The Hindi Film Industry, popularly known as Bollywood, is often underestimated for not consistently producing sci-fi movies. It is somehow true! Bollywood has an ample film collection of diverse genres, but little on the sci-fi genre. Yet, there are a few timeless Hindi sci-fi movies that can blow your mind. Why wouldn’t you spend next weekend with any of them?
Apparently, Bollywood has a few superhero movies that fall into the sci-fi genre and can not be compared with Hollywood— they have their own Indian taste. Find out our 10 best Hindi sci-fi movies from Bollywood— for a wonderful experience.
1. Mr India (1987)
Mr India is an Indian version of Invisible Man, directed by Sekhar Kapoor. Released in 1987, Mr India still lives in the soul of the Indian audience— especially for its storyline and the legendary performance of the stars, especially Amrish Puri and Shri Devi. It carried name of fame to Shri Devi when she got the nickname of ‘Hawa Hawai girl’. The villainous dialogue “Mogambo khush Hua” is still a timeless dialogue of moviegoers. If you yearn to watch early-stage sci-fi films of Bollywood, Mr India is a must-watch.
Release date: 25 May 1987
Duration: 179 minutes
Starring: Anil Kapoor, Sridevi, Amrish Puri etc.
2. Koi… Mil Gaya (2003)
Released in 2003, Koi… Mil Gaya is a 21st century sci-fi film—directed by Rakesh Roshan. It stars Hrithik Roshan playing the character of Rohit— a mentally unstable child who sends out signals to aliens who visit earth. All of a sudden, an alien comes to visit Rohit and changes him dramatically. Now he is a super smart kid with physical strength. The movie was an instant hit at the box office.
Release date: 8 August 2003
Duration: 157 minutes
Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta etc.
3. Krrish (2006)
Krrish is the sequel of Koi… Mil Gaya. It is an Indian superhero film. It tells the story of Krrish, Rohit’s son. Krrish has superpowers and hides them for the sake of good. This sequel unfolds the mystery of Krrish’s father who is missing. Released in 2006, the film hit the box office with a collection of 1.17 billion INR.
Release date: 23 June 2006
Duration: 175 minutes
Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Naseeruddin Shah, Rekha etc.
4. Love Story 2050 (2008)
Directed by Harry Baweja, Love Story 2020 is a romantic sci-fi film exploring utopian time travelling concepts. Its leading stars include Harman Baweja and Priyanka Chopra. The film received mixed reviews and was a total disaster at the box office.
Release date: 4 July 2008
Duration: 180 minutes
Starring: Harman Baweja, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani etc.
5. Aa Dekhen Zara (2009)
This Jehangir Surti directed film, starring Neil Nitin Mukesh in the lead role and Bipasha Basu as his girlfriend. It is a good story but not enough to garner a mass audience. The story tells of a budding photographer with his grandfather’s camera that reveals the future of what it is in the photograph. The film fails to satisfy its budget by only collecting 6 crores.
Release date: 27 March 2009
Duration: 117 minutes
Starring: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Bipasha Basu, Rahul Dev, Sophie Chowdhury etc.
6. Robot (2010)
Directed by S. Shankar, Robot was the highest budget film at that time. The story revolves around Vaseegaran, a scientist, who made an Android robot Chitti. The irony— when Chitti falls in love with the scientist’s girlfriend and goes rogue. It received positive reviews from critics, especially for its visual effects.
Release date: 1 October 2010
Duration: 166-177 minutes
Starring: Rajinikanth, Aishwarya Rai, Danny Denzongpa etc.
7. Ra. One (2011)
Directed by Anubhav Sinha, Ra. One hits at the box office with glee— especially for its visual effects. It was the highest budget film at that time. Starred by Shahrukh Khan, Ra. One showcases a villain Ra. One (played by Arjun Rampal) who escapes from the game’s visual world and enters into real life. It leads to the birth of G. One, who stands against Ra. One.
Release date: 24 October 2011
Duration: 156 minutes
Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Rampal etc.
8. Pk (2014)
Pk is a satirical drama but falls into the sci-fi genre for being alianistic. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, PK is one of the highest-grossing movies in Bollywood. The story— PK, the protagonist, played by Amir khan (aka. Mr Perfectionist) is an alien who came to earth to experience it. But he had to lose his locket (it is impossible to go back to his land without his locket). Thus, the films unfold the journey of searching for it. The story has lots of comedy and turns. The film showcases how money makers are using religion as an instrument. The film will surely question your faith.
Release date: 19 December 2014
Duration: 152 minutes
Starring: Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput, Sanjay Dutt etc.
9. Mr X (2015)
Inspired by Invisible Man, it tells the story of an invisible man who seeks revenge on those who wronged him. It starred Emraan Hashmi and Amyra Dastur in lead roles. It was released both in 2D and 3D formats. Unfortunately, Mr X failed to impress the audience.
Release date: 17 April 2015
Duration: 134 minutes
Starring: Emraan Hashmi, Amyra Dastur, Arunoday Singh etc.
10. 2.0 (2018)
It is the sequel of the 2010 successful sci-fi film Robot. It starred Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar in the lead roles. The film was made on an estimated budget of 570 crores. This sequel shows the conflict between Chitti and Pakshi Rajan. It is one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time.
Release date: 29 November 2018
Duration: 147 minutes
Starring: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson etc.
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