All those movie lovers who are looking for some inspiration coming from the central characters of various movies can check out this long list of 15 movies made in Hindi. Bollywood is as big as the name itself which releases the most number of movies each year. Every film leaves an impact on their audience but few films dig it deep inside to leave a powerful message for the society and the youth.
Check out these 15 Bollywood movies that can help students tread the path of righteousness alongside prompting them to follow their dreams.
1. 3 Idiots (2009)
3 Idiots taught us that whatever your problem in life is… just say, “Aal izz well’…this may not solve your problems but it will give the courage to face it..” The second is, “Chase excellence and success will follow”. The third, “Life is not about getting marks, grades but chasing your dreams.” These are some golden rules, which 3 Idiots taught you in an entertaining way. Said to be loosely based on the novel written by Chetan Bhagat titled Five Point Someone, the film assumed cult following amidst youth. In the movie, Farhan Qureshi (R Madhavan) and Raju Rastogi (Sharman Joshi) play engineering students forced in the rat race of reaching the top, even while dealing with their own personal problems.
2. MATRUBHOOMI: A Nation Without Women
Matrubhoomi was released back in the year 2003 starring Sushant Singh, Piyush Mishra, Tulip Joshi, Sudhir Pandey helmed by Manish Jha. The story revolves around female foeticide, social issues, and gender inequality. The movie beautifully showcased the issue of what would happen if there is no girl in society, it also portrays the act of killing the girl child.
3. Vicky Donor
Vicky Donor is magnificently helmed by Shoojit Sircar starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Yami Gautam, Annu Kapoor it was produced by John Abraham. Vicky Donor in a new aspect delivered a strong message on infertility and surrogacy. In the movie, Ayushmann Khurrana portrays a strong yet funny character of a sperm donor.
4. OMG Oh My God!
OMG Oh My God! the movie starring Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, alongside Mithun Chakraborty. The story revolves around how in the name of god and religion every day different Godsman shows up and cheats people and earns crores from them.
5. Manjhi: The Mountain Man (2015)
Dashrath Manjhi (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) is a poor man from a low cast, living in a remote village cut off from the world by a rocky mountain range. He loves his wife, Phaguniya (Radhika Apte), more than anything in the world. Unfortunately, one day, while climbing the mountain to get food, his wife slips and dies. Overwhelmed by grief, Dashrath decides to carve out a path through the mountain, so that no one else would suffer his fate.
The movie is based on the true story of a professor named Ramchandra Siras played by Manoj Bajpai who portrays the character of a homosexual man, the storyline revolves around the professor who gets caught with a man. It highlights a strong point on how society abandoned him for his sexuality. The movie also stars Rajkumar Rao.
7. Toilet – Ek Prem Katha
In the rural parts of India open dejection is still quite a big problem. The movie starring Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar. It is based on the true story of a newlywed girl demanding a toilet in their house otherwise she’ll be moving out of the marriage.
8. Taare Zameen Par
The movie showcases a rollercoaster of a life of a dyslexic student named Ishaan. He is bashed left, right and center for his inability to cope up with basic education until there comes a benefactor who understands his struggles and helps him overcome them. Students who watch this movie will learn to empathize and help others with special abilities
Dangal did wonders at the box office not only in India but also in the foreign land. The movie is based on the real-life story of Mahavir Singh Phogat, Geeta Kumari Phogat and Babita Phogat’s struggle to become a boxer and how their father stood strong and fought against the norms and mentality of the people.
10. Lipstick Under My Burkha
Lipstick Under My Burkha broke all the stereotypes. The movie is about four women and their sexual desires. It is India’s first black comedy movie. It has a magnificent cast starring Ratna Pathak, Konkona Sen Sharma, Plabita Borthakur are among others. It conveys a strong message to the society that because of some men the women have to believe that enjoying sex is a crime.
11. English Vinglish
English Vinglish is a beautiful take on the numerous ways in which people of all ages can better their lives. Released in 2012, this Bollywood film unveils a number of life’s lessons that are relevant to the present times and everyone as well. The self-confident female lead impresses upon everyone to start loving themselves to transform all the mundane things of life into fresh and beautiful experiences. Students who watch this flick will learn an important lesson that it is never too late to start something afresh.
The number of rape rates has increased over the years in our country. Pink delivers a message that the girls should speak up against molestation, violence that women go through. The movie upholds the thinking of the society that if a girl drinks, wears western attire she is judged and the viewpoint needs to be changed. The most important message when a girl says no it should be taken as no.
Even we are in the 21st century we are still ashamed of talking about mensuration openly in front of others even though it’s natural and common in every woman. This movie broke the norms and talked about the same issue and made several girls open up about mensuration.
The movie is based on the lives of four rural women. The story revolves around domestic violence, prostitution, marital rape, mental abuse, physical abuse and child marriage, dowry, patriarchy. And how they come out of all the situations.
A yet-another woman-centric movie that shows the present generation to stand for themselves is Queen, a 2014 Bollywood film. Through this movie, the female lead showcases the power of humor in one’s life. It teaches everyone to wear a smile on their faces despite what life throws at them. It can also teach students to lead a confident life while making room for some adventure to explore life’s gifts to their fullest. Students who will thoroughly enjoy this movie will learn how to develop a positive frame of mind so as to lead a carefree and happy life.