12 Bollywood Movies with Sad Endings

Movies are the key ingredient of a pursuit of happiness and so the industry spends millions and billions to fulfill the desire of their audiences.

Bollywood movies are often perceived as happy-go-lucky fantasy-land but it is often the case.

There is also a responsibility associated with the industry to show the real world to its viewers and make them aware of the facts of every aspect of life.

Most of the Bollywood Movies ends with a Happy Ending, but there are few Bollywood films with tragic and sad endings.

Here by tragic and sad endings, we are not referring the usual melodrama that we often associate with Bollywood movies but of genuine sadness.

So, here presenting you the 12 Bollywood movies with sad endings

Bajirao Mastani

This movie is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, casting Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Priyanka chopra on lead roles.

Bajirao Mastani depicted the story of Peshwa Bajirao in much theatrical and engaging way of perfection.

The movie revolves around the real story of Bajirao, the undisputed Maratha warrior played by Ranveer Singh, Mastani’s role played by Deepika and Priyanka played the role of Bajirao’s first wife, Kasibai.

Even though the movie takes us on a journey of a lifetime in the end, both Bajirao and Mastani suffer an agonizing death leaving the audience tear-eyed.


The movie is directed by Yash Chopra casting legends namely Amitabh Bachhan, Parveen Babi and Shashi Kapoor on lead roles.

The movie revolves around the story of two brothers.

The film touches all the human emotions and eventually leaves a void in our heart when Bachhan is killed.


It is directed by Anand L Rai, starring Dhanush, Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol on lead roles.

The movie reflects upon the social prejudices which still persist in the Indian Society.

The inter caste marriage and every minute problems that go along are shown with utmost precision.

But sadly the movie ends with Dhanush eventually ending up his life after failing to win over his love leaving audience tear-eyed.


Starring Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Madhuri Dixit and Jackie Shroff; the movie is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

The story gets intense when king khan turns into a full-time drunkard after the separation from his childhood love, Paru.

The story then follows the path of self-destruction of Devdas mourning for his lost love.

Rang De Basanti

Starring Aamir Khan, R. Mahadevan, Sharman Joshi, Atul Kulkarni and Soha Ali Khan, the movie is directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.

The first half of the movie is like an effortless entertainer while the second part is all about the revolt against the supreme Government power.

The drama continues until the film takes a new turn when one of their friends die when on national duty.

To this, Aamir Khan and his friends risk their lives for the justice of the deceased friend.

Kal Ho Na Ho

The movie is directed by Nikhil Advani starring Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta and Sonali Bendre on lead roles.

The movie makes the audience cry and laugh at the same time due to amazing script.

The movie makes one sob through the entire second half with its innocence and utter love.

Dil Se

Casting Shah Rukh Khan and Manisha Koirala in lead roles; the movie is directed by Mani Ratnam.

The movie gets emotional on the second half when Shah Rukh and Manisha together embark on the journey of love, passion and destruction.

The only way they could be together was to embrace death hoping for a heavenly union.

Gangs of Wasseypur

The movie is directed by Anurag Kashyap, featuring Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadha and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead roles.

It marked the advent of new age heroes and leading ladies who are sexually charged, calls a spade and are blood characters.

The movie turns emotional when Manoj Bajpayee is shot towards the end after being betrayed by his own people.

Stanley Ka Dabba

Featuring Partho Gupte, Divya Dutta and Divya Jagdale, the movie is directed by Amol Gupte.

It is an amazing movie that touches all the aspects of the human soul covering child labor with much finesse and precision.

The movie leaves us with teary eyes when one realizes that Stanley works in a hotel which he hides from the rest of his school.

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

The movie is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, casting Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan and Aishwarya Rai on lead roles.

It was one of the biggest hits and the love triangle in the movie was portrayed with much finesse and precision.

The entire story is followed by twisted tale of love which is sure of leaving the audience heart wrenched.

Tere Naam

Casting Salman Khan, Ravi Kishan, Sachin Khedekar and Bhoomika Chawla on lead roles; the movie is directed by Satish Kaushik.

It is a story of a rich spoiled person who falls in love with a Brahmin girl which proves to be the turning point of the film.

The character of Radhe Mohan sticks with you even after the movie is over and one is forced to shed some tears in the end.


Featuring Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachhan, Rekha and Johnny Walker on lead roles; the movie is directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee.

The film inspires one to the core and can move your heart to a considerate level.

During the movie, you start feeling you are a part of the movie and immerse in the emotions leaving you tear-eyed.

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