best Indian spy movies”
Movie – Pathan (2023)
Cast – Shah Rukh Khan. Deepika Padukone, John Abrahem
Plot -In 2019, India's Constitution granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistani General Qadir contracts Jim, a private terrorist organization, to revenge against India. Pathaan and Major Nandini Grewal, former RAW agents, recruit former soldiers to stop Outfit X's plan to kidnap Dr. Farooqui and Dr. Sahani. They discover the Raktbeej virus, developed by Dr. Sahani, and save it for India. The facility is destroyed, but Pathaan is reinstated and becomes JOCR head.
Cast- Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shoff, Vani Kapoor
Plot- Major Kabir Dhaliwal kills veteran RAW agent V. K. Naidu instead of capturing Iraqi terrorist Farid Haqqani. He allows Khalid to join his squad, arresting terrorist Basheer Hassib and targeting Rizwan Ilyasi in Marrakesh. Kabir kills Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Shroff and learns about a covert mission to find a government hard drive with secret codes. Kabir poisons Ilyasi, but he saves Ilyasi and kills Saurabh.
Movie -Mission Majnu (2023)
Cast – Siddharth Malhotra, Rashmika Mandana, Parmeet Sethi
Plot -In 1971, Amandeep Singh, a RAW field operative, falls in love with Nasreen Hussain in Pakistan. After India's first nuclear test in 1974, Pakistan built its own weapon. Aman discovers a nuclear facility in Kahuta, but cannot collect physical evidence. ISI kills covert agents.
Cast – Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif
Plot- An American journalist is killed by the ISC terrorist organization in Iraq, leading to the CIA's preparation for an airstrike on a local hospital. Indian and Pakistani nurses are held hostage, and Tiger and Zoya, married, go to Syria with RAW agents to pose as illegal migrant workers and set a controlled explosion.
Cast – Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif
Plot- Omar Zafar is extradited to India after a treaty is passed. He is killed by Colonel Viren Nanda in London. Omar, with Lieutenant Hamid Gul, offers a $5 million reward for an Indian thief to steal the Koh-i-Noor diamond. Rajveer steals the diamond and demands $20 million. Harleen Sahni falls for him but is forced to abandon her. Harleen learns that Rajveer is Viren's brother, Jai Nanda. Zafar blocks them, but Jai saves Harleen and kills Zafar.
Cast – Shahid Kapoor, Diana Penty. Sanjay Kapoor, Rajeev Khandelwal
Plot- Omar Zafar is extradited to India after a treaty is passed. He kills Colonel Viren Nanda in London. Omar and Lieutenant Hamid Gul reward an Indian thief for stealing the Koh-i-Noor diamond. Rajveer steals the diamond and demands $20 million. Harleen Sahni falls for him but kills Gul. Rajveer is revealed to be Viren's brother.
Cast – Akshaya Kumar, Vaani Kapoor, Lara Dutta
Plot- In 1984, Indian Airlines Flight 691 was hijacked, marking the seventh hijacking in five years. Prime Minister Indira Gandhi allowed a RAW agent, Anshul Malhotra, to handle the case. Malhotra captured three hijackers but escaped the fourth. In 1983, he found one hijacker and captured three but escaped the fourth. Anshul disguised himself as an airport worker and rescued the terrorists, redirecting the charter flight to India.
Movie – Agent Vinod (2012)
Cast – Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor
Plot- In Afghanistan, Col. Huzefa interrogates a captured RAW agent, who betrays Major Rajan and rescues Farah. Agent Vinod discovers '242', a nuclear device, and works with Iram to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. They discover a plot to smuggle the bomb into India, but Iram dies. Metla, a philanthropist, is killed but posthumously honored.
Movie -IB 71(2023)
Cast – Viduyat Janwal, Niharika Raizada, Vishal Jethwa, Danny Sura, Dilip Tahil
Plot- In 1971, the Indian Intelligence Bureau received information about Pakistan and China's impending attacks on India. Agent Dev Jamwal suggests an airspace blockade to counter this threat, aiming to show the violation of the Tashkent Agreement. Initially dismissed, the government agreed to execute the plan. However, events deviate from the original plan.
Movie – Raazi(2018)
Cast - Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal
Plot - RAW in Pakistan, who relays information on an offensive against India. She is trained by Mir and killed by her brother. Sehmat saves her widowed wife and returns to India, discovering she is pregnant with Iqbal's child. With her findings, India liberated Bangladesh and annexed Lahore.
Cast -Akshaya Kumar, Tapsee Pannu, Rana Daggubati
Plot- A temporary task force, led by Feroz Ali Khan, is formed to eliminate terrorists planning attacks in India after the 26/11 attacks. Ajay Singh Rajput captures Jamaal, a former colleague-turned-traitor, and prevents a bomb blast in Delhi. Bilal escapes and is captured, while Wasim Sheikh reveals Bilal's plans. Ajay, Jai, and their team kill Bilal and Maulana, but Maulana's capture is kept secret. The task force gains permanent status.
Movie- Holiday (2014)
Cast- Akshaya Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Freddy Dharuwala, Sumeet Raghavan, Govinda
Plot- Virat Bakshi, a Captain in the Indian Army's secret wing, returns to Mumbai after a holiday and falls in love with boxer Saiba Thapar. He witnesses a bomb explosion and captures terrorist Ajmal Lateef. Virat and Joel kill 12 sleeper agents, including Ajmal, and rescue victims. Shadab Ali Farooqui kills Joel's family and kidnaps officers' relatives. Virat plans a suicide attack but is framing himself and his team as terrorists.
Cast – Saif Ali Khan, Katreena Kaif
Plot - The film follows Captain Daniyal Khan, a former soldier who is tasked by Indian RAW chief Roy to venge terrorists. He is captured by the L-e-T in Syria and revealed to the ISI. Nawaz Mistry helps him find Sajid Mir and kills David Headley. Daniyal is released and reprimanded by Roy. Nawaz offers to take Daniyal and her to Pakistan. They escape but are caught and killed by the Pakistani military. Nawaz is rescued by the Indian Navy.
Movie – Naam Shabana (2017)
Cast - Akshaya Kumar, Tapsee Pannu, Manoj Bachpayee, Anupam Kher
Plot- Naam Shabana is a 2017 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed by Shivam Nair and written by Neeraj Pandey. It follows Shabana Khan, a college student working as a field agent with Ajay Singh. The film follows her journey as she becomes a potential recruit for a secret agency, focusing on international arms dealer Mikhail. Despite mixed reviews, it was a box-office success.