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7 Times When Recent Bollywood Films Made Us Value Other Relations More Than Romance!

Finding ‘true love & getting married’ is the most liked subject in Bollywood films. It is from films that people learn various manoeuvres of wooing their love interests and more. Guilty as charged, right?  But of lately, there has been a sudden arrival of movies that abandoned the mushy man-woman romance. These movies brought other relationships that are equally important in the real life in the centre-stage.

Here are seven recent films that made us think so:

  • Dangal

Aamir Khan’s only film that released in 2016, ‘Dangal’, was based on the true story of Mahavir Singh Phogat and his Common Wealth Games Wrestling Gold medallist daughters Geeta & Babita Phogat. It was not just the tale of two ordinary school going girls becoming national champions but it was also an inspiring depiction of a father’s immense perseverance & love towards his daughters.

  • Mom

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Yet again Sridevi has proven her fine acting skills with her latest movie Mom (Read the review of this film here). The soul of this movie lay in the vitality of the relation between a mother and her daughter. In the present times when the Millennials are ever searching for space away from their parents, this movie tries to instill the belief every child should have in his or her parents.

  • Piku

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Another fairly recent movie that looked into father-daughter relation is ‘Piku’. The love of Amitabh Bachchan for his grown-up daughter Deepika Padukone in this film is heartening!

  • Jagga Jasoos

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The latest movie by Anurag Basu, opens up the relationship of a boy with his foster father. A father – son relationship is often thought to be a very formal kind, one that is practically emotionless. But Jagga Jasoos explored this tacit bond.

  • Tubelight

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‘Tubelight’ was one of the most anticipated films of Salman Khan in 2017. Post Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) & Sultan (2016) creating newer milestones for the 100 Cr. club films, the audience had high hopes for this film as well. But though the film didn’t see an equal box office success it highlighted love between brothers. Today when siblings hardly find the time to meet and spend quality time with each other, this movie tries to rekindle the brotherly love.

  •  Dear Zindagi

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This movie studies relation with self. The relation with self is the most important among all kinships. It is like soul searching. It is this bond that the person has to be in his or her truest form. Certainly not live in a fake world or run away from problems. The movie showcased the importance of this relation as no other film has done off-lately.

  • Raman Raghav 2.0

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Last but not the least is this movie that exposes the darker side of the connection with self. The film had Nawazuddin Siddique & Vicky Kaushal realizing their true self.

So which movie amongst these really touched you, do write to us!

(28) Comments

  1. Great point of view..liked it.

    1. Thanks which one out of these films touched you?

  2. I liked the way you shared the post with amamzing tadka of bollywood. Thanks loved reading it.

  3. Loved the moral behind the movies you shared here and yes the are successful in delivering the new aspects of life

  4. I really liked Dangal.. Its was ‘hatke’. ? loved reading your post, nice Compilation

  5. Agree these movies has a great message apart from other romantic movies. My fav are dangal and mom. These are really entertaining and worth to watch with family

  6. I’ve seen only a handful of these movies but I loved what you wrote about them.

    1. Glad :-*

  7. I loved Piku, Dear zindagi though. Planning to watch Mom soon.

    1. Hope you have watched Mom now.

  8. A big bolo fan and have watched them all except the last one.. Loved reading this post

    1. Well the last movie is kind of weird but interesting take on the relationship with self.

  9. Loved the way you have mentioned everything

    1. Thanks!

  10. Papri Ganguly says:

    I like Dangal. Nice compilation.

    1. Glad you liked it!

  11. I like the movie Dangal and Piku… In both the films, I feel so familiar and story is something different…

  12. few of the movies i still have to watch and but off all dear zindagi and dangle are my all time fav

    1. I loved SRK and Alia’s relation also!

  13. Piku dangal and dear Zindagi we’re so inspiring and the characters shared warm relations with each other in the movie

    1. Dear Zindagi is like a mirror for most of us.

  14. Mrinal says:

    Loved dangal and mom and piku.. all were great.. really the bond touched the heart

    1. True that 🙂

  15. Thanks for such a wonderful compilation. I loved watching Dangal and Piku. They touched me deeply.. And Indeed has a meaning to take away..

    1. I too loved Piku. It is such a wonderful depiction of a father’s love!

  16. That’s so important and I’m just loving the way Bollywood is moving away from traditional romances and paying more importance to other relations in life.

    1. Yes it’s just that now audience have to reciprocate positively to this change.

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