Friendship is a God Gift, these are the people in our life, whose presence makes our lives filled with joyous moments. And so today First Sunday of August is a big day for friends and friendships. Happy friendship day. Our Indian cinema has focused friendship in several movies where there are plenty of hits and blockbusters. So, Today in SobiGhor we are going to discuss about ten best Bollywood movies on friendship. So here we go ….
Dostana in English “Friendship”. The movie is released in 2008. It is a romantic comedy film directed by Tarun Mansukhani. It is produced by Karan Johar and Hiroo Yash Johar under the banner of Dharma Productions. The film stars Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham and Priyanka Chopra, Bobby Deol, Kirron Kher, Sushmita Mukherjee and Boman Irani in important roles. The movie tells the story of two men who are in desperate need of a room. And because of some circumstances, they have to pretend to be gay to share an apartment with a girl. And what happens next is a deep friendship originates among the three. But at a time both the men find themselves that they are in love with the girl. But as they are thought as gay, now they need to disclose their identity to profess love to her. A enormous comic movie that will make you smile and connect with every teenagers friendship life is Dostana. Dostana was a big hit and was very popular among teenagers. And it is regarded as one of the most stylish and trend-setting of Indian film. The movie was awarded and nominated for several awards that includes nine Filmfare nominations.
Yaarana in English “Friendship”. Released in 1981. It is a musical drama film directed by Rakesh Kumar. The movie was produced by MA Nadiadwala. The movie stars Amitabh Bachchan, Amjad Khan, Neetu Singh, Tanuja and Kader Khan in prominent roles. The movie is a story about two childhood friends. Where one ends up becoming a big businessman, and he calls his friend to the city. As the businessman finds his friend has a great voice he wants him to become a prominent singer. On the journey of him becoming singer both the friends suffer a lot from other business rivals. Where at a time the businessman sacrifices his everything forsake his friends singing dream. A movie about deep friendship and sacrifice will touch your heart. And above the performances of the stars, there is it most popular soundtracks composed by Rajesh Roshan, which are considered as plus points of the movie becoming a huge hit. These tracks are “Chhookar Mere Mann Ko,” “Tere Jaisa Yaar Kahan,” and “Saara Zamana Haseeno Ka Deewana”, these tracks are still popular and loved by the modern generation too.
3. Rang de Basanti
Rang De Basanti in English “Colour it saffron”. Released in 2006 Rang de Basanti is a drama film written and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. The movie was also co-written by Rensil D’Silva and Aamir Khan. It was produced by Rakesh Omprakash Mehra and Ronnie Srewwala under the banner of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra pictures. The movie stars an ensemble cast consisting Siddharth Narayan, Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kapoor, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Atul Kulkarni and British actress Alice Patten in important roles. The story of the movie revolves around a British documentary filmmaker who comes to India to make a film on Indian freedom fighters based on diary entries by her grandfather, who was a former officer of the Indian Imperial Police. She asks a group of five young men to act in her film, after a long period of failed auditions of artists she finds that her happy go luck Indian friends would be the perfect choice as an actor for her film. While the boys were working dedicatedly for the film, they suddenly find one of their friends, an Indian air force pilot is dead because of an aircraft crash. But now his death is framed as his mistake by political leaders. Now his friends stood up to unveil the truth and get justice for their friend. With lots of political pressure and their intention to get justice to their friend, they stood together for a bold move. A movie about friendship, sacrifice, patriotism and brutal politics, where the actors performed brilliantly, with the wonderful screenplay and fabulous musical scores makes this movie a classic in the screen. The film bagged several national and international awards that include, National Film Award for Best Popular Film.
Anand Released in 1971. It is a drama film written and directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. The movie was co-written by Gulzar, along with dialogues. It was produced by Hrishikesh Mukherjee and NC Sippy. It stars Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo and Seema Deo in pivotal roles. The movie revolves around a doctor and a cancer patient. Even though knowing that he is going to die very soon, the patient leads a happy go lucky lifestyle. And this attitude of patient impacts the doctor too much. They ends up becoming good friends and shares their past and future. They becomes inseparable. until the the d-day comes the doctor’s perception about the society and life is completely changed and all because of the impact of patient. A movie that describe the slice of life very beautifully is a gem in Indian cinema. The film won several national and international awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Film and national award to Amitabh Bachchan for Best Supporting Actor . In 2013, it was listed in Anupama Chopra’s book 100 Films to See Before You Die. This film is counted among the 17 consecutive hit films of Rajesh Khanna. It was also Amitabh Bachchan’s first hit, before he became superstar.
5. Rock On
Rock On, Released in 2008. It is a rock musical drama film written and directed by Abhishek Kapoor. The movie is produced by Farhan Akhtar under the banner of Excel Entertainment. And its worth hearing music is composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. The film stars Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Luke Kenny, Purab Kohli and Prachi Desai in Lead Roles. This is debut movie of Farhan Akhtar and Prachi Desai as actors. The movie is about four friends who are members of the Mumbai-based grunge rock band, “Magik”, who wants to become an everlasting rock band of the nation. But because of some unexpected misunderstandings, they get separated. They move on an leads normal lifestyle forgetting the past. But after 10 years later few circumstances make them rock the stage again. The movie showcases the power of the friendship bond, the ups, and downs in friendship and sacrifices we should do in a friendship. The music, soundtrack, and heart touchy performances by star cast make the movie a classic of the 21st century so far. The film won seven Filmfare Awards, and two National Awards for Best Film in Hindi and Best Supporting Actor to Arjun Rampal.
