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10 Times When Bollywood Movie Dialogues Inspired Us

Bollywood movies have often left us feeling amazed and inspired. That moment when a dialogue ignites a spark in you and all you can think of is “Boss life mein kuch karna hai!” When certain movies have motivated you to step out of your comfort zone and prove that nothing is impossible. I have had those days too. Here are a few Bollywood dialogues that always encourage me when I feel low. Hope they do the same for you guys too. 

“The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.”

This dialogue from the movie Border can be interpreted in different ways, but the best way I interpret this is that one should not practice their skills and qualities to get them right, but should practice until they cannot get them wrong.

“Insaan ko dibbe mein sirf tab hona chahiye jab wo mar chuka ho.”

One of my favourite dialogues from the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, where Katrina Kaif’s character tries to explain Arjun (played by Hrithik Roshan) that we should live our lives to the fullest, shedding all our inhibitions and enjoying every moment. 

“Seize the day, my friend. Pehle is din ko poori tarah jiyo, phir 40 ke bare mein sochna.”

Another dialogue from the same movie is something we should all practice. Today, we are all busy earning materialistic luxuries without actually enjoying them. It has become so important to live up to the society’s expectations that we’ve forgotten to live a simple and happy life. Parents get so involved in providing their children a luxurious life that they forget to give them the thing that matters to their children the most – their time. We keep postponing our lunch date with old friends due to work, thinking we’ll catch up some other time, without realizing, that the 'other time' might never come. So, let’s not keep rescheduling the things that actually make us happy, and seize this day and make it worth living.  

“Babu Moshai, zindagi badi honi chahiye, lambi nahi.”

Anand is one of the extremely inspirational Bollywood movies where Rajesh Khanna’s character upon learning of his impending death determines to use the time he has left to the absolute fullest. The positivity that his character portrays is astounding.

“Chulhe se roti nikale ke liye, chimte ko apna mooh jalahe padi.”

This dialogue from the movie Lagaan is an affirmation that to achieve something in life, one has to take risks. The path to success will always take you through difficulties and challenges, and one needs to accept that to witness the sweet result in the end.

“Kashti leharon se takrayegi, toh hi kinare naseeb honge.”

Once Upon A Time in Mumbai taught us a few life lessons and business ethics. This dialogue is somewhat similar to the previous one from the movie Lagaan, i.e., to reach your destination, you need to accept that troubles are part and parcel of life. 

“Unhe mat bhulo jo tumhe tab jante the jab tum kuch nahin the.”  

This simply plain, yet powerful dialogue from the movie Luck by Chance reminds us to stick to our roots and value those who were friends with us because of who we were as a person, and not because of our social status, fame or money. Because as they say, fake friends are around when they think you’re cool, but true friends are around even when they think you’re a fool!   

“Bhagwan ke bharose mat baithiye, kya pata bhagwan hamare bharose baitha ho.”

Manjhi - The Mountain Man was another breath-taking movie based on a real-life story. Manjhi accomplished something that seemed so impossible only because he believed in himself and didn’t leave it to God or destiny. His story inspires us to remain positive during the times of absolute failure and when things seem difficult to mend. 

"Ammijaan kehti thi, koi dhandha chhota nahi hota, aur dhandhe se bada koi dharm ni hota."

The movie Raees was all about believing in oneself and respecting what you do. Shah Rukh Khan’s character here taught us that no business was small or big. It’s up to you if you believe in working in a certain field, do it with all your heart and respect your ventures. 

“Life mein kuch bhi karo, kuch na kuch toh chhootega hi. Toh jaha hai wahi ka maza lete haina.”

And everyone knows this movie! It’s our favourite, isn’t it? This dialogue from Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani tells us that it’s better to miss a few beautiful moments in life, rather than rushing to witness all the good stuff and enjoying none.