Indian Exploitation Cinema (Currixploitation)

by mehtarohit87 | created - 02 Jun 2012 | updated - 18 Nov 2012 | Public

This is a budding category in Indian Cinema. These films usually exploit big stars, special effects, laws of physics, genres like action, comedy, romance and have a low aesthetic quality. Such films are extremely popular amongst a significant population, predominantly, in tier-two cities in India.

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1. Dabangg (2010)

126 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.3
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A corrupt police officer faces challenges from his family, gangsters and politicians.

Director: Abhinav Kashyap | Stars: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Vinod Khanna, Dimple Kapadia

Votes: 22,902 | Gross: $4.63M

2. Dabangg 2 (2012)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action

4.9
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Chulbul Pandey invites a fresh trouble when he kills the brother of a notorious politician and the former swears to wreak havoc in his life.

Director: Arbaaz Khan | Stars: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Prakash Raj, Vinod Khanna

Votes: 11,739 | Gross: $2.52M

3. Wanted (2009)

Not Rated | 147 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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Radhe is a ruthless gangster who will kill anyone for money. He is attracted towards Jhanvi, a middle class girl, who does not approve of his work and wants him to change.

Director: Prabhudheva | Stars: Salman Khan, Ayesha Takia, Vinod Khanna, Mahesh Manjrekar

Votes: 15,034

4. Pokkiri (2007)

Unrated | 161 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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Thamizh is a killer for hire with no ties and who will do any dirty job for money. He has a girlfriend who loves him but also detests his violent nature. But is Thamizh really what he purports to be?

Director: Prabhudheva | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Asin, Prakash Raj, Vadivelu

Votes: 6,866

5. Singham (2011)

143 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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A truly honest police officer is transferred to a town controlled by a gangster he has humiliated. The gangster believes he can use good power to bring down this officer who made him look foolish and weak.

Director: Rohit Shetty | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Kajal Aggarwal, Prakash Raj, Sonali Kulkarni

Votes: 11,607 | Gross: $0.35M

6. Singam (2010)

Unrated | 160 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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Honest police officer Durai Singam locks horns with big-time extortionist Mayil Vaaganam.

Director: Hari | Stars: Suriya, Anushka Shetty, Prakash Raj, Vivek

Votes: 4,110

7. Bodyguard (2011)

130 min | Action, Romance

4.6
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41 Metascore

The daughter of a wealthy nobleman secretly falls in love with her bodyguard.

Director: Siddique | Stars: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Raj Babbar, Asrani

Votes: 18,441

8. Rowdy Rathore (2012)

Not Rated | 140 min | Action

5.8
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A con man uncovers a deadly secret and must save his lady love, the small-town locals and the little girl who insists she's his daughter, from the mob.

Director: Prabhudheva | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Nassar, Paresh Ganatra

Votes: 17,542 | Gross: $0.78M

9. Enthiran (2010)

174 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Dr. Vasi, a brilliant scientist, builds Chitti, a unique robot, who is programmed to protect mankind and also feel human emotions. Problems arise when Chitti falls in love with Dr. Vasi's girlfriend.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Danny Denzongpa, Santhanam

Votes: 20,713 | Gross: $4.37M

10. Sivaji (2007)

188 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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A software engineer comes to India to serve the nation and invest in nation's welfare. A few corrupt officials and politicians try to stop him but he overcomes all obstacles.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Rajinikanth, Shriya Saran, Suman, Vivek

Votes: 13,154

11. Force (2011)

R | 137 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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A vengeful drug-dealer/gangster targets and terrorizes an entire police unit and their families.

Director: Nishikant Kamat | Stars: John Abraham, Genelia D'Souza, Raj Babbar, Mohnish Bahl

Votes: 5,814

12. Ghajini (2008)

183 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A short-term memory loss patient sets out on his journey to avenge the death of his beloved girl.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Aamir Khan, Asin, Jiah Khan, Tinnu Anand

Votes: 45,316 | Gross: $2.43M

13. Ghajini (2005)

175 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Sanjay Ramaswamy, who is suffering from short-term memory loss, sets out on a quest to find the people who were responsible for his ladylove Kalpana's murder.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Suriya, Asin, Nayanthara, Pradeep Singh Rawat

Votes: 8,632

14. Khaleja (2010)

170 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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When a mysterious illness ravages a remote village, the villagers embrace a reluctant taxi driver as their savior.

Director: Trivikram Srinivas | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Anushka Shetty, Prakash Raj, Brahmanandam

Votes: 6,104

15. Pokiri (2006)

164 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.9
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A street killer have another identity and intention for joining a underworld gang of the city which he is hiding and when it exposes reveals his real culture & purpose

Director: Puri Jagannadh | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Ileana D'Cruz, Prakash Raj, Nassar

Votes: 9,237

16. Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap (2011)

Not Rated | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.6
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A quick-tempered, flamboyantly-dressed, retired hit-man returns to India for one last job. Just don't call him "Buddah"

Director: Puri Jagannadh | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Sonu Sood, Sonal Chauhan

Votes: 2,359

17. Athidhi (2007)

300 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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Athidi(Mahesh Babu) is falsely convicted for killing his adopted parents and goes to jail for 13 years and when he comes back he loves Amrita (Amrita Rao) unaware that she is the daughter of his adopted parents.

