In today’s world, things have become so fast that we hardly get some quality time for ourselves. The rush causes a lot of tension and stress, and we constantly seek out remedies to balance it out and de-stress ourselves. For some, it is travel while for others it might be shopping. For some folks like us, it can be watching a feel-good movie that kind of motivates us and keeps our spirits high. It is not necessary that it will be a comedy but it will surely boost your energy.
We are listing down some of such modern Bollywood movies which can act as stress busters and are feel-good by nature. If you are feeling sad, depressed, frustrated, or angry just relax on your sofa and start watching any of these movies. For sure, the world will start to appear a better place.
1. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (ZNMD)
Zoya Akhtar will fall in the category of one of those recent directors who tend to make feel-good movies, Raju Hirani being on top of the list. ZNMD is definitely one the best movies among these where 3 friends rediscover themselves over a trip. It is a movie that you can rely on again and again to get positive vibes. And as you watch it, you feel involved with the elements of the film. The direction, the acting, the songs, the locations, and most importantly the poetry of the movie are brilliant and are cohesive forces to bind the audience.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (ZNMD)
2. 3 Idiots
As mentioned, Raju Hirani has mastered the art of making feel-good movies with a good mix of comedy and emotions, and the audience has constantly given thumbs up to his style of movies. 3 Idiots, an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s Five point Someone, is made on a similar template. With Aamir Khan perfecting his role, this movie was a blockbuster and falls into the category of movies that families can watch again and again.
3. Munnabhai MBBS
The start of the journey for Raju Hirani in the feel-good genre began with Munnabhai MBBS and it gave a fresh start to Sanjay Dutt too in the comedy arena. Everyone across age groups loved this movie for the sheer happiness it brought to the audience while watching. The pair of Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi as Munna and Circuit became a huge hit. This prompted Raju Hirani for further sequels. Only 1 could be made though which too was a big hit. Fans still hope for the Munnabhai Franchise to be reborn and give them moments of joy and hope.
4. Dear Zindagi
A fresh movie with an amazing on-screen pair of SRK and Alia playing their age groups, Dear Zindagi became a popular hit with a lot of young folks relating to it. It handled a tough topic in a way that the feel-good factor emerged well towards the end. The music of Amit Trivedi too was an important glue in the movie.
5. Dil Chahta hai
Dil Chahta Hai was a movie ahead of its time and that might be the reason for it not working at the Box office. But the directorial debut of Farhan Akhtar had a huge fan following and attained a cult status eventually. Zoya Akhtar later used a similar theme around 3 best friends for ZNMD which eventually was a bigger hit. If you watch Dil Chahta Hai in today’s times you can appreciate the maturity of Farhan in his early days.
Dil Chahta hai
6. Khosla ka Ghosla
Khosla ka Ghosla directed by Dibakar Banerjee is one of the most brilliant Comical Satire ever made with a set of excellent actors in Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Ranveer Shorey and Vinay Pathak. You will not feel bored anytime even though you might be watching it for the umpteenth time.
Khosla ka Ghosla
If we mention Queen as a major milestone in Indian Cinema it won’t be an exaggeration. It brilliantly showcased a unique story with a female lead which a lot of filmmakers consider risky. But Queen was perfect in every sense and hit the bull’s eye. It was a big hit and was a major factor in the turnaround of Kangana Ranaut’s career.
8. Wake up Sid
Wake Up Sid, the directorial debut of Ayan Mukerji, is a movie that targets the confused young Indians most of whom do stuff just because the society is doing it or someone has told them to do it without actually knowing what they like. This core topic told in a light-hearted way made the movie a popular one with a feel-good factor to it. Again the music of this movie was a USP that held the movie together.
Wake up Sid
9. Do dooni chaar
Do Dooni Chaar is a hidden gem in Bollywood. Most of the folks came to know about it when it won a national award. And it indeed was worth an award. A simple story told brilliantly and carried on the able shoulders of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor. It showed the daily struggles of a middle-class family and how they cope with them valuing their principles more than the immediate material gains.
Do dooni chaar
10. English Vinglish
One of the last few movies of Sridevi, English Vinglish too was a simple relatable story that struck the right chord with the audience. The pressure of knowing and speaking English as a language is so much for many people in different situations and belonging to different classes. English Vinglish dealt with this in a light-hearted way which gave the audience a joy to watch and a lesson to take back.
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