Aug 062017

“Anjali aur Rahul ka fir se jhagda ho gaya,” this dialogue from ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ is enough to remind us of the beautiful friendship the duo shared in the film.

Ever since we remember watching Bollywood movies, friendship has always remained a vital theme. There are tons of movies which are dedicated to friendship. There are movies that have explored some complexities in friendship while some have presented the real life experience on-screen that each one of us can relate to.

Indian films have given us friendship goals over the years. Be it Jai-Veeru in ‘Sholay’ or our favourite trio in ‘Dil Chahta Hai’, B-town movies are all about special friendship and here are 12 movies that literally redefine what friendship is supposed to be like. Don’t be surprised if by the end of this list, you end up calling your BFF over and watching one of these movies: 

Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

How can a list of best Bollywood films based on friendship ever start without ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ on top? Look around and we bet your group definitely has one Akash, Sameer or Sidharth. Because these were not just characters but real people like us. This movie was the reason why we decided to reconnect with all our bygone friends.


Anand (1971)

While the above-mentioned movie is B-town’s favourite, this film is my personal favourite. ‘Anand’ isn’t just a story about random friendship but it is much beyond that. The titular role is played by Bollywood’s first superstar Rajesh Khanna who plays the role of a terminally-ill patient. Anand teaches his teacher who eventually become his friend, the true meaning of life and how one should live it to the fullest. Here’s one lesson for all of us as Anand would have said, “Babu Moshai Zindagi badi honi chahiye lambi nahi.. Maut ke darr se agar Zinda rehna chodhu, to maut kisse kehte hain? Babu Moshai jab tak zinda hoon, tab tak mara nahi hoon. Jab marr gaya, saala mein hi nahi. Toh phir darr kiss baat ka.”

This is one of those stories that will stay with you forever and ever. Don’t know about anyone else, but I am cent percent going to watch this movie tonight.


Dosti (1964)

This is one of the oldest Bollywood films that I can recall on friendship. This movie defines the saying ‘a friend in need, is a friend indeed.’ Must watch for all those who aim to understand what friendship should be all about.


3 Idiots (2009)

Is there anyone who hasn’t seen this movie? If yes, then bro you aren’t supposed to live in this world! This story of Rancho, Raju, and Farhan is all about what true friendship is supposed to be like. It’s funny, emotional, touching and a film that you can watch a zillion times. The USP of the film is the bond they share that reminds you of your gang that was exactly this way.


Sholay (1975)

“Yeh dosti hum nahin todenge. Todenge dam magar tera saath na chhodenge…..” this Bollywood classic is one of the most watched and talked films of the century. You might not have watched it but you have obviously heard about it. This tale of Jai and Veeru (played by Amitabh Bachchan and Dharmendra) is too amazing and memorable.


Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

This is the film that gave many of us friendship goals. Three friends who go out for a bachelor trip and how the journey changes the lives of Arjun, Imran and Kabir. It’s a story that touched all the right cords of our heart. This trio makes us want to take that trip and experience the change as well!


Andaz Apna Apna (1994)

It was Amar Prem’s banter that won millions of hearts. A film that we will always remember, because this is how friends are in real life!


Rock On! (2008)

This story about four friends and things that each one of them goes through is so relatable that you feel like you’re looking at your own life on the 70mm screen. How many of your friends stand by you at the time of difficulties and despite all the misunderstanding, your friendship wins? Yes, that’s what ‘Rock On’ is all about.


Munna Bhai MBBS (2003)

Have you ever seen a story of friendship between a goon and his loyal mate? Well, this is one of those stories—the chemistry between Circuit and Munna is so magnificent that you will just fall in love with these two.


Wake up Sid (2009)

This film isn’t dramatic or over the board. It’s so natural that every millennial can relate to it. It’s about Sid and Ayesha and how she makes Sid responsible, sensible and independent about things in his life. She isn’t someone who is all into him, but she is someone who stands beside him and helps him find his way.


Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani (2013)

Kabir, Naina, Aditi and Avi, this is that perfect gang that lives together and build up memories together. This film tells you how despite having everything in life if your friends are missing, your happiness is incomplete and you should value them before you regret it.


Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)

“Pyar dosti hai … agar woh meri sab se achchi dost nahin ban sakti, to main usse kabhi pyar kar hi nahi sakta … kyun ki dosti bina toh pyar hota hi nahin … simple, pyar dosti hai.”

From making Friendship’s Day famous to getting those bands in trend, this film talked about friendship in a beautiful manner. Well, yes there are some things that ruined the plot. However, we love the bromance between Anjali and Rahul.

We have listed out just a few of our favourites, but there are tons of movies that celebrate friendship and its meaning. There are many more beautiful stories. Let us know which one is your favourite and which you plan to watch to go down the memory lane.


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