In Pics: 10 Bollywood films to watch on International Day of Happiness

20-Mar-2015
  • This delightful film speaks about how beauty is beyond what you see and will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy. Be it the script that throws unexpected laughs, or the character of the overweight Sandhya (Bhumi Pednekar), and her relationship with her husband Prem (Ayushmann Khurrana), the film is sure to charm you.

    This delightful film speaks about how beauty is beyond what you see and will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy. Be it the script that throws unexpected laughs, or the character of the overweight Sandhya (Bhumi Pednekar), and her relationship with her husband Prem (Ayushmann Khurrana), the film is sure to charm you.

  • Remember the scene where Rani (Kangna Ranaut) is dancing on a bar counter and she takes off her sweater? You would expect her to throw the sweater in style, but she puts it inside her bag instead. It is such endearing moments that stay with you forever. 'Queen' is a montage of such moments. While a story unravels on screen, you are sure to develop one of your own with Rani as you join her in a fascinating journey of her self-discovery. Pic/Santa Banta

    Remember the scene where Rani (Kangna Ranaut) is dancing on a bar counter and she takes off her sweater? You would expect her to throw the sweater in style, but she puts it inside her bag instead. It is such endearing moments that stay with you forever. 'Queen' is a montage of such moments. While a story unravels on screen, you are sure to develop one of your own with Rani as you join her in a fascinating journey of her self-discovery. Pic/Santa Banta

  • The film is not as much about English, as it is about learning to respect yourself. The timid and demure Shashi (Sridevi) learns English, of course, but also learns to love herself. Pic/Santa Banta

    The film is not as much about English, as it is about learning to respect yourself. The timid and demure Shashi (Sridevi) learns English, of course, but also learns to love herself. Pic/Santa Banta

  • Stellar star cast. Breath-taking locations. Dash of poetry. Adventures. 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' takes these elements and dishes out a rollercoaster ride of emotions that will keep you entertained. Scenes where Imran (Farhan Akhtar) and Kabir (Abhay Deol) get together to tease Arjun (Hrithik Roshan) about his obsession with work and the one where Hrithik mimics Doordarshan's signature tune are sure to stay with you after the end credits begin to roll. Pic/Santa Banta

    Stellar star cast. Breath-taking locations. Dash of poetry. Adventures. 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' takes these elements and dishes out a rollercoaster ride of emotions that will keep you entertained. Scenes where Imran (Farhan Akhtar) and Kabir (Abhay Deol) get together to tease Arjun (Hrithik Roshan) about his obsession with work and the one where Hrithik mimics Doordarshan's signature tune are sure to stay with you after the end credits begin to roll. Pic/Santa Banta

  • It tells the story of the happy-go-lucky and lazy Sid (Ranbir Kapoor) who loves living life his way: no studies, no responsibilities and no pressures. What happens 
when he meets a career-oriented Ayesha (Konkona Sen Sharma) who has just arrived in Mumbai? 'Wake Up Sid' is one of those rare Bollywood flicks that feels real. The way Mumbai has been captured on celluloid will make you fall in love with the city all over again. Pic/Santa Banta

    It tells the story of the happy-go-lucky and lazy Sid (Ranbir Kapoor) who loves living life his way: no studies, no responsibilities and no pressures. What happens when he meets a career-oriented Ayesha (Konkona Sen Sharma) who has just arrived in Mumbai? 'Wake Up Sid' is one of those rare Bollywood flicks that feels real. The way Mumbai has been captured on celluloid will make you fall in love with the city all over again. Pic/Santa Banta

  • There is not a single dull moment in this charming romantic comedy 'Jab We Met'. As the shy and reserved Aditya (Shahid Kapoor) warms up to the cheerful chatterbox Geet (Kareena Kapoor Khan), you can't help but feel all warm and fuzzy. You fall in love with the characters, their love story and their adventures. Pic/Santa Banta

    There is not a single dull moment in this charming romantic comedy 'Jab We Met'. As the shy and reserved Aditya (Shahid Kapoor) warms up to the cheerful chatterbox Geet (Kareena Kapoor Khan), you can't help but feel all warm and fuzzy. You fall in love with the characters, their love story and their adventures. Pic/Santa Banta

  • The film revolves around Ishaan's (Darsheel Safary) dyslexia and how his sir Nikumbh (Aamir Khan) tries to help him overcome it. Right from the film's title to its approach towards the subject, every aspect celebrates life. It will make you, too, feel special. Pic/Santa Banta

    The film revolves around Ishaan's (Darsheel Safary) dyslexia and how his sir Nikumbh (Aamir Khan) tries to help him overcome it. Right from the film's title to its approach towards the subject, every aspect celebrates life. It will make you, too, feel special. Pic/Santa Banta

  • Your eyes are fixed on the goal. You are glued to your seat. It is the finale. Will India's women's hockey team win the World Championship? It is in such moments of intense suspense that you lose yourself. Only to realise, after the euphoria of celebration has ebbed, that it is just a film. But one that gets everyone talking about Indian hockey and 
girl power. Pic/Santa Banta

    Your eyes are fixed on the goal. You are glued to your seat. It is the finale. Will India's women's hockey team win the World Championship? It is in such moments of intense suspense that you lose yourself. Only to realise, after the euphoria of celebration has ebbed, that it is just a film. But one that gets everyone talking about Indian hockey and girl power. Pic/Santa Banta

  • Here's a story of a deaf and mute lad whose ambition is to play for India's national cricket team. The film isn't as much about cricket as it is about working towards your goal despite all odds. If 'Iqbal' doesn't inspire you to chase your dream, nothing will. Pic/Santa Banta

    Here's a story of a deaf and mute lad whose ambition is to play for India's national cricket team. The film isn't as much about cricket as it is about working towards your goal despite all odds. If 'Iqbal' doesn't inspire you to chase your dream, nothing will. Pic/Santa Banta

  • It is this film that introduced us to 'jadoo ki jhappi' and made it a nation-wide phenomenon. It is also this film that might have made you add words like chirkut, maamu, bhai and the phrase “carrom ramvanu, juice pivanu, majja ni life” to your conversations. There is something charming and delightful about simplistic dialogues and clean humour, and Sanjay Dutt's 'Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.' is an ode to it. Pic/YouTube

    It is this film that introduced us to 'jadoo ki jhappi' and made it a nation-wide phenomenon. It is also this film that might have made you add words like chirkut, maamu, bhai and the phrase “carrom ramvanu, juice pivanu, majja ni life” to your conversations. There is something charming and delightful about simplistic dialogues and clean humour, and Sanjay Dutt's 'Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.' is an ode to it. Pic/YouTube

  • If you want more titles to spread the joy, here are some other Bollywood films that are sure to light up your day: 'Barfi!' (2012), '3 Idiots' (2009), 'Dor' (2006), 'Dil Chahta Hai' (2001), 'Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke' (1993), 'Angoor' (1982), 'Khoobsurat' (1980), 'Golmaal' (1979), 'Chupke Chupke' (1975), 'Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi' (1958)

    If you want more titles to spread the joy, here are some other Bollywood films that are sure to light up your day: 'Barfi!' (2012), '3 Idiots' (2009), 'Dor' (2006), 'Dil Chahta Hai' (2001), 'Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke' (1993), 'Angoor' (1982), 'Khoobsurat' (1980), 'Golmaal' (1979), 'Chupke Chupke' (1975), 'Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi' (1958)

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