Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981) – Sapna and Vasu jumping off the cliff at the end

Another Kamal Hassan film on the list is the 1981 romantic tragedy Ek Duuje Ke Liye. Directed by K. Balachander.

The film tells us the love story of two neighbors, a South Indian young man Vasu, played by Kamal Hassan, and a North Indian woman Sapna, played by Rati Agnihotri.

While the two are madly in love, both their parents are against their relationship and set them apart for a year with the hope that the one-year separation will bring an end to the relationship.

Although their bond is tested during tough times, it only grows stronger with time. Sadly, when they are finally about to meet, Sapna is raped at a temple and left to die. Both Sapna and Vasu decide to jump off the cliff and reunite in the afterlife.

The impact of the film was so deep among the young audience that many love birds committed suicide in the similar fashion inspired by the movie.

Swades (2004) – Shah Rukh Khan drinking water from a kid at the Railway Station

Everyone knows that Shah Rukh Khan can make us laugh and love, but he is also pretty much capable of making the audience cry.

The scene where he takes a kulhad of water from a kid at the Railway Station in the 2004 film Swades proves the fact. His performance in the film is till date considered as his best performance as an actor.

Rang De Basanti (2006) – Final conversation between Daljit and Karan

Rang De Basanti is a film for the youth. Directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the film tells the story of a bunch of young friends, who realize the value of freedom that ignites patriotism among them after they enact the roles of freedom fighters in a documentary short film produced by a British documentary filmmaker Sue McKinley played by Alice Patten.

The film tries to touch different elements such as patriotism, friendship, youth, religious differences, etc. However, the ultimate scene in the film is the final conversation between Daljit and Karan in the recording room, when they both realize that they are not going to get out of this building alive.

Anjali (1990) – Final scene when Anjali is no more

Most of you might not have seen the 1990 Tamil film Anjali as it was released as a dubbed Hindi version. The main attraction of the film the cute little Anjali, who is a dying mentally disabled child.

The film tries to narrate the emotional trauma of her family as they fear her death that’s close by and can be anytime soon. While the movie makes us fall in love with her innocence and cute antics, it makes all of us sob harder when Anjali dies in her sleep and doesn’t wake up one day.

Mr. India (1987) – Tina’s death

Mr. India is a 1987 fantasy film directed by Shekhar Kapur. The film is one of its kind, and most probably Bollywood’s first successful Science Fiction film.

While the film is all fun and drama throughout, there’s a scene when one of the cutest kid Tina, who is under the care of Arun Verma, played by Anil Kapoor; dies after a bomb blast. It is one of the most emotional scenes of all time and makes you literally weep when the body of Tina is being taken to the hospital.

Mera Naam Joker (1970) – Jane Kahan Gaye Woh Din song

Although a box office disaster, I really liked the 1970 Hindi drama film Mera Naam Joker. The film tells us the story of a Joker and the three incidents of his life where he falls in love with 3 different women.

The film features Raj Kapoor in the titular role and tries to embark upon the life of a Joker and how he purely dedicates his life to make others laugh irrespective of the fact that he is happy or sad in life.

While the culture of the circus is no more popular in recent times, the final song of the film “Jane Kahan Gaye Woh Din” literally touches your soul and makes you feel for the lonely Joker.

Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) – When Munni breaks her silence and calls out “Mama” at the end

Bajrangi Bhaijaan is undoubtedly one of the most emotional films of its decade. With Salman Khan playing the titular role as a man with golden heart.

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who takes the initiative to take Munni to her homeland Pakistan at any cost without Visas or any other form of legal aid, the film is bound to be a fun cum emotional saga. While the movie is full of laughter and drama throughout, the final scene of the film steals the show completely.

When Bajrangi is finally allowed to cross the border with a safe passage back to India, mute Munni breaks through the crowd and calls out the words “Mama” repeatedly surprising everyone around. It is both joyful and emotional at the same time making your smile while tears drop down your cheeks.

Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1994) – Sunil’s pain at Anna’s wedding

Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa is by far one of the best performances of Shah Rukh Khan and never at that time, anyone believed that Shah Rukh Khan, who played a failed lover in the film would go on to become the Romance King of Bollywood.kabhi haan kabhi naa climax

By the end of the film, everyone watching the movie falls in love with Sunil and wishes wholeheartedly that Anna marries him.

However, Sunil realizes that Anna loves Chris and with a heavy heart decides to turn the tables keeping his selfish interest aside and truly respecting his love for Anna.

Yes, it does moist your eyes when you see Sunil’s fake smile and happiness at their wedding.

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