Best Bollywood films you should watch
Dubbed as ‘Bollywood’ because it’s based in the city of Mumbai or Bombay, Bollywood is one of the most thriving genres in the film industry. Rife with talented actors as well as producers and directors, Bollywood has produced some of the most recognized titles in the film production industry.
From costume to production set, you will marvel at the keen attention to detail that they put in Bollywood films. Moreover, they also tackle societal issues pervading in India. Here are some of the best Bollywood films we’ve collated just for you!
Starring Aamir Khan, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, and Kareena Kapoor, 3 Idiots is a film about three students who meet in a popular engineering university in Mumbai. This movie tackles the story of friendship and adolescence. Often referred to as a contemporary classic in India, this movie will make you laugh and cry as you follow the struggles of Rancho, Raju and Farhan.
Rang de Basanti
Another contemporary classic, Rang de Basanti tells the story of a British girl who wants to tell the stories of popular Indian revolutionaries through a documentary.
She goes to India and meets a motley crew of college students who are caught up in their own struggles. As they form an unlikely friendship, each character discovers that they’re fueled by the same rage to dismantle the corrupt system in their country.
What makes Rang de Basanti more exciting is that it also casts Aamir Khan, Sharman Joshi, and R Madhavan and a couple of other talented actors and actresses such as Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kapoor, and Siddhart.
Starring Shah Rukh Khan, Swades follows the story of an astronaut from NASA who comes back to his hometown after a few to find his nanny. Swades is a heartwarming film that tells the struggles of a person while searching for his identity.
Directed by Govind Nihalani, Ardh Satya is a story of a cop portrayed by Om Puri, who is hindered by the corrupt system to come after a crooked politician. Moreover, this film also tackles police brutality in India, specifically in the Bombay Force.
The movie is a bit treacly at times, but it laters picks up when Puri is forced to seek help from the politician he’s chasing after he accidentally killed a thief.
Directed by Vishal Bhadwaj, Omkara is often referred to as the modern version of Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’. Set in the beautiful landscapes of Uttar Pradesh, this movie follows the story of Omi (Saif Ali Khan), an enforcer for one of the deadliest gangs in the city.
He commits a crime against a politician. He gatecrashes a wedding and abducts the bride, Dolly, played by Kareen Kapoor. If you want to watch a film with drama, action, and romance, this film is a good choice.
Wake up Sid
Wake Up Sid follows the story of a spoiled college student Sid, who’s aimlessly living his life by going to parties and missing classes.
During a school party, Sid meets an independent writer, Aisha, and the two struck an unlikely friendship. As Sid hangs out with Aisha, he realizes his shortcomings and slowly learns how to live his life without depending on his parents and others.