Best Indian Movies on Amazon Prime

It can be challenging to decide what to watch in the vast streaming world. That’s why we’re bringing you our list of the best movies currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video India.

Amazon Prime Video, India’s new face of entertainment, is one of the most important sites for finding and watching new Indian movies on your smart devices. Over the years, Amazon Prime Video has established an extensive film catalog. It is frequently recognized as the best streaming platform to access a wide selection of Indian films.

While Netflix offers a more extensive selection of international material, Amazon has focused heavily on expanding its local content library. Its film and television library is continuously expanding, with modest masterpieces and character-driven storytelling from various languages and genres. The newest releases have also made their way to the streaming site, providing a healthy mix of blockbuster and thoughtful films for audiences to pick from.

Thousands of new movies are added to Amazon’s collection every week, making it tough to choose from such a wide variety. Scrolling endlessly to find the gems, on the other hand, might become tedious. As a result, we’ve prepared a list of the best movies available on Amazon Prime Video India right now (as of October 2021).

Let the bingeing begin.

Raazi (2018)

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Raazi, a war thriller set in 1971, is a gripping thriller boosted by a contour story and loveable characters. It is a true story about a young Kashmiri girl groomed as a spy and sent into enemy lines during the Indo-Pak conflict. Sehmat, played by Alia Bhatt, has some excellent, jaw-dropping moments, and her character switch is seamless. She is equally convincing in bringing forth naivety and bravado. Raazi is worth seeing for Meghna Gulzar’s fascinating plot and great performances.

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

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Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (K3G) is a story of class conflict starring Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan. When Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) falls in love with Anjali (Kajol), his father (Amitabh Bachchan) restricts him from marrying her because she is from a lower socioeconomic status. Rahul, motivated by love, disobeys his father and is expelled from his home and family. K3G personifies the Indian principle of honoring one’s elders, even when they are wrong, and shows that even the most obstinate people may be persuaded by love. You’ll laugh, you’ll shed tears, and you’ll almost certainly end up Searching the film’s soundtrack.

Dil Chahta Hai

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When it was released in 2001, Dil Chahta Hai, a movie about young people discovering themselves, established the pattern for many future Bollywood films. The film explores mid-twenties anguish and restlessness, unorthodox desires, and finding happiness amidst the craziness. Sameer (Saif Ali Khan) pursues a girl who is out of his league; Siddharth (Akshaye Khanna) lusts after an older divorcee, and Akash (Aamir Khan) wants to reunite with a past lover. Their choices put each other and themselves to the test, causing rifts in what appeared to be an everlasting friendship. Dil Chahta Hai, like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, is about the bonds of friendship and how far they may be carried.

Kal Ho Naa Ho

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Kal Ho Naa Ho is a love triangle set in New York. Naina (Preity Zinta) falls in love with her eccentric neighbor Aman (Shah Rukh Khan), who, in turn, tries to link her up with her closest friend Rohan (Saif Ali Khan) to disguise his true feelings and protect her from the truth behind his cheery smile—dying he’s slowly. This fascinating teary-eyed combines interfamily drama, comments on immigration in America and homosexuality within the Indian community, and a remix of Roy Orbison’s “Pretty Woman” (that will 100% get stuck in your head).

Veer-Zaara

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Veer-Zaara is a modern film that examines conflicts between Muslim and Hindu people in and around India and Pakistan through the perspective of Indian cinema’s favorite theme: love. Veer (Shah Rukh Khan), a Pakistani woman, and Zaara (Preity Zinta), an Indian Air Force pilot, fall in love in India. Veer travels to Pakistan to win Zaara’s and her family’s hearts, but he is eventually imprisoned. Critics and fans alike praised the film for its portrayal of the region’s shared history and conflicts, as well as Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta’s performances.

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

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Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is Bollywood’s Euro Trip, but with more heart and fewer dick jokes, as it capitalizes on quarter-life anxieties and existential crises. Three closest friends embark on a life-changing bachelor party/road trip in Spain, where they instantly team up over the separate lifestyles they’ve formed. Arjun (Hrithik Roshan) is a workaholic who is unable to relax, Imran (Farhan Akhtar) is a copywriter who had an affair with Arjun’s ex-girlfriend, and Kabir (Abhay Deol) is a groom-to-be who is second-guessing his choices. The three reunite after a series of extreme activities, ranging from skydiving to a run with the bulls in Pamplona, and they eventually return to their former life transformed.

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara equates to “You won’t get this life again,” evoking a sense of urgency in an otherwise typical coming-of-age story.

Chak De! India

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Did you know that field hockey is the national sport of India? I’m willing to bet that until Chak De! India was released, neither did the majority of the Indian diaspora. The sports drama takes on the strained relations between Pakistan and India head-on, as a former, disgraced member of the Indian men’s national team (Shah Rukh Khan) takes up coaching duties for the national women’s team years after he is accused of throwing a match against Pakistan. As a coach, he helps women from various Indian states overcome biases and work together as a team in his new profession. Chak De! India is a definite target for the best sports movies, which are disguises for more profound, more significant dialogues.

