Action movies are essentially grand and larger-than-life manifestations of a human’s internal need for justice, come what may. They also satisfy a very animalistic part of us when good eventually prevails over evil in the most dramatic way possible. But, that is not all that these movies do. They also tend to highlight several important issues plaguing a particular country or the world at large and give their viewers several memorable dramatic moments that lead to big, action-packed showdowns along the way. These make such high-octane action dramas incredibly unforgettable and satisfying overall. If you are someone who enjoy’s high-octane action, this article is for you. Read on to know more about 5 such films that you can add to your watchlist.
This incredibly beautiful and visceral action drama sees Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel, and Utkarsh Sharma reprise their roles as Tara Singh, Sakeena, and their son, Charanjeet (Jeete), respectively. Set in a time when there were intense geopolitical tensions between India and Pakistan, Gadar 2 tells the story of revenge, familial bonds, and deception, and, much like in the case of its prequel, Gadar 2 also touches upon the philosophy of love knowing no borders or nationalities. This Anil Sharma directorial will make its way to ZEE5 Global on October 6, 2023.
Starring John Abraham as India’s first super-soldier superhero, Attack is a high octane action drama that centers around John Abraham’s character and his quest for revenge. This stylized actioner is a tale about grief, trauma, revenge, and, in certain ways, the pervasive terrorist culture that has plagued the world. This film is a by Lakshya Raj Anand and is considered to be one of the best films to have come out of India in terms of visual effects work and action choreography.
This jaw-dropping action entertainer is as much about familial bonds and the lengths to which one can go to protect their loved ones as it is about its charming leading man, Salman Khan. Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan also has a heart-melting love story and some seriously memorable dialogs that are sure to become a part of Indian pop culture. This is Salman Khan’s first Pan India film, as it includes names such as Pooja Hegde, Shahnaaz Gill, Venkatesh Babu, and Ram Charan, amongst others.
The third entry in Vidyut Jammwal’s massively successful action franchise, Commando 3, sees Jammwal get into the skin of officer Karanvir Dogra once again, but this time around in order to stop a dangerous terrorist attack plot that is being brewed overseas. The film, which also touches upon the reasons behind the existence of terrorist culture, also features a poignant love story, which is something that must be experienced once.
The prequel spinoff to Akshay Kumar-starrer Baby, Naam Shabana, tells the fictitious origin story of Taapsee Pannu’s character from Baby and tracks the journey of her transformation from a happy-go-lucky woman to a formidable spy. This film has heart, drama, social commentary, and, most of all, a handful of well-crafted action sequences.