Five Bollywood Films That Were Super Popular Overseas

Bollywood, the bustling hub of Indian cinema, has witnessed its movies transcending geographical boundaries, captivating audiences worldwide with their unique storytelling, compelling performances, and unforgettable music. 

Here, we delve into five Bollywood films that made an indelible mark on the international stage.

3 Idiots (2009)

Rajkumar Hirani's "3 Idiots" is a timeless classic that continues to captivate audiences worldwide. The film's exploration of the Indian education system through humor and emotion resonated globally, making it one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films overseas. Aamir Khan's magnetic performance and the film's universal themes left a lasting impression.

Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)

Salman Khan's "Bajrangi Bhaijaan," directed by Kabir Khan, is a heartwarming tale of a man's journey to reunite a mute, lost Pakistani girl with her family. The film's touching story of love and humanity resonated strongly across borders, earning it international recognition and praise.

Dangal (2016)

Directed by Nitesh Tiwari and starring Aamir Khan, "Dangal" struck a chord with audiences globally. The biographical sports drama about the Phogat sisters' wrestling journey not only became one of the highest-grossing Indian films but also garnered immense acclaim overseas. Its powerful narrative and stellar performances resonated with viewers worldwide.

Brahmāstra: Part One – Shiva (2022)

Ayan Mukerji's ambitious fantasy trilogy "Brahmastra," starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, garnered international attention for its intriguing storyline and impressive visuals. The film sparked interest globally, highlighting Bollywood's potential to draw international audiences. What really made this movie popular amongst the international audience was its visual effects and the intriguing storyline.

Pathaan (2023)

"Pathan," starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, took the overseas market by storm. With its star-studded cast, thrilling action sequences, and captivating storyline, "Pathan" won the hearts of audiences worldwide, solidifying its status as a global blockbuster. The action sequence, the acting, and the cast full of megastars made this movie really popular amongst the international masses. 

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