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Coolie (1983)
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Coolie (1983)
Original name: कुली
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 177 min.
Story: A wealthy, but evil man named Zafar Khan, has fallen in love a girl named Salma and wants to marry her, but she and her father do not let him. Zafar is arrested for various crimes and is imprisoned for 10 years, but when he is discharged, he sees that Salma is married to a good man named Aslam Khan. Zafar Khan, wants to convince Salma to marry him but Salma refuses. Zafar plots his revenge...
Style: humorous, serious, realistic
Plot: hospital, catastrophe, crimes, village, vengeance, politics, orphan, bollywood, parents and children, journalism, adoption, looking for love, starting over, village life, society, social misfits, forces of nature, life turned upside down, reunion, dog, heroes, marijuana, flood, hippie, childhood sweetheart ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: india

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, semi serious and suspenseful films with plots about bollywood, love and romance, family relations, rivalry, fall in love, parents and children and crimes mostly in Drama, Action and Romance genres. Some movies like Coolie: Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Ram and Belram (1980), Sharabi (1984), Destiny (1981), We (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 184 min.
Story: Amar Akbar Anthony (Hindi: अमर अकबर अन्थोनी) is a 1977 Bollywood action comedy film with a lost and found theme, about three brothers separated during their childhood who grew up in three homes, adopting three religions. ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Plot: adoption, coincidence, smuggling, daring rescue, on the run, fall in love, kidnapping, bollywood, comedy of errors, parents and children, mistaken identity, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
 443
Ram and Belram (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Ram and Balram are 2 young boys who live with their loving parents. Their scheming uncle, Jagatpal, however kills the boy's father and mother. Jagatpal lies to the boys that their parents have been killed in an accident and promises to raise ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough
Plot: orphan, cons and scams, vengeance, reunion, reincarnation, bollywood, school, parents and children, out of the way, estate, disability, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, quarry
Place: india, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.4
 3K
Sharabi (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, and a peg of brandy instead of a glass milk, Vicky Kapoor, the only son of multi-millionaire industrialist, Amarnath, grows up to be an alcoholic, albeit with a good heart. Amarnath has detached himself ...
Style: humorous, emotional, realistic, semi serious
Plot: alcohol abuse, job seeking, couples, family relations, true love, fall in love, bollywood, parents and children, social differences, rich and poor, love and romance, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.1
 1K
Destiny (1981)
Genre: Action, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 197 min.
Story: Naseeb, a story of destiny and fate, begins with a lottery ticket. A drunk who cannot pay his restaurant bill trades his recently purchased ticket with a waiter. Naseeb becomes a poignant story about love, friendship, sacrifice, deceit, revenge and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: destiny, betrayal, best friends, love and romance, dishonesty, crimes, friends, innocence lost, bollywood, rich and poor, fall in love, lottery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 3K
We (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 184 min.
Story: Tiger works for the local Don Bhaktawar but never hesitates to revolt against him if he harms his friends or family. When his girlfriend Jumma's brother Gonsalves is killed by Bhakhtawar for revolting against him, Tiger promises revenge.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: heroes, family relations, gangsters, crimes, hopes, crime, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, workplace, rivalry, unsupportive coworkers, seaport ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Mr. Natwarlal (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Mr. Natwarlal is a 1979 Hindi Action comedy movie. Produced by Tony Glaad it is directed by Rakesh Kumar. Natwar is just a young boy when his beloved older brother and caretaker, police officer Gridharilal (Ajit), is framed for bribery by sinister ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: abduction, frame up, gangsters, hidden identity, crimes, secret identity, criminal's revenge, good versus evil, rivalry, law enforcement, vengeance, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Namastey London (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Indian-born Manmohan Malhotra decided to re-locate to London, England, established himself, returned to India, got married to Bebo, and after a period of 4 years got a visa for her so that she could live with him. Shortly thereafter she gave birth ...
Style: feel good, realistic, semi serious, humorous, romantic ...
