Bollywood movies – My Great Teacher

I am a big fan of Bollywood movies and am not talking about the alternative or niche type of movies.

It is not that I don’t like them. I do watch them but my real interest lies in watching mainstream masala movies. What fun to watch them!!

1. Bollywood movies teach me to be positive – always! No matter what troubles you face, no matter how much deep s*** you are in, there will be a way, there will be a savior!! Superhero who will come and rescue you…tada…in the end, all is gonna be good 🙂 🙂 Never say Never…
Watch any masala movie and you ll know what I mean.
2. Bollywood movies teach me the importance of friends and the spirit of friendship – though dosts like Jai and Veeru or more recent examples like Bala and Bikram are a little too rare to find in real life but yes, great and helpful friends do exist and you need to be able to reciprocate their friendly gestures always.
3. Bollywood movies teach me how to love – Who has not copy-cat Raj / Rahul / Prem or Simran / Priya / Chandni in their youth??!! I can surely say that the tricks lovers do to meet their love, to escape parents’ strict n remote-control-eyes are many times borrowed from Bollywood movies. Ha ha.
Eg. Send girl’s BFF to her home so that she can come out of home or pretend to be a delivery boy and slips cute love note to the girl or openly declare the love right in front of the parents and so on. So much inspiration we can take from Bollywood movies.
4. I learnt F for Fashion from Bollywood movies and still learning proudly. How to wear sarees like Sridevi, how to be confident in whatever clothes like Kajol, how to look good in simple dresses like Deepika and still up the ante…Had I not watched Bollywood movies, how I would have ever known Chaandbali earrings, Silsila sarees, Patiala n Long tees and the list is too long…
5. How can I not mention the feeling of patriotism that Bollywood movies ignite in me? Remember Roja’s flag on fire scene or Chak De India and Rang De Basanti…at least that time in the cinema, I truly realize that country comes before everything!
6. Parents and kids relationship – we can take a few cues from Bollywood movies…See how the the cool Papas pamper their kids and how devoted Mamas are the epitome of love and care!! I know it is exaggerated but sometimes it is good to take a break from usual nagging and lecturing kids and just spoil them silly…
7. Bollywood movies equip me with some powerful, witty, catchy dialogs. Throw them anytime anywhere and make that big impact! Say some “bade bade deshon me aisi chhoti chhoti baaten” after committing some mistake or make a   new friend by saying “dosti me no sorry no thank you” or how about “yeh dhai kilo ka haath” when at loggerheads with someone…LOL
8. I learnt that Bollywood songs and dance can help me to express every single type of emotion…I can sing “Ae maalik tere bande hum” when am in trouble, I can sway to “aaj me upar, aasman niche” to celebrate my little achievements and I can sing “aati nahi” when my kiddo is constipated…and whoa! All this song n dance sequence makes me feel free, inspired and recharged!!
9. Lastly, it teaches me how to live life, dream big, do things in style…be it love, wedding, travel…and be happy come what may…”Hasate hasate kat jaaye raste”
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Note: this post is written in a lighter mood. We don’t subscribe and endorse the violence, sleaze and other inappropriate materials shown in the movies.

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21 comments on “Bollywood movies – My Great Teacher”

  1. Lori Reply

    This is such a nice perspective of Bollywood movies. I watched some:) I think we can learn from anything – sometimes what to do, sometimes what not to do and what not to expect.

  2. Amanda Love Reply

    I have actually never seen a Bollywood movie and after reading this I'm more intrigued now. Who would have known that they taught so many lessons in life.

  3. Shayn Summer Reply

    Is 3 idiots considered as bollywood movie? I'm just wondering. I wish I'm familiar with the movies, I've only seen view of Indian movies here. It's good that there's a lot of things it contributed in your life.

  4. lee rosales Reply

    My first bollywood movie i have watched is kama sutra. It tells about love and lies. And how to love and please your partner. 2nd is slumdog millionaire

  5. Sunshine Kelly Reply

    I love Bollywood movies too, they are vibrant with dance, songs, fashion and also the celebrities. I just watch Diwale Bollywood movie in cinema.

  6. Franc Reply

    I think Bollywood movies really show the right value of family, friends and community. They also bring a lot of lessons and festivity.

  7. Phylicia Marie Reply

    I've only watched a few Bollywood movies, and they have introduced me to the colorful culture of Indias, especially on fashion. love the sarees and the henna tattoos!

  8. Elizabeth O. Reply

    Bollywood films are so nice because they stick to the Indian culture. I rarely see films like that anymore. They have very good lessons too and a lot of music!

  9. Fred Hawson Reply

    I write about movies, but shamefully, think I have only seen one Indian film and that was "Three Idiots." I wish you can recommend the best film for the various genres you enumerated in your article above.

  10. RUSS Reply

    I have only seen a few Bollywood films but I did notice that they all have common elements i.e. the singing, dancing, vibrant colors mostly, and a good story. The few Bollywood movies I've watched all made me cry and there are always valuable lessons to bring with you.

  11. Rochkirstin Santos Reply

    I'm not so familiar with many Bollywood movies but for sure I have watched the ever so famous "3 Idiots." "Like Stars on Earth" also was a movie that made me both laugh and cry. 🙂

  12. Claire Marie Algarme Reply

    I have watched only a few Bollywood movies and now that you've mentioned it, it's true that they convey positivism. I never thought of it until I read your post and I find myself nodding in agreement.

  13. Bhushavali N Reply

    Hahahaa… Bollywood Masala movies are so much fun and stress busters always… And those love stories so cheesy!!! Everytime I expect something like that from my hubby he'll start laughing *facepalm*!!!

  14. George Felix Reply

    Hi. Nice post. I must confess that mainstream bollywood movies is something Im moving away from. Being born and brought up and still living in India, I am transitioning towards stronger acts. The Anurag Kashyap kind.
    I loved the way you listed the positive things about bollywood. That sure is a vibrant area and something many countries don't get to see.

  15. PJ Zafra Reply

    Great post. I've never watched any Bollywood movies but it sure sounds like something worth checking out. Thank you for sharing this post. Lots of interesting info. Keep it up!

  16. Raine Pal Reply

    As far as I can remember, the first movie I've watch released by Indian Film and directed by Mira Nair is KAMA SUTRA: A Tale of Love.

    Thanks for giving as knowledge/idea what is Bollywood movies all about.

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