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14 Bollywood Movies That Changed My Childhood

Ever since my childhood, I have been crazy about movies and daily soaps. My mom would always ask me to complete my math problem sums, but my mind would revolve around what Tulsi's in-laws from Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi are going to think about her. All of us happen to have a weak nerve for something that makes our minds somersault. I can talk about films for the rest of my life. Remember talkative Geet from Jab We Met? That's the real me.  *Sigh*My mania for films and television made me list down 14 movies that changed my childhood in some or the other way. Be it the unique plot line, bizarre characters or the era in which the film is set, I have been loving these films ever since I was a chubby mewling kiddo. Take a look.   

Bumm Bumm Bole (2010)

Unlike Rimzim, I'm also a pampered sibling and had executed several plans with my BigB, like stealing cookies from the kitchen without letting mom know about it.    

Makdee (2002)

This movie gave me goosebumps, but, being a lover of horror and thriller genres, I watched it all alone and then later asked my brother to keep the lights on while sleeping Kyunki darr toh sabko lagta hai na.

Rang De Basanti (2006)

This story on freedom struggle and how people lost their lives in providing us with what we have today made me cry. It made me question myself, "What have I done for my country?"  

Koi Mil Gaya (2003)

This movie taught me what aliens actually are. :DFrom Rohit being bullied to excelling in academics, it showed every aspect of a teenager's life until something unexpected happened. *Theme music in background*    

Taare Zameen Par (2007)

A story that was used by my parents as an example to make me study was Taare Zameen Par. I kept on wondering when I'm going to meet a teacher who would teach like Aamir. That's the thin line between fiction and reality and I realised that after growing up.     

Chillar Party (2011)

Bole toh Baapu India ka wo bhai tha jisne angrejo ki waat laga di thi aur India se tadi paar kar diya tha!Samjhi kya?Remember who said this dialogue? It was Jhangiya from Chillar Party. That small kid was my favourite. He is that one notoriously bombastic friend we all have in our group. 

Gippi (2013)

Are you also an overweight teenager? Well, let me tell you, it has nothing to do with you and it can never stop you in achieving something in life. Gippi is that film, which will make every teenager comfortable in his or her own skin.     

Aabra Ka Daabra (2004)

This Indian version of Harry Potter obviously failed to impress us but I can't forget the fact that they even tried it? Like, why? Although the film wasn't impressive I loved Hansika Motwani's attempt to replicate Hermoine Granger.  

Jajantaram Mamantaram (2003)

Did Chamunda's not-so-scary appearance made you laugh till you stomach started to hurt? His attempt on killing lice was the hilarious part.  *Nice try, Dude* 

Black (2005)

Michelle in Black made me value everything in life. Physical disability shouldn't happen to anyone and if it does, you can win over it the way Michelle did. Also, the one who triumphs must motivate others how to do that.  

English Vinglish (2012)

I happen to correct everyone's English despite the fact that mine isn't that great too. English Vinglish made me realise that despite having all the flaws people who fight back and overcome their flaws are the true winners.   

Chachi 420 (1997)

This movie was released way before I was even born but I really liked the plot of the film and decide to watch it on a Sunday afternoon with my father. The irony was that the story revolved around a father -daughter duo and how the father changes his appearance to be around his daughter. This movie is a must watch if you are looking out for some fun moments.    

Border (1997)

Believe me, I’m not kidding. After watching this film, I immediately called my friend whose father happens to be in the army to ask her about his well-being. This film had a huge impact on me and I started reading more about wars and Defence Services of the country.    

My Friend Ganesha (2007)

Being a Ganesha fan, I waited the most for the film and dragged my parents to the cinema hall. But that wasn’t the end. I kept on watching it every single day. Soon the monotony hit me and I was occupied by a new distraction, probably another daily soap or a film that I don’t remember. That’s all, folks.I will come up with something new again. Let me know what are your thoughts about the story.You can reach out to me at muskan@wittyfeed.com