Movies like Elaan

If you like "Elaan" you are looking for movies about / with island, scientist, journalist, photographer, invisible man, father daughter relationship and ring themes of Action, Drama and Musical genre shot in India.
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Elaan (1971)
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Elaan (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Musical, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Naresh Kumar Saxena lives with his widowed mom and sister, Seema. He works as a freelance photographer and journalist. One day he meets with Mala Mehta and her dad, who is the Editor of a Newspaper. Mr. Mehta hires Naresh and assigns him to go to a remote island to investigate and expose some illegal activities there. Naresh goes there in the company of his friend, Shyam. Unfortunately, Naresh is caught by the island guards and lodged in a cell along with two others, one a scientist and Ram Singh, a hoodlum. The scientist confides in Naresh that he has invented an atomic ring that when inserted in someone's mouth will turn that person invisible, and subsequently passes away. Naresh puts the ring in his mouth, takes off his clothes, turns invisible and escapes.
Plot: island, scientist, journalist, photographer, invisible man, father daughter relationship, ring, women fight, brother sister relationship, widow, mother daughter relationship, friend, newspaper, escape, invisibility, magical ring, fistfight, bollywood, mother son relationship
Time: 70s

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Most similar movies to Elaan

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, exciting, realistic and serious films with plots about escape, explosion, fistfight, violence, beating, husband wife relationship and father daughter relationship mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Elaan: Sawan Bhadon (1970), Pathar Ke Insan (1990), The Burning Train (1980), Players of the Game (1996), Suryaa: An Awakening (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sawan Bhadon (1970)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Young Vikram (Navin Nischol) stands to inherit a fortune. After living in England for the past five years, he returns home to find his family out of control. His stepmother squanders their wealth, and his stepsister loves a hoodlum. Meanwhile, ...
Plot: car accident, fistfight, stepmother stepson relationship, false accusation, dysfunctional family, inheritance, explosion, embezzlement, brother sister relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Pathar Ke Insan (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Story: Two sisters, Asha and Lata, want to be successful singers and dancers, but a competition drives their rivalry to tragic consequences.
Plot: explosion, police officer killed, revenge, secret, inheritance, cliff, flashback, marriage, suicide, truck, doctor, insanity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
The Burning Train (1980)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: The plot revolves around a train named Super Express that catches fire on its inaugural run from New Delhi to Mumbai.
Style: emotional, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: friendship, train, race against time, ambition, danger, crumbling marriage, unsupportive spouse, dishonesty, chases and races, workplace, bollywood, terrorism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new delhi, asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Players of the Game (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (English: Player of Players) is a 1996 Bollywood wrestling action thriller starring Rekha in her first villain role, Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon and former World Wrestling Federation wrestlers "Crush" and Brian Lee ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, lust, idol, actor playing himself, grief, fight, breakup, rivals, temple, fistfight, seduction, mud ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Suryaa: An Awakening (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Story: Thakur Gangadhar Choudhary rules a small community in rural India with an iron hand, and will never permit anyone to speak up against him. He owns most of the land surrounding his palatial home - save for the small patch of land owned by Veer Singh. ...
Plot: attack, hung upside down, temple, slingshot, horse, rescue, cobra, atheist, village, farmer, beating, snake bite ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.3
 2K
Skyfire (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tianhuo Island is a beautiful paradise. It almost makes people forget that it is located in the "Ring of Fire", the world-famous Pacific Rim volcanic belt. Young geologist Li Xiaomeng brings her team here to develop the first volcanic ...
Style: psychotronic, exciting, disaster movie, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: resort, volcano, catastrophe, fire, volcanic eruption, father daughter relationship, death of mother, island, destruction, survival, disaster film, race against time ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.8
 243
Farishtay (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Story: After the death of her husband, the Police Inspector, Gayatri sets out to find his murderer, and is horrified to learn that her brothers are employed by him.
