Best Hindi movies on Paramount Plus to watch in 2023

You have come to the right place if you love Bollywood and are looking for the best Hindi movies on Paramount Plus because we have compiled a list of them. These films are bursting with romance, fun, adventure, and love. These films focus on the empowerment of women, action, love, sacrifice, justice, and evolution with a dash of silliness, humor, and music.

Bloody Daddy

Hold onto your seats, folks, because there’s a gritty crime thriller on the horizon that’s about to take you on a wild ride! Picture this: a dynamic duo like no other, a father-son pair who are knee-deep in the underworld of gangsters. But wait, it’s not all black and white – there’s a twist that’s going to keep you hooked!

Stepping into this high-stakes world, we’ve got the versatile Shahid Kapoor in the role of a lifetime – a ruthless criminal mastermind who’ll move mountains to safeguard his family and his empire. And that’s not all, there’s a fresh face making waves – Priyanshu Painyuli takes the stage as the son with a heart of gold, caught in a whirlwind of his father’s dangerous dealings.

  • Director: Ali Abbas Zafar
  • Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Sanjay Kapoor, Diana Penty, Ronit Roy, Rajeev Khandelwal, Ankur Bhatia and Vivan Bhatena.
  • IMDb Rating: 6.7/10

Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani

Time to get your popcorn ready, because we’ve got some exciting Bollywood scoop for you! Set to grace the silver screens in 2023, “Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani” is the romantic comedy we’ve all been waiting for. Helmed by the ever-talented Karan Johar and penned by the creative trio Ishita Moitra, Shashank Khaitan, and Sumit Roy, this film is poised to be a rollercoaster of emotions, laughter, and of course, love. And guess what? It’s all brought to you by the incredible Dharma Productions – you know it’s going to be a cinematic treat!

The plot? Well, brace yourselves for this heartwarming tale. Meet Rocky, played by Singh, a struggling actor who’s got dreams as big as the silver screen itself. And then there’s Rani, portrayed by the remarkable Bhatt, a successful actress who’s got the world at her feet. These two charismatic souls cross paths on a film set and sparks fly – yes, it’s love in the air, my friends! But here’s the twist: Rocky and Rani’s families aren’t exactly cheering them on. Rocky’s dad, the oh-so-dashing Baldev Singh (played by Dharmendra), has his heart set on his son marrying into wealth. Meanwhile, Rani’s mom, the legendary Gayatri Devi (enacted by none other than Jaya Bachchan), has her sights on a successful match for her daughter.

Expect drama, humor, and a whole lot of romance as this unlikely love story unfolds against the backdrop of family expectations and societal pressures.

  • Director: Karan Johar
  • Cast: Ranveer Sing, Alia Bhatt,Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Churni Ganguly, Aamir Bashir, and Kshitee Jog.
  • IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

Queen

A conservative society is the setting for the female-focused movie Rani. It is about women’s emancipation, which demonstrates the imperative shift in the patriarchal mindset of the Indian community. Yes, India is developing and changing, but most Indian women still don’t feel as liberated as women in more industrialized nations. Because he is too “conservative” for the story’s heroine Rani (Queen), her fiancé breaks off their engagement. She sets out on a solo journey, visiting Paris and Amsterdam. She encounters freedom and independence, which she has never felt before. She decides to live her life as a queen at the conclusion of the film after imagining how she would like to.

  • Director: Vikas Bahl
  • Cast: Kangna Ranaut, Rajkumar Rao, Lisa Hyde, and others
  • Rating: 8.1/10

Bareilly ki Barfi

In the story, a tomboyish girl named Bitti Mishra from Bareilly runs away from home after yet another failed attempt at an arranged marriage. She purchases and reads the book Bareilly Ki Barfi while waiting for a train, and to her surprise discovers that she is the titular protagonist Barfi.

Upon her return home, she makes the decision to find the author, identified as one “Pritam Vidrohi” on the back cover. She is delighted that there is someone out there who would accept her just as she is. She is pointed toward Chirag Dubey by the owner of the printing press where the book was published, who informs her that Vidrohi is no longer a resident of the town.

He consents to act as a messenger and here begins what seems to be their love story. All this while Bitti is unaware of the fact that Chiraag is the real author of that book. However, the story climaxes with them having to marry different partners after five years of sharing a deep connection with one another. 

The romantic comedy is surely worth giving a watch as it will take you away from your worries for a little while.

  • Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
  • Cast: Kriti Sanon, Rajkumar Rao, Ayushman Khurrana, Pankaj Tripathi
  • IMBD Rating: 7.5/10

Manto

Manto tells the tale of a lovely soul. A novelist’s life story, including the unfortunate effects of the partition and her time spent before, during, and after the subcontinent gained independence. The plot of the film Manto moves along without any bumps, with the first half of the film focusing on the life of Manto and his circle of friends, which includes the wanderings of an artist, the consoling solitude of a poet, the unbridled creativity of a novelist, and the practicality and ingenuity of a family man.

  • Director: Nandita Das
  • Cast:  Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Rasika Duggal, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Javed Akhtar, Rishi Kapoor, Chandan Roy Sanyal,  Vinod Nagpal, Innamulhaq.
  • IMBD Rating: 7.3/10

Padman

The story of an Indian hero, Pad Man, is not what you might expect. Menstruation, like everything related to sex, is viewed as taboo and despised in many rural Indian households. Women frequently experience unhygienic conditions due to inadequate sex education, which can sometimes go so far as to keep them away from home on the days when they want their families the most. Our heroine embarks on a quest to challenge the notion that the menstrual cycle is something impure or a woman’s mistake because she is a woman. The movie somewhat also highlights the fact that how people don’t identify right and wrong while obeying cultural norms and the people who stand up against it have to bear the worst consequences even for a good cause.