Plot: culture clash, love and romance, family relations, couples, arranged marriage, love triangle, parents and children, looking for love, romance, couple relations, bollywood, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, london, asia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.7
 8K
Agneepath (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Vijay's father is brutally lynched by villagers after being framed by Kancha Cheena, and his family is forced to flee. The young Vijay vows revenge, and grows...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: gangsters, murder, dishonesty, deadly, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, on the run, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, rivalry, gang ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, india, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 395
Mahaan (1983)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Amitabh Bachchan in a triple role as father with twin sons. The standard plot of families separated then united many years later with a string of coincidences. Throw in a diamond necklace and Amjad Khan playing the bad guy, some musical numbers, ...
Plot: artist, hindu, gunshot, ritual, betrayal by friend, arrest, police station, court, lawyer, presumed dead, single mother, bed ...
Place: delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 404
Arrested (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Kishan Kumar Khanna is a well-rate film actor who falls head over heels in love with young, beautiful and attractive Anuradha Saxena much to the dislikeness of her gangster brother who wastes no time in entrapping Kishan in a web of lies and deceits ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: gangsters, false accusation, fall in love, prison life, vengeance, bollywood, siblings relations, prison, frame up, family relations, escape, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Paruthiveeran (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: A village tough finally succumbs to the unconditional love of his angelic cousin, but his romance faces insurmountable challenges, including family opposition and his own delinquent personality.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: forbidden love, village, parents and children, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, arranged marriage, romance, village life, uninhibited rivalry, misfit, bollywood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.3
 2K
Major Saab (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Major Jasbir Singh Rana (Amitabh Bachchan) trains cadets to become officers in the national defence academy. A spoilt brat Virendra Pratap Singh (Ajay Devgan) joins the academy. Little does he know the major is a strict disciplinarian who takes a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious
Plot: military life, bollywood, officers and cadets, fall in love, courtroom drama, unfulfilled love, rivalry, soldier, love and romance, army investigation, youth, military ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Justice Chaudhury (1983)
Genre: Drama, Action, Comedy, Family
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: An honest and upright lawyer becomes a judge; marries his disabled daughter to a crook, and is blackmailed to compromise his judicial judgements.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: frame up, criminal's revenge, rivalry, legal, mute or deaf, misfit, family relations, police detective, vengeance, siblings relations, uninhibited rivalry, bollywood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Little Love, a Little Magic (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: One day they pray to God for help and he does help them. He sends his most mischievous, childlike, lovable angel to the rescue, with a mission to bring Ranbeer and the kids together. Geeta (Rani Mukerji) comes bicycling down a rainbow… and bursts ...
Style: realistic, feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: nanny, orphan, bollywood, vengeance, adoption, disorder, hopes, mischievous children, romance, family relations, orphanage, loss of parent ...
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Born to Hate... Destined to Love (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: While fighting for the political supremacy of their respective families, a Hindu man and a Muslim woman share a forbidden romance.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: village, romance, family relations, forbidden love, vengeance, rivalry, hopes, bollywood, destiny, clan, family feud, friendship ...
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Shakti (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 166 min.
Story: A scrupulously honest cop refuses kidnappers' demands at grave risk to the life of his son. The son is rescued but lives forever scarred by his father's willingness to sacrifice his own son for the sake of his principles. This works out to ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: gangsters, kidnapping, drug dealing, on the run, heroes, master criminal, rivalry, buddies, crime, chases and races, ransom, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 1K
The in-Laws (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A village-based singer attempts to find love and fame in the big city.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: village, hospital, farce, couples, disorder, love and romance, dealing with death, nothing goes right, twins, romance, wedding, silly humor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.7
 2K
Trident (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Vijay Kumar is the illegitimate son of a construction baron, Raj Kumar Gupta and his first love, Shanti, whom he gives up in order to marry a wealthy heiress. Raj does not know of this son, who grows up and after his mother's death comes to ...
