9 Great Family Movies to Watch from Indian Cinema

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Hi there, all the movie buffs! Get ready for an amazing cinematic journey as we are about to reveal the top 9 Great Family Movies to Watch from Indian Cinema. Are you looking for some evergreen movies of Indian Cinema to watch with your family to start the new year? Look no further; we’ve got you covered. Now turn down the lights, gather your hot samosas and popcorn, and get ready for an experience filled with hilarious comedies, touching tragedies, and thrilling adventures that will make you all laugh (and perhaps wipe away a tear of happiness).

These movies have a rib-tickling comedy that will have the kids jumping in their pajamas, intricacies of relation that will surprise even the pickiest spouse, and for oldies, that will make them nostalgically think back on their childhood.

Friends, this isn’t just a movie list but a joyride into the enigmatic world of evergreen Indian Cinema, which can be enjoyed with your loved ones. 

So, let’s get started and check out the 9 great films about Indian family.

1. Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham

Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam

The first on the list of the 9 Great Family Movies to Watch from Indian Cinema is Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham. Known by its famous name, K3G is a legendary Bollywood film. Every individual’s performance in the film, especially the eccentric Anjali the character played by Kajol and the OG fashionista Poo played by Kareena Kapoor Khan is outstanding. In the film, Shah Rukh Khan as Rahul, upon marrying Anjali, a girl coming from a poor background, is disowned by his father-in-law and moves to London. Years later, Rohan (Hrithik Roshan), Rahul’s brother, starts on a mission to bring his family back together.

Among the highest-grossing Indian movies, it’s an absolute must-watch since it gives a peek at Indian celebrations together with a lot of emotion. Directed by Karan Johar, K3G is one of the best movies on Netflix to watch with family.

2. Hum Aapke Hai Kaun

Hum Aapke Hai Kaun

The next on the list of the ‘9 Great Family Movies to Watch from Indian Cinema’ is the musical comedy movie, ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’ featuring Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit, and Mohnish Behl in the lead roles. The story revolves around the two lovebirds, Prem and Nisha. During the wedding of their elder siblings, Prem and Nisha meet and fall in love. However, fate had some other plans for the duo when Nisha’s sister, Pooja, dies after falling from the flight of stairs, leaving behind a baby. It becomes very hard for Rajesh (Prem’s brother) to come to terms with Pooja’s untimely death. 

It is suggested that Nisha should get married to Rajesh so that she can take care of Pooja’s baby. Both Prem and Nisha think of forgoing their love in the interest of their family. But Rajesh discovers the truth about Prem and Nisha’s sacrifice. As Rajesh places his child into Nisha’s arms, he unites the two lovers and blesses them. 

Hum Aapke Hain Kaun was the first Hindi film to gross more than $1 billion at the box office. It received a Filmfare Award for Best Film. That year, Sooraj Barjatya was named Best Director. Madhuri Dixit was named Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Filmfare Awards. The film was also nominated for a National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Diverse Entertainment. For a family entertainer, you would not want to miss this good family film on Netflix.

3. Maine Pyaar Kiya

9 Great Family Movies to Watch from Indian Cinema | Maine Pyaar Kiya

The next on the lineup is the evergreen tale about the pure love of two youths. This timeless classic romantic movie is ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’ which can surely win your heart with its evergreen dialogues and soulful music. This movie is about the delightful journey of two young hearts – Prem (Salman Khan) and Suman (Bhagyashree), who sail through the intricacies of love, fighting the norms of society to prove their love for each other.

The highlight of the movie is the innocent chemistry between the two lovers and soul-stirring songs that linger in your memory for a long time, creating a magical charisma that is cherished across generations. The movie, Maine Pyar Kiya became so famous that the merchandise and props used in the film went up for sale. It was the first Bollywood film to do so. This family film is available to watch on Zee5 and Amazon Prime.

4. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

9 Great Family Movies to Watch from Indian Cinema | Kuch Kuch Hota hai

The next in the lineup of the ‘9 Great Family Movies to Watch from Indian Cinema’ is the romantic comedy movie ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ released in 1998. KKHH is a Karan Johar directorial debut featuring Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, and Rani Mukherji in the lead roles.

The movie is so heart-touching, and the lead actors, especially Kajol, have put up exemplary performances. KKHH is sure to make you laugh and at the same time, it will fill your eyes with tears. It’s a love triangle with gratifying songs beautifully woven into it. The story captures the sweet-bitter emotions of the teenagers with relatable love, humor, and warmth. It is about friendship and love.

Shahrukh Khan, with his charm and smile, does justice to his character- Rahul. As the tomboyish Anjali, Kajol excels, giving her character depth and complexity. Rani Mukerji made her acting debut in the film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.  She adds elegance and grace to her character as Tina. The unquestionable on-screen chemistry of Rahul-Anjali keeps you engrossed in their emotional journey, imagining whether they will end up together or not.

This movie is a visual treat to your eyes with its picturesque location and melodious track, which evokes emotions that blend seamlessly with the narrative. The worldwide gross for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) was 95.09 crores, with India earning 46.87 crores. Kuch Kuch Hota hai is one of the movies to recommend on Netflix and Amazon Prime for family.

5. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

9 Great Family Movies to Watch from Indian Cinema | Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaenge

This movie, which comes next on the list of 9 great films about an Indian family, is no less than a treat to all movie buffs. The Bollywood movie, which has clung to our hearts for the last few decades, is yet another SRK-Kajol paired blockbuster movie, ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.’ DDLJ is a timeless classic movie in Bollywood directed by Aditya Chopra.

