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The 10 Best Bollywood Cult Movies to Watch on Netflix

Whenever you think of the Bollywood film industry, you usually associate these extravagant films with special effects, lots of music and dancing (but a lot of music), and there is always a scene where, through some magical fan, that “breeze” that you I know it’s a prelude to a novel.



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But one thing is for sure: their storylines are capable of impacting audiences beyond their borders, which is why they’re on Netflix, as no matter the country, anyone can identify with some family conflict, get the unconditional support of friends, or discover love. . where you least expect it.

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“Om Shanti Om” (2007)

Reincarnation and revenge are themes that have been used throughout the history of cinema for a long time, and this is no exception. Om Mahija (English)Shahrukh Khanbest known as IBS) is an aspiring artist who falls in love with Shantipriya Kashyapa (Deepika Padukone), a movie star who had a hidden marriage and who tragically and mysteriously dies trying to save her, is also killed.

However, 30 years later, life takes a turn and allows Bollywood superstar Om Kapoor (SRK) to take revenge on Shanti’s killer with the help of Mahiji’s family and Sandy (Padukone), an innocent young girl who is starting her film career. and who is Shanti’s doppelgänger. Even if this movie has a predictable ending, it’s worth watching the action and drama scenes, interspersed with beautiful dancing.

“Chennai Express” (2013)

How to turn a hopeless bachelor into a man in love and capable of anything for the sake of a loved one? It seems like an unresolvable question, and perhaps there isn’t one, but at least this movie, once again starring Khan and Padukone, brings a lot of humor as language confusion can lead to love.

Rahul Mitaivala (SRK), on his journey to retrieve his grandfather’s ashes, tries to help Meenamma, a girl in need (Padukone), and ends up in a village run by the local mafia in Tamil Nadu. Rahul’s lack of knowledge of the village dialect and Meenamma’s attempts to escape the arranged marriage by saying that Rahul is her lover cause more than one problem for Rahul who, after trying so hard to escape from her and her family, ends up falling in love. .


‘Kabhi Khushi Habi Gam…’ (2001)

If there is a movie that shows family love and the aftermath of the breakup of that union, then this drama introduces viewers to Rahul Raichand (SRK), the eldest son of one of the richest families in Delhi, who is returning to study abroad. Upon his return, he meets and falls in love with Anjali Sharma (Kajol), a cheerful young girl from Chandni Chowk who lives with her father and younger sister Pooja (Kareena Kapoor Khan).

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Rahul’s rejection of his father Yash (Amitabh Bachchan) for his relationship and subsequent marriage forces him to leave the country and cut off contact with his family. Years later, Rahul’s younger brother Rohan (Hrithik Roshan), who has returned from boarding school, learns the truth about the breakup of the family and intends to fix everything and go to London in search of his brother, which creates humorous situations, but is full of brotherly love and nostalgia for the family.


“Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” (1998)

Everyone, but absolutely everyone, has experienced good and bad first love experiences, but I wonder when this situation affects the relationship of two best friends and the appearance of a third person in the equation, but hey, who doesn’t like to watch some kind of love triangle on the weekend?

This romantic comedy drama features Rahul Khanna (SRK) and Anjali Sharma (Kajol), two college best friends who were always naughty, arguing and making up while Tina Malhotra (Rani Mukerji), the director’s daughter, arrives. Love arises, but is not always mutual. However, many years later, a little girl named Anjali (Sana Said) decides to reunite her father Rahul with his true love.

‘Paheli’ (2005)

There are many films about phantom love, to the point that they should already have their own film genre, for example Ghost, Just like heaven, Corpse Brideor Casper, in which there was a slight romance, although more childish. But Pachel is not your typical supernatural love movie.

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Strange narrators tell the audience the story of Lachchi (Mukherjee), a young Rajasthan villager who marries Kishan (SHRK), the son of a merchant. During the post-wedding trip to the house of relatives, Kishan mysteriously abandons her. But when she thought she would experience the same thing as her sister-in-law, Kishan reappears, or so it seems? This is up to the audience to find out.

“Hum Saat-Saat Hain” (1999)

Family is important even to relatives: this drama shows the evolution of a family over 20 years and how one incident can change their entire relationship.

The plot focuses on the cohabitation of Vivek’s sibling (Mohnish Bahl), prem (Salman Khan), Sangita (Neelam Kothari), and Vinod (Saif Ali Khan), and how the misdeeds of Sangeeta’s son-in-law were sown in her mother, Mamta (Rima Lagu), distrust of Vivek, since he is the son of Ramkisham (Alok Nathlisten)) Chaturvedi’s late first wife. This family will have to face many difficulties until they find out what is more important, business or family.


‘Duplicate’ (1998)

What’s great about Bollywood is that there are films for all tastes and if you like action comedy this is a good option. This film deals with the classic dilemma of whether a bad person can be good and vice versa, introducing Babla and Manu (both played by Shah Rukh) to the audience.

The similarities between the two characters lead to a series of confrontations with the police in pursuit of the criminal Manu. However, Bablu is mistaken for him and only his mother and his fellow hotel worker can fix it. This movie is a good dose of humor, but with a bitter ending.

“English Babu Desi Meme” (1996)

Professional success is also often repeated in Indian films as a good job guarantees you more money and higher social status. Yes, it’s good to have a job and a stable income, but why should love be seen as an antagonist?

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The film is dedicated to Vikram Mayur (SRK), a billionaire business owner (because they are always the CEO of something), who returns to Mumbai to meet his 8-year-old nephew Nandu, the son of his deceased older brother, and bring him to London. . However, the dilemma he faces comes when he falls in love with Bijuria (Sonali Bendre), the aunt who raised the little boy all these years. Should he stay or should he leave? Only the audience will know about it.

“Hum Aapke Hein Koun” (1995)

Perhaps for cultural reasons not to express openly in families when there is a love interest, but definitely communication is so important in interpersonal relationships, but without it, moviegoers would not have interesting Bollywood stories that will make you laugh or cry.

This film focuses on the relationship of a pair of brothers Prem (Khan) and Rajesh (Bahl) and their girlfriends Nishi (Madhuri Dixit) and Pooja (Renuka Shahane). But, as happens in life, a tragic incident tests the commitment to the family and feelings for a loved one, that is, between duty and love.

‘Ram Jaane’ (1995)

Unfortunately, to this day, social differences still exist between people just because they were born in the right family. Even though this movie is an action movie, it has musical numbers and deep thematic content.

However, the plot follows Ram Jaane (SRK), an orphan who found a house on the street. During one of his many misdeeds as an adult, he is sent to an orphanage where he meets Murli (Vivek Mushram) and reunites with Bela (Juhi Chawla), a childhood friend with whom he was in love. The ending is guaranteed to be sad and leave some emptiness in the heart.

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