10 Bollywood Movies Ahead Of Their Time And Surprisingly Progressive; Check The Lists

In the past few years, we have seen some phenomenal content in Bollywood cinema. Creative movie’s content has left us stunned, but there were movies in the past which holds relevance till today. These Bollywood movies were ahead of their time and very much progressive. So, let’s don’t waste the time and check the lists of 10 Bollywood movies that were entertaining, sensitive, psychological, etc.

1. Judaai

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Judaai is a Sridevi, Urmila Matondkar, and Anil Kapoor starrer film released in 1997. This film had an entertaining plotline with outstanding performances. The movie shows an open relationship for the first time in Indian cinema. All three were staying happily under one roof accepting each other’s relationship for a long time until Sridevi feels bad.

2. Kabhie Alvida Na Kahna

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Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna is called being progressive instead of grabbing attention for its awesome ensemble starring – Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukherji, Abhishek Bachchan, Kirron Kher, and Priety Zinta. The movie was seen as sensitive as it showed an infidelity angle. In the movie, you will see no valid reason to call off the marriage, but they still move out and had an extramarital affair.

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3. Nishabd

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Nishabd is the Amitabh Bachchan and Jiah Khan starrer Bollywood movie. The film was released in 2007 directed by Ram Gopal Verma. It is a film about a girl who is old enough to be the protagonist‘s daughter falling in love with him. The girl in the movie has been dwindling for fatherly love.

4. Cheeni Kum


Age is just a number for Big B. Amitabh was seen in the role of a 64-year-old chef, who is living with his 85-year-old mother. He falls in love with a 34-year-old Nina Verma (Tabu) who walks into his restaurant and his life. The movie shows such a mega age gap breaking the stereotype.

5. No Smoking

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No smoking is a type of psychological film. Some popular faces of the movie were John Abraham, Ayesha Takia, Ranvir Shorey and Paresh Rawal. This film was nominated at several award ceremonies in 2008, including 3 Filmfare Award Nominations. The story follows John Abraham who is a self-obsessed, narcissist chain smoker who agrees to kick off his habit to save his marriage. He went to a rehabilitation centre but was caught in a labyrinth game by Baba Bengali (Paresh Rawal).

6. Hey Ram

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If we talk about the past movies that are relevant till now, then Kamal Hassan’s controversial political drama Hey Ram cannot be forgotten. The SRK-Kamal Hassan starrer film shows violence, riots, and hate speech. Moreover, the movie includes all the communal violence aspects. This is something that we see now. 

7. My Brother Nikhil

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In “My Brother Nikhil” film, you will see the portrayal of the relationships between Nikhil and Nigel and Anu the sister. The story theme was just beyond this world. It is powerful, sensitive, life-changing, and emotional. 

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8. Love Sex Aur Dhokha

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Love Sex Aur Dhokha was released in 20210. It contains concepts that we now see in web series and shows. It has three separate but interlinked stories about an MMS scandal, an honour killing, and sting operations. 

9. Queen

Source: The Times of India

Queen was a movie starring Kangana Ranaut, travelling alone on honeymoon. The movie was life-changing for the actress. Queen is a traditional and ignorant Delhi girl who finds herself on a ‘honeymoon all by herself. This movie was cited as an influential feminist film by many scholars. The movie was named as one of the best films of the decade (2010).

10. Kya Kehna

Source: The Indian Express

Kya Kehna dealt with the taboo issue of pre-marital pregnancy and society views. However, in the film, Priya falls in love with Rahul and get pregnant. She is ostracized by neighbours, friends, and society. Then, Ajay, her best friend supports and helps her.

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