Published: 4th July 2022

10 binge worthy Bollywood musicals to watch as a family

Indian cinema has always celebrated the power of music and its ability to enhance emotion and lift the mood of audiences across the world.

In this list, you’ll find 10 Bollywood musicals that will make you dance, sing, laugh and cry. Each film in our list is rated between U and 12 and includes handy information you need to know before you watch it for a family movie night.

Khamoshi - The Musical

Khamoshi - The Musical is a 1996 Indian Hindi-language musical romantic drama film about the daughter of deaf-mute parents who seeks their understanding when she discovers a love for music.


Contains mild language, violence and one rude gesture

Rockstar is a Hindi language musical drama in which a rock musician struggles to maintain his success.


Mild bad language includes the terms 'shit, 'bugger', 'bitch' and 'bastard'. There is also infrequent use of the rude 'middle finger' gesture.


There are scenes of mild violence in which a man is beaten by police.


Contains mild violence

Mughal-e-azam (The Great Mughal) is a 1960 Indian epic historical drama film in which a 16th-century prince falls in love with a court dancer and battles with his emperor father.

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Contains mild language, sex and drug references and comic violence

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is a subtitled Hindi language comedy about the lives and loves of a group of friends who meet up on a trekking holiday.


There are several uses of mild bad language, including the English word 'bloody' and the Hindi word 'saala'. There are also two uses of 'bitch', which are used in a comical manner by a bickering couple as they make up after an unseen argument.


The film also contains some mild sex references, including a person saying they've never watched porn when asked to list things they've never done. There is also a comment about a couple 'playing doctors' and a woman suggesting that girls who 'have fun' end up pregnant.


In one scene a drug deal is briefly seen taking place on the street, as two men hand each other small packages. Verbal drug references also occur as one man says his father has searched his room for drugs and that an area is famous for marijuana, amongst other things.


There are occasional moments of mild comic violence as people slap each other across the face. Additionally, some men are struck with wooden poles during a comical chase sequence.

Street Dancer 3

mild bad language, sex references, violence

Street Dancer 3 is a Hindi language musical drama in which rival dance companies compete in a tournament.


There is use of mild bad language ('bloody', 'piss', 'shit'), as well as milder terms including 'damn', 'hell' and 'God'.


Dance routines include sexualised choreography and costumes, and there are occasional mild sex references. In one scene, a man is called a 'pervert' for dating a woman from a rival dance company.


Scenes of violence include slaps and punches, and comic fight sequences which include an implied headbutt.

There are undetailed allusions to suicide in the lyrics of a song.

This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.


DIL Se is a Hindi language romance in which a relationship develops between a radio executive and a mysterious revolutionary.


There is a flashback sequence in which a woman refers to her and her sister being raped. Two bodies are seen moving in silhouette, and a young girl is chased and cornered by her attackers. There is no graphic detail of sexual violence occurring.

Other scenes of violence include a character being punched and kicked, and another man is hit with a wooden plank. There is brief sight of blood on the victim's face.

Scenes of moderate threat include a character preparing a bomb vest with the intention of blowing herself up. Occasional very mild sex references also occur.

Rab Ne Bana DI Jodi

Contains moderate language

Rab Ne Bana DI Jodi is a Hindi language film about a man who tries to transform himself in order to win the love of his young wife.


There are uses of moderate bad language in a scene in which frequent uses of 'bitch' are directed by a woman to another female character; there are also uses of mild bad language such as 'hell', 'damn' and 'god'.

There are also a couple of sequences of comic violence and some mild scenes of emotional upset when a young woman discovers that her fiance has died on the eve of her wedding.

3 Idiots

Contains two suicide scenes and moderate injury detail

3 Idiots is a comedy-drama about a group of university friends.


Brief scenes depicting suicide occur, including a sequence in which a man's legs are seen dangling after hanging himself. In another scene, a man jumps from the ledge of a high-rise window, with some brief sight of blood seeping from underneath his face afterwards.

Scenes of emotional distress occur, as well as occasional mild bad language including 'ass', 'piss', 'screw' and 'swine'.

Rock On!!

Contains moderate violence

Rock On!! is a Hindi musical drama about four musicians who reunite to reform their once glorious rock band.


Moderate violence includes a head butt and some punches.

The film also contains mild language ('damn', 'shit', 'bloody' and 'bastard').