From Mom to Badlapur, these 5 movies prove Bollywood’s fixation with thing called ‘Revenge’

Let’s talk about Bollywood’s penchant for revenge drama and pick the best among them.
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Written by: Reshu Manglik New Delhi July 07, 2017 17:42 IST

With the release of Sridevi’s crime thriller ‘Mom’, the fact has been established that ‘Revenge’ is going to be forever favourite of Bollywood. When you think about revenge, there are myriad of films that will come to your mind. Some of them tanked heavily on BO, while others created a history. Sample, Ghajini, Agneepath, Gangs of Wasseypur and many more. The list is never-ending. Mom is the latest addition to the revenge-drama bandwagon. However, the exceptional acting of the entire star cast and impressive execution of plot earned a lot of critical praise to the movie. Today, let’s talk about Bollywood’s penchant for revenge drama and pick the best among them.

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The Varun Dhawan-starrer gets extra leverage to be on top of the list for the fact that the title itself contains the word ‘Badla’ aka revenge. Again a Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer, Badlapaur was critically acclaimed for both Varun Dhawan’s and Nawaz’s acting. Grieved husband whose wife and kid have been mercilessly killed in a bank robbery, embarks a journey to avenge their death. End remains the same, with the victory of good over evil. 



We can point out Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s inclination towards revenge, observing the fact that most of these movies have Nawaz in them. Kahaani remains to be one of the landmark films of Indian cinema. A pregnant woman takes the revenge of a bomb blast which killed her husband. The climax turns everything upside down with a shocking revelation. 


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A rich man’s girlfriend gets killed by human trafficking mafias while he gets impaired for lifetime. The short-term memory loss patient, Aamir Khan vows to avenge his beloved death and do whatever it takes to get those wrongdoers to justice. 

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui plans the revenge against coal-mining mafia to exact retribution for his father’s murder. The film has been critically acclaimed and remains to be one of the favourite action-drama films among movie buffs. 

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Directed by Mukul Anand, this 1990’s action drama film revolves around Vijay Deenanath Chauhan played by Amitabh Bachchan who burns with desire to avenge his father’s death and mother’s attempted rape. After the successful execution of his plan, he dies peacefully in the lap of his mother with a gunshot wound. The movie derives its name from popular Harivansh Rai Bachchan poem ‘Agneepath’, which is recited throughout the span of film. 



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