Bollywood films do not receive a huge amount of attention outside India however the filmmaking industry in the country creates more films than Hollywood each year. Aside from the impressive development of filmmaking in the country, the digital age also ushered a selection of well shot and written films that can easily rival Hollywood blockbusters.

The following are the top five Bollywood films. Some of them are known for their impressive digital rendering while others are just plain amazing when it comes to acting and storytelling.

3 Idiots

The movie is an instant hit in Bollywood and has become a sort of cult movie in the west. Aside from its impressive story and great comedic sketches, the film is also helmed by some of the most popular actors in the country.


Made in 2010, Dabangg is one of the classic Bollywood films that incorporated action with well known actors. It was a big hit following its initial release and is highly regarded as one of the best films on the year it was released.


Released in 2011, “Ready” is another top grossing Bollywood film. The movies success as a romantic comedy stems from its leading actors: Salman Khan and Asin – both known for drawing audiences to theaters.


A remake of the 2005 film of the same name, the film became a box-office success with Amir Khan as its lead with Asin playing the same role from the original film.

Golmaal 3

The only sequel in the list, Golmaal 3 became a commercial box office success as most of its lead actors are back. Although reviews were not all positive, it still went on to be a highly successful movie in the country.


  • Dan
    On 22/03/2012 11:45 am 0Likes

    I think that “Slum dog millionaire” will be in the first position for many more years. The film brought Bollywood to the mainstream in the UK by cleverly mixing bollywood dancing and a typicla love story with a gritty from rags to riches narrative. The inclusion of a UK actor and the show “Who wants to be a millionaire” made the piece appear even more UK focused.

  • Joseph
    On 29/05/2012 10:22 am 0Likes

    I think that the 3 idiots was again a brilliant movie made my Mr Aamir Khan. All of his movies seem to turn out perfect, that is why he is known as Mr perfectionist in India. Recently he has started a show called Satya mev jayte which is a social program. He has tried to show the wrongdoers through the qualitative information just to make people of it. I think that he has taken a very good step. I applaud him for that.

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