Movies are a great source of imparting wisdom to people. Star celebrities are idolized by people, and while this extreme idolatry can be counter-intuitive, it can also be used for the better. This is the reason that movies are often used as a way to pass down important life lessons to people. Bollywood movies, in particular, do a pretty good job at inculcating values, in both, families as well as friendships.
Once you think of Bollywood movies, the one thing that comes to your mind is feelings. The chills from all the romantic scenes as well as the afterthoughts and cravings that you get after an emotional family scene, all create the most satisfying feelings in your gut. One of the things that are portrayed best, is building relationships. While the romantic relationships in these movies might not be the healthiest at times, they are still able to portray familial and platonic relationships in a healthy light.
Bollywood immediately conjures up images of love, passion, dancing, singing, stunning clothing, and compatibility in everybody’s mind. One factor contributing to this industry’s success is the ability of these movies to stir up heavy emotions in the heart of the viewers. Sure, there are some very trashy and cringy films, but there is also a tonne of wonderful ones.
With the gesture that these relationships are portrayed, they may also provide great examples of how to deal with conflicts in certain circumstances. This would include both the easy parts like the loving aspects as well as the aspects which are much harder such as fights and confrontations. A huge part of the latter aspects includes the concepts of apologizing as well as forgiveness. These can make or break relationships in real life. If people do not understand the importance of these parts, they can easily botch the very valuable companions in anybody’s life.
Movies Demonstrating The Value Of Apologizing
There have been a number of movies created in the Hindi cinema industry that are rather responsible for showing such values on the big screen. It’s never too simple to reflect on your mistakes, acknowledge them, and offer an apology. Accepting responsibility for every harmful and incorrect action requires a lot of guts and energy. It’s never too late to mature, ask for forgiveness, and accept your imperfections, though. This is a list of films that embody this quality.
1. Dil Chahta Hai
This is the original film that really soared our expectations into the sky when it came to friendship goals. The exuberant road trip as well as the unprecedented bond between all of the characters made all of us believe in the power of friendships. Our hearts, however, were genuinely broken when Akash (Aamir Khan) and Siddharth (Akshaye Khanna) quarreled and split up.
Eventually, when the first realized his error after going through a difficult period in his own life, he sincerely apologized to the latter. In the end, they remained united as they always had, which warmed our hearts.
2. Wake Up Sid
Without realizing it, we might occasionally continue to wrong the ones we care about the most, and Siddharth (Ranbir Kapoor) is one such person. His mother Sarita (Supriya Pathak), who has dedicated her entire life to him, is one of the many people he continues to disregard.
He constantly asks her not to intrude into his personal life and even leaves the house after an argument, which inevitably left his mother hurt and desolate. But one bright day, he pays her mother a brief visit, kisses her hand, and sits with her in solace. They bond over their lives by looking at their old pictures. He understood that his youth had been centered around his parents, and now it was his turn.
3. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Here is yet another movie with Ranbir Kapoor which involves issues with parents. Without a doubt, this film brought out both our laughter and our tears. Kabir called Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor), a young lad, completely disregards his parents and desires to tour the globe. His father, Sanjay (Farooq Shaikh), continued to show his affection in the most subtle ways, as do most of our fathers, by waiting for his son late at night or purchasing a bag for a hiking expedition.
He assures him that he will constantly be by his side and that he is free to pursue his interests however he pleases. The young guy, who is wracked with shame and anguish since he was unable to attend his father’s burial, realizes his error and seeks atonement from his stepmother.
4. Badhaai Ho
To be completely honest, this film must rank among the best of recent times due to its original characters and plot. Priyamvada and Jeetendra, the characters played by Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao, the most legendary desi parents ever, demonstrated that parents are human beings who may fall in love even after reaching a certain age.
While their son Nakul (Ayushmann Khurrana) began to avoid them and his friends out of embarrassment. But with time, he came to respect their mature love and caring bond, and he also taught us not to unfairly condemn our parents.
Narayan (Amitabh Bachchan), the stern head of a college, becomes increasingly hard-hearted after his daughter (Megha), played by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, kills herself because he rejects her relationship with Raj (Shah Rukh Khan), a student at his own college.
He subsequently realizes, however, that his daughter left him due to his haughtiness. In the end, he expresses regret to each person, steps down from his position, and makes amends with Raj.
6. Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
This is yet another movie with family drama. It speaks of how the ego occasionally has the power to make family members enemies. When Rahul falls head over heels in love with Anjali, disaster strikes. Yashvardhan Raichand, played by Amitabh Bachchan, detests their potential for marriage because Anjali was apparently a “poor-background woman”.
He goes ahead and makes the active decision to serve his relationship with his son Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan). However, when he understands that his son has regarded him with only respect over the years, the ice over his heart thaws and he folds his hands and requests an apology from him. We were in tears because the scene was so breathtaking.
7. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
With each of the moments and characters, the film offered us a tonne of memories and is still one of the most recognizable films of all time. Even though Arjun (Hrithik Roshan) and Imraan (Farhan Akhtar) had their own issues with one another, they never expressed them.
It just took one battle for them to express their emotions. However, when the former encounters his estranged father, his outlook on life changes. He then makes the decision to accept his long-ago error, apologize, and hug his friend with sincerity.
All of these films deal with conflicts and teach how forgiveness and apologies are noble pursuits in life. You are bound to make mistakes in life but it is the people who are around you who would always be there for you. It is only when you take accountability for your actions that you can become a better version of yourself.