Inspite of not being the much worked upon genre, spy-thrillers have always fascinated moviegoers. As Agent Vinod and Ek tha Tiger are about to knock on box office, we look at a few memorable spy flicks over the years.
Saifeena seem to be all set to put big screen ablaze with em>Agent Vinod. Currently AV is one of the most talked about movies.
After so much hype, it will be interesting to see if it can compete with James Bond and Jason Bourne or not. Speculations even suggest that AV is going be a milestone movie for Bollywood's spy-thriller genre.
Ek Tha Tiger
Reportedly another Spy-thriller to hit the screens this year is Salman's Ek Tha Tiger. If reports are to be believed, then Sallu Miya will also be seen as a secret agent, code-named 'Tiger' in the movie.
Hero : Love Story of a Spy
Hero, starring Sunny Deol, Preity Zinta and Priyanka Chopra was a BO hit of 2003. Sunny played Arun, a spy who works for RAW. He trains Preity to become a spy and falls in love with her.
As the movie progresses, he undertakes a mission to uncover a terrorist group headed by ISI chief Isak Khan played by Amrish Puri.
The film revolves around the life of an Indian spy who infiltrates a terrorist gang to help the assiduous cop (Om Puri) in nabbing them before their bombs go boom.
Directed by Ramanand Sagar, starring Dharmendra and Mala Sinha Aankhen is considered as a pioneer in Indian spy movie league. The movie with Dharmendra casted as spy to fight against anti-nation baddies went on to become a blockbuster at the box office.
This Jitendra starrer spy thriller attained a golden jubilee status. In the movie Secret Agent Gopal was assigned with a task to solve the homicide of a fellow secret agent.
During his investigation, Gopal meets Sunita, and falls in love with her. On being introduced to Sunita's dad played by Nagesh, Gopal gets suspicious and on investigating about him finds that he is a gangster.
The film stars Dharmendra in a double role and Sharmila Thakur. Dharmendra played police officer Rajesh who is investigating the stealing of explosives, until the crooks kidnap him and replace him with his lookalike. Rajesh returns as a spy to show the world the truth.
Jewel Thief is a landmark spy tale of Bollywood from last century. In this memorable movie Dev Anand appeared as Vinay, who gets mistaken for a jewel thief.
As the movie progresses Vinay works together with the police and enters the actual thief's gang as a spy to unearth the truth.