Have You Realised That Alia Bhatt And Sunny Deol Have A Lot Of Similar Movies In Their Filmographies?

I know what you’re thinking right now.

“Itne nashe kaha se kiya hoga writer ne?”


I can tell you that Mangolpuri is definitely not the place to be.

One of the guys in question here is tall, well built, the face of everything macho on the Indian silver-screen and has almost no talent when it comes to dancing.

The other person is short, sweet, fashionable and a fantastic dancer.

What do they have in common? They both featured in a movie with almost the same plot.

I present to you, Raazi. Here’s the trailer:

Then there’s this movie called The Hero: Love Story of a Spy. The entire movie is available on YouTube. It follows the exact same premise where an Indian girl is sent to Pakistan as a spy and she has to learn different technique of espionage.

Here’s the movie:

This had me thinking. What if Alia Bhatt is the Sunny Deol of current generation. Although I do believe that Sunny Paaji transcends all generations but let’s just assume that Alia can replace him for the sake of this argument here.

Also because I have nothing better to write on and my colleagues found this idea funny.

Anyhoo, let’s look at both their filmographies:


There’s a movie about a trip to find themselves and get back with their loved ones.

Jo Bole So Nihaal vs Highway

Jo Bole So Nihaal sees Sunny Deol traveling outside the country (which is his comfort zone) and manages to tackle the harsh realities of life that he wasn’t aware of in his previous surroundings. He understands his true potential.

Highway is about Alia Bhatt going out of her comfort zone and travelling to uncharted territories. She finds herself and true love as a result of this journey.


There’s a movie about falling in love with someone from a different culture.

Gadar: Ek Prem Katha vs 2 States

In Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, Sunny paaji falls in love with a Muslim girl from an entirely different country. There are a lot of problems created by the people around them but they do come out on top after this.

In 2 States, Alia Bhatt (playing a South Indian) marries a Delhi guy. There are a lot of problems because of the difference in cultures but it all becomes happy by the end of the movie.


An Indian spy goes to Pakistan to help Indian agencies gain viable intel.

The Hero: Love Story of a Spy vs Raazi

Sunny Paaji sends a simple Indian girl (Priety Zinta) to Pakistan. They train her about several espionage techniques and there’s a marriage that is to happen in the same setting.

Raazi is everything that The Hero: Love Story of a Spy did but with a bigger budget and a different tone.

#4 Being caught up in a dysfunctional family only for all of it to get better by the end of the movie.

Apne vs Shaandaar

Apne was all about trying to get a family that had drifted away from each other over a period of time together.

So was Shaandaar.

#5 Travels to another city to solve the biggest problem of their lives.

Ghaatak vs Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya

In Ghaatak, Sunny paaji travels to another city to help save his dying father. It was of utmost importance to him.

In Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya, Alia travels to another city to get a decent lehenga for her wedding. Her outfit was of extreme importance for her wedding.

#6 Travelling to another country for work and bringing down the network set up in that foreign land by a drug lord.

Vishwatma vs Udta Punjab

In Vishwatma, Sunny Deol goes to Kenya for work where he crosses paths with a drug overlord.

In Udta Punjab,  Alia travels from Bihar to Punjab for work and finds herself at the center of a drug racket.

#7 Both the actors have worked in a movie as the ‘lead’ characters but have been outshined by Shah Rukh Khan.

Darr vs Dear Zindagi

In Darr, Sunny Deol played the lead role because according to him, it was the right thing to do. He was later sidelined by the audiences because of a terrific performance by King Khan.

In Dear Zindagi, Alia was supposed to play this coming-of-age character but SRK managed to take all the praise with his wonderful performance.

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