Check out five spy thrillers on the OTT that will keep you on the edge of your seat
Spy thrillers are a genre that Bollywood often taps into. With most of these spy movies based on true-life events, the interest is piqued even higher. And as Akshay Kumar starrer BellBottom readies to hit the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video on 16th September, here’s taking a look at some of the spy thrillers that’ll keep you hooked to the edge of your seats
Directed by Ranjit M Tewari, BellBottom is inspired by the real-life hijacking events in the ’80s. The story essays unparalleled courage of the unsung hero known by his code name – BellBottom where Akshay Kumar is seen getting into the character of an undercover agent on a covert mission to free 210 hostages held by hijackers. BellBottom will be streaming on Amazon Prime Video from 16th September 2021.
Directed by Meghna Gulzar, Raazi is about a young woman from Kashmir who marries a Pakistani military official during the 1971 war. There is more to her as in reality, she’s an Indian spy trained by experts to provide the information being in enemy territory. The movie sees Alia Bhatt deliver one of her career’s best performance along with a host of thrilling sequences that makes the watch all the more exciting. Watch on Amazon Prime Video.
Directed by Neeraj Pandey, Baby packs a talented star cast including Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Taapsee Pannu and Rana Daggubati. After the terror attacks in Mumbai, a secret counter-spy team of Indian intelligence officers named ‘Baby’ is formed, led by Ajay Singh (Akshay Kumar), whose task is to locate and disrupt the terrorists plans. It’s a fascinating watch as the team faces escalating challenges with time ticking against them. Watch the film on Disney+ Hotstar.
RAW: Romeo Akbar Walter
The film features John Abraham as a banker sent to Pakistan to gather secret information during the Indo-Pak 1971 war where he faces both physical and emotional challenges. The challenge comes when his cover gets blown and the RAW agent is tempted to support Pakistan. The movie is based on true events, brings alive the story of a true patriot, a forgotten hero, a man of many faces and names who lived for one and only one purpose – to serve his country. Watch on Netflix.
Ek Tha Tiger
Director by Kabir Khan Ek Tha Tiger is a story about falling in love with your enemy. It illustrates the life of a RAW agent code-named ‘Tiger’ (essayed by Salman Khan). His mission makes him travel to Dublin to keep a close eye on an Indian-origin nuclear scientist who is suspected of sharing his research findings with the Pakistan defence establishment. Well supported by Katrina Kaif, the movie also has a love angle, which interests the viewers. Watch on Amazon Prime Video.