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Must watch movies in Indian cinema

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Movies have become the core part of entertainment in one’s life. Imagining life without it has become boring. Indian cinema has made many great movies, and here is the list of some movies that you must watch:

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

One cannot miss talking about DDLJ while remembering Bollywood. The 1995 classic is widely considered the golden standard for Bollywood rom-com, featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol as two young people who fall in love on a backpacking trip across Europe.

Pyaasa (1957)

This 1957 musical romance is a classic. The story follows Vijay, and an unsuccessful poet mistakenly assumed to be dead, when a homeless man he gave his coat is murdered. After his “death,” Vijay’s poems are published—and wildly popular.

Mother India (1957)

This iconic movie focuses on an impoverished woman who is forced to care for her two sons alone while surviving threats from a money-lender when her husband leaves the family in disgrace. Mother India was one of the most expensive Hindi movies ever made and is considered one of the most revered movies in Bollywood history.


Sholay is the most legendary film in Indian cinema and lives still in people’s hearts and brains. This action-adventure Bollywood offering is a classic. The movie is about a retired police chief who sets out to catch a dastardly thief—with the help of two lesser criminals.

Lagaan (2001)

Lagaan, which means Agricultural tax, is an epic movie that stars Aamir Khan. It is about some villagers playing a game against the British army officers for the right not to pay it. It also earned an Oscar nom.

Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Whenever anyone thinks of friendship, one movie that pops up is Dil Chahta ha, a romantic comedy and a drama. Dil Chahta Hai, which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi, tells the stories of three college friends trying to navigate life and love after graduation.

Jodhaa Akbar (2008)

Jodhaa Akbar is a historic and romantic movie based on the real life of Queen Jodhaa and King Akbar. It concerns an arranged marriage that develops into a passionate love affair between a Rajput princess and a Mughal ruler, jeopardised by the prospect of an impending religious conflict.

Barfi (2012)  

The misadventures of a jovial man who enjoys life to the fullest are the subject of Barfi. The movie stars Priyanka Chopra as his love interest Jhilmil, a young person with autism, and Bollywood favourites Ranbir Kapoor as Barfi.

Lunch Box (2013) 

Lunch Box is such a movie that everyone must watch. It is about a woman named Ila who tries to recreate the spark in her marriage by preparing a special lunch for her (not-so-great) husband. The plan goes amiss, however, and the lunch ends in front of an antisocial widower, creating an unlikely friendship.

Queen (2014)

Queen movie is a vibe!! It is about a girl who gets left on the day of her wedding, which is a great shock to her and her family. Later she ends up deciding to take her honeymoon as a solo trip which turns into a life-changing experience. 

Is Love Enough? Sir (2018)

Rohena Gera’s iconic and heartbreaking film examines complex love, class divides, and personal ambition. In the movie, a young widow is hired as a housekeeper, and the wealthy, single man she works for falls in love.

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