Best Hindi movies on Amazon Prime to watch in 2022

The internationally renowned musicals of Bollywood are just a small part of Indian entertainment. Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s start small. Regional productions are available in languages spoken all across the nation. There are also fantastic short films and recently some really excellent television.  Hindi films, the most popular language for Indian films with a wide range of genres, are available on Amazon in impressive numbers. Just to see what the fuss is about, watch a Bollywood classic. You’ve found it! Want a poorly-written but underrated gem? We also have a couple of those;


This movie, which was written and directed by Meghna Gulzar, is one of the best mainstream Indian movies of the decade. Sehmat Khan (Alia Bhatt), is a young woman hired to spy for India during the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War. Sehmat’s father, who passes away soon after the wedding, assigns Sehmat to spy on the Pakistani family she marries.

The training montage, tense surveillance, and brushes with death are all staples of any spy film, but Bhatt’s performance grounds the cost of espionage in a way that few movies manage. After a stressful encounter or when confronted with the results of her actions the body count of war allegedly greater than any of the people caught in its crossfire Sehmat frequently breaks down.

Many Indian movies fall prey to irrational nationalism, but this one feels different because it is looked at through the eyes of a youthful India and Pakistan, and because characters like Sehmat’s partner Iqbal (Vicky Kaushal) are never made into villains but are instead given a sense of reality and relatability.

  • Director: Meghna Gulzar
  • Cast: Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, and others
  • IMBD Rating: 7.7/10

Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham

Considered to be another one of Bollywood’s classics given by Karan Johar, the movie tells the tale of a wealthy Indian family that adheres rigidly to tradition and is very patriarchal. The family consists of two kids, one of whom is being adopted, a meek but loving mother, and a very traditional father.

The poor girl is rejected after her father refuses to leave her because the adopted son falls in love with her despite the poor girl being prohibited by traditional family rules. Seeing the suffering hidden behind his parents’ pride ten years later, the youngest son is arranging for their reunion. The movie is definitely worth seeing because of its witty dialogue and heartwarming scenes.

  • Director: Karan Johar
  • Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Kareena Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Amitabh Bachhan, and others
  • Rating: 7/10

Gully Boy

Rap music provides comfort for Murad, played by Ranveer Singh, a college student from the slums of Mumbai. As he gains more knowledge of the genre, he experiments with lyrics and performance, showcasing a natural skill that catapults him to local stardom and beyond. Another prominent character that can be often seen in the movie is Sakeena (Alia Bhatt) who is Murad’s headstrong girlfriend.

Both of them share witty yet very sweet chemistry, in fact, she is Sakeena is Murad’s biggest supporter. Safe to say that Alia Bhatt has done a great job of portraying a very headstrong girl, living in a conservative Muslim household.

The film also features numerous Indian rappers and music artists from across the nation represented on the soundtrack, including executive producer Nas on one of the songs. 

  • Director: Zoya Akhtar
  • Cast: Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Sidhaant Chaturvedi, and others
  • IMBD Rating: 7.9/10

Dil Tou Pagal Hai

The movie is a romantic musical dramedy that aired in 1997 and was an instant hit and is considered to be a Bollywood classic. Rahul(Shahrukh Khan), a dance theatre company’s director is frequently encouraged, teased, and cherished by his lead performer Nisha (Karishma Kapoor).

When Nisha hurts her ankle, the business discovers a new top spot in Pooja (Madhuri Dixit), who assails everyone with her natural talent and unavoidably falls in love with Rahul.

Dil To Pagal Hai continues to be relevant after more than 30 years thanks to a potent combination of Bollywood natural ability, including seasoned actors who gave grounded and alluring performances, bringing Chopra’s irresistible script to life.

Despite how simple it would be to write off the movie as a romantic triangle, Chopra’s script gives Nisha and Pooja space to breathe, grow, love, and hurt as individuals and never pits them against one another (aside from in one memorable dance number), which only serves to highlight their emotional depth. 

  • Director: Yash Chopra
  • Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Karishma, Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, and others
  • IMBD Rating: 7/10


Radhika Madan and Sanya Malhotra’s characters, sisters Badki and Chutki, don’t just get along poorly; they battle with the ferocity of savage beasts or rival nation-states. The troubled father (Vijay Raaz) tries valiantly to calm the fighting siblings but to no avail.

They screech and claw at one another throughout their lives in front of friends, husbands, kids, and the local villagers, and Madan and Malhotra are fantastic in it.

