50+ Best Inspirational and Motivational Hindi Movies
Bollywood is highly popular for its unique display of emotions and sentiments through its movies. Most of the times, these highly emotional movies are also truly inspiring and motivating.
Based on the real lives of people or sometimes inspired from true stories, Bollywood has produced a list of movies focusing on the life struggles of the common man or woman, who irrespective of the odds, triumph in life and achieve success or sometimes fail but never give up on their dreams.
Today, I bring you a list of top Bollywood films that are highly inspirational and motivational for the Indian audience.
Top Inspirational and Motivational Bollywood Films
Manjhi: The Mountain Man
A real story about a man who cut through the mountain to build a way for his fellow villagers to get faster to the hospital across the mountain. While being laughed at earlier, he eventually showed every one of us the power of strong will and commitment.
Udaan is a film that narrates a story about the relationship between a young teenage boy and his strict and abusive father. Roughly based on the life of Anurag Kashyap himself, the film tries to shed some light on the parental pressure on the kids to pursue of a career they choose rather than what the kid aspires to become.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Based on the legendary Flying Sikh, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is a tribute to one of the greatest athletes India has ever produced. While we know the feats and success achieved by the great Milkha Singh, the film tries to show his struggle and training throughout his career. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is one of the best Biopics in Bollywood.
One of the most emotional yet inspirational movies is the 1971 Bollywood drama, Anand. Starring Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan, the film is about a young man named Anand, who is dying of cancer, yet committed to staying joyful while spreading happiness in the lives of others, especially his best friend Dr. Bhaskar.
At a time, when sports in India are highly dominated by men, a failed veteran hockey player named Kabir Khan decides to coach a wayward, arrogant, and divided Women’s Indian Hockey team and encourages them to become the World champions. Chakde! India is all about willpower, hard work and unity.
Being only the third nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Lagaan is an epic sports drama set around the time when India was under the British rule. It narrates a story about Bhuvan, who leads his team comprising of fellow villagers to win against the experience and talented British men in the game of cricket.
Rang De Basanti
A story about the misled Indian youth, Rang De Basanti tries to ignite patriotism among the Indian youth by displaying the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters. The movie takes us on a journey in the past and helps us value the freedom we enjoy today as it took years of struggle and persistence by our freedom fighters so that we could live in an independent India.
Swades is a story about an NRI, who comes to India to meet his nanny hoping to take her back with him to America. The search for his nanny leads him to a remote village in India, which is deprived of electricity and even in the 21st century is fighting the demons of untouchability and gender bias. Once he realizes his duties towards his country, he helps the villagers with electricity while fighting the demons prevailing in the Indian society for centuries.
A tight slap to our Indian education system, 3 Idiots is actually an eye-opener for every Indian parent, who pressurizes their children to pursue a career in Engineering or Medicine. The movie dictates the most important lesson of life that says, “Educate yourself to improve your abilities, not to be successful because once you are able, success will come along at any circumstances.”
Every youth is encountered with a question about his or her goal, at least once in life. Lakshya is a film that is centered upon a lazy young man, who finds his destiny and his life’s goal in Indian Army. The film inspires the youth to determine and pursue their life’s goal without ever giving up.
Based on India’s ace woman boxer, Mary Kom is a 2014 Indian biographical sports drama that tells us the story of this legendary Manipur girl, who went on to become the world champion inspiring many young girls as well as boys all across India. The film is all about her journey to success that included her struggles, hard work, and diligence to fight back.
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar is an Indian sports drama starring Aamir Khan in the lead role. The film is about a young brat, who is careless, irresponsible and arrogant at times. However, after an unfortunate incident, he realizes his responsibility, trains hard and works towards fulfilling his father’s dream by winning the inter-college marathon cycle race.
Mother India was the first Indian film that was nominated at the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The film displays the sacrifices, struggles, and persistence of a Mother, played by Nargis, who takes care of her family with two children on her own and presents a new identity of a strong-willed independent mother of India.
A Wednesday is one of those movies that keeps you on the edge of your seat all the time. It tries to show the world that if a common man wants, then he can disturb the whole administration of a country. The film is about a common man’s wrath, who is frustrated with the Indian Government, which keeps the terrorists in the custody long enough instead of convicting them of the punishment they deserve.
Taare Zameen Par
Taare Zameen Par is a beautiful and inspirational film that educates us to understand and realize the true potential of our kids. It teaches us the most important fact that not all children are alike and each one of them has their own unique set of abilities and flaws. Directed by Aamir Khan himself, the film is truly motivational and educational for both teachers and parents all across the globe.
Loosely based on the Indian business tycoon, Mr. Dhirubhai Ambani, Guru is a 2007 Mani Ratnam film starring Abhishek Bachchan as Guru, along with Aishwarya Rai, R Madhavan, Vidya Balan and Mithun Chakraborty in important roles. Guru inspires every youngster to aim bigger, higher without doubts or fears on failing as it takes a lot of courage and hard work to be successful in life.
Krantiveer is one of the best Nana Patekar films, I have seen so far. Whether it’s the action-packed drama or his quick, witty yet intense dialogues, Krantiveer has it all. The film sheds light on the corruption spread across India in that era and eventually won the heart of every Indian during its release.
Chillar Party is a movie featuring a bunch of kids, who leave no stone unturned to rescue a stray dog from getting killed by the authorities. The film features the love and affection displayed by the kids towards an animal as well as their unity to fight for a right a cause that we adults hardly possess nowadays.