Police Force has always been infamous for arriving late on the crime scene in most typical Bollywood flicks. Not only this, our police also finds themselves to be butt of jokes on various subjects in numerous Bollywood movies. Some of them have thrashed our villain buddies single-handedly and given sleepless nights to the rest. Such is the veracity of their character, and the reason why we so many from the general public trying to fit in their boots in the real life as well. There have been many actors in Hindi movies that have minted a run- away success on the box office, enacting similar kind of roles on the cinema screen. If you are wondering about who we are talking about, here are 6 actors we love seeing playing a cop on screen.
6. Salman Khan:
If it’s about ranking the most suitable larger than life hero, then Salman Khan fits the equation perfectly well. He’s a stylish onscreen police officer, who combines wit with righteousness and reason. His most notable performances in the role of a police officer are in ‘Patthar ke Phool’, ‘Garv: Pride and Honor’, and the super block buster ‘Dabangg’. His role of ‘Chulbul Pandey’ in ‘Dabangg’ has re-defined the way police officers are projected in the Hindi movies. ‘Sallu’ as he is informally called by his fans, is the top cop hero of Bollywood.
Rajinikanth, the most famous matinee idol of the film industry in South, has also left a deep impact on the psyche of the Bollywood audience, in his roles of truthful and brave police officer in various movies. If you have followed his career in Hindi cinema, you can’t ignore his powerful roles of a police officer in ‘Hum’ and ‘Khoon Bhari Maang’. He has enjoyed an appreciation for his roles of the similar kind by one and all.
4. Akshay Kumar:
How can we miss our ‘Khiladi Kumar’ when it comes at donning Khakhi for the role of a police officer in Hindi movies? Starting from his early days in Bollywood where he earned recognition in the role of a police officer for the first time in ‘Mohra’ and ‘Tu Khiladi Mein Anadi’, he has delivered some unforgettable performances in the same character in flicks such as ‘Khakhee’ and ‘Rowdy Rathore’. He also played a no-nonsense police officer in ‘Aan: Men at Work’ and ‘Police Force’.
3. Amitabh Bachchan:
Who can forget ‘Shehenshah’ of Bollywood playing DCP Anant in ‘Khakee’. Even his performance as JCP Dev Pratap Singh in ‘Dev’ as a duty bound honest cop is worth showering a million praises. However, he is most remembered for his role in the mega hit ‘Shehenshah’ where he plays a confused inspector Vijay Srivastav, who disguises himself as Shehenshah, a lone fighter against crime and injustice. Besides, other unforgettable performances by as a cop can be spotted in movies like ‘Zanjeer,’ where he played the brave young police officer, Vijay Khanna.
2. Jagdish Raj:
Jagdish Raj is our Bollywood gem of a cop. He played the role of a police officer (mostly an honest one) for a record 144 times in his long acting career. Although, Jagdish played a few negative characters and an occasional judge, he was better identified for his portrayal of a police officer in Hindi movies. Some of his popular movies are ‘Deewar’, ‘Don’, ‘Shakti’,’Gopichand Jasoos’, ‘Silsila’ and many more. He left for the heavenly abode, earlier this year on July 28, 2013.
If anyone earned fame for playing role of a police officer, it was the stylish Iftikhar. He played a wide range of ranks right from Police Commissioner in ‘Don’ and ‘Yudh’ to Inspector General in ‘ Itihas’ and ‘Insaniyat ka Dushman’ on screen. Even in cameo roles such as one played in ‘Zanjeer’ he left a deep impact on the minds of the cinema goers. However, he is better remembered for his role of a police officer in Amitabh Bachchan starrer blockbuster ‘Don’.