Top 10 awesome movies like Bandini that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Bandini and you can't get over how good this movie was. Now you want to watch more of such masterpieces. We have curated a list of similar movies which are created by the likes of Bimal Roy, Ashok Kumar and Nutan . Here goes the list -

  1. Bombai Ka Babu
  2. Black Mail
  3. Pyaasa
  4. Amar
  5. Dil Ek Mandir
  6. Anmol Ghadi
  7. Dil Diya Dard Liya
  8. Guide
  9. Heer Raanjha
  10. Prem Nagar
  1. Bombai Ka Babu

    Bombai Ka Babu

    Babu and Malik are two inseparable friends who live in a small town in India. One day they decide to play a prank and steal something. They get caught, while Malik's dad come to bail out and stand surety for him, Babu has no one to do so and ends up in the juvenile center. When the two grow up, Malik becomes a Police Inspector, while Babu takes to crime and ends up being sentenced in jail. When he gets discharged, he goes to meet with his partner-in-crime, Bali, and together they start planning the next heist. Malik meets with Babu and tells him to go straight, but Babu had already tried that and ended up being falsely accused of stealing a necklace belonging to his employer's wife. Nevertheless, Babu does inform Bali that he will not be taking part in any crime. Thereafter, Bali and his men are arrested, and blame Babu for ratting on them. Bali is released on bail, Babu meets with him, an argument ensues, leading to a physical fight, with Bali getting killed. A fearful Babu flees from Bombay straight to Jogendranagar in Northern India, where he meets with a man named Bhagat who asks him to masquerade as Kundan, the sole heir of a wealthy man named Shahji. When Babu refuses, Bhagat threatens to notify the Police. Babu becomes Kundan, makes his way into the hearts of Shahji, his wife, Rukmani, and daughter, Maya. Babu gets enough cash to pay off Bhagat in small installments, but Bhagat becomes more and more demanding and wants Babu to steal all the cash and jewelry and abscond. Babu is reluctant to steal from these kind people, and to make matters worse has fallen in love with Maya - his 'sister'. Caught between a rock and a hard place - no matter what move Babu makes - he will surely end up trapping himself - not only with Bhagat, his newfound family, as well as the police - who are now hot on his trail.

    This movie, created by Raj Khosla, Dev Anand and Suchitra Sen, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Musical | Romance

  2. Black Mail

    Black Mail

    Kailash, the manager of a power plant, is in love with Asha, the daughter of a wealthy businessman, while Kailash's uncle, a scientist, develops a new solar-powered energy formula that could make him and Kalash very wealthy people. Meanwhile, Asha's greedy fiance, Jeevan, plots for Asha to marry Kailash with the help of Asha's unsuspecting father, so that he can weave a plot of misunderstandings and finally obtain the formula to sell it to an international gang.

    This movie, created by Vijay Anand, Dharmendra and Rakhee Gulzar, scores 6.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Musical | Romance

  3. Pyaasa

    Pyaasa

    A talented but indigent poet Vijay struggles for love and recognition in this selfish world.

    This movie, created by Guru Dutt, Mala Sinha and Guru Dutt, scores 8.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Musical | Romance | Drama

    You can watch this on Amazon Prime Video.

  4. Amar

    Amar

    Anju Rai lives a wealthy lifestyle with her widowed dad in a palatial house. She is now of marriageable age, and her dad has arranged her marriage with Advocate Amarnath. Both Anju and Amarnath meet and fall in love with each other. Shortly before their formal engagement, Anju notices a change in Amarnath - as he appears to be drifting further from her. Then he decides to demolish his house and re-built it, and also refuses to go near any Mandir - either alone or in Anju's company. When part of the house collapses, he is injured, but recuperates quickly. It is then the town is set afire with rumors that Amarnath may have sexually molested a village belle named Sonia, who sells milk, lives a poor lifestyle with her widowed dad, cruel step-mother, and is to be married to the village goon, Shankar. Watch what happens when Shankar gets killed, and Sonia is arrested for killing him.

    This movie, created by Mehboob Khan, Madhubala and Nimmi, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Musical | Romance

  5. Dil Ek Mandir

    Dil Ek Mandir

    Dr. Dharmesh (Rajendra Kumar) and Sita (Meena Kumari) are in love, and hope to marry on Dharmesh's return from abroad. When Dharmesh returns, he is devastated to find that Sita has married someone else. He then decides to devote the rest of his life at a cancer clinic. One of his patients is Ram (Raaj Kumar), who is critically ill, and has to be operated upon. Things progress well, until Dharmesh meets Ram's wife - none other than Sita. Dharmesh now has to battle with his conscience, and his medical ethics to save Ram or to let him pass away, so that he can marry Sita.

