Friends and friendship are a human’s anchor through the tumultuous storm called ‘life’. As you casually pass through your journey you see this person sailing through theirs and your head goes, “Hey mate, you could use some life-support, and this looks like an apt candidate!”. Unlike most missed romantic first-chances, you do not let this go. You see them sitting next to you in school, or across the table in the college canteen. You see them eating your favorite dish at the restaurant, or overhear them speaking of the football club you love. And before you know it you’re crying to them at 3AM about how you sacrificed your last toffee for a girl you liked when you were 5.
Friendship is undeniably a major moving force in ones life. You were dodging the 8 PM traffic on SV Road all alone. Now you’re moving steady, at 60 kmph on a lovely highway with your mates singing “Yaad karegi duniya, tera mera afsana”.
Bollywood has, over the years, portrayed friendships in the most adorable, envy-worthy manner. We put down our 5 all-time favorite on-the-move friendship movies (just in case you want to have a movie night with the gang).
Driving through the virgin streets of Spain, the boy trio redefined friendship in movies. The movie showcased the simplistic manner in which life unfolds. How over the span of a road trip fences mend, wounds heal, love happens and the worst fears are overcome. Watch it for the life lessons and intermittent doses of melodrama; and of course great music.
Setting vacation goals for entire generation, and seeding the Goa love was Dil Chahta Hai. A Bollywood gem based on the most inevitable phases of life. We’re sure someone in your troop is the real-life counterpart of the carefree Akash, lover boy Sameer or artsy Sid. The beauty of the film is in how it remains relatable over years, they don’t just call it the Bible of Friendship you see.
This one could be a hit or miss! Based in the more silent and serene parts of Goa, Finding Fanny is an unusual film. Unusual misfit characters thrown together due to an unusual happening. As they proceed through the road-trip, you fall in love with the characters and their quirks, their journey and destinations. The beauty of Goa, a bunch of talented actors and a short sweet film.
If you’ve found your best friend in your partner, well you’ve hit the jackpot and how! Jab We Met celebrates the fun, adventurous, friendship side of a romantic relationship. Geet and Aditya share a one of a kind journey, both literally and metaphorically. Accompanied with some breathtaking locations and a fair share of humour, this musical comedy drama is hard to dislike.
Painting a picturesque story of the father-daughter duo travelling to Kolkata; Piku is the movie if you’re celebrating Friendship with your family. The road trip brings Piku closer to her ageing father despite disparities. Seeing their relationship manifest will definitely leave you teary-eyed. Have the tissue box close.
We hope you celebrate your friends this Friendship Day! Whether it is your childhood buddies or friends who have now drifted apart, remember what Bollywood taught us, ‘there’s nothing a road trip can’t fix’! If you were looking for a sign of reassurance, this is it! What are you waiting for? Make that WhatsApp group, book a Zoomcar and hit the road. Happy Friendship Day!