Director: Surrender Reddy | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Amrita Rao, Baby Anni, Malaika Arora

Votes: 1,371

18. Dookudu (2011)

170 min | Action, Comedy

7.5
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Ajay, (Mahesh Babu) an undercover cop, is assigned to catch a dangerous mafia don with whom he has a personal score to settle.

Director: Sreenu Vaitla | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Sonu Sood, Srinivasa Rao Kota

Votes: 10,642

19. Business Man (2012)

133 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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Surya comes to Mumbai on a mission to rule the Mumbai Mafia but he ends up falling in love with Chithra, the daughter of a police commissioner.

Director: Puri Jagannadh | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Kajal Aggarwal, Prakash Raj, Ayesha Shiva

Votes: 7,618

20. Dhoom (2004)

Not Rated | 129 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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A mysterious gang of bikers are on a robbing spree. ACP Jai gets Ali, a mechanic, to assist him in the case. With the clock ticking, it's up to them to nab the thieves red handed.

Director: Sanjay Gadhvi | Stars: Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra, John Abraham, Esha Deol

Votes: 15,066 | Gross: $0.25M

21. Dhoom 2 (2006)

Not Rated | 152 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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Jai and Ali return, this time on the trail of an international thief who steals priceless artifacts and has chosen Mumbai as his next target.

Director: Sanjay Gadhvi | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Votes: 19,507 | Gross: $2.64M

22. Super (2005)

151 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.1
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Sonu, his sister, Sasha, and their friend, Akhil, live a poor lifestyle in India. While Sasha has given her heart to Akhil, he treats her as a close friend and confidant. Times get so tough... See full summary »

Director: Puri Jagannadh | Stars: Nagarjuna Akkineni, Sonu Sood, Ayesha Takia, Anushka Shetty

Votes: 465

23. Chandramukhi (2005)

166 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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Creepy happenings in an abandoned mansion are attributed to the ghost of an ancient courtesan, back for revenge

Director: P. Vasu | Stars: Rajinikanth, Prabhu, Jyothika, Vadivelu

Votes: 3,991

24. Mass (2004)

162 min | Action, Comedy

6.3
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A man taking revenge on the killers of his loyal friend.

Director: Lawrence Raghavendra | Stars: Nagarjuna Akkineni, Rahul Dev, Raghuvaran, Jyothika

Votes: 809

25. Athadu (2005)

Not Rated | 172 min | Action, Comedy, Musical

8.3
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A gunman for hire is framed for murder, and assumes a dead man's identity while hiding from the police.

Director: Trivikram Srinivas | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Trisha Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Sonu Sood

Votes: 8,238

26. Arjun (2004)

Action

6.6
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A young man risks his life to guarantee his twin sister's happiness and protect her from murderous in-laws.

Directors: Gunasekhar, J. Hemambar | Stars: Mahesh Babu, Shriya Saran, Kirti Reddy, Raja

Votes: 1,230

27. Thavasi (2001)

Action, Comedy, Drama

4.5
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A noble and just man makes the ultimate sacrifice after he imposes an unjust sentence on a male from a poor family.

Director: Udayshankar | Stars: Vijayakanth, Soundarya, Vadivelu, Pratyuksha

Votes: 58

28. Anniyan (2005)

181 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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A disillusioned everyman, frustrated with the corruption he sees all around him, develops multiple personalities in order to restore justice.

Director: S. Shankar | Stars: Vikram, Sada, Prakash Raj, Vivek

Votes: 9,430

29. Golmaal: Fun Unlimited (2006)

150 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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Four runaway crooks take shelter in a bungalow which is owned by a blind couple.

Director: Rohit Shetty | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Sharman Joshi, Tusshar Kapoor

Votes: 10,507

30. Golmaal Returns (2008)

Not Rated | 135 min | Comedy, Crime

5.0
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A man is sandwiched between his over possessive and wife and a police inspector, where he is suspected for adultery and murder.

Director: Rohit Shetty | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor

Votes: 5,541

31. Golmaal 3 (2010)

155 min | Action, Comedy, Family

5.4
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In Goa, Pritam meets his love Geeta after many years. They decide to get married but the feud between their respective children creates tension in their marriage.

Director: Rohit Shetty | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Tusshar Kapoor

Votes: 5,786 | Gross: $1.13M

32. Bol Bachchan (2012)

PG | 155 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.5
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All hell breaks loose when a Muslim man breaks a temple lock to save a little child, thus for his safety keeps a Hindu name, where he starts making web of lies.

Director: Rohit Shetty | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Asin

Votes: 6,622 | Gross: $1.22M

33. Vikramarkudu (2006)

Unrated | 140 min | Action

7.6
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Vikram Rathod, a policeman, joins with a small time thief Satthi Babu who looks identical to him to avenge his own destruction.

Director: S.S. Rajamouli | Stars: Ravi Teja, Anushka Shetty, Ajay, Ali

Votes: 2,989

34. Siruthai (2011)

160 min | Action

5.7
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The story is set in Kurnool village area in Andhra Pradesh. Ratnavel Pandian is a tough policeman who cleans up the village, which is virtually ruled by the powerful goons under Bavuji and his son.

Director: Siva | Stars: Karthi, Tamannaah Bhatia, Santhanam, Avinash

Votes: 833

35. Son of Sardaar (2012)

Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Comedy

3.9
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Returning to his parents' village, a man becomes the latest target in a long-standing family feud.

Directors: Ashwani Dhir, Anil Devgan | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Juhi Chawla

Votes: 7,443 | Gross: $0.71M