The 2004 Bollywood crime thriller ‘Black Friday’ directed by one of my favourite directors Anurag Kashyap. The movie is based on 1993 Bombay Bombings and is based on S.Hussain Zaidi’s book “Dongri to Dubai” which showcases six decades of Bombay underworld.
The movie received lot of appreciation around the globe but the Indian Censor Board did not allowed the movie to be released in India for three years and the movie was later released in the year 2007.
According to me this movie is the best Bollywood movie based on true events which showcases all the facts about the blasts.
However,the important aspect of this movie is the direction of ‘Anurag Kashyap’ and also the actors who played their roles brillaintly.
1: ‘Vijay Maurya’ as Dawood Ibrahm:
There are many Bollywood movies which were based on Mumbai underworld and many actors have also played Dawood Ibrahim whether it be Akshay Kumar in “Once upon a time in Mumbai dobara” but no one can still match the intensity of Vijay Maurya as Dawood.
2: ‘Imtiaz Ali’ as Yakub Memon:
Well we have seen Imtiaz Ali as a talented director of Bollywood but in ‘Black Friday’ he plays the role of Yakub Memon. Though not a big role but it’s worth watching.
3: ‘Aditya Srivastava’ as Badshah Khan:
Aditya Srivastava is popularly known for playing Abhijeet in the TV crime show CID but we don’t know about his great performances in many movies including Paanch(2003),Gulaal(2009) and many more Bollywood movies.
He also impresses us as Badshah Khan in this movie. He is definitely an underrated talent of Bollywood.
4: ‘Pavan Malhotra’ as Tiger Memon:
Tiger Memon who is considered as the mastermind of the blasts is one of the darkest character in the movie and is very well played by Pavan Malhotra.
5: ‘Kay Kay Memon and the team’
On the other hand Kay Kay Memon and other actors who play the investigating officers also impresses us with their stellar performances.
‘BLACK FRIDAY’ is one of the very few Bollywood movies which has all the material that is required for a great movie and I consider it as one of the best movies based on true events.
Best Direction by ‘Anurag Kashyap’ and impressive performance by all the actors.