Lockdown’s got us all looking for new things to do, after bingeing almost everything on our watchlists. Truth is, we’re all equally attached to our beds, refusing to move, just searching for some more films to get us through the entire duration of this phase of isolation.
Your search ends here! With the sheer amount of content Bollywood has to offer, the list of films to suit any mood are endless. Before we give you our favourite picks, let’s take a little sneak peek into the industry that touches the hearts of millions of people every day.
Bollywood is one of the largest film industries in the world, rooted in Mumbai, India. The content created here reaches people from different countries, nationalities, and so many who don’t even know the language. It’s a common belief that the language of film is universal, and Bollywood is proof.
The industry was established as early as the 1890s and continues to grow rapidly to this date, generating millions of rupees each year. With films across genres to appeal to absolutely everybody, internationally Bollywood is associated with some top-notch performers including Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, and some who have also made their way into Hollywood including Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Deepika Padukone, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
A mix of modern films and classics, here are our recommendations across the genres, to keep you occupied while you spend time indoors!
Get your adrenaline pumping with this action blockbuster
Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi
Kangana Ranaut truly outdoes herself with this film based on the legend of Rani Lakshmibai, who fought long and hard for the throne during the Indian rebellion of 1857 against the British. This movie is loaded with power-packed scenes, giving you a glimpse of India’s history, and was very well received by the audience.
Laugh till your stomach hurts with this comedy classic
Andaz Apna Apna