Over the years, Bollywood – the world’s largest national cinema – has come up with hundreds of films about friendship. And why not? In An Eastern and Asian country like India, the gift of friendship is something that is treasured and cherished for eternity. This is why a lot of Bollywood films revolve around friendships. Some of these films made viewers laugh. Some of them made viewers cry. But one thing is for sure. These films made audiences all over India and the world appreciate the gift of friendship in a much deeper way.
This list reveals the 10 best Bollywood films about friendship. How many of these have you seen already
10. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
This record-breaking film was the directorial debut of Karan Johar. It depicted two stories in different periods. The first one revolved around campus friends whose friendship blossomed into a sweet romance. On the other hand, the second story was about a young daughter and her attempt to reconnect her father with his childhood friend. The film was shot in 3 different countries and was a huge success locally and abroad.
9. 3 Idiots
This gem of a Bollywood film was a resounding success both locally and abroad – having been screened in almost 50 other nations and dubbed into several foreign languages. Helmed by thespian Amir Khan, the story revolved around the eccentric but very deep friendship of Rancho, Farhan, and Raju together with their cohorts. The film was hailed as an enigmatic and inspiring piece of Indian cinema.
8. Ek Main Aur Ek Tu
Directed by Shakun Batra in his feature-film debut, the film tells the story of an architect based in Las Vegas. After a night of excessive drinking and partying, he marries an eccentric Indian woman, only to have their marriage annulled soon after. The two develop a good friendship until the architect feels a romantic attachment to his female friend. The film was praised for its comedic style and its big, big heart.
7. Dil Chahta Hai
This film was praised by critics for depicting in very realistic and humane terms, the transitions experienced by 3 male friends who find themselves at varying crossroads in their lives. Filmed in Mumbai and Sydney, this movie was written and directed by FarhanAkhtar in his feature film debut.
This comedy and coming-of-age film is about 4 friends in Delhi who are considered slackers and on the hunt for easy money. Though only a moderate hit, the people who saw this film were inspired by its hopeful message, its undeniable sense of determination, and the genuine friendship displayed in the film by the main characters.