Films are considered to be a reflection of society. Where there are some movies whose purpose is only to entertain, there are also various movies which can teach some valuable life lessons to their viewers. Today we are going to witness some Bollywood movies which give us some strong life lessons and inspire us to focus on our professional and career goals.
Following are 14 such Bollywood movies
1. Lagaan (Ashutosh Gowariker, 2001)
Lagaan is a story about the people of a small village. The villagers were burdened by high taxes, and so they stake their future on a game of cricket against the arrogant British officers. The film shows how even the inexperienced people when working for a cause larger than themselves, can work in synergy and turn things over.
2. Swades (Ashutosh Gowariker, 2004)
The film revolves around how SRK struggles to generate electricity for his village. Shahrukh Khan who is the film’s protagonist is a bright young scientist working as a project manager in NASA. He comes to his village, to find his childhood nanny. The film displays the protagonist’s meaningful yet straightforward quest to generate electricity for his village.
3. Lakshya (Farhan Akhtar, 2004)
The flick tells us that it is not wrong to be confused about the selection of career. It also shows that it is absolutely fine to take the time to select one for yourself. However, The movie also gives a significant message that once you make your career choice, you have to stick by it for your life. Lakshya tells that you have to be honest towards your chosen career and you have to love your occupation.
4. Iqbal (Nagesh Kukunoor, 2005)
Iqbal is a movie about cricket. The film shows how determination and hard work takes you to the place that you deserve. It also teaches us that though we face hardship while acquiring our passion but we must not sit back and accept failure. We should keep on putting our efforts to reach our goal.
5. Guru (Mani Ratnam, 2007)
The movie Guru is for those people who dream of getting into the world of business and wants to become a successful businessman. The movie teaches that business is a shrewd trade. If you have that business intelligence and can stay honest at the same time, you can definitely become a successful businessman.
6. Chak De India (Shimit Amin, 2007)
It is a sports drama film and is about a strong-minded women’s hockey team which wins the world championship against all the odds. The film teaches how one should go beyond petty differences and work for the larger goal. Planning, goal setting, coordination, team building, discipline, strategy, hard work, motivation, time and stress management are some of the many skills that the flick teaches us.
7. Wake Up Sid (Ayan Mukerji, 2009)
For me, the movie is one of the best Bollywood movies that Hindi film industry has ever made. Wake Up Sid teaches us some critical perspectives on life like career selection and being responsible towards everything. This movie shows us that no matter what, we must follow our passion and pursue.
8. 3 Idiots ( Rajkumar Hirani, 2009)
This movie which is a milestone for Indian cinema has a high impact on the minds of students, professionals, and mentors. This movie gives us a powerful message, which was “Success ke peeche mat bhago. Kabil bano, success to jhak marke peeche ayegi!” And, if you follow this success mantra for your vocation, you will sure to reach your goal.
9. Rocket Singh: Salesman Of The Year (Shimit Amin, 2009)
The movie teaches us some beautiful lessons about professional life. The most important lesson that the film delivered is that the main formula behind any successful business is to please your customer. After all, the customer is always right. If you follow this as your career mantra, you will definitely do wonders in business & profession.
10. Band Baaja Baraat (Maneesh Sharma, 2010)
The film revolves around two fresh college graduates who don’t know each other, and team up to start a wedding planning business. The most important message of the film is that entrepreneurs should know how to separate their personal and professional life.
11. Udaan (Vikramaditya Motwane, 2010)
Udaan is a very inspiring movie. One of the best Bollywood movies of 2010, Udaan teaches us multiple lessons. It tells you that it’s not your fault if your background is not helpful for your growth and ambitions, but it is your fault if you do nothing to change it.
12. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, 2013)
The film is based on the life of ‘The Flying Sikh’, Sardar Milkha Singh. This movie has a lot to leave a great impact on your career, and it tells you that nothing is impossible for the mind that keeps the faith and stays focused towards the goal. The flick also teaches us to keep honest towards our goal and never eye other’s thing with greed.
13. Mary Kom (Omung Kumar, 2014)
Mary Kom is a biopic, which represents the life journey of Olympic medalist Mary Kom. The movie shows how Mary Kom defeated all hurdles that came into her way to achieve success in life. The film tells that one must treat the barriers as motivators.
14. M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (Neeraj Pandey, 2016)
The movie is based on Indian cricketer M. S. Dhoni. This film is also an example where you will find how Dhoni struggles to reach his goal in life ultimately. A valuable lesson that the film tells us is how you should accept your failures and start learning from your mistakes.
All these Bollywood movies display the best message which we all must learn. If you learn these mantras in life for your career, you will definitely become a successful person, and no one can stop you to achieve your goal in life.