Get into the spirit of the Festival of Lights by watching the best Bollywood movies with your loved ones.
With Deepavali around the corner, the thought of surrounding your family with delicious food and candy sounds like a big bundle of joy. It seems appropriate to have the best Bollywood movies on TV to get you in the party mood. Choosing the right movie is crucial for family bonding sessions and keeping you entertained with the catchy music, the gripping storytelling and, not to mention, the beautiful choreography.
Below are our top Bollywood movies that appeal to all moviegoers. We guarantee these movies will brighten up your day just like the celebration of Deepavali.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
This tale from the 90s will transport you to simpler times. Starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukerji, this classic film revolves around a love triangle between three college friends. Anjali (played by Kajol) has always loved his best friend Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan), but her heart longs for the love of Tina (Rani Mukerji). Over the years, Rahul and Tina’s daughter plans to reunite Anjali with her father according to Tina’s last wish.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham follows Yash (played by Amitabh Bachchan), a billionaire businessman in Delhi, and his two sons Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) and Rohan (Hrithik Roshan). Growing up in a household loyal to patriarchy and traditions, Yash denies Rahul after discovering that his son has fallen in love and marries Anjali (Kajol) – who comes from a lower social class – without his father’s blessing. A decade passes and Rohan realizes how the family is falling apart without Rahul and plans to reunite the family again.
We are a family
As a remake of the 1998 film Stepmother, this film takes us through the life of divorced mother Maya (Kajol) and her three children who run a happy household until her ex-husband introduces his fashion designer girlfriend, Shreya, (played by Kareena Kapoor) to the family. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned as the children looked down on Shreya. However, those feelings changed when Maya was diagnosed with cancer.
This dramatic comedy follows three best friends and their adventures as engineering students at a prestigious school. The story takes viewers through a series of flashbacks and into the present, where longtime friends Qureshi and Raju search for their long-lost companion Rancho, who abruptly left during the graduation ceremony and n is never seen again.
Dear Zindagi (translated as Dear Life) follows Kaira (Alia Bhatt), a promising cinematographer who is unhappy with her life. After her break-up, she is evicted from her apartment and is unhappy with her job. She later meets the free-spirited psychologist Jug (Shah Rukh Khan) who helps her discover a new perspective on life. Fun fact: The film receives high praise for its magnificent screenplay, music, and performance.
The White Tiger
Based on New York Times bestselling book, The White Tiger follows Balram (Adarsh Gourvav), a young man from a poor village who works as a driver for a wealthy family. Balram assists the young couple (along with Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Rajkummar Rao) who treat him with respect, unlike other family members. However, an unexpected turn of events involving him and the young couple leads Balram to use his wit to escape poverty with ingenious plans up his sleeve.
Hasee Toh Phasee
This romantic comedy will make your heart turn pale. The film follows Nikhil (Sidharth Malhotra), a struggling businessman who is about to marry the love of his life, Karishma. A week before the wedding, Nikhil is tasked with keeping an eye on Karishma’s mischievous sister, Neeta, and preventing her from ruining their marriage and stealing money from their father again. Nikhil soon discovers that there is more to his geek personality and realizes that he is marrying the wrong girl.
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