Happy Wednesday, friends!
I’m excited to share this Bollywood movies list that I’ve compiled with the lovely Sandhya Menon! By now, most of you already know just how much I loved Sandhya Menon’s debut When Dimple Met Rishi. You can read why I loved it in my review here. And if you haven’t read it yet, then GO BUY IT, folks! Anyways, I won’t bore you too much, and will jump right into the fun part of this post.
One of my favorite, favorite Bollywood movies ever. I reference it a couple of times in When Dimple Met Rishi. If you want to see another couple who was just meant to be together due to some twist of kismet, this is a must-watch!
A song from this movie is also referenced in When Dimple Met Rishi, and it’s because this movie is soooo fun (also? Hrithik Roshan’s shirtless chest. Priyanka Chopra’s gorgeous smile and hair. ‘Nuff said.). The song+dance numbers, too, are omgamazing. This is one of few superhero movies in Bollywood, so if you haven’t seen it, go! Run!
I am a huge (HUGE) Rani Mukherji and Shah Rukh Khan fan. This is an epic, not-your-average-rom-com movie about two people who are complete opposites and really have to work at their relationship. Bonus? You’ll love both of them through it all and I guarantee you’ll fall in love with the songs!
Jab We Met is one of the cutest rom-coms that I have ever watched. I think When Dimple Met Rishi fans will enjoy this one because it features an opposites attract romance just like in the book. The romance is also slow-burn, and it’s swoony!
Kapoor & Sons reminds me of When Dimple Met Rishi because of its focus on family, especially when it comes to expectations that South-Asian families have on their kids, which is also explored in When Dimple Met Rishi. It also has a romance, a non-stereotypical gay character (a totally new thing for Bollywood!) and an adorable grandpa. Plus, Siddhart Malhotra and Fawad Khan are not too shabby looking. 😉
Kal Ho Naa Ho features Indian American characters, just like in When Dimple Met Rishi – It’s set in NYC! It’s also the one movie that has me bawling my freaking eyes out even though I’ve seen it like 50000 times at this point. The music in this movie is also A+!