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B'wood cops in shades of gray

Movies | Sujata Chakrabarti | February 17, 2011, 6:26 pm
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[caption id="attachment_786008"] Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Kaminey' actually portrayed a police officer and his assistant ferrying drugs. In fact, towards the end of the film, Bhope Bhau (Amol Gupte) even almost convinces the police to take a share of the money earned from selling the drugs. [/caption]

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 Salman Khan plays a corrupt cop but with a good heart, in the film.

Salman Khan plays a corrupt cop but with a good heart, in the film.

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[caption id="attachment_786010"] In this Mani Ratnam film, what starts off as a positive depiction of the police force - trying to nab local goons - the movie gradually proceeds to show that the police have no qualms in terrorising and abusing the local tribes of the region. [/caption]

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 Directed by Shimit Amin, the film shows a junior police officer, played by Yashpal Sharma turning against his superior played by Nana Patekar and plotting to kill him in the greed for power.

Directed by Shimit Amin, the film shows a junior police officer, played by Yashpal Sharma turning against his superior played by Nana Patekar and plotting to kill him in the greed for power.

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 Paresh Rawal plays a ruthless policeman who does not deter from misusing his power.

Paresh Rawal plays a ruthless policeman who does not deter from misusing his power.

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[caption id="attachment_786013"] Atul Kulkarni plays an unscrupulous cop who can go to any length to attain his goal. [/caption]

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[caption id="attachment_786014"] Ajay Devgn is the new SP of Tejpur district and finds out that the local police is involved in a lot of corruption and crime in the region. [/caption]

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[caption id="attachment_786015"] In Prakash Jha's 'Raajneeti', the police is depicted as being caught between warring political parties, often showing their loyalties towards the people in power. [/caption]

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 In this film, a police inspector is actually shown helping Vidya Balan in trying to keep the witnesses from going back on their police statements, but in one scene, the same inspector confesses to Vidya's character (Sabrina) that he had accepted bribe from the accused man's father for not using brute force on him in the interrogation room.

In this film, a police inspector is actually shown helping Vidya Balan in trying to keep the witnesses from going back on their police statements, but in one scene, the same inspector confesses to Vidya's character (Sabrina) that he had accepted bribe from the accused man's father for not using brute force on him in the interrogation room.

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[caption id=<img class="size-full wp-image-786017" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/dummarodumfinal316.jpg" alt="While in some films, cops have been glorified as heroes, in some they have been portrayed as the baddies. Here are a few films, where the khaki-clad men have not been shown in very good light.

Rohan Sippy's new film 'Dum Maro Dum' that shows the dark underbelly of Goa came under the scanner of the Goa state police fearing that they might have been shown in a negative light in the movie. We can only wait and watch what the police department's verdict will be.

Text by Sujata Chakrabarti, Picture Courtesy: Film stills" /> While in some films, cops have been glorified as heroes, in some they have been portrayed as the baddies. Here are a few films, where the khaki-clad men have not been shown in very good light.

Rohan Sippy's new film 'Dum Maro Dum' that shows the dark underbelly of Goa came under the scanner of the Goa state police fearing that they might have been shown in a negative light in the movie. We can only wait and watch what the police department's verdict will be.

Text by Sujata Chakrabarti, Picture Courtesy: Film stills[/caption]" title="[caption id="attachment_786017"]<img class="size-full wp-image-786017" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/dummarodumfinal316.jpg" alt="While in some films, cops have been glorified as heroes, in some they have been portrayed as the baddies. Here are a few films, where the khaki-clad men have not been shown in very good light.

Rohan Sippy's new film 'Dum Maro Dum' that shows the dark underbelly of Goa came under the scanner of the Goa state police fearing that they might have been shown in a negative light in the movie. We can only wait and watch what the police department's verdict will be.

Text by Sujata Chakrabarti, Picture Courtesy: Film stills" />
While in some films, cops have been glorified as heroes, in some they have been portrayed as the baddies. Here are a few films, where the khaki-clad men have not been shown in very good light.

Rohan Sippy's new film 'Dum Maro Dum' that shows the dark underbelly of Goa came under the scanner of the Goa state police fearing that they might have been shown in a negative light in the movie. We can only wait and watch what the police department's verdict will be.

Text by Sujata Chakrabarti, Picture Courtesy: Film stills[/caption]">

[caption id="attachment_786017"]<img class="size-full wp-image-786017" src="http://revamp.ibnlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/dummarodumfinal316.jpg" alt="While in some films, cops have been glorified as heroes, in some they have been portrayed as the baddies. Here are a few films, where the khaki-clad men have not been shown in very good light.

Rohan Sippy's new film 'Dum Maro Dum' that shows the dark underbelly of Goa came under the scanner of the Goa state police fearing that they might have been shown in a negative light in the movie. We can only wait and watch what the police department's verdict will be.

Text by Sujata Chakrabarti, Picture Courtesy: Film stills" />
While in some films, cops have been glorified as heroes, in some they have been portrayed as the baddies. Here are a few films, where the khaki-clad men have not been shown in very good light.

Rohan Sippy's new film 'Dum Maro Dum' that shows the dark underbelly of Goa came under the scanner of the Goa state police fearing that they might have been shown in a negative light in the movie. We can only wait and watch what the police department's verdict will be.

Text by Sujata Chakrabarti, Picture Courtesy: Film stills[/caption]

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 Kiran Kumar plays a notorious cop who helps Shah Rukh Khan's character to frame Madhuri Dixit for attempted murder.

Kiran Kumar plays a notorious cop who helps Shah Rukh Khan's character to frame Madhuri Dixit for attempted murder.

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[caption id="attachment_786019"] In the early scenes of the film, Anil Kapoor who plays Lakhan is portrayed as a corrupt police officer who has invested in real estate with the money he earns through corrupt deals. He not only joins a group of crooks but also is on their pay-rolls. [/caption]

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