If you follow me on Instagram you know I LOVE Bollywood movies. I average one Bollywood movie per day- on a good week- while other weeks I aim for 3 to 5. This might sound mind boggling to those who barely watch a movie per month, but as a writer (especially one penning her own Bollywood script!!!) I find inspiration, challenge, and intrigue in watching other movies. I guess Bollywood movies- or rather, movies in general are the closes thing to co-workers I have right now. I like following writers, producers, and actors and pickup on even the slightest detail: an object in the background to foreshadow the ending, how the actor communicates an emotion despite not having a line, and thinking about how I would rewrite scenes if this plot was presented to me. In particular, there are a handful of movies I return to over the weeks and noticed they were all mid to late 2000’s Bollywood- maybe there was something in the water during this era? Whether you’re a writer in search of inspiration or a movie lover like myself, dive into the features below!
The Best modern Bollywood Movies From 2010-2019
Ok Jaanu (2017)
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Two ambitious people fall in love after meeting at a wedding. They decide on a no-strings-attached live-in relationship, but doubt their decision when their careers pull them apart.
Starring: Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur
A Gentleman (2017)
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Gaurav is based in Miami and wants to marry his girlfriend Kavya, but she wants her partner to be more adventurous. When he goes on an assignment to Mumbai, he is mistaken for Rishi, who works for a spy unit, and his entire life turns upside down.
Starring: Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez
Set in 1945, in Pre-Independent India, ‘Kalank’ is the story of a vivid and ethereal world, lost when the fire of Partition engulfs the city and the country. It’s the story of the shades of Reds in their lives as they yearn for hues of love while Husnabad gets soaked in the reds of violence and revenge.
Starring: Aditya Roy Kapur, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt, and Madhuri Dixit
Guest Iin London (2019)
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A young couple in London struggle to live with their estranged aunt and uncle who turn up at their house uninvited.
Starring: Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Kharbanda
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Baar Baar Dekho (2016)
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A time-traveling mathematical genius, Jai Verma, realizes the value of his present. When he gets a chance to go back in time, he intends to rectify some of the mistakes he had made in the past.
Starring: Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif
Two commitment-phobic young people living in Paris enter into a casual relationship that turns out to be fraught with more emotion and intermittent break-ups than they can handle. They keep drifting apart.
Starring: Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor
Film description source: Google