Most Famous Bollywood Movies

This coming-of-age dramedy follows three engineering students’ trials and tribulations, offering a tongue-in-cheek critique of the state of the Indian education system and the stress it creates.

“Lagaan” translates to “Agricultural Tax,” but don’t let that put you off. Only within the genius that is Bollywood could a movie about a town outraged by an unprecedented tax increase also be this genuinely engrossing and earn an Oscar nom. It doesn’t hurt that the villagers end up playing a game of cricket against the British army officers for the right not to pay it.

Priyanka Chopra stars in this inspirational sports film as the real-life boxing icon Chungneijang Mary Kom Hmangte(opens in new tab), who went from farming the fields of Manipur to fighting in the ring. Eventually, she became a six-time World Amateur Boxing champion.

 

What do you get when you take some of Bollywood’s most prolific actors (Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Kajol, and Kareena Kapoor) and put them all in one movie about a well-off, prominent family in Delhi struggling to maintain its legacy? Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, that’s what. The family drama is a heartbreaking story about the ties that bind us but can also break us. And it’s so, so, so good.

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