Commando 02: The Black Money Trail (2017)

Introduction Commando 02: The Black Money Trail (or simply Commando 2) is a 2017 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed by Deven Bhojani and produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, Dhaval Jayantilal Gada and Reliance Entertainment. The film is a sequel to the 2013 film Commando: A One Man Army and the second instalment of Commando… Read More

Commando 01: A One Man Army (2013)

Introduction Commando: A One Man Army is a 2013 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed by Dilip Ghosh and produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah and Reliance Entertainment. It is the first instalment of Commando film series. The film features Vidyut Jammwal, Pooja Chopra and Jaideep Ahlawat in the lead roles. Jammwal, who is trained in… Read More

What is a Mumbai Underworld Film?

Introduction In the early 1970s, a new genre of Indian crime films and gangster films arose, set in urban India: Bombay underworld films, later called Mumbai underworld films. These films are often inspired by real Mumbai underworld gangsters, such as Haji Mastan, Dawood Ibrahim and D-Company. These films are often set around Mumbai slums such… Read More

What is a Dacoit Film?

Introduction Dacoity is a term used for ‘banditry’ in the Indian subcontinent. Brief History The spelling is the anglicised version of the Hindustani word daaku, ‘dacoit’ /dəˈkɔɪt/ is a colloquial Indian English word with this meaning, it appears in the Glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases (1903). Banditry is criminal activity involving robbery by… Read More

War and Peace (Jang Aur Aman) (2002)

Introduction War and Peace (Jang Aur Aman) is a 2002 Indian documentary film directed by Anand Patwardhan. The film covers the Indian and Pakistani nuclear weapons tests in 1998, as well as the nationalist rhetoric that accompanied these tests. It also explores the ill-effects of the Indian test on the surrounding population and the reactions… Read More