Studies have found that crying can relieve stress and help us fight bad situations. We have brought a list of some of the best emotional movies for you. Bollywood movies were a significant part of the Indian film industry and enjoyed a massive following both within India and globally. The Hindi film industry is falling because of poor content and the rise of digital streaming platforms. There have been many popular Bollywood movies over the years. While opinions on the “best” Bollywood movies depend on individual preferences. Here are some highly praised sad films.
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Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Writer: Prakash Ranjit Kapadia and Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Based on: Devdas
by Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
Producer: Bharat Shah
Star Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Madhuri Dixit and others
Release Date: 12 July 2002
Budget: ₹50 crores
Box Office: ₹168 crores
The movie tells the tragic story of Devdas, a young man from a wealthy Bengali family and his love for Paro, his childhood friend. Devdas and Paro are deeply in love with each other, but they are unable to marry due to social and class differences. Devdas is sent away to Calcutta for his education and during his absence, Paro is married off to another man. Devdas, devastated by the loss of Paro, turns to alcohol and becomes a self-destructive and aimless person. Devdas returns to his village, completely broken and on the verge of death. He meets Paro one last time and dies in her arms.
Director: Imtiaz Ali
Writer: Imtiaz Ali
Producer: Sunil Lulla and Dhilin Mehta
Star Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri and others
Release Date: 11 November 2011
Budget: ₹50 crores
Box Office: ₹110 crores
The story of the film revolves around Janardhan “Jordan” Jakhar, played by Ranbir Kapoor, a young musician from Delhi who dreams of becoming a rockstar. He seeks inspiration and pain to create his music. In his pursuit of becoming a successful musician, he encounters Heer Kaul, portrayed by Nargis Fakhri, a free-spirited and carefree girl with whom he falls in love. As Jordan’s musical career begins to take off, he faces various personal and professional challenges. The film explores the themes of love, heartbreak, fame, and the price one has to pay for artistic success. The sacrifices everyone makes for their passion.
Sanam Teri Kasam
Director: Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru
Writer: Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru
Producer: Deepak Mukut
Star Cast: Harshvardhan Rane, Mawra Hocane and others
Release Date: 5 February 2016
Budget: ₹25 crores
Box Office: ₹56 crores
The story of “Sanam Teri Kasam” revolves around Saraswati “Saru” Parthsarthy, played by Mawra Hocane, a young librarian who is considered unattractive and unlucky by society. She lives with her strict father and dreams of finding true love. Saru meets Inder, portrayed by Harshvardhan Rane, a struggling musician who is separated from his wealthy family. They form an unlikely bond and fall in love with each other. However, their love faces several obstacles, including disapproval from Inder’s family. Saru’s father also opposes their relationship and pushes her to marry someone else. The couple’s determination to be together is tested as they navigate through societal pressures, family conflicts, and personal sacrifices.
Director: Mukesh Chhabra
Writer: Shashank Khaitan and Suprotim Sengupta
Based on: The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green
Star Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Sanjana Sanghi and others
Release Date: 24 July 2020
Budget: 38 crores
Box Office: 50 crores
“Dil Bechara” was appreciated for its performances, emotional storytelling and its tribute to Sushant Singh Rajput. It garnered a lot of love from audiences and remains a special film in the hearts of many fans. The film features late actor Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead role alongside Sanjana Sanghi. The film tells the story of Kizie Basu (played by Sanjana Sanghi), a young girl diagnosed with cancer, who meets and falls in love with Immanuel Rajkumar Junior, also known as Manny (played by Sushant Singh Rajput). The two embark on a bittersweet and heartwarming journey as they navigate their battles while experiencing the joy and pain of being in love.
Humari Adhuri Kahani
Director: Mohit Suri
Writer: Mahesh Bhatt and Shagufta Rafiq
Producer: Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt
Star Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Vidya Balan, Rajkummar Rao, Madhurima Tuli and others
Release Date: 12 June 2015
Budget: ₹35 crores
Box Office: ₹58 crores
The story of “Humari Adhuri Kahani” revolves around the complex relationship between Aarav Ruparel (played by Emraan Hashmi), a successful hotelier, and Vasudha (played by Vidya Balan), a single mother who works as a florist. Vasudha’s husband, Hari (played by Rajkummar Rao), disappeared years ago, and she lives a life burdened by her past. When Aarav enters Vasudha’s life, he falls in love with her. However, their relationship faces obstacles as Vasudha struggles with her emotional past. The film explores themes of love, loss and second chances. It shows the complexities of relationships and the sacrifices people make in the name of love.