Top 5 Indian movies every American must watch

Hey Friends! I have been planning to write this article on Top 5 Indian movies every American must watch for a long time. The main reason behind writing this article are my friends and relatives living in America. They’ve been asking me to keep them updated about the latest movies and the movies that are worth watching and I have always been the one to update them of the latest movie trend in India. Afterall it’s my FARZ to keep them updated 😀

In this article, I will list down the top 5 movies that everyone living outside of India must watch. I have particularly mentioned people living outside India because I’m 100% sure that everyone living in India had already seen it. Let’s start the countdown…

#1 3 Idiots

3 Idiots

This movie revolves around 3 friends, so does the name came “3 Idiots”. The storyline goes like this- Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them “idiots”. The very thing that inspired these 2 idiots has inspired everyone. This movie is directed by Rajkumar Hirani.

This is the movie which has become collectible for many. It teaches some really good life lessons and expands your mind to think infinite. The movie is full of fun as it depicts the life of an average engineering student in India. I’m an engineer myself so I can say that the depiction is so real and connected that I was feeling myself to become a part of the movie while watching it. This has been in my collection for almost 5 years and I have watched it numerous times. I highly recommend that you watch it too… 

#2 PK


Yet another classic directed by Rajkumar Hirani starring Amir Khan. This movie has changed the minds of millions living in India. The movie has targeted to break the false beliefs of the very people living in India (not only india but people from every country).

The storyline of the movie goes like this – An Alien from the outer space visits earth. This Alien looks exactly like humans but asks questions which nobody has ever asked before. The questions are so simple and childlike which carries the deep meaning and curiosity.

Each and every part of the movie is filled with entertainment and knowledge. This movie will surely give you a new way of thinking. I request you to watch the movie with your mind open and if you can enjoy it with your friends and family.

#3 My name is Khan

This movie is directed by Karan Johar starring Shahrukh Khan (SRK) and Kajol. This is one of my favourite on-screen couple. This movie is one of those which are ough to make you numb.

My name is Khan

The storyline goes like this – Rizwan Khan, a Muslim from the Borivali section of Mumbai, suffers from Asperger’s syndrome, a form of high-functioning autism that complicates socialization. The adult Rizwan marries a Hindu single mother, Mandira, in San Francisco. After 9/11, Rizwan is detained by authorities at LAX who mistake his disability for suspicious behavior. Following his arrest, he meets Radha, a therapist who helps him deal with his situation and his affliction. Rizwan then begins a journey to meet US President Bush to clear his name.

[From IMDB]

After watching this movie, there’s one thing that I would like to say – There are different people living on this planet. Some are good and some are bad. The definition of good and bad is not consistent and it keeps on changing with time by the most powerful people of the world or the people who lure for the power. Every person wears a lens of perception which distorts his/her vision and restricts him to see what’s the actual reality. But then there is another breed of people who are gifted. They are born with naked vision and see the things as they are without any filter. Rizwan Khan is one such soul who will touch your heart for sure.

I would just say that you watch this movie without presuming anything. Watch this movie for its intent and message and that there is nothing in this world that holds more power than an emotion of LOVE.

#4 Jab We Met


Released in 2007, Jab We Met is a romantic drama movie. With real life love couples of that time being the star cast of this movie added to make this movie a hit.

Storyline of the movie goes like this – A depressed wealthy businessman finds his life changing after he meets a spunky and care-free young woman. Watch the movie to see how his life takes a turn along with all the masti and comedy on the way.

The movie gave the audience the type of masala they expect from every comedy drama. Songs adds to the beauty of the movie. Each and every song is popular and if you will ever plan to take a survey for the likliness of the songs in this movie then you will find 9/10 people saying that it’s their favourite. Jab We Met was a fresh story of it’s time with pure entertainment.

#5 Taare Zameen Par

This movie is directed by Amir Khan himself. Taare Zameen Par questions the very foundation of how this world operates. This is a one time movie that everyone must watch.

The storyline of the movie goes like this – An 8 year boy was thought to be a trouble-maker. Nobody tried to understand the real problem of that boy, not even his own parents. Until later, a teacher came into his life. This new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problems in the boy’s life.

Every part of the movie teaches you a lesson. It expands one’s awareness for the disease called Dyslexia and gives a knowledge how to handle people who are suffering from this disease.

I hope you watch and enjoy all the movies listed above. If you’ve have something to share then I’m all ears. Just comment below with your favorite movies and let the discussion start.

As Always
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