Celebrities share their childhood favorites in movies! From Aanand to Masoom, discover the films that these celebrities couldn’t get enough of during their younger years!
I love the film Anand, because of how huge of a fan I was of Rajesh Khanna. And, no one could make me cry like he did. One could literally see the pain in his eyes extremely replicated by the rare quality Shah Rukh captured from his day one on a movie set. While Anand is sad, it’s metaphorically quite true. We never know when it’s our time to go, hence, show gratitude, be humble, be kind, and above all, if you can, help others. That’s the message an eight-year old extrapolated from Anand in 1980 given it was out in 1971.
The one film that we used to watch as a child was Sound of Music and then later came Parichay, Jeetu Ji’s film which had brilliant songs. That was one film I used to really resonate with. I think after so many years I watched that film again when I joined Ekta in Balaji and then when we had one on one with Jeetu ji, which was really inspiring. I didn’t watch any of his other films as much as I’d watch Sound of Music and Parichay. I happened to go back again to watch Parichay because of the music. For me, I would say it was a huge inspiration because I loved music despite being a Bengali, and having learnt as a child. I think my love for music became evident after watching Parichay.
Without giving a thought, my favourite film is Bhagat Singh. It amazed me and gave me chills how such a young soul can be directed into becoming a revolutionary. At a tender age when teenagers think about romance, food and fairy tales. He was already fighting for the nation. This had an impact on my mind for sure. He became a symbol; the act was forgotten, the symbol remained, and within a few months each town and village of the Punjab, and to a lesser extent in the rest of northern India, resounded with his name. I want the youth to be like this. We all are here for purpose, and we shall all find our purpose and must live for that. Jai Hind
Children’s Day is celebrated as a tribute to our Former Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru. Nehruji fondly called ‘Chacha Nehru’ was born on November 14, 1889. He was known for his affection for kids. He also established Children’s Film Society India in 1955 to create indigenous cinema exclusively for kids. My all-time favourite nail biting, intense, and thrilling movies are Aag ke Angaarey and Chota Chetan. Both these movies give out loud messages that Darr ke aagey Jeet hai. I wish to make one of these kinds of movies sooner.
Not as a child, but as a teenager, I loved the movie Wanted. I know it was a very unusual choice but Salman Khan had one of his best comebacks. It is my all-time favourite. His dialogue delivery and attitude were spot on. I still remember the dialogue, ‘Ek baar jo maine commitment kar di toh phir main apne aap ki bhi nai sunta’. How cool was that dialogue, I used to walk around chanting that dialogue with my friends because it was so popular. It had everything I liked as a Bollywood fan: drama, action, and upbeat music. Salman Khan’s fascinating portrayal of Radhe left a lasting impression on me. Wanted has an incredible soundtrack, and I would constantly think about the movie when I listened to the songs. Yes, I watched Wanted last month. And it felt quite different from when I first watched it for the first time and realising how time has changed and how crazy I was about the movie and Salman Khan at that time. That bracelet that he wears as a charm, I still have it in one of my old stuff. Re-watching Wanted brought back a sense of nostalgia and reminded me of the excitement I felt when I first watched it. I still find it entertaining. Salman Khan’s fearless and determined nature still resonated with me. Overall, I felt thrilled and the impact it had on shaping my love for movies and storytelling.