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Here Are 12 Films For An Epic Watch Party On Friendship Day

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Films on Friendship: Friendship is one of the most undemanding and yet the most giving relationships we have in our lives. No matter how long we stay apart from our friends, the real ones always stay and become part of our lives’ most important moments.

The day to celebrate this beautiful relationship, Friendship day 2021 is approaching, and here are 12 Bollywood films that celebrate that same spirit in the truest sense and are a must watch with your buddies before the big day.

Dil Chahta Hai

One of the most iconic films of all time, we all related to Dil Chahta Hai on some level. Three inseparable childhood friends who are just out of college become busy in their own lives. Nothing comes between them – until they each fall in love, and have wildly distinct approaches to relationships which creates conflicts and tension between them.

But they eventually find themselves craving each others’ company and end up reuniting after years. You are bound to plan a reunion with long-lost friends after watching Dil Chahta Hai. So go watch it right now with your friends and make that meet-up happen.

Anand

The eternally adored duo of Anand and Babu Moshay has been etched on our hearts forever. Anand brings alive the story of a terminally ill man who wishes to live life to the fullest before he succumbs to the inevitable because “zindagi badi honi chahiye Babu Moshay, lambi nahi“, and in this journey of living his last moments, he is accompanied by his doctor-turned-best friend Dr Bhaskar Bannerjee. I bet you will end up feeling emotionally numb after watching this masterpiece.

Sholay

Who doesn’t know about the remarkable friendship of Jai and Veeru? If you haven’t watched Sholay yet, you probably won’t be accepted by society. After his family is brutally murdered by a notorious and ruthless dacoit, Thakur Baldev Singh, a retired police officer hires two ex-convicts to help him nab Gabbar Singh who has wreaked havoc on the village of Ramgarh. Jai and Veeru (ki jodi) are exemplified as the epitome of friendship in the history of Indian cinema. Growing up, secretly everyone wanted a Veeru to their Jai and now that you finally have one, go watch Sholay with them.

Munna Bhai M.B.B.S

Who didn’t love the duo of Munna Bhai and Circuit in Munna Bhai M.B.B.S? Munna, a gangster sets out to fulfil his father’s dream of becoming a doctor and with some help from his ally, Circuit, he is actually able to enroll himself in a medical college. As they say, a friend in need is a friend indeed. So thank you Circuit, if it weren’t for you, we wouldn’t have our Munna Bhai ever.

The film follows his ‘medical journey’ which is full of drama and his funny solutions to the problems he faces in the process. You can’t help but fall for him as the plot progresses. The film is filled with endless moments of humour and if you want to go on a laughter ride with your friends then this is the watch for you.

Iqbal

Iqbal, a farmer’s son who is hard of hearing and without speech, has a passion for the game of cricket. However, despite his hard work and grit, he fails to make it to the Indian cricket team merely because of his disability.

But even when his special condition hinders his selection, he struggles but perseveres. In order to pursue his dreams of playing for India, he seeks the tutelage of a washed-up, alcoholic ex-player who also happens to be a retired coach. It is this young kid’s undying spirit of never giving up, that makes this movie a must-watch. So if you want to get high on hopes, go watch Iqbal.

Rang De Basanti

Most of us born in the late 90s were too naive to understand Rang De Basanti when we first watched it. But now is the perfect time to go back to the film and appreciate its beauty. The plot is about six young Indian students who are selected by an English woman Sue to portray various Indian freedom fighters in her documentary film based on the freedom fighters.

This emotional and mental process unwittingly awakens feelings of patriotism within them, leads them to relive the long-forgotten saga of freedom and turns them into rebels for a cause.

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na is like that splash of fresh water on your face that gives you so much relief after a long exhausting day. Jai and Aditi are best friends who make for a perfect couple but refuse to consider a romantic relationship but in a fateful turn of events end up acknowledging their love for each other.

Basically, they have to date other people only to realise that they are actually in love and made for each other. How can one not fall in love with this cute couple? Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na is something that will stay with you for a long time and make you value your beloved friends even more.

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3 Idiots

The most classic movie of all time, 3 Idiots has a special place in our hearts. We all saw ourselves in Farhan, Raju and Rancho, struggling and somehow surviving through college life. No other movie has as many life lessons as 3 Idiots. Do I even need to tell you the plot? Well, here it is – Two friends Raju and Farhan in search of their long-lost friend whose existence seems rather elusive now, revisit their college days and recall the memories of their mate who pushed them to think differently, in spite of the rest of the world calling them “idiots”. And it’s humorous as hell. But it’s also awakening.

In fact, the film raises many important questions around the stressful college education system in India which creates undue pressure on students to match unreasonable standards of studies and requires them to keep up with everything. And who do we have for moral support by our side all this while, the one and only – our friends. Want to cry your heart out? Go watch 3 Idiots again for the nth time and thank me later for reminding.

Wake up Sid

The film essays the story of a selfish and lazy college student from Mumbai, Siddharth Mehra, who is apparently a spoilt brat until he encounters Aisha, an aspiring young writer from Kolkata in the city of dreams.

After meeting Aisha, his perspective and approach towards life completely changes. This young guy who was so laid back suddenly becomes all responsible and starts understanding the importance of being on your own. Sid learns the true meaning and essence of life from Aisha and eventually ends up falling in love with her.

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Another classic Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is still fresh in our memory from 2011. Three Friends Kabir, Imran and Arjun finally take their fantasy vacation, which they had planned years ago, to Spain for Kabir’s bachelorette before his marriage.

The trip turns into a much-awaited opportunity for them to resolve past differences, heal wounds, make amends and fall in love with life. And most importantly, battle their worst fears. Nobody can deny feeling an unsaid connection to this one when they first watched it.

English Vinglish

This movie is all kinds of beautiful and more. Shashi, an unabashed housewife and caterer, is usually mocked by her family, mainly her well-educated husband and daughter for not being able to understand and speak English. In her attempt to learn the language, she makes many friends and encounters experiences that transform her in wonderful ways. This is Shashi’s story of rediscovering and redefining herself, and ultimately reasserting her value as a wife and a mother. It’s inspiring to the core and I know you will love her. Her journey in a foreign country has a big role of the friends she makes there.

Kai Po Che

Set against the backdrop of the 2002 Gujarat riots, this film is a rollercoaster ride of emotions, having the feeling of friendship in the cornerstone. Residing in the Indian city of Ahmedabad, three friends who have a calling for cricket start an academy to train aspiring cricketers at the turn of the millennium.

But before they could accomplish their dreams, they experience an earthquake, communal riots and political instability in the state, all at once.