Black Friday

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IMDB rating: 8.6/10
The plot revolves around the 12 bombs which rocked the entire city of the then-called Bombay on 12th March, 1993. It throws light on all the police investigations that were carried out in order to get to the bottom of the truth led by DCP Rakesh Maria. The mastermind behind the entire attack was Bashir Khan who managed to escape to Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and West Bengal but was finally taken into custody in Mumbai. As flashbacks begin, the attacks are linked back to the time when Babri Masjid was destroyed by the Hindu Kar Sevaks leading to the deaths of numerous innocent people mostly Muslims and the failure of the police to intervene and control the situation.

Sehar

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IMDB rating: 7.8/10
Ajay Kumar is an IPS officer who gets posted in Lucknow. As a child, he saw his father, who was in army, committing suicide as he was accused of being a traitor. His mother raises him all by herself and always motivates him to do what is right. Ajay comes across a criminal mastermind Gajraj Singh and sets up a special task force (STF) comprising of 8 honest officers who aim to stop Gajraj.The STF soon realises that they have to be quick in their actions as Gajraj is running for elections and if he is manages to win, then, nobody not even the STF can arrest him.

Zanjeer

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IMDB rating: 7.6/20
Vijay is a police officer whose parents were killed by a criminal mastermind Teja when he was just a child. Vijay grows up to be a police officer and is hell bent on exposing Teja and taking revenge. He also meets a Pathan named Sher Khan and a village girl Mala who is the sole witness to the recent killing of innocent children by Teja. He asks Mala to help him but finds himself to be framed by these criminals using a false story portrayed by his traitors, also putting Mala’s life in danger.

Yeshwant

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IMDB rating: 7.3/10
Yeshwant, an honest police officer, is falsely accused of murder and put behind bars by his corrupt superior, Salim Shaikh. When his wife, Ragini, tries to get him justice, Shaikh offers her bribe. She refuses to take it and is framed by Shaikh in a false relationship scandal which dwindles the trust of Yeshwant on his wife. When Yeshwant is released, he must find out the truth and take revenge.

Aan: Men at Work

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IMDB rating: 5.9/10
DCP Hari Om Patnaik is a decorated officer and is very honest towards his work and his duty. With crime being at the highest rate in Mumbai, he gets transferred there only to find that the CBI is not at all serious about work which is why the criminals have their way. He tries to set the team comprising of police inspector Vikram Singh, Appa Kadam Naik, and Kaled Ansari on the right path and along with them brings the criminals including Manik Rao, Walia, and Roshni to justice.

Talaash

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IMDB rating: 7.3/10
Surjan Singh Sekhawat, a police inspector, has been assigned the case of the death of famous film star Armaan Kapoor. What surprises Surjan is the fact that there are no signs of Armaan being suicidal in nature thereby ruling out suicide and nor were there any evidences related to it being a murder. Back at home, Surjan’s wife Roshni is mourning the loss of their son and in order to escape from his own pain, Surjan begins to focus all his energy on solving Armaan’s mysterious death when he meets Rosie, a prostitute, who he finds very enticing and who has the key to his answers.

Simmba

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IMDB rating: 6.3/10
Simmba was raised as an orphan in Shivgadh. At a very early stage in life, he realises that people with power and money are the ones who can survive in this world which makes him become a corrupt police officer. Though he is good at heart, he enjoys all the perks of being in the police department right from taking bribes to forming connections. However, things change when there is a twist and Simmba realises his ways need to be mended. He chooses the right path and becomes a police officer in the true sense.

Satyamev Jayate

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IMDB rating: 7.1/10
Inspector Arjun Singh is very well known for his brutal nature and torturing the criminals. Things take a turn for Arjun as a young man is killed while he is in his custody and Arjun is warned to mend his ways thereby transferring him to the town of Tehsil. As Arjun reaches the town, he realises that the boy’s family who was killed are his neighbours and that the entire town is his enemy. He decides to stay in the town and find out about how that young boy was killed. In the midst of all this, his lover leaves him while the boy’s sister is trying everything in her power to get justice for her brother. In order to escape from reality, Arjun turns to alcohol and a prostitute named Seema for comfort.


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