The Best Mahesh Bhatt Movies Ranked And Where to Watch them

If you're looking for the best Mahesh Bhatt movies of all time then here is a definitive list. We rank every movie directed by Mahesh Bhatt based on their popularity score from IMDB from best to worst. Click on the ‘see more’ button to find out where to watch them in Australia covering all streaming services. In August 2021 there are 16 films in this list.

List of the Best Movies Directed by Mahesh Bhatt In Order of Popularity

  1. Saaransh
  2. Zakhm
  3. Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke
  4. Sadak
  5. Kaash
  6. Aashiqui
  7. Gumrah
  8. Naaraaz
  9. Lahu Ke Do Rang
  10. Kabzaa
  11. Junoon
  12. Duplicate
  13. Chaahat
  14. Kartoos
  15. Papa Kahte Hain
  16. Dastak

The top 16 Movies directed by Mahesh Bhatt

1. Saaransh

Rated: Not Rated

8.2/10

Devastated to learn that their only child, a son, has been killed by muggers in New York City, former Headmaster B.B. Pradhan and his wife, Parvati, grieve. With their son dead, there is no income coming in, so they rent out a room, in their Shivaji Park (Bombay) apartment to a budding Bollywood actress, Sujata Suman, who has been having an illicit affair with the only son (Vilas) of a politician named Gajanan Chitre. Vilas lacks the guts to tell his father that he is in love and would like to marry Sujata, and hence puts off any marriage plans. They do get intimate and as a result Sujata gets pregnant. When Pradhan finds out, he offers to take Sujata to meet Gajanan with the hope that he will permit her to become his daughter-in-law. But Gajanan not only refuses, he also threatens them, he warns them of dire consequences if Sujata does not abort the child, and moves away to another town. Pradhan refuses to let Sujata out of his house, and then begins the stalking and harassment by Gajanen's men. Pradhan goes to file a police complaint, but is told that the police cannot even touch Gajanan's men. Sujata has no choice but to continue to seek shelter with Pradhan and his wife. Sujata does not know that Pradhan and Parvati have a secret agenda of their own in keeping her within their sight.

2. Zakhm

Rated: Not Rated

7.9/10

Mrs. Desai is a Bombay-based widow and lives with her singer son, Ajay, his pregnant wife Sonia, and a second son, Anand, who is currently involved in a right-wing organization run by Subodh Malgaonkar. Things take a turn for the worst when militants storm the Babri Masjid in Uttar Pradesh and demolish it. Anger runs high amongst the Muslim community which lead to riots, even in far-off Bombay. The Bombay police move quickly and a curfew is imposed in the more sensitive parts such as Mohammed Ali Road, Jogeshwari, and Dharavi. It is on this day that Mrs. Desai goes to offer prayers at her usual place of worship, and it is here that she will be attacked by militants, set ablaze, admitted to the Holy Family Hospital with more than 80% burns, and virtually no chance of surviving. Ajay must now deal with conflicts with Sonia, who wants to leave India, and re-locate to England, where she wants to give birth to her child without any constraints as to religion and caste, on one hand, and on another attempt to cool a vengeful Anand into attacking other innocent Muslims. But the main thing Ajay has to do is carry out his mother's last request - to bury her - which is consistent with the Christian and Muslim religions. Ajay is the only one who knows the answer to this and must ensure that her last request is fulfilled despite of Subodh Malgaonkar's increasing pressure that his mother be cremated according to Hindu Rites.

3. Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke

Rated: N/A

7.4/10

Rahul Malhotra (Aamir Khan) is the manager of the heavily in debt family business. He is also the guardian of his dead sister's mischievous kids. Rahul hires Vaijayanti (Juhi Chawla) as governess. Vaijayanti is a runaway from home as she does not want to marry the man her orthodox family has chosen for her. Predictably, Rahul and Vaijayanti fall in love. Maya (Navneet Nishan), a rich girl in love with Rahul tries to ruin his family and his business, but all ends happily.

