10 Indian Movies Every Dog Lover Must Watch
Dogs are superheroes. If you thought they have only been sidekicks of superstars, you’re wrong! Not just international ones, dogs have for years been seen stealing the show on screen in Indian movies too. We have a compilation of Indian movies where the dawgies totally took the spotlight, and how!
1. Aiyaary (2018)
The Manoj Bajpayee and Siddharth Malhotra starrer, is a Netflix favorite. The showstopper of the movie, however, is Naseeruddin Shah, the guard with his adopted stray dogs Babloo and his gang. The dogs play a pivotal role in the movie as Shah decides to blow the whistle on the corrupt administration only after the dogs are kicked out of the compound that he watches over. In a heartwarming scene, Shah also talks about how Babloo and the gang have changed his life for good, something most dog lovers would relate with.
2. Kala (2018)
This Rajinikanth starrer is all set to leave you wanting for more action. Mani is the name of a street dog from Chennai who plays Rajinikanth’s shadow in the movie. Mani shot to fame when his role received adoration from viewers across all ages and dialects. The movie is based on an attempt by a powerful minister to evict the slum dwellers of Dharavi, which happens to be the largest slum in India as well as Asia, and one man’s (Rajinikanth’s) attempt to bring him to justice. Everyone believes that Rajini is dead, but then Mani carries on the justice Rajini set out for.
3. It’s Entertainment (2014)
This movie is centered around a dawgie named ‘Entertainment’. As the plot moves forward, one realizes that Entertainment is the heir to a multi-millionaire’s property. The whole movie revolves around everyone trying to get a piece of this property after Entertainment’s owner passes away. The cast includes stars like Akshay Kumar, Mithun Chakraborthy, and Johnny Lever. The movie is truly an entertaining watch as the pooch manages to escape all the hindrances created by people who have an eye for his rightful property.
4. Chillar Party (2011)
Chillar Party focuses on a stray dog named Bhidu, and his hooman Fatka. Initially treated like garbage of the society, Fatka and Bhidu befriend other children and slowly form a large gang. All is well until the local politician decides to catch all the strays. It’s fun to watch the kids taking the front foot to save Bhidu.
5. Khoon Bhari Maang (1998)
In the movie, Rekha survives a crocodile attack and seeks revenge on the people who tried to kill her. She comes back with a plastic surgery and her dog is the first one to recognize her. Towards the end of the movie, he (literally) takes a bullet for her and saves her life.
6. Halo (1996)
The movie is about a 7-year-old who is on a mission to find her lost pup, Halo. As she parades through the dark corners of Mumbai, the girl finds her pup with an elderly couple and a child with special needs. Even though she really wants the pup back, she soon understands that the other child needs Halo more. This movie is a real tear jerker!
7. Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994)
Had it not been for Tuffy, the Indian Spitz, the movie wouldn’t have been even half as entertaining. In the movie, Tuffy not only plays a biased umpire who makes the audience laugh but also manages to unite Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit in the closing montage as the audience cheered on!
8. Bol Radha Bol (1992)
This Rishi Kapoor starrer is a lesson on dawgie loyalty. Rishi Kapoor goes back to his village to lay claim on his property but finds out that he has an impostor to challenge. Knowing that his pet, Moti would recognize him in an instant, he thinks a relaxed movement awaits him. But he’s in for a surprise when Moti turns antagonistic towards him. Getting angry with this behavior, Rishi Kapoor behaves very violently with Moti and Moti doesn’t react at all. In the end, it is revealed that the dog who was previously antagonistic towards Moti was actually an impostor too, but Moti understood his master’s sadness and took it all. A must watch!
9. Teri Meherbaniyan (1985)
In the movie, the dog Moti is the main character who is adopted by Jackie Shroff. Jackie is murdered by villians and Moti seeks revenge on each one of them. He ends up mauling all of them, performing Jackie’s last rites, and leading the police to find crucial evidence of the murder.
10. Mera Naam Joker (1970)
This Raj Kapoor starrer is to-date famous for its soundtrack, which includes hits like “Jeena Yahan Marna Yahan,” and is a must watch for all pooch lovers. In the movie, Raj Kapoor befriends a woman and her dawgie, and they form a circus troupe. Their bond grows stronger with each performance they are led to deliver, but everything changes when the dog, Moti, is captured by the municipality officials to reduce the stray population in the area.
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