6. 3 Idiots
Released in 2009, 3 Idiots is a coming age comedy-drama film written and directed by Rajkumar Hirani. It was produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra under the banner Vinod Chopra Films. The movie stars Aamir Khan, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor, Boman Irani and Omi Vaidya in pivotal roles. The film speaks about the friendship of three students at an I engineering college. Who are very much concerned about social pressures under an Indian education system. With the enormous amount of comedy, it also leaves a social message to the viewers about Indian attitude for education priorities in modern India. Upon release, The film received positive reviews and was a huge commercial success. The film won several awards like six Filmfare Awards including Best Film, and three National Film Awards including Best Popular Film. Later, the positive impact of the movie was seen in Indian society. And these positive impact also made movie makers to remake the movie in various languages. It was later dubbed in Telugu and Remade in Tamil as “Nanban” starring Illiyathalapathy Vijay, which too was a huge commercial success. It was also remade in the Spanish Language as “3 Idiotas” in 2017.
7. Kai Po Che!
Kai Po Che In English “Brothers… for Life”. Released in 2013. It is a friendship based buddy drama film directed by Abhishek Kapoor. The movie was produced by Ronnie Screwala and Siddharth Roy Kapoor under the banner of UTV motion pictures. The movie is based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel The 3 Mistakes of My Life. It stars Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkummar Rao, Amit Sadh and Amrita Puri in lead roles. These are debut movie of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. the movie revolves around three friends who wants to start their own sports shop and a sports academy. But because of some unexpected happening, their dream ceases. Comprised of politics, day to day drama and friendship the movie speaks about the innocence of these three friends getting indulged. Upon release, the movie was appreciated for its dedicated performances by actor and direction. The movie received positive reviews and was a commercial success and was declared as a hit.
8. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Released in 2011, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara in English ”You won’t get this life again”.It is a friendship goal road trip film. The movie is directed by Zoya Akhtar. And it is produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under the banner of Excel Entertainment. The film stars Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif, and Kalki Koechlin in pivotal roles. The film’s story follows three friends who are inseparable. They set off for a trip as it was their dream. And as very soon one of them is going to get married they want to enjoy the adventures for the last time as Bachelors. They choose three places, and each adventure makes them stronger to lead the life ahead. A movie with enormous friendship goals, and with heart touching motivating poems by Javed Akhtar is a must watch Classic. Upon release, the movie received positive reviews for its performances, beautiful story, soothing music, humorous dialogues and Zoya Akhtar’s direction. The film bagged several awards that include two National Film Awards.
Dosti, Released in 1964. It is the only movie in the movie that is shot in Black and White era of Indian cinema. The movie is Satyen Bose. And it is produced by Tarachand Barjatya under the banner of Rajshri Productions. It stars Sanjay Khan, Sudhir Kumar Sawant, and Sushil Kumar Somaya in prominent roles. The film revolves around the friendship of two boys. Where one is blind and the other is crippled. The movie showcases friendship and sacrifice at peak level. The ideology of making such kind story on screen is really appreciable. Its music and soundtracks are still popular. Although The movie is based on the 1959 Bengali movie Lalu Bhulu, It was amongst the top grosser of 1964 and was declared as Super Hit at the box office. It won several national and international awards. Six Filmfare awards of 1965 include Best Film, Dialogues, Music, Story, Lyrics and Playback Singing. It’s a must watch a movie on friendship, make ad day browse youtube and watch this classic.
Before we mention our top pick, here are few honorable mentions
Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Genre: Musical Comedy
Starring: Imran Khan, Genelia D’soza and Ratna Pathak Shah
Director: Abbas Tyrewala
Starring: Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, and Deepika Padukone
Director: Rohit Dhawan
Dosti – Friends Forever
Starring: Bobby Deol, Akshay Kumar, and Kareena Kapoor
Director: Suniel Darshan
10. Dil Chahta Hai
Released in 2001, Dil Chahta Hai translated in English as “What the heart wants is”. It is a comedy-drama film written and directed by Farhan Akhtar. This debut film of Farhan Akhtar as a Director. The movie was produced by Ritesh Sidhwani under the banner of Excel Entertainment. The movie stars Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni, and Dimple Kapadia in prime roles. The film focuses on three friend, who enjoys a beautiful friendly lifestyle before they get busy in their modern day daily hectic routines. The film speaks about different transitions in their life and how it changes their lifestyle. A movie with a comic taste that will give you wholesome entertainment, with friendly emotions touching you throughout the movie. Farhan Akhtar’s directorial debut was perfect. it brought a revolution in filmmaking in India. The performance by stars are fabulous and the technical efforts are justified with its success. The music is heart touching and its soundtracks are amazing, every single song of this movie is enough to make you touch with your transitions in life. The film was a huge blockbuster and it was awarded the National Award for Best Film in Hindi.
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