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Nayak: The Real Hero (2001)
 7.8
 14K
Nayak: The Real Hero (2001)
Original name: नायक
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 187 min.
Story: TV reporter Shivajirao gets a chance to be the Chief Minister of Maharashtra for a day, after being challenged by incumbent Chief Minister Balraj Chauhan. After his successful one-day stint, he attempts to get back to his normal life, but it is not as easy as he thought it to be, with the lives of his near and dear ones now in danger on account of his honesty.
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, realistic, biting, suspense
Plot: politics, election, attempted murder, love and romance, ambition, fall in love, intrigue, rise to the top, political conspiracy, society, political corruption, dishonesty, rivalry, family disapproval, righting the wronged, political activism, bollywood, proposal, legislation, political intrigue, hopes, devious, chief, state affairs, take over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia

Most similar movies to Nayak: The Real Hero

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and captivating films with plots about rivalry, dishonesty, bollywood, society, vengeance, crimes and politics mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Nayak: The Real Hero: Aayitha Ezhuthu (2004), Sivaji: The Boss (2007), The Youth of the Land (2004), Ghulam (1998), I Am a Red Man (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Aayitha Ezhuthu (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Three men and their accidental meeting on a bridge will change their lives forever.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: domestic violence, idealist, love, wife beater, haunted by the past, life sentence, life turned upside down, small time, resilience, tough guy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sivaji: The Boss (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Corrupt police and politicians target a computer engineer for trying to better the lives of less privileged citizens.
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, tense, political drama
Plot: politics, corrupt politician, hospital, fighting the system, rivalry, vengeance, fall in love, cons and scams, architect, jail, money laundering, good versus evil ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Youth of the Land (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Michael , Arjun and Lallan are three young men in Kolkata , with different ideals and objectives . Michael is an idealistic youth leader who dreams of a better India being created by the youth power . Arjun is a self-centered , opportunistic , ...
Style: sincere, captivating, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: rise to the top, leadership, culture clash, social differences, fall in love, ambition, politics, dishonesty, betrayal, romance, society, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 11K
Ghulam (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Sidharth (Aamir Khan), is a Mumbai 'Tapori' and a boxing champion. His elder brother, Jai (Rajat Kapoor) works with Raunak Singh (Sharad Saxena), who now rules their "Basti" through terrorising its people and collecting ...
Style: suspenseful, emotional, serious, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, bollywood, betrayal, murder, family relations, criminal heroes, society, gang, rivalry, dishonesty, vengeance, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 920
I Am a Red Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Indran suffers from narcolepsy, a sleep disorder that makes him fall asleep at the slightest excitement. He meets Meera and they fall in love but one night, they are attacked by unknown persons. Indran panics and goes into sleep, while Meera is ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, narcolepsy, crimes, rivalry, vigilantism, fall in love, disability, love and romance, romance, gang rape, murder, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
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Arrambam (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The film's plot is set in the backdrop of 26/11 serial blasts in Mumbai, and revolves around Ashok Kumar (Ajith), who is on a mission to expose a scam regarding faulty bullet proof jackets that are provided to security forces, which resulted in ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hacker, vengeance, fighting the system, law enforcement, rivalry, corruption, society, rebellion, government, police corruption, righting the wronged, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, jordan, dubai
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.0
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Madras (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: A portrayal of the lives of the people living in North Madras, focusing on the politics inside the slums and how their plight remains the same, despite the political class luring them constantly during elections.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, disturbing
Plot: politics, rivalry, vengeance, state affairs, dishonesty, deadly, betrayal, society, crimes, murder, buddies, slum ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 16K
Ek Villain (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When his lover becomes the latest victim of a serial killer, Guru blurs the line between good and evil in his pursuit of revenge.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: bollywood, serial killer, uncover truth, fall in love, vengeance, vigilantism, starting over, crimes, mystery, rivalry, chases and races, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
