Sometimes an external stimulus is needed for us to rethink our ways and have a fresh perspective on life. What better way than movies? A movie is a perfect medium to interpret life in a way that we never did before. Bollywood movies have plenty of stories to offer, stories that are inspirational and life-changing. Let’s have a look at some of the best Bollywood movies on life to give you a fresh perspective!
This movie is a poignant saga of the struggles of every middle-class youth in India. Issues such as parental toxicity and domestic violence are treated with dexterity in this movie. You’ll find parts of this movie extremely relatable if not the entirety of it. It will help you revisit your past and evolve as a person.
2. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobaara
Three friends decide to go on a bachelors’ trip to Spain just before the marriage of one among them. As the three characters evolve, learn more about themselves and in turn about life, you’ll grow too. This movie is a must-watch.
This is a movie that deals with the most complex emotions of humans. How a person is defined by their past experiences and how those experiences dictate their present and future is beautifully represented in the movie. Yes, sure, the movie is about infidelity, but it is so much more than just that. Deep, indeed.
A story about self-discovery had never been this heart-touching. Ved’s story will resonate with everyone who watches this movie with an open mind and unperturbed attention. Even if you watch it for the 10th time, you’ll definitely discover something new. This seminal movie will still be relevant some 5 decades from now and beyond.
There’s so, so, so, much to learn from this movie. When a clueless man in his early 20s gets into the Indian Army by fluke, his disarrayed life takes a 360-degree turn. Focus, dedication, discipline, maturity, punctuality, bravery, etc, are some of the qualities that one can learn through this gem here. It’s so damn motivating.
This movie is as inspirational as it is emotional. Anand, a man living his last few days on earth wants to make the most of his remaining life. He does so by being happy and spreading even more happiness. Anand is a movie that will fill you with hope and change your perspective on life.
7. The Sky is Pink
The story is that of Aisha Chaudhary, a girl who suffered from Severe Combined Immunodeficiency and Pulmonary Fibrosis. The movie follows her short life and that of her parents who cope with their daughter’s illness and their own relationship. She bravely fought through it and her death filled her family and everyone who came across her story with a new zeal for life.
8. Rang De Basanti
A group of young friends, the future of the nation, find themselves filled with a newfound sense of patriotism when they participate in the making of a film based on the Indian freedom struggle. This fervour gives them the power to rebel against the oppressive powers of the present world. This movie will definitely change the way you perceive things.
Mohan, a man working for NASA returns to India in search of his old nanny, Kaveri Amma. He finds himself in a remote village, rich in culture but devoid of the comforts of modern life. Although inclined towards going back to America again, he finds himself drawn to his motherland in order to do something good for it. Talk about brain drain, traditional versus modern life, customs, religion, education, etc., everything has been talked about in a new light in this movie.
Anirudh and his college friends take a trip down memory lane, narrating their college life story to Anirudh’s son in order to fill him with confidence and positivity. This movie is a heartwarming watch that will change your perception of loss and make you appreciate little victories.