25 Bollywood films to watch on International Day of Happiness

Mar 20, 2018, 17:50 IST
  • 25 Bollywood films to watch on International Day of Happiness

    Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015): This delightful film speaks about how beauty is beyond what you see and will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy. Be it the script that throws unexpected laughs, or the character of the overweight Sandhya (Bhumi Pednekar), and her relationship with her husband Prem (Ayushmann Khurrana), the film is sure to charm you.

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    Queen (2014): Remember the scene where Rani (Kangna Ranaut) is dancing on a bar counter and she takes off her sweater? You would expect her to throw the sweater in style, but she puts it inside her bag instead. It is such endearing moments that stay with you forever. 'Queen' is a montage of such moments. While a story unravels on screen, you are sure to develop one of your own with Rani as you join her in a fascinating journey of her self-discovery. Pic/Santa Banta

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    English Vinglish (2012): The film is not as much about English, as it is about learning to respect yourself. The timid and demure Shashi (Sridevi) learns English, of course, but also learns to love herself. Pic/Santa Banta

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    Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011): Stellar star cast. Breath-taking locations. Dash of poetry. Adventures. 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' takes these elements and dishes out a rollercoaster ride of emotions that will keep you entertained. Scenes, where Imran (Farhan Akhtar) and Kabir (Abhay Deol) get together to tease Arjun (Hrithik Roshan) about his obsession with work and the one where Hrithik mimics Doordarshan's signature tune, are sure to stay with you after the end credits begin to roll. Pic/Santa Banta

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    Wake Up Sid (2009): It tells the story of the happy-go-lucky and lazy Sid (Ranbir Kapoor) who loves living life his way: no studies, no responsibilities and no pressures. What happens when he meets a career-oriented Ayesha (Konkona Sen Sharma) who has just arrived in Mumbai? 'Wake Up Sid' is one of those rare Bollywood flicks that feels real. The way Mumbai has been captured on celluloid will make you fall in love with the city all over again. Pic/Santa Banta

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    Jab We Met (2007): There is not a single dull moment in this charming romantic comedy 'Jab We Met'. As the shy and reserved Aditya (Shahid Kapoor) warms up to the cheerful chatterbox Geet (Kareena Kapoor Khan), you can't help but feel all warm and fuzzy. You fall in love with the characters, their love story and their adventures. Pic/Santa Banta

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    Taare Zameen Par (2007): The film revolves around Ishaan's (Darsheel Safary) dyslexia and how his sir Nikumbh (Aamir Khan) tries to help him overcome it. Right from the film's title to its approach towards the subject, every aspect celebrates life. It will make you, too, feel special. Pic/Santa Banta

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    Chak De! India (2007): Your eyes are fixed on the goal. You are glued to your seat. It is the finale. Will India's women's hockey team win the World Championship? It is in such moments of intense suspense that you lose yourself. Only to realise, after the euphoria of celebration has ebbed, that it is just a film. But one that gets everyone talking about Indian hockey and girl power. Pic/Santa Banta

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    Iqbal (2005): Here's a story of a deaf and mute lad whose ambition is to play for India's national cricket team. The film isn't as much about cricket as it is about working towards your goal despite all odds. If 'Iqbal' doesn't inspire you to chase your dream, nothing will. Pic/Santa Banta

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    Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. (2003): It is this film that introduced us to 'jadoo ki jhappi' and made it a nation-wide phenomenon. It is also this film that might have made you add words like chirkut, maamu, bhai and the phrase 'carrom ramvanu, juice pivanu, majja ni life' to your conversations. There is something charming and delightful about simplistic dialogues and clean humour, and Sanjay Dutt's 'Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.' is an ode to it. Pic/YouTube

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    Angoor (1982): This Gulzar comedy featuring Sanjeev Kumar and Deven Verma in double roles is still popular with audiences

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    Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958): Brothers Ashok Kumar, Kishore Kumar and Anup Kumar played screen siblings in the 1958 comedy directed gby Satyen Bose, while Madhubala essayed the leading lady. The slapstick humour employed by the legendary trio was noteworthy

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    Chupke Chupke (1975): Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra flaunted their comedy skills in this family entertainer directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, which also starred Sharmila Tagore and Jaya Bachchan

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    Golmaal (1979): Considered one of Hrishikesh Mukherjee's all time comedy classics, the film based on a case of mistaken identity featured the masterful comic stylings of Amol Palekar and the legendary Utpal Dutt

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    Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993): This romantic comedy, directed by Mahesh Bhatt, which stars Aamir Khan and Juhi Chawla in lead roles is sure to bring a smile to your face. A young Kunal Kemmu in one of his early film roles a michievous kid is also worth watching

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    Khoobsurat (1980): Hrishikesh Mukherjee's family comedy-drama stars an ensemble cast featuring Rekha, Ashok Kumar, Dina Pathak and Rakesh Roshan. Rekha essays a fun, happy-go-lucky jovial girl who comes as a breath of fresh air in the strict household that her sister gets married into

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    Barfi (2012): Directed by Anurag Basu, Barfi is the story of Johnson aka Barfi (Ranbir Kapoor), who is optimisting and street smart despite being deaf and dumb. Priyanka Chopra essays the autistic Jhilmil, Barfi's childhood friend. Ileana D'Cruz made her Bollywood debut with the film

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    Dear Zindagi (2016): As the title suggests, Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt starrer Dear Zindagi, a Gauri Shinde directorial inspires you to live life to the fullest

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    Dil Chahta Hai (2001): Farhan Akhtar's directorial, which starred Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna in lead roles was a new age drama based on the romantic pursuits of three young men. It was popular with the youth. Priety Zinta, Dimple Kapadia and Sonali Kulkarni played the female leads

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    Hindi Medium (2017): Saket Chaudhary's directorial features Irrfan Khan and Pakistani actress Saba Qamar portraying a middle class couple pretending to be affluent in order to obtain a good education for their daughter

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    Jagga Jasoos (2017): Anurag Basu's action-adventure which features Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Saswata Chatterjee is about a teenage boy's search for his missing father. It features Ranbir essaying a schoolboy with detective skills and Katrina playing a journalist

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    Nil Battey Sannata (2016): Ashwini Iyer Tiwary's directorial venture features Swara Bhaskar as a mother who wants her daughter to become a successful officer but the latter has no interest in studies and wants to aid her mother. The mother-daughter bond was successful in imparting an important message to moviegoers

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    Qarib Qarib Singlle (2017): This romantic comedy directed by Tanuja Chandra featured Irrfan Khan and Parvathy as two characters from different states who meet through a dating website and gradually fall in love while travelling across the country

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    Secret Superstar (2017): This Advait Chandan-directed musical drama featuring Zaira Wasim and Aamir Khan tells the coming-of-age story of a teenage girl who aspires to be a singer, and her relationship with her mother and deals with social issues with the aim to entertain and create awareness

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    Tumhari Sulu (2017): Vidya Balan effortlessly essayed a Maharashtrian housewife who acquires a steady social standing along with her household responsibilities. The film's humour was notable. The Suresh Triveni directorial also featured Manav Kaul, Neha Dhupia and RJ Malishka

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