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Happy Children’s Day: Celebrate the day with THESE six heartwarming tales

Taare Zameen Par, The Blue Umbrella and Chillar Party are some films that we recommend you watch this Children’s Day.

Happy Children’s Day: Celebrate the day with THESE six heartwarming tales
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Last Updated: 10.12 AM, Nov 14, 2022

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Children’s Day brings with it a nostalgia of heartwarming films that take us on a roller coaster ride of emotions. And Bollywood films told a number of stories centered around children that provide us with valuable life lessons as well. From introducing previously unheard themes like dyslexia to popular culture or just conveying a tale of a Japanese umbrella, these films are guaranteed to keep you captivated. These compelling narratives have also left a lasting impression on the audience's mind.

Here are a few must-watch films that you must not miss on Children’s Day.

Taare Zameen Par
Taare Zameen Par

Taare Zameen Par

The Aamir Khan and Amole Gupte-directed film is a heartwarming tale of a dyslexic kid, Ishaan and his struggles to keep up with students of his same age. The film depicts the inner turmoil he goes through while separating from his mother and joining a boarding school. The movie will make you shed tears.

Where to watch this: Netflix

The Blue Umbrella
The Blue Umbrella

The Blue Umbrella

Helmed by Vishal Bhardwaj, this 2005 film is adapted from Ruskin Bond’s 1980 novel of the same name. A story about innocence, greed and remorse, it is a touching tale of a young girl Binya who finds a blue Japanese umbrella and the chaos that surfaces in the village due to the umbrella. The experience and enchanting beauty of Kashmir are sure to make it a great experience for you this Children’s Day.

Where to watch this:  Disney+Hotstar

Stanley Ka Dabba
Stanley Ka Dabba

Stanley Ka Dabba

The 2011 Amole Gupte-directed comedy-drama is one of the must-watch films of Indian cinema. The story is about a young child, Stanley, who gets in trouble in school for not bringing a lunchbox to school. The event leads up to his teacher’s resignation and the revelation about Stanley’s familial condition. Stanley’s journey is unmissable.

Where to watch this:  Disney+Hotstar

Bhoothnath
Bhoothnath

Bhoothnath

The 2008 horror comedy by Vivek Sharma features an ensemble cast of  Amitabh Bachchan, Juhi Chawla, Aman Siddiqui, Priyanshu Chatterjee and Rajpal Yadav and Shah Rukh Khan in a cameo appearance. The blockbuster film focuses on Banku and his old friend Bhoothnath (Amitabh). The film is a tale of a friendship between Banku and Bhootnath which eventually leads to revelations about the latter’s death. The success of the film meant its sequel, Bhootnath 2.

Where to watch this:  Disney+Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, SonyLiv and MX Player

Chillar Party photo 4
Chillar Party photo 4

Chillar Party

Helmed by Nitesh Tiwari and Vikas Bahl, Chillar Party is a tale about a children’s gang and their mission of saving a local dog from politicians’ evil plans. The comedy film won the National Film Award for Best Children's Film in 2011 due to its impeccable storyline. The film is a fun ride that you must not miss.

Where to watch this: Netflix

I Am Kalam
I Am Kalam

I Am Kalam

Nila Madhab Panda’s 2011 drama, I Am Kalam is an inspirational tale about a young boy, Chotu who is denied education due to his family’s financial circumstances but aspires to be like former President, APJ Abdul Kalam. The film showcases aspirations, ambition and friendship through the story of a young kid. You must not miss this cinematic marvel.

Where to watch this: Amazon Prime Video

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