Top 10 awesome movies like Namkeen that you will enjoy watching

You just finished watching Namkeen 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 Gulzar, Sanjeev Kumar and Sharmila Tagore . Here goes the list -

  1. Agar Tum Na Hote
  2. Hamari Bahu Alka
  3. Naya Din Nai Raat
  4. Maa
  5. Ilzaam
  6. Kaamchor
  7. Bemisal
  8. Darpan
  9. Anjali
  10. Aasra
  1. Agar Tum Na Hote

    Agar Tum Na Hote

    Photographer Raj Bedi meets with attractive Radha, both fall in love, and get married. Shortly after the marriage, Raj has an accident and is hospitalized. He does recover, but has no sensation in his legs and must be confined to a wheelchair. The cost of his treatment, in addition to the loss of his job, leads Radha to take up employment as a Governess to a small child, the only daughter of wealthy industrialist, Ashok Mehra. Raj is quite happy at this arrangement and looks forward to his treatment locally, and subsequently abroad. What he does not know that Ashok's deceased wife resembles Radha, that his daughter, Mini, thinks that Mom has finally returned home; and that this was prime reason that Radha was ever hired by Mehra and his associates. Will Radha take to the comfortable life as the wealthy Mrs. Mehra, in addition to getting a cute little daughter for her own self?

    This movie, created by Lekh Tandon, Rajesh Khanna and Rekha, scores 6.6 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Family

    You can watch this on Amazon Prime Video.

  2. Hamari Bahu Alka

    Hamari Bahu Alka

    Collegian Pratapchand alias Pratap lives with his father, Badriprasad, a building contractor, his housewife mom, and a younger brother named Ramu. Badriprasad is always critical of Pratap, and never a day passes without Pratap being reminded of his shortcomings. When Pratap's friend, Sunil gets married to Sudha, Badriprasad arranges Pratap's marriage with a village belle named Alka, much to Pratap's chagrin. After the marriage takes place, Pratap finds Alka attractive, and both fall in love with each other, and would some time together. But that is not to be so, as Pratap has exams coming up, and Badriprasad will not permit them to be close to each other. So both of them scheme up a plot to leave on the pretext of visiting Alka's parents in another distant town. Instead both of them go to Bombay, rent a room, and decide to be intimate. But fate has other plans, rather comical, for them, and will make rue their decision of coming to Bombay.

    This movie, created by Basu Chatterjee, Rakesh Roshan and Bindiya Goswami, scores 6.9 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Family

  3. Naya Din Nai Raat

    Naya Din Nai Raat

    Sushma believes that she is too young to get married, but her father, Lalla Banarsilal insists, and she runs away. Her adventures take her to a lonely wealthy widower with a cute daughter named Guddi; a drunken lout in a brothel; Dr. Kruparam, a psychiatrist, who admits her in his mental hospital; a dreaded bandit who has killed his tormentor, cut him into pieces and fed them to birds, and who still on a killing spree; Pandit Gorakhnath who lives a double life - as a priest and as a smuggler; a leper Dhanraj, who once was a very wealthy man, but is now shunned by everyone; a transvestite stage actor; and a hunter who saves Sushma's life by shooting dead a man-eating lion. As things spiral out of control for Sushma, there is yet one more male she has to meet, and it is this meeting that will change her life even more.

    This movie, created by A. Bhimsingh, Sanjeev Kumar and Jaya Bhaduri, scores 7.0 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Family

  4. Maa

    Maa

    Vijay lives with his mother in a palatial house deep in the jungles in South India where he makes a living trapping animals for circuses, zoos - both nationally and internationally. He meets with beautiful U.S.-returned Nimmi, both fall in love with each other and want to get married. Vijay's mother cautions them both against separating new-born animals from their birth mothers, but both refuse to listen. Then the unexpected happens, a mother lioness, angered at Vijay for taking her cubs, attacks him, and leaves him badly wounded. With the help of his mother, and Nimmi, Vijay recovers and despite of what happened, and his mother's warning, he again goes to trap animals - this time a baby elephant for a circus. He does manage to trap the elephant in a pit, but the angered mother elephant pursues them, even after they transport it in a truck. Her maternal and protective instincts come to the foreplay, she overtakes the truck, dismantles it, but is chased away by Vijay and his employees. She turns to attack Vijay, but his mother intervenes - and is instantly attacked and crushed. Holding his mother in his arms, Vijay swears to hunt them the elephant as well as all other animals and kill them one by one, but his dying mother makes him promise that he will not do so, but instead return all cubs to their parents, as well as the baby elephant. Vijay promises to do so, and his mother passes away. Vijay is devastated, in heart-wrenching sorrow & pain, he calls out to his mother, and carries out her promise. He releases all trapped animals, and returns the cubs to the jungle. But returning the baby elephant, Ganesh, is another issue altogether as it has been transported to the city, and must be brought back. When Vijay goes to bring it back, he finds out that the truck had broken down, the elephant had escaped and is lose in the city. He desperately goes around looking for it. In the meantime back home, the mother elephant is on a rampage, enraged at being separated from it's child, it crushes vegetation, attacks villagers, and tears down their dwellings. And the next target that looms before it is none other than Vijay's beloved - Nimmi.

