According to the 2021 report of the Transparency International Index, which monitors corruption, India ranks 85th with 40 points. In the year 2020 too, India got only 40 numbers, but the ranking was 86. In this way, if we look at the figures of the last 6 years, India has dropped 9 places. That is, according to these figures, corruption has been reduced in India, but the recovery of crores of rupees from an IAS officer in Jharkhand is revealing these figures.
After the action of the Enforcement Directorate against Jharkhand Secretary of Mines Pooja Singhal and his close associates, around Rs 19 crore in cash was recovered. The situation was that you had to call the machine to count that money hidden under the bed. Not only this, some Rs 150 crore worth of property documents have also been found during the action. After the disclosure of this matter, it has become clear that whatever claims are made to curb corruption after demonetization, the situation is only three pieces of cover.
Movies have shown the problems of society from time to time on the big screen. From child marriage, the dowry system to the highs and lows, untouchability and the caste system has been depicted as a stigma to society through movies. Similarly, large cases of fraud and corruption in our country have been shown through movies. Be it the Harshad Mehta stock scam or the Telgi stump scam. A movie called Big Bull has been made in one, then it has been announced that a movie will be made in the other.
There was also a web series scam in 1992 about the misdeeds of Harshad Mehta who did a Rs 4000 crore stock scam, which was broadcast on Voot. Similarly, in Ajay Devgan’s film Raid, the action against the corrupt has been shown very brilliantly. After watching this movie, you understand how corrupt people hide their money in their houses. Viewers are shocked to see the ways to hide their money. But our investigative agencies are faster than these scammers.
Let’s take a look at the top movies that exposed major corruption…
1. Cinema- Raid
Release date: March 16, 2018
Where can I watch – Disney Plus Hotstar?
The crime drama film ‘Red’ released in the year 2018 is directed by Rajkumar Gupta. In this one, actors like Ajay Devgan, Ileana D’Cruz, Sanand Verma and Saurabh Shukla have important roles. In the film, Ajay Devgan plays the role of Amay Patnaik, an income tax officer, who raids Tauji’s (Saurabh Shukla) house and recovers millions of rupees. It is said to be the first film about the income tax raid, which is based on true events. In fact, in 1980, there was an income tax raid on the MLA Sardar Inder Singh Congress house in Kanpur. In this, black money and gold worth about Rs 420 crore was recovered. To count the money received in this raid, a team of 45 people was hired, who carried out continuous counts for 18 hours. 200 police officers were deployed to protect the income tax officers involved in this raid. People liked this film very much, it can be gauged by the fact that the film made with a budget of Rs 42 million earned Rs 155 million.
2. Cinema- The great bull
Release date: April 8, 2021
Where can I watch – Disney Plus Hotstar?
The movie ‘The Big Bull’ has been released on the Disney Plus Hotstar OTT platform. It stars Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan and actress Ileana D’Cruz along with Sohum Shah, Nikhil Dutta, Varun Sharma, Chunky Pandey, Kumud Mishra, and Lekha Prajapati in the lead roles. The film is produced by Ajay Devgan along with Anand Pandit, Vikrant Sharma, and Kumar Mangat Pathak. ‘The Big Bull’ is inspired by the story of stockbroker Harshad Mehta’s 4,000 share swindle. That is why the names of the real characters in the film have also been changed. Harshad Mehta’s character name in this is Hemant Shah. This role is played by Abhishek Bachchan. The way he talks, walks, talks, walks, his swagger, confidence, mannerisms and body language, everything is as if Harshad Mehta himself has come to life on the big screen. To know how corruption was taking deep root in our country, how everything from stockbrokers to politicians got involved in it, how the media denounced scams, you have to watch the movie.
3. Movie: Gabbar is back
Release date: May 1, 2015
Where can I watch – Netflix and Voot
The movie ‘Gabbar is Back’ is also known simply as ‘Gabbar’. The director of this action movie is Krish and the producer is Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Suman Talwar, Sunil Grover, and Jaideep Ahlawat have major roles along with Akshay Kumar and Shruti Haasan in the film. Kareena Kapoor has also appeared in a cameo. The film is a Hindi remake of the 2002 Tamil film ‘Ramanna’, which was directed by AR Murugadoss. It is named after Gabbar Singh, the villain of the 1975 hit Hindi movie ‘Sholay’. In the film, actor Akshay Kumar is seen fighting against corruption. The government official who commits corruption is himself sentenced to death. In this movie, Gabbar has his own team of his parallel to the police, who keep giving information about such corrupt people and keep killing them. In this way, people also begin to be afraid of doing corruption. The film gives a very good message at the end that if there is corruption in the country, even Gabbar will not have to be born.
4. Film- Finger
Release date: November 28, 2014
where can i watch – netflix
The crime drama film Finger which was released in the year 2014 is directed by Rensil De Sliva. The film stars Emraan Hashmi, Randeep Hooda, Kangana Ranaut, Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi, Neil Bhupalam, and Sanjay Dutt in the lead roles. This is a different movie made in the fight against corruption, in which a gang fights its fight against corruption in a unique way, but in the eyes of the law they are all wrong. A gang is formed under the leadership of actor Emraan Hashmi, whose name is Finger. The people of that gang point their fingers at the work of the officials and leaders involved in corruption and thus expose their dark deeds. Sanjay Dutt is in the police role in this.