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 2K
Call (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Major Jaidev Rajvansh (Anil Kapoor) and his fellow officer Hussein (Om Puri) manage to rescue a leading politician as well as capture his kidnapper, Abhrush (Danny Denzongpa). The terrorist has been wanted for years and he is finally captured by the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: love and romance, criminal's revenge, vengeance, unfulfilled love, rivalry, danger, deadly, master villain, crimes, bollywood, love triangle, terrorist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Enemies Among Us (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: It's not politics as usual, or is it? The governor of Louisiana is about to become the vice-presidential candidate for his party but a murder and an international web spanning from South Africa to Pakistan and North Korea might just get in the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: assassination, campaign, crimes, danger, dishonesty, haunted by the past, political corruption, politics, rivalry, graphic violence, deadly, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.1
 17K
Jai Ho (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Jai Ho is an upcoming Bollywood action Drama film starring Salman Khan and Tabu in lead roles. It is a remake of Telugu film Stalin starring Chiranjeevi in the lead role
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.1
 49K
Haider (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: A young man returns to Kashmir after his father's disappearance to confront his uncle - the man he suspects to have a role in his father's fate.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: revenge, murder, bollywood, state affairs, tragic hero, political unrest, dishonesty, betrayal, deadly, unfulfillment, haunted by the past, tragic love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: india, kashmir
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.0
 14K
Company (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Mallik is a henchman of Aslam Bhai, a Mumbai underworld kingpin. He inducts local hothead Chandu into the gang, and the two of them soon form a formidable faction within the gang, eventually displacing Aslam. As the empire grows, however, the two of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: gang war, organized crime, rivalry, gang, gangsters, criminal underworld, love and romance, criminal heroes, deadly, crimes, crime, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, switzerland, hong kong, mumbai india, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 222
Coalition (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: Political drama about the rise of Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats during the 2010 election. After the election failed to produce an outright winner, Clegg was catapulted into an unaccustomed position of influence and was the recipient of ...
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, psychological, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, campaign, rivalry, state affairs, political intrigue, ambition, rise to the top, election, politician, parliament, society, telephone conversation ...
Time: 21st century, year 2010, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.1
 961
Ignition (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A web of intrigue and conspiracy lies beneath the euphoria as the U.S. is about to put a man on the moon for the first time in over thirty years
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: life turned upside down, manhunt, fighting the system, special agents, assassination, political conspiracy, police corruption, deadly, military, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: As the kingdom of Devigarh comes apart at the seams, an aging bodyguard attempts to protect the Royal Family, as well as keep its darkest secrets from ever coming to light.
Style: stylized, sentimental, realistic, exciting, twists and turns ...
Plot: royal family, bollywood, love and romance, reunion, love affair, political unrest, destiny, dishonesty, hopes, heroes, royal court, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Bombay Velvet (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 149 min.
Story: An ordinary man, who goes against all odds to forge his own destiny and become a star in the glittering sky of 'Bombay,' thriving on jazz and violence.
Style: touching, sentimental, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: jazz, organized crime, against the odds, musician's life, hopes, love and romance, destiny, love affair, bollywood, boxer, urban, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Ides of March (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Dirty tricks stand to soil an ambitious young press spokesman's idealism in a cutthroat presidential campaign where 'victory' is relative.
Style: suspense, talky, tense, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: political intrigue, politics, election, campaign, intern, loyalty, presidential campaign, political corruption, power struggle, talented, senator, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
All the King's Men (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of an idealist's rise to power in the world of Louisiana politics and the corruption that leads to his ultimate downfall. Based on the1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Robert Penn Warren.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, intense ...
