It’s monsoon season in India, which means dark, gloomy skies for several days. Even though the rain brings respite from the heat, it can get a bit overwhelming, especially since we spend a lot of time inside our homes. That’s why we have listed some Bollywood movies that you can relax and watch to improve your mood. Start, preferably with a cup of tea or cocoa!
1. “Wake Up Sid”
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Starring Ranbir Kapoor and Konkona Sen Sharma in the lead roles, the film tells the story of two young people who are looking for different things in life. However, their shared dilemmas and Mumbai’s hectic lifestyle bring them closer together. If you need a ‘come get me’, wake up sid will lift your mood without being judgmental. And oh, if you’re a fan of Mumbai rains, the film has an iconic scene that captures the beauty of Mumbai and its monsoon.
2. ‘Tu Hai Mera Sunday’
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Barun Sobti and Shahana Goswami, along with a talented cast of actors, take you through the journey of football, friendships and finding space in Mumbai. A slice-of-life film, it follows a group of friends who find themselves in a place where they are forbidden to play their usual Sunday football game on the beach. It’s a relatable and heartwarming story that will resonate with anyone who lives in a metropolitan city in India.
3. “Life in a… subway”
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Featuring several mainstays like Kay Kay Menon, Dharmendra, Nafisa Ali, late Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma and Shilpa Shetty Kundra, the film focuses on different couples who are related to each other in some way. . As they navigate through different personal and professional relationships, they find their oasis in the people who help them survive life’s complexities.
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The dysfunctional relationship of a father (Amitabh Bachchan) and his daughter (Deepika Padukone) is at the heart of this story that takes you from Delhi to Kolkata via an interesting road trip. The late Irrfan Khan emerged as the stranger who bears witness to the duo’s feuds as he joins them on this journey. It’s one of those films that will have you laughing and crying in equal measure and, in the end, leaving you feeling blissful.
Do you have any monsoon favourites? Let us know in the comments.
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