Friendships immortalized on celluloid, are the stuff that warm, fuzzy feelings are made of. Here are some Bollywood flicks to catch with your pal this Sunday on Friendship Day!
KSKHH has two friends Sid (Riteish Deshmukh) and Adi (Tusshar Kapoor), standing by each other through unemployment, girl trouble and cruel twists of fate. Adding to the mix is a man's best friend, the dog 'Sakhru' who answers Riteish's whistle from any corner of the world!
The messy triangle of Veronica (Deepika Padukone), Gautam (Saif Ali Khan) and Meera (Diana Penty) makes for much fun and drama in 'Cocktail'. The bonhomie between the three is perfect, like in the song 'Daaru Desi', until Gautam strays from his feisty love Veronica and chooses the demure Meera. The film highlights the tough choices that one has to make between love and friendship.
Riana Braganza (Kareena Kapoor) bumps into lost boy Rahul Kapoor (ImranKhan) and takes him out for an evening of his life. The friendship forged over lots of beer and tequila shots sails smooth until attraction rears its head. Even though a romance doesn't quite blossom, Riana and Rahul remain friends, proving that the ties of friendship can weather any storm.
ZNMD is about three friends or 'three musketeers', as they call themselves, who set out on a holiday for three weeks to Spain. The movie, stars Abhay Deol, Hrithik Roshan and Farhan Akhtar in the lead roles, and the trip acts as a journey of self discovery too.
The hilarious comedy revolves around three roommates, Tashi (Imran Khan), Nitin (Kunaal Roy Kapoor) and Arup (Vir Das) who are forced to look out for each other when life comes knocking on their door. Their stories are as real as they are zany, and you can't help rooting for the trio as they dodge pesky girlfriends, annoyed gangsters and jealous ex husbands.
Farhan Qureshi (R. Madhavan), Raju Rastogi (Sharman Joshi), and Rancchoddas "Rancho" Shyamaldas Chanchad (Aamir Khan) are three engineering students who attempt to fight the shackles of a blinkered educational system. It's especially fun to see them stand up to the college dean and resident grouch Professor Viru Sahastrabudhhe (Boman Irani). The movie's plotline encouraged viewers to follow their hearts instead of always, their heads.
'Rock On' is the story of four friends, Aditya (Farhan Akhtar), Joe (Arjun Rampal), Rob (Luke Kenny) and K.D. (Purab Kohli), who put together a stellar band, but things dont work out the way they wanted. But life gives them another chance and fate brings them back together after ten long years. The band takes off from where they left and embark on a soul-searching journey to superstardom. The film put out the message that it's never too late to live your dream. For those who have lost hope,'Rock On' is inspiration in song and rock & roll.
Dostana is a movie about friendship and love, and the difficult choice between the two. Sam (Abhishek Bachchan) and Kunal (John Abraham) are strangers with polar opposite backgrounds but are desperately hunting for a flat. Enter bombshell Neha (Priyanka Chopra) whose aunt lets out the apartment after the boys let on that they're gay so that they finally have a room with a view (Neha's endless legs). The comedy hits all the right notes, and is one of the cutest buddy flicks in recent years.
Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na is a story about two friends Jai Singh Rathore (Imran Khan) and Aditi Wadia (Genelia D'souza) who are thick as thieves. The two deny sharing a romantic relationship and instead volunteer to find partners for each other. However it's during this while that they come to understand, that they're more than just friends. A sweet story about how friendship gives way to romance, JTYJN is filled with aww moments for friends and lovers.
The protagonists of Rang de Basanti each have distinct personalities but are pure dynamite when they come together on screen. DJ (Aamir Khan), Karan (Siddharth), Sukhi (Sharman Joshi) and Aslam (Kunal Kapoor) are college students who are also friends with air force pilot Ajay Rathod (R Madhavan) and Sonia (Soha Ali Khan) who are engaged and about to get married. The boys are persuaded by a London filmmaker Sue (Alice Patten) to be part of a movie she's making on the freedom struggle and they are reluctantly joined by a right wing activist Laxman (Atul Kulkarni). The message of the film was targeted toward young people and encouraged them to not wait for change but to make it happen themselves.
Another band movie makes it to this list, and we're joined by three pals who are fighting hard to compete in an annual music contest called Jhankaar Beats. Victory has so far eluded Deep (Sanjay Suri), Rishi (Rahul Bose) and Indraneel (Shayan Munshi), but will this be their lucky year? Their preparations for the contest are punctuated by their love stories and how they help each other iron out their problems. The movie also pays tribute to the legendary RD Burman and is a must-watch for those seeking an instant pick-me-up!
The iconic movie paved the way for the slew of urban youth flicks we see at multiplexes today. But 'Dil Chahta Hai' was a simple story about three boys and their enduring friendship and camaraderie. The characters of Akash (Aamir Khan), Sameer (Saif Ali Khan) and Siddharth (Akshay Khanna) were compelling and the brilliant performances by the actors warmed the hearts of the audiences. A must-buy for your DVD collection!
'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' is about two best friends, stud Rahul Khanna (Shah Rukh Khan) and tomboy Anjali Sharma (Kajol). Rahul however falls in love with Tina (Rani Mukherji), that drives a wedge between him and Anjali. After Tina tragically dies, it's up to Rahul's daughter to reunite her father with his first love and best friend. Apart from the fantastic chemistry shared by the leads, Karan Johar's directorial debut was a heartwarming tale about the unbreakable bonds of true friendship.