7 Indian movies with brilliant portrayals of female bonding

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Why do all girls need a female best friend? Well, friends are there for each other in tough times, but girlfriends understand you the most. Girls understand how the female brain works, so when we have thoughts or do things that may seem “crazy” or “weird” or “obscure” to guys, other girls will be there to back you up, validate your reasoning, and tell you that you’re not actually crazy for feeling the way you’re feeling. Girls will be there to accept you without judging you for your feelings. And most importantly, female friendships are important because associating with other strong women strengthens us in the end. Females are said to be too sensitive, too emotional, but at the same time, they are very strong and strong friends who make a power couple. Not all friendships are successful, enriching and easy to handle, some are insanely complicated. But finding the best girlfriend paves the way for everything. Here are our favourite best friend stories from some amazing movies which will certainly win your hearts.

Veere di wedding (2018) – Kalindi, Avni, Sakhsi and Meera.

Veere di wedding is a remake of the movie ‘The wedding ringer’. The movie is directed by Shashanka Ghosh and produced by Rhea Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor and Nikhil Dwivedi. It stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania in lead roles, as four friends attending a wedding of their best friend Kalindi played by Kareena Kapoor. Veere di wedding shows the powerful portrayal of four friends who are there for each other no matter whatever happens. Kalindi’s friends Avni, Sakshi and Meera come to meet her after they learn about her wedding with her boyfriend, Rishabh. When things get tough, Sakshi (played by Swara Bhaskar) takes her girlfriends on a trip to Thailand. They rediscover themselves and enjoy their sisterhood. These four friends are dysfunctional and broken in their own way, but they are honest and committed to each other.

Pink (2016)- Minal, Falak, Andrea.

Pink is the story of three girls, Minal Arora (Taapsee Pannu), Falak Ali (Kirti Kulhari) and Andrea (Andrea Tariang), who are staying together as tenants in a posh South Delhi locality. They share a strong bond and are normal working professionals in their respective fields.

The trio is soon landed in trouble when a politician’s nephew molests Minal and frames the three girls in a false case. Deepak Sehgal (Amitabh Bachchan), a retired lawyer, comes to their rescue.

Despite going through various battles, they stick to each other. The trust between them is unbreakable throughout the journey. They fight the false case like loyal warriors. They battle everything from patriarchy to baseless traditions to emerge as saviours and supporters for each other.

Aisha (2010) – Aisha and Pinky

Aisha and Pinky (Sonam Kapoor and Ira Dubey) gave us a very real insight into friendship. Aisha is there for everyone. Everyone’s business is her business. She is a cheerful and happy girl who wishes the best for everyone.

The movie says that we fall out; we make up, but at the end of every up and down, we know our bestie will always be there for us.

The lunchbox (2013) – Mrs Deshpande and Ila

The Lunchbox, written and directed by Ritesh Batra, shows an amazing and sweet friendship between Ila played by Nimrat Kaur, is a housewife and Mrs Deshpande played by Bharati Achrekar.

Ila’s neighbour, Mrs. Deshpande, is her advisor, mentor and friend. The two exchange recipes, gossip, and they listen to 90s Hindi film music through grilled windows. Ila calls her Aunty. It’s Aunty who encourages Ila to write to a stranger after the lunchbox meant for Ila’s husband gets delivered to someone else. Aunty says: Thank you toh banta hai. She has no way of anticipating where this exchange of notes will go. Aunty, voiced by Bharati Achrekar, changes Ila’s life. Which is what most good friends do.

Yeh Jawaani hai dewani (2013)- Naina and Aditi.

This movie clearly shows that opposites attract each other. And when it comes to Aditi (Kalki Koechlin) and Naina (Deepika Padukone), they know what they want. The duo has known each other since college, but Naina, being a nerd and Aditi a backbencher, never got to know each other much. But when they meet after a few years, it doesn’t take much time for both to attract each other. They share a great bond even when the boys of their gang leave; they stick with each other.

Queen (2013) – Rani and Vijay Laxmi

 Rani, played by Kangana Ranaut, was about to get married to the love of her life in Vijay. But Vijay had some other plans and was not sure about Rani and hence he called off the wedding just a day prior. Rani who is broken and clueless leaves for her honeymoon alone. The real challenge starts when poor Rani has to survive in London all by herself. But Vijay Laxmi comes to her rescue. She proves that even if Rani doesn’t have a Vijay in her life; she has Vijay Laxmi. The movie shows men may come and go but girlfriends are forever.

Cocktail (2012)- Veronica and Meera

Cocktail, the story of three friends in London and the eventual love triangle that results between Meera (Diana Penty), Veronica (Deepika Padukone), Gautam (Saif Ali Khan).

Apart from the love triangle, the movie shows the genuine bond between Veronica and Meera. When things get tough for Meera, Veronica is there for her. Meera is a girl who comes to London to meet her