Indian cinema is simply magic. It takes you on a rollercoaster ride. From the beautiful locations to the songs that will make you cry to peppy numbers that will make your feet tap. When a lot of them are far from reality, there are also a few handfuls of movies that actually hit home.
We at BuzzPedia have created a list of such movies. They all depict the everyday struggles of a common man.
While a few will make you cry like a baby, a few others will show you how hard it is to make dreams come true, while the rest show the innocence of childhood and much more.
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Here’s presenting 9 Indian films that feel like home:
1. Taare Zameen Par
This movie revolves around a child named Ishaan with dyslexia. While his parents never realize that, they always criticize him for his academic performance and for his unsocial behavior.
One incident makes his parents take the tough decision of sending him away to boarding school. This has a bad effect on his mental health. An art teacher Ram in his boarding school helps him uncover his true potential both academically and artistically.
This is a must-watch family movie because it throws light on the pressure that is put on a child to excel in academics.
2. 3 Idiots
A film on college life. 3 guys Farhan, Raju, and Rancho from different walks of life meet in an engineering college. They become the best of friends. This movie beautifully explores the bond of friendship.
It emphasizes how the bond of friendship can go any length even if it means being life and career-threatening.
This film will make you laugh until your stomach hurts as well as weep. It also shows how college life can be life-changing. It’s a must-watch.
Rohan is expelled from school, he returns home to a strict and tough widower father. Udaan is a coming-of-age film and also film that showcases a teenager’s mental health and struggles at home.
Rohan dreams of being a writer only to be opposed by his father who instead wants him to be an engineer. Rohan is stuck in the world of a steel factory and so are his dreams.
All while he becomes close to his stepbrother. This one deserves to be on every ‘to-watch films’ list.
Rani is excited about her wedding and the honeymoon that follows. Are you interested? But her fiance leaves her right before the wedding, shattering her heart and her dreams.
Out of anger and deep hurt, she decides to go on her honeymoon all by herself. The story revolves around her trip to Paris and Amsterdam. She discovers herself pulls herself out of her comfort zone and makes friends across borders.
This film is a must-watch, it portrays how hardship makes you a better person and makes you realize your true potential.
5. English Vinglish
Shashi, a homemaker, and sweet caterer is always mocked by her family for not being able to speak English. Many times she’s left extremely hurt, as she is taken for granted by her family.
She suddenly has to travel to New York to help her sister Many organize her daughter’s wedding. During her stay there she decided to take up an English learning course which helps her navigate through multiple hurdles.
She makes many friends and reminds her of her family. This film is a must-watch and throws light on the respect each and every housemaker deserves.
6. Village Rockstars
Set in small-town Assam, it’s a coming-of-age film. The film follows a 10-year-old girl who makes friends with a group of boys and then dreams of starting a band with the friends she makes.
The film only captures an innocent child’s dream come true while she has to come across all hiccups along the way.
The film showcases the beautiful nature of Assam. The hardships in remote areas are brought to light. It’s the true kind of film that will put a smile on your face.
A trip is taken to sort out a misunderstanding between Avinash and his friend Shaukat but a sudden twist in the plot ends up adding a teenage girl to the road trip.
What unfolds is a funny yet thought-provoking film. There’s chasing, and a mixture of every little emotion in the film.
All three experience the long-lost freedom and want to make their lives better. Funny- heart-touching film, as well as great acting. Definitely should be on your list.
8. Dear Zindagi
Kaira, a cinematographer, is suffering from insomnia. She goes through a career downfall as well as a relationship hardship. She then requests Dr. Jahangir Khan to treat her.
He then uses a method without any conventions to treat her. The treatment makes her realize that it’s her life and what makes it worth it is the fact that a little bit of everything is needed to complete it.
It teaches everyone that life is short and it’s definitely not easy, we shouldn’t be hard on ourselves. Just say Love you Zindagi and move on!
An 11-year-old boy loses his father and to add to that his mother is transferred. He has a tough time coping and making sense of everything. The constant dread of his father leaving him and his mother.
He tries to make sense of a world that doesn’t seem to make sense. While he tries to fit into a gang in the school he studies in, his widow’s mother tries to fit into her Sarkari office.
The name literally means ‘Fort‘. The boy with his gang of friends explores the fort while trying to come to terms with what is happening in their lives.
Many movies fail to bring out the beautiful essence of life and many are far from reality. All of the films above have a major fan following because they all hit home.
They all depict the realities that we live in our day-to-day lives and many of them are heart-touching and thought-provoking. We hope the above films leave a smile on your face!