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Bollywood Popular Movies

Bollywood Popular Movies: Bollywood has continuously produced wonderful movies over the last 70 years. It has given us the gems of superstars of the different eras ranging from legendary Dilip Kumar to the handsome hunk Hritik Roshan. And also the beautiful actresses from Madhu Bala to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The marvellous performance of the superstars not only the protagonists but also antagonists and supporting characters have made few movies more iconic and popular nationwide which are remembered to date.

Bollywood Popular Movies

If you are interested to know, which are the most popular Bollywood movies, then spare five minutes to read down the list as this article features the top 10 Bollywood popular movies handpicked from the classical era to the modern era. Let’s have a glance at the list.

No. 1 Mother India

The film portrays the poverty-stricken character of Radha, the female protagonist who survived all odds to raise her children in an Indian village. Radha’s husband Shamu ran away from home considering himself as a burden on his family as his hands were crushed under a boulder. The family got exploited over many years by a moneylender Sukhilala in lieu of a loan of a mere sum of five hundred rupees. Radha also loses her children, though survived by two of them. The movie arrays what a mother can do for their children. Though, it has an unexpected ending.

  • Movie Release Date: 14 February 1957
  • IMDb Rating:0
  • Star Cast: Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, and Raaj Kumar.
  • Director: Mehboob Khan
  • Awards: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 5th Filmfare Awards.

No. 2 Mughal-e-Azam

It is a love story between a Mughal prince Salim, and a court dancer & a maid named Anarkali. The ruling king Akbar was against the blossoming relationship between his son and a maid. This created a rift between a father and a son. Anarkali was entombed in bricks walls by the emperor but before that, she spends some time with Salim and gave him a little poison so that he doesn’t object to her being entombed. Though Anarkali’s life was spared by the king and though the prince remains unaware about it. To know the mystery behind it, just watch it now.

  • Movie Release Date: 5 August 1960
  • IMDb Rating:2
  • Star Cast: Madhubala, Dilip Kumar, Prithviraj Kapoor, and Durga Khote.
  • Director: Asif
  • Awards: Filmfare Awards for Best film, National Film Awards for best feature film in Hindi.

No. 3 Sholay

The movie name speaks for itself as we still remember the Gabbar Singh, Jai & Veeru, Basanti, and the Thakur.  The most famous Dialogues of the Indian cinema is from Sholay, the famous one-“Tera kya hoga kaliya”. The movie sets in the backdrop of a village Ramgarh where the retired policeman Thakur Baldev contracted two thieves Jai and Veeru to present the 50,000 prized dacoit Gabbar Singh to him. Gabbar had killed his family and has cut his arms that made Thakur disabled. The movie shows a love story between Veeru and Basanti, a friendship between Jai and Veeru, and an action sequence between the lead pair and Gabbar Singh.

  • Movie Release Date: 15 August 1975
  • IMDb Rating:2
  • Star Cast: Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Amjad Khan, and Sanjeev Kumar.
  • Director: Ramesh Sippy
  • Awards: Filmfare Awards for Best Editing (1976), Filmfare Best Film of 50 years (2005).

No. 4 Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

It outlines a love story garnering up between Raj and Simran, the two youngsters who met each other on a trip to Europe. Raj is a carefree boy while Simran is a simple girl tied with family values who has a strict father. Simran’s family returned to India after knowing about her and Raj and fixes her marriage with someone else. The story moves ahead of where Raj also comes to India to get back Simran by winning over her family.

  • Movie Release Date: 20 October 1995
  • IMDb Rating:1
  • Star Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Farida Jalal, Amrish Puri, and Mandira Bedi.
  • Director: Aditya Chopra
  • Awards: Filmfare Award, National Film Awards, Screen Award.

No. 5 Lagaan

The movie showcases the pre-independence era where Champaner an Indian village is burdened under heavy tax imposed by the ruling Britishers. The story spins on a bet between a British officer and a young boy named Bhuvan for a cricket match. If villagers won their taxes will be waived off and if the reverse happens the villagers have to pay three times the tax. Bhuvan gradually received support from the visitors and turn the fate of his village with his hard work and determination. The story also has a tint of romance.

  • Movie Release Date: 15 June 2001
  • IMDb Rating:1
  • Star Cast: Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley, Paul Blackthorne.
  • Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
  • Awards: Filmfare Award, National Film Awards, Zee Cine Award, IIFA Award.

