Top 10 awesome movies like Dil Ek Mandir that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Dil Ek Mandir 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 C.V. Sridhar, Meena Kumari and Rajendra Kumar . Here goes the list -

  1. Bombai Ka Babu
  2. Baiju Bawra
  3. Barsaat
  4. Pyaasa
  5. Awaara
  6. Souten
  7. Anmol Ghadi
  8. Pyar Ka Mausam
  9. Bandini
  10. Dil Kya Kare
  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. Baiju Bawra

    Baiju Bawra

    A young singer, in the time of Emperor Akbar the Great, sets out to avenge his father, killed in a disturbance near the house of a member of the Court.

    This movie, created by Vijay Bhatt, Meena Kumari and Bharat Bhushan, scores 7.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Musical | Romance

  3. Barsaat

    Barsaat

    Pran and Gopal are traveling in a convertible in the Indian countryside but the car breaks down. Near Satpur they come across a village and rest there for a few days. While there Gopal meets with Neela, while Pran meets with Reshma, and the couples fall in love with each other. Gopal, who fancies himself a Casanova of sorts, has no qualms whatsoever of leaving Neela and going out with other women, while Pran is unable to get Reshma out of his mind. The two leave, promising to return during the monsoon season. While in the city, Pran is unable to make up his mind about returning to Reshma, and Gopal prefers the company of two dancing girls, Lily and Ruby, not knowing that Reshma is shortly to be married to Bholu, while Neela, on the verge of killing herself, is anxiously awaiting Gopal's return. Watch what happens when Bholu takes Reshma to the city.

    This movie, created by Raj Kapoor, Nargis and Raj Kapoor, scores 7.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Musical | Romance

  4. 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.

  5. Awaara

    Awaara

    Raju lives as a derelict as a result of being estranged from his bitter father, a district judge, who threw Raju's mother out of the house years ago. Raju shacks up with a Dacoit (...

    This movie, created by Raj Kapoor, Prithviraj Kapoor and Nargis, scores 8.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Musical | Romance | Drama

    You can watch this on Amazon Prime Video.

  6. Souten

    Souten

    Shyam an ambitious young man is in Mauritius to fulfill his dreams. He meets Rukmini, a millionaire's daughter. They fall in love and get married despite strong opposition from Rukmani's stepmother and brother. Shyam would love to be a father, but Rukmani undergoes an operation to stop any pregnancy, as she is least interested in becoming a mother. This widens the gap between the couple. Rukmini even suspects Shyam of having an illicit relationship with Radha, a librarian. Rukmini's stepmother and uncle, who have an eye on Rukmini's wealth, further fuel the misunderstanding to the point of breaking their marriage.

    This movie, created by Saawan Kumar Tak, Rajesh Khanna and Tina Ambani, scores 5.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Musical | Romance

    You can watch this on Hoopla.

  7. 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

  8. Pyar Ka Mausam

    Pyar Ka Mausam

    Seema is the only child of widowed Mohan, who is adopted by Mohan's boss, Sardar Ranjit Singh, who has no heir to his estate, as his daughter, Jamuna, eloped with a much poor peasant, Gopal, as well as Ranjit does not get well with his step-brother, Shankar. Jamuna manages to placate her dad, & he goes to her house, only to find it in flames with Gopal burned to death, and their son, Sunder, missing. Years later, Seema has now grown up and meets with a young man named Pyarelal in Ooty. She meets him a year later, but this time he introduces himself as Jhatpat Singh, a man she was supposedly engaged to in their childhood. Shortly thereafter she meets with the real Jhatpat Singh, and changes her mind about the fake Jhatpat Singh alias Pyarelal. She does get to meet him again - this time he claims to be Sunil, who gets employed by Ranjit as the Estate Manager. Both re-kindle their romance - but Seema is betrayed again when she finds out that he has lied to her - as his real identity is Ramesh Kumar, the son of Shankar Singh - and his motive to get married to Seema so that he can inherit the estate and wealthy of the Kumar family.

    This movie, created by Nasir Hussain, Asha Parekh and Shashi Kapoor, scores 6.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Musical | Romance

  9. Bandini

    Bandini

    During the British Raj of the 1930s, a prison-doctor falls in love with a convict who eventually reveals the story of her past and her connection to a freedom fighter.

    This movie, created by Bimal Roy, Ashok Kumar and Nutan, scores 7.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Musical | Romance

  10. Dil Kya Kare

    Dil Kya Kare

    An emotional saga of a mother who has lost her child and her love.

    This movie, created by Prakash Jha, Ajay Devgn and Mahima Chaudhry, scores 5.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Musical | Romance

    You can watch this on Amazon Prime Video.

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