Padmaavat

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Padmaavat is an epic historical masterpiece that, despite its recent release, is one of the most divisive Hindi films ever made. Due to the representations of the Muslim-Hindu union in the film, which is based on a historical tyrant sultan (Ranveer Singh) and his fascination with the Rajput queen Padmaavati (Deepika Padukone), it provoked violent protests and threats from both Hindu and Muslim groups across India. Rioters objected to the Muslim Sultan’s ugly depiction, while Rajput organisations objected to the queen’s misrepresentation, all of which caused the film’s original December 2017 release date to be postponed.

Despite this, the film’s magnificent cinematography, pitch-perfect acting, and breathtaking original music carry the film. Padmaavat, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, is recognized for “spectacular” films with detailed set design and excellent production value.

Hum Tum

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Rhea (Rani Mukherji) and Karan (Saif Ali Khan) spend over a decade getting to know each other in this fun-filled version of When Harry Met Sally. He irritates her at first, with both of them spouting cringe cliches about the other gender. Still, as time passes, both characters evolve, creating a solid friendship that blossoms into passionate love.

In 2018, I went back to Hum Tum with trepidation, expecting it to break apart in the face of modern criticism, yet it has held up surprisingly well.

Khan and Mukherji have a good enough relationship that they’ve had a streak of costarring roles; combined with writer-director Kunal Kohli, they create two characters who feel more natural than what many of us see in our lives than any ostensibly ideal representation. Allow for some dated editing (and wardrobe), and you’ll have a great time.

Thappad

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Ami’s (Taapsee Pannu) and Vikram’s (Pavail Gulati) ostensibly perfect marriage is shattered after he slaps her in front of dozens of witnesses at a party. It’s not a scenario that anycast or director could pull off. Still, Anubhav Sinha chooses to chronicle Ami and Vikram’s disintegrating domesticity through the voices and experiences of everyone around them.

Domestic violence is a significant issue in India, as even small percentages of women account for millions. While their single neighbor blames Vikram for even attempting to put the whole ordeal behind him, the maid dismisses Ami’s incident and uses it to excuse her own domestic abuse. Ami’s brother has his own viewpoint, which differs from his wife’s.

The slap is shown as insignificant at times and essential at others, aggressively gaslighting and forcing the audience to establish and maintain their own point of view. While Ami does offer at least one sad monologue, the rest of the movie is significantly more provocative and exciting than many with more action.

Jai Bhim

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In this film, based on an actual incident from the early 1990s, untouchability, injustice, and police brutality is depicted in a terrible and unforgiving light. The film follows tribal lady and human rights activist lawyer Jai Bhim as she fights in court to unravel the mystery of her husband’s abduction. The film has a few challenging scenes, which the filmmaker refuses to soften for the sake of the viewer. They’re nasty and straightforward, which is appropriate given the frequency with which crimes were perpetrated at the time. It’s an absolute must-see.

Suriya’s film Jai Bhim, released on Amazon Prime Video earlier this year, was an instant hit with fans.

The film’s popularity was such that it outperformed Shawshank Redemption in box office receipts. The courtroom drama follows a lawyer as he fights for the civil rights of tribal people. If you haven’t already viewed it, you should do it right now.

Tumbbad (2018)

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This picture has a lot of suspense and has a strong message about happiness and greed. Vinayak (Sohum Shah) is on the lookout for a valuable hidden treasure in the village of Tumbbad, but there’s something terrible guarding this fortune.

Jab We Met (2007)

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Aditya (Shahid Kapoor), a successful businessman, is depressed after his partner breaks up with him, so he chooses to board a random train with no destination in mind. However, he encounters a vibrant young woman named Geet along the way (Kareena Kapoor). Both are stranded in the middle of nowhere due to a terrible sequence of circumstances, and Aditya finds himself falling for this charming girl. The only issue? She has a boyfriend already.

Section 375

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Ajay Bahl’s Section 375 is one of those rare Bollywood flicks that keep you glued to the screen throughout and leave you surprised at the end. By focusing on a sexual assault case involving a film director and a junior costume designer, this 124-minute Indian courtroom drama tackles various contemporary themes, whether it’s the cops’ evident indifference or the outrage and conclusions people make on social media.

The writer, Manish Gupta, expertly answered every problem and expertly organized his storyline by making sense of every scene. Section 375 is appealing and tries to communicate a vital message to today’s generation, and it succeeds admirably, in my opinion.

Mardaani 2

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Mardaani 2 is the follow-up to the 2014 Indian film of the same name, which starred Rani Mukerji as Shivani Roy. Rani portrays a different and original character in the 2014 film, which was a moderate box-office success and an exciting drama compared to her previous performances. Unsurprisingly, the sequel was a critical and economic triumph, and it marks yet another turning point in Rani’s long and illustrious film career.

Kesari

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The Battle of Saragarhi, fought by 21 Sikh soldiers of the British Indian Army against 10,000 to 12,000 Afghans in the 1890s, is described in detail by Kesari. This film, starring Akshay Kumar, tells the true story from beginning to end, mainly through the enchantment of a dramatic storyline and extreme patriotism inside a long, never-ending 150-minute timeframe.

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