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Top 10 Hindi Movies Of 2017 You Must Watch

Hindi Movies of 2017 are some of the best that has been released in past few years

2017 was an year of Brilliant Bollywood Films. Youtube
2017 was an year of Brilliant Bollywood Films. Youtube

By Ruchika Verma

  • 2017 was the year of brilliance in Bollywood
  • Hindi Movies of 2017 are some of the best that has been released in past few years
  • These Bollywood films will definitely make you think

2017 was the year of brilliance for Bollywood. Hindi movies of 2017 were some of the best that have been released in past few years. Bollywood film industry is one of the biggest film industries in the world.

Secret Superstar was one of the best Hindi Movies of 2017. Facebook
Secret Superstar was one of the best Hindi Movies of 2017. Facebook

Bollywood movies are famous for their music and sometimes unrealistic plots, but not all movies are like that. In 2017, there were many movies which were pathbreaking. These Bollywood films are the ones which make you think.

Here is the list of 10 best Hindi movies of 2017, which will make you praise cinema once again.

Hindi Medium

If we are talking about the list of 2017 Bollywood movies, this one is sure to come. It was one of the best Hindi movies of 2017 and reflected what many other movies couldn’t. The highly English-sophisticated, chauvinist society of India which keeps on forgetting about its regional languages. Other than the amazing performances, this movie is worth your time because of its brilliant plot and humour.

Lipstick Under My Burkha

This Bollywood film faced much controversy before and after its release. But nonetheless, this women-centric managed to garner positive reviews from the critics and audience. The performances and plot, all are brilliant. It definitely deserves a spot on the list of 2017’s best Bollywood films because of how bold and feisty it is.


Trapped, directed by Vikramaditya Motwane, stars Rajkummar Rao, which says a lot about its greatness already. This is one Hindi film of 2017 which will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat at all times. This Bollywood movie is a survival drama thriller that narrates a story which reflects us how we are all trapped in our own ultra-modern life all alone.

A Death in Gunj

This one definitely deserves a spot in the best Hindi movies 2017 list. This Bollywood film is written and directed by the talented Konkana Sen Sharma. The performances of all the actors in this thriller are brilliant and the storyline will keep at the edge of your seat most of the times.

Also Read: Top 10 Malayalam movies you should definitely watch

Secret Superstar

This Bollywood film produced by Amir Khan is not at all typical. The film portrays a journey of a 14 years old Muslim girl whose ultimate dream is to become a singer and make her mother proud. The musical drama directed by Advait Chandan is one of the best Hindi movies of 2017.

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha 

This movie was liked even before its release, because of its unique concept. Based on the sanitation conditions in India, this Hindi film inspired from a real-life story of a woman who left her husband after she found the absence of toilet in the house. The film was applauded by everyone from Narendra Modi to Bill Gates. This was definitely one of the best Hindi movies of 2017.

Shubh Mangal Savdhan

This romantic-comedy deserves a spot on this list of best Hindi movies of 2017 because of its unique storyline. The movies talk about Erectile Dysfunction which is a taboo topic in India even now. This movie is the remake of 2013 Tamil film ‘Kalyana Samayal Saadham,’ and is full of laughter and joy.


Newton is about a government clerk who tries to conduct free and fair voting while being on his election duty in a Naxalite area. There is fear of gorillas but a duty which is given must be completed. This was a brilliant movie which was also, India’s official entry for the 2017 Oscars. Rajkumar Rao has once again performed brilliantly. This movie is definitely a must-watch.


This can easily be called one of the boldest Hindi movie of 2017. It is about a teacher’s affair with a student and how that affair is used for exploitations of many sorts. The movie stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Shweta Tripathi and is definitely one of the best Hindi movies of 2017.

Also Read: Top 10 must watch Tamil movies of 2017

Indu Sarkar

This 2017 Hindi movie was about the late Prime minister, Indra Gandhi. This political thriller got into controversies even before it was released. Although the film was mostly fiction, it still got a political party, Congress’ blood all boiled up. However, the movie which was based on the Emergency period, starring big names like Kirti Kulhari, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Anupam Kher, definitely became one of the best Hindi movies of 2017 which was applauded by both audience and critics.

