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31 Mega Sad Bollywood Movies Rated According To Their Tear-Jerkiness Level

In case you can't decide how much to cry, whether it be alone, in a cinema, or with your friends.

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1. Munnabhai MBBS

Mainly packaged as a comedy, this movie had its touchy-feely moments in the form of the comatose Anand Bhai's revival, and Zaheer's death.
Vinod Chopra Productions

Mainly packaged as a comedy, this movie had its touchy-feely moments in the form of the comatose Anand Bhai's revival, and Zaheer's death.

2. Masoom

You feel empathy towards Rahul because it isn't for any fault of his that he is unnecessarily ill-treated by Indu. But, it is in the end, when Indu intercepts him on his way to the boarding school and accepts him as his son, you blow your nose on your sleeve.
Bombino Video

You feel empathy towards Rahul because it isn't for any fault of his that he is unnecessarily ill-treated by Indu. But, it is in the end, when Indu intercepts him on his way to the boarding school and accepts him as his son, you blow your nose on your sleeve.

3. Chak De India!

When Kabir is ousted out of his community upon being unjustly deemed a traitor, and when he is redeemed when his team wins the World Cup, are scenes that made you wish you had carried a hanky to the theatre.
YRF

When Kabir is ousted out of his community upon being unjustly deemed a traitor, and when he is redeemed when his team wins the World Cup, are scenes that made you wish you had carried a hanky to the theatre.

4. Bajraangi Bhaijaan

Eros

When Munni cries out "Mama!" and runs towards Pawan in the final scene. ALL THE FEELS.

5. Lootera

Balaji Motion Pictures

When Varun was unable to evade the police the one time it counted and was shot— you lost all hope. But, when a dying Pakhi realises that Varun never wanted her to lose hope, after she finds a painted leaf on the wilting tree, made you so bloody weepy.

6. Pinjar

Poor Puro and Rashid, caught between the demands of two dysfunctional families around the time of India's partition, make you feel for their internal struggles. However, their reunion and eventual acceptance of each other, makes you breathe a sigh of relief.
Eagle Entertainment

Poor Puro and Rashid, caught between the demands of two dysfunctional families around the time of India's partition, make you feel for their internal struggles. However, their reunion and eventual acceptance of each other, makes you breathe a sigh of relief.

7. New York

When you realize the level of injustice these innocents folks have faced after 9/11, and what it has driven them towards — their self-destruction.
YRF

When you realize the level of injustice these innocents folks have faced after 9/11, and what it has driven them towards — their self-destruction.

8. Vaastav

After this scene, you had to console yourself by saying that Raghu was a victim of his own poor decisions.
Adishakti Films

After this scene, you had to console yourself by saying that Raghu was a victim of his own poor decisions.

9. Kai Po Che!

Ishaan did not deserve to die. You want to be angry at Omi but also feel sympathy for him. This movie left you feeling super confused.
UTV Motion Pictures

Ishaan did not deserve to die. You want to be angry at Omi but also feel sympathy for him. This movie left you feeling super confused.

10. Kapoor And Sons

That scene when Alia Bhatt regrets not being able to tell her parents a proper goodbye takes the cake. Not to mention Harsh Kapoor's sudden death in the car accident. I mean, all grandpa Kapoor wanted was a family picture!
Dharma Productions

That scene when Alia Bhatt regrets not being able to tell her parents a proper goodbye takes the cake. Not to mention Harsh Kapoor's sudden death in the car accident. I mean, all grandpa Kapoor wanted was a family picture!

11. Mr. India

Narsimha Pictures

Because little Tina's death was a cheap move. Enough said.

12. Highway

This isn't just your typical story about Stockholm Syndrome. By the time you realize how dark and twisted Veera's seemingly perfect life was, and thus, understand her reaction towards Mahabir's death, you've lost hope in humanity.
Nadiawala Grandsons Entertainment

This isn't just your typical story about Stockholm Syndrome. By the time you realize how dark and twisted Veera's seemingly perfect life was, and thus, understand her reaction towards Mahabir's death, you've lost hope in humanity.

13. Dil Se..

Eros International

Stupid Amar and his fascination with Meghna. Can love really drive you that crazy? Internally though, you're just screaming at Meghna the entire time to give up her plans and join Amar.

