NH10 (2015)

What would you do if you’re stuck on a highway with violent criminals coming after you for revenge? Well, that’s the story of 2015 thriller film NH10 directed by Navdeep Singh.

The film stars Anushka Sharma in the lead role, whereas Neil Bhoopalam plays her husband. You need to watch the movie to know whether the couple survives these violent goons or not.

3 Idiots (2009)

3 idiots Bollywood movie

A film adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel Five Point Someone, 3 Idiots is much more than just a film. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the film is actually a reflection of the current educational system in India and the expectations of the parents.

It is focused on engineering and focuses on the current scenario in almost every engineering college in India.  The film stars Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani, and Kareena Kapoor in pivotal roles.

Bombay Talkies (2013)

Common stories of Indian people Bombay Talkies

Bombay Talkies is a 2013 Bollywood drama film, it includes the story of a common people in 4 part, all 4 short films were directed by different famous Bollywood directors. If you love cinema you must watch Bombay Talkies.

All 4 stories starring great actors of Bollywood like Nawazuddin, Sadashiv, Randeep Hooda, Naman Jain, Rani Mukherji etc.

Peepli Live (2010)

Peepli Live on Politics Staire Film Bollywood

Peepli Live is a satirical take on the unfortunate incidents of “farmers’ suicides” all over the country. Directed by Anusha Rizvi, the film features Omkar Das Manikpuri and Raghubir Yadav in the lead roles, Peepli Live is the one of the best Hindi movies on Common man of an Indian village.

The film basically tries to highlight this real issue in a comical way and draws our attention on how media and politicians try to bank on them ruthlessly.

Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015)

dum laga ke haisha movies on husband and wife

Dum Laga Ke Haisha is a Bollywood Comedy drama film starring Anshuman Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar in the lead roles.

The film sets in Haridwar and shows the common problems of Husband and wife. It was highly praised by the critics and the Indian audience.

Mother India (1957)

Mother India bollywood movie about a common indian woman

Mother India is an epic drama film ever produced in India. Directed by Mehboob Khan, the film is about the struggle of a poverty-stricken village woman named Radha, who despite the absence of her husband takes up the challenge of raising her sons and survive against a ruthless moneylender and many other troubles.

After overcoming all the struggles, she sets an example as an ideal Indian woman and a mother. The film stars Nargis in the titular role, whereas Sunil Dutt and Rajendra Kumar play her sons.

Rang De Basanti (2006)

rang de basanti Bollywood film about comman boys of India

Rang De Basanti is a 2006 Indian Patriotic drama film about a bunch of youngsters who begin valuing their life and the nation as they realize the sacrifice and struggles that the freedom fighter went through to free the country from the British rule.

The film is directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and features an ensemble cast of Aamir Khan, R Madhavan, Siddharth, Atul Kulkarni, Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, and Alice Pattern.

Mr. India (1987)

MR India Techie Bollywood Movies

Mr. India is a story of common man Arun, played by Anil Kapoor, who discovers a gadget that could turn a man invisible. Although a superhero themed film, Mr. India is on our list because of the character set up of Arun.

He is an orphan and understands what it means to be raised without parents. Eventually, he adopts orphan children throughout his life and raises them well despite the hardship and troubles for money. Directed by Shekhar Kapur, the film also stars Sri Devi as the female lead.

Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon (2003)

Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon under rated movies

In India, every common man aspires to be a film star and same goes for Chutki, the main lead of the 2003 film Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon.

Directed by Chandan Arora, the film is basically about a young woman who is not only a fan of Madhuri Dixit, but she also aspires to be the next Madhuri Dixit by joining the film industry. Whether she is successful or not is what forms the rest of the story.

Over to you!

So, this is our list of best Bollywood films based on common man’s life. If you think we missed any movie in this list, then feel free to share the same in the comments section below.

Hi! My name is Nishant Srivastava, Founder of Filmy Keeday. Craziness and Madness about movies made me to start Filmy Keeday. I started the Website alone and now handle a Team dedicated to movies and Film Industry. you can Find me on social media.


  1. Kulwant Nagi

    Finally I landed here to drop the comment…

    Form all these “Wednesday” and “3 idiots” are my favorite movies. I might have seen 50+ times both the movies.. They always fill a kind of energy when you see them.

    Thanks for putting them together.

    Keep working hard and entertaining us. 😉

    • Nishant Srivastava

      3 Idiots is the one of the best movies, It comes in most of the category, Comedy,motivational,family..
      Perfect movie with all kind of masala..