Plot: police officer, friendship, tough guy, milk, revenge, explosion, death of child, thief, marriage, good versus evil, police officer killed, sadism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Ghayal Once Again (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Ajay Mehra (from previous Ghayal-1990), after finishing off his life sentence, starts a newspaper called Satyakam. Still dealing with the haunting trauma of losing his loved ones, Ajay manages to make a credible name for himself in investigative ...
Style: sequel to cult film
Plot: shopping mall, tough guy, fistfight, one against many, one man army, helicopter, businessman, journalist, chase
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 4.3
 417
Farz (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Story: Farz 2001 - Sunny Deol
Plot: beating, prisoner, interrogation, helicopter, swimming pool, power failure, shot to death, ambush, bow and arrow, hanged man, injection, knocked unconscious ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Terminal Island (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the wake of a Supreme Court decision to outlaw the death penalty, California passes an initiative that designates San Bruno island as a dumping spot for first-degree murder convicts, free to do what they like except leave. The main camp of ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, island, convict, confined, custody, survival, prison life, death row, wilderness, transplant, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.6
 416
Hulchul (1995)
Genre: Action, Romance, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A troubled ACP adopts a young poor child named Deva whose mother and father died. When he grows up, he helps his adopted father as a police officer and ACP to solve various crimes around town to save his job and protect his family. Deva should not ...
Plot: orphan, prison, police, escape, murder, gang, court, revenge, death sentence, family relations, legal, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.7
 5K
Devasuram (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Neelakantan, heir to his father's fortunes, is an apparent menace to society. He once belittles a dancer but later they fall in love. Shekharan, an arch enemy, kidnaps his lover due to an old enmity.
Plot: revenge, dancing, murder, dance, bastard, rivalry, hostage, attempted murder, secret, remorse, humiliation, rival ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Green Jacket (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the suburbs of the city a 7-years old boy disappears. After months of fruitless searches the boy's older sister decides to take the deal over. She is confident that she knows who kidnapped her brother. Is this enough to justify a terrible ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, rough
Plot: family relations, disappearance, violence, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, beating, little brother, loss of brother, suspect, crying, interrogation ...
Place: ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.7
 344
Yaraana (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Lalita (Madhuri Dixit) is married under duress from her maternal uncle, Madhi (Tej Sapru) to a cruel and possessive man, JB (Raj Babbar).
Style: remake of american film
Plot: assumed dead, false name, faked death, obsessive love, on the run, presumed dead, kidnapping, new identity, starting over, escape, obsession
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Sign of Marriage (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Durga and Vikram Singh have been married for years. Vikram has taken to crime in a big way, and as a result has antagonized a rival gangster, Jaggi. Durga gives birth to twins, and Jaggi steals one of them, and sells him to a bootlegger, Pascal. ...
Plot: police, gangster, gangsters, police officer, brothel, timebomb, stabbed in the eye, temple, fight, eye patch, criminal, chase ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
 559
Risk (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: "Ek crore meh laitha hai RISK!". Risk! is a movie about a police inspector named Suryakanth who vows to clean up the Mumbai underworld. The police have been trying for 11 years to arrest the biggest don of the underworld, Khalid Bin Jamal. ...
Plot: organized crime, crime boss, tough guy, man wearing a towel, shot to death, muslim, apartment, gunfight, tough cop, false accusation, semiautomatic pistol, female politician ...
Place: mumbai india, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
When Time Ran Out... (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An active volcano threatens a south Pacific island resort and its guests as a power struggle ensues between the property's developer and a drilling foreman.
Style: disaster movie, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, hotel, island, volcanic eruption, survival, resort, escape, volcano, infidelity, forces of nature, adventure, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.3
 89
Rakshasudu (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 113 min.
Story: What the movie has in store for you, wait and watch this space for more updates.
Plot: escape, orphan, widow, rescue, landlord, childbirth, bribe, theft
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 2K
Gentleman (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: A story of a modern day Robin Hood who takes from the corrupted rich to provide education for the poor. Krishnamoorthy alias Kicha (Arjun) is a respected person in his local community and runs a small business. But Kicha, at the same time, is also a ...
