Top 10 awesome movies like Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa 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 Govind Nihalani, Jaya Bhaduri and Anupam Kher . Here goes the list -

  1. Drishti
  2. Yatra
  3. Junoon
  4. Majhli Didi
  5. Akashdeep
  6. Aastha: In the Prison of Spring
  7. Kalyug
  8. Sau Din Saas Ke
  9. Hum To Chale Pardes
  10. Satyagraha
  1. Drishti

    Drishti

    Sandhya and Nikhil have been married for 8 years and live a wealthy lifestyle in Bombay, along with a daughter, Rashmi. On their 8th anniversary, they invite several friends, chief amongst them Prabha and her husband, Ramesh; Revati, Gita, and an unexpected guest, a nephew of one their friend's, Rahul. Prabha gets very intoxicated during this get-together, and confides with Sandhya about her rocky marriage. One year later, Nikhil shocks Sandhya when he tells her that he has fallen in love with a much younger woman, Vrunda, and wants to leave her. Sandhya begs and pleads with him to no avail. He does contact Sandhya again after about a year, this time to ask for a divorce. Again, Sandhya pleads with him to return, but he refuses. Then a year later, the estranged couple meet again, and this time it is Nikhil who wants to re-enter Sandhya's life, and this time it is he who is going to be shocked by her candid confessions!!

    This movie, created by Govind Nihalani, Dimple Kapadia and Shekhar Kapur, scores 7.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  2. Yatra

    Yatra

    Yatra is a journey of a person whose claim to fame is interrupted by his past which comes in the way of his present. Yatra comes across a strong subject that of a prostitute and its presence in the minds of the people. Dasrath Joglekar is a renowned writer on his way to Delhi to receive the prestigious Literary Award. On the way, he meets one of his ardent fans Nakul Vaid, who is a filmmaker by profession and is devoted to Dasrath's pieces of writings. They discuss about the novels that Dasrath has written and dig the past by striking a conversation about one of his famous novel's Janaza. Lajvanti is a prostitute and Janaza is all about her. After receiving the award, Dasrath moves on to explore the life of Lajvanti yet again. He starts for his hunt without informing anyone from his family. As far as Dasrath's memories go, Lajvanti used to perform mujras in Mehndi Galli. People from every part of the society used to assemble here to blow away their part of naughtiness. Time has changed and so has Lajvanti. She is now Miss Lisa and mujras have been replaced by popular filmi songs. Lajobai gets a shock when she finds Dasrath in front of her. She treats him by singing some of the finest melodies of the past. Things take a toll when their lives play a small turn around.

    This movie, created by Goutam Ghose, Rekha and Nana Patekar, scores 6.3 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  3. Junoon

    Junoon

    Set during the 1857 War of Independence, an obsessed Indian Nawab desires to wed a young Anglo-Indian woman, but the girl's obstinate mother stands between them.

    This movie, created by Shyam Benegal, Shashi Kapoor and Nafisa Ali, scores 7.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  4. Majhli Didi

    Majhli Didi

    Bipinchandra breaks family tradition by marrying a city girl, Hemangini, much to the chagrin of his sister-in-law, Kadambini, and her husband, Navinchandra. Things are delicate even after both women give birth to two children each. Then Hemangini testifies against Navinchandra in Court, leading to the division of the property. Things got worse by the arrival of Kadambini's orphaned school-going step-brother, Kishan, who is beaten and abused by not only by Kadambini and Navinchandra, but also by their overweight son. When Hemangini objects to Kishan's ill-treatment, Bipin takes the side of the rest of the family, and may probably force her to abandon Kishan to his fate or divorce her.

    This movie, created by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Meena Kumari and Dharmendra, scores 7.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  5. Akashdeep

    Akashdeep

    Shankar, who saw his poor father die a disappointed death, works very hard and goes on to become a mill owner. His brother Madhu, however, prefers to run their father's old tea stall. Watch the full movie, Aakash Deep online, only on Eros Now.

    This movie, created by Phani Majumdar, Dharmendra and Mehmood, scores 6.7 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  6. Aastha: In the Prison of Spring

    Aastha: In the Prison of Spring

    Mansi and Amar have been married for years, and have a daughter by this marriage. Amar is employed full-time, while Mansi looks after the household chores and their daughter. Amar earns a steady income, which enables the family to live comfortably, but they cannot afford to be extravagant at all. One day while buying shoes for her daughter, Mansi realizes that shoes are really expensive, and wants to leave the store without purchasing them. Another woman customer named Reena offers to pay for the shoes, as she feels sorry for Mansi. Mansi reluctantly accepts Reena's offer to pay for the shoes, not realizing that Reena has paid for these shoes with a secret agenda that will take Mansi to a whole new world, and change her life forever.

    This movie, created by Basu Bhattacharya, Rekha and Om Puri, scores 6.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  7. Kalyug

    Kalyug

    This movie tells story of fierce and total competition of two related business families in the days of license raaj India.The overall plot is based on Mahabharat.This movie shows that how the pursuit of self serving ideals even legitimizes killing of family members.

    This movie, created by Shyam Benegal, Shashi Kapoor and Rekha, scores 7.8 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  8. Sau Din Saas Ke

    Sau Din Saas Ke

    Widowed Bhavanidevi rules her palatial home with an iron hand. Nothing is permitted to be touched or moved without her permission and approval. She has two sons, and one daughter. She dotes on her daughter, Shobha, and son-in-law, Khubchand. When her eldest son marries a young woman, Sheela, Bhavani is enraged because Sheela did not bring in enough dowry. To teach Sheela a lesson, she burns her foot, leaving a petrified Sheela submissive and open to even more abuse. When Bhavani's second son gets married without her permission, she is angered even more, and will not have anything to do with her new daughter-in-law, Durga. When Durga insists on living there, she is permitted to do so, not knowing that she has now entered a household where she will be another abused and submissive slave to her dominating mother-in-law.

    This movie, created by Vijay Sadanah, Ashok Kumar and Raj Babbar, scores 5.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  9. Hum To Chale Pardes

    Hum To Chale Pardes

    Kumar and Suman have been married for many years, but do not have any children. When Suman does get pregnant, gives birth to a baby girl, but is not expected to live, on her deathbed she asks Kumar to promise that he will take good care of their daughter, never re-marry, and after Kumar promises, she passes away. Kumar names his daughter Priya and grows very attached to her. Years later, Priya has grown up and there is a strong bond between father and daughter. She is now of marriageable age, and her marriage is arranged to London-based Ajay Mehra, her childhood sweetheart. The marriage is only allowed to take place after Ajay and his mom, Anu, promise to re-locate and settle in India. After the marriage takes place, neither Priya and Kumar are able to stay away from each other, leading to bitterness in the Mehra family, which results in Kumar asking Priya not to come to his house anymore. Hurt and heartbroken, a pregnant Priya agrees to move to London, and does not communicate with her dad at all. Then several months later, they find out that Kumar has had a heart attack and the family returns to India. The shock of seeing her ill dad has a negative effect on Priya's pregnancy, and the doctor asks Ajay to make a choice whether to save Priya or their child. While Anu wants the child, Kumar wants his daughter - and Ajay is the only one who has to decide. The question is what will Ajay decide under these circumstances, especially after being told that Priya will never be able to have children again.

    This movie, created by Ravindra Peepat, Rajiv Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor, scores 5.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

  10. Satyagraha

    Satyagraha

    A corporate go-getter sees his priorities shift when a personal tragedy brings him face-to-face with political corruption.

    This movie, created by Prakash Jha, Amitabh Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor Khan, scores 5.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama

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