Top 10 Sad Movies from Bollywood

While there have been numerous Bollywood films that have made us laugh and entertained us to the core there are many that have left us teary eyed. The storyline, plot, and songs of these films have been skillfully woven and the actors have portrayed their part extremely well. No wonder, we love watching these over and over again, despite the gloominess they create. We have curated a list of 10 Bollywood films, that are truckload of emotions.

Mother India (1957)

Mother India, starring the beautiful yesteryear actress Nargis, is one of the saddest films produced in Bollywood till date. It revolves around the life of a poverty-stricken woman, Radha, played by Nargis, who struggles hard to bring up her sons. The emotional sequences throughout the film and its tragic ending bring tears to the eyes each time you watch it. The film’s storyline and screenplay are brilliant.

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Anand (1971)

The movie revolves around the life of Anand, played by the versatile Rajesh Khanna. This full of life character suffers from cancer and dies at the end. The movie includes several heart-rending scenes and quotes that are sure to bring tears to your eyes. Anand also stars the multitalented Amitabh Bachchan and Sumita Sanyal in the lead roles.

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Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988)

The film, directed by Nasir Hussain is said to be inspired by Shakespeare’s novel, Romeo and Juliet. It revolves around the characters Raj and Rashmi, played by Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla, who fight all odds to be together, however they die at the end leaving us sad and gloomy. Aamir and Juhi’s chemistry was loved by the audience and they signed up several projects together post the film.

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Devdas (2002)

This epic drama starring Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit is yet another Bollywood production that sees a tragic ending. The central characters of the film, Devdas and Paro are madly in love with each other however they are forced to part ways due to family disputes. It is sad to see how Devdas, a true gentleman ruins his life by turning a drunkard.

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Tere Naam (2003)

Yet another film that leaves us sad each time we watch it. Tere Naam depicts the story of an obsessive lover, Radhe Mohan, portrayed by Salman Khan. He loses his sanity during the course of the film and is sent to a mental asylum. He eventually recovers and returns back only to find his lover dead.

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Kal Ho Na Ho (2003)

The cheerful and loving Aman, played by the dashing Shahrukh Khan, brings joy and hope to the lives of everyone around however his own life is slowly deteriorating as he suffers from the serious cardiovascular disease. The shocking truth about Aman’s ill health and his death towards the end of the film leaves the audience numb.


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Rang De Basanti (2006)

You will enjoy the pre-interval part that includes several fun-filled scenes depicting the friendship of five carefree young boys. However, the death of one of their friends turns them into rebels and they decide to take revenge eventually losing their own lives.

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Taare Zameen Par (2007)

Though the film sees a happy ending, there are several distressing moments throughout. The child actor, Darsheel Safari, who plays the central character in the film, has done a tremendous job. It is difficult to hold back your tears seeing him in pain.

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Rockstar (2011)

This youthful film directed by Imtiaz Ali had several moments that made us laugh, but the film slowly moved towards a tragic end. The beautiful love story of the central characters played by the handsome Ranbir Kapoor and the sassy Nargis Fakhri is awe-inspiring and it is sad to see them part ways and yearn for each other.


Raanjhanaa (2013)

The film, starring Sonam Kapoor and Dhanush in the lead includes a series of jovial sequences during the first half wherein the latter tries to vow the former. However, the second half is rather tragic as Sonam successfully plots Dhanush’s murder, believing that he got her would-be-husband killed.

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