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Iconic groups of friends from Bollywood films

Bollywood has always favored the concept of friendship. Some of the most groundbreaking films of the past like Dil Chahta Hai, Rank of Basanti and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara have all used the various nuances of this relationship. Some movies like Queen and English vinglish also showed us how liberating the process of friendship can be. Over the past decade, here are a few films that have proven back is the true elixir of life.

1. ‘Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na’

Aditi, Jai, Jiggy, Rotlu, Bombs and Shaleen were the group of friends we aspired to when we went to college. From going on road trips to being each other’s wingman/wingman is like a real blessing in life.

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Credit: Aamir Khan Productions

2. ‘Dil Chahta Hai’

This movie gave us the concept of a three-person group of friends for the first time. How can you deny your position on this list? Akash, Sameer, and Sid taught us that no matter how big the fight or how far apart, friendship trumps everything.

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3. ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’

Yes DHC was the OG then ZNMD is version 2.0. This film inspired a generation of young people to passionately plan that international trip, even if it meant having to deal with cancellation fees later.

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Excel Entertainment

4. ‘Go!’

Music can be such a unifying force and this film proves it. Imagine being able to go on tour with your best friends doing the thing you love the most? We were strongly inspired.

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5. ‘Rank Of Basanti’

We wish our friends were half as awake and passionate as DJ and his gang. This movie proved how deep friendship can be. We always deal with goosebumps.

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Films
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Films

6. “Wake Up Sid”

This movie perfectly captures college friendships. Sid is the carefree one, Rishi and Neha are the college couple who are too soft, and Laxmi is the mother of the group. Yet despite their unusual friendship, they are there for each other.

    Dharma Productions
Dharma Productions

7. ‘Vinglish English’

Although the premise is a coming-of-age story, Shashi’s friendship with others in his English class is an important subplot. Their contribution to ensuring that Shashi realizes his freedom and abilities is enormous.

    Hope Productions
Hope Productions

8. ‘Queen’

Even with this movie, Rani’s friendship with Olek, Taka, and Tim is a giant leap towards liberation. Not only does this group of friends make us wish we were traveling the world, but also that people look alike no matter where they are from.

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