The Time Loop concept elevates the curiosity of the audience and filmmakers, though Many Indian filmmakers tried to make movies on the genre in the past, but failed to garner footfalls at the cinema halls, here we have extracted some of those movies that you will find interesting.
While some movies, in this list, managed to attract movie lovers at the ticket windows, Some failed on account they may be ahead of their time. Hollywood has given many brilliant time loop movies like Edge of Tomorrow, Predestination, Source Code, Groundhog Day, etc.
Here, we are sharing some of the best Indian movies made over the years based on the time loop theme with the blend of many genres like comedy, thriller, etc. We have also included the IMDb Ratings and the respective Digital Platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Zee 5, etc along with the film.
1- Aditya 369
This Tollywood science fiction film is considered as one of the initial movies in India that are based on the time loop theme, It was released in the year 1991. It was made on a budget of Rs 1.5 crores Approx. and accumulated around Rs 9 crores at the box office. Mission 369 is its Hindi dubbed version.
With an IMDb rating of 8.4 out of 10, this critically acclaimed and commercially successful film comes in the top spot on our Best Indian Movies list. It is available on the social media platform YouTube in both versions Hindi and Telugu. It stars Nandamuri Balakrishna aka NBK, Mohini, Silk Smitha, and Amrish Puri in pivotal roles.
Venkat Prabhu’s directorial Maanaadu revolves around a guy named Abdul Khaliq who got stuck in a time loop. The film was released post covid on 25 Nov 2021 and shuddered the box office by doing the business of Rs 100 crores in just 25 days. It is among one of the highest Kollywood grosser lists of 2021.
Not only do theatergoers love the film but it is also got appreciated by the critics, they praised the narration, screenplay, BGM, and the performance of the main leads. With an IMDb rating of 8.8/10, this film has set the benchmark for the upcoming time loop movies. It is available on the Streaming platform Sony LIV.
3- Game Over
Game Over is a psychological thriller based on a time loop concept where Swapna (Taapsee Pannu), a wheelchair girl, who suffers from post-traumatic stress, got stuck in a time loop in which she got killed by an intruder every day.
IMDb rating of the film is 7.1/10, it is a bilingual film shot in both languages Tamil and Telugu. This critically acclaimed film was made on a budget of Rs 7.5 crore and did the business of Rs 15.91 crores at the box office. Ashwin Saravanan’s directorial film is available on Netflix in all three languages Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.
24 is a 2016 Kollywood film, It stars actor Suriya in the triple role as Dr. Sethuraman, Athreya, and Manikandan in the main lead role. Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Nithya Menen are Suriya’s female counterparts. It is available on the homegrown digital platform Zee5 for free.
It has an IMDb rating of 7.9/10 and is a critical and commercially successful film, Apart from this it also won two National Awards in the category of Best Cinematography and Production Design.
Jango was released theatrically on 19 Nov 2021 and received mixed responses from the critics, It was praised for the time-loop concept and the music in the film and got bashed for the poor writing and performances. It has an IMDb rating of 6 out of 10.
Though the film’s teaser and trailer were well received by the viewers, it couldn’t manage to garner footfalls at the cinema halls. Satheesh Kumar and Mirnalini Ravi in the main lead role. Monj Karthikeyan wrote as well as directed the film. Backed by C.V. Kumar and music is given by Ghibran.
6- Fun2shh: Dudes in the 10th Century
This 2003 Bollywood fantasy comedy film is based on time travel. Paresh Rawal, Mohammad Iqbal Khan, Anuj Sawhney, Gulshan Grover are in the main lead roles.
Imtiaz Punjabi directed as well as screenplay wrote the film, it is bankrolled by Seema Kar along with Dhilin Mehta under the banner Shemaroo in association with Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Limited. Fun2shh also marks the first mainstream collab of music composer Salim-Sulaiman. IMDb rating is 4.7/10.
Rajesh Bachchani’s directorial Shree was released in 2013 and considered a moderate success at the BO. It stars Hussain Kuwajerwala, Paresh Ganatra, Anjali Patil, and Shivani Tanksale in pivotal roles. Hussain’s act was praised by the critics in the film.
Bankrolled by Vikram M. Shah, Cinematography is handled by Subhransu Das, and the editing is done by Noor Memon. It has an IMDb rating of 6.3 out of 10 and is available on the streaming service Jio Cinema.
8- Indru Netru Naalai
This 2015 science fiction was a critically and commercially successful film and has an IMDb rating of 8.1 out of 10. It is bankrolled by C.V. Kumar along with C.E Gnanavel Raja and made under the banner of Thirukumaran Entertainment with the collaboration of Studio Green. R. Ravikumar directed as well as co-wrote the film along with Rajan Radhamanalam.
In Jan 2021 Makers announced that its sequel is on the way, Vishnu Vishal and Karunakaran will be retained for that. It is available on the digital platform Disney+Hotstar.
9- Baar Baar Dekho
Baar Baar Dekho stars Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif in the main lead roles, The film grossed around Rs 626.7 million at the box office. Helmed by Nitya Mehra and backed by Karan Johar, Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar, and Hiroo Yash Johar and made under the big banners.
Dharma Production in association with Excel Entertainment. IMDb Rating 5.3/10 and is available on the giant streaming platform Amazon Prime Video. It is inspired by Adam Sandler’s 2006 Hollywood film Click.
Vipul Amrutlal Shah’s directorial Action Replayy is available on the leading streaming platform Netflix, and was released in Nov 2010 and got mixed to negative response from critics, they praised the music and bashed the poor writing of the film.
Inspired by Robert Zemeckis’s directorial Sci-Fi Back to the Future(1985). According to the director, it is a remake of a Gujarati play of the same name. IMDb rating 4.3/10