Kangana Ranaut once again brings us a complex leading lady in Simran. Her name is Praful and she is a divorcee who is starting life afresh. But she has a secret: Praful has a gambling habit and she is ready to steal for it.
While we wait for Simran to release, let’s take a look at other Bollywood films which introduced us to charming thieves.
Bunty Aur Babli (2005)
Bunty Aur Babli, directed by Shaad Ali, introduced us to the jodi of thieves whose shenanigans captured the audience’s heart. With Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee, Amitabh Bachchan, and a guest appearance by Aishwarya Rai, this film was truly memorable.
Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008)
The film directed by Dibakar Banerjee starred Abhay Deol, Paresh Rawal, Neetu Chandra and Richa Chadda. It is the story of a Delhi boy who grows up to become the city’s best known ‘super chor’. Lovinder ‘Lucky’ Singh uses his charm to rob people and everyone was cheering for this anti-hero.
Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl (2011)
Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl, directed by Maneesh Sharma, was a refreshing and charming con film. The film starring Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Parineeti Chopra and Aditi Sharma, revolves around Ricky Bahl, who woos women and then robs them. The plot gets interesting when the jilted women unite and hire Anushka Sharma aka Ishika to rob Ricky.
Special 26 (2013)
Special 26 was directed by Neeraj Pandey and featured superstar Akshay Kumar, Kajal Aggarwal, Jimmy Shergill, Manoj Bajpai and Anupam Kher. The film told the story of the world's most intelligent robbery ever and was based on a true story.
Dolly Ki Doli (2015)
Sonam Kapoor plays a bride-on-the-run who has a simple career-plan; to con rich bachelors, sweep them off their feet and then dump them just as quickly. The comedy also starred Rajkummar Rao, Pulkit Samrat and Varun Sharma.
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