Being a Dubai kid, one rarely gets to relate to all the references made in relation to things back home but what runs common amongst us all is the undying love for Bollywood. Here are 10 movies that no Dubai kid should miss!
Dilwali Dulhania Le Jayengey
For 23 years this movie has been ruling over hearts of many movie buffs and Bollywood fanatics. Maratha Mandir, the single screen theatre in Mumbai has been screening an 11:30 A.M show everyday ever since the release of the movie, making it the longest running film in the history of Bollywood. A journey of love and family relationships, DDLJ is one movie you cannot sit out!
Rang De Basanti
The multi-starrer 2006 release will rekindle the sense of patriotism in anybody. The story revolves around a group of college friends who find themselves amidst a political trap and want to bring about a difference and are out to seek justice, by hook or by crook.
Dil Chahta Hai
The National Award Winning film is about three childhood best friends (Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna) and their journey of falling in love. All three poles apart from each other, discover love, friendship, loss of a loved one and have each other’s backs in the journey.
Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Back in 1989, Maine Pyaar Kiya told us ‘Ek ladka aur ek ladki kabhi dost nahi hosaktey’ (A boy and girl can never be just friends) and as Bollywood continued proving it right over the years, one such movie was Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. The 2008 release is about two childhood best friend’s who’s worlds are different from each other’s but their friendship remains stronger than ever over the years and as they meet new people and discover new relationships, they realize they are meant to be only with each other.
In a world where everyone is in a race to be the first to cross the finishing line, 3 idiots is the perfect reality check and motivation one needs to follow their dreams and strive to be the best at what they love doing the most and not what society expects them to. Being Bollywood’s first highest grossing Film, 3 Idiots not only showcases the journey of love, friendship and passion but also gives today’s generation to courage to pursue what their heart wants.
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
One of Dharma Production’s most iconic movies, K3G is a star-studded emotional roller coaster you cannot miss! A story of love, family and traditions all set to give you goose bumps but at the same time make you fall in the idea of love. Don’t forget to keep a tissue box with you.
Taare Zameen Par
Indian Society is still catching up with new methods and new ways to impart education to today’s generation and to cope with different disorders which are sadly neglected majority of the times in a country like ours. Taare Zameen Par revolves around a child with dyslexia who is sent to a boarding school because his parents feel he is unlike other children of his age and is “naughty”. He then meets an art teacher there (played by Aamir Khan) who helps him and his family accept his condition and show them that it is something he can overcome and achieve anything.
Jab We Met
Self-love is one of the first and foremost things one should have, right? With her bubbly personality and loud self, Geet (played by Kareena Kapoor Khan) teaches us all how to embrace the ‘Mai apni favorite hu’ (I’m my favorite person) attitude. The film is about two people who meet on a train and are stuck with each other only to discover different sides to life with each other and learn to have a better outlook to every situation that life throw’s at them. This journey is a must hop on!
In the current world of hate and war between nations, Bajrangi Bhaijaan is a movie about love and peace and showcases how humanity does not change with borders. A story about a lost Pakistani girl being taken back home by an Indian, overcoming many obstacles along the way is one that will definitely leave you smiling as the end of the movie.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Nothing overcomes hard work. This statement could not be proved better with this film being an example. The biopic on Olympian athlete Milkha Singh played by Farhan Akhtar is a story of utmost dedication, perseverance and obstacles being overcome. Your perfect dose of motivation for anything in life.