10 Bollywood Comfort Films To Binge-Watch If You Have No Plans For Diwali

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Diwali is here which means two things: either you have a calendar that’s chock-a-blocked with card party invites and family get-togethers or you have zero plans and have invested in a weighted blanket to feel comforted. For the latter (hello fellow socially awkward humans) we’ve got the perfect plan for you: 10 films that are all about friends, family, and celebrations. So plug in the computer charger, get your hands on the best Diwali snacks and take a plunge into the world of comfort movies.

1. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

Turn up the nostalgia with this saga about love, family and over-the-top characters. We are not saying it’s a great film, we are saying you need to watch it to appreciate all the other good things in your life.

Watch it on: Netflix

2. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Diwali is the perfect time to tune into the Ayan Mukerji film that covers everything from friends, family and weddings. The coming-of-age romantic comedy-drama makes for a great binge-watch with songs that are bound to put you in a good mood.

Watch it on: Netflix

3. Andaz Apna Apna

One of the OG comedy films, Andaz Apna Apna is a treat in terms of simple, yet fabulous storyline, and great casting. Bonus treat: the great chemistry between Aamir Khan and Salman Khan.

Watch it on: Netflix

4. Taare Zameen Par

The film focuses on a young kid who struggles to deal with dyslexia until he meets a teacher who understands him and is willing to help. The emotional bond between the son and his mother and later, the teacher, will surely put you in a nostalgic mood.

Watch it on: Netflix

5. Dear Zindagi

A good attempt by Bollywood to get the mainstream audience talking about mental health, you’ll fall in love with Kaira (played by Alia Bhatt) and she navigates through her love life, family issues and childhood trauma.

Watch it on: Netflix 

6. Khoobsurat

Who doesn’t enjoy a love story that features a prince?! Starring Sonam Kapoor Ahuja and Fawad Khan, and the talented Kirron Kher and Ratna Pathak Shah, the film is great for anyone looking for a breezy watch.

Watch it on: Apple TV & Netflix

7. 3 Idiots

Missing your friends? This is a great watch that’ll take you back to your college days, and also teach you a life lesson or two, along the way. #AllIzzWell

Watch it on: Amazon Prime

8. Dil Dhadakne Do 

A family, on a cruise, with friends, family and issues to unpack… sounds familiar? Priyanka Chopra and Ranbir Singh’s brother-sister duo makes for a great 12 AM binge-watch companion.

Watch it on: Apple TV & Netflix

9. Gol Maal 

The 1979 Gol Maal, starring Amol Palekar revolves around one man and his dual (and fake identities) to impress his boss. It’s a guaranteed laughter riot.

Watch it on: SonyLIV

10. Jaane Bhi do Yaaro


Bollywood might not be known for its brilliant sarcastic humour, but this film surely delivers. The cult classic features a Mahabharat re-telling, done in a way that makes the film relevant, 38 years post its release.

Watch it on: Amazon Prime 

- Editor In Chief


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