Friendship Day 2017: Unlikely Friendships Explored in Movies
On this Friendships day, we take a look at a few timeless ones that struck a chord because of their unlikeliness.
Image: Stills from Dear Zindagi and Waiting.
Over the years Hindi Cinema has seen dynamic friendships in movies. From Jai-Veeru to the trio in Dil Chahta Hai and rebellious group of Rang De Basanti, friendship has always been one of the most explored genres of the industry. While most of the known friendship in cinema has been about supporting the friends and being there for each other from the start to the end, there are few films where an unlikely friendship blooms amid all the odds. On this Friendships day, we take a look at a few timeless ones:
Victoria & Abdul
The upcoming biographical drama Victoria & Abdul that stars Judi Dench and Ali Fazal is a story of the real-life relationship between Queen Victoria and her Indian attendant Abdul Karim. It is a chronicle of their unlikely alliance which was lesser-known, yet wildly fascinating.
Angie and Freddie in Finding Fanny
Finding Fanny is a 2014 Indian satirical road comedy film where Deepika plays a role of a young widow who inspires her 60-year-old friend Freddie (Naseeruddin Shah) to confess his love for 'Fanny'. This innocent and inspiring friendship between the two characters was cute and very unlikely.
Shiv Natraj and Tara in Waiting
Waiting focuses on the relationship between Shiv Natraj and Tara Kapoor Deshpande who are from different walks of life who befriend each other in a hospital while nursing their respective comatose spouses despite their generational contrast.
Dr Jehangir and Kaira in Dear Zindagi
Alia and Shah Rukh's light-hearted relationship in Dear Zindagi is different from Bollywood's stereotypical doctor and patient relationship. It ushers a change in the existing depiction of mentor-mentee relationships where they discuss their take on love, life, relationships, break-ups and more and an odd but beautiful relation can be seen.
Lipstick Under My Burkha ladies
The fearlessly feminist film not only gives a voice to the lipstick dreams of the protagonists but also focuses on the girl code or the unconditional bond of female friendship. The story evolves around the lives of four very different women who live in the same neighbourhood in Bhopal and how their extraordinary secrets from the base of their unlikely friendship.
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