Movies are of many different genres but there is a misconception about Bollywood among other countries. They believe that Bollywood movies are only about dance numbers and cringy dialogues. It is completely not true. Bollywood is one of the most highest film producing area and have completely a plethora of genres. The movies can be entertaining or thought provoking or both as well. Some of the recent Bollywood movies that have been loved by many are listed below.
3 Idiots (2009)
This movie gives you a unique sense of belief and hope that even if you are belittled, you can achieve anything as long as you believe in yourself. The film also focuses on the importance of friendship and how a single person can change your life for the better. Farhan and Raju have joined an engineering college and meet Rancho, an unique guy unlike anyone else they have ever met. The trio becomes roommates and spark up a friendship. Their friendship is portrayed in a brilliant way throughout the movie. Rancho helps Farhan to chase after his dream which is to become a wildlife photographer and urges Raju to let go of his fear in life to achieve greater things.
To their surprise, they completely lost touch with Rancho and after ten years they go on a journey with their rival Chatur to meet Rancho, the guy who saved his life. The movie is full of surprises, comedy, love and heartbreak as well. The director of the movie Rajkumar Hirani has shown sensitive scenes as well to create awareness among the viewers. The movie was actually based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel ‘Five Point Someone.’ You can see this movie in Netflix. Here is a trailer of the Aamir Khan starrer ‘3 Idiots’ ,
Barfi! is everything you want in a movie. Set in two timeframes, the movie is exciting and heart wrenching as well. Barfi is a deaf and mute man who is happy with his life until he meets a beautiful young girl named Shruti. They both fall in love but Shruti’s parents separates her from Barfi and gets her married to her college mate in Kolkata. Barfi is heartbroken but soon gets involved with Jhilmil, his autistic childhood friend.
They both live their live in their own terms and have a lot of fun. Shruti meets Barfi in Kolkata and begin to get closer which kindles jealously in Jhilmil who runs away and is presumed to be dead. Barfi somehow finds her in a home and they both get married. Shruti lives alone teaching young kids and we can see that now old Barfi and Jhilmil die together in their sleep. The movie is one of a kind and shows that love is everywhere and can drive you to do anything. The movie has won a lot of awards and the actors were applauded a lot for their performances. You can watch this movie in Netflix. Here is the trailer of the movie,
Jaane Tu…Yaa Jaane Na (2008)
This movie is an coming of age love story about two best friends who are perfect together but fails to realise it until last moment. Jai and Aditi are best friends who are very different from each other. Jai is a silent and calm guy who wants a sweet romantic girlfriend while Aditi is a tough irritable girl who wants a manly boyfriend. They both agree to look for potential matches for each other. Eventually, Jai finds a girl named Meghna and Aditi finds Sushant who is perfectly her description. Jai and Aditi is driven apart and soon realise that they love each other and have a dramatic reunion in the airport.
This movie tells you about friendship, love in a never before way. Music for this movie is a big plus point as every song is just perfect for the scenes in the movie. The film conveys the message that even if love is right in front of you, it takes you longer to realise it and search everywhere else. This movie was a great hit especially among younger audience. You can watch this movie in Netflix. Here is a trailer of the movie,
Kapoor & Sons (2016)
In a small family, Rahul and Arjun are brothers who are estranged for some reason. Rahul is successful and is the parents’s favourite while Arjun is a struggling writer who is not encouraged by his family. The brothers come to their home after hearing about the illness of their grand father. They become close with one another and meet Tia, a young girl who Arjun likes. Tia likes Rahul first but soon falls in love with Arjun. The movie unveils many hidden secrets in the family which eventually drives them apart. When their father Harsh passes away from a car crash, they realise the importance of family and how much value a life holds.
The movie is funny and can be categorised as a feel good movie. The grandfather role played by Rishi Kapoor is a remarkable character for his funny euphemisms and his way of life. Loss and heartbreak are part and parcel of live and one must learn to embrace is one of the many points that this film portrays. The bond between brothers and love between the parents and kids are shown in the most realistic way possible. This movie is available in both Netflix and Amazon Prime. Here is the trailer of the movie,
Dear Zindagi (2016)
While most movies focus on love, hate and betrayal, as a change this movie talk about mental health issues which is considered as a ‘taboo’ topic in India. Kiara is a promising cinematographer in Mumbai who is introverted and only has a close group of friends. She likes a guy named Raghu but after he leaves her she becomes angry and frustrated. In addition to this, she was kicked out of her apartment as she was a bachelor. So, she reluctantly goes to her hometown Goa and stays with her parents. She has trouble sleeping and goes to Dr. Jug for sleeping pills. He is a psychologist who intrigues Kiara with his unconventional methods.
