Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 18:19

The Newsminute | December 1, 2014|  11.00 am IST

While addressing a key meet on internal Security on Monday, PM Narendra Modi blamed the Indian film industry for creating a ‘very bad image’ of the police force in the minds of the commoners, according to a report on Firstpost.

The report quoted him saying, "The film industry has created a very bad image of the police in the minds of the common man and I ask them-why? Yes, there may be a some shortcomings but should only that be highlighted? Is it not our duty to remove these shortcomings by bringing into light the positive and good things."

Creative freedom allows film makers to highlight the brutal truth on socially relevant themes and many times they also make sure everything shown on screen does not gloom public image.

Here we have a list of films on the Indian police force that have inspired thousands of movie goers.


Zanjeer 1973

One of the definitive films that catapulted actor Amitabh Bachchan in to ultimate stardom as the ‘angry young man’. Directed and produced by Prakash Mehra. It is a story of an honest cop played by Amitabh Bachchan who avenges his parent’s death by gunning down the bad guys.

Ardh Satya

Ardh Satya 1330584521

Starring Om Puri and Smita Patil this is a story of a cop who brings diligence, enthusiasm and a definite idealism to his line of work. The film was released in 1983 and spoke about cops who fell under the levels of police hierarchy and had very limited authority on the state of affairs.


The film stars versatile actor Aamir Khan and revolves around the life of ACP Ajay Singh Rathod who is constantly in war with gun hauling smugglers, peddlers and arms traders.


Shool 1999 Dvd Cover

An underrated cop from the Badlands of Bihar played by Manoj Bajpai who fights against a local criminal who has been bribing fellow officers.


Directed by Prakash Jha and starring Ajay Devgn, this film takes the honest cop v/s the corrupt politician to all new heights.

Become a TNM Member for just Rs 999!
You can also support us with a one-time payment.