Male bonding- a popular theme in Bollywood films
Friendship themes on celluloid have always initiated a lot of interest and curiosity amongst movie-buffs. Almost all genres of films have used this popular theme and continue to do so. Bollywood films have always encashed on male bonding and rightly so. Let us go down memory lane to enlist such movies that have kept reviving this theme.
History was created when this film released. This action-adventure film has a lot of memorable moments; however the male bonding shown in the film still occupies the audiences’ minds. After this movie released “Jai-Veeru” and “friendship” were used as synonyms. To add to this the song “Yeh dosti” became the mantra of friends.
Andaz Apna Apna-
This cult-comedy film presented friendship with a twist. The not-so friendly gestures shared between Aamir and Salman are fondly remembered by their fans. The film presented another facet of friendship-bitter-sweet- that still evokes a lot of laughter. The comic and impish chit-chat between the duo explores the fun side of friendship.
This movie highlights among many other themes, friendship, and what better than male bonding. It brings on board three men who together try to resolve their issues and in the meanwhile grows their friendship which glues the audiences to their seats.
The film that defines friendship is Dil Chahta Hai. It discovers friendship through its various stages- the fun times and then what happens to it when life’s more serious issues come in the way. This movie clearly shaped male bonding the way it is today in films. The three male characters and their bond will forever be etched in the minds of film-lovers. Though it has been a long time since this movie released it still does not look outdated and also the rapport that they shared has not been reproduced till date. This film definitely set male bonding as a trend.
The movie that rocked the nation with the lethal combination of male bonding and a rock band is this. It caught the nerve of the nation with this theme. Also, what makes this film remarkable is that it blends both these themes really well-rock band is the force that breaks their friendship and also mends it. This film presents a totally different take on male bonding- a bond that is strained yet revives.
After this film friends loved to call themselves ‘idiots’. This cult film will always be remembered for the celebration of friendship. The film executed the portrayal of the deep emotions involved in friendship very well. The film is remotely based on “Five Point Someone” by Chetan Bhagat. It depicts hostel life and the friendship discovered there. This film gives male bonding a new meaning.
The film that created a rage was Delhi Belly. It is definitely a cult film. It gave a very true to life portrayal of three young boys living together. Cuss words, ‘orange juice’, and an unhealthy living make up their lives. The film presents an out-of-the-box description of the lives of three friends and definitely delimits friendship and male bonding.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara-
Three friends who discover their lives and themselves through a journey they undertake, and as this journey unfolds so does their friendship. This film thrives on male bonding. The three actors almost act their age and the presentation of male-bonding in this film is mature. This film offers a very philosophical understanding of life and friendship.
Male bonding is
an-oft borrowed theme in Hindi films. Nonetheless, every film has been able to
give its unique touch to this theme. Male bonding is definitely multi-faceted
and therefore we never seem to get bored of it. Cheers to more films on this
Andaz Apna Apna
Dil Chahta Hai
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara