Cinema while providing the much-needed entertainment to movie buffs can also become a source of inspiration.
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 25 movies made in Hindi.
Check out these 25 Bollywood movies that can help students tread the path of righteousness alongside prompting them to follow their dreams.
The protagonist of this 1992 Hindi movie is a poor and happy-go-lucky guy. After a number of twists and turns, the hero begins to understand the very purpose of his life. That is when he trains hard to partake in a prestigious cycle race braving many physical and emotional odds. This movie highlights the power of hard work along with a sense of dedication that can become the pillars of success..
The story revolves around a group of 6 Indian friends who team up with an American lady to film a documentary on freedom fighters of India who were driven by strong extremist principles. They begin to unveil the irregularities in the then government and voice their opinion through public demonstrations. Students brimming with a sense of patriotism will find this 2006 Bollywood movie a perfect inspiration.
Tagged as a sports-drama, this 2001 Hindi movie showcases the plight of poor villagers who are forced to pay heavy taxes in the British India. In order to save themselves from taxes, the villagers team up against the British for a cricket match.. The outcome shall decide if their fate.
Swades, a 2004 flick is one such movie that revolves around the life of a successful Indian scientist. .
The movie is his journey back to the village in which he was brought. It showcases his battle against social irregularities as he tries to power the lives of villagers with basic necessities – food, education and most importantly, Bijli (electricity). Young minds watching this movie will surely be inspired by the noble thoughts of the lead.
Made in 1957, this is an Indian epic drama of a poor Indian woman who fights all odds to bring up her two sons. The entire movie mirrors the hardships she faces and the exemplary strength she shows.. Students can emulate the emotional tenacity shown by the mother to bring up her children.
Manjhi is yet another top-rated Hindi movie that was released in 2015 and is based on the real-life story of Dasharath Manjhi, colloquially called the “Mountain Man”. This movie garnered worldwide acclaim for depicting the story of a poor laborer from Bihar who carves a 360 feet long path which is 30 feet wide, through a huge mountain using a chisel and a hammer. His commitment along with a strong will to help all the villagers cut across the mountain to reach the hospital faster can go well the students. Benevolence coupled with an intention to offer social-service are the traits that can be imbibed by youngsters.
The movie takes us on a life journey of a hockey coach who is considered a failure owing to a loss in an important tournament. The movie is about how he builds a women team capable of competing at the international level and cleans his tainted reputation. A lesson about tolerance and team spirit can attract the attention of students.
this biopic released in 2014 with her name, India recognized the talent and commitment of Mary Kom. She became an overnight sensation and inspiration to both girls and boys to practice boxing when she bagged the world championship for boxing. Students will be inspired to learn from her unfaltering sense of commitment and never-say-die attitude.
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.
Dog lovers will thoroughly enjoy this 2011 comical Hindi movie revolving around a group of kids. These kids have only one goal to achieve and that is to save the life of a stray kid. The colony authorities will be hell bent upon killing the dog but these kids build a strong wall of protection for the poor animal. Students can emulate the love and compassion for animals that is so well portrayed by these bunch of youngsters. This movie will also inspire them to be united while standing up for a common cause.
Don’t aim for success, instead chase excellence. This is a special message from this 2009 Hindi movie revolving around the life of engineering students. Learning with a sense of purpose and not just to ace in examinations is a key takeaway for students. This worldly wisdom coupled with comedy makes 3 Idiots a learning-entertainer for students.
Partially portraying the life of Dhirubhai Ambani the famous businessman who typified the ‘rags to riches’ tag, Guru is a 2007 biographical movie. The movie portrays an ambitious small-town guy who dreams of making it big in trade, by hook or crook.. Guru is a big lesson to students who can learn the traits of leadership. It also impresses upon them that they should not fall prey to unlawful means.
True to its title, Anand meaning happiness in English. It is a story mirrors the strange doctor-patient friendship that blooms between the two central characters; a doctor and his terminal stage cancer patient. The characterization of the patient who stays positive even while staring at his own death can impress upon students to maintain a positive frame of mind at all times.
