Indian families have a different style of functioning. Here, we respect the elders and love the younger ones. It is a beautiful structure of living with your loved ones in a joint family. But as much as this looks like a typical Bollywood family movie, this only happens in stories. In reality, joint families are becoming nuclear because of internal disputes, the differences in individual principles and generation gaps.

Talking about generation gaps, they are not only affecting joint families but are also creating differences between parents and their kids. Everyone must evolve with time and those who do not often find themselves in conflicts. But Bollywood has always helped people in every way possible. There have been many movies that explain today’s scenario and the new issues this generation has to deal with, which is indeed difficult for the elders to understand. So, here we have a list of films that parents should watch, which may help them understand their kids better:

3 Idiots (2009)
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3 Idiots made more sense than most movies that released in the past three decades. Loosely based on the novel Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat, this film by Raju Hirani was a take on the education system in our country and the industrial necessities that put good education in the back seat and produce trained mules. The dramatic elements did give us some LMAO moments but the point was made and it hit us right where it was meant to.

Udaan (2010)
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Udaan starred Rajat Barmecha, Ronit Roy and Ram Kapoor. Rajat’s character comes back home after getting expelled from the boarding school only to meet his abusive father. He stands up for himself and his younger brother, whose existence was unknown to him before. Vikramaditya Motwane’s debut was a take on parental abuse, that is the reason for most depression in the country.

Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
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Dil Chahta Hai is the ultimate friends’ movie for any 90s kid. This film depicted the story of three friends, freshly graduated and one of the only few who successfully executed the plan for Goa. 20s is a time for experiments and this movie just showed how interpersonal interactions affect our lives. People make mistakes and learn, there’s no better way of education.

Taare Zameen Par (2007)
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An Aamir Khan directorial, Taare Zameen Par discussed Dyslexia, which is widely prevalent amongst the students. And then there are those whose learning abilities are taken for granted. The film not only give us an insight about the disability but also the way a to handle kids when you intend to help or treat it; as a parent and as a teacher. 

Lakshya (2004)
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Lakshya was the second movie directed by Farhan Akhtar and like the maiden one, this was also a coming-of-age story. It was the story of an aimless rich kid who realizes the goal of his life atop a mountain peak. Everyone lives life at their own pace and aspirations follow the same pace. And that is okay.

Queen (2014)
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Kangana Ranaut‘s movie that changed the industry’s perception of her, was also a message for Indian parents regarding the upbringing of a girl. From an abandoned crying bride to self-discovery and self-confidence, the story of Rani won many hearts. 

Rang De Basanti (2006)
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Everytime you watch this one, it leaves you with a sense of responsibility. This movie is about youngsters who live between the circle of expectation, survival and youth. This movie also showed how youngsters can affect the society with their actions. The movie says a lot and in the right way, through the right ideas.

There are plenty of them that may open up the mind. Sit with your parents and watch these movies together and let us know if they made a difference.