College time is one of the best and memorable parts of a person’s life. We learn a lot of new things about ourselves and life during that time. It is the only phase in our life when we develop a new understanding, and also we do not have any responsibility on our shoulders. And so, to bring you back the bittersweet memories of that age, Bollywood has been making several college movies, which show many glimpses of the wonderful college life. 

These movies make you remember your good old days of college. Right from making best friends for life, to the feeling of crushes ad exams, these movies show all wonderful and memorable stages. Here is the list of best college movies that we have picked up from all the Hindi films. Take out some time from your work and watch these college life movies to recollect your memories of youthful days.

Student of the Year

Student of the Year revolves around the rich college life of the students from the affluent families. Elements of love, friendship, and sports competition were very well portrayed in this movie. It was one of the best college life movies by Karan Johar. This film fared well at the box office and managed to entertain the audience fully.

Three young actors, Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra, and Varun Dhawan made their debut with the film. And today, all 3 of them have become big stars. Although what makers showed in the movie does not have any significant connection with the reality, still SOTY received a strong response, especially from the youth generation. Along with that, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan songs also rose to fame with their debut movie itself. 

2 States

2 States is another college movie based on the love story of a girl and a boy belonging to two different cultures. It was full of romantic and emotional feelings. The right amount of melodrama in the film managed to connect with a lot of college lovebirds and their families from different states.

The film earned a huge amount of money in the overseas as well as at the domestic box office. Also, the songs of the movie received a positive response from its listeners. How the girl and the boy managed to get their parents’ consent for their marriage was shown in the film.

3 Idiots

The movie, 3 idiots revolved around the life of engineering students. The film was a satire on the poor education system and underlined the issues associated with the lives of college students. It became extremely popular among the youth and taught many important lessons to students, teachers as well as parents.

It was one of the highest grosser films of the year 2009 and also became the first Indian movie to enter Rs. 200 crores club. The strong friendship between the three college friends was very well shown in the movie.

Wake Up Sid

Ranbir Kapoor starrer film, Wake Up Sid was a perfect movie based on the college movie. It was able to connect with almost every college guy. If you have confusion in your mind about what you are going to do in your life, then this movie is relatable to your life.

Also, it threw light on the misunderstanding between the parents and their children. The experience of failing in the exams, chilling out with the friends, and living life carefree formed the theme of this film. It held well at the box office and made a huge profit in its pocket.

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na

Did you ever fall for your best female friend during college days? If yes, then Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’s story would match with your college life. Also, the lesson about the need for a man to be strong in this hardcore world was highlighted in this film.

Aamir Khan produced this film and his nephew, Imran Khan made his debut with this movie. The film was a hit at the box office and collected an excellent amount at the box office. It’s a great movie to recall your memories of college times.


The story of the movie was inspired by the Hollywood movie, Accepted. This is one of the best college movies of Bollywood and fared decently at the box office. The songs of the film were hit and received a humongous response from the youngsters.

F.A.L.T.U was all about the problems average college students face to seek admission into the colleges. The scarcity of seats in the Indian colleges and its effect on the career of average students are shown in the film. The pressure students feel due to high cutoffs for college admission is unveiled in the movie.

Rang De Basanti

Rang De Basanti was not only based on college life issues, but it also taught many important lessons for life. The story of the college friends who want to be a part of a revolution was narrated through this film. It was full of quality content and touched a lot of hearts with its story.

The film made a big appeal to the audience and received a positive response from all over the world. If you too had been a part of some big revolution during your college days, then its time to watch this movie to enter into nostalgia. Out of all college movies of Bollywood, Rang De Basanti was very differently made.


Although the content of the film was not so good, it managed to find a place in people’s heart. It came as an unexpected hit due to the right mix of fun, romance, and emotions in it. Also, it highlighted the issue of racism and filled the audience with the feeling of patriotism.

It earned a good amount in the theatres. The actors, Himansh Kohli and Rakul Preet Singh gained popularity due to the success of the film at the box office. All the tracks of this film also became hit and famous among all the college going students.

Ishq Vishk

Ishq Vishk was all about college time fun, romantic relationships, and true friendships. The conflicts while choosing your love and misunderstanding with your friends are displayed in this film. This film was a sleeper hit and did excellent business at the box office.

It was the debut film of Shahid Kapoor. He became extremely popular because of his dance as well as acting in the movie. Ishq Vishk was one of the college movies which not only entertained the audience but also gave a new edge to the films based on youth’s life.

Main Hoon Na

Main Hoon Na was one of the finest entertainment movies of 2003. It had everything a person needs to enjoy his 2-3 hours in a theatre hall. The film turned out to be a superhit at the box office and received a huge number of footfalls in its theatres.

The love and friendships during the college time were shown in the film. If you had ever fallen in love with your professor, then this is a perfect movie to watch for you. Also, it focussed on the love for the country and showed a fight against the terrorism to eradicate it.

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

How can we forget the evergreen hit movie based on the college life? Kuch Kuch Hota Hai turned out to be one of the popular movies of Kajol, Shahrukh Khan, and Rani Mukerji’s film career. It was a perfect blend of true love, friendship, and other emotions associated with a person during his college life.

It did excellent business in the theatres and became everyone’s favorite movie. How the wrong choice of person can affect the lives of many people was portrayed in the movie. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is one of the popular college movies of all time.

These were some of the popular college movies ever made in the Bollywood. All these films fared excellently at the box office and were hits.