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Bollywood 2018: 10 Blockbuster Movies Of First Half Of The Year

Here are 10 movies of 2018 that made their mark in the industry

Bollywood 2018: 10 Blockbuster Movies Of First Half Of The Year
Bollywood 2018: 10 Blockbuster Movies Of First Half Of The Year. flickr

Half of 2018 has passed and if we look back, we had a pretty decent year in terms of Bollywood movies. Many much awaited movies were released in the first half of the year and it’s time to review the year so far.  It’s the end of June and fans were waiting for the much-awaited Sanjay Dutt biopic which released this week. The movie created a lot of buzz before its release due to the actor-director duo and due to the fact that people will get to know about Sanjay Dutt’s life, covering everything from his childhood to the time he spent in jail and beyond. The combination of Rajkumar Hirani and Ranbir Kapoor worked like a dream. At the box office, despite not being a ‘typical Rajkumar Hirani family entertainer’, ‘Sanju’ will score tremendously and emerge as a Monstrous Hit! Don’t miss it!

Here are 10 movies of 2018 that made their mark in the industry:

Padmaavat: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film ‘Padmaavat’ may have had a number of roadblocks leading up to its highly anticipated release, but there was no stopping it as it charged on at the box office. It earned an estimated Rs 284 crore net at the domestic box office. Deepika Padukone , Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh brought grandeur  and irresistible sensual appeal  to the film. Audience was impressed by its dazzling visuals and Bhansali’s composed and executed musical numbers.

Padman: PadMan was based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented low-cost sanitary pad making machine and raised awareness about sanitary health among rural India. The film, starring Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor, made approx. Rs. 78 crore. It was directed by R Balki and produced by Twinkle Khanna. Audience lauded Akshay’s performance and appreciated the makers’ bold take on a rather hush-hush subject.

Akshay Kumar in and as the Padman.
Akshay Kumar in and as the Padman. Flickr

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety: Directed by Luv Ranjan of Pyaar Ka Punchnaam fame, the film earned Rs 107.81 crore and made its mark in the list of highest grossing films of the year. Starring Sunny Singh, Nushrat Bharucha and Kartik Aaryan, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety opened to mixed reviews and was mainly slammed for a sexist approach. The film’s collections, however, grew on word-of-mouth and it became the first sleeper hit of the year.

Raid: Raid is a film that caters to public sentiment against black money and corruption. Ajay Devgn starrer opened to mixed reviews while Ajay and Saraubh Shukla received wide acclaim for their performances. The film collected Rs  100.05 crore, ultimately became a box office hit.

Bhaagi 2: The Tiger Shroff-Disha Patani-starrer Baaghi 2,directed by Ahmed Khan, was a sequel to Tiger’s 2016 hit film Baaghi that starred Tiger and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles. The film was inspired by Tamil film Kshanam. It was a superhit on box-office by earning an estimate of Rs 159 crore. The power packed action was loved by the audience.

102 Not Out: Director Umesh Shukla’s ‘102 Not Out’ was a slice-of-life film starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor in the lead roles. The veterans impressed everyone with their performances and the result was clearly visible at the box office. The total collection of the film stands at Rs 49.9 crore.

Raazi: Set against the backdrop of the Indo-Pak war in 1971, an Indian girl marries a Pakistani Army officer to spy for her country. Based on Harinder Sikka’s book Calling Sehmat, Raazi is an account of the life of Indian agents at that time. Unlike other ‘spy’ films, Razzi refrains from being loud or jingoistic. The Dharma Productions’ film collected Rs 120.90 crore and Alia Bhatt once again gave an outstanding performance as the lead.

Q. "Raazi" is your first political film. And you play a selfless woman ready to die for her country. Do such people really exist anymore?
Alia Bhatt, wikimedia commons

Parmanu: The movie tells the story of how India decided to become a nuclear state and about the people who made it possible. This John Abraham starrer made a mark at the box-office and collected Rs 63.68 crore, becoming his highest solo grosser. Actress Diana Penty was seen alongside John in the lead role.

Veere Di Wedding: The movie was about free-wheeling womanhood, a story of four friends, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Swara Bhaskar, Shikha Talsania. How they deal with love, marriage and heartbreak in their own unique ways. It was a box-office hit, it earned around Rs 69 crore.

Race 3: Though Salman Khan starrer was not liked by the public but the movie collected Rs 169 Crore. Race 3 failed to impress the audience but before the release of movie it was declared as super hit, but the movie tanked and people didn’t find Salman Khan charming in the film which used to be in his other films. Now, Race 3 has joined the league of lowest rated films of the world rated by IMDB.

Also read: BBC’s “Bollywood’s Dark Secret” speaks nothing

Though movies like Hichki, Beyond The Clouds, Omerta, Blackmail did not earn much but were highly liked by the audience. People have great expectations from movies like Kedarnath, Simmba, Dhadak, Gold and Zero which are yet to come. (IANS)