India celebrates Children’s day on 14th November every year. The day is recognised to celebrate children. It is a tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru, who was born on November 14, 1889. Jawaharlal Nehru, who was fondly called Chacha Nehru or simply Chachaji, was known for his love for children. On this day of Children’s day, let us watch some Bollywood movies on children’s day.
Movies to watch on this Children’s Day
1. Brahmachari (1968)
You will love to see Shammi Kapoor and his paltan of kids in the movie. The movie became a box office hit and acquired several awards, including Filmfare Best Movie Award.
2. Masoom (1983)
Shekhar Kapur’s Masoom is genuinely a terrific film. The triangle between Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi and Anuradha gave goosebumps to the audience. Jugal Hansraj, Aradhana and Urmila Matondkar as child actors were a treat to watch.
3. Mr India (1987)
Anil Kapoor and Sridevi stole hearts for their superb performance in the movie. The kids added much innocence and fun. Amrish Puri as Mogambo added a spark.
4. Anjali (1990)
Mani Ratnam’s Anjali is one of the masters of his craft. The movie which tells the story of a little girl that shines through and makes the movie a beautiful, heartbreakingly reminiscent drama. The story of a little girl, Anjali plays out like a children-versus-adults film for a lot of its majority, and you can’t help but root for the title character.
5. Rockford (1999)
Nagesh Kukunoor’s Rockford is a beautiful tale of coming of age film about young boys who think they’re turning into men — but who’d much rather stay boys awhile longer. The film receives positive reviews.
6. Makdee (2002)
Makdee is Vishal Bhardwaj debut film. It stars Shabana Azmi, Shweta Basu Prasad, Makrand Deshpande, Vijay Raaz and Alaap Mazgaonkar in the central roles. The film tells the story of a young girl and an alleged witch in a mansion. The movie explains the belief in witches and witchcraft across modern-day India.
7. Koi Mil Gaya (2003)
Rakesh Roshan’s Koi Mil Gaya made everyone emotional with this movie. Hrithik Roshan, the protagonist of the film, was fantastically played his role of a developmentally disabled young man who communicates with an extra-terrestrials from outer space, which leads to something marvellous and incredible. In conclusion, Hrithik along with his friends helps the alien to send him back to his world.
8. Blue Umbrella (2005)
Ace director Vishal Bhardwaj did marvellously well to adapt Ruskin Bond’s simple story into a movie. The film is about a bright girl with a colourful blue umbrella. It teaches its viewers especially the kids that even a villain doesn’t deserve cruelty or judgement.
9. Taare Zameen Par (2007)
The film brought tears to the eyes. The film represents a dyslexic child Ishaan who overcomes all obstacles. Aamir Khan who plays a pivotal role in the movie is also the director of it. He teaches Ishaan’s parents not to distinguish him from others and hence not to segregate against him.
10. Do Dooni Chaar (2010)
Habib Faisal’s film Do Dooni Chaar is about a modest schoolteacher, his wife, and their two kids who are acting out in their ways. The film wonderfully created the flavoured of Dilli.
11. I Am Kalam (2011)
Nila Madhab Panda’s I Am Kalam is an inspiring film which tells the story of a sharp Rajasthani boy who looks up to President Kalam and finds the strength and confidence to follow his dreams.
12. Stanley Ka Dabba (2011)
Amole Gupte’s Stanley Ka Dabba is about a 4th-grade student named Partho Gupte who is forced to bring tiffin by his Hindi teacher. The movie shows how he spends his time in school amidst all the difficulties.
13. Hawa Hawaii (2014)
Another children movie directed by Amole Gupte. Hawaa Hawaai will touch your heart. The plot pivots around Arjun Harishchand Waghmare played by Partho Gupte and his dream to skate.