There are a lot of things Gujaratis are known for, ranging from food to garba. What didn’t make the list was cinema. But that has changed in the last decade as Gujarati cinema entered the 21st century with stories relatable to the people of today while retaining the values we hold dear. Especially in the last couple of years, there are many movies that have received international recognition as well. If you haven’t explored this cinema or don’t quite know where to find these films, you have come to the right place. We have brought to you a list of Gujarati films that are a perfect induction into the world of Gujarati cinema.

Hellaro

This is one of the recent movies to come out of Gujarati cinema. Hellaro takes you back during the Emergency era when the women of a small village in Kutch were orchestrating a different kind of rebellion. This film was also awarded Best Feature Film at the 66th National Film Awards.

Streaming on: MX Player

Chhello Divas: A New Beginning

A comedy film that put Gujarati cinema on the map outside of Gujarat, the audience could not stop raving about this story based on friends who are in their last year of college. This movie depicted millennial problems and got a lot of youth watching Gujarati cinema.

Streaming on: Prime Video

Bey Yaar

Another coming-of-age movie that became very popular was Bey Yaar. The film completed 50 weeks in theatres and became the first Gujarati film to be screened at New York Indian Film Festival.

Streaming on: MX Player, YouTube

Ventilator

Adapted from the 2016 Marathi movie of the same name, this movie follows the journey of a family during the time of Navratri where one of their members is hospitalized. Among a fantastic cast, this movie also features Jackie Shroff.

Streaming on: YouTube

Chal Man Jeetva Jaiye

This is a drama about a family who is on the brink of making an important decision that could change the course of their life. The movie was a huge success and there might be a sequel as well.

Streaming on: Prime Video

Gujjubhai The Great

Siddharth Randeria‘s character Gujjubhai is someone you can love or hate. There is no middle ground. The man is known to create a web of lies and eventually being caught in them leading to some hilarious outcomes.

Streaming on: Shemaroo Me

Reva

A winner of National Film Award, this adventure drama follows the journey of a man who is on a journey to reclaim his inheritance. It is based on a Gujarati novel by Dhruv Bhatt called Tatvamasi.

Streaming on: MX Player

After you finish watching these Gujarati films you can click on the link below for more movie recommendations. Stay home, stay safe, and keep bingeing!