No. 6 Gadar Ek Prem Katha

Gadar is a love story between an Indian Sikh name Tara Singh and a Muslim girl Sakeena. The story begins with a partition of India and Pakistan. Sakeena left behind in India and her family went to Pakistan, where Tara Singh married her to save from Sikh attackers. Later, her father befools Tara Singh and calls Sakeena back to Pakistan. Ashraf Ali, Sakeena’s father fix a wedding of his daughter with a boy of his choice. Tara Singh with his son reached the place on the wedding day and fight Ashraf Ali’s men to save his wife. The story moves with Tara Singh’s escape, courage, and bravery. In the end, Ashraf Ali accepts Tara Singh as his son-in-law, so what makes him do that? Watch now to know the whole story.

  • Movie Release Date: 15 June 2001
  • IMDb Rating:2
  • Star Cast: Sunny Deol, Ameesha Patel, Amrish Pui, and Lillete Dubey.
  • Director: Anil Sharma
  • Awards: Filmfare Special Jury IIFA Award for Best Dialogue, Bollywood Movie Award for Best Villain, Filmfare Award for Best Action Screen Award for Best Actor, and Zee Cine Award for Outstanding Performance (Actor).

No. 7 3 Idiots

“All is well, the catchphrase” has become popular after the movie was released in the year 2009. The movie gives a strong message that we should chase our dreams rather than unwillingly running after others’ expectations.  The movie shows a college background where three friends Raju, Farhan, and Rancho studied engineering. Rancho being a different thinker always believed in achieving excellence rather than success. The movie shows the pressure students face in society from college as well as from the family and they ruin their life because of that pressure.

  • Movie Release Date: 25 December 2009
  • IMDb Rating:4
  • Star Cast: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor, Boman Irani, and Mona Singh.
  • Director: Rajkumar Hirani
  • Awards: Filmfare Awards, IIFA Award for Best Film, National Film Awards.

No. 8 Pk

Pk shows an alien arriving on earth in Rajasthan. His remote of the spaceship was stolen by a thief. As the story progressed he learned the language and the way to live on the planet. He met a young girl named Jaggu, who was heartbroken as she felt betrayed by a young Pakistani man Sarfaraz. Pk innocently raises questions on various religious aspects. He labeled religious preachers as managers of god and called them a wrong number. He says that people have forgotten God and are tied up in the false system created by god’s managers. Jaggu helped him to find his remote and goes back to his planet.

  • Movie Release Date: 19 December 2014
  • IMDb Rating:1
  • Star Cast: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Boman Irani, Sushant Singh Rajput (Late).
  • Director: Rajkumar Hirani
  • Awards: Filmfare Awards, IIFA Award for Best Director, and Guild Awards.

No. 9 Bajrangi Bhaijaan

The story shows an innocent man Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi, who is a devotee of Lord Hanuman. He met a little girl on his way to meet Dayanand Pandey his father’s friends to get some work. Dayanand shelters Pawan as well as Munni thinking she might be Brahmin. Dayanand has a beautiful daughter named Rasika and love blossoms between her and Pawan. Learning upon that Munni is a Pakistani girl, Dayanand asks Pawan to send the girl back, due to riots Pawan could not get visas arrangements and contacted a travel agent who tries to sell Munni at the brothel. This makes Pawan more furious and Angry and he takes the little girl across the border under the fence without visas. Watch the movie now to see how will he manage to get Munni to meet with her parents.

  • Movie Release Date: 17 July 2015
  • IMDb Rating: Not rated
  • Star Cast: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Harshali Malhotra, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Om Puri, and Sharat Saxena.
  • Director: Kabir Khan
  • Awards: BIG Star Entertainment Awards, Filmfare Awards, Indian Television Academy Awards, International Indian Film Academy Awards.

No. 10 Baahubali Series

Baahubali series, part 1 as well as part 2 has become quite famous for its screenplay and intriguing storyline. Shivudu in search of love learns about his past legacy linked with the Kingdom of Mahishmati. The story revolves around how he wins back the kingdom and gets his mother released from the rival Bhallal Dev. Few details are as under:

  • Movie Release Date: 17 July 2015
  • IMDb Rating: Not rated
  • Star Cast: Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Tamannah, Ramya Krishna, Ranna Daggubati, and Sathyaraj.
  • Director:S. Rajamouli
  • Awards: Filmfare Awards, IIFA Utsavam Awards (Various categories).

FAQs (Bollywood Popular Movies)

Which is the most popular Bollywood movie?

Ans. Mother India is the most popular Bollywood movie. s

Which is a must-watch Bollywood movie?

Ans. Mother India, 3 Idiots  Baahubali series, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Pk are must watch.

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