9 Movies That’ll Change Your Perspective On Life

We have listed nine movies that’ll change your perspective on life. After watching these movies, you’ll never see your life the same way again.

By Saurav Ray

May 29, 2018

How often do you come across a movie that, apart from providing entertainment, changes your perspective on life? Very rarely indeed!

There are, however, some movies that have changed the perspective on the life of many viewers and have changed them for the better.

We have listed nine such movies that will change your perspective on life after you watch those. Here’s the list of the movies:

1.Tamasha (2015)

Director – Imtiaz Ali

Cast – Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Piyush Mishra,

Our minds are so conditioned by the society that we try to appear “normal”, do what is considered as “normal” and forget what we want. We have always been told what to do, what to study and how to lead lives. This movie is about the protagonist who leads a mediocre life as per the expectations of his father, boss, and colleagues and trying to appear normal. Tired of the duplicity, he sets out to find his real self and his potential to write his own story. The protagonist’s line in the movie “kahaani to apni hai na, badal dete hai" will make one realize that a person can be the master of his own destiny.

2.Queen (2014)

Director – Vikas Bahl

Cast – Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Lisa Haydon

After getting ditched by her fiancé, the protagonist of the movie, a naïve and shy girl, sets out to her honeymoon destination – Paris and Amsterdam – by herself and metamorphosed into a confident lady, finds her true potential and spirit. At the end of the movie, the protagonist hugged her ex-fiancé and thanked him before leaving him for good.

3.Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

Director – Zoya Akhtar

Cast – Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif, Kalki Koechlin

Three friends reunite for a bachelor road trip in Spain, where they get a chance to catch up after years of separation, clear up misunderstandings, repair broken relationships, face their worst fears and fall in love with life all over again. The lines in the movie “Dilon Mein Tum Apni Betabiyan Leke Chal Rahe Ho Toh Zinda Ho Tum …” will reinforce anyone’s zest for life.

4.3 Idiots (2009)

Director – Rajkumar Hirani

Cast – Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Omi Vaidya, Parikshit Sahni, Boman Irani,

The movie shows the fault in the education system where rote learning, obsession over grades, unhealthy competition and conformity are given preference over critical thinking, application, collaboration, and innovation. However, the protagonist of the movie lives by the motto of chasing excellence instead of success and encourages his friends to do so. One of his famous lines “Kabil bano … kaamyabi jhak marke tumhare piche bhaagegi”.

5.Wake Up Sid (2009)

Director – Ayan Mukerji

Cast – Ranbir Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma, Rahul Khanna, Anupam Kher, Supriya Pathak

The movie is about Sid, a pampered, happy-go-lucky, rich boy, who loves to party and idle his time away and is not interested in pursuing his studies as well as family business. One day, he leaves his parents’ house and goes on to stay with Aisha, a writer and a sorted out person, who influences, inspires and help him to find a job that he loves and take responsibility for his life.

6.Taare Zameen Par (2007)

Director – Aamir Khan

Cast – Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tisca Chopra, Vipin Sharma,

The movie is about an eight-year-old dyslexic boy who faces difficulty in reading but is gifted with great artistic talent and vivid imagination. However, his teachers and parents are unable to appreciate his innate talent and reprimand him for his poor grades. After failing the sixth standard twice, he’s sent to a boarding school where he meets an unconventional art teacher who identifies his potential and helps him to live up to it. The line – “har bachche ki apni khoobi hoti hai, apni kabiliyat hoti hai, apni chahat hoti hai” – tells that every child is unique and special.

7.Rang De Basanti (2006)

Director – Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Cast – Aamir Khan, Siddharth Narayan, Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kapoor, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Atul Kulkarni, Alice Patten

A highly relevant movie in the contemporary time, the movie is about the lives of seven youths who hesitantly became lead actors for a British filmmaker’s project on India’s freedom fighters. During the course of the filmmaking, they experienced a personal tragedy and witnessed the government’s apathy that compelled them to take laws into their own hands. A monologue of a lead character says “Zindagi jeene ke do hi tarike hote hai … ek jo ho Raha hai hone do, bardaast Karte jao … ya phir zimmedari uthao usse badalneki”.

8.Lakshya (2004)

Director – Farhan Akhtar

Cast – Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Amitabh Bachchan, Boman Irani, Om Puri

The movie is about an aimless, lazy man who casually joins the Indian Army as his friend was doing so. After realizing the hardship of an officer’s life, he absconds from the army and loses love and respect from his girlfriend and pitied by his parents. Unable to take the humiliation, he rejoins the army and shows passion, dedication, and character in the 1999 Kargil war and plays a key role in winning the war for the country.  

9.Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

Director – Farhan Akhtar

Cast – Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni, Dimple Kapadia

This is a movie about three childhood friends, who have a different take on love, life, and friendship. That result in a minor misunderstanding between two of them and the difference grew with time as neither of them was willing to apologize and reconcile first. The movie highlights the importance of friendship and there are some lines in a friendship that shouldn’t be crossed.

If you haven’t watched any of the above-listed movies already, do watch at your leisure. In a bid to change your perspective on life, watching movies is an appealing and entertaining way to do it!

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