Director: R. Balki

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, Radhika Apte, and others

Rating: 7.9/10

Mom

Sridevi is the perfect stepmom and just rocks at being a mom! Devaki, Nawazuddin’s character also teaches one to empathize with another’s suffering and sadness, so real-life mothers could learn a lot from her! You wouldn’t want to miss this compelling story, not even for a second! I would strongly advise everyone to watch it, especially parents and kids! Sajal Ali, Abhimanyu Singh, Akshaye Khanna, and Adnan Siddiqui. Everyone did a fantastic job! Undoubtedly, we anticipate seeing more of this kind. We need a tonne more Devakis to defend, fight for, and stand up for their daughters in real life!

  • Director: Ravi Udayawar
  • Cast:     Sri Devi, Adnan Siddique, Sajal Ali, Nawazuddin Siddique, Akshay Khanna
  • IMBD Rating: 7.2/10

Drishyam

Being a successful icon is not what defines a true gentleman; rather, it is how well he safeguards his family in the face of adversity. Due to our excessive involvement in professional development, we frequently forget our personal responsibilities. Unfortunately, there are some unavoidable situations where professional accomplishments are useless. In this film, an everyday person named Vijay (Ajay Devgn) and his family run into a cunning police officer named Meera (Taboo), who suspects them of kidnapping her only child. You will see throughout the film how Vijay rescues his family from this predicament, ultimately establishes his innocence before the law, and expresses his insightful opinion to Meera. Taboo and Ajay were excellent picks as far as their roles were concerned.

  • Director: Nishikant Kamat
  • Cast: Ajay Devgan, Tabu, and others
  • IMBD Rating: 8.2/10

Bahubali

A few years after Kattappa, a woman named Sivagami crosses a river while holding a baby in her arms. This story intrigued Rajamouli, who later asked his father, K. V. Vijayendra Prasad, to write the screenplay for the movie. His interest in mythology and the stories from the Amar Chitra Katha comics further piqued his interest in the story. But it took the authors three months to finish the last draught.

  • Director: S.S. Rajamoulli
  • Cast:  Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah, Ramya Krishna, Sathyaraj, Nassar.
  • IMBD Rating: 8/10

Udta Punjab

Even though all the leads give excellent performances, Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt stand out. The storyline, which follows a musician, a migrant laborer, a doctor, and a police officer as they try to manage the chaos caused by a drug crisis in Punjab, India, is very intense and not for the faint of heart. In particular, the plotline involving Alia’s character will leave you in tears as you watch the character be abused. But the narrative completes a circle in the end. The plot and the motives of the characters are accurate. This movie is a dark, grimy, dark comedy with some good suspense, and the ending will leave you with a painful, bittersweet emotion.

  • Director: Abhishek Chaubey
  • Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Dilijit Dosanth, and others
  • IMBD Rating: 7.7/10

Dear Zindagi

In today’s cultures, certain subjects are frowned upon, and mental illness is one of those subjects. A rare mainstream Bollywood film that speaks candidly about mental illness and how it affects not just those who suffer from it but also the ones who are in close contact with them, is Dear Zindagi, a stylish depiction of depression in 21st-century India. Kaira (Alia Bhatt) communicates her dissatisfaction with her life to her therapist Jahangir Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) over the course of several therapy sessions. Jahangir Khan eventually helps Kaira see life through a new lens. At the conclusion of the film, Dear Zindagi will cause you to reevaluate your decisions. It is a significant entry in the self-love rule.

  • Director: Gauri Shinde
  • Cast: Shahrukh Khan, Alia Bhatt, Rohit Saraf, Ali Zafar, and others.
  • Rating: 7.4/10

Masaan 

Devi and Deepak are two characters whose lives center the movie. Devi was treated unfairly, and this is especially heartbreaking. Deepak’s love story is so endearingly realistically portrayed, and it is especially moving to see how they recover from setbacks and rebuild their lives. The film explores the problems with a casteist society and depicts the tragic love story of a boy from a lower caste and a girl from an upper caste. The existential issue illustrated in the aforementioned phrase is depicted in the movie Masaan, which centers on characters trapped in a cycle of suffering and salvation. The mise en scene, as well as other cinematic elements like sound, cinematography, and even casting decisions, help to highlight the main themes of the movie. 

The theme of “Masaan,” is a narrative about characters who experience various catastrophes, and is one of suffering, agony, and redemption. The setting and the title, which literally translates to “crematorium,” allude to the movie’s entropy, devastation, and resurrection themes. The historical center of spirituality and redemption is depicted in Masaan as a repository of outmoded ideals and a roiling cauldron of unfulfilled aspirations in Varanasi. One path leads to sorrow, and the other to optimism, but they are intertwined. Devi’s unsuitable relationship with her lover results in harassment and blackmail from a police officer, as well as the quiet rage of her father Pathak. Pathak takes minor and significant risks to uphold his honor even as Devi withdraws into a catatonic shell, helped by the vivacious Jhonta, a young boy.

  • Director: Neeraj Ghaywan
  • Cast: Vicky Kaushal, Shweta Tripathi, Richa Chadha, Sanja Mishra, Pankaj Tripathi, and others.
  • IMBD Rating: 8.0/10

Joanne Wells

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