Plot: vigilante, corruption, bribery, education, court, politician, police lineup, corpse, train, suicide, torture, motorcycle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Aurora: Operation Intercept (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: There have been two mysterious plane crashes in only 48 hours. The aircraft suddenly lose control and crash, killing everyone aboard. A woman of Russian descent, Francesca Zaborszin, the daughter of a slain Federal investigator, claims ...
Style: rough, futuristic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: race against time, airplane, terrorism, hostage, law enforcement, one man army, escapades, confined, rivalry, daring rescue, save the day, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 306
Monologue (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Professor Sretenski is a scientist and director of a research center in Russia. He is separated from his wife and lives alone. His daughter, who lives with the mother, comes to his home and stays with him for a period, leaving her daughter with him. ...
Plot: family relations, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, teenager, grandfather granddaughter relationship, loneliness, scientist
Time: 70s
Place: ussr, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 271
Inquilaab (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A wife becomes suspicious of her police officer-turned-politician husband.
Plot: outlaw, election, good versus evil, diamonds, sword, criminal, disguise, accidental killing, speech, politician, smuggler, retiring ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 2K
Villain (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: One of the twins is a bus conductor and the other is handicapped. The elder one, Shiva, overhears his parents' plot to kill his mildly retarded brother, Vishnu. He runs away to another city, with his adorable brother, and strives hard to look ...
Plot: identical twins, thief, bus driver, dual role, fistfight, mental institution, twins, twin, police, bus, drugs, airport ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 5.0
 58
Kartavya (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Story: Karan and his mother live a happy life and he is soon to be married to Kajal. But on the day of his engagement, he discovers his mother is not his biological mother.
Plot: cruelty, corrupt cop, evil man, holi, shock treatment, mental institution, murder, torture, heroes, villain, revenge, escape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 228
Mean Dog Blues (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Former TV documentary filmmaker Mel Stuart tries to inject an acceptable degree of verisimilitude in Mean Dog Blues. A victim of circumstance, country and western musician Paul Ramsey (Gregg Henry) finds himself on a Southern chain gang. Captain ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, false accusation, escape, crimes, betrayal, confined, graphic violence, injustice, tough heroes, power relations, prison life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.5
 336
Anthahpuram (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Anthahpuram is a 1998 Telugu film directed by Krishna Vamsi, which was later remade in 1999 in Tamil with the same name. The film stars Prakash Raj, Soundarya and Jagapati Babu in prominent roles.[1] The film won three Filmfare Awards South for Best ...
Style: cult film
Plot: woman in danger, loss of son, train, grandfather grandson relationship, violence, escape, husband wife relationship, grief, happiness, chase, widow, loss of husband ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: escape attempt, prison, confined, rescue, parents and children, getting home, military, bollywood, prison life, hopes, danger, prison escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pakistan, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.9
 288
Savage Sisters (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A corrupt General plans on smuggling one million US dollars out of the Banana Republic he dominates. Local revolutionaries plan on stealing the cash but are thwarted when a bandit leader they are working with double crosses them. A tough cop and her ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: island, revolution, revolutionary, crimes, tough law enforcer, confined, siblings relations, dishonesty, society, law enforcement, injustice, escape ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Terror On The Beach (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A family's outing turns out badly as they are terrorized by a gang of young thugs.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: van, brother sister relationship, teenage girl, dysfunctional family, hippie, ocean, husband wife relationship, bikini, family vacation, stress, beach, hostage ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 40
Escape (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Action
Country: Philippines
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set during the terrifying reign of Filipino despot, Marcos, two upper caste but very different strangers team up to try and survive the physical and mental torture they undergo after they are suddenly jailed. Geny is the conservative businessman ...
Style: political drama
Plot: prison, politician, political repression, dictator, physical torture, hunger, despot, historical event, torture, dictatorship, media, escape ...
Time: 70s, year 1977
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%