SPY MOVIES THAT YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY BINGE, Too much, just too much has been going around recently. Starting from the Australian fires to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have lost a lot of resources, property, life, living and hope! A large portion of the population is disturbed and disillusioned by the grim reality of poverty, despair and helplessness that has been exposed by the pandemic. The situation calls for distractions and what can be better than movies based on escapism! Sophisticated death and treachery schemes, brushes with death, corporate and government secrets, double crosses, unrecognizable disguises and so much more- aren’t these the perfect things that you will love in any escapist film? Then spy shows are the most perfect for you!
Here’s a compilation of some of the best spy stories that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home.
- Ek Tha Tiger (2012 film)- A classic tale of falling for your enemy, this film by writer and director Kabir Khan narrates the life of a RAW agent with the code name ‘Tiger’ (Salman Khan). He is sent to Dublin, Ireland where he is required to keep a watch on a nuclear scientist of Indian origin who is suspected of sharing his research with the defense organization of Pakistan. He befriends the scientist’s assistant Zoya (Katrina Kaif) and falls for her. The rest is all thrills and actions!
- Baby (2015 film)- A covert counter-episonage team named ‘Baby’ is formed after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks which is led by intelligence officer Ajay Singh (Akshay Kumar) attempts to save the nation against another impending terrorist attack led by a group with a maniacal leader. The catch is that if they are caught, the government will deny their connection to India and would take no responsibility. With the progress of the story, the team faces escalating challenges with time running against them.
- Raazi (2008 film)- A dramatical adaptation of the 2008 book ‘Calling Sehmat’ by Harinder Sikka, this movie directed by Meghna Gulzar and starring Aliya Bhatt is a well knit story of how a Kashmiri college student is convinced by her ailing father to get married into a military based family of Pakistan to send important information to India. She undergoes sharp training as a spy and tries to obtain and pass information with her charm.
- The 39 Steps (1935 film)- A revolutionary film of the time, this movie by Alfred Hitchcock is aesthetically pleasing and a masterpiece. This classic spy film elevated the position of Alfred as a leading director in the genre. The themes that he employed became a hallmark of his movies. This film was about a resident of London, Richard Hanny who tries to help a counter-episonage agent. However, he stands accused when the agent is killed. He goes on a mission to prove his innocence and prevent a corrupt cabal known as the 39 steps from stealing important top information.
The other films that you can watch are ‘Spy Kids’, ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’, ‘Zaro Dark Thirty’ and ‘Mission: Impossible- Fallout’.