Udaan is a Hindi film released in 2010 picturing the relationship between a teenage boy and his rude father. It is through this film that the director of the movie impresses upon parents to extend a freehand to their kids to choose their careers.
Upkar released in 1967, is a classic movie that sheds light on the striking contrast between the Western and Indian cultures that influenced a newly independent state. It also showcases the power of soldiers and farmers in the development of a country. All those who watch this movie will learn the importance of one’s duty towards his/her country.
Students aspiring to make a mark for themselves in the sphere of sales can learn a great deal from this 2009 Hindi comedy-drama flick. The protagonist of this movie is projected as an average student who leads a principled life high on work ethics. After getting placed as a salesman, he is disillusioned with the cut-throat market competition coupled with the power politics played by some bigwigs.. Through this flick, students can imbibe the traits of hard work and honesty as the virtues of a professional salesman.
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. It also inspires them to move out of their comfort zone to experience life and success.
Tagged as a political thriller that drew a number of cine-goers to theaters, Nayak is a 2001 Hindi film that vividly mirrors the flaws of modern democracy. The hero of the movie is a commoner who eventually takes on the role of a Chief Minister for just one day. Given the 24 hour deadline before which he is ordained to fix all the problems faced by the people of his state, this movie can inspire students. They can be motivated to become instruments of change. Students can take the cue that it is only through diligent acts that societal vices can be eradicated.
A musical treat that introduces you to the fact that one should never ever leave their passion behind is the synopsis of the 2008 Hindi movie titled ‘Rock On’. It is also a must-watch movie to understand the pain one goes through when he/she does not follow his/her passion. The story is about 4 friends who run a rock band part ways and reunite after 10 years to put up a scintillating rock show that wins many accolades from the crowds. This movie showcases the sentiment behind holding on to your passion despite the social and professional obligations of modern day life.
This 2009 comedy drama can surely be an eye-opener to the entire student fraternity which at times gets caught in laziness and indecisiveness. The hero who is a happy-go-lucky guy is aimless with a strong passion for photography. It is only when he meets a girl that he starts to think about his life and his aspirations. He becomes a noted magazine photographer while experiencing the true joy of standing on his own feet without any financial support coming from his wealthy father. This movie is indeed a wakeup call for all the students to pursue their dreams, overcoming all the obstacles that come their way.
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.
Students who are passionate about serving the country can derive a lot of inspiration from this Bollywood war movie aptly titled Border. Released in 1997, this movie to this very day, portrays the ill-effects of wars which result in colossal human casualties and economic disruption. Students will learn that wars can never pave the way for peace between the countries using military and ammunition power. This movie sets the stage to stop glorifying wars and harps on the importance of maintaining healthy relations with our geographical neighbors. Students can learn the art of compassion and universal brotherhood from this movie.
Iqbal, the story of a deaf and dumb son of a farmer who is passionate about the game of cricket is a true inspiration for students. Released in 2005, this Bollywood sports drama portrays the hero as a young lad brimming with self-confidence and passion. While he aspires to become a cricketer, he trains very hard to secure a place in the Indian National Cricket Team watch Iqbal motivate yourself to strive hard so as to turn dreams into reality.
As a tribute to an exemplary national running champion Milkha Singh, this movie, released in 2013 won the hearts of all the cine-goers as a perfect inspiration to achievement. Students will be drawn to pursue their dreams. They will understand the importance of perseverance in reaching their goal to tread the path of success.
A yet another inspirational movie that teaches students some life’s lessons is Neerja, a 2016 Bollywood flick. This movie is about a young and cheerful airhostess who sacrifices her life to save all the passengers onboard a hijacked flight. She while showing utmost loyalty towards her profession, lives by the life’s principle of gender equality. Students can emulate the strong sense of purpose the protagonist has towards her job. They can also learn compassion from her when she puts her life ahead of national or religious disparities.
When it comes to bringing about changes in the society, the entertainment media comprising of movies has the strongest influence. All the above-described 25 Bollywood movies can create an indelible mark on the minds of young students keen on achieving their goals. These movies can surely become the top charts for students to get inspired to lead principled lives.
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