10 Greatest Bollywood Spy Movies of all time

The ‘spy’ genre is an interesting niche. And when we talk about Bollywood spy movies, it’s like ‘espionage on the cake’! It brings adventure, massive hideous activities, and deals with undercover agents. Life of a spy revolves around lies and deceit. While Hollywood has always taken an upper hand with James Bond at the rescue, we would like to tell you; Bollywood has left no behind. Following in the footsteps, there have been numerous Bollywood spy movies of the decade. The roots were the same by using a gadget laced hero who is fighting a bunch of goons and is going to save the damsel in distress.

One can’t even deny how fun these movies are to watch. It has the perfect ingredients of entertainment –

* A good ministry, and

* Intelligent characters

While Hollywood has already mastered the art of entertainment in spy movies, Bollywood is not behind either. We have handpicked a list of the best Bollywood spy movies of the decade.

Let’s take a glance at some of the best Bollywood spy movies so far –

  1. 16 December
  2. Agent Vinod
  3. Baby
  4. Raazi
  5. Mukhbiir
  6. D-Day
  7. Vishwaroopam
  8. Kahaani
  9. Ek Tha Tiger
  10. Madras Cafe

Check out this amazing list of some decade-old Bollywood Spy movies!


  1. 16 December (2002)

IMDb: 6.9/10

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This date was marked as when India won the war against Pakistan to liberate Bangladesh. The movie depicts a secret agency that discovers the efforts of how the nuclear attack on India happened from a terrorist group. It is one of the high-stakes nail-biting, drenching spy movies of all time! One of the very popular casts of this movie is Milind Soman, Danny Denzongpa, and more.

  1. Agent Vinod (2012)

IMDb: 5.2/10

It is the remake of the movie that was presented in the year 1977. This movie stars Saif Ali Khan who fights for his colleague’s death, Rajan and later gets to know that there is a bigger conspiracy planned. The action, thriller, clever spy movie makes it an exciting watch. Saif Ali Khan acts as an international agent who is traveling across the globe to find out the reason for the murder.

  1. Baby (2015)

IMDb: 8/10

Akshay Kumar portrays the best acting in this movie, accompanied by other co-stars, such as Rana Daggubati, Anupam Kher, Danny Denzongpa, and more. We say no more! This movie shows how India to convert units works. Baby is the last mission that needs to prevent the attacks of terrorists in the country. Watch this movie that holds no barriers and has done brilliant acting throughout.

  1. Raazi (2018)

IMDb: 7.8/10

This movie is inspired by the real events of an Indian spy, Sehmat Khan. One of the popular millennial actors, Alia Bhatt did a fantastic job and it was awarded as the best films of the year. She worked as a RAW agent who becomes an informant and risks her life for her motherland – India.

  1. Mukhbiir (2008)

IMDb: 7/10

‘Mukhbiir’ refers to the term informer. It explains how a police officer plays a hypocrite role in society, a double trouble life. A young lad, who has gotten out of the juvenile prison becomes a fresh police officer. The spy-fi comes when he uncovers that there’s organ trafficking going on, and he is living the life on the verge of extinction. To live a double life has become a burden on his soul. Mani Shankar beautifully showed the bigger picture and the dynamics changing of the pawns of the game

  1. D-Day (2013)

IMDb: 7.2/10

It describes how a bunch of Indian spies infiltrate Pakistan to kill a man code-named Goldman. While everyone has a different perspective for this movie, you need to see this movie to create a review in your mind. Nikhil Advani is the director of this movie. It has been appreciated by many critics and audiences likewise. Watch this one of the famous spy-fi films to unveil how the plan of catching the undercover alive went wrong as that forms the crux.

  1. Vishwaroopam (2013)

IMDb: 8.2/10

The movie revolves around an ambitious woman, Nirupama who is studying in the USA and marries Viswanathan. Some incidents later, she realizes that there is something curious and she goes on a spy trail to suspect that. The movie breaches the insight of global terrorism.

It had a huge controversy of depicting religion in bad fame. Certainly, after the release, it was announced that it‘s the finest spy movie.

  1. Kahaani (2012)

IMDb: 8.1/10

Directed by Sujoy Ghosh, this movie is based on a software engineer woman who travels to Kolkata all over from London. The woman is pregnant and is in her trimester period. That’s where she found her husband missing and she reports it to the nearest police station. Watch this as the finest work of the spy movies which is revealed in the final revelation.

  1. Ek Tha Tiger (2012)

IMDb: 5.5/10

When the two biggest Bollywood actors meet, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif; what do you expect? A splash of magic. Salman Khan is depicted as the Indian agent, whereas Katrina Kaif is shown as a Pakistani ISI agent. It totally fits in our top list of romantic spy-fi films.

  1. Madras Cafe (2013)

IMDb: 7.7/10

This film has won millions of hearts. It starts with the assassination of the former prime minister, Rajiv Gandhi. Shoojit Sircar has revealed The realms of Indian politics shown through espionage.

Final Verdict

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These are the most famous Bollywood spy movies of all time. Which one do you like the most? Let us know in the comment section below if we have missed out on any good movie from the list.