7 Must-Watch Light-Hearted Indian Movies With Family

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Malamaal Weekly (2006) 

This comedy film by Priyadarshan is a truly underrated watch. The film is about a quaint village that is collectively invested in the lottery. Once the local shopkeeper learns that one of the tickets he has sold wins the lottery, chaos ensues to find a missing villager that has the ticket. 

Jathi Ratnalu (2021) 

This comedy drama, directed by Anudeep K.V is a story of three young men who leave their village to find decent jobs in the city. However, the group of friends find themselves in trouble when they unknowingly get involved in a certain situation and the local minister starts blackmailing them. 

Harishchandrachi Factory (2009) 

This is a biographical film written and directed by Paresh Mokashi. The story is about the process and struggle of Dadasaheb Phalke, while making the first Indian feature film Raja Harishchandra (1913). 

Ustad Hotel (2012) 

This drama directed by Anwar Rasheed, is the story of a generational difference. The film revolves around Faizi, who studies in Switzerland as a chef against the wishes of his father. As the relationship between father and son deteriorates, Faizi is forced to work as a cook in a restaurant at Kozhikode, run by his grandfather. 

Boudi Canteen (2022) 

In this drama film directed by Parambrata Chatterjee, we follow the story of Poulami, a teacher who leaves her job in order to start a business as a cook. Through her process, a lot of themes like gender roles, creative entrepreneurship and societal expectations are explored.  

Village Rockstars (2017) 

This coming of age drama is a film directed by Rima Das. The story is set in a village of Assam, showing the life of a 10 year old girl, Dhunu and her dream to be a rockstar. But as the village is hit with floods, Dhunu’s life changes gears. 

Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (2012) 

This comedy drama directed by Sameer Sharma, is the story of a family and a chicken curry recipe. Omi returns back home after many years with unresolved feelings. He also realizes that the family business is in crisis and the only the lost family recipe of “Chicken Khurana” can save them.