10 Indian family movies to watch during lockdown

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The outbreak of the coronavirus affects all parts of the country. In order to avoid the spread of the virus, the government has taken many precautions and prevention steps. Among the precautions, the whole country lockdown is followed by many countries around the world.

Well, in this article today we are going to tell you about 10 Indian family movies that you can watch during lockdown.

 

1. Maine Pyar Kiya 

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Maine Pyar Kiya is a family musical film, focusing on a rich boy romance with a poor girl. Suman is the daughter of a poor mechanic Karan (Alok Nath) who leaves her with his rich friend Kishan (Rajiv Verma) before going abroad. Suman is befriended by Kishan’s son Prem and they fall in love. However, Jeevan (Mohnish Bahl), the son of Kishan’s business associate Ranjeet (late Ajit Vachani), is a big stumbling block for the two lovers.

Maine Pyar Kiya emerged as a major critical and commercial success, with a lifetime worldwide gross of ₹308.1 million at the box office, becoming the highest-grossing Bollywood film of the year and the highest-grossing Indian film of the 1980s. The film is said to be the inspiration of 2005 Telugu blockbuster Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana directed by Prabhu Deva. Later that film led to remakes in seven other languages including Tamil, Hindi and Kannada. And another Salman Khan’s film Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya was partially inspired from this movie.

2. Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!

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Hum Aaapke Hai Koun is a story about sacrificing one’s love for one’s family.  It contributed to a change in the Indian film industry, with new methods of distribution and a turn towards less violent stories. It was the first Indian film to gross over ₹1 billion, and when adjusted for inflation, is the highest grossing Indian film of the 1990s and also still one of the highest-earning Bollywood films ever.

3. Dilwalwe Dulhania Le Jayenge

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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayege also familiar as DDLJ is an all-time romantic Indian film.  The plot revolves around Raj (Shah Rukh Khan) and Simran (Kajol), two young non-resident Indians, who fall in love during a vacation through Europe with their friends. Raj tries to win over Simran’s family so the couple can marry, but Simran’s father has long since promised her hand to his friend’s son. The film was shot in India, London and Switzerland, from September 1994 to August 1995. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge became the highest grossing Bollywood film of the year, and one of the most successful Indian films in history.

 It is the longest-running film in the history of Indian cinema. As of 2019, over 20 years after its first release, it is still being shown at the Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai.

Indian family movies to watch during lockdown

4. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

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The film tells the story of three college campus friends, Rahul Khanna (Shah Rukh Khan), Anjali Sharma (Kajol) and Tina Khanna (Rani Mukerji). The plot combines two love triangles set years apart. The first half covers friends on a college campus, while the second tells the story of a widower’s young daughter who tries to reunite her dad with his old friend. Filmed in India, Mauritius, and Scotland, this was Johar’s directorial debut. One of his goals for the film was to set a new level for style in Hindi cinema.

The film received numerous accolades, including the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment and awards in the “Best Film” category at the Filmfare Awards, Zee Cine Awards, Screen Awards, and Bollywood Movie Awards.

5. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… 

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The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor, with Rani Mukerji appearing in an extended special appearance. The film tells the story of an Indian family, which faces troubles and misunderstandings over their adopted son’s marriage to a girl belonging to a lower socio-economic group than them. The film emerged as a major commercial success, both domestically and internationally. The film won several awards at popular award ceremonies the following year, including five Filmfare Awards.

6. Kal Ho Naa Ho 

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The film stars Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, and Preity Zinta, with Sushma Seth, Reema Lagoo, Lillete Dubey, and Delnaaz Paul in supporting roles. It tells the story of Naina Catherine Kapur, a pessimistic and uptight MBA student. She falls in love with her neighbour Aman Mathur, a terminally ill patient who tries to get Naina and her friend Rohit Patel to fall in love with each other, since he fears she will grieve for him if he reciprocates her feelings.

It explores several themes, such as the depiction of non-resident Indians, inter-caste marriage, terminal illness, and homosexuality through innuendo and homosocial bonding. It won two National Film Awards, eight Filmfare Awards, thirteen International Indian Film Academy Awards, six Producers Guild Film Awards, three Screen Awards, and two Zee Cine Awards in 2004.

7. 3 Idiots

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The 3 idiots is a comedy-drama movie directed by Rajkumar Hirani. The film follows the friendship of three students at an Indian engineering college and Farhan and Raju form a great bond with Rancho due to his positive and refreshing thoughts.

The lead roles are played by Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Sharman Joshi. The movie is narrated through parallel dramas, one half of the movie is present and the other half of the movie is ten years in the past. The Aamir khan played a lead role and describes the social pressures on the Indian education system. This is one of the best movies that have a huge fan base in Bollywood.

8. Dangal

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Dangal is the Indian-Hindi sports film which is directed by Nitesh Tiwari and produced by Aamir Khan and he is also taking part in the movie. Aamir khan played a role as an amateur wrestler and trained his daughter’s Geeta and Babita to become India’s first female wrestlers.

This movie portrays the struggle that has been faced by a family with four daughters and the struggle of the woman who is trying hard to achieve their success. This movie had reached fame in many parts of India and the film had reached record-breaking commercial success. The way he trains his daughter and the way he motivates his daughter is the best part of the scenes in the movie. The screenplay and the background score of the movie also gained more attention from viewers. So you can spend the best 3 hours of the lockdown by watching the Dangal movie.

9. PK

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The film follows an alien who comes to Earth on a research mission, but loses his remote to a thief, who later sells it to a godman. He befriends a television journalist and in his quest to retrieve the remote, questions religious dogmas and superstitions. The film stars Aamir Khan in the titular role with Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput, Boman Irani, Saurabh Shukla and Sanjay Dutt in pivotal roles.

It received generally positive reviews, with praise for the performances, particularly by Khan, and its portrayal of superstitions. The film received eight nominations at the 60th Filmfare Awards, winning two.

10. Piku 

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The film stars Deepika Padukone as the titular protagonist, Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan, with Moushumi Chatterjee and Jisshu Sengupta portraying supporting roles. The film emerged as a commercial success worldwide.

Piku earned ₹141 crore (equivalent to ₹171 crore or US$24 million in 2019) worldwide.