Multi-starrer movies have always been a delight to audience right from the beginning of the cinemas till date. Period hits like Sholay, Chupke Chupke and Amar Akbar Anthony coupled with the recent releases like Rajneeti, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Dil Dhadakne Do are the result of successful execution of multi-starrer Bollywood movies work at the Box Office.
Though we couldn’t pile up each and every Bollywood film, here’s a list of famous Bollywood multi-starrer movies.
Sholay is a grand success and a splendid show of the magical pairing of Big B Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra aka Dharam Paji. Jaya Bachchan and Hema Malini carried the female leads with great aplomb. The other star cast of the film includes Sanjeev Kumar, Sachin, A.K. Hangal, Leela Mishra, Satyen Kappu, Mac Mohan, Jagdeep, Asrani, Helen, Jalal Agha, Iftekhar, Keshto Mukherjee and of course Amjad Khan. The film features the acting talents of Bollywood legends and showcases a story of friendship, courage and revenge. It is a true cinematic masterpiece.
Chupke Chupke (1975)
Chupke Chupke is a Bollywood comedy film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The star cast of the film includes Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Om Prakash, Ussha Kiran, David Abraham, Asrani and Keshto Mukherjee. The film has very simple storyline and powerful star cast coupled with lots of human emotion and devotion towards Indian culture and languages.
Waqt is a Bollywood film directed by Yash Chopra, starring Sunil Dutt, Raj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Sadhana, Balraj Sahni, Madan Puri, Sharmila Tagore, and Achala Sachdev. The story of the film showcases the family members, separated in a natural disaster and although they are not united, how strangely their lives are interconnected.
Hum is a Bollywood action film directed by the late Mukul Anand. The film is a multi-starrer movie with big actors all-in-one to give a great entertainment. The film is a power pact show added with the performances of three super stars Amitabh Bachchan, Govinda and Rajnikhant who delivers a fun to watch performance with his usual tricks with cigarettes, coupled with Kimi Katkar, Shilpa Shirodkar and Danny.
Hum Sath Sath Hain (1999)
Hum Sath Sath Hain is a Bollywood family drama film directed by Suraj Barjatya, starring an ensemble star cast including Salman Khan, Sonali Bendre, Saif Ali Khan, Karishma Kapoor, Tabu, and Mohnish Behl coupled with Alok Nath and Reema Lagoo. The story of the film showcases the trials and challenges of a joint family.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001)
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham covered all the generations including Jaya-Amitabh, Kajol-SRK and Hrithik-Kareena. The film showcases KJo at its best and the beautiful story of the film is all about bringing families together. The film is presented wholeheartedly in true Bollywood style with lots of tears and lots of fun.
Kaante is a Bollywood action Heist film starring a grand chain of actors starting from Big B Amitabh Bachchan to the cutting edge Bollywood heroes Sanjay Dutt and Sunil Shetty coupled with Mahesh Manjrekar, Lucky Ali, Kumar Gaurav, Namrata Singh Gujral, Rati Agnihotri, Malaika Arora Khan and Isha Koppikar. ‘Kaante’ is praised for its style and the idea brought the director Sanjay Gupta into the league of exceptional filmmakers.
Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
A fantastic job by the debut director Farhan Akhtar, both in direction and script writing. The film stars Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni and Dimple Kapadia. The story of the film revolves around three friends, their relationships and their personal lives. Although the guys are blessed with totally different natures and with different meaning of life, the only thing that keeps them ever together is their never ending friendship.
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Border is a Bollywood war film directed by J. P. Dutta. The star cast of the film includes Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Jakie Shroff, Tabu, Pooja Bhatt, Puneet Issar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, and Raakhee. The film is based on the 1971 Indo-Pakistan battle and is said to be one of the best Indian war movies.
Yuva is a Mani Ratnam’s story about three young couples and how their lives get entwined by one freak accident. The film was an instant hit among the young audience. The film has an ensemble star cast which includes Abhishek Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Vivek Oberoi, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor, Esha Deol and Sonu Sood.
Omkara is a Vishal Bharadwaj’s adaptation from Shakespeare’s Othello. The film stars Ajay Devgn, Vivek Oberoi, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Bipasha Basu and Naseeruddin Shah. The film is a classic of international standards. Besides, item songs like Beedi Jalaile and Namak Ishq ka just added to the popularity of the film.
Rang De Basanti (2006)
Rang De Basanti is a Bollywood drama film directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. The film has an ensemble star cast comprising Aamir Khan, Siddharth Narayan, Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kapoor, Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Alice Patten and Atul Kulkarni. The film is a journey of boys from college students to the rebels.
3 Idiots (2009)
3 Idiots is a comedy drama film directed by Rajkumar Hirani, starring Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Sharman Joshi, R. Madhavan, Parikshit Sahni, and Boman Irani. The film sends out a strong message on the Indian education system – highlighting college ragging, mania with high grades, and the perilous repercussions of parental demands on today’s college goers. The film is slackly based on bestselling author Chetan Bhagat’s novel, Five Point Someone. The story of the film showcased the lives of three college friends who had their share of fun coupled with drinking, flirting, and disappointments.
D-Day is a Bollywood spy thriller film directed by Nikhil Advani. The film stars Arjun Rampal, Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Huma Qureshi, Shruti Haasan and Sandeep Kulkarni in the lead roles. The story of the film revolves around a wanted Pakistani terrorist and provides an excellent insight into the concept of sleeper cells and the way they protect the country’s interests, very often at the cost of their life and conscience.
Raajneeti is a Bollywood political thriller film directed by Prakash Jha. The film stars Ajay Devgan, Nana Patekar, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Arjun Rampal and Manoj Bajpai. The movie highlights dirty politics played within the family and comes out to be a big hit with the audience. The film is inspired heavily from the epic of Mahabharata, from the basic plot to the characters.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
Zoya created the buzz in director’s list with a rocking movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara starring Farhan Akhtar accompanying Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Abhay Deol, Kalki Koechlin and Ariadna Cabrol. Although the movie deals with very deep topics like marriage, love and Work, it never feels like getting bore due to the awe-inspiring comedy with light mood.
Dil Dhadakne Do (2015)
Dil Dhadakne Do is the latest Bollywood comedy drama film directed by Zoya Akhtar. The film is loaded with an ensemble cast which includes Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma and Farhan Akhtar. The film depicts the story of a dysfunctional Punjabi family on a cruise trip.
Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973)
Yaadon ki Baraat is one of the best Bollywood formula films of the 1970s where the director Nasir Hussain sizzled the silver screen. The story of the film portrays the hit formula copied by many imitators through the 70’s and 80’s – the lost brothers meet up and destroy the smuggler who killed their father. The film is graced by great acting, dialog and killer soundtrack by RD Burman.
Shaan is a Bollywood action thriller movie directed by Ramesh Sippy, the great director of Sholay. Amitabh and Shashi multi-starrer, Shaan replicated the stunning success these two stars guarantee. The film also stars Sunil Dutt, Shatrughan Sinha, Raakhee Gulzar, Parveen Babi and Bindiya Goswami. The film is a complete pack of comedy, drama, action, music and an all-star cast.
Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)
Amar Akbar Anthony has the star brigade of Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Parveen Babi and Shabana Azmi to build up the strong emotional storyline and a real Bollywood classic. The film follows a set Bollywood format, i.e. family tragedy and the ability to overcome coupled with splash of romance and this movie has it all.