Soon, after her sessions with him Kiara becomes more and more happy and outgoing. Kiara reveals that she was left alone with her grandparents for years in her childhood by her parents. Jug explains that this abandonment issue has followed her all her life and is causing trouble in her current relationships. Kiara forgives her parents and reconcile with them. She soon shows the short film she directedto her family and friends and meet a potential partner for her life there. This movie shows that childhood trauma can affect our daily life and personality as well. You can watch this movie in Netflix. Here is the trailer of the movie,
The Sky is Pink (2019)
Directed by Shonali Bose, The Sky is Pink is based on a true story. The film is a total package of laughter, love, tears and perspective. The Chaudhary Family goes through a life of hurdles and hardships when the youngest daughter Aisha suffers from a immunodeficiency disease from her birth. The family moves to London for her treatment and stays there for 15 years until she becomes better. When they come back to India, she is diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis as a side effect for her chemo.
The family is deeply saddened by this but decides to make the best out of the time they had. Aisha’s family makes every one of her dreams come true and live a life full of adventure. She passes away when she was 18 and that trauma strains the relationship of their parents. At the end, they reconcile and keep Aisha in their memories and makes her live forever with her works and book. This movie is the realistic piece of art that everyone should see. It makes you to seize the day and not waste your life away and will definitely make you shed tears. You can watch this movie in Netflix. Here is a trailer of the movie,
The movie is all about female empowerment and the less talked about crisis in India. Shivani Shivaji Roy is a senior inspector in crime branch who is fierce and honest. She is engulfed in a child trafficking case where a young girl she knows named Pyaari is kidnapped. Nearly 40,000 girls are abducted each year and not everyone of them escapes. The film is a cat and mouse chase where Shivani tries to find the villain Walt.
The movie shows all the trouble young girls in the society and how they are treated. As it is a commercial movie, it has a lot of action scenes and punch dialogues. This movie is much needed for our society to show the reality of our country. The film released its sequel in 2020 which portrays the same kind of storyline and has Shivani in the main lead. You can watch both the movies in Amazon Prime. Here is a trailer of the movie,
Set in 1971, the movie is about the rivalry between India and Pakistan. Sehwag is a young girl studying in college who is asked by her father as a last wish to become an undercover RAW agent and live in Pakistan. She agrees and gets married to Iqbal, the son of a military general in Pakistan. She was trained beforehand to send signals about the ongoings on the house and any threats for India.
She does that secretly and falls in love with Iqbal subsequently. Things go downhill when she is caught by the servant and she kills him before he can say the truth. Iqbal finds out her plan and confronts her but is died from a grenade explosion leaving Sehmat alive and distraught. With her information, India saves itself from an attack but ends up in the Indo-Pakistan war nonetheless. The movie ends when Sehmat’s son joins the military hearing about the bravery of his mother. The movie became a huge hit and sung the praises of unknown freedom fighters and women who have sacrificed their lives for the betterment of the country. You can watch this movie in Amazon Prime. Here is the trailer of the movie,
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
If you want to watch a movie filled with picturesque places and a trio of friends doing adventure sports, this is the one for you! Kabir, Imran and Arjun go on a bachelor road trip before Kabir’s marriage. In their trip, they let out their troubles and problems and become closer than ever. They each pick out an adventure sport that everyone must do it. They choose deep sea diving, skydiving, and running with the bulls in San Fermin.
They all do the sports and find new perspective of life and relationships which is inspiring to the audience. As the movie was shot in Spain, the location is also a huge aspect. This movie will make you want to go on a trip with your friends the next moment! You can watch this movie in Amazon Prime. Check out the trailer of the movie,
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016)
On taking a new perspective in movie and plot, this movie definitely takes the cake! Putting together all the stereotypes into a single movie which makes it both nostalgic and modern is definitely Karan Johar’s masterplan. Ayan is a naive young man in New York who meets Alizeh, a take it easy girl but has deep wounds in her heart. They both form a thick bonding which Ayan misconstrues A’s love while Alizeh think of him as a friend and gets married to her ex-boyfriend Ali.
After some years, Ayan took up his passion and becomes a famous singer and finds that Alizeh has divorced Ali and has cancer. He realises that she is not going to live long and decides to spend her remaining days with her and have fun in every way possible. At the end, we can see Ayan singing an emotional song in an interview remembering Alizeh, his own true love. This movie will definitely kindle your heart with many emotions and whatnot. You can watch this movie in Amazon Prime. Watch the trailer of the movie below,
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
Kabir is an extrovert and adventure loving gypsy who is close friends with Aditi and Avi. They go on a trip to Manali where their classmate Naina joins. In the trip, they all bond together and have unforgettable experiences. After 8 years, Kabir becomes a videographer in a travel show while Naina becomes a doctor. They all get together once again for Aditi’s wedding. They learn that Avi has been losing his business and is upset for him.
The pent up anger is lashed out from Kabir and Avi who eventually become best friends again. Naina has always loved Kabir but does not say it to stop his dreams but Kabir learns that Naina’s love is much more important than any of his dreams and proposes to her on New Year on conference call with his friends. This movie is definitely worth a watch! It will definitely make you want to travel all over the world and have a deep relationship with your friends. Check out the trailer of the movie,
Hope you have a good time watching all of these wonderful movies and have a perfect night in! Alone or as a couple, Bollywood movies will definitely cheer you up one way or another!