Bollywood films have undergone a great change with the passage of time. Earlier, the filmmakers mostly focussed on romantic, action, and emotional drama films. But now the trend has changed and people don’t love to watch such melodrama in the movies. Instead, they prefer films full of content which have a great influence on their lives. And some of these belong to coming of age movies category. The growing number of these movies indicates that this is the future of film industry.

In today’s time, many coming of age movies are made in the Bollywood and these films receive a positive response at the box office. This category of movies keeps its focus on the different aspects of the youth’s life. What these films mainly do is portray the psychological and moral growth of a youthful person. Some of the films are made to inspire the teenagers while others are full of solutions to various problems of young persons. What makes these films popular is the strong response from the growing generation. Here is the list of top 10 coming of age movies of the Bollywood.

Popular Coming of Age Movies

Dil Chahta Hai

Dil Chahta Hai is one of the most realistic coming of age movies in the Bollywood. The story of the film throws light on the different angles of friendship between the three friends. It has emotions of love, fights, heartbreaks, and dare to fully express itself. Farhan Akhtar nailed it completely on every grounds in his first directorial film. If you are really missing your good old days of youth then do watch this movie.

The film earned a very good amount at the box office and also its overseas earning was impressive. Had it released in today’s time, it would have crossed over Rs. 90 crores in the Indian theatres and easily earned over Rs. 15 crores worldwide. Dil Chahta became very popular among the youth generation and also received a positive response from all age-groups.


This film is an inspirational work by the filmmakers and influences a lot of young people by its content. How an aimless young person achieves his goal is very well portrayed in this movie. It also reflects the element of patriotism and love in its own way. The mistakes parents make during guiding an adolescent to choose his career is also shown in an explicit manner.

Hrithik Roshan starrer film, Lakshya is one of the popular coming of age movies of all time. The film contained every sort of emotions a youthful person experiences in his life. Lakshya did not earn a humongous amount in India but fared well in the overseas theatres. People really appreciated Hrithik Roshan’s act in the movie.

Rock On

Rock On

Ten years after the pressures of fame split them apart, the members of rock band...
Box Office India: 25 crores

Rock On movie is very popular among all the musical band members. It is a story of four friends who reunite after forgetting their personal differences. This film would give you friendship goals and also throws light on the right selection of love for a person.

This was the first film of Farhan Akhtar as an actor and he totally impressed everyone with his work in it. Rock On performed well at the box office and also received a positive response from the overseas theaters. The film opened on a decent note but picked up the pace later on. Hence, its worldwide collection easily crossed Rs. 40 crores.

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara not only teaches important life-lessons but also focus on the role of good friends in a person’s life. This film takes you on a ride full of adventures and unveiled the secrets life hides for a person to know about at the right time. Also, the movie takes on a journey full of fun and the poetry of Farhan Akhtar given a soothing effect to the mind.

This movie was a success for the makers and it collected excellent amount in the theatres. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara was a multistarrer film and it also performed well in the overseas. It was a perfect blend of romance, adventure, comedy, and hence attracted a huge number of audience to its screens.

Dear Zindagi

Alia Bhatt and Shahrukh Khan’s movie Dear Zindagi is also counted amongst the popular coming of age movies of Bollywood. The actress, Alia Bhatt did a splendid work in this completely different film and impressed everyone. This film teaches many important life lessons and also underlines the importance of love in person’s life in his childhood. It is a perfect movie for all those who are struggling with some sort of psychological problems in their lives.

Dear Zindagi is one of the successful coming of age films of Bollywood. It received positive reviews from the critics and also registered a huge number of footfalls to its theatres. The film was able to earn a very good amount on the Indian as well as the overseas screens. It crossed Rs. 150 crores net all over the world.

Wake Up Sid

Ranbir Kapoor starrer Wake Up Sid movie is for everyone who is in his college life. The film shows the different aspects of a college-going person. Also, the friendships, failures, and other personal issues during the college life is shown in the film. The differences between parents and their children due to generation gap are shown in the movie.

Wake Up Sid was made on a decent budget and held well at the box office. The film did better in the overseas than India and turned out to be a successful film on the big screens. Ranbir Kapoor received positive reviews for his acting in the movie. The way of story-telling in the film made it interesting to watch and it registered a huge number of footfalls to its theatres.



Rohan returns from boarding school to find Arjun, the half-brother he never knew...
Box Office India: 3 crores

Udaan is a story of a boy who wants to write after completing his education. But his father has a different plan for him. The boy’s father wants his son to work in his steel factory and this is where his son gets affected. Not only the movie focuses on the need for the parents to support their children during the teenage. But also it teaches many important lessons related to emotional turmoil a teenager faces in his youth.

Udaan was a low-budget film made with an amount of Rs. 3 crores. It didn’t get a solid response but taught a lot of important lessons for life. The content film was sent to Un Certain Regard category at the 2010 Cannes film festival. It received positive reviews from the critics and is one of the cult classic films in Indian cinema.

Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year

This movie revolves around the story of a Sikh salesman who is excited to show the world his magic. He gets employed in a company as a fresher after completing his studies. However, his life takes an unexpected turn when the company fires him because of his way of working. He proves himself by starting a company of his own.

Rocket Singh movie held decently at the Indian as well as overseas box office. It was a very different film and its concept was appreciated by everyone. Also, Ranbir Kapoor received a lot of praises for delivering such an excellent performance in the film.


Tamasha is not just a story of a young boy and girl. It also revolves around the effect of a person’s personality when he fails to express himself in front of society. The film teaches that one should follow his heart and not try to act in an artificial way in the world.

This was the third film in which Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor shared space together onscreen. Tamasha was made on a huge budget but it could not give a promising performance in India. However, the film received a strong response in the overseas and collected a handsome worldwide collection. Its music was a hit and all its songs were very popular among the listeners.

Luck By Chance

Luck By Chance revolves around the role luck plays in the life of everyone. This is a story of two struggling actors who realize that one must be lucky to succeed in his life. Also, this film unveils the issues in a romantic relationship between two young persons.

The film was full of an excellent content but did not get an expected response at the box office. Luck By Chance collected Rs. 13 crores in the domestic market and Rs. 22 crores all over the world. The music of the song was a hit and was highly lauded by the listeners.

So, these were some of coming of age movies of Bollywood which leave a mark on the lives of people. We hope you enjoyed reading about these movies. For more similar posts from the Indian cinema, keep reading BOTY.