5 Movies to Watch Before ‘Laapataa Ladies’ Unravels Its Mystery

Get ready for the much-anticipated release of Kiran Rao’s latest directorial gem, ‘Laapataa Ladies’, to tickle your funny bone. This delightful comedy-drama follows the hilarious journey of two young brides who get lost from a train. Prepare to be both amused and moved by the chaos that unfolds. Catch this heartwarming tale at your nearest PVR INOX this Friday. But before that, let’s dive into a selection of gripping dramas that will take you on thrilling journeys of finding the lost ones. Here are the top 5 movies brimming with drama and adrenaline as we embark on the quest to uncover the missing pieces.


Directed by Rohit Dhawan and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, ‘Dishoom’ revolves around two cops played by John Abraham and Varun Dhawan who are on a mission to rescue a kidnapped Indian cricketer from a cricket bookie. Along the way, they encounter various obstacles, eventually uncovering the true culprit behind the abduction. With suspenseful moments and thrilling action sequences, the movie keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

Bajrangi Bhaijaan 

One of Salman Khan’s most remarkable performances that left everyone spellbound was in the movie ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’. Co-written and directed by Kabir Khan, the film narrates the tale of Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi, a devout follower of Hanuman, as he embarks on a quest to reunite a mute six-year-old Pakistani Muslim girl named Shahida, who gets separated from her mother in India, with her family in her hometown.


Alia Bhatt’s spectacular performance, along with the talented Randeep Hooda, in the movie ‘Highway,’ tells the tale of discovering freedom after being kidnapped. Directed by Imtiaz Ali, the story revolves around Veera (Alia Bhatt), the daughter of Manik Kumar Tripathi, who is abducted by Mahabir Bhati (Randeep Hooda) and his gang just before her wedding. Despite her fear, Veera finds solace with Mahabir, sharing her past traumas. Mahabir’s anger gradually softens into care for Veera as they evade capture. The film is a true masterpiece with its simplicity and excellent cinematography capturing the wandering spirits.


Barfi stars our beloved global icon Priyanka Chopra and the powerhouse of acting, Ranbir Kapoor left audiences awestruck with their performance. This romantic comedy is written and directed by Anurag Basu, produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur. Set in Darjeeling and Kolkata during the 1970s, the story revolves around Barfi, a young deaf-mute man living in Darjeeling, and his relationships with two girls: the beautiful Shruti and the autistic Jhilmil. Barfi considers kidnapping Jhilmil Chatterjee, his autistic childhood friend, and the wealthy heiress of her late grandfather’s fortune, in exchange for ransom and the further twists and turns will melt your heart after watching this movie. This heartwarming tale is a delightful treat to rewatch due to its soft romantic comedy.

Hera Pheri

Hera Pheri is one of the most nostalgic films packed with stellar performances from its star cast. Directed by Priyadarshan and written by Neeraj Vora, it stars Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Tabu, Om Puri, and Gulshan Grover. The twists and turns in the movie keep audiences entertained. The plot delves into a miscommunication between Devi Prasad and Kabira when information surfaces that Devi Prasad’s granddaughter is kidnapped. The wrong number occurs due to a misprint in the phone directory, which swaps Star Fisheries’ number with Star Garage’s and vice versa. It is a timeless comedy classic that continues to tickle funny bones with its iconic trio and hilarious antics.

And here is the movie that inspired the list:

Lapata Ladies ( 2024 )

After ‘Dhobi Ghat,’ Kiran Rao is back with her directorial film ‘Laapataa Ladies,’ starring Sparsh Srivastava, Pratibha Ranta, and Nitanshi Goel. Set in rural India in 2001, ‘Laapataa Ladies’ follows the story of two young brides who get lost while travelling on the same train. Their adventures with colorful characters lead to hilarious and unexpected consequences. The movie promises to take us on a roller coaster ride of emotions, drama, and thrill which is set to release on 1st March.