The Bollywood industry is the largest movie industry in the world. While the Indian cinema industry produces around 1800-2000 movies per year, Bollywood produces around 250-350 movies per year. This means that every day, a new movie is released in the cinema halls for movie lovers to enjoy.
In other news, it is not absolutely necessary that all movies released by Bollywood are watched by every Indian citizen. There are movies that do exceptionally well and have house fulls for weeks. There are movies that struggle to get a single house full show despite huge investments. Then there are movies that continue to lure the public not just for weeks, but for years and years.
Such movies are called evergreen movies and have been watched multiple times by every Indian citizen. This is partly due to the actors’ influence and partly due to the story line of the movie. Regardless, these are movies that are the most watched by the people of India. These are the same movies that are the TV broadcasters favorite. Every time you turn on the TV, you’ll be welcomed by these movies.
Here are 10 Bollywood movies you’ve watched more than 3 times!
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
Who has ever gotten enough of Rahul and Anjali? The movie celebrated its 20 years in 2018 and still lists as one of the most favorite movies of Indian people. An entire generation grew up watching the movie, and the “Tussi Ja Rahe Ho? Tussi Na Jao” has kept us all from ever moving on from the movie.
2. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
The typical love story where a girl and boy in love are separated from each other because of the girl’s strict father, their secret rendezvous, and failed plans of eloping. The movie has come a long way since its release and still has its tracks played in almost every wedding. Lord knows how many girls were named Simran just so that the parents could say “Ja Simran, Ji le apni jindagi” to their daughters!
3. Hum Saath Saath Hai (1999)
This particular movie is a favorite of TV broadcasters as it is played on almost every Indian movie channel, sometimes even several times a week despite being 20 years old. The feud between family members regarding property and the brotherhood among siblings keeps the audience interested in the movie. Not to mention, the confession of love through alphabetical letter song ‘ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ I Love You’ that is stuck in everyone’s mind!
4. Ishq (1997)
How parents from rich families use their money and influence to keep their children from falling in love with low class people. And how despite all the heart wants what it wants. Thanks to ‘Mister Lova Lova Teri Aankhon Ka Jadu’, there has been a magic about the movie that keeps people coming to it over and over again, despite being decades old.
5. Devdas (2002)
One of the saddest and most beautiful movies of all time, which shows the slow but dramatic demise of a young man turned alcoholic. The highlights of the movie are its songs and the dances in Bengali attires, which are still considered to be the most beautiful dance songs of Bollywood! The more you watch, the sadder you get and the cycle just continues. Every viewer can relate when a song says ‘Shilshila yeh chahat ka, na maine rukne diya’, because we just can’t stop!
6. Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001)
This movie keeps its audience coming back to watch it again and again because of how it portrays the beauty of the various relationships that one can maintain in life. It is the story of a couple from different backgrounds that get married against their parents’ will and how the family members suffer in silence, until someone opens up ways for the members to reunite. This movie is the perfect combination of happy and sad moments of life, and of course, a sweet dose of Ladoo!
7. Bhool Bhulaiya
‘Aami Je Tomar, Sudhu Je Tomar’ has been a widely lyric in India since the release of Bhool Bhulaiya in 2007. The movie is the mixture of comedy, thriller and horror where a lady with a mental condition is out for the revenge for a lover that she lost ages ago to a cruel King. Now she wants to kill the King and drink his blood, only problem is the King and the lover do not exist. And she is definitely not Manjolika, as she claims so desperately!
8. Taare Zameen Par (2007)
A movie that all the children in the world could relate and cry to. This movie is among the first directed and produced by Aamir Khan and touches on the sensitive topic of children with dyslexia. The main character tries his best to do good in class and make his parents proud, however cannot because of the condition of dyslexia. Without knowing this, parents try to force his to study and send him to hostel, where the boy is found by an art teacher and starts on the journey to recovery. The acting of the child character is what lures the audience and keeps the film alive.
9. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is the movie that represents the dreams of all youngsters in this age. It is a buddy road film where childhood friends leave for a trip to Spain and experience various difficulties in life. They all chose an extreme sport to partake in and the friends follow suit. This shows how friendship is such a huge part of one’s life and reminds us that we too can experience such joys with our friends. This is why the movie is watched over and over again by people who dream of living such lives.
10. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
The most typical love and friendship story of a naive girl falling in love with a Casanova, the movie could gather such huge audience due to the cast and blockbuster songs that it flaunts. The songs, dance moves and along with the happy ending that everyone hopes for, gives the audience a hope of achieving a life that one dreams of. The most magical wedding is captured in the movie and makes people dream of the possibilities of an extraordinary life.