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The Best Bollywood Movies of 2001

Updated March 4, 2020 854 votes 171 voters 3.8k views20 items

List of the best 2001 Bollywood movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. With a global audience, fans of Bollywood movies aren't just people who live in India anymore. If Hindi cinema is your passion, then you'll definitely want to make sure you've seen the films on this list. These are all the bollywood movies that defined the year 2001, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

Movies on this list include Dil Chahta Hai and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. This isn't necessarily a list of all bollywood movies from 2001, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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    Ashoka The Great

    Ashoka The Hero is a 2011 animation film written by Gaurav Jain and Rekha Nigam and directed by Gaurav Jain....
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    Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein

    Anupam Kher, Saif Ali Khan

    Released2001

    Directed byGautham Menon

    Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein is a 2001 Indian film directed by Gautham Menon starring Madhavan, Diya Mirza and Saif Ali Khan in the lead roles. It was a remake of the popular Tamil film Minnale which...  more
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    Tum Bin

    Dina Pathak, Raqesh Vashisth

    Released2001

    Directed byAnubhav Sinha

    Tum Bin - Love Will Find the Way is a 2001 Hindi movie directed by Anubhav Sinha. It starred Sandali Sinha, Himanshu Malik, Priyanshu Chatterjee and Rakesh Bapat in the leading roles. The film was a...  more
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    Ashoka the Great

    Shah Rukh Khan, Ajith Kumar

    Released2001

    Directed bySantosh Sivan

    Aśoka is a 2001 Indian epic historical drama film directed and co-written by Santosh Sivan. It is a dramatized version of the early life of emperor Asoka, of the Maurya dynasty, who ruled most of the...  more
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    One 2 Ka 4 (2001)

    Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla

    Released2001

    Directed byShashilal K. Nair

    One 2 Ka 4 is an Indian action crime drama film directed by Shashilal K. Nair. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla and Jackie Shroff. The score and soundtrack composition is by A.R.Rahman. The...  more
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    Ajnabee

    Bipasha Basu, Kareena Kapoor

    Released2001

    Directed byAbbas Burmawalla, Mustan Burmawalla

    Ajnabee is a 2001 Bollywood suspense thriller film directed by Abbas-Mustan and produced by Vijay Galani.The film stars Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Kareena Kapoor and debutant Bipasha Basu in the lead...  more
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    Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

    Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan

    Released2001

    Directed byAshutosh Gowariker

    Lagaan is a 2001 Indian epic sports drama film written and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. Aamir Khan, who was also the producer, stars with Gracy Singh in the lead roles; British actors Rachel...  more
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    Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

    Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan

    Released2001

    Directed byKaran Johar

    Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham..., also known as K3G, is a 2001 Indian drama film written and directed by Karan Johar and produced by his father, Yash Johar. Written specifically to evoke nostalgia among...  more
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    Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love

    Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar

    Released2001

    Directed bySuneel Darshan

    Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love is a 2001 Bollywood Family Drama film directed by Suneel Darshan released on 18 May 2001. The film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Raakhee, Akshay Kumar, Juhi Chawla, Karisma...  more
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    Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega

    Saif Ali Khan, Johnny Lever

    Released2001

    Directed byE. Niwas

    Love Ke Liye Kucch Bhi Karega is a Bollywood crime comedy film directed by E. Nivas and produced by Ram Gopal Varma and Nitin Manmohan. The film stars Saif Ali Khan, Fardeen Khan, Sonali Bendre,...  more
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    Dil Chahta Hai

    Preity Zinta, Aamir Khan

    Released2001

    Directed byFarhan Akhtar

    Dil Chahta Hai is a 2001 Indian comedy-drama film starring Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni, and Dimple Kapadia. The first film written and directed by Farhan...  more
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    Zubeidaa

    Rekha, Shakti Kapoor

    Released2001

    Directed byShyam Benegal

    Zubeidaa is a 2001 Indian film directed by Shyam Benegal and written by Khalid Mohammed. It stars Karisma Kapoor, Rekha, Manoj Bajpai, Surekha Sikri, Rajit Kapoor, Lillete Dubey, Amrish Puri, Farida...  more
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    Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa

    nm2147526, Shakti Kapoor

    Released2001

    Directed byKovelamudi Raghavendra Rao

    Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa is a 2001 Bollywood comedy film directed by K. Raghavendra Rao starring Govinda, Juhi Chawla and Tabu. This was the remake of the Telugu film Kshemanga Velli Labanga...  more
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    Gadar: Ek Prem Katha

    Amrish Puri, Ameesha Patel

    Released2001

    Directed byAnil Sharma

    Gadar: Ek Prem Katha is a 2001 Bollywood action movie starring Sunny Deol, Amisha Patel, and Amrish Puri set in the time of the Indian partition. Gadar: Ek Prem Katha was a box office phenomenon and...  more
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    Nayak

    Rani Mukerji, Anil Kapoor

    Released2001

    Directed byS. Shankar

    Nayak: The Real Hero is a 2001 Indian political thriller film directed by S. Shankar, and starring Anil Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Amrish Puri and Paresh Rawal in the main roles. The film is a remake of...  more
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    Kasoor

    Lisa Ray, Irrfan Khan

    Released2001

    Directed byVikram Bhatt

    Kasoor is a 2001 Bollywood suspense thriller film produced under Mukesh Bhatt's Vishesh Entertainment Ltd. and directed by Vikram Bhatt. It features Aftab Shivdasani in his second Bollywood...  more
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    Lajja

    Rekha, Ajay Devgan

    Released2001

    Directed byRajkumar Santoshi

    Lajja is a 2001 Hindi drama film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. The film is based on the plight of women in India. The movie recounts the story of four women, and stars some of the best known names...  more
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    Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya

    Urmila Matondkar, Rajpal Yadav

    Released2001

    Directed byRajat Mukherjee

    Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya is a 2001 Indian romantic thriller film produced by Ram Gopal Varma and starring Fardeen Khan, Urmila Matondkar and Sonali Kulkarni. The soundtrack was composed by Sandeep Chowta...  more
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    Chori Chori Chupke Chupke

    Salman Khan, Preity Zinta

    Released2001

    Directed byAbbas Burmawalla, Mustan Burmawalla

    Chori Chori Chupke Chupke is a 2001 Hindi movie directed by Abbas-Mustan. It stars Salman Khan, Preity Zinta and Rani Mukerji. Chori Chori Chupke Chupke is probably the first Bollywood movie to...  more
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    Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat

    Sunil Shetty, Arjun Rampal

    Released2001

    Directed byRajiv Rai

    Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat is a Bollywood romance film written and directed by Rajiv Rai and produced by Gulshan Rai under Trimurti Films banner. The film was released on 3 August 2001, introducing...  more