Since the partition of India from Pakistan in 1947, both countries had a love-hate relationship with each other. Many Bollywood filmmakers have made movies on this love-hate relationship between both countries in the form of cinema. Some movies made collections at the box office and some made a clear impact on the audience. In this article, we are going to list 11 Indian movies with Indo Pakistan backdrop which became huge successes at box office.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan stars Salman Khan in the lead role stood as one of the most successful movies in 2015 at the box office. Kabir Khan’s directed film starring Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor also features talented actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and young girl Harshali Malhotra in the pivotal roles. The storyline of the film is based on the journey of a small Pakistani girl who gets separated from her mother after crossing the Pakistan border unknowingly. The movie showcases The love and brotherhood between both nations.
The movie stars Ritesh Deshmukh and Pulkit Samrat in the lead role and the storyline is based on Indo-Pakistan’s relationship with our loving neighbors. The storyline of the film revolves around two budding terrorists who decide to swap their religions in order to finish the other community.
The movie Mission Kashmir stars Sanjay Dutt Hrithik Roshan Preity Zinta Sonali Kulkarni and Jackie Shroff in pivotal roles. The storyline of the film is based on the story of a young boy played by Hrithik Roshan whose family gets killed in a police raid against terrorists. Sanjay Dutt one of the police officers because of whom the boy’s family members were killed adopts him. When the boy grows up and realizes that truth, he converts into a terrorist to take revenge on his adoptive father. The movie especially deals with the Indo-Pakistan conflicts and focuses on the lives of the children who got between terrorism.
The movie stars Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta in the lead roles. The story line of the film is based on Indo Pakistan conflict that showcases an Indian Air Force squadron leader played by Shahrukh Khan falling in love with a Pakistani lady played by Preity Zinta during the Indo-Pakistan crisis. The story revolves around the beautiful bond between the two people.
The movie stars Karishma Kapoor Hrithik Roshan and Jaya Bachchan in the lead roles. The storyline of the film revolves around Fiza played by Karishma Kapoor struggles to find her brother Aman played by Hrithik Roshan who got separated in the 1993 Bombay blast. When Fiza finally meets his brother he has joined a terrorist organization. The movie highlights how terrorism rips away families apart causing deaths.
The film stars Anil Sharma, Sunny Deol, and Amisha Patel in the lead roles. Although the film was released in 2001, the storyline is based in 1947. The movie story revolves around the love story between Jatt Sikh played by Sunny Deol and a Muslim girl played by Amisha Patel during the Indo-Pakistan partition. The film beautifully showcases the affection and brotherhood between the two Nations promoting harmony. This movie has received many accolades from the entire nation for its script.
Mani Ratnam’s directed film Bombay is still one of the masterpieces that have a backdrop of Indo-Pakistan to date. The story revolves around the life of Shekhar played by Arvind Swamy, a Hindu journalist, and Shaila played by Manisha Koirala, a Muslim school girl in the lead roles. It showcases the journey of their falling in love and their village. When both of them convince their family members, the religious conflict starts in the society escalating in Bombay putting their lives at stake. Moreover, it shows how they both cope with the acts of terrorism from both sides.
The movie Raazi is another film with Indo-Pakistan in the backdrop starring Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal in the lead roles. Meghna Gulzar directed film Raazi is set in 1971 during the time of war between India and Pakistan. The story revolves around the life of Alia Bhatt when she marries Vicky Kaushal, a Pakistani while serving as an undercover agent in India.
JP Dutta’s directed film Refugee stars Abhishek Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor Khan in the lead roles. This is the debut film for both actors but got recognition for their actions and for the Indo-Pakistani backdrop storyline.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra’s directed film Bhaag Milkha Bhaag stars Farhan Akhtar and Sonam Kapoor in the lead roles. The storyline of the film is based on the life of legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh who overcame all the obstacles to become a world champion.
Tiger Zinda hai
Tiger Zinda Hai is another movie whose storyline is set against the Indian-Pakistan backdrop. The movie stars Salman Khan playing the role of an Indian spy and Katrina Kaif a Pakistani spy who falls in love with each other and their journey.