10 Top Bollywood Films to Watch on Netflix in 2024

We are proud to present a curated list of the 10 best Bollywood films that await your streaming on Netflix in 2024.

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Netflix is ready to present a pulse-racing storm.

Netflix is one of the most prolific, monumental streaming platforms out there.

It hosts a variety of entertaining content, from films to television shows.

Users can enjoy different genres of material.

Whether you’re an action fan or a romantic, there is always something to see.

Regarding Bollywood, the streaming giant certainly does not fall behind.

It presents a vibrant cohort of films that ticks the boxes for every type of Bollywood buff.

In 2024, Netflix has diverse content that awaits your essential viewership.

Are you struggling for suggestions on what to watch? DESIblitz is here to help.

We showcase 10 Bollywood films that you must watch on Netflix in 2024.

Mrs Chatterjee vs Norway (2023)

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Director: Ashima Chibber
Stars: Rani Mukerji, Anirban Bhattacharya, Neena Gupta, Jim Sarbh

One of Bollywood’s best biopicsMrs Chatterjee vs Norway is a hard-hitting salute to motherhood and resilience.

The film chronicles the true story of Debika Chatterjee (Rani Mukerji) whose children get unfairly taken away from her by Norwegian authorities.

It is up to Debika to regain custody of them and reunite with the ones she loves the most in the world.

She finds little support from her husband Aniruddha ‘Anirudh’ Chatterjee (Anirban Bhattacharya).

Her solicitor Daniel Singh Ciupek (Jim Sarbh) neither offers sympathy.

Therefore, Debika takes on an entire nation, battling through the courts and fighting the system.

For Mrs Chatterjee vs Norway, Rani won the Filmfare Critics Award for ‘Best Actress’ in 2024.

The film is a rousing testament to the human spirit.

Jawan (2023)

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Director: Atlee
Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi, Deepika Padukone

Atlee’s Jawan presents Shah Rukh Khan as you have never seen him before.

He stars as the ex-commando Captain Vikram Rathore and the jailer of a woman’s prison Azad.

Azad teams up with six female inmates to achieve justice for crimes that were committed against them.

He must also face an arms dealer named Kalee Gaikwad (Vijay Sethupathi).

Jawan highlights the importance of having a voice and learning to use it when the need arises.

The film is strengthened by sterling performances from Nayanthara (Narmada Rai) and Deepika Padukone (Aishwarya Rathore).

Jawan emerged as the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2023, beating SRK’s previous blockbuster Pathaan (2023).

It is a viewing experience of top quality.

If you have not seen Jawan, Netflix is ready to present a pulse-racing storm.

12th Fail (2023)

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Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Stars: Vikrant Massey, Medha Shankar, Anant V Joshi, Anshumaan Pushkar

12th Fail narrates the true saga of the Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Manoj Kumar Sharma.

Manoj is brought to life in the film by Vikrant Massey, who delivers a performance for the ages.

12th Fail depicts Manoj’s rise from extreme poverty to success.

He dedicates every pore of his being to passing his Class 12 exams.

Manoj finds an anchor in the love of his life Shraddha Joshi (Medha Shankar).

Medha infuses Shraddha with compassion and support, adding a lovely, romantic layer to 12th Fail.

However, this doesn’t diverge the film from its main plot, which is an ode to perseverance and hard work.

In a Medium review of the film, Aruna Veerappan likens it to its standing on Netflix:

“On a lazy weekend, scrolling through Netflix to find something good is pretty common.

“But when you stumble upon a movie that really touches your heart, it’s special.

“Today, I watched the Hindi film 12th Fail, and it hit me on a deeper level.”

Animal (2023)

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Director: Sandeep Reddy Vanga
Stars: Anil Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Rashmika Mandanna, Bobby Deol

Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s enthralling Animal is one of Bollywood’s historic films.

Ranbir Kapoor takes centre stage as Ranvijay ‘Vijay’ Singh and Aziz Haque.

Vijay loves his father Balbir Singh (Anil Kapoor), but takes this love to extreme levels.

