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Dial a Dialogue - 10 Life Lessons from Bollywood Dialogues
26 th Oct 2015

Numerous fascinating Bollywood dialogues have gone down in the history of Indian cinema, to be remembered forever.

Even today Bollywood dialogues like, “Jo dar gaya, samjho mar gaya” (the one who gets scared, dies), from the classic 1975 movie Sholay, have not faded away.

While we like using the classic Bollywood dialogues in a fun way in our daily conversations, some Bollywood dialogues offer valuable insight and memorable life lessons.

In your life, if you are in a fix and need some expert advice to overcome your pickled situation, the Bollywood dialogues are exceptional helpers, other than your well-wishers. It is perhaps surprising, but Bollywood can become a helpline for inspiration and guidance in life. So next time you are low, explore a new way to uplift your spirits and instead of dialling a helpline number, dial a dialogue from Bollywood to get a grip on your life.

Below are ten valuable life lessons that we can learn from Bollywood dialogues.

Movie: Anand, 1971

Anand Movie 1971 | 10 Life Lessons from Bollywood Dialogues

Dialogue: “Babu Mushoy zindagi badi honi chahiye ... lambi nahin” – Rajesh Khanna

Meaning: Mr. Mushoy life should be large ... not long

Lesson: In the movie Rajesh Khanna plays the character of a terminally ill jovial person, who believes in living life to the fullest everyday instead of focussing on the limited days he has, to live. The memorable line reflects his moto to live life to the fullest each day, as if there is no tomorrow.

Movie: Baazigar, 1993

Baazigar Movie 1993 | 10 Life Lessons from Bollywood Dialogues

Dialogue: “Kabhi kabhi jeetne ke liye kuch haarna bhi padta hai … aur haar kar jeetne waale ko baazigar kehte hai” – Shah Rukh Khan

Meaning: Sometimes to win, you have to lose something, and the one who wins even while losing, is the (ace) gambler.

Lesson: There are instances in life when you lose but still emerge as a winner, like when you  set aside your personal goals to help someone in need. This dialogue highlights the futility of shedding tears over small losses and encourages us to focus on the bigger picture. Such epic Bollywood dialogues as this one have made Bollywood larger than life.

Movie: The Dirty Picture, 2011

The Dirty Picture Movie 2011 | 10 Life Lessons from Bollywood Dialogues

Dialogue: “Jab zindagi ek baar mili hai to doosri baar kyu soche” – Vidya Balan

Meaning: When you get just one life, why think twice.

Lesson:  In the movie Vidya Balan plays a feisty character who blurts out some spunky Bollywood dialogues. The valuable lesson given by her above dialogue is that you get to live life just once, so live it to the fullest without thinking too much.

Movie: Guru, 2007

Guru Movie 2007 | 10 Life Lessons from Bollywood Dialogues

Dialogue: “Jab log tumhare khilaaf bolne lage ... samajh lo tarakki kar rahe ho” – Abhishek Bachchan

Meaning: When people start talking against you... understand that you are progressing (in life)

Lesson: We become a part of people’s negativity when we have become worthy of being noticed and when people around can no longer compete with us. If we believe in what we are doing and are certain that we are on the right path then people’s ill thoughts cannot hinder our progress. The Bollywood dialogues of the protagonist in the movie, portray his ambitions in a favourable light.

Movie: Lagaan, 2001

Lagaan Movie 2001 | 10 Life Lessons from Bollywood Dialogues

Dialogue: “Chulhe se roti nikale ke liye, chimte ko apna mooh jalahe padi” – Aamir Khan

Meaning: To remove roti (Indian bread) from the burning stove, the tongs have to burn its face.

Lesson: This dialogue is an affirmation to the fact that to achieve something, one has to undertake risks. Getting bruised and battered on the way to success is a part and parcel of the process. In this movie, set in pre-Independence India, a handful of villagers win against the British, in their own game of cricket, after being inspired by some rousing speaches.

Movie: Yeh Jawani Hain Deewani, 2013

Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani Movie 2013 | 10 Life Lessons from Bollywood Dialogues

Dialogue: "Jitna bhi try karo, life mein kuch na kuch chhutega hi. Toh jahaan hai, wahi ka maza lete hai na" – Deepika Padukone

Meaning: No matter how much you try, you will miss out on things in life. So just enjoy (your present life) from where you are.

Lesson: You cannot have everything in life, so enjoy the beauty of what you have achieved, at the present moment. The tranquil of satisfaction is what we need more than the constant feeling of deprivation, so live in the moment.

Movie: Three Idiots, 2009

Three Idiots Movie 2009 | 10 Life Lessons from Bollywood Dialogues

Dialogue: “Bachcha kabil bano kabil, kamyabi toh sali jhak maar ke peeche bhagegi” – Aamir Khan

Meaning: Kid become capable, (if you are capable) success will be forced to come running behind you

Lesson: Rather than just dreaming about the goal, if we work at increasing our capability, we will deserve success rightfully. If we have worked hard to make ourselves capable of achieving our goals, success cannot evade us for long.

Movie: Taare Zameen Par, 2007

Taare Zameen Par Movie 2007 | 10 Life Lessons from Bollywood Dialogues

Dialogue: “Duniya mein aise aise heere paida huye hai, jinhone sari duniya ka naksha hi badal diya ... kyun ki yeh duniya ko apni alag nazar se dekh paaye” – Aamir Khan

Meaning:  Such great diamonds were born in this world, who changed the map of the world... because they were able to see the world through a different perspective

Lesson: Sometimes seeing the world with a fresh perspective, creates a new change in society at large. So do not be afraid of thinking outside the box. The movie that focussed on finding the true potential in every kid, has some amazing Bollywood dialogues.

Movie: Ra.One, 2011

Ra.One Movie 2011 | 10 Life Lessons from Bollywood Dialogues

Dialogue: ”Ladai goliyo se nahin ... dil se jeeti jaati hai” – Shahrukh Khan

Meaning: A battle is not won by bullets..... it is won by the heart (love)

Lesson: Most of the problems in life can be solved by love, compassion and understanding. Hatred, harsh words and violence can only augment the animosity between people and society. The power of love alone can win people over and bring peace, which deep down everyone desires. Bollywood dialogues reflect thoughts of global well being.

Movie: All is well, 2015

All Is Well Movie 2015 | 10 Life Lessons from Bollywood Dialogues

Dialogue: “All iz well.. All iz well” – Aamir Khan

Meaning: All is well... All is well

Lesson: The movie has a song too that elaborates on the dialogue which means that when things get out of control in your life, just relax and say ‘All is Well’ to yourself. It inspires us to deal with difficult situations calmly without panicking. The motivational Bollywood dialogues in the movie were intended to bring a change in society’s high expectations of students.

The above Bollywood dialogues prove that Bollywood movies are compelling healers. So next time you are out watching a Hindi movie, think of it as more than mere entertainment. The therapeutic Bollywood dialogues may give you fresh perspective or bring you some much needed calm. Next time you are stressed or worried, remember...All is Well.

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