With most of us staying at home due to the pandemic, one of the best ways to pass the time is to catch an interesting movie that can be enjoyed by one and all! If you are looking for Bollywood or Hollywood family movies to watch on Zee5 with your loved ones over the weekend but don’t know where to start, you can refer to this list curated by us. Explore these blockbusters to make your movie nights fun!
Released in 2018, Kedarnath is a romantic drama that showcases the story of Mansoor, a shy Muslim porter and Mukku, the outspoken daughter of a priest. The movie explores their love story as they attempt to stay together despite everyone’s objection and nature’s wrath. The fun and lively Mukku (played by Sara Ali Khan) pursuing the quiet yet charming Mansoor will surely touch your hearts. The movie is worth watching, thanks to the beautiful scenes, strong visuals and stellar performance.
Nil Battey Sannata is a drama-comedy directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari that shows the bitter-sweet story of a 10th class student Apeksha and her mother, Chanda. Apeksha, who’s lovingly called ‘Apu’, finds studies a waste of time as she feels that she will share her mother’s fate and end up being a maid. Worried about her future, Chanda decided to motivate her but in a unique way! The film showcases the troubles faced by the poor people and mother’s love beautifully.
Produced by Anurag Kashyap, Saand Ki Aankh is based on true events. The movie stars Bhumi Padnekar and Tapsee Pannu as Chandro and Prakashi Tomar. These two elderly women realise that they have exceptional shooting skills and decide to put them to good use. Watch this movie to see their journey as they train to become sharpshooters and overcome various hurdles to win national and international shooting competitions! The apt representation of patriarchy and gender discrimination issues and the well-directed scenes make it a great watch!
This family movies list would’ve been incomplete without mentioning Kaagaz, which stars the sensational actor Pankaj Tripathi in the role of Bharat Lal Bihari, a band-owner declared dead in official government records. It begins with some light-hearted comedy as Bharat learns that he is declared dead and tries to deal with it. The plot eventually thickens as he decides to expose the corrupt officials and others who share a similar fate - what happens next is a mix of drama, comedy and satire at its best!
Uri: The Surgical Strike is counted amongst the finest Hindi family movies and showcases the retaliation after the 2016 Uri attack. Major Vihaan Singh Shergill (played by Vicky Kaushal) is the protagonist who leads the counterattack and executes it properly. The movie unfolds several glimpses of the Pathankot attack, ambush and much more in a gripping manner which will leave you craving for more. The film is packed with all the drama, action and patriotism which will keep your family entertained.
Chintu Ka Birthday is one of the top family films on Zee5, and rightly so! The movie revolves around an emigrant Indian family living in Baghdad. Amongst the war and bloodshed, the family decides to make their son’s birthday a memorable one. The light-hearted comedy showcases the importance of finding happiness in small things, which is portrayed quite well. Chintu’s doting father (played by Vinay Pathak) goes against the odds to keep his promise of making his birthday memorable, resulting in a sweet and enticing storyline.
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran is a historical action drama film based on the nuclear tests conducted by the Indian Army in 1998. It showcases John Abraham in the role of Ashwat Raina, who comes up with a plan to conduct nuclear tests without being noticed by the Lacrosse satellite but is dismissed as the plan fails. Three years later, Ashwat gets another chance to execute the project while staying away from the prying eyes of the CIA and ISI.
Pareeksha is a drama film inspired by the life of IPS officer, Abhayanand. It portrays the challenges faced by Buchchi, a poor rickshaw driver who wants to provide quality education to his son. Things take a turn for the worse when Buchchi is arrested for theft and other illegal activities. But his dream is saved by a top cop who begins teaching Ambedkar colony kids in his free time. The movie’s a great pick if you want to watch a gripping story with brilliant performances.
The Accidental Prime Minister is based on the memoir by Indian policy analyst Sanjaya Baru. It explores the tenure of the Indian Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh. The movie showcases how a brilliant politician was subdued due to his party’s dynastic approach. The movie hints at how he fell victim to power and politics during his first tenure. Watch the movie to dive deeper into the personality of Manmohan Singh and get to know him through the eyes of Sanjaya Baru.
