Time passed away, but we are still not over the duration when Bollywood released some of the iconic films that made our childhood and youth even more memorable. These movies were also the ones that gave us a hint about life beyond our innocent thoughts and taught us about friendship and love. Most of us still cherish the memory of sitting with our family on a lazy Sunday and watching whichever film was played on the narrow list of channels that were available back then. So, let's take a look back at some of the films that will surely remind us of the time when our lives were easy, stress-free, and uncomplicated.
Andaz Apna Apna
Initially, Andaz Apna Apna received an average response from the audience but over time, it became a cult classic for the millennials. The film is still remembered for its iconic dialogues and its unforgettable characters like Crime Master Gogo and Teja. Directed by
, the film follows the hilarious and confusion-filled journey of Amar and Prem. They cross paths while traveling to Ooty and discover they have something in common. So, the strangers who newly turned into friends set out to achieve their similar goal of marrying a wealthy heiress and, along the way, meet two young women Raveena and Karishma.
2. Koi... Mil Gaya
Starring Hrithik Roshan and
, the movie follows Down-syndrome-diagnosed Rohit who meets Nisha, and they inadvertently summon a spacecraft of aliens. But during their hasty return, a single alien is left behind in the woods and discovered by Rohit. Now he has to hide the extra-terrestrial from the cops and the townspeople, but with his friends having his back, Rohit vows to send the alien back to his world.
Main Hoon Na
Main Hoon Na had undoubtedly raised our expectations about college life when we first watched it. Revolving around a dangerous mission assigned to Major Ram, the movie is a beautiful blend of action, comedy-drama, and romance. It also marks the directorial debut of
4. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Karan Johar’s directorial Kuch Kuch Hota Hai is an iconic movie in the Bollywood industry, and your childhood is not complete if you haven't watched it. The film included the classic dialogue, “Pyaar Dosti hai” which still has the power to make us swoon.
Dhoom, an action thriller film released in 2004, revolves around a headstrong cop who has been delegated a task to catch a defrauding motorbike gang. The film certainly deserved all the hype since it gave us a relatable character like Ali and exhilarating bike chases on highways. Also, we know you would be lying if you say you haven't strutted to the movie's head-bobbing soundtrack.
Today, a well-known icon on meme pages, Welcome is undoubtedly the movie that you remember watching with your family on a lazy Sunday. The film had an unbeaten ensemble consisting of
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Taare Zameen Par
2007 was an excellent year for the Bollywood industry with a competitive clash between Akshay Kumar’s Welcome and Aamir Khan’s Taare Zameen Par. The film centers around Ishaan, a dyslexic student who is sent to a boarding school after scoring poor grades. There he meets his art teacher, Ram, who ends up becoming his mentor. The movie earned acclaim from the audience and the critics for laying out a frowned-upon subject in Indian families.
When comedy, action, and rom-com were at the boom, Aitraaz, released in 2004, introduced us to a new genre of romantic thriller and follows a riveting storyline of courtroom drama. With a powerful cast of Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor,
, and late
. The movie picks up pace after a happily married man is accused of sexually exploiting his employer's wife.
9. Hum Aapke Hain Koun...!
Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! though an evergreen movie is recognized to be a typical sanskari film with a catchy soundtrack of fifteen songs. The film has an estimated OST of 71 minutes. Apart from that, it mainly focuses on the lengthy rituals that happen at Indian weddings.
Shah Rukh Khan
is a rebooted version of Amitabh Bachchan’s 1978 movie with a similar title. Though a gritty rendition of the original, the 20s Don didn't fail to leave a mark on the viewers’ heart. And who could forget one of the most memorable catchphrases till date, ‘Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahi, namumkin hai’?