4. Sadak

Rated: Not Rated

6.6/10

Ravi is a distraught young man who works day and night by driving a taxi in order to forget his horrible past. He visits a brothel with his friend, Gotya and falls in love with a prostitute by the name of Pooja - but meets with strong opposition from the head of the brothel Maharani who will not buck under any pressure nor permit anyone of her prostitutes to fall in love with anybody.

5. Kaash

Rated: N/A

6.4/10

Ritesh has established himself well as a movie actor and producer within the people of his community. But eventually his career starts fading and this has had a tremendous toll on his marriage life with his wife Pooja leaving him. With no aim left in life Ritesh takes to alcohol and is forced to sell all his possessions to compensate his dues taken as an actor. His only penchant for solute is his young son, Romi - who also won't be there for long as he is diagnose with cancer and does not have long to live.

6. Aashiqui

Rated: Not Rated

6.3/10

Things are not nice for both Rahul and Anu Verghese; with Rahul having a stressful family life to deal with and Anu; often being ill-treated by her hostel supervisor Arnie Campbell which makes her run away time and again. Both meet with each other and fall in love only to get married; but even after marriage things once again turn sour which eventually made the couple split up.

7. Gumrah

Rated: Not Rated

6.2/10

Roshni Chadha is the only child of Sharda Chhadha, and has no knowledge of the whereabouts of her absconding dad, Prakash Chhadha. Roshni is introduced to Rahul Malhotra and both are attracted to each other. Rahul finds out that she can sing, assists her in becoming a professional singer, and she becomes famous nationwide. She has a fan named Jaggannath alias Jaggu, a street-wise small-time black-marketeer, but she chooses to ignore him. On a trip to Mauritius with Rahul, Roshni is apprehended by the police and arrested on the charge of possession of drugs. She is imprisoned, and Rahul is nowhere to be found. Then a lawyer and Jaggu come to her assistance, but are unable to do much, as Roshni is found guilty, and in keeping with the laws of that country, her sentence is - death!

8. Naaraaz

Rated: N/A

6.2/10

Wealthy author Ajay Pandit befriends angry and poor Deva, who lives in the nearby slums with his widower father. After the two men grow up, Ajay falls in love with Sonali, while Deva ...

9. Lahu Ke Do Rang

Rated: Not Rated

6.1/10

Inspector Raj Singh's father was killed by Shankar and his men for gold. Years later he locates them but also finds that he has a step brother Suraj who works for Shankar now known as Devi Dayal.

10. Kabzaa

Rated: Not Rated

6.0/10

Ranjit Varma and his younger brother, Ravi works for a notorious criminal, Veljibhai Soda. While Ranjit is Veljibhai defense advocate; Ravi does all his unlawful activities. On one assignment where by Ravi is asked to evade Ustad Ali Mohammed from his property so that Veljibhai can take possession of it; Ravi instead admires Ali Mohammed ideals and decides to make him his mentor. When Ali Mohammed is killed by Veljibhai men; Ravi decides to carry on his linage and this becomes the motive of his life. But Veljibhai is holding Ranjit as hostage until Ravi endorse a legal document which states that Veljibhai is the owner of Ustad Ali Mohammed's property.

11. Junoon

Rated: Not Rated

5.6/10

Nita lives a middle-class lifestyle with her mom and dad in Bombay, India, and works as a Surgeon in a hospital. She is of marriageable age, & is in love with a struggling Musician/Singer named Ravi, much to the chagrin of her mom, who wants her to marry someone who is wealthy. One day a badly wounded male is admitted into the hospital, is pronounced dead, but recovers, and with Nita's help recuperates and is discharged. He visits Nita's home, introduces himself as wealthy Vikram Chauhan and asks her parents for the hand of Nita, who immediately accept. But Nita wants to marry Ravi and plans to elope with him. On that fateful day, Ravi fails to keep his appointment and a heartbroken Nita decides to get married to Vikram. The marriage takes place with great pomp and ceremony. When Ravi attempts to re-enter Nita's life, she forbids him. Little does she know that Ravi's plans had been sabotaged by none other than Vikram - who is in reality a human during daytime, and at midnight is transformed into a ferocious man-eating tiger - and she may well be his next meal.

