1913 was the year when the first-ever Indian film was made. It was named Raja Harishchandra. Raja Harishchandra was a silent film. Nearly 18 years later, in 1931, India got its first move that had sound. The movie was called Alam Ara, and it was directed by Ardeshir Irani. From 1931 to 2021, the Indian film industry has come a long way. 

With legendary movies like Purab Aur Paschim, Mother India, Lagaan, and Sholay, the Indian film industry has made a reputation for itself in the world. From Prithviraj Kapoor to Dev Anand and from Madhubala to Rekha, the industry has seen some phenomenal actors. After nearly 107 years from the day India got its first-ever movie, the Indian film industry has really come a long way.

The films we see today are entirely different from the ones that were made till the 80s. The Indian film industry’s journey can be broadly classified into 4 parts. The first being the era of silent movies, the next being between 30’s and ’60s, the third being between 60’s and ’80s, and the remaining period falls in the fourth and final category. 

The key differences between new movies and old movies are the tech used in making the movies, the storyline, and costumes. However, the new movies also try to break stereotypes, and that’s why there’s a scope for more interesting scripts.

We’ve prepared a list of some of the best new Bollywood movies to enjoy this summer.



With Deepika Padukone in the main role, the Meghna Gulzar-directed movie is an eye-opening adaption of a real story. It narrates the story of Laxmi Agarwal, who was 15 years old when she was attacked with acid by Naeem Khan. Naeem attacked Laxmi with acid because she refused his proposal to marry him. But the story doesn’t end there. Laxmi fights for a law seeking harsher penalties for acid attack perpetrators.



Panga is yet another movie starring Kangana Ranaut, one of the finest actresses from our generation. Panga is a film based on the story of Jaya Nigam, a former pro kabaddi player who had to leave the sport after her marriage and pregnancy. After doing a desk job for some time, Jaya decides to give the game one more try. It is a story of self-belief, determination, and grit. Will Jaya be able to make a comeback at 32? Watch the movie with your family to know. 



Taapsee Pannu is another Indian actress who does inspirational movies that have a message for society. Thappad is the story of a girl named Amrita Sabharwal, who is married to Vikram Sabharwal. The trouble in paradise arises after Vikram raises his hand at Amrita during an argument. Amrita decides to leave Vikram after the incident despite being in love with him. The plot of the movie revolves around the incidents of domestic violence in Indian households. It is a must-watch.

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan: 

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Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar starer romantic drama deals with same-sex marriage and the stigma related to it in Indian society. Ayushmann and Jitendra are in love, but the real trouble begins when Aman Tripathi’s (Jitendra Kumar) conservative parents set up his marriage with Bhumi Pednekar’s character film. How does Aman tell his parents about his sexual orientation? Watch to know.

Gulabo Sitabo: 

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The movie brings the best out of the legendary Amitabh Bachchan. The story of the movie revolves around a crumbling mansion called Fatima Mahal in Lucknow, which is named after Fatima Begum (Farrukh Jaffar), the wife of Chunnan “Mirza” Nawab (Amitabh Bachchan). Mirza can not wait for Fatima Begum’s demise so that he can sell the mansion. However, Baankey Rastogi (Ayushmann Khurrana), a tenant at the Fatima Mahal, will not let Mirza sell the mansion so easily.

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl: 

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It is a biopic based on the story of Gunjan Saxena, an Indian Air Force pilot. Janhavi Kapoor plays the role of Gunjan, born into a military family and joins the Indian Air Force in 1996. The movie showcases the challenges faced by Gunjan as she is the only woman who took part in the combat mission during India’s 1999 Kargil War. The role of Gunjan’s dad is played by Pankaj Tripathi.