Gear up to dive into a dark and thrilling world of dystopia as we count down the must-watch movies in this genre to set the mood before the release of Vikas Bahl’s dystopian thriller ‘Ganapath’. Starring Bollywood sensations like Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon, ‘Ganapath’ hit the silver screens on 20th October 2023. Also, get ready to be awed as we’ll witness B-Town’s favorite – Amitabh Bachchan, back in action. The film promises to be an adrenaline rush journey with world class VFX, gripping plot and exhilarating action. But before you catch this upcoming blockbuster, let’s explore some iconic dystopian tales that have left an indelible mark on the viewers.
1. Mad Max: Fury Road
Mad Max: Fury Road is a post-apocalyptic action film set in a dystopian wasteland. The story follows Max Rockatansky, played by Tom Hardy, who joins forces with Furiosa, portrayed by Charlize Theron, to escape the clutches of the tyrant Immortan Joe. Their epic journey across the desert, filled with high-octane car chases and explosive battles, unfolds in a visually stunning, action-packed spectacle. With its blend of unforgettable characters and breathtaking stunts, this film redefines the action genre and delivers non-stop thrills from start to finish.
2. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Blade Runner 2049 is a visually stunning sci-fi film that serves as a sequel to the iconic 1982 original. Set in a dystopian future, it follows K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner, on a quest to uncover a long-buried secret that could change the course of humanity. His journey leads to the enigmatic former blade runner, Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford). As they unravel the mystery, the film delves deep into identity, artificial intelligence, and what it means to be human, all while delivering breathtaking cinematography and a strong narrative.
3. The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix is a mind-bending sci-fi classic that follows the story of Neo (Keanu Reeves), a computer hacker who discovers that reality as he knows it is a simulated world created by machines to subdue humanity. With the help of rebels led by Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), Neo learns to bend the rules of this digital realm and battles against intelligent machines in the post-apocalyptic real world. Packed with action, philosophy, and stunning special effects, the film challenges our perception of reality and delves into the age-old question: "What is the Matrix?"
4. Children of Men
Children of Men is an unsettling dystopian thriller set in a bleak future where humanity faces extinction due to global infertility. The story follows Theo, a disillusioned bureaucrat who is tasked with protecting a miraculously pregnant woman, the world's last hope for a new generation. As they navigate a chaotic and violent world, the film explores themes of hope, despair, and the human will to survive. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón, this thought-provoking film offers a suspenseful and thought-provoking look at a society on the brink of collapse. And here’s the film that inspired this list:
5. Ganapath (2023)
Ganapath is a Bollywood action thriller set in a post-apocalyptic world starring Tiger Shroff, Amitabh Bachchan and Kriti Sanon. The film revolves around the story of a young man, Ganapath, who aspires to become a renowned gangster. As he rises in the criminal underworld, he faces various challenges and adversaries. With its high-voltage action sequences and a stellar cast, Ganapath promises to be a unique cinematic experience.
If you're a fan of action-packed, post-apocalyptic movies, don't miss ‘Ganapath’ at your nearest cinema.