12. Duplicate

Rated: Not Rated

5.5/10

Bablu (Shah Rukh Khan), an aspiring chef, works in a hotel where Sonia Kapoor,(Juhi) works with him as banquet manager at the restaurant. His look-alike Manu (Shah Rukh Khan), a gangster, robs a bank along with his friend (Gulshan Grover) but gets caught. He comes out of prison and discovers that his cohort has double-crossed him. He murders his partner and escapes from the scene of the crime...without the money. Bablu stumbles on the money and keeps it. Manu's lover Lily (Sonali Bendre) mistakes Bablu to be Manu and spirits him away. Manu takes shelter in Bablu's house and realizes that he can use their resemblance to his advantage.Then starts the fun-ride with Babloo constantly being mistaken for Manu. With both Sonia and Lily after him, Manu furious and the Law taking him to be Manu, Babloo faces a tough time. And then, Manu kidnaps Bibi (Farida Jalal) Babloo's mother and holds her hostage.

13. Chaahat

Rated: Not Rated

5.5/10

Street-wise musician Roop Singh Rathod must take his father, Shambunath to Mumbai in order to seek medical treatment for a throat ailment. Once in Mumbai Roop takes up a job as a singer in a wealthy business-man Ajay Narang's hotel. Roop's life takes a new turn when Ajay's only sister, Reshma fascinates him; unknown to her that Roop is in love with Pooja,who is a doctor by profession. When Reshma gets aware of this; she informs Ajay who will go to any length for his sister's happiness - even kill Roop.

14. Kartoos

Rated: N/A

5.1/10

On May 1st 1993 a bomb explodes in Gangaram Park in Bombay, killing more than 150 people, many of whom are children. ACP Jay Suryavanshi is assigned this case, quick arrests are made of four individuals. Jagat Jogia, a terrorist, claims responsibility for these killings, but the police are unable to arrest him as he is now located in London, England. Jay discusses this matter with his senior, and together they recruit dreaded killer, Jeet Balraj, rename him Raja, save him from death-row, promise him freedom in exchange for killing Jagat Jogia, to which Jeet agrees. Jeet is provided with money, passport and living quarters in London, and he re-locates. Upon arrival, he meets with Manpreet Kaur, and both of them fall in love. With someone to motivate him in life, Jeet decides to give up his past life - only to find out that not only Jay has other plans for him, but Jagat is also on the look-out for him - and both their agendas are the same - his death!

15. Papa Kahte Hain

Rated: N/A

5.0/10

Sweety lives with her mom, maternal grandpa, and grandma. She is very rebelious, emotional and high-strung, and does not get along well with her classmates in school. The reason for this is that she does not know who her father is. All she knows is that she is not permitted to talk about him at home. She finds out that her dad is in Seychelles, Nairobi, South Africa, and runs away there. When she gets to Nairobi, she comes to know that her dad, who she has been so anxious to meet, is living with another woman, Swati Sinha, who is married to another male, and her dad is not at all thrilled to have a teenaged daughter come and interrupt his life and affairs.

16. Dastak

Rated: Not Rated

4.7/10

Dastak is a story of a mentally unstable genius (Sharad Kapoor) and his obsession for the Miss Universe (Sushmita Sen). His unparalleled obsession makes him so possessive about her that he begins to kill people around her so that he can come close to her. Sharad Kapoor succeeds in kidnapping her and keeping her in confinement but ultimately she succeeds in getting herself free from his obsessive clutches. Mukul Dev plays the role of a police officer who tries to rescue Sushmita Sen from Sharad Kapoor.