Netflix’s collection of Indian films is respectable. The vast majority of Hindi films available on Netflix are from this decade, and it will be difficult to find titles from the genre’s golden age. Yet, the streaming service has done a great job of amassing a number of terrific but lesser-known indie and original Hindi films.
There are also some Hindi films that were huge hits at the box office and classics that are always enjoyable to watch again. We’ve compiled a list of the top Hindi films now available on Netflix for your viewing pleasure.
Abhay Deol and Mithila Palkar feature in the Netflix original film Chopsticks, a heartwarming Hindi film. Deol portrays the con man Artist, who is well-versed in the seedier side of Mumbai’s culture. Palkar plays Nirma, a shy and self-conscious teenager.
When Nirma’s automobile is stolen, she is referred to Artist for assistance, and their worlds collide. As the two set out to locate the automobile, they grow to appreciate each other’s unique qualities.
2 Rajma Chawal
Rajma Chawal is a comedy film starring Rishi Kapoor, Anirudh Tanwar, and Amyra Dastur, and it is named after the most common North Indian dish. After the loss of the family matriarch, the film on Netflix examines the bond between a father and son.
After Kabir’s mother dies, Raj Mathur (Kapoor) and his son Kabir (Tanwar) return to the family house. The youngster is angry at his dad and refuses to be Facebook friends with him because of the move. Raj intends to maintain in touch with his son, so he creates a phony Instagram account in which he talks to his son while posing as Tara (Dastur). The events that unfold are both humorous and touching.
3. Lust Stories
Each of Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, and Karan Johar helms one of the four segments in the Netflix original Hindi film Lust Stories. The likes of Radhika Apte, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kaushal, Neha Dhupia, and Sanjay Kapoor all make appearances in various stories, and the cast is just outstanding. The film delves into taboo topics like forbidden love and lust as well as the universal themes of love and loss.
The Netflix original film Soni follows a young female police officer in Delhi. With the help of her superintendent, Kalpana, she tackles the rising tide of crimes against women. Their partnership, however, takes a hit when Soni is transferred for alleged wrongdoing in the line of duty.
The return of her spouse, from whom she had become separated, only compounds her difficulties. The film’s two principal actors earned high praise, while the film’s directing was also praised by critics.
Netflix’s original Hindi film Guilty is a taut thriller that centers on the crime of rape. When one of their numbers is accused of raping a mutual friend, the group of close college mates is thrown into disarray.
They can’t believe their friend would do anything like that, but things take an unexpected turn when his girlfriend starts remembering facts she had previously forgotten about the encounter.
6. Music Teacher
In this touching Hindi film, the protagonist, a depressed music teacher, finally gets the chance to forgive his former student and sweetheart, who has become a famous singer.
He promises to get back all he’s ever lost, even if it means jeopardizing his current success and turning his back on his neighbor, who is the only person who has ever truly recognized his gifts.
Not only because of its original subject matter but also because of the outstanding performances, Music Teacher is a film that deserves your time and attention.
A narrative of slow-burning vengeance drives this Netflix historical drama. Bulbul (Tripti Dimri) is a young Bengali girl whose wealthy family arranges her marriage to an adult man (Rahul Bose). In her youth, she develops a close friendship with her husband’s younger brother, Avinash Tiwary.
After many happy years together, Bulbul’s possessive husband finally beats her to the point of incapacity. Bulbul is raped and murdered by her husband’s intellectually retarded twin brother while she is recovering from her wounds.
Curiously, however, she rebounds from death stronger and more assured than ever. She begins seeking vengeance one by one, killing those responsible and anybody else who threatens the safety of women and children.
You’ll witness firsthand why “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” is a popular saying when visiting Bulbul.
8. Ankahi Kahaniya
In the midst of the city’s constant activity, three storylines intersect as its protagonists look for love and community. Abhishek Chaubey, Saket Chaudhary, and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, the film’s directors, each takes a turn directing a part that delves into the complexity of love, longing, connection, and loss. Starring Abhishek Banerjee, Rinku Rajguru, and Delzad Hiwale, Ankahi Kahaniya is a must-watch.