7 Indian Sci-Fi Movies Which Were Based on Time Travel Concept

7 Indian Sci-Fi Movies Which Were Based on Time Travel Concept

10 Mar 18 @ 3:21 PM | By Vamsee Ajjampudi

Time travel has always been a fascination to mankind. To travel through space-time, one has to travel faster than the speed of light. But, when did our entertainment industries obey the laws of physics? All that they need is a good budget and an elaborate set. Rest is handled with mind-boggling graphics. Like many other many industries, Indian Cinema has adapted this subject and produced some flicks which have space-time travel as its central theme. Although, time travel is yet to be realised, it doesn't hurt us to take a look those entertainers which envisioned what time travel would be like

  1. Aditya 369 (1991)

    This is the first time travelling film in India. Nata Simha Balakrishna and Amrish Puri star in this Telugu classic. Balakrishna and his on-screen fiancé Mohini travel back in time using a Time Machine and end up in the Royal era of Sri Krishnadeva Raya (who is also portrayed by Balakrishna). Later, they try to return back to their time. However, due to a malfunction, they wind up in the future. There, Balakrishna learns that he'll be murdered by a robber (Amrish Puri) upon returning back to his time. How he uses this knowledge forms the crux of the film. However, it's not the story but the director's imagination and Balakrishna's performance which propelled the film to success.

    Aditya 369 (1991)
    Aditya 369 (1991)
  2. Fun2shh (2003)

    A trio land in the 10th century, unexpectedly. Unknowingly, two of them participate in a royal swayamvara and the princesses choose them as their husbands. However, the emperor hates their choice and imprison them. What follows after forms the rest of the story. The film is loaded with fun and is quite different than the others on this list.

    Fun2shh (2003)
    Fun2shh (2003)
  3. Love Story 2050 (2008)

    Starring Harman Baweja and Priyanka Chopra, this film is heavily inspired by Adithya 369. Harman and Priyanka are deeply in love and wish to travel to the year 2050 and see what Mumbai is like. Unfortunately, she dies and Harman decides to visit the future as he feels there is another Priyanka waiting in 2050. He, along with Time Machine inventor, travels to Mumbai 2050, which is still a concrete jungle. There he meets another Priyanka. How he convinces her to be with him forms the story. The film was a disaster. Excepting the futuristic visuals, there's nothing much to see in the entertainer.

    Love Story 2050 (2008)
    Love Story 2050 (2008)
  4. Action Replayy (2010)

    This film is a free make of the Hollywood blockbuster Back to the Future. Except for a few desi changes, the plot is nearly similar to the primary source. A son goes back in time to save his parents’ marriage. The chemistry between Akshay Kumar and Aditya Roy is the only saving grace of this flop film.

    Action Replayy (2010)
    Action Replayy (2010)
  5. Indru Netru Naalai (2015)

    This film is more of a thriller than a time travel flick. A scientist sends back his Time Machine as a test. But, it doesn't return back as it was programmed because a directionless trio finds it and use it to better their lives. However, they unknowingly foil a police encounter of a deadly gangster. This event snowballs into a dangerous situation. How the trio's lives return to normalcy form the rest of the story. The film was well-received upon its release.

    Indru Netru Naalai (2015)
    Indru Netru Naalai (2015)
  6. 24 (Tamil) (2016)

    When 24 released, audiences loved the film for it was way different than the flicks of that time. Dr. Sethuraman, a genius, invents a wristwatch which allows time travel. However, his evil twin brother tries to grab the watch. After a deadly fight, the doctor dies and his brother ends up in a coma. However, the doctor's son possesses the watch. Two decades later, the feud reignites when the evil brother reawakens & tries to take the watch from the son. The interesting fact here is that Suriya played all three roles.

    24 (Tamil) (2016)
    24 (Tamil) (2016)
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  8. Baar Baar Dekho (2016)

    Baar Baar Dekho is centered upon a man who is sent time travelling back & forth in his life. After making some terrible choices, the man wakes up in different timelines. What he does with his ability forms the crux. Siddharth Malhotra & Katrina Kaif star in this 2016 rom-com.

    Baar Baar Dekho (2016)
    Baar Baar Dekho (2016)
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