He is willing to kill, plot, and scheme for the welfare of Balbir.

This causes strains in his other relationships, including his marriage to Geetanjali Iyengar Singh (Rashmika Mandanna).

While Vijay fights with a menacing Abrar Haque (Bobby Deol), the song ‘Saari Duniya Jala Denge‘ accurately encapsulates Vijay’s disarming devotion to his father.

Admittedly, Animal did receive criticism for allegedly showing toxic masculinity, but what cannot be denied is the breathtaking storyline and the exceptional performances.

Ranbir portrays something of a charming opportunist, who should never be crossed.

Animal is one of Indian cinema’s greatest father-son dramas.

For that, it should be watched by everyone.

Dunki (2023)

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Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Stars: Taapsee Pannu, Shah Rukh Khan, Boman Irani, Vikram Kochhar, Anil Grover, Vicky Kaushal

Rajkumar Hirani’s cinema is known for intertwining socialism with original humour.

Dunki sheds light on the illegal immigration technique known as the ‘donkey flight’.

In the film, Hardayal ‘Hardy’ Singh Dhillon (Shah Rukh Khan) is on a mission to go to London.

Joining him are Manu Randhawa (Taapsee Pannu), Sukhi Singh (Vicky Kaushal), Buggu Lakhanpal (Vikram Kochhar), and Anil Grover (Balli Kakkad).

In classic Hirani style, the theme of the film is serious, yet conveyed in a jovial manner.

It is also refreshing to see Rajkumar team up with SRK for the first time.

Dunki is rich with tear-jerking scenes such as Hardy’s speech to a British judge and the heart-wrenching climax.

The film capped off SRK’s mind-blowing hat trick in 2023 which marked a remarkable comeback for the actor after several years of screen absence.

Watch Dunki to get educated as well as entertained.

Kho Gaye Hum Kahan (2023)

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Director: Arjun Varain Singh
Stars: Ananya Panday, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Adarsh Gourav

Director Arjun Varain Singh makes a solid debut with the Netflix movie Kho Gaye Hum Kahan. 

A tale of friendship, ambition, and the pressure of social media, the film is thought-provoking and dynamic.

Ahana Singh (Ananya Panday), Imaad ‘Zeeshan’ Ali (Siddhant Chaturvedi), and Neil Pereira (Adarsh Gourav) are close friends.

They must navigate through the Gen Z struggles, while keeping their bond alive.

Ahana endures a messy break-up with Rohan Bhatia (Rohan Gurbaxani) and uses social media as a tool to win him back.

She must realise that she is worth so much more.

Meanwhile, Imaad and Neil are facing their demons, but what always comes out on top is the undying friendship of the group.

Times of India calls Kho Gaye Hum Kahan “highly relevant and unsettling modern-day horror”.

This relevance is the key to the outstanding reception that the film continues to receive.

Fighter (2024)

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Director: Siddharth Anand
Stars: Anil Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone

This film pays tribute to the tenacity and bravery of the Indian Air Force.

Fighter has three key players: Rakesh Rocky Jaisingh (Anil Kapoor), Shamsher ‘Patty’ Pathania (Hrithik Roshan), and Minal ‘Minni’ Rathore (Deepika Padukone).

During training for a dangerous mission, Minni falls in love with Patty, but a dark past haunts Patty.

He is also continuously getting in trouble for his tendency to put his needs above the rest of the squadron leaders.

Hrithik and Deepika share an electrifying chemistry in their first collaboration.

Adorned with ground-breaking aerial shots and cinematography, Fighter suggests just how far Indian cinema can progress.

Anil also provides emboldening authority, but there is no vanity in his portrayal, despite being the most senior performer.

Hrithik invests his soul into Fighter. Deepika too outdoes herself, particularly in a scene involving Minni’s parents who question their daughter’s position in the Air Force.

Watch Fighter for a thrilling, patriotic experience.

