Inspirational Bollywood movies can be seen as good mediums to encourage students. There are many inspirational Bollywood movies that students love to watch. But for a student it is important to get motivated in a positive direction. In this article, I have collected 15 such motivational Bollywood movies that will leave a positive impact on your mind once you see them.
Swami Vivekananda (1994, Biography) 7/10 IMDB
Swami Vivekananda is one of the best inspirational movies for students. It was first released on Doordarshan in 1998. This movie is based on the life story of great Hindu saint Swami Vivekananda. For students, there can be no more inspiring thing than Swami Vivekananda. Hence this movie will make you feel the inner spiritual energy of yours and let you lead a simple life.
Haathi Mere Saathi(1971, Drama) 7/10 IMDB
This movie begins with a young man named Raju who loves his elephants very much. But his wife has a fear for her child. She asks Raju to choose between the animals and his family. It is a good inspirational film for students as it shows the true love between animals and humans. I would like to recommend it for every student.
Anand (1971, Drama) 8.9/10 IMDB
Anand is one of the greatest Hindi movies in India. Most Indians who are in their 60s, still remember the mesmerizing dialogues of Rajesh Khanna ‘ Babu Moshay, Zindagi lambi nahi badi honi chahiye’. This movie tells us the story of a cancer patient who wants to live a happy life.
I am Kalam (2010, Drama) 8/10 IMDB
A poor boy is inspired by scientist and former president of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. He decides to change his name to Kalam and wishes to meet him. This is one of the best inspirational Bollywood movies that I would like to recommend to every student.
Iqbal (2005, Drama) 8.1/10 IMDB
Iqbal is a deaf and mute boy. But his dreams are big. He wants to play for Indian cricket team. But his father is not very supportive. His mother and sister support him and he soon finds a retired coach to train him. Iqbal is one of the best inspirational Bollywood movies that you will ever see. Just watch this awesome movie!
Sachin: A Billion Dreams (2017, Biography) 8.7/10 IMDB
The new generation who are born after 2000, do not know much about Sachin Tendulkar. But this movie tells the true story of little master’s life. How a little boy was inspired by the 1983 world cup victory of India and became the God of Cricket is very well presented in this movie. This is more like a documentary movie where you can see real video clips of Sachin’s rare moments with his family and team.
Bhootnath (2008, Fantasy) 6.3/10 IMDB
These days we are forgetting our moral values and running behind materialistic luxuries. We are leaving our emotional bandings and family relationship. Bhootnath is one of the best movies I have seen. It brings fun, emotion and family values before us. I recommend this movie for school students to watch and enjoy the acting of Big B as Bhootnath.
Taare Zameen Par (2007, Drama) 8.5/10 IMDB
What can I say about this movie? I remember Swami Vivekananda’s words ‘Everyone is special’ when I watch this movie. This movie is one of the best motivational movies that tell us how society destroys our creativity. I have put this movie on this list because this movie inspires me every time I watch it.
Baghban (2003, Drama) 7.5/10 IMDB
A man named Raj Malhotra with his wife sacrifice everything for their four sons. But when he gets retired, his children become selfish and forget their moral duty. They disrespect their parents but the story does not end here. You will find this movie extremely motivating and emotional. If you are a student, you should not miss this inspirational Bollywood movie.
English Vinglish (2012, Drama) 7.9/10 IMDB
A Housewife, Sashi is often mocked by her husband and family for not knowing English. She then tries to learn English and discovers a new world outside her kitchen and family. For a student, there can be no good thing than learning. As this movie focuses on learning and gives a good social message, every student must watch this.
Nil Battey Sannata (2015, Drama) 8.5/10 IMDB
Apekshya is a class tenth student who starts disliking studying due to the financial conditions of her family. Her mother Chanda realizes this and she tries to solve the problem. Soon she joins her daughter’s school to motivate her. This is one of the few inspirational Bollywood movies that focus on girl child education. I recommend this great movie for everyone.
Life Mein Kabhie Kabhiee (2007, Thriller) 6.2/10 IMDB
Five college friends get drunk on their graduation day. They all start discussing on their lives. They ask each other about who would get the real happiness in life among them. The story proceeds from here and ends at an inspirational point where you will find the true meaning of life. I want every college student to watch this movie and discover what life really is.
3 idiots (2009, Drama) 8.5/10 IMDB
This movie is inspired from the famous novel ‘Five point someone’ of Indian Novel Writer Chetan Bhagat. Farhan, Raju, and Rancho are three great friends in an engineering college. After the completion of their engineering examination, they all get engaged in their lives. And finally, a bet gives them a chance to reunite. This is one of the great inspirational Bollywood movies ever made in Indian Cinema history. I highly recommend this movie to every student.
Udaan (2010, Drama) 8.3/10 IMDB
A boy named Rohan is expelled from his school. He returns home to his father where he is forced to work in his factory. But Rohan wants to write. The dreams of Rohan move around the movie Udaan and inspire the audience. This is a great inspirational Bollywood movie that every student must watch.
Dangal (2016, Drama) 8.5/10 IMDB
Dangal is based on the successful journey of two Indian female wrestlers Gita and Babita Phogat. This is a great inspirational movie that shows how dedication and hard work can bring success to your life. I would like to recommend this movie to every student.
Inspirational Bollywood Movies: Final Take
I have watched many Bollywood movies and have a passion to watch inspirational movies. In this article, I tried to present 15 inspirational Bollywood movies that are good for students. I know, it is not possible for me to mention all the good movies but I have just shared my opinions. If you think this list is informative, please do not forget to add your precious views below in the remark box.