Bollywood has always been able to make us laugh even at the worst moments of our lives and to make us feel loved even when we are alone. With its tiny twist in the storylines, it has also made us cry.
To witness a distinct side of Indian cinema, watch these 10 melancholy Bollywood movies that will make you cry.
Right before her wedding, a young woman finds herself abducted and held for ransom. As the initial days’ pass, she begins to develop a strange bond with her kidnapper.
Along India’s Ganges River, four people face prejudice, a strict moral code and a punishing caste system as they confront personal tragedies.
A head injury causes a woman to regresses to childhood. Lost and confused, she is eventually befriended by a school teacher.
An aristocrat’s daughter falls in love with a visiting archaeologist, but he holds a secret that could drive them apart.
An Indian man with a magnanimous heart takes a young mute Pakistani girl back to her homeland to reunite her with her family.
Rahul loses his fans and fame due to alcoholism. But he then decides to turn a small time singer into a rising star.
TAARE ZAMEEN PAR
An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.
After his wealthy family prohibits him from marrying the woman he is in love with, Devdas Mukherjee’s life spirals further and further out of control as he takes up alcohol and a life of vice to numb the pain.
Neerja is the story of the courageous Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on the Pan Am flight 73 in 1986. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization.
RANG DE BASANTI
The story of six young Indians who assist an English Woman to film a documentary on the freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long-forgotten saga of freedom.
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