India is a democratic country. Political instability and uproar owing to it is not a new issue. Political corruption in India has resulted in various frauds and the entire ruckus, the brunt of which has always fallen upon the common people. This real state has been shown effectively in various movies of all times. The best of them are:
1). A Wednesday (2008):
One of the most riveting movies of the genre, A Wednesday is a thought provoking drama that delves deep into the loop holes inherent in our system. Naseeruddin Shah the main protagonist remains an enigma until the climax of the movie. However, in the later part he reveals his maverick plan to get rid of the terror elements and establishes as an epitome of the common person. He propounds reasons for his cataclysmic action when in conversation with the top brass of the Mumbai Police. The young director Neeraj Pandey, deserves accolades to come up with a thought provoking movie that went ahead to be a cult movie and a classic of all times.
2). Lage Raho Munnabhai (2006):
Lage Raho Munnabhai is a movie by Rajkumar Hirani that dealt with the corruption through Gandhism. He effectively displayed the lost ideals of our leaders in the wake of corruption in our country.
3). Ardh Satya (1983):
A film directed by Govind Nihalani that presented an ordeal of an honest police officer tied up in the corruption web. It is all about the hard survival of honest police officers amongst corrupt politicians.
4). Rang De Basanti (2006):
Directed by Rakesh Omprakash Mehra reflects youth frustration against the present discredited system. The protagonists in the film take inspiration from the revolutionists like “Bhagat Singh,” etc, and fight against the tyrannical political system.
5). Sarkar Raj (2005):
It is a dramatic thriller depicting the world of politics and crime. This Ram Gopal Varma directed film generated controversy regarding the similarity between the lead character and real life politician late Mr Bal Thackeray.
6). Rajneeti (2010):
It’s an Indian political thriller produced and directed by Prakash Jha. It mirrors the actual brutal state of political system. It depicts how politicians let go of their personal relationships in order to survive and be politically powerful.
Whether it is the theme of political corruption of 70’s or the latest swindles, Bollywood has given us some exceptional films portraying the tyranny of our political system and ordeal of common people.