I am a movie buff and Bollywood holds a special place in my heart. Despite criticism, that Hindi movies are over the top or divorced from reality, here are a few life lessons I learnt from them.
1. Seize the moment –
Life is too short and one never knows whether what is there today will stay the same tomorrow. As Shahrukh Khan croons “Kal ho na ho”! Geet from
Jab We met and Laila from ZNMD, also try to drive home the same point that one should live life to the fullest.
2. Always keep the faith –
Never despair in tough times for there is always a happy ending to every story. Om Shanti Om wisely propounds, ‘Hamari filmon ki tarah, hamari zindagi mein bhi, end tak sab theekh ho jata hai’. And if it’s not okay, it’s not the end!
3. Friendships are important –
A life without friends is akin to food without salt. It would be insipid. Go out and make friends that will stick by you till the end singing “Yeh dosti hum nahin todenge, todenge dam magar, tera saath na chodenge!
4. There’s a song for every mood –
No matter what your mood is, sing and express all emotions and you will feel better. As is said – “Gaana aaye ya na aaye gaana chahiye’.
5. Sometimes a hug is all it takes to heal –
Devoting time to friends and family and spreading love through a “jadoo ki jhappi” (a la Munnabhai MBBS) can go a long way solving many of our emotional problems. Just give it a try!
6. Pursue excellence not success as success is a consequence of the former –
3 idiots taught us the perils of running aimlessly in a race against others without realizing our true interests and potential.
7. Parenting Lessons –
Children are seeds that flower differently depending on the nurturing they get from their parents or teachers. Movies like Taare Zameen Par and Iqbal brought out this dimension in a thought provoking fashion paving the way for new age parenting.
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Loved this post, Prerna. What an interesting topic you have chosen. Enjoyed reading it thoroughly 🙂 #vartikasdiaryreading #myfriendalexa
Thank you Vartika. I’m glad you enjoyed it!
Good one Prerna. Loved how you added learning points from so many movies from bollywood.
Thank you Kalpana. Its simple to draw inspiration from so many little things around us.
v interesting read. thank god our movies are not just about song and dance and damsels in distress anymore.
So true Shivani! It has evolved into more meaningful cinema now. Thanks!
As a Bollywood movie buff, I LOVED reading this post! Love the freshness of your thoughts and the lessons you shared. Brilliant!
Thank you so much Mayuri. I really value your opinion!
Yes, bollywood does teaches us good lessons and the points you listed our here are some really good points.
Thanks. True that! Its upto us what we learnt and execute!
I’m also a fan of these movies..
Happy to note that!
I have so many memories linked with Bollywood songs. Your posts made me realize how true it has been for me too.
That’s wonderful Rashmi. I’m glad you could relate to my write-up.
I really loved the post, especially the friendship one, without friendship it’s not easy to have a happy life, this is what I believe
Thanks Priyal. True that!
Bollywood do have a role in our life. Especially with songs, hugs and positivism.Interesting topic.
excellent post… love listicles featuring movies.. Wish I had written this! 🙂
Thanks Roshan. You can write one too. The more the merrier!And don’t forget to share it with me. I would love to read it!
I am a movie buff myself. Loved how you described the life lessons Bollywood movies teach us. No doubt there’s so much to take from good movies. Totally adore your writing style!
Thanks so much Neha. Means a lot to me coming from a fellow blogger!
so interesting… once you look past the fluff, there is a lot to learn from masala movies too 🙂 loved the parenting lessons especially
Thanks Anks. I’m happy you could relate to these lessons!
Everyone cribs about all the unreal glossy bollywood flicks these days so this post was a breath of fresh air.
Thanks Lavanya. There’s good in everything. We just need those eyes to see it…
Those are some really good lessons you have observed.
P.S. It would be easier to read if you don’t keep the text in caps. It’s scientifically proven that all caps text is harder to read… google it 😀
Thanks for the tip Manpreet. I will fix that!
This is the best post I have read today. Loved the movies listed. I would just add one more movie to see list – lamhe which taught us that love is beyond the age factor.
OMG Sonia. Your comment just made my day! Thank you so much. I love what you write and your kind words, just took me on cloud nine. Hope to have you back here soon!
Lamhe – oh yes totally loved that one!
Thanks for sharing such great insights from Bollywood movies.
You are welcome Sumit!
so true you’ve picked the movies well and indeed there are lessons learned from media. great post
Thank you Richa