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Tissues Please! 10 ZEE5 Movies That Will Make You Cry Without Any Melodrama!

ZEE5 Web Desk

April 6, 2021

9 min


Movies can often make you empathize with their fictional characters. Check out the list of 10 ZEE5 movies that will give you a good cry!

Letting out the emotions is a healthy exercise for everyone. It not only helps us to come to terms with reality but also makes us empathize with others. And the latter one often occurs when our emotional pain and drama root from a source of entertainment, specifically movies. These dramas pull the audience in with an emotional roller coaster ride. Similarly, ZEE5 has had storylines with deep and moving moments that eventually left the audience flooded with tears.

From portraying social issues in the spotlight to essaying heartbreaking stories of relatable characters, these dramas made us develop an unexpected empathy towards fictional characters. These stories might be laden with tearful and tragic moments but the audience always loves to revisit these tear-jerker tales. High on dramatic sequences and powerful performances, these movies will entertain you with an emotionally driven narrative.

So get your tissues ready as we bring you a list of  10 ZEE5 movies that will leave you sobbing without any high-pitched melodrama.


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Inspired by Rabindranath Tagore’s short story, the film Darbaan is laden with many heartfelt moments. The story revolved around the heartwarming bond between Raicharan, a loyal servant, and his master’s son Anukul. The film takes an unexpected turn when Anukul’s child goes missing and Raicharan is blamed for the same. Driven by guilt, he sets out on a journey to seek redemption.

The film perfectly capture’s Raicharan’s psychology as he bears the loss of his master’s son. The story has many heartwarming and moving moments that will definitely leave you with tears, especially the unexpected climax scene.

Chintu Ka Birthday

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The film Chintu Ka Birthday portrays the essence of life amidst political turmoil. The story follows an immigrant Indian family in war-torn Iraq as they try hard to celebrate the birthday of their beloved child Chintu.  The film is full of family sentiments which also takes upon the external conflict of war-prone regions.

Essaying the dilemma of six-year-old Chintu, the film makes a  strong and relevant commentary on life. High on emotions and uncertainty of life, Chintu Ka Birthday is a heart-melting watch.


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Pareeksha is another ZEE5 original based on a socially relevant theme of Right To Education. The film follows the story of Buchhi who struggles hard to provide his son Bulbul with the best possible education. The film draws different parallels in the story, be it the class divide between the students or the flawed education system. 

Laden with top-notch performances, Pareeksha tugs directly at the heartstrings. Buchhi and Bulbul’s father-son duo will also make you fall in love with them.


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The potential of Pankaj Tripathi starrer Kaagaz lies in its realistic storyline and interesting characters. The film boldly talks about the flawed working of the system. Inspired by a true story, Kaagaz essays the inspiring journey of Bharatlal who fights against the flawed system only to prove he’s alive. Though the film has a comical approach, it will surely make you cry with its tear-jerker ending.


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Directed by Hansal Mehta, the film Aligarh revolves around the true story of Professor Siras who loses his job and faces troubles due to his homosexuality. The film portrays the homophobia prevalent in society and makes a strong commentary on the same. While Manoj Bajpayee’s portrayal of Siras will make you cry, Rajkummar Rao’s character of a journalist comes out as a hope in the story.

This Hansal Mehta film is highly underrated and deserves your attention for its remarkable storytelling.


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Emerging from the Vishal Bhardwaj school of thoughts, filmmaker Abhishek Chaubey made an epic Chambal-inspired film Sonchiriya. On an infamous setting, Chaubey weaved a fictional yet heartwarming story of bandits. Featuring Manoj Bajpayee, Sushant Singh Rajput, and Bhumi Pednekar in the lead, the film is another great example of a character-driven narrative.

The film revolves around a group of bandits who get on separate ways after the death of their leader. Escaping from the law, a few among the group try to rescue a woman and a young girl. Sonchiriya is filled with many twists and turns, especially the one in the climax which will make you sympathize with the characters.


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Featuring Emraan Hashmi in the lead, Tigers revolves around the story of Ayan, a medical salesman who fights against his own company after discovering the reality of their products. Inspired by a true story of a Pakistani salesman, the film has ample drama and noteworthy performances by the cast. An underdog fighting against an MNC made for an interesting yet realistic storyline in Tigers. The story of Ayan is inspiring yet a heart-melting watch.

Kadvi Hawa

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Without any sugar-coating, the Sanjay Mishra and Ranvir Shorey starter Kadvi Hawa is an impactful drama. The film revolves around different lives in a village that is affected by climate change. With its dark humour, the film keeps the viewers hooked. However, as the story paces further, the humour-filled screenplay morphs into a tragic reality, getting the viewers tensed and worried about these fictional characters.


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Mulk brought in a much-needed transformation in filmmaker Anubhav Sinha’s style of storytelling. After directing several romance stories, Sinha directed Mulk which was applauded by critics as well as the masses. The film makes a relevant commentary on the growing hatred between the communities of Hindus and Muslims.

Mulk follows the story of the Mohammad family who gets accused of their connection with the extremist groups. Further, the daughter-in-law of the family defends their case in the court, making for a gripping yet emotional watch for the viewers. The film sheds light on political propaganda and other factors fueling the clashes.


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If there’s a list of good Hollywood remakes, the 2008 film Shaurya will definitely top up the list. Inspired by A Few Good Men, the film Shaurya is set amidst the Kashmir conflict of India-Pakistan. The film follows the story of Captain Javed Khan who’s accused of killing the commanding officer Major Rathod. Javed is taken under custody and Major Siddahant takes up his case, proving his innocence.

Marked with some extraordinary performances, Shaurya stars Rahul Bose, Kay Kay Menon, Javed Jaffrey, and Deepak Dobriyal in the lead roles. The film has many emotional moments which are enough to get you in a weeping mood.

So, that was the list of some heartwarming yet tear-jerking ZEE5 movies.

Meanwhile, stay tuned to ZEE5 for more interesting content and stories.

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