Money And Greed Go Hand In Hand And These 11 Films Prove That

Eleven films where characters chase after money and are caught in the act.

Mahima Maniar

October 7, 2020

Entertainment

7 min

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If money is the topic of contention, then there is bound to be a chase, vengeance and deceit. The lust for money acts like quicksand and one cannot help but drown in it. Money is one thing people can go gaga over and compromise their moral fabric for.

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Take a look at 11 movies where characters chase money and are caught in a quagmire.

Khaali Peeli

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When two childhood sweethearts are separated, they meet again under mysterious circumstances. Pooja (Ananya Panday) elopes from a brothel with stolen money and bumps into Blackie (Ishaan Khatter). With goons on Pooja’s trail and cops chasing those goons, an entertaining pursuit follows.

Apna Sapna Money Money

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Apna Sapna Money Money is an uproarious cat and mouse chase. While we see Kishan (Riteish Deshmukh) jumping from one disguise to the other, there are underworld dons and bankrupts who have eyes for a few diamonds. Although they have to surrender those to the police, in what comes as a masterstroke, Kishan keeps one diamond for the treatment of Arjun’s (Shreyas Talpade) ailing sister.

Raja Natwarlal

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Raja Natwarlal  (Emraan Hashmi) is a petty con man with big plans. The need to provide his lady love and himself with a good life and fortune would depend upon catching the big fish. He, along with his partner in crime, decided to swindle a huge amount from two villains. But the money actually belonged to a billionaire based in Cape Town. When he realises this, he orders for the two conmen to be killed. When Raja’s partner is murdered, he seeks his elder brother’s help to avenge his friend’s death.

No Problem

The plot of No Problem is quite antithetical to the many problems that the characters face. Having robbed a bank, two crooks flee from India. The manager of the bank chases them without realising that they were his neighbours. With a threat of being exposed looming over their heads, they have to return the stolen money. But for that, the duo commits another robbery – this time, a few diamonds that belong to a don who is on their trail.

Why Cheat India

Education with dirty money can never yield anything productive. When a brilliant student appears for other’s exams to earn money, he misuses the amount and becomes a drug addict, who ultimately gets caught. Why Cheat India goes to show how the lust for money can drive someone to ruin their career.

Sankat City

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When two car thieves Guru (Kay Kay Menon) and Ganpat (Dilip Prabhavalkar) steal a Mercedes, unaware that it contains Rs. 10 million, they are deemed to meet their doom. The car belonged to a vicious gangster Faujdaar who tries to get the cash back by hook or by crook. Although the car is sold to a third person, the money is kept safe. Ironically, Ganpat, who hides the cash, loses his memory in an accident, Guru has to bear the brunt of it as he has to repay within three days. There is a lot of daring and danger in Sankat City.

Ugly

In this classic Anurag Kashyap noir film, the lust for money reveals the ugly side of human beings. After struggling actor Rahul’s (Rahul Bhat) 10-year-old daughter gets kidnap, what follows is a series of mysterious phone calls and flippant tendencies of the characters to seek a ransom. While the girl’s mother is in distress, it turns out that her best friend, her brother and her ex-husband Rahul are involved in the mess.

Dhamaal

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Four friends venture out on an adventure to find hidden treasure in Goa but their plans are foiled by inspector Kabir who demands his share. The yearning to get their hands on the amount drives a rift between them and they pair up and take different mediums to reach the destination first. Dhamaal is a rollercoaster of laughter that will leave you gasping for breath. With the likes of Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey and Riteish Deshmukh, you won’t get tired of watching this comedy movie on a loop.

Money Back Guarantee

Money Back Guarantee exposes the tropes that shrinks and fortune-tellers often resort to in order to dupe their followers. The film portrays the story of a common man who falls prey to a greedy guru’s false predictions. The followers take revenge and right the wrong done to him.

Money Hai Toh Honey Hai

Six characters and their struggles come to a halt when one day, they all get an SMS intimating them that they are the owners of Shahenshah Jaiswal’s 1000-crore company. Their half-baked elation dies a premature death when they are informed that there is a loan of 1200 crores on the company which they must repay first. Until then, the motley crowd will be under house arrest. The six of them, coming from different backgrounds, unite and start a clothing business to repay the loan. Money Hai Toh Honey Hai is a rollercoaster of laughter.

Masti Express

A father can go to any length to procure the best education for his son. From buying lottery tickets to making some quick money while depending entirely on luck to participating in a race to win prize money, he tries day in and day out to make his son’s dream possible. Masti Express, much like its name, is a joyous ride filled with fun and frolic.

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