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Lakshya, Dangal and Other Films That Make You Feel Inspired, Uplifted, Stimulated

By: Saloni Jain

Edited By: Divya Pal


Last Updated: July 03, 2017, 13:16 IST

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Movies - besides being the prime source of entertainment - are also a great source of inspiration in one's life.

Has anybody ever asked you the question about your inspiration in life? Many people would have asked and answered this question too. Movies - besides being the prime source of entertainment - are also a great source of inspiration in one's life. So, here is a list of the movies that can touch the 'Inspired' button of your system and take you on an inspirational ride.


Most of us see ourselves as unemployed, unworthy and without a goal in life. It is fine to be unsure but doing nothing about it is not good. That's the story of out-of-college drifter 'Karan' (Hrithik Roshan) from the movie Lakshya who joins the army on impulse but must face up to its challenges to prove himself to the woman he loves, Preity Zinta, 'Romila'. He starts from being an aimless, spoiled kid and jumps every hurdle that comes his way to finally become a brave battlefield soldier.

Taare Zameen Par

Aamir Khan’s directorial debut is a flawless inspirational film that tells us that each one of us has our own unique signature style and we shouldn’t push ourselves or our children to follow the herd. Darsheel Safary as 'Ishaan Awasthi' in the movie Taare Zameen Par is shown as a 10-year-old dyslexic boy who enlightens us all by showing if he can do it, everybody can. A kid who has trouble reading and writing, with some help was able to do as good as normal kids. So, step out of your comfort zones and plunder your fears, only then you will be able to get rid of them. Not facing the difficulties will only make them bigger. Kick them out and realise your true potentials. Everybody is special in their own way, go after your speciality. Stand out from the crowd.

Wake Up Sid

Wake Up Sid displays Ranbir Kapoor as 'Siddharth' aka 'Sid', a spoiled brat who paid little heed to his career and family. Despite his irresponsibility and negligence, he figures out his passion in life. Heartily moving towards his passion for photography, the lazy kid grew into a talented photographer. He had a different approach to life which did not match his dad's and that happens in our real lives too when children are not able to choose their careers as per their interests. The moment where 'Sid' gets his first paycheck pays testimony to the importance of turning your passion into your career.

3 idiots

Embedded with fun, comedy, 'an engineering college drama' and love for passion in life "3 Idiots" is directed, edited and co-written by Rajkumar Hirani and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Inspired by Chetan Bhagat's novel "Five Point Someone", the movie says it loud and clear - "Make your passion your profession and success will follow." It is only when you involve your brain and heart in your work that you actually start enjoying it. And, unless you enjoy it, there's no point investing so much time and energy into something that you don't even like. As Aamir Khan, 'Baba Ranchoddas' correctly says in 3 Idiots - “Jis kaam me mazaa aaye, usei apna profession banao, phir kaam kaam nahin khel lagega.”

English Vinglish

We all have certain insecurities in life which we are embarrassed about. Same was the case with 'Shashi Godbole' (Sridevi) in English Vinglish who faced troubles and mockery because of her poor command at the English language. No matter how many criticisms she had to face, she took the leap to get rid of her inefficiency. And, that's where we learn that it is never too late to follow your dreams. Our inner-self knows what we want in life, hear that voice and follow your instincts!

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

The super hit movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara went straight to everyone's heart. It highlights the importance of 'living every moment of your life'. We have got but one life, so lives every second like it's your last. It inspires us to 'follow our heart' and do what makes us feel fully alive be it diving underwater or marrying the person you love. It inspires us to fight our terrors and pump up our adrenaline to aware of every breath that we take. As we rightly hear in the movie, " Jo apni aankhon mein hairaniyan leke chal rahe ho, Toh zinda ho tum! Dilon mein tum apni betabiyan leke chal rahe ho, Toh zinda ho tum!"


In the movie Queen, 'Rani' (Kangana Ranaut) after being left at the altar, does not feel dejected rather she leaves for her honeymoon all on her own. She inspires us to follow our heart and be solely dependent on ourselves for our happiness. The movie preaches that it is only our own self that can treat us the way we deserve i.e. just like a queen. Well, they say is right- Build yourself a house from the bricks thrown at you! The movie gives out the Golden message of not giving anyone the power to rule or destroy your dreams. Your passions and dreams in life are what defines you. Be your own support!

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Referred to as one of the best biopics in Bollywood, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is a tribute to one of the greatest athletes India has produced. It shows the journey of a man who turned from a 'nobody' to a 'legend'. Based on a true story, it instils the belief in the viewers' that it is nothing hypothetical. The reality attached to the struggle and hard work proves its authenticity. Thus, it inspires people to look out for their motivations in life and work hard toward achieving them just like the legendary Flying Sikh. 'Milkha' seen as director-turned-actor Farhan Akhtar gives out a message in the movie that we have it all inside us, we just need to explore our horizons.


Based on a real-life story, Dangal portrays Salman Khan as 'Mahavir Singh Phogat'. He is a super-active wrestler, who when left hope of having a son, trained his daughters for wrestling. Dangal is an outstanding Bollywood biographical sports drama based on the life of former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two daughters, Geeta and Babita Phogat. What is inspirationally remarkable about the film is the struggle and dedication of the father who turns his daughters into wrestling champions, ready to face the challenges thrown at them. Embrace the optimism and hope that the movie offers. Put your blood and sweat into something for which you can derive internal motivation, that's when you enter the 'akhada' of life.

Sachin: A Billion Dreams

'Sachin Tendulkar', a name that millions want to achieve. Some preach him as God, some call him their ideal and some want to have the same life as his. But acquiring such positions in life requires an inspiration backed by the ability to turn it into actions. Watching Sachin's life story in the movie Sachin: A Billion Dreams right from his birth to the time where he made India proud, brings a series of nostalgic Goosebumps on one's skin. Apart from that, it inspires us to put our heart and soul towards our desires in life. Don't forget that it is because of your goals that you reach your destination in life.

first published:July 03, 2017, 12:56 IST
last updated:July 03, 2017, 13:16 IST