Friendship Day: 7 must-watch Bollywood films on friendship that you can watch on OTT platforms
From Kai Po Che to 3 Idiots and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara – let’s revisit the evergreen films that portray the nuances of friendship
Kai Po Che
Kai Po Che is a 2013 sports drama about life, career, and friendships. Directed by Abhishek Kapoor, it was the debut of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Along with him, Rajkumar Rao, Amit Sadh and Amrita Puri are seen in the lead roles.
Adapted from Chetan Bhagat’s 2008 novel, The 3 Mistakes of My Life, the film is set in the surroundings of Ahmedabad. It delves into the lives of three friends, Ishaan Bhatt (Sushant), Omkar Shastri (Amit) and Govind Patel (Rajkumar). The film focuses on the basic premise of three friends wanting to start their own sports company. The movie follows their ambition, their heartbreaks and political turmoils that affect their lives and dreams.
The film bagged many awards and was a big box office success. The movie is now streaming on Netflix.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, the 2011 release, was a huge box office success. Directed by Zoya Akhtar and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, the film features an ensemble cast with Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Kalki Koechlin and Katrina Kaif in lead.
Filmed in Spain, India, Egypt, and the United Kingdom, it is a story of a friendcation of Hrithik, Farhan and Abhay. They reunite for a road trip after a long time. The trip takes them on an emotional roller coaster ride. They fight with each other, apologise and reunite.
The film very subtly portrays the complexities of human relationships and that is what stands out in this Zoya Akhtar's directorial Zindagi Na Milegi Dobra which is now streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety is a romantic comedy-drama released in 2018. The Luv Ranjan-directed movie stars Kartik Aaryan (Sonu), Nushratt Bharuccha (Sweety), and Sunny Singh (Titu) in lead roles. The film also has Alok Nath and Ishita Raj Sharma in supporting roles with a special appearance of Sonnalli Seygall.
The blockbuster drama revolves around the friendship of Sonu and Titu. Their friendship is interrupted due to the presence of Sweety in between. The film takes the audience through different emotions – happiness, heartbreak and betrayal. It showcases how human relations evolve and develop.
The film is a must-watch for all buddies and is now available on Amazon prime Video.
The 2013 comedy-drama is directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba. The film features Pulkit Samrat, Ali Fazal, Manjot Singh, Varun Sharma, Richa Chadda, Priya Anand and Vishakha Singh in lead roles with Pankaj Tripathi in the supporting cast.
The plotline of the story revolves around the Delhi-based duo played by Varun as Chucha and Pulkit as Hunny. Their aspiration of becoming rich gets complicated as they interact with other characters. The film very fluently shows the real-life problems of an average citizen and how they put up with them. The struggle of daily survival and maintaining social relationships with others is what the movie tries to showcase through its interesting plotline and direction.
The movie has a sequel as Fukrey 2 which too was a box office hit. You can watch the movie on Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and Hotstar.
Jaane Tu..Ya Jaane Na
The 2008 blockbuster Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na is a romcom directed by Abbas Tyrewala. The movie features Imran Khan and Genelia Deshmukh (then D'Souza) in lead roles.
The movie takes a unique narrative while taking us through the lives of Jay and Aditi, played by Imran and Genelia respectively. The story revolves around the friendship that Jay, Aditi and their other friends share.
From thrill, emotion and excitement – the film has everything that a Bollywood drama needs to have. It promises plenty of nostalgic moments about the friendships that you have had. The romantic comedy is available on Netflix.
The comedy-drama features Aamir Khan, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi and Kareena Kapoor Khan in lead roles. The 2009 release is directed by Rajkumar Hirani and is loosely adapted from Chetan Bhagat’s Five Point Someone.
The film features the friendship between the trio of Rancho (Aamir), Farhan (Madhavan) and Raju (Sharman) – three friends from an esteemed engineering college. The film is a mixed bag of every human emotion and it brings back all the good memories that you have spent with your friends.
From late-night studies to failing in class and finally getting a job – the film covers it all. It is a perfect depiction of hostel life and college friendship.
The film is now available on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.
Dil Chahta Hai
Another Aamir Khan-starrer, Dil Chata Hai is a cult classic in the Hindi film industry. The 2001 romcom is directed by Farhan Akhtar. The film features Aamir Khan as Aakash, Akshay Khanna as Sid and Saif Ali Khan as Sameer. The film also features Preity Zinta and Dimple Kapadia.
The coming-of-age story revolves around the lives of these three friends. The emotion-packed drama focuses on the individual lives of these three separately while also depicting the warmth they have for themselves.
The story is seeped into realism and brings out the nuances of human relationships. The film showcases how relationships are eternal and worthwhile. It keeps your attention grabbed and takes you deep into the trio's world. The movie is now available on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix.
Last Updated: 05.50 PM, Jul 30, 2022