    This movie, created by M.A. Thirumugham, Dharmendra and Hema Malini, scores 6.4 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Family

  5. Ilzaam

    Ilzaam

    Ajay is a street dancer and while people are watching his dance his fellow members manage to rob their houses.One day he decides to quit it as he was forcefully bought into this.Ajay saves Laxmi from goons following which she takes him to his house.Laxmi's mother and her older brother Inspector Suraj welcome him and allow whim to stay with them as he has no way to go.Aarti and Ajay were to get married but he suddenly disappeared from her life.Aarti sees him after long but Ajay ignores her.Aarti is shocked on why Ajay is ignoring her and why he disappeared from her life.What will be reaction of Suraj and his family when he will find that Ajay is a thief.

    This movie, created by Shibu Mitra, Shashi Kapoor and Shatrughan Sinha, scores 6.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Family

    You can watch this on Amazon Prime Video.

  6. Kaamchor

    Kaamchor

    Suraj has been a slacker all his adult life. He hates any kind of work - rather it's paying or volunteer. One day he gate-crashes a wedding ceremony and finds out that the groom is to live with his In-laws. To his delight, he finds out that the bride has an unmarried sister. And so Suraj starts to woo the unmarried sister, Geeta. Slowly Geeta falls in love with Suraj, and with the approval of her wealthy dad, Rai Bahadur Chunilal Sanghvi, both get married. Suraj now looks forward to an easy life at his In-laws, but that is not to be so, for Geeta wants to move out. Suraj goes along with Geeta, but then starts showing his true colors, and openly demands a share in his wealthy father-in-law's estate, even if it means taking the family to court.

    This movie, created by K. Viswanath, Rakesh Roshan and Jaya Prada, scores 6.5 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Family

  7. Bemisal

    Bemisal

    When two twin brothers Sudhir and Adhir get orphaned upon the death of their father, Magistrate Chaturvedi adopts them and brings them up like his own children. Though Adhir goes insane after the death of his father, Sudhir picks up the opportunity, studies hard and becomes a doctor like Magistrate Chaturvedi's son Prashant. When Prashant gets caught for performing an illegal operation, Sudhir takes up the blame to repay the debt of the Chaturvedi family on him and his brother. Watch to know if there's light at the end of the tunnel for the honest and sacrificing Sudhir.

    This movie, created by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Amitabh Bachchan and Rakhee Gulzar, scores 7.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Family

    You can watch this on Amazon Prime Video.

  8. Darpan

    Darpan

    A Teacher from Siddharth College, Balraj Dutt (Sunil Dutt) from a well-known, wealthy, and reputed family falls in love with a former prostitute, Madhvi (Waheeda Rehman) and despite of opposition from his family, marries her, complications arise. The elder brother (Rehman), now married, recognizes Madhvi, as he had spent romantic nights with her. Then arrives Vinod (Ramesh Deo), a family friend, from the United States of America, with full approval for the marriage until he actually meets and then he too recognizes Madhvi, as he had spent some romantic nights with her. How will Madhvi continue to live her married life with the mirror reflecting her past?

    This movie, created by Adurthi Subba Rao, Sunil Dutt and Waheeda Rehman, scores 7.1 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Family

  9. Anjali

    Anjali

    Chitra, her husband, Shekar, and two children, Arjun and Anu live in a rural area in India. When Chitra is expecting her third child, she is taken on a stormy night to a hospital where she ...

    This movie, created by Mani Ratnam, Revathy and Raghuvaran, scores 8.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Family | Drama

  10. Aasra

    Aasra

    Amar Kumar is an eligible young man, and his parents feel that he should get married. They introduce him to Bishambernath, his wife, and their daughter, Roopa. Amar also gets to meet Roopa's cousin, Shobha, who is treated like a servant in their house, and is attracted to her. When Roopa finds out that Amar is showing an interest in Shobha, she physically slaps and beats Shobha senseless. Shobha, afraid of another beating from Roopa, keeps away from Amar. Amar has to go abroad for two or three years. He choses not to make any commitment as to marriage until his return. Shortly after he leaves, Roopa and her mom beat up poor Shobha again and have her thrown out. She relates this story to Amar's parents', who feel sorry for her and allow her to live at their house. Things take a turn for the worse for Shobha, when Amar's mom finds out from Roopa's mom, that Shobha had been asked to leave as she is pregnant, with the identity of the father unknown.

    This movie, created by Satyen Bose, Mala Sinha and Biswajit Chatterjee, scores 7.2 on IMDb.

    Genres - Drama | Family

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