While we’ve all been swooning over Netflix’s Money Heist for its genius and popularity, various Bollywood blockbusters centred on theft and burglary have also received a lot of praise. The recently released teaser for the upcoming second part of the iconic heist film Bunty Aur Babli has left spectators in wonder, with everyone of us eagerly anticipating what will happen next! While several heist films have received a lot of love and admiration for their out-of-the-box thefts and hot thieves, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best Bollywood heist flicks and the amounts taken oh, produced by them.
Aankhen (2002 film)
While everyone is familiar with Amitabh Bachchan playing heroic characters, the actor astonished everyone by playing a villain in the film Aankhen. Playing the character of Vijay, who was sacked from his banking position and finds a great plan to exact revenge on the bank by plotting an incredible robbery with the help of three blind men! The picture, which was shot on a budget of 8.79 crores and made a business of 62.95 crores, has an IMDb rating of 7.4 and was shot on a budget of 8.79 crores.
While we all fall in love with this film’s brilliance, the fact that it is based on a true storey makes it much more wonderful! Having a CBI team of con artists target various politicians and businesses and rob them was much above expectations. The addition of numerous funny components made this picture a pleasurable experience, making it one of the evergreen films. The film was made on a budget of Rs 39 crore, and it grossed around Rs 126 crore at the box office. On IMDb, the picture garnered an outstanding 8 rating.
This film, which revolved around a gang of bikers terrorising the regular people by going on a robbery spree and a determined cop trying to put an end to their plans, proved an instant hit with the public. Because of the success of the first instalment, the creators decided to develop two more, which were similarly successful. This film will undoubtedly draw people’s attention to the genre and keep you glued to your screens. The film was made on a shoestring budget of 11 crores and grossed 72.47 crores at the box office.
Believe it or not, we had the impression that sequels were less stunning than the originals, but this film proved us incorrect! The film’s second chapter grew even more significant than the first, and the mind-blowing deceit and well-executed robbery made it a one-of-a-kind experience. The actor Shah Rukh Khan was hailed for his performance in the film, which helped the film earn a total of 203 crores at the box office despite being shot on a budget of only 76 crores.
Bunty Aur Babli
The latest announcement of its second chapter has taken the internet by storm, giving us all a huge clue about its plot, namely, confusing us all on the two con couples with the same name! The first chapter revolved around the storey of two small-town misfits who have wreaked havoc across the country with their nefarious schemes and thefts. After being apprehended by cops, the film was left open-ended, with the couple returning to their business. The first chapter of the film was shot on a budget of 12 crores and grossed 63.4 crores, thanks to a superb storey by Aditya Chopra.
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While we all have different opinions on this comic action caper picture, it has received a 5-star rating on IMDb. This film, which featured an ensemble cast of some of the industry’s best performers who set out to carry off a heist at a hotel in Dubai, was created for a whopping sum of 100 crores and grossed a respectable 408 crores at the box office.
While many people criticised this video for numerous reasons, we can’t ignore the group’s outstanding robbery and trickery. With a team of con artists, each with competence in a distinct field, things become messy when one of them betrays the others for financial gain. The film, which was released in 2012, was made on a budget of 70 crores but only managed to gross 75 crores.
Let’s see how much money this “currency” brought in at the box office! The artists masterfully surrounded the two groups of con men who aim to conduct a perfect robbery of a valuable diamond only to fall into a complicated web of deception and murder. The film, however, failed to excite the public, grossing only 29.3 crores against a budget of 32 crores.
While certain heist films really blew our minds with their phenomenal collections, there have been times when the plot and cast failed to wow the audience, resulting in a lower gross in comparison to the amount invested. Bank Chor, a 2017 release, was in a similar situation. The film, which starred Ritiesh Deshmukh in the lead role and was shot on a budget of 15 crores, only made a profit of 10 crores.
With the goal of becoming instantaneously wealthy, actor Shahid Kapoor and his team devise a clever scheme to defraud people all around the world, only to find themselves in serious danger. The film’s outstanding storey was able to interest people to a greater extent, and despite being shot on a budget of only 13 crores, it grossed a phenomenal 35 crores at the box office.