As 'Paan Singh Tomar' hits the theatres this week, here's a list of some famous Bollywood bandits
Over the years, the portrayal of a bandit in Bollywood films has gone through a certain transition though the premise is still remains more or less predictable- wronged hero who turns into a dacoit and runs into Chambal to avenge oppression. The latest in the list of dacoit-dramas is Tigmanshu Dhulia's 'Paan Singh Tomar' which tells the true story of a steeplechase champion who turns into a dacoit due to circumstances. So here's a look at few of Bollywood's most loved dacoits.
Here's a scene from another of his dacoit film 'Kachche Dhage':
Amitabh Bachchan in 'Ganga Ki Saugandh': Before he became Don and Kalia, Amitabh Bachchan played a dacoit in 'Ganga Ki Saugandh' who was forced by the circumstances to take up arms. Set in a village which is terrorized by Amjad Khan, Amitabh plays a very naive young man who becomes a bandit to avenge the death of his mother.
Here's a scene from the film: