Bollywood films are often known for a one-dimensional theme or a plot. While you may find a romance angle or a couple of song sequence within the film, it is not often the main element if the film is an action-packed drama, crime thriller, or a suspense film. There are very few films that explore multi-dimensional plots specifically around adventure theme. Today, I will share some of my best films in Bollywood based on travel and road trips.
These films are not all and so travel films or only about road trips. Instead, travelling or the road trip plays a supporting character in the film while there’s either a love story, coming-of-the-age drama, or something else.
Best Bollywood Movies Based on Travel and Road Trips
Travelling or going on a road trip is always fascinating. Bollywood films do have such element in the movies infractions but it is very rare that such moments are fully explored. So, here I present you some of the best Bollywood films on travel and road trips that you can not only enjoy but also take you on an amazing journey like never before.
So let’s begin with the list.
Queen is an interesting film about a bride left at the altar (mandap as per Hindu ritual). Well, in a normal scenario, the girl gets depressed, tries to commit suicide, or hates all men. However, the film Queen takes a different angle. In this film, the bride decides to go to her pre-planned honeymoon alone and enjoy her life rather whining about it. Directed by Vikas Bahl, the film features Kangana Ranaut in the titular role.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
In school days or even during the college days, we often make a pact with our friends about a road trip. Most often, due to the hardships of life and other priorities, we aren’t able to fulfill such promises. Well, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara reminisces such moments in life where three distant school friends unite to fulfill their pact to travel the world as they promised. The film features Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, and Abhay Deol as friends whereas Katrina Kaif and Kalki Koelchin play the female leads.
Qarib Qarib Single (2017)
Directed by Tanuja Chandra, Qarib Qarib Single is a fun yet the adventurous story of two strangers who meet each other on a dating site. From there, a couple of events lead the two main characters of the film to embark on a journey together and eventually fall for one another. The film features Irrfan Khan and Parvathy in the lead roles. The best element of the film besides the innocent chemistry between the leads is their journey to different places in India.
Chalo Dilli (2011)
It is often said that travelling leads to many amazing stories. When Mihika misses her flight to Delhi from Mumbai, she has to team up with Manu Gupta to reach Delhi on time to meet her husband Lt. Col. Vikram Rana. Well, it seems all ok at first but eventually, a simple road trip turns in to a lot of fun and difficulties while discovering the true colors of India. Directed by Shashant Shah, the film features Vinay Pathak and Lara Dutta in the lead roles, whereas Akshay Kumar plays a cameo as Mihika’s husband.
Directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, Dhanak is a 2015 film featuring the life of two young siblings who get on a journey on a specific mission to meet Shahrukh Khan who is shooting in Rajasthan. The mission is not only to meet the star but also ask him for help as one of the kids is visually impaired. Whether they will meet the superstar or not forms the rest of the story.
Anjana Anjani (2010)
Anjana Anjani is a cute love story of two youngsters who meet each other when they are on the verge of ending their life. They eventually get a new motivation from one another to give another shot at life and eventually fall for each other. Directed by Siddharth Anand, the film features Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in the lead roles.
Tamasha is a 2015 Hindi romantic drama film featuring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles. Directed by Imtiaz Ali, the film tells the story of Ved Vardhan Sahni in three different stages of his life. The film has a unique way of storytelling where the parts of Ved’s life are portrayed in a non-linear way. The main element of the film is the two main leads trip to Corsica.
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You don’t need to travel lavishly or to exotic places to have an adventure ride. A simple road trip between Delhi to Kolkata can do the trick as shown in the 2015 film Piku. The film tells the story of a father-daughter duo who embark on a journey from Delhi to Kolkata aided by a taxi business owner. The short-tempered daughter, the grumpy father, and the happy go lucky taxi business owner make an unusual combination of travel buddies but it all results in a fun ride for the audience. Directed by Shoojit Sircar, the film features Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, and Irrfan Khan in the lead roles.