In these difficult times, OTT platforms have emerged to be our only source of regular entertainment. With a diverse range of light movies, this has become a popular coping mechanism for most young people. In order to insert a little joy in your monotonous schedule, here is a list of top 5 feel-good Bollywood films that you could watch while isolating.
Dil Dhadakne Do
The 2015 comedy drama revolves around the Mehras, a dysfunctional family who invite their friends and relatives to a cruise, marking the parents’ 30th marriage anniversary. What is supposed to be a grand affair turns out to be a mess of emotions as they confront each other, saying things they should’ve said earlier. Even with all the drama, the multi-starrer entertainer manages to leave behind a feeling of love and acceptance.
Bareilly Ki Barfi
The 2017 rom-com is a small-town story featuring a free-spirited protagonist, Bitti. After encountering Chirag and Pritam, her life takes an unexpected turn as she is battling with her emotions, trying to figure out who’s the right one. The everyday lives of these people, coupled with occasional banters, is what you need to watch on a dull day. Everything about this movie is so uplifting and it shares the right dose of sunshine.
Released in 2016, the movie shares the story of Kaira, a budding cinematographer struggling with mental health issues. While going through the lowest phase of her life, sleep-deprived Kaira decides to consult an eccentric psychologist – Dr. Khan. This impromptu decision helps her gain a new perspective towards life and relationships. What makes this movie great is the inclusion of relatable traits that we often tend to ignore.
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
The 2013 rom-com revolves around a group of school friends who go on a trekking trip. During the tour, Naina and Kabir start falling for each other but are unable to confess their feelings before departing. After chasing their own dreams, they meet at a friend’s extravagant wedding. The overall storyline of ambitions versus bonds is brilliantly explored and the movie ends on a good note, leaving behind a warm hug.
The 2014 comedy drama follows the typical opposites attract trope. Bohemian physiotherapist Mili is invited to treat a paralysed royal. There she stumbles upon a handsome young Rajput prince, Vikram and falls in love. What happens next is a series of hilarious events as they both begin to acknowledge the spark. This fun movie is set to beat the lockdown blues as you would have a large smile by the end of it.
Written By: Maisha Islam Monamee
Maisha Islam Monamee is a freelance journalist. Apart from writing for The Daily Star, Monamee likes to read her way through life’s little problems. Follow her, @monameereads on Instagram.