India is a vast land of vast cultures. Not one not two but there are almost 5-6 Hindu festivals that are celebrated with great pomp and show, amongst the localities, towns, villages, and in each house. Out of them one such most celebrated festival of Hindus is Navratri. Navratri is a 9-day festival, where Lord Durga is worshipped for nine long days. She is requested by her devotees to come to their homes.
And when we are excited about worshipping Maa Durga on her auspicious 9 days, we are excited for one more thing and that’s Garba and Dandiya, the folk dances of Rajasthan and Gujrat. Not only these two states but now every state of India, celebrates Navratri with garnba and dandiya in their own ways. Every night of Navratri is celebrated and garba-dandiya is celebrated, where people gather wearing colorful traditional dresses to dance with their hearts.
But along with worshipping and dancing, on days and nights, we are left out with our afternoon part of the day, which might get boring for some of us. so for them, you can have a foolproof plan. You know what? Wait lemme explain it. You can watch 9 different Bollywood movies, this will not only excite you about Navratri, but along with it you will get to know some new dance moves and also some new looks to groove on Garba-dandiya night.
So let us proceed with 9 best movies for you to watch with your family in Navratri.
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1 Durga (1939)
Navratri despite a festival of joy and happiness, celebrates the women’s power. As Maa Durga is worshipped in these 9 days she is worshipped in her 9 different faces, where she is even cruel to the world, and sometimes loving to the world. Above all the main is her great strength and power, which the world has always in the past tried to compress females, Maa Durga has been the symbol of women’s power. In Navratri, watching this Indian epic Film Durga starring Devika Rani as Durga a young girl, living with her ill mother, trying to go in search of money to get help for her mother. But when every fortune was against them, she was sent as a helper to her, a doctor in the town which was her last hope to help her mother survive.
2 Kai Po Che (2013)
One of the best movies released by the Bollywood industry till now is Kai Po Che starring the best actors of B-town, late Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkummar Rao, and Amit Sadh. This is the story of three friends, in a time-lapse, where two of them are sitting in a tea stall recalling their earlier days with their third friend who died 10 years back. The three ran a sports club teaching children, but due to religious riots, one of the Muslim friends was killed and the other was in jail. After 10 years they sat regretting, with tears rolling down their cheeks. this would be the best film for you to watch with your family.
3 Ramleela (2013)
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s one of best-directed films Goliyon ki Rasleela Ram-Leela is one of the best Gujrat-based films, starring today’s favorite couple and best actors and actresses of the world, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. They both belong to families who have engaged in rivalries against each other for decades. But these new teens fall in Love with each other and now are separated due to their family boundaries and fights. This film has the best Navratri song, which you will surely enjoy.
4 Gulaab Gang (2014)
Another Bollywood movie, celebrating the power and strength of women is Gulaab Gang, directed by Soumik Sen starring Madhuri Dixit in the lead role and Juhi Chawla in the negative lead. Madhuri Dixit plays the role of Rajjo, who runs a pink gang of women, where everyone wears a pink saree, and deals with the matter of female abuses like murder, rape, dowry, and other cases in the village. Rajjo and her gang fight in the film against Jyhi Chawla a politician who uses girls for bad things. This will be another best movie for you to see especially with your daughters to teach them to be bold and powerful.
5 Kahani 2: Durga Rani Singh (2016)
Mothers are always the biggest savior to their kids, we have always heard. But have you ever seen a woman helping another girl? Watch Kahani 2 and you will come to know, that Vidya Sahani played by Vidya Balan, is the mother of a young girl Minnie who is paralyzed from her body don her waist. Minnie is not Viday’s real daughter, but while working in Kolkata she adopted her, as Minni was abused by her uncle, her grandmother tortured her for being wrong, and thus Minnie attempted suicide.
Minnie and Vidya now live together. But one day Viday finds her daughter missing and gets a thrat call from the kidnapper, who was Minnie’s uncle. Now Vidya goes to the comma knocked down by a taxi and after that, she escapes all the police officers and reaches Kolkata, saving her daughter with the help of policeman Indrajeet who was Viday’s ex-husband. And at last Vidya and Minnie are shown traveling while Indrajet is happy with his current family.
6 Loveyatri (2018)
Loveyati is a typical love film, which will be enjoyed by you only if you love watching romantic films. It opens up with a local Gujarati boy and an NRI girl meeting and falling in love with each other while playing garba in the towns of Gujrat. They soon start feeling for each other. But due to the difference in their family positions, they were being scared of saying their love to the world. And what is happening next in her life, will be known to you only if you watch the film. So go and enjoy, along with its Navratri special songs which will make you thrill hearing it.
7 Padmaavat (2018)
If you are waiting to watch some epic films from our Indian history and Hindu culture, then don’t wait and just watch this epic movie by Sanja Leela Bhansali, starring Deepika Padukone in lead and Ranveer Singh as the negative lead of “Padmaavat”. this is the story of a Rajputani Rani Padmaavat, who was loved by Sultan Alauddin Khalji for being the epitome of beauty and grace, but Rani Padmaavat was a loyal Hindu wife of Rajput leader Maharawal Ratan Singh. When Khalji saw Rani he decided to attack her kingdom and make her and her entire kingdom his slaves. but our rani Padmaavat was a bron fighter, after the news of her husband’s death she made herself sati in the fire and Khalji was never able to touch her.
8 Satya Prem ki Katha (2023)
Again the newly released love story film, Satya Prem ki Katha starring Kartik Aryan and Kiara Advani. The film is a smooth love-going film, where Katha and Sattu a Gujarat boy and girl, meet while playing Garba. Sattu falls in love with the girl KAtha but finds she is engaged to Tapan. One year later when he finds Tapan and Katha are broken, he plans some tricks, and Katha’s marriage proposal is sent to Sattu’s house. They both were engaged. But some ups and downs happened in their life and decided to call off their marriage. But out of love, everything was sorted and Katha and Sattu were married in the end.
9 Rocky or Rani (2023)
The confusing love film, by Karan Johar starring Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh, is a movie must-watch for the ones who love to watch love films like this which is full of Indian family drama. The story of a Punjabi rich boy and an Bengali intelligent girl, wh bith fell in love. However, due to insecurities between their families agreed to find some way and try to become close to each other’s family as strangers. But things didn’t go well and they had to separate due to some issues. But we have always heard true love always wins, and time changed and they both were happily married to each other and accepted by each other families.
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