Plot: politics, manipulation, blackmail, mistress, political corruption, ambition, journalist, fighting the system, scandal, governor, rise to the top, state affairs ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1950s, 50s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.1
 10K
Hindustani (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Senapathy, a veteran freedom fighter, is angry. He is angry against the rampant corruption at every level of the bureaucracy. He will clean it up at any cost.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, bribery, patriotism, soldier, chases and races, society, dishonesty, parents and children, rebelliousness, political corruption, vengeance, fighting the system ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: india, asia, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 2K
Gulaab Gang (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A fearless woman fights social injustice; creating a sanctuary for abused women and battling a crooked politician.
Style: captivating, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: against the odds, fighting the system, society, injustice, rebelliousness, ambition, social decay, feminism, hopes, female politician, election, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 557
Black & White (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Rajan Mathur (Anil Kapoor) is a Professor in Urdu literature in Dr. Zakir Hussain's College. He resides in Chandni Chowk with his activist wife, Roma Mathur (Shefali Shah). Professor Mathur comes across a young boy called Numair Qazi (Anurag ...
Style: captivating, realistic, tense, suspense, psychological ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new delhi, india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.0
 383
Confess (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 89 min.
Story: political thriller that charts the exploits of disillusioned ex-hacker Terell Lessor. A return to New York, coupled with a humiliating attempt at getting a new job, serves as the catalyst for him to take action against those who slighted him in the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, undercover, prodigy, secret agents, society, dishonesty, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue, vengeance, campaign, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 175
We Five (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Tyrannical and wealthy Veer Pratap Singh, rules over a small town - ruthlessly. Whoever opposes him is crushed. He is attracted to women, and has a lengthy affair with Soundariya, and even has a secret marriage ceremony with her. When Soundariya ...
Style: rough, emotional, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: society, dishonesty, good versus evil, rivalry, love and romance, life is a bitch, social relations, injustice, family relations, defiant, bollywood, fall in love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Aan: Men at Work (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Crime is at its highest peak in Mumbai with it split in three ways. Walia has one-third, Manik Rao has one-third and Roshni has a third of the Mumbai territory. The crime rate rises with more smuggling, trading and illegal activities soaring.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, toilet humor
Plot: police corruption, gangsters, fighting crime, law enforcement, cop as target, tough law enforcer, master criminal, dishonesty, rivalry, bollywood, society, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 2K
Corporate (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Two corporate giants compete in order to recklessly maximize their respective profits.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, thought provoking
Plot: rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, workplace, ambition, society, politics, corporate world, business ethics, corporate executive, boardroom, misfit, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 7K
Sarkar Raj (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The politically influential Shankar Nagre agrees to back a power plant scheme presented by corporate hotshot Anita Rajan; providing their enemies, which include upcoming political firebrands, an embezzling facilitator and shady businessmen with a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: hitman, assassination, conspiracy, crimes, gangsters, cons and scams, proposal, politics, dishonesty, gang, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Deewaar: Let's Bring Our Heroes Home (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Major Ranvir Kaul (Amitabh Bachchan) is a POW who was captured along with over 50 soldiers by Pakistani soldiers in 1971 during the war between India and Pakistan. 33 years later Ranvir's son Gaurav (Akshaye Khanna) decides to go on a rescue ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Plot: escape attempt, prison, confined, rescue, parents and children, military, hopes, bollywood, prison life, danger, getting home, prison escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pakistan, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 321 min.
Story: Shahid Khan is exiled after impersonating the legendary Sultana Daku in order to rob British trains. Now outcast, Shahid becomes a worker at Ramadhir Singh's colliery, only to spur a revenge battle that passes on to generations. At the turn of ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: gang, mafia, gangsters, vengeance, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, organized crime, killings, dishonesty, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 690
Fair Play (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A company, where manipulation and harassment is a problem between colleagues, decides to organize a canyoning trip for its employees. The building tensions between co-workers might actually explode during this trip.
Style: suspenseful, clever, realistic, serious, controversial ...
Plot: manipulation, career, tennis, blind ambition, legal, dishonesty, rivalry, rise to the top, workplace situations, survival, workplace intrigue, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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