    This movie, created by C.V. Sridhar, Meena Kumari and Rajendra Kumar, scores 6.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Musical | Romance

  6. Anmol Ghadi

    Anmol Ghadi

    School-going Chandrabhan lives a poor lifestyle with his widowed mom in a small town in India, and has a childhood sweetheart named Lata, who is the daughter of the wealthy Deputy. Chandrabhan is heartbroken when Lata leaves town, and he has only a time-piece left with him as a token of their friendship. Years later, Chandrabhan has grown up, and has found employment in a guitar and musical instrument repair shop run by the owner and his friend, Prakash. Chandrabhan, a frequent reader of poetry, is fascinated by the poems of Renuka Devi, and longs to meet her. He does get to meet her, only to find out that the woman in reality is her friend, Basanti, who was impersonating her, as she had fallen in love with him, though he has no similar feelings for her. He does get to meet Renuka Devi, and is pleasantly surprised when he finds out that she is none other than Lata herself. Before Chandrabhan could plan anything else, he finds out that Prakash is getting engaged to Lata; Prakash's mother hates him; and he decides to return home along with his ailing mom. The question remains will Lata and Chandrabhan be re-united in this lifetime?

    This movie, created by Mehboob Khan, Surendra and Suraiya, scores 7.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Musical | Romance

  7. Dil Diya Dard Liya

    Dil Diya Dard Liya

    A kind-hearted, widowed landlord, Thakur, lives a wealthy lifestyle with his son, Ramesh; daughter, Roopa; and an adopted child, Shankar. Ramesh hates Shankar and often abuses him. Years pass by, Thakur has passed away, and all three children have grown up. While Ramesh visits a stunningly attractive Courtesan, Tara, drinks alcohol, and continues to abuse and mercilessly beat Shankar, who bears this in silence as he and Roopa are in love with each other. When Ramesh finds out that Roopa wants to wed Shankar, he has him severely beaten and thrown off a cliff. He then arranges Roopa's marriage with another wealthy man, Satish, while he continues to romance Tara and even signs over his entire estate and home to her name. Then a few years later, Shankar returns - this time as the wealthy Raja of Belapur - and he all set to compromise with Ramesh and propose to Roopa. He finds out that nothing has changed, Ramesh, though rendered penniless by Tara, still hates him; and Satish is wooing Roopa, is engaged to her and a marriage date has been fixed. Shankar's love is now replaced by vengeance and hate, and all he can think of is destroying the lives of Ramesh, Roopa, Satish and his sister, Mala, and he has several plans which he intends to put to use one by one.

    This movie, created by Abdul Rashid Kardar, Dilip Kumar and Waheeda Rehman, scores 6.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Musical | Romance

  8. Guide

    Guide

    A tour guide falls in love with a married woman, and helps her rediscover her love for dance.

    This movie, created by Vijay Anand, Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman, scores 8.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Musical | Romance | Drama

  9. Heer Raanjha

    Heer Raanjha

    Tragic love story. Punjabi "Romeo and Juliet".

    This movie, created by Chetan Anand, Raaj Kumar and Priya Rajvansh, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Musical | Drama | Romance

  10. Prem Nagar

    Prem Nagar

    Karan Singh, the younger scion of a wealthy zamindar (heriditary land owners) who lives in feudal splendour. His older brother 'lords' it over the hundreds of serfs who contribute to the wealth of their family. Karan lives an alcoholic, hedonistic life with wine, women and song for companions. The airline stewardess, Savithri makes a profound influence on the dissolute young man during a flight. Later her rescues her from a fate 'worse than death' and Savithri finds herself in the employ of the estate and living in the haveli (palace) of Karan's family. Association between Karan and Savithri blossoms into love. Caught in the web of palace intrigues, Savithri is implicated in the theft of a precious necklace. While greed for the inherited property and petty jealousy weave their web of malice the love of this amorous couple has to pass the litmus test of suspicion. Reduced to rags and a hovel, Savithri, her parents and siblings eke out a miserable life while maintaining their high moral and ethical standards. Is Karan and Savithri's love strong enough to survive the turbulence of high society expectations, greed, poverty and intrigue?

    This movie, created by K.S. Prakash Rao, Rajesh Khanna and Hema Malini, scores 6.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Musical | Romance

    You can watch this on Amazon Prime Video.

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