Happiness is….a warm puppy! Considering we have a plethora of books and films dedicated to dogs with many takers, it is pretty safe to say that. And those of us who have pets would vouch for it. They may have a limited vocab, but they never fail to love us more than they would love themselves. They have been celebrated in Hollywood films, many a time and with good reason. This is not to say that Bollywood films do not love dogs. We thought we should probably have a look at Bollywood flicks where dogs played pivotal roles. Are we ready then? Three, two, one, woof!
1. TERI MEHERBANIYAN (1985)
The Jackie Shroff starrer has a dog named Moti who avenges Ram’s murder by going after the villains who commit the crime. To add to this, Moti is seen performing the last rites and also leading the police to evidence. Super-dog Alert!
2. MAA (1992)
This film has a dog named Dobby, who sees her dead mistress Mamta (Jaya Prada)’s spirit. Mamta helplessly watches her infant being tortured. Dobby comes to the rescue when she takes her mistress’ instructions to protect the child.
3. HUM AAPKE HAIN KOUN (1994)
The Indian Spiltz, Tuffy, is seen doing things we would have never ever thought of. We see Tuffy fulfilling the role of an umpire, running down the stairs when his mistress falls, and most importantly, bringing two lovers together.
4. KHOON BHARI MAANG (1988)
In this film Jumbo recognizes his mistress Aarti Verma (Rekha), despite her plastic surgery. Later in the film, he saves her life by taking a bullet.
5. IT’S ENTERTAINMENT (2014)
In the film Akhil (Akshay Kumar) discovers that his father, in his will, has bequeathed his estate to his dog Entertainment (Junior). Knowing that, he wants to kill the dog but only ends up loving him. In the climax of the film, Akshay reminds us of how much we owe our pets for their loyalty and love. What is more, Junior’s name appears in the credits before Akshay’s!
6. DIL DHADAKNE DO (2015)
In Zoya Akhtar’s film, Pluto Mehra, voiced by Aamir Khan is the coolest member in the family. Not only is he observant and philosophical, but he is also chilled out!