7 Greatest Indian Action Films of All Time

Sholay (1975): This Ramesh Sippy film is a classic for a reason. It's a larger-than-life story of two petty criminals hired to capture a notorious bandit, set against the backdrop of a dusty frontier town.  

Lagaan (2001): This epic historical sports drama isn't just an action film, but it features a thrilling cricket match at its center that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. 

Gangs of Wasseypur (2012): This Anurag Kashyap cult classic is a sprawling gangster epic that redefined Indian action cinema. 

Vikram (2022): This action thriller stars Kamal Haasan as a cop who is haunted by the ghost of a dead child. The film is a stylish and suspenseful ride, with some truly innovative action sequences.  

Krrish (2006): This superhero film is the sequel to the 2003 film Koi... Mil Gaya and tells the story of Krishna, the son of Rohit, who inherits his father's superhuman abilities. 

War (2019): This high-octane action thriller stars Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff as two secret agents who are pitted against each other. The film is packed with action from start to finish, with some truly jaw-dropping stunts.  

Dangal (2016): This biographical sports drama is the true story of Mahavir Singh Phogat, an Indian wrestler who trained his two daughters to become world champions.