Laapataa Ladies (2024)

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Director: Kiran Rao
Stars: Natanshi Goel, Pratibha Ranta, Sparsh Srivastav, Ravi Kishan, Chhaya Kadam

After a 14-year gap, Kiran Rao returns to the director’s chair with a charming feminist tale in the form of Laapataa Ladies.

The film shows two brides who get lost in a train station in 2001.

Despite having never met each other, the two women inadvertently help each other discover their way back.

The timid Phool (Natanshi Goel) and the ambitious Jaya (Pratibha Ranta) are resourceful young ladies who inspire and impress those around them.

These people include the comedic yet scheming police officer Shyam Manohar (Ravi Kishan) and the vivacious, no-nonsense street food stand owner Manju Maai (Chhaya Kadam).

These characters are unique and relatable, perfectly capable of staying with the audience.

Saibal Chatterjee from NDTV praises the two characters:

“Ravi Kishan as the cop whose role in the story goes beyond just policing is terrific.

“And what does one say of Chhaya Kadam? She radiates brilliance.”

Laapataa Ladies is Kiran Rao at her finest. It is another feel-good gem from Aamir Khan Productions.

Shaitaan (2024)

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Director: Vikas Bahl
Stars: Ajay Devgn, R Madhavan, Jyothika, Janki Bodiwala, Anngad Raaj

Supernaturalism and horror are not genres that are regularly explored in Bollywood.

However, Vikas Bahl’s Shaitaan is a terrifying tale that connects both of these elements with hypnosis.

The married couple Kabir Rishi (Ajay Devgn) and Jyoti Rishi (Jyothika) live a happy family life.

They have two children: a daughter Jahnvi Rishi (Janki Bodiwala) and a son Dhruv Rishi (Anngad Raaj).

Their world is torn asunder when a mysterious Vanraj Kashyap (R Madhavan) enters their lives.

He casts a horrifying spell on Jahnvi, forcing her to follow all of his instructions.

Through a series of haunting events, Vanraj holds the family hostage in their farmhouse and has Janhvi threaten to harm her family if anything goes wrong.

Shaitaan also encompasses female empowerment, shown when Jyothika delivers action scenes in iconography that male actors enjoy.

The film is also a first for director Vikas who dabbles in horror for the first time, proving his versatility as a filmmaker.

With spell-binding performances (particularly from Madhavan), Shaitaan is one of the highest-grossing Indian horror films.

Netflix offers you a terrifyingly terrific tale.

Amar Singh Chamkila (2024)

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Director: Imtiaz Ali
Stars: Diljit Dosanjh, Parineeti Chopra

Moving back to the theme of biopics, we come to Imtiaz Ali’s Amar Singh Chamkila.

The film tells the story of its titular musician (Diljit Dosanjh) and his wife Amarjot (Parineeti Chopra).

Chamkila and Amarjot were two of the most beloved Punjabi singers.

Known for their unabashed explicit songs, they often performed duets.

They were tragically assassinated in 1988.

Released directly on Netflix, Amar Singh Chamkila provides a gripping insight into the lives of Chamkila and Amarjot.

The performances by Diljit and Parineeti are spectacular. The actors perform their songs themselves, adding authenticity and originality to the film.

Imtiaz, who had not had a great run with his cinema before this, puts himself firmly back into the race of acclaimed filmmakers.

AR Rahman’s score is another solid strength of the film that is a vivid depiction of two talented musicians.

When it comes to Netflix, the audience are often spoilt for choice regarding what to watch.

Millions of users can relate to the grating task of scrolling through the screen and deciding what to invest their time and attention in.

However, these Bollywood films are not to be missed.

Some were previously released on the big screen, while others were made especially for the platform.

These movies offer memorable stories in a variety of genres.

So, grab some popcorn, get comfortable, and embrace the best of Bollywood that Netflix has to offer in 2024!

Manav is our content editor and writer who has a special focus on entertainment and arts. His passion is helping others, with interests in driving, cooking, and the gym. His motto is: “Never hang on to your sorrows. Always be positive."

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