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Top 5 Indian Spy Movies

Updated: Jan 8, 2023

In this week’s issue, Anushka wrote a review about Uri: The surgical strike. A story of patriotism and revenge, it received an overall positive response from the audience and a high ranking. If you’re looking for movies of the same type, you’re in the right place! Here are 5 fictional and non-fictional movies that revolve around covert affairs in India.


Set in 1971, a time of unrest between India and Pakistan, this movie revolves around a female spy Sehmat Khan (Alia Bhatt). Sehmat is a 20-year-old Kashmiri undercover RAW agent who agrees to marry a Pakistani army officer. A story of perseverance, intelligence, and emotion, Raazi will keep you on your toes for two whole hours!

Batla House

Narrated through the eyes of an upright ACP, Sanjay Kumar (John Abraham), Batla House aims to capture the essence of the 2008 police encounter in Delhi’s Batla House. The movie highlights the aftermath of the shooting and the risks attached to being an agent. While this is a dramatization of the original story, it does not make it any less of a thrilling ride.


Ever seen the poster of Kahaani? The image of a very pregnant Vidya Balan does not make it seem like a spy movie now does it? Yea, I thought so too. But when I watched it, the mystery kept me interested the entire time. Vidya Bagchi (Vidya Balan) travels from London to Kolkata in search of her missing husband but twists and turns lead to an unexpected end. Once which not many would predict.

Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran

Based on true events, Parmanu showcases an operation that must be kept under wraps to avoid resistance from foreign forces. The movie revolves around IAS officer Ashwat Raina (John Abraham) and his insistence on India becoming a nuclear power. Over the course of the movie, he is tasked with leading the operation and testing the nuclear weapons all while keeping them hidden from American intelligence agencies.


This is a movie where the Indian fantasy of travelling to Pakistan and revenge killing all those responsible for the 26/11 attacks comes alive. The story is told through the eyes of Shaikh Daniyal (Saif Ali Khan), a disgraced Indian soldier, helped by Nawaz Mistry (Katrina Kaif), an employee of an American security agency. Do watch it to learn about the trials and tribulations they face!

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