The Bhojpuri Cinema, or more locally known as ‘Bhojwood’ is an Indian film industry based in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The first ever Bhojpuri movie, Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo, was released in 1963 and directed by Vishwanath Shahabadi. Consequently the release of Bhojpuri movies saw a rise by the 80s.
Recently the Bhojpuri Cinema has started to take our screens by storm. Having gone unrecognized for years, Bhojpuri movies are finally getting the appreciation and audience they deserve. Today it is a ₹2000 crore industry with their movies being screened across North America, Asia, and Europe. In fact many notable bollywood stars, such as Amitabh Bachhan and Mithun Chakraborty, have recently made appearances in Bhojpuri movies. Bhojpuri movies have also been screened at popular film festivals such as the Berlin International Film Festival and the National Film Festival where it even won the Best Short fiction Film.
Bhojpuri cinema has given us some unforgettable gems and it continues to do so. Here we have a list of new Bhojpuri movies that you can’t afford to miss.
1. Vardi Wala Gunda
An action packed Bhojpuri Cinema gem, Vardi Wala Gunda is a must-watch. Starring Anjana Singh and Gopal Raj in lead roles, this movie tops the cake with music by Madhukar Anand.
One of the biggest hits in Bhojpuri movies, Mohabbat is directed by Premashu Singh. The movie is a star packed feast with popular Bhojpuri Cinema actors such as Pradeep Pandey 'Chintu', and Kajal Yadav.
3. Meri Jung Mera Faisla
Meri Jung Mera Faisla is a new Bhojpuri movie packed with action, drama and romance. It stars Khesari Lal Yadav and Moon Moon Ghosh in the lead roles. The music is composed by Madhukar Anand with the lyrics of Lal Yadav, Sumit Chandravanshi, and more.
An action film directed by Ram Anugrah Jha. Filled with elements of action and drama, Balisth isn’t a movie you can miss out on!
A Bhojpuri movie starring Dinesh Lal Yadav and Khesari Lal Yadav in prominent roles, Hathkadi is one of the best movies to come from Bhojpuri Cinema . It is an action-packed drama directed by Ravi Sinha.
6. Nirahua Hindustani 2
This Bhojpuri movie follows the story of Nirahua, a carefree young man who escapes from his village when his family fixes his wedding with an unknown girl. In a grand and funny scheme of events, when he moves to the city, he falls in love with his employer's daughter. With the first and third installment out, this makes for a perfect Bhojpuri Cinema movie to binge on!
7. India Vs Pakistan
An action drama Bhojpuri movie to awaken your patriotic sentiments! Released in 2017, this movie is studded with stars such as Arvind Akela, Priyanka Pandit, Yash Kumar, Nidhi Jha, and more! The music composed by Madhukar Anand is just the cherry on top!
This Bhojpuri movie follows the story of Raju who decides to seek revenge from a gang of ruffians to avenge a loved one. Directed by Vishal Verma and starring Dinesh Yadav in the lead, it’s a great watch for action and drama lovers!
9. Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye
Directed by and featuring Ravi Kishan, Pran Jaye Par Vachan Na Jaye is a classic in Bhojpuri cinema and one of the best Bhojpuri movies you will watch!
10. Nirahua Chalal London
Nirahua Chalal London is a 2019 release starring Dinesh Lal Yadav and Amrapali Dubey in the lead roles. Directed by Chandra Pant and co-produced by Sonu Khatri and Worldwide Records, the plot follows an action-packed romance. The story is of Nirahua, a talented singer from the village who falls in love with Julie who has come from London to learn music in India. When she is forced to return home, he sets out for a foreign land to pursue her.
11. Coolie No.1
An action romance drama directed by Lal Babu Pandit and starring Khesari Lal Yadav and Kajal Ragwhani, Coolie No.1 is one of the biggest Bhojpuri movies to come out in 2019. The movie is accompanied with the soundtrack composed by Shyam-Azad with lyrics written by Pyare Lal Yadav, Azad Singh and Shyam Dehati.
Starring Pawan Singh and Priti Biswas, Raja is an action packed romantic drama. If you haven’t watched this Bhojpuri movie yet, you need to get on it right now!
13. Mehandi Laga Ke Rakhna 3
The sequel to Mehandi Laga Ke Rakhna is a movie celebrating love and is a must watch for all Bhojpuri cinema lovers! With a star studded cast of Khesari Lal Yadav, Sahar Afsha and Ritu Singh, this 2020 release exceeds all expectations!
14. Dulhan Ganga Paar Ke
A 2018 release, this Bhojpuri movie is perfect for an action packed afternoon along with romance and drama steering the plot. Directed by Aslam Sheik, this movie stars Khesari Lal Yadav and Kajal Radwhanni in the lead roles.
A war film directed by Santosh Mishra, Border is a cinematic masterpiece given to us by the Bhojpuri film industry. Dinesh Lal Yadav’s phenomenal acting in the lead role along with Sunil Thapa and Sanjay Pandey makes it a treat to watch! The soundtrack was composed by Rajnish Mishra with lyrics penned by Pyare Lal Yadav (Kavi Ji) and Azad Singh.It is produced under Nirahua's own music company "Nirahua Music World" label.
16. Balam Ji Love You
This movie is based on two villages, who want to dominate wrestling. With wrestling and a love triangle in the mix, it is a great watch for those with a knack for action and romance. Starring Khesari Lal Yadav and Kajal Ragwhani in the lead and the direction by Premanshu Singh, Balam Ji Love You is a must watch!
17. Loha Pahalwan
A 2018 Bhojpuri movie, Loha Pahalwan is directed by Iqbal Baksh and co-produced by Sanjay A Nishad and Ramesh Vyas. Featuring Pawan Singh and Payas Pandit in the lead, it is a movie full of action and drama.
18. Dulhan Chahi Pakistan Se 2
The sequel to the 2016 Bhojpuri movie of the same name, Dulhan Chahi Pakistan Se 2 is written, directed, and produced by Rajkumar R. Pandey. Starring Pradeep Pandey and Surabhi Shukla in the lead, this movie is also the Bhojpuri debut of Bollywood actor Rahul Dev.