Best HBO Max Hindi Movies

best-hbo-max-hindi-movies

HBO Max is a treasure chest brimming with top quality movies of all genres and cultures. And that treasure chest also includes some classic Indian movies. Although HBO Max’s library of Indian movies is not as vast as that of Netflix or Amazon Prime, even Hulu but the movies that it does have are true classics that have survived the harsh tests of time. Most have a score of above 90% on Rotten Tomatoes. Tis list fortunately includes a lot of films directed by Satyajit ray who was a creative genius of his time, and the times that came ahead of him. So tune in to HBO Max and be prepared to be enthralled by these classics!

Read more at: Best HBO Max Comedy Series

The Big City

Arati (Madhabi Mukherjee) works as a door-to-door salesman in the affluent areas of Calcutta, despising her traditional thinker, Subrata (Anil Chatterjee), and her parents living there. Imitating her English-Indian friend and co-worker Edith (Vicky Redwood), who speaks as a man equal to the men she meets at work, Arati soon becomes the main seller of her firm. When Subrata lost her job, family dynamics began to change.

Director: Satyajit Ray

IMDb: 8.3/10

Deep Focus Review: 4/4

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%

Mahanagar

Arati (Madhabi Mukherjee) works as a door-to-door salesman in the affluent areas of Calcutta, despising her traditional thinker, Subrata (Anil Chatterjee), and her parents living there. Imitating her English-Indian friend and co-worker Edith (Vicky Redwood), who speaks as a man equal to the men she meets at work, Arati soon becomes the main seller of her firm. When Subrata lost her job, family dynamics began to change.

Director: Satyajit Ray

IMDb: 8.3/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%

Pather Panchali

Poor priest Harihar Ray (Kanu Bannerjee), dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his native Bengal in search of work. Alone, his wife, Sarbojaya (Karuna Bannerjee), takes care of his rebellious daughter, Durga (Uma Das Gupta), and his young son, Apu (Subir Bannerjee), and Harihar’s aunt Indira (Chunibala Devi). Children enjoy the little pleasures of their difficult life, while their parents suffer from daily depressions over them.

Director: Satyajit Ray

IMDb: 8.3/10

Reelviews: 4.5/5

Rotten Tomatoes: 97%

You may also be interested in: Mind playing and Best HBO Max Psychological Thrillers

Aparajito

In the second part of Satyajit Ray’s famous Apu trilogy, this Indian drama focuses on the young Apu, who lives with his mother, Sarbajaya (Kanu Bandyopadhyay), and his father, Harihar (Pinaki Sengupta), near the river Ganges. When Harihar died suddenly, Apu and Sarbajaya moved to a small village so that they could be closer to their relatives. Eventually, he reluctantly allows his son (now played by Smaran Ghosal) to attend school in Calcutta. As Apu gets used to city life, Sarbajaya struggles with his absence.

Director: Satyajit Ray

Reelviews: 5/5

Rotten Tomatoes: 96%

IMDb: 8.3/10

The World of Apu

This lauded Indian drama, the third part of a trilogy, finds Apu Roy (Alok Chakravarty), now a young unemployed man, living in poverty and attempting to be a writer. When his old school friend Pulu (Swapan Mukherjee) convinces him to go on a trip to a family wedding, surprising circumstances end in Apu marrying the bride, Aparna (Soumitra Chatterjee). Set on being a responsible husband, Apu finds a job and becomes close to his wife, but tragedy strikes, leaving him at yet another crossroads.

Director: Satyajit Ray

IMDb: 8.5/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 96%

Reelviews: 5/5

Also read: Best HBO Max Mini Series

The Namesake

After moving from Calcutta to New York, members of the Ganguli family maintained a critical act of balance between respecting Indian culture and mixing with American culture. Although the parents Ashoke (Irrfan Khan) and Ashima (Tabu) take pride in the sacrifices they make to give their children opportunities, their son Gogol (Kal Penn) strives to establish his own identity without forgetting his legacy.

Director: Mira Nair

Metacritic: 82%

Rotten Tomatoes: 85%

IMDb: 7.5/10

The Music Room

Bswambhar Roy, a wealthy landowner and music expert, spends most of his life pursuing prominence. When his self-proclaimed neighbor arranges for music festivals, he is confronted with a financial crisis. The movie depicts the end times of the late zamindar (landowner) in Bengal, as well as his efforts to raise the profile of his family even in the face of economic hardship.

Director: Satyajit Ray

Deep Focus Review: 4/4

IMDb: 7.9/10

Letterboxd: 4/5

The Holy Man

A zealous lawyer still mourns the loss of his wife when his daughter meets a seemingly innocent old man. After hearing the news of his meetings with the Buddha, Plato, Jesus, and Einstein, the lawyer decided to become his follower. A film about a Hindu religious family becomes a victim of the wisdom and false charm of the god-man Birinchi Baba. His plan to defraud the family failed after the intervention of their friends.

Director: Satyajit Ray

IMDb: 7/10

Letterboxd: 3.4/5

The Home and the world

In the early 1900’s, Nikhilesh (Victor Banerjee), a wealthy Hindu of Western West Bengal in the colonial colony, felt compelled to test the love of his wife, Bamima (Swatilekha Chatterjee). He introduces him to his friend Sandip (Soumitra Chatterjee), a politician who rebels against British rule, and Bamima is equally taken in both Sandip’s zeal for anti-colonialism and the man himself. Personal and political tensions later arose as Bimala now insisted she should make an important decision. Biima is happily married to a forward-thinking man who encouraged her to teach herself. But their relationship is challenged when Sandip, a strong man, enters their lives.

Director: Satyajit Ray

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%

IMDb: 7.5/10

Letterboxd: 3.7/5