Rangbaaz’s Shiv, Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’s Babu: ZEE5’s Crime Lords To Watch This #LockDown

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Rukmini Chopra

March 25, 2020


5 min


Crime thrillers have entertained us since years. Ram Gopal Verma’s Satya, John Matthew Mathan’s Sarfarosh,   Apoorva Lakhia’s Shootout At Lokhandwala etc. are some of the many films on the list. Films no longer bear the brunt of thrilling audiences alone. Web shows now share the privilege of keeping viewers on the edge of their seats.

ZEE5 gives you the best of both worlds with web shows as well as films that depict the reel as well as real-life stories of gangsters and crime lords. Here’s a mix of both for your next weekend watch:

1. Rangbaaz starring Saqib Saleem

Rangbaaz Starring Saqib Saleem As Shiv Prakash Shukla
Saqib Saleem As Shiv Prakash Shukla In Rangbaaz

 The thrilling Zee5 original series depicts the story of UP gangster and mafia Shiv Prakash Shukla, played by Saqib. Rangbaaz tells the tale of this dreaded criminal through nine episodes and each one will leave you with a cliffhanger that you can’t wait to explore.

Watch how Shiv becomes invincible in this powerful series.

Saqib is sensational in the series and is backed by powerful performances of his co-stars Tigmanshu Dhulia (Ram Shankar Tiwri), Aahana Kumar (Babita Sharma), Ravi Kishan (Chandrabhan Singh) etc.

2Babumoshai Bandookbaaz starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui As Babu In Babumoshai Bandookbaaz
Nawazuddin Siddiqui As Babu In Babumoshai Bandookbaaz

Trust Nawazuddin to entertain you till his last breath, right? The actor is his stellar self in this action film that tells the story of Babu, a man who is reputed contract killer. His position is threatened when another contract killer starts becoming famous in the city.

Babu approaches him and they both decide to end the competition with a unique game- one with the highest number of killings wins. Things go haywire when they both become victims of a trap, they didn’t know was being planned all along.

What happens next? Watch the film to find out, by clicking here!

3Sarkar 3 starring Jackie Shroff

Jackie Shroff In Sarkar 3
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Though Sarkar 3’s main lead is Amitabh Bachchan (Subhash Nagre), Jackie Shroff plays the crude villain Vallya in the film, and it’s hard to keep eyes off him. The actor is as menacing as they get. Sarkar 2 tells the story of Subhash’s empire that under attack and is being eyed by Vallya.

The latter uses his contacts and discovers the cold war going between Subhash and his grandson. Will Vallya uses this weakness to take over the empire?

You’re just a click away from finding out!

4. Badlapur starring Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan As Raghu In Badlapur
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Varun Dhawan is seen in a whole new avatar as Raghu in this crime film directed by Sriram Raghavan. The actor plays an intense character that leads a simple life but becomes a hardcore criminal, due to certain circumstances.  Varun shares screen-space with Nawazuddin Siddiqui and their camaraderie in the film is something you can’t miss.

Watch now here!

5. Company starring Ajay Devgn

Ajay Devgn As Mallik In Company
Ajay Devgn As Mallik In Company

This Ram Gopal Verma directional starring Ajay Devgn (Mallik) and Vivek Oberoi (Chandu) is a reminder that no one could make crime films like RGV. Company tells the story of Chandu who joins dreaded criminal Mallik’s gang. But things fall apart when tensions start brewing between the two, and they eventually split up and fight a gang war.

Who wins? Find out! Click here.

Which of these did you enjoy watching the most? Let us know!

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