100 Greatest Bollywood Sad Movies: Bollywood Films with Sad Endings

Top 100 Bollywood Sad Movies

100 Greatest Bollywood Sad Movies: Bollywood Films with Sad Endings
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Over the years a number of Bollywood films with sad endings have come to lights. This article showcases an epic list of Bollywood sad movies, the best Hindi films with sad endings.

Not very story has a happy ending. While majority of the movies made in Bollywood are entertainers with happy endings, there have been a number of sad movies that have become cult favorites with film buffs. Fairytale romances are often showcased in films, and there’s reason for that. The story and script of an entertainer dictates the earnings of the film. While film aficionados may prefer various film genres in Bollywood, every decade in Hindi films suggest its movies that are made for the entire family that become superhits or blockbuster hits. Hindi movies with tragic endings may not be popular with masses in India, however a significant number of sad endings in films have had a significant impact on people in everyday life.

A Hindi film with a little bit of action, comedy, romance, suspense and drama has a greater chance of succeeding at the box office than a movie that portrays the harsh realities of life.

Few filmmakers in India have been able to achieve grand success with sad endings in Bollywood films. In recent years Bollywood has been churning films keeping youth centric audiences in mind. Majority of movie goers in India are youth. Choices and preferences of youth, especially in urban cities differ drastically. Youth in India love elements in movies they can relate to. Sad endings in movies have become rather popular with youth because it’s something they are able to associate with.

Why Bollywood Movies with Sad Endings have become Popular

Since the black and white era there have been Hindi films that have captured human emotions brilliantly. The pain and suffering an individual goes through in different circumstances has been aesthetically brought to life in certain Bollywood sad movies. Sad endings in movies definitely do not leave you with a ecstatic vibe, however what tragic endings in movies do is bring alive various emotions that evoke thought over a episode or issue you normally do not pay heed to. A number of romantic Bollywood movies with sad endings have gone onto becoming excessively popular with the masses because of the circumstantial events portrayed that are relatable in everyday life.

In many movies with sad endings audiences sympathize or empathize with characters. Also, in certain movies it’s negative characters that earn sympathy votes from audiences. Since the black and white era sad movies have been appreciated for their brutally honest account of emotional turmoil. In recent decades a number of Bollywood movies with tragic endings have become blockbusters. While sad movies may not be popular with a large section of film audiences in India, they will definitely be made in a larger number in the coming years.

The space below showcases a list of the best Bollywood movies with sad endings

100 Greatest Sad Bollywood Movies

  1. Kal Ho Na Ho (2003)
  2. Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)
  3. Devdas (2002)
  4. Anand (1971)
  5. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
  6. Rang De Basanti (2006)
  7. Aashiqui 2 (2013)
  8. Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham (2001)
  9. Guzaarish (2010)
  10. The Dirty Picture (2011)
  11. Mother India (1957)
  12. Vaastav (1999)
  13. Neerja (2016)
  14. Raanjhanaa (2013)
  15. Tere Naam (2003)
  16. Kai Po Che (2013)
  17. Sadma (1983)
  18. Mughal-e-Azam (1960)
  19. Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna (2006)
  20. Baazigar (1993)
  21. Fanaa (2006)
  22. Rockstar (2011)
  23. Kya Kehna (2000)
  24. Jism (2003)
  25. Agneepath (2012)
  26. Humari Adhoori Kahani (2015)           
  27. Deewar (1979)
  28. Ishaqzaade (2012)
  29. Omkara (2006)
  30. Highway (2014)
  31. Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram- Leela (2013)
  32. Ek Villain (2014)
  33. Lootera (2013)
  34. Chalte Chalte (2003)
  35. PK (2014)
  36. Fan (2016)
  37. Dhadkan (2000)
  38. Bewafaa (2005)
  39. Main Hoon Na (2004)
  40. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
  41. Kites (2010)
  42. Shor (1972)
  43. Muqaddar ka Sikandar (1978)
  44. Noorie (1979)
  45. Ugly (2013)
  46. Ek Dujhe Ke Liye (1981)
  47. Jannat (2008)
  48. Awarapan (2007)
  49. The Lunchbox (2013)
  50. Saajan (1991)
  51. Do Aankhen Baraha Haath (1957)
  52. Sanam Teri Kasam (2016)
  53. Bewafai (1985)  
  54. Sohni Mahiwal (1984)
  55. Mere Jeevan Saathi (2006)
  56. Gangster (2006)
  57. Raees (2017)
  58. Sangam (1964)
  59. Table No. 21 (2013)
  60. Vivah (2006)
  61. Anarkali (1953)
  62. Madhumati (1958)
  63. Maqbool (2003)
  64. Gulaal (2009)
  65. Rehnaa Hai Tere Dil Mein (2001)
  66. Mera Naam Joker (1970)
  67. Gupt (1997)
  68. Dil Se (1998)
  69. Mohabbatein (2000)
  70. CityLights (2014)
  71. Paa (2009)
  72. Fiza (2000)
  73. Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959)
  74. Ishq Vishk (2003)
  75. Do Bhiga Zameen (1953)
  76. Anjaana Anjaani (2010)
  77. Darr (1993)
  78. Guide (1965)
  79. Anjali (1990)
  80. Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon (2003)
  81. Paan Singh Tomar (2010)
  82. Naseeb (1997)  
  83. Aap Ki Kasam (1974)
  84. Bas Ek Pal (2005)
  85. Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam (1962)
  86. Haider (2014)
  87. Udta Punjab (2016)
  88. Masoom (1983)
  89. New York (2009)
  90. Sholay (1975)
  91. Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002)
  92. Umrao Jaan (1981)
  93. Waqt: Race Against Time (2005)
  94. Maachis (1984)
  95. Ghajini (2008)
  96. Ek Main Aur Ek Tu (2012)
  97. Pyaasa (1957)
  98. Ae Dil hai Mushkil (2016)
  99. Who Lamhe (2006)
  100. Force (2011)

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Where is rab ne bana di jodi...rab ne bana di jodi movie kha he ?


I haven't watched Kal Ho Naho but listened to the song. I like it. The movie, I believe, is very good with Shah Rukh Khan as the main star. I can't wait to watch it, actually.


You should find time to watch the movie. Yeah, Shah Rukh Khan is at his splendid best.