Style: sentimental, tense, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, couples, family relations, family business, love affair, true love, parents and children, estrangement, crimes, dishonesty, on the run ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 2K
Raja Babu (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Raja Babu (Govinda) is a poor orphan adopted by a wealthy village couple (Kadar Khan and Aruna Irani). He is a typical country bumpkin, good-hearted but lacking in urban manners. He falls ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, epic
Plot: village, fall in love, unfulfilled love, teenage love, against the odds, rich and poor, culture clash, village life, bollywood, social differences, family relations, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.0
 3K
Madras (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: A portrayal of the lives of the people living in North Madras, focusing on the politics inside the slums and how their plight remains the same, despite the political class luring them constantly during elections.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, disturbing
Plot: politics, rivalry, vengeance, state affairs, dishonesty, deadly, betrayal, society, crimes, murder, buddies, slum ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Happiness & Tears (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Orthodox Indian, Raichand, would like his two sons to live together with him and his wife, and get married to girls' of his choice. One of his sons, Rahul, is adopted, while Rohan is his real son. Rahul falls in love with a poor Indian girl ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: forbidden love, reunion, bollywood, family tradition, reconciliation, estrangement, longing, couple relations, love and romance, family conflict, siblings relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.1
 393
Akela (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The 7th film of Ramesh Sippy.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: twins, murder, chaos and mayhem, fall in love, vengeance, siblings relations, family relations, tough heroes, rivalry, gangsters, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 6K
Crazy (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Kajal is a beautiful and talented young woman who loves songs and dances and attends various shows. At one of the shows she attended she gets to meet Ravi, a popular singer and both are head over heel in love with each other and they soon got ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, emotional, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: love triangle, attempted rape, remarry, bollywood, romance, crimes, crime, love and romance, dishonesty, hopes, family relations, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 2K
Dammu (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Ramachandra (NTR) - an orphan wants to helps out people and make enough bank balance so that he can settle in life by marrying a girl of his choice. He falls in love with Ashwini (Trisha) at the first sight. He comes to know that a royal family from ...
Style: exciting, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: adoption, orphan, social differences, fall in love, danger, village life, heroes, save the day, love and romance, society, uninhibited rivalry, one man army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 15K
Gardener (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Raj Malhotra and wife Pooja have four sons. The sons have settled down professionally and are quite independent. However, when Raj Malhotra retires, none of his children want to be burdened with the responsibility of taking care of their parents. ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, captivating, touching, semi serious
Plot: family relations, bollywood, orphan, moral dilemma, human nature, parents and children, family problems, golden years, devotion, estrangement, down on your luck, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 938
Love Sublime (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 172 min.
Story: As Pandit Shyam Sunder prayed in Bhagwan Shivji's temple on the occasion of Janamashtami, his wife gives birth to a daughter, Rupa, and passes away, leaving her child to bear the brunt of being an ill-omen. Years later, Rupa burns her face from ...
Style: sexual, emotional, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: village, bollywood, romance, social misfits, single parent, society, love and romance, bittersweet, family relations, misfit, pregnancy, parents and children ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Flames of the Sun (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Thriller, Western
Country: India
Duration: 204 min.
Story: A Police Officer, whose family was killed by a bandit named Gabbar Singh, decides to fight fire with fire and recruits two convicts, Jai & Veeru, to bring Gabbar Singh to jail alive, but will they succeed in their mission and get their reward? ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fight, vengeance, martial arts, partners, adventure, redemption, romance, criminal heroes, murder, fall in love, bandit, village ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 2K
Acid (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Mahesh Deshmukh has joined the nation's armed forces as that he can honestly and patriotically serve the country. During his college days he has a run-in with fellow-collegian Mohini. A bet between his friends and himself ends up with him ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, deportation, redemption, parents and children, confined, love and romance, good versus evil, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Deewane Huye Paagal (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 158 min.
Story: This is the story of Karan and Tanya. Karan is in love with Tanya but is too shy to tell her. One day Tanya witnesses the murder of a scientist by his evil twin brother, the underworld don Mehboob, and needs to flee the country. When Karan's ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, scientist, rivalry, romance, wooing, fall in love, disorder, track down, life turned upside down, dishonesty, woman in danger, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: dubai, middle east, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.6
 22K
Bodyguard (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Lovely Singh (Salman Khan) is the bodyguard of Sartaj Rana's (Raj Babbar) daughter Divya Rana (Kareena Kapoor). He is very devoted to his duties but irritates her all the time by following her everywhere. Consequently, Divya and her friend ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: lie, college, bodyguard, family relations, romance, fall in love, bollywood, parents and children, dishonesty, rescue, one against many, elopement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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