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While ‘Kuttey’ Is The Talk Of The Town, Here’s Decoding Why Heist-Based Films Attract Audiences

‘Kuttey’ has created immense buzz among audiences with its intriguing trailer, which is packed with a great storyline and some stellar performances. Here’s trying to decode why audiences love heist-based movies.

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You know how easily a film based on heist fills in theatre seats and gets OTT subscriptions. Here is how it goes: A mastermind comes from the shadows, plans a smart and entertainingly intricate plot, plans to hire some of the best men in the businesses, and excites the audience as he unfolds his strategically written plan. And all this while, we crave an adrenaline rush as we wait to see if these people with a plan can manage to escape.

Now with years passing by and cinema evolving, we have witnessed some well-written heist-based films and they have always worked well amongst the audience. Here are some of the films based on heists that have attracted the audience’s attention over the years.

‘Aankhen’

‘Aankhen’ is a highly entertaining and complex thriller with a beautifully written plot. Although the tale is hard to believe, the film's concept has been introduced in Hindi cinema, and it is typically well-developed and effectively done. The excellent cinematography, the proficient editing, the clever dialogues, and the unforeseen events are some of the factors that make 'Aankhen' one of the best heist films in the history of Indian cinema. Aankhen opened well at the Indian box office. The film made Rs 471.9 million net altogether and was declared a Hit. It was also the second-highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2002.

‘Johnny Gaddaar’

A true cinema enthusiast must watch ‘Johnny Gaddaar’ because of its great star cast, taut direction by Shriram Raghavan, and anti-hero debut by Neil Nitin Mukesh. It is one of the best thrillers ever filmed in India. With several layers to unravel, this simple story about how a robbery went wrong and things went for a toss is one of the most rewatchable films ever made. While ‘Johnny Gaddaar’ did not perform as expected at the box-office due to a lack of niche audience present in 2007, if a film as smarty written as this gets a release in the current times, it would get one of the most historic openings ever.

‘Kaante’

‘Kaante’, one of the best action movies ever made in India, boasts a dream star ensemble. The plot of the film is a success, thanks to the polished direction and excellent acting. The movies appear to be immaculate technically, with Sanjay Gupta's elegant direction, fantastic music, incredible background score, and stunning cinematography. The story is about 6 NRIs who plan to pull off a robbery, with one of them turning out to be an undercover cop. The film was a success at the box office, with first-week earnings of £1.8 million in India, nearly $1 million in the United States, and £268,507 in Britain.

‘Special 26’

A fantastic film with a clever twist in both the introduction and the resolution. The movie is worth seeing because all of the performers gave strong performances. The spectacular weekend box office hit starring Akshay Kumar, Kajal Aggarwal, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, and Jimmy Shergill in supporting roles. The film was a super hit and earned 103 crores INR.

‘Kuttey’

The almost three-minute-long trailer for ‘Kuttey’, starring Arjun Kapoor, Tabu, Naseeruddin Shah, Konkona Sensharma, Radhika Madan, and Kumud Mishra, has been released. Unlike many others, it does not reveal too much about the movie's plot. But the film carries high expectations from the audience due to its fantastic ensemble, smartly cut trailer, and heist genre. Releasing on January 13, if the audience is anticipating the release of any film, it is this!

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