5 Time Travel Indian Movies to add to your list!
It goes without saying that Indian cinema has miles to go before it can establish territory in the time-travel genre. However, there are some really interesting movies that used the concept of time travel or a time loop to make their storytelling a little more exciting. These movies may not be entirely sci-fi and may not even do justice to the scientific theories revolving around time travel, but they definitely offer a fun watch if you find this genre interesting. Here’s a look at some time travel Indian movies that may be worth your time.
1.Baar Baar Dekho (Hindi)
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Though the film is about the male lead getting stuck in a time loop, Baar Baar Dekho is not a science fiction Bollywood film. It is a simple rom-com starring Katrina Kaif and Siddharth Malhotra that uses the element of the time loop in the storytelling to help the character understand the consequences of his decision on his relationships. Jai (played by Sidharth Malhotra) is an ambitious mathematician while his girlfriend/fiancé Diya Kapoor is a chill artist. The wedding festivities freak Jai out and he wakes up to realize that he has woken up several years later and is expecting a baby with Diya. The time loop continues and he finds himself several years ahead every time he wakes up until he gets the chance to go back in time to correct his mistakes. Though the film didn’t turn out to be a box-office success, it is definitely a feel-good movie that helps us gain some perspective.
2. Maanaadu (Tamil)
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The latest addition to time travel Indian movies, Maanaadu is a science fiction action thriller and time travel movie that stars Silambarasan, Kalyani Priyadarshan, and S J Suryah. With the usual mass masala flavor, catering to its Tamil audience, Maanaadu keeps us hooked throughout the run. Directed by Venkat Prabhu, the film ended up getting a positive response from critics.
3. Game Over (Tamil, Telugu)
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Taapsee Pannu plays Swapna, a talented young game designer who is suffering from PTSD in this psychological film. The whole film revolves around one night when Swapna’s life becomes a game she needs to win. A series of events happen that send a chill through our spines. Game Over will be worth your time if you are into mind-game movies. The film was subsequently shot in Tamil and Telugu and later dubbed into Hindi as well.
4. Loop Lapeta (Hindi)
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Loop Lapeta is the official adaptation of the award-winning German film Run Lola Run. Starring Taapsee Pannu, the film is about Savi, an ex-athlete who is running to find a way to save the life of her boyfriend Satya. The film has three different iterations of how Savi deals with the situation and rescues Satya. The film has its highs and lows but is definitely worth a watch.
5. Action Replayy (Hindi)
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Bringing back Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai, Action Replay is a fun Bollywood time travel movie where Bunty (Aditya Chopra) goes back in time with the help of a time machine to fix his parents’ troubled marriage. He goes back to 1975, the year before his parents got married, and tries to make them fall in love with each other. He sees that his father Kishen (Akshay Kumar) is an unattractive and shy young man while his mother Mala (Aishwarya Rai) is a spirited young woman who also gangs up on Kishen and makes fun of him. Their son plays the cupid and makes them realize their love for each other. The events that unfold are hilarious. The film may not have any logic but it is sure to give you a good laugh. I guess it would be fair to call Action Replay a fun Bollywood time travel movie.
6. Indru Netru Naalai (Tamil)
Starring Vishal and Mia, Indru Netru Naalai was a successful time-travel Tamil film. A scientist builds a time travel machine in 2065 and sends it to 2015 to test its capabilities. But the time machine does not return. An interesting turn of events makes this film a fun and engaging watch.
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