12 Films On ZEE5 That Showcase The Perfect Balance Of Latest Blockbusters And Hidden Gems

From gripping action and thriller movies to quintessential romance, ZEE5 is the one stop for premium Bollywood films you won't find often on TV.

1. The Tashkent Files

ZEE5’s Hindi movie library boasts of movies ranging from timeless classics like Teesri Manzil and Deewar, to latest blockbusters like The Tashkent Files and Simmba. There is a list of hit films from every decade and some major 90’s nostalgia. There’s something for everyone whether you are a Salman Khan fan or an Ayushmann Khurrana fan. Here’s a diverse list of a the more recent entertaining as well as thought-provoking films on ZEE5, your Ticket To Bollywood.

The Tashkent Files is a bold film which investigates the death of India’s PM Lal Bahadur Shastri. This film had divided opinions about it’s story. This is a political drama which has been called an eye-opener by some and conspiracy theories by other. Watch the reviews of the film in this clip here.

2. Uri: The Surgical Strike

One of the biggest hits of this year, Uri leaves it’s audience swelling with pride for the armed forces. It’s also a gripping action thriller to watch and get your adrenaline running. Watch this movie that turned Vicky Kaushal from a Hindi film actor to a Bollywood star, only on ZEE5.

3. Tamasha

Outside of the world of conspiracies and wars, there’s romance. ZEE5 has you covered with Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone’s romantic classic ‘Tamasha‘, directed by none other than Imtiaz Ali. This films will tug on your heart strings with it’s unique story. Watch the movie for the memorable chemistry between Ranbir and Deepika.

4. Kedarnath

Sushant Singh Raput and Sara Ali Khan star in the romantic tragedy ‘Kedarnath‘. While this film focuses on the love story it also throws light on the Uttarakhand floods and the importance of protecting the environment. Watch this movie for Sara Ali Khan’s impressive debut performance.

5. Sonchiriya

Sonchiriya, is another stellar performance by Sushant Singh Rajput and is a treat for his fans. This film shows the lives of dacoits in Chambal. This film boasts of a strong cast including Bhoomi Pednekar, Ranvir Shorey and Manoj Bajpayee. Watch this gritty drama which explores gang violence and terror in Chambal on ZEE5.

6. Haider

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From the ravines of Chambal we move to violence in the hills of Kashmir. With Haider, Vishal Bharadwaj explored the violence in Kashmir through the lens of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Shahid Kapoor stars as Haider and puts in a performance that will remain with you long after the movie is over.

7. Raman Raghav

Before Vicky Kaushal achieved stardom with Uri, he impressed in Raman Raghav 2.0 opposite Nawazuddin  Siddiqui. This Anurag Kashyap film takes some dark twists and turns that keep you hooked and terrified at the same time. Watch this movie for the power-packed performances of Vicky Kaushal as a drug addicted corrupt cop and Nawaz as a serial killer.

8. Simmba

Ranveer Singh and Rohit Shetty teamed up to deliver one of the biggest hits on 2018 in ‘Simmba‘. Here Ranveer Singh plays the role of a corrupt cop who has a change of heart. Packed with laughs, drama and action in equal measure, this movie is a tailor-made blockbuster.

9. The Accidental Prime Minister

Anupam Kher plays the role of ex PM, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on ‘The Accidental Prime Minister‘. Much like Tashkent Files, this movie too created quite a splash with the deeply political nature of the film’s story. Watch this film to find out dishy secrets from the life of Dr. Manmohan Singh as depicted in a book by the same name.

10. Trapped

From the political drama to a film about our most primal fear. ‘Trapped‘ is a film which touches on a common nightmare we have of being locked inside our own house. It will definitely go down as one of Rajkumar Rao’s finest roles, of which there are quite a few. Watch this movie to watch your bad dream come to life, a true horror.

11. Dhadak

Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khattar made their debut in ‘Dhadak‘ which is an adaption of the Marathi movie ‘Sairat‘, also on ZEE5. This movie tackles the subject of caste discrimination and honor killings with a backdrop of a sweet and truly romantic love story that is always worth re-watching.

12. Veere Di Wedding

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Veere Di Wedding has Kareena Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor alongside Swara Bhaskar and Shilpa Talsania in a movie about girl gangs. This movie has peppy dance numbers and a grand wedding which is all you need for an all-out entertainer. Watch this movie for honest moments about marriage and societal norms for women.

Watch other blockbuster films from recent times like Irrfan Khan’s Qarib Qarib Singlle, also avilable on ZEE5. Which movie you feel deserves to be on this list? Let us know in the comments below.

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