Bollywood and Hollywood movies have their individual concoctions of action, drama and a unique display of emotions and sentiments. But there also are a lot of movies that teach us to never give up and triumph over any difficulties that life throws at us.
These movies tell us, that irrespective of the many odds, how a person can remain steadfast in his convictions. It not only gives us life lessons but at the same time, changes the way we look at life for the better.
2018 has been an amazing year so far for both Bollywood and Hollywood in terms of putting out great content. While some movies have already hit the screens, some are yet to roll out. Either way, if you have missed out on these movies, then you are missing something that is definitely worth your time.
Right from ‘102 Not Out’, ‘Raazi’ to the upcoming ‘Incredibles 2’, here’s a list of movies you should watch out for to get an entirely new perspective on life.
1. 102 Not Out
‘102 Not Out’ is not your usual father-son love story and that’s what makes it extraordinary. Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor came together after 27 years and that was the reason enough to get us excited for this one.
Dattatreya, (Amitabh Bachchan), a 102-year old father, is an eccentric man and nothing can stop him from living life to the fullest. While Babu, (Rishi Kapoor) is his 75-year-old son who has simply lost interest in life. Fed up with Babu’s surly attitude Dattatreya threatens to send him to an old age home unless he accepts a list of challenges. Unknown to Babu, the list is made in a manner that will make him re-look the gift of ‘Life’.
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The movie teaches us two wonderful things that we often forget:
· “Zinda hai tab tak marna nahi hai.”
· “Aulaad nalayak niklay to use bhool jana chahiye…sirf uska bachpan yaad rakhna chahiye.”
It’s not just a happy entertainer but a movie that teaches us the value of life and our parents.
Based on Harinder Sikka’s novel ‘Calling Sehmat’, ‘Raazi’ is inspired by a true story set in 1971, before the Indo-Pak war. This is an emotional and inspiring tale of an Indian girl who marries a Pakistani Army officer in order to extract intelligence details that were used during the war.
In the movie, Sehmat (Alia Bhatt) becomes a spy who knows that eventually, she would risk everything, from love, family to even her life. Witnessing her story makes us wonder if we could ever do something like that for our country. This unsung story of a spy actually teaches us the true meaning of determination and selflessness.
3. Pad Man
Akshay Kumar is on a roll and he, as always, came through with ‘Padman’. Directed by R Balki, the movie is a life-inspiring story of Arunachalam Muruganantham (played by Akshay Kumar), a social entrepreneur from Coimbatore, who invented low-cost sanitary napkins in India.
Despite all the difficulties, opposition and humiliation, he doesn’t give up. It’s a courageous story that tells the society that menstruation isn’t a taboo. Akshay Kumar’s character, throughout the movie, tells us that if one is confident and determined, he/she can change the world.
4. Incredibles 2
How can we ever forgetting meeting the Parrs – Bob, Helen, Dash, Violet, and Jack-Jack in 2004? The crazy family instantly won our hearts in ‘The Incredibles’ and now they are all set to make a comeback with ‘Incredibles 2’,
From Mr. Incredible’s super strength to Elastigirl’s stretchy flexibility, the movie left everyone stunned. What makes this simple story so special is the fact that it’s about a family that sticks through thick and thin. And adding more to the cast this time is Kajol, who is doing the Hindi voiceover for the same, which gives many Indians more reason to watch it. ‘Incredibles 2’ is all set to release on 22nd June.
The Badass character of Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) in ‘Padmaavat’ gives a strong message of courage and the determination to succeed. Even though he is playing the villain in the movie, there is a lot in his character that will teach you, keeping aside the negative aspect of course. You might hate him, despise him but he will make you fall in love with him.
We don’t agree with his violent methods, but his manipulation and diplomatic techniques can come in handy for many. You don’t have to go overboard but can always use it in an intellectual way without hurting anyone. Also, how one should take their sexual preferences in their stride is one thing you just can’t miss.
Based on a true story, ‘RAID’ is an inspiring tale for anyone who wants to make a difference and make his country a better place. Amay Patnaik, played by Ajay Devgn, is a fearless IT officer who carries out a non-stop raid at the mansion of the most powerful man in Lucknow, played by Saurabh Shukla.
For those who don’t know, the story is actually about a real-life high profile raid back in the 1980s during the rule of prime minister Indira Gandhi.
This upcoming Hindi biographical film is clearly the most talked-about movie of the year so far. There is no one who is likely to miss this film based on the life of actor Sanjay Dutt.
Ranbir Kapoor will be seen donning Sanju’s role. The movie unfolds certain chapters of Sanju’s life that none of us know about. The movie will teach us that even if your life is falling apart you can always have a fresh start. ‘Sanju’ is all set to hit the screens on 29th June 2018.
8. Veere Di Wedding
The biggest USP of ‘Veere Di Wedding’ is that all the four beautiful women are giving it back, not only to the society, but also to all the ridiculous norms it proposes for them. It gives out a strong message to all the women out there to celebrate life and wear their vulnerabilities and failures like a badge of honour.
There are many life lessons one can learn from this bold movie. No matter what your gender is, you can’t miss this one!
‘Hichki’ revolves around the life of Naina Mathur (Rani Mukherjee), who is suffering from a neurological condition called Tourette Syndrome since childhood. But for those who thought that a disease can break you, wait till you watch her inspiring journey.
She might be ‘suffering’ but that does not stop her from chasing her dream to be a teacher. The movie, in every frame, gives you a small lesson that you can inculcate in your life. It talks about how a certain disorder can make your body functionally weak but that should not stop you from achieving your dreams.
10. Bohemian Rhapsody
Chronicling the journey of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, the much-awaited movie is one thing you just can’t miss. The film shows the journey of a man who was not afraid to showcase his flamboyant personality and be true to his nature, fighting stereotypes and not caring about the societal norms.
As the first major rock star to die of AIDS, Mercury’s death represented an important event in the history of the disease. Mercury’s life has various chapters and each has a lesson you can’t miss. The movie will hit the screens on 24 October 2018.