There are some scenes of Bollywood that are quite simply unforgettable – because they are funny, heartwarming, endearing, dramatic…. For whatever reason these are vignettes of cinema that have become a part of our folklore, our daily life and these are the scenes जो की बच्चा बच्चा जानता है! Check out 17 of the most iconic scenes of Bollywood
The Brothers Reunite – Yaadon Ki Baaraat
It is the song that causes the three brothers to recognise each other; what a song! But that isn’t even the point! When the three brothers realise they are brothers…. admit it now! Didn’t that make you smile and cry just a little bit? It’s just so darn cute!
Mere Paas Maa Hia – Deewar
This line may be the joy of a thousand mimics, but what a line! The best I-got-the-last-word-in-the-argument line ever!
Tareekh Par Tareekh – Damini
Now, not only is that a Hindi movie scene that packs a punch in terms of high voltage drama in a climactic scene, it is a social comment, an observation on our judicial system and probably Sunny Deol’s most memorable cinematic moment.
Mogambo Khush Hua – Mr. India
Hands up, everyone whose favourite movie this is… for so many reasons – funny, lovable characters (even the villains!), story of the underdog triumphing and just such an enjoyable movie!
Mere Karan Arjun Ayenge – Karan Arjun
Classic Bollywood! The mother, her two sons, reincarnation, ‘Vinaash’ of the baddies. This scene just makes you want to get up and cheer (while surreptitiously wiping away tears, albeit).
Sala ek machar – Yeshwant
You may or may not remember the rest of that Nana Patekar movie but that line is iconic – Ek machhar aadmi ko hijda bana deta hain (A single mosquito can emasculate a man). This line illustrates Nana Patekar’s style perfectly.
In Kutton ke Saamne Mat Nachna – Sholay
Sholay is littered with iconic lines and it was tough to choose one. This one is awesome because it’s all about bravery and love and heroism about to triumph over evil.
KKKKK Kiran – Darr
So many firsts! The hero as anti-hero, SRK in a career defining role, the psycho lover/stalker movie, Shah Rukh Khan doing his characteristic arms outstretched gesture…
Babu Moshia! – Anand
Pushpa, I hate tears – Amar Prem
If you haven’t watched this movie, kindly correct this lacuna in your cinematic education at once! Beautiful tale, fantastic music, stunning lead pair, a haunting love story…. Oh! Goose Bumps! And such a very poignant scene! So what if its been lampooned a million times!
Bhola! Neeche se! – Padosan
I have literally fallen out of my chair watching this scene – peopled with some of the funniest and most talented Hindi film actors.
Blood Donation Scene – Amar Akbar Anthony
So what if it’s medically implausible, the sight of three guys donating their blood to their blind mother… epic! If you think that’s corny… well you’re just a hardhearted so and so with no finer sentiments!
Humko Mita Sake… – Bulandi
Arguably, the most suave of Hindi film heroes. Raj Kumar, delivered some of the Indian cinema’s most ‘dhaansoo’ lines… like this one.
Daru Peene Se Liver Kharaab – Satte Pe Satta
Amitabh Bachchan, Indian cinema’s original angry young man, showed his funny side from time to time as in this movie when he explains to Amjad Khan, why alcohol is bad for the liver… ad nauseam!
Saara Sheher Mukhe Loin Ke Naam se Jaanta Hai – Kaalicharan
Ajit was perhaps Bollywood’s most iconic villain and this line of his is perhaps the most memorable of all!
Jaadu Ki Jhappi – Munnabhai MBBS
To me this scene encapsulates why this movie is one of the most delightful, entertaining, funny, and heartwarming Hindi movies ever made.
TEJA main hoon….mark idhar hai – Andaaz Apna Apna
Arguably one of the silliest and funniest of Hindi movies – in this scene, there is confusion about which of the two characters played by Paresh Rawal is the real Teja… there is a page on Facebook with this name: TEJA main hoon….mark idhar hai; I kid you not! Enjoy this iconic climax scene from the movie:
By – Reena Daruwalla
Video courtesy – Sushmita Gurung