Ahead Of The Release of John Abraham’s RAW, Here Are 6 Best Hindi Spy Thrillers Worth Rewatching

Priyansh Ha |Apr 05, 2019

While waiting for the much anticipated movie to come, here are 5 best spy thrillers of Hindi cinema which have been on air in the recent years.

It is only one day ahead of John Abraham’s Romeo Akbar Walter release. Helmed by Robbie Grewal, the patriotic film is based on a real event during the 1971 war of Pakistan and India. While waiting for the release of this much-anticipated movie, here are six best spy thrillers of Hindi cinema which have been on-air in recent years.

Alia Bhatt in Raazi.


This is a thrilling story about a Kashmiri woman who gets married to a Pakistani military official in the middle of the 1971 war. Taking on the appearance of a timid bride, she has to find information under a large looming threat with prudence and smartness.

The reason which made Raazi stand higher than any other Hindi spy thrillers is not about the hyper-nationalism but humanity. The movie has portrayed the cruelty of war which ruined lives on both sides. After so much pain and loss, a successful mission turns out to be a cruel reflection instead of the glory.



When Baby hit the theatres in 2015, its realistic struck a chord with the audience. There is a team of daredevil undercover agents whose mission is not only to prevent terror acts but to eliminate the masterminds. The movie has successfully served its ultimate purpose: To reflect the new irritation of India being in the victimhood status and the willingness to confront and finish it.

The movie features Akshay Kumar, Rana Daggubati, Anupam Kher and Taapsee Pannu in the lead role. 


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Despite critical appreciation, the debut movie of Mani Shankar failed to impress the audience when it released. The film, however, stands the test of time to become of an iconic film among Hindi spy movies.

The film which introduced amazing spy gadgets and techniques told the story of a terror plot to destroy Delhi and how Indian police smash the plan. They track down a typical transaction from a Swiss Bank to a terrorist and defuse the nuclear bomb just a moment before it breaks out.



Kamal Haasan participated in the movie as the male lead, director and even writer. Vishwaroopam tells the story of an undercover agent who is also a Muslim disguising as a Hindu Kathak dancer in the US.

With an extensive and well-knit plot, the movie is thrilling from the very first minute. Kamal took the role of India’s spy who led the US forces to their terror shells. The story goes back in time to unveil a plot in which the terrorists are stealing radioactive material to create a dirty bomb in NY.



The thing which makes D-Day different from other spy thrillers is that it features no superhero who dives in and save the whole country. The film tells the story of 4 Indian agents who spent almost a decade to track down the most wanted criminal of the state. D-Day is a thriller-action drama where humans are immersed in geopolitical reality between Indian and Pakistan. In that chaotic world, not all Indians are patriotic, and not all Pakistanis are fools.

Starring Irrfan Khan, Huma Qureshi, Arjun Rampal, and Rishi Kapoor, the movie set took place in real locations Karachi under the helm of director Nikhil Advani.  It’s needless to talk about the top-notch performance of Kapoor as Goldman, Dawood Ibrahim’s dead ringer.


Agent Vinod

Just like other films of Saif Ali Khan’s production house Illuminati Films, Agent Vinod is one-of-a-kind. The movie is about Agent Vinod and his secret mission to find the truth behind the death of his colleague Rajan. Terror strikes when he accidentally unfolds an even bigger conspiracy.

Released in 2012, Agent Vinod became a phenomenon at that time.

>>> Also check: "RAW" Movie Review: Possessing A Strong Religious Theme, But Hampered By A Weak Story


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