14. Masaan

Drishyam Films

Just a big mess of injustice. Deepak losing the love of his life and his purpose to fight the casteist society. Devi being subjected to taboos just because she had pre-marital sex. And her father who resorts to betting on underage divers to accrue money to pay off Devi's blackmailers. Take your pick to cry to.

15. Veer-Zaara

I mean, this movie was made with the sole intention to tug at the viewer's heartstrings with reckless abandon. Who wouldn't cry at a lovers' reunion after 22 years?
YRF

I mean, this movie was made with the sole intention to tug at the viewer's heartstrings with reckless abandon. Who wouldn't cry at a lovers' reunion after 22 years?

16. Taare Zameen Par

Damn you Ishaan for that puppy face. And damn you more, Ishaan's dad, for being a POS. Had it not been for Nikumbh Sir saving the day, I would've killed myself.
Aamir Khan Productions

Damn you Ishaan for that puppy face. And damn you more, Ishaan's dad, for being a POS. Had it not been for Nikumbh Sir saving the day, I would've killed myself.

17. Black

Michelle's transformation from a precious baby to a strong, independent woman, had all the right ingredients for a legit tear-inducer.
SLB

Michelle's transformation from a precious baby to a strong, independent woman, had all the right ingredients for a legit tear-inducer.

18. Baghban

All the ill-treatment that the parents have to face at the hands of unkind children, and their perseverance. Say that you didn't cry like a baby.
B. R. Films

All the ill-treatment that the parents have to face at the hands of unkind children, and their perseverance. Say that you didn't cry like a baby.

19. Kal Ho Na Ho

Dharma Productions

Aman, you frigging angel. Why, god? Why did you have to give him a heart condition?

20. Waqt: The Race Against Time

All the while Ishwarchand hides his true, well-meaning intentions from Aditya when he is slowly dying. And then this for the climax? Take my money and gimme some Kleenex.
Eros Entertainment

All the while Ishwarchand hides his true, well-meaning intentions from Aditya when he is slowly dying. And then this for the climax? Take my money and gimme some Kleenex.

21. Ghajini

Kalpana, WHY WASN'T YOUR PHONE ON SILENT MODE? And she died without even knowing Sanjay's true identity! And all that suffering that he goes through...
Reliance Entertainment

Kalpana, WHY WASN'T YOUR PHONE ON SILENT MODE? And she died without even knowing Sanjay's true identity! And all that suffering that he goes through...

22. Dushman

Still triggered by Sonia's grisly murder.
Vishesh Films

Still triggered by Sonia's grisly murder.

23. Rang De Basanti

POLITICS SUCKS! HOPE IS DEAD! HAMARA KUCH NAHI HO SAKTA!
UTV Motion Pictures

POLITICS SUCKS! HOPE IS DEAD! HAMARA KUCH NAHI HO SAKTA!

24. Pink

Rashmi Sharma

The scene where Falak breaks down and screams against society's regressive views about women, is enough to make even the most cold-hearted cry out loud.

25. Neerja

Fox Star Studios

Neerja baby was too good for this world. TOO GOOD.

26. Sarbjit

Too much injustice and suffering in this world. Are people so inherently sadistic? When is the next asteroid hitting the world?
Pooja Entertainment

Too much injustice and suffering in this world. Are people so inherently sadistic? When is the next asteroid hitting the world?

27. Border

A lot of men, who have families waiting for them, die while serving their country. If you don't cry, you're probably a robot.
J. P. Films

A lot of men, who have families waiting for them, die while serving their country. If you don't cry, you're probably a robot.

28. Sadma

Fuck the foibles human conditions! Didn't you hope hard that by some miracle Reshmi remembers Somu? Did the movie's creators have some problem with a happy ending?
Sippy Films

Fuck the foibles human conditions! Didn't you hope hard that by some miracle Reshmi remembers Somu? Did the movie's creators have some problem with a happy ending?

29. My Name Is Khan

Isn't it strange how much injustice a person has suffer because of a last name he didn't choose? Well, fuck society and my tear ducts.
Dharma Productions

Isn't it strange how much injustice a person has suffer because of a last name he didn't choose? Well, fuck society and my tear ducts.

30. Devdas

SLB

If "Veer-Zaara" gave you hope, Devdas crushed it out like a cigarette butt. Devdas should've died in Paro's arms.

31. Haathi Mere Saathi

Devar Films

Ramu, a cute elephant sacrifices himself 'cause humans, as usual, are assholes.