You have just started discovering Bollywood, or are yet to see and you do not know where to start or to go on? Well, this page is specially created for you. Here is a small list to advice your movie choices. This is, of course, based on which ones had great success (especially abroad) and are loved by most Bollywood fans. I did not choose according to my personal taste very much. I also considered the time of release, hence I only selected recent ones, so only those of the last decade though I probably will add some from the 90s. This is a (really) small selection to which I might add more movies in the future. But this is really a good way to start.
Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Madhuri Dixit, Jackie Shroff, Kirron Kher
The story of Devdas is not complicated. Devdas (Shahrukh Khan) and Paro (Aishwarya Rai) are childhood sweethearts. Sent abroad to study, Devdas comes back years later as a grown man, while Paro has blossomed into a celestial beauty. What was affection in their childhood turns to love, but due to social differences, Devdas is forbidden to marry her. Hence starts his own ruination when he turns to alcohol and to the courtesan Chandramukhi (Madhuri Dixit) to forget his pain…
Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Rani Mukherjee
Pakistani lawyer Saamiya Siddiqui (Rani Mukherjee) wishes to re-open the case of an Indian who spent the last 22 years in a Pakistani jail. Old and tired, the man opens up to Saamiya: his name is Veer Pratap Singh (Shahrukh Khan) and his love-story with Zaara (Preity Zinta) is his whole life. He was Indian, she was Pakistani and their love knew no boundaries…
Starring: Rani Mukherjee and Vivek Oberoi
The love-story of Aditya (Vivek Oberoi) and Suhani (Rani Mukherjee) starts off as any romance, but when their families do not get along, marriage seems impossible. They secretly marry and then elope, but soon discover marriage is not the dreamy reality they thought it would be.
Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)
Starring: Aamir Khan, Gracy Singh, Rachel Shelley
Set in the time of the British Empire in India, Lagaan (Land Tax) tells the story of a whole village ready to beat the British to their own game, Cricket, to get their dignity back and to prevent injustice.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)
Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor, Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee
Yashvardhan "Yash" Raichand (Amitabh Bachchan) is a very successful business man, living in a wealthy style. His family life seems also perfect with his wife Nandini (Jaya Bachchan) and their two sons Rahul (Shahrukh Khan) and Rohan. Yashvardhan is a man attached to traditions, and it is clear that his children shall marry according to his own choice. While he decides to arrange Rahul's marriage to his friend's daughter, Naina (Rani Mukherjee), Rahul meets and falls in love with Anjali (Kajol), a poor girl from Chandni Chowk. This brings the family to split when Rahul is disowned and is asked to leave his home.
Years later, an adult Rohan (Hrithik Roshan) discovers the whole story behind his brother's departure, he decides to fly to London right away, vowing to bring the family back together.