[tps_footer]Indian cops have often been questioned for their recklessness and late entry. There are jokes cracked on them regarding their non-prompt way of handling situations. To some extent, Bollywood films can be blamed for painting such a sordid picture about Indian cops. But there are films which have also glorified our men in Khaki. Here are a few of them
Amidst doing Munnabhai films, Arshad Warsi came up with a stunner called Sehar. A tale of a honest cop who tries hard to eradicate the menace named Gajraj Singh was fantastically executed by Kabeer Kaushik. This is one of the best cop films ever made in cinema history.
Ab Tak Chhappan
When Nana Patekar is part of a film, it can only get bigger and better. Ab Tak chhappan was about a maverick and eccentric encounter specialist played to perfection by Patekar. Before Shimit Amin got into Hockey, this film was his claim to fame. Now you know why Chak De! India was so awesome.
Ardh Satya helped a powerhouse of talent who goes by the name of Om Puri get a lot of attention. This fantastic actor portrayed the role of an aggressive yet honest cop to perfection. With fighting corruption as its theme, Ardh Satya is one of the cult classic.
Many would find GangaaJal’s presence here disputable because it was more about the getting justice by pouring acid in the miscreants’ eyes. But without Ajay Devgn as the righteous cop trying to strike a balance between corrupt ministers and his wayward, revenge seeking subordinates, the film would have failed to make an impact.
It is a commercial entertainer but the kind of impact Singham had on people was amazing. Suddenly, the people found renewed respect for cops and it went on become a hit. In fact, they were instrumental in getting the sequel of Singham made as they have never got so much respect before. Now that’s the kind of impression art should have on humans.[/tps_footer]