This movie beautifully captures love, romance, and family values. It’s a story about 2 young individuals, Raj, the character played by Shahrukh Khan and Simran, played by  Kajol, who fall in love when they are on a vacation in Europe. But things are not in favor when they return to India, as Simran’s father (Amrish Puri) is a very conservative person. Simran’s father wants her to marry someone else, and there, you witness the clash between love and family values.

The film beautifully captures human emotions, traditions, and cultural values. Shahrukh Khan delivers a charismatic performance as Raj, a playful and romantic hero. Kajol, as Simran, also showcases her brilliant acting skills, adding vulnerability and grace to her character. The movie is streaming on Amazon Prime.

6. Chupke Chupke (1975)

9 Great Family Movies to Watch from Indian Cinema | Chupke Chupke

When talking about the 9 great films about Indian families, how can you ever forget to mention the most beloved comedy movie of all time- Chupke Chupke? This hilarious family drama has made us laugh with its rib-tickling comedy scenes. It has a delightful blend of humor, romance, and relatable characters, all brought to life under the skillful direction of Hrishikesh Mukherji. The witty dialogues and the script are written by Gulzar.

This star-studded movie has Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, and Amitabh Bachchan in the lead roles. The movie’s lead actors provide outstanding performances. As Parimal, Dharmendra exudes charm and mischief, and Amitabh Bachchan as Professor Sukumar adds a comic touch to Sulekha’s character. Sharmila Tagore’s role as Sulekha is breathtaking.

Excellent humorous support is provided by the supporting cast, which includes Om Prakash, Asrani, and Keshto Mukherjee. This is one of the best comedy movies for a family and can be watched on Amazon Prime.

7. Paa

9 Great Family Movies to Watch from Indian Cinema | Paa

The next in the lineup is the heart-touching movie ‘Paa’. This movie is full of emotions that will make you laugh and cry, adding a touch of warmth and serenity. The movie is written and directed well by R.Balki and has Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, and Vidya Balan in the lead roles.

The movie is about a 13-year-old boy named Auro (played by Amitabh Bachchan) who has a rare disease called Progeria, which makes him look four times his age physically, but mentally, he’s just 13 years old. This young happy-go-lucky boy, Auro, lives with his Maa (Vidya Balan), Dr Vidya, who is a gynecologist. Auro, who is always brimming with energy, joy, and curiosity, finds solace in his mother. Life takes a twist for Auro when a politician visits Auro’s school, and he later discovers that the new-age politician is his actual dad. Auro establishes a bond with his newfound dad, Amol Arte (Abhishek), who is a young idealistic politician.

The movie depicts a very rare father-son relationship, the affection and the warmth that they both share. Paa is an emotional movie which brings family closer. The movie is available to watch with your family on Amazon Prime.

8. Hum Saath Saath Hai

9 Great Family Movies to Watch from Indian Cinema | Hum Saath Saath Hai

The next on the list of the top nine great films about Indian families is the most cherished family film, which has ruled our hearts for so many years is the movie ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain‘. It’s time to put an end to complex storylines and dramatic scenes. Hum Saath Saath Hai is a movie that is best seen with your family and friends.

It’s a straightforward story of affection, familial ties, and togetherness that is presented in a dynamic way with dance, music, and striking visuals. The movie’s premise is that family is the greatest source of strength in one’s life. Ramkishan and Mamta are living a happy life with their three sons. The happiness of the family goes for a toss when their daughter (Neelam) and son-in-law face a setback in business. After this incident, Mamta becomes insecure when her friend instigates her, and she shows her bitterness towards her stepson, Vivek. The whole story is about how the family overcomes difficult times.

Hum Saath Saath Hain serves as a reminder that unity among family members is what really matters—through good and bad times. The characters played by Kareena, Sonali Bendre and Tabu add a touch of charm, innocence and sincerity. Salman Khan and Saif Ali Khan add a dose of vibrancy and humor. The movie was produced by Rajshri Productions and they made a movie which speaks about the family in reality. This family-friendly movie is available to watch on Netflix.

9. Vivah

9 Great Family Movies to Watch from Indian Cinema | Vivah

The next on the list is the movie Vivaah. It is a poignant family drama that explores the intricacies of relationships, obligations, and expectations amid the beauty and integrity of marriage. Sooraj Barjatya is both the director and writer of the movie. Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao are in the lead roles, while Alok Nath, Seema Biswas, Anupam Kher, Samir Soni, Lata Sabharwal, and Amrita Prakash are among the other cast members starring in it. The main character of the movie is Poonam (played by Amrita Rao), an attractive young woman who is set to marry Prem, a guy from a financially secure family.

The movie depicts the roller coaster ride of two people as they go from being engaged to being married, showing the several obstacles they encounter along the journey. It highlights the principles of family, love, and unity, as well as the diverse cultural customs and rituals connected to Indian weddings. The movie is available on Zee5 to watch with all your family members.

Above is a list of 9 Great Family Movies to Watch from Indian Cinema.

Please do let us know if we have missed out on any in the comments section. We would love to hear from you.

This list is purely based on personal opinion and has not been copied from any source.

  1. Hum Saath Saath Hai
  2. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
  3. Hum Aapke hai Kaun
  4. Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
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