  • Director: Vishal Bhardwaj 
  • Cast:  Sanya Malhotra, Radhika Madan, Mrunal Thakur,  Sunil Grover, Vijay Raaz.
  • IMBD Rating: 7.2/10

Chak De India

Who doesn’t enjoy a moving sports film? The 2007 film by Shimit Amin centers on India’s national field hockey team, a motley crew of women from wildly dissimilar religious and cultural backgrounds who serve as an example of India’s internal tension and diversity.

Veteran men’s team captain Kabir Khan (Shahrukh Khan) must motivate his players like any fictional coach worth his salt in order to forge a cohesive team and atone for his own previous setbacks.

There are class differences between people from villages and cities, a haughty star player (Sagarika Ghatge), a misinformed loose cannon (Chitrashi Rawat), and player judgments about each other’s reasons for joining and remaining on the team.

Although Khan does his best, the focus of this film is India’s indomitable but frequently undervalued women. They’re the ones you’ll support throughout the entire game.

  • Director: Shimit Amin
  • Cast: Shahrukh Khan,  Shimit Amin, Jaideep Sahni, Aditya Chopra, Vidya Malvade, Shilpa Shukla, Sagarika Ghatge, Chitrashi Rawat, Vivan Bhatena
  • IMBD Rating: 8.1/10

Band Baaja Baraat

Despite early disagreements, after Bittoo (Ranveer Singh) gatecrashed a wedding, he and Shruthi (Anushka Sharma) decide to work together as event planners. Business is booming now after some early setbacks, but as Shruthi had feared, it also results in one or both of them developing feelings. The movie served as a remarkable debut for both leads.

The first-time feature filmmaking team of Maneesh Sharma and Habib Faisal’s script prevents this from becoming another one of the countless Indian movies and television shows about weddings, planning a wedding, and the blossoming of love amid the festivities of a Shaadi.

Overall, the movie is very fun to watch and definitely an underrated gem of Bollywood.

  • Director: Maneesh Sharma
  • Cast: Anushka Sharma, Ranveer Singh, and others
  • IMBD Rating: 7.2/10


In this Amit Masurkar movie, forest officer Vidya Vincent (Vidya Balan) is dispatched to find a stray tiger. As a representative of the government, Vidya encounters resistance from dishonest and influential individuals who perhaps dismiss the integrity of Indian wildlife or disregard her because she is a woman.

The title also has a lot to do with the fact that strong women are referred to as Sherni. The conflict is kept subtle but simmering, which constantly makes allusions to something bigger, like the tiger lurking in plain sight.

Balan is renowned for her unforgettable performances, and she is surrounded in this scene by supporting cast members that are superbly authentic and feels improbably real.

  • Director: Amit V. Masurkar
  • Cast: Vidhya Balan, Vijay Raaz, Sharat Saxena, and others
  • IMBD Rating: 6.8/10

Hum Tum

This entertaining sequel to When Harry Met Sally follows Rhea (Rani Mukherji) and Karan (Saif Ali Khan) as they get to know one another over the course of more than ten years.

He irritates her to no end at first, and they both start saying harmful stereotypes regarding the other gender, but as time goes on, both characters grow up and form a strong friendship that develops into romantic love.

We were terrified of revisiting Hum Tum in 2018 because we thought it would crumble under the weight of current criticism, but it matches up remarkably well. Khan and Mukherji had a string of successful costarring roles because their chemistry was so good.

You’ll have a great time if you can overlook some editing and attire that feels very 2005.

  • Director: Konal Kohli
  • Cast: Rani Mukherjee, Saif Ali Khan, and others 
  • IMBD Rating: 7/10


Vikram (Pavail Gulati) slaps Ami (Taapsee Pannu) in front of numerous witnesses at a party, shattering their ostensibly perfect marriage.  Anubhav Sinha wisely decides to follow Ami and Vikram’s disintegrating domestic life through the viewpoints and experiences of everyone nearby.

In India, where even modest proportions compensate millions of women, domestic abuse is a major issue. Their solitary neighbor criticizes the maid even with wanting to put the entire episode behind her, while the maid dismisses Ami’s knowledge and uses it to excuse her own domestic abuse.

Ami’s brother disagrees with his wife’s viewpoint because he has his own. The slap is purposefully portrayed as pivotal at times and trivial at others, actively gaslighting the viewer and pressuring them to adopt their own point of view.

While Ami does deliver at least one somber monologue in what could very well be a Bollywood movie with a message, the rest of the movie is far more thought-provoking and compelling than many other movies with more action.

  • Director: Anubhav Sinha
  • Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Pavail Gulati, Ratna Pathak, Tanvi Azmi, Dia Mirza, Ram Kapoor.
  • IMBD Rating: 7/10

Joanne Wells

Joanne Wells is a media journalist for ScreenNearYou. She reports on the inside conversations in Hollywood. Also, she loves pizza!

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