Bollywood has been flying us to dreamland of our teenage years through its films, where we dive in the pool of nostalgia and reminisce the figments of some unforgettable memories. It’s been forever now that we become victims of Bollywood’s nostalgic attacks.
Bollywood have more often than not proved to be the best source to relive the best moments of our lives through protagonists.
Some movies that have successfully flown us to our college days are:
- Kuch Kuch Hota hai
Karan Johar’s Hindi romantic-comedy drama, staring Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukherjee and Kajol, portrays life of three young protagonists trapped in a love triangle where friendship is at stake on one hand and love on other. The movie has been making us weep and nostalgic since 1998. KKHH portrays life of two best friends in college, Anjali and Rahul. The film is a complete package of all fun memories and pranks of our college life. The basket-Ball matches between Rahul and Anjali, their undying bond of friendship, The friendship day celebrations and pranks they play on freshers, for instance, the way Rahul made Tina (Principle’s daughter) sing when she newly joined. This movie is perfect to keep us hooked and increase our longing for our college days.
Mrighdeep Singh Lamba’s Hindi Comedy, starring four ‘fukrey’, Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma, Ali Faizal and Manjot singh along with Richa chadda, Vishakha Singh and Priya Anand. Film revolves around the four protagonists who are dealing with their own life issues and struggling to make their dreams come true. The film is based on storyline of how young generation gets lured by essence of money and then how later they take the right path and fulfil their dreams.
"Bhai mera na ek sapna hai...jab hamara college ka pehla din hoga na...dono bhai ghode pe jayegen college...tu safed gode pe..main kale pe... Bhai ladkiyan mar mitegen hum dono pe
- 3 Idiots
RajKumar Hirani’s Comedy Drama has Aamir Khan, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor, Boman Irani among others. Five Point Someone, a novel by Chetan Bhagat, inspired film revolves around 3 Protagonist who end up in an engineering college and happen to be roommates, who later turn out to be best of friends. The movie is perfect example of the hostel life and the memories that is woven during college days. The pranks played, the lessons learnt and friends made are moments that stick to us forever. The movie gives a lifetime lesson for all students to pursue what they dream of and they will surely succeed.
- Main Hoon na
Farah Khan’s directorial debut staring Shah Rukh Khan, Amrita Rao, Zayed Khan among others as main cast, is the film about how a mission leads Shah Rukh Khan in the college where young, full of life, students study and how he indulges himself in their lifestyle along with keeping par with his mission.
The movie is about the bond that a college atmosphere creates and how the life with friends inside the premises of your college is more often than not fun and memorable.
- Jaane Tu…ya jaane na
Abbas Tyrewala’s directorial debut, staring Imran Khan, Genelia D’souza as protagonist among others, is the film based on college best friends and their college life journey from love to separation and back to things falling back in their places. In short, the movie is sketch out of a college student emotions and phases they go through.
- 2 States
Abhishek Varman’s Indian romantic drama, staring Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt as main lead is the film about IIM-A, where the two main leads meet, gradually become friends and live some of the best moments during college festivals, studying sessions and nearby tea stalls.
Agar suddenly ek saath sab kuch theek ho jaaye ... toh life bahut boring ho jaati hai
- Rang De Basanti
Rakesh Omprakash Mehra’s magnum opus, starring ensemble cast comprising Aamir Khan, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kunal Kapoor, Siddharth Narayan, Soha Ali Khan among others was the best storyline describing how easy and fun life is till you are pursuing college. The movie describes how the friends made in college turn out to be college for life, standing in thick and thins of life.
Remo D’Souza’s Indian comedy drama starring Jackky Bhagnani, Puja Gupta, Chandan Roy Sanyal and Angad Bedi along with other artists in supporting role, is a film that does not fail to sketch out the already known fact, ‘Follow your dreams and pursue your skill’. The movie revolves around some academically failed students who otherwise excel in co-curricular activities and after a lot of struggle, they are finally able to fit norms of society and their motive in one frame.
Divya Khosla’s romantic drama is based on friendships and love, which can be easily derived from its name. Himanshu Kohli and Rakul Preet Singh’s starrer describes the life of college students, how keen boys are to move around girls’ hostel and how the college becomes one of the most crucial part of student’s life. The friendships that blossom in college gradually and how they turn out to stand for each other and for the colleges’ reputation at the end.
- Student of the Year
Karan Johar’s one of the most successful hits witnesses the acting debut of Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra. The movie gave perfect goals to every school kid. From college atmosphere, to events, to the friend circle and quarrels between the same. The movie was one of the most talked about amongst teenagers for the college life portrayed by Johar.
Mani Ratnam’s political drama which has Ajay Devgan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vivek Oberoi, Rani Mukherjee, Kareena Kapoor amongst other artists, focuses on college politics and elections wherein students in order to keep politicians out of it, join politics to fight and change the society for better.
- Wake up Sid
Ayan Mukherji’s Comical Drama starring Ranbir Kapoor and Konkana Sen is the film that revolves
- Ishq Vishq
Ken Ghosh’s romantic drama featuring Shahid Kapoor, Amrita Rao and Shehnaz Treasurywala portrayed the usual friendship and love tiff forming a love triangle. The movie is based on life of college students and how their life goes around in college. Some moments including the event preparation, the college trip, the canteen fun is enough to throw us back in pool of nostalgia and make us long for our college days.
- Dil Dosti etc.
Manish Tiwari’s directorial featuring ensemble of cast comprising of Shreyas Talpade and Imaad Shah amongst others, portrays the college life of two students who see life through different prospects. The movie simply defines the two set of people amongst many that we witness in our college life. Where one happens to be carefree and believe in living his life to fullest, other is focused on winning college elections and become something in life. The story is pure relatable drama for every college student.
Bollywood is our forever companion for providing us with baits to get into nostalgic trap and looking back at the history, the story writers are still not losing the plot of nostalgia to sell their film to public.