Pad Man revolves around Lakshmikant Chauhan, who insists on bringing a change in society by addressing the taboo topic of menstruation. Lakshmikant is subjected to hostility for questioning the religious and age-old beliefs around this taboo topic. Will he get his point across the room? Watch this movie to know more. If you are looking for a family movie that’s not only fun but also beneficial for your child, then Pad Man is the perfect one for you.
Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty is the story of a soldier who comes across a terrorist while on vacation. He captures the terrorist and single-handedly unravels his plan of bombing Mumbai while having fun with his family and going on a bride hunt. The movie’s filled with numerous action scenes and has a thrilling story that’ll leave you on the edge of your seats. Akshay Kumar has done justice to the role of braveheart Virat Bakshi with his superb acting skills.
Tigers is a 2014 film that covers the life of Ayan, a Pakistani pharmaceutical whistleblower salesman who plans on taking down the multinational company he works for when he finds out that they are knowingly selling a baby formula that results in the death of hundreds of children everyday. The film is highly acclaimed because of the cast's phenomenal acting and the expose on various malpractices of big multinational brands. Emraan Hashmi’s acting is spot on as he steps in the shoes of the pharmaceutical salesman Ayan.
Ra. One is one of the best family movies on Zee5 India and, to this date has the best visual effects in a Bollywood movie. In the movie, SRK plays a game expert Shekhar who wants his son to look up to him as a hero (but his son hates heroes). So, Shekhar creates a game in which the villain (Ra One) is more powerful than the hero (G One) but things go sideways as the villain comes to life. Prateik and G One team up to defeat Ra One once and for all.
Set in Mumbai, the movie is about Happi, a comedian and a singer in his late fifties. He lives his life peacefully, unaffected by the hustle and bustle of the metro. All this changes when the cafe he works at is turned into a club, and he is replaced by a younger singer. This movie perfectly depicts the ruthlessness of the ever changing era and how it affects a veteran old comedian Happi. Would he ever get back on his feet? Watch this movie to find out.
Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana covers social issues like dowry, bribe, gender equality, and more through the story of Satyendra and Aarti. They meet for an arranged marriage but end up falling in love with each other. The love story takes a drastic turn as Aarti runs away on the wedding day after deciding that she values her education more than her love for Satyendra. A heartbroken and humiliated Satya goes on with his life, unaware that he’ll cross paths with her again.
Dream Girl portrays the life of Karam, who does a fine job of imitating women’s voices (and has been doing so ever since he was a kid). Because of this talent and his desperation to find a job, Karam picks up a call centre job as ‘Pooja’, keeping it a secret from most people in his life. How long can he keep this charade up before everyone in his life including his girlfriend, find out about his “talent”? Performances by its ensemble cast and funny dialogues make it a great movie to enjoy on the weekend.
English Vinglish is one of the best family movies Zee5 India and is the result of a realistic script, great direction and amazing performance by late Sridevi. It follows the life of a homemaker, Shashi, as she’s undermined by her family and mocked because she can’t speak English. Despite being the perfect housewife, mother and laddu-maker, she feels left out and decides to learn English while attending her niece’s wedding in New York. This heart-touching movie’s packed with all the emotions the audience needs!
Vidroh Let’s Fight Back is a crime-comedy movie about a conman named Chandu who has two goals in life - to get his father released from jail and to help his sister become a doctor. On his way he meets Manikyam, the person who wrecked his family and his life. Now he is set on taking revenge on Manikyam while not compromising on his life goals. If you love south Indian movies and their action, you will have a ton of fun with this one.
Just like the first film, this one is a total delight on its own. The story starts in London four years after their marriage, showing that the sparks between them have already died. So they decide to go their separate ways. Tanu (Kangana) moves back to her old ways in Kanpur while Manu (Madhavan) goes back to Delhi, where he meets Kusum, an athlete who looks just like his former lover. Will Manu and Kusum find romance despite Tanu trying to return to Manu’s life?
Ghoomketu is a comedy-drama based on the life of a guy who goes by the same name. He is an aspiring writer from a small town in Uttar Pradesh who dreams of becoming a popular Bollywood scriptwriter. With this dream in his eyes he flees to Mumbai but will he find success, or will all of his hard work and sacrifice go down the drain? Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s excellent acting is enough reason to watch this movie at least once.