There are times when you lose all hope in life, the universe and everything in between. What will you do in a state of such melancholy? Everyone has their own remedies but for film maniacs, there is no other better option but to watch movies about motivational people and inspirational stories. Some movies are powerful enough to touch your soul and therefore is one of the most influential media that exist today.
Those who have seen The Pursuit of Happyness will know what motivational movies are all about. You just couldn’t help but cry at the helplessness of Will Smith as he tried gaining the motivation and strength to fight all odds.
Bollywood has time and again used this medium intelligently to narrate such stimulating stories on celluloid. The latest film that will give some power packed performance is Dangal, starring the perfectionist Aamir Khan.
While we wait patiently for the movie to hit screens tomorrow, let’s look back at some of the best remembered inspirational stories produced by Bollywood.
This movie is for all those pessimists out there as it beautifully depicts the lively and cheerful attitude of Anand (Rajesh Khanna), who, in spite of being a cancer patient, continues to spread happiness around.
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar
A perfect answer to those who think losers will always remain losers. Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar saw Aamir Khan as Sanjaylal Sharma whose transformation from being an irresponsible rowdy to an ultimate winner will make you put on your motivational shoes right now.
Manjhi: The Mountain Man
The movie is based on the real life and the struggles of Dashrath Manjhi, who indeed moved mountains single-handedly. It narrates how he spent 22 long years carving out a path through a dangerous mountain that took his wife’s life.
You think your life is more difficult than this?
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
It is the biopic of the famous world champion runner Milkha Singh, aka The Flying Sikh, who dared to rise above the scars of India-Pakistan partition that ruined his life, only to become immortal in the pages of history.
A truly rousing story about a young boy who fights all the barriers in order to chase his ultimate dream, Udaan was a masterstroke by Vikramaditya Motwane.
What more inspirational stories do you need to light the fire within you? If you think, we missed out on some really path-breaking movies, let us know in the comments below.