Emotions and drama go hand in hand with Bollywood movies. No matter what genre the film belongs to, you will always find a little bit drama and a lot of emotions blended into the film.
Today, I would like to draw your attention towards the emotional scenes in Bollywood films that left an impact on every crazy filmy keeday wala.
While most emotional scenes are forced into the films only to connect heart-to-heart with the audience, there are some touching scenes that not only touch our heart but also make us cry and sometimes cry harder.
Although the credit must go to the writers who crafted such a moving scene in the film, it is the actors enacting these scenes in the movie who really deserve all the praise. The actors actually breathe air into these scripted scenes in the movie.
Well, it is difficult to shortlist the best emotional scenes in Bollywood as there are many. However, we have sorted the list of scenes from Bollywood movies that left an impact too deep on the audience and at times even made them cry every time they watched it.
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List of Best Bollywood Emotional Scenes
Anand (1971) – Scene depicting Anand’s death and Bhaskar’s anger
Anand is an inspiring film about a young man fighting cancer. The film showcases Anand as a happy-go-lucky young man who is a dying cancer patient.
The highlight of the film is the attitude of the titular character portrayed by Rajesh Khanna as a relaxed and highly motivated young man who knows that he is counting his last days.
The eventual death scene of Anand and Bhaskar’s emotional dilemma touches the audience so deeply that even today that scene makes us all cry at the end.
Sholay (1975) – Jai’s death scene and Veeru’s emotional breakdown
One of the epic films in Bollywood history, Sholay remains in every Indian filmy buff’s hearts forever.
The film is about male bonding, friendship, and revenge. Although the film is a treat to watch even today, there’s one element in the film that we dislike or feel too sad whenever we watch the film.
It’s the demise of Jai and Veeru’s emotional breakdown with the sad version of “Yeh Dosti” song in the background. No matter how idiotic it sounds, I always wish for the scene to change or Jai surviving in the end, whenever I watch Sholay.
Saaransh (1984) – Anupam Kher’s brilliant emotional vent out as a helpless father
Saaransh is Anupam Kher’s debut film for which he also won his only Filmfare Award in the Best Actor category.
The film is about an elderly couple, who recently lost their young son and are trying to come to terms with the sudden demise of their only hope and financial aid in their older age.
While the film is a complete emotional saga, there’s one instance where Anupam Kher, who plays the father B.V. Pradhan lashes out at the main head of the customs department when he is disrespected and aided no help during his visit to collect the ashes of his late son.
Taare Zameen Par (2007) – The song “Maa”
Taare Zameen Par is the directorial debut of Aamir Khan and tells us a story about a dyslexic child named Ishaan, played by Darsheel Safary. While the film is a good mix of all sorts of emotions and drama, there’s one instance when Ishaan is sent to boarding school by his parents against his will.
Ishaan cries a lot and there’s a beautiful song played in the background titled “Maa” sung by Shankar Mahadevan. The song would literally connect with anyone who loves his mom and tears would start flowing automatically.
Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994) – Bhabhi’s accident and eventual death
It’s all fun, love, and celebration in the Rajshri’s family drama film of 1994 titled Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!
However, the whole theme suddenly turns sad when the Renuka Shahane falls down from the staircase and dies eventually after bidding an emotional farewell to all.
The whole fun and laughter in the film dies later on and makes the audience cry for a while, until the happy ending in the final scene.
Yaadon Ki Baraat (1973) – Reunion of the separated family
Yaadon Ki Baaraat is an Indian action drama film directed by Nasir Hussain. The film stars Dharmendra, Zeenat Aman, Vijay Arora, Ajit Khan, Tariq Khan, and Neetu Singh in pivotal roles.
The film tells us the story of a family of three brothers separated from one another at a very young age and later reunited during some uneventful turn of incidents.
The highlight of the film is the music, especially the title song when the three brothers are united at a club. Although one of them isn’t able to join the other two out of mere circumstances, the song ignites all the emotional load in our hearts and rolls out in the form of tears as Dharmendra’s character tries to hold back after seeing his two little brothers embracing each other.
Sadma (1983) – The climax scene
Sadma is actually a Hindi remake of Tamil blockbuster Moondram Pirai. Kamal Hassan reprises his role as the main lead in the Hindi version, whereas Sri Devi plays the autistic child-like woman in the film, getting a lot of praise and accolades from all over India.
The film is about the relationship between Somu, played by Kamal Hassan, and Reshmi, the autistic child-like woman played by Sri Devi that ignites when Somu finds Reshmi at a brothel.
While the film sees a lot of ups and down, the climax scene actually breaks your heart as a recovered Reshmi fails to recognize Somu, who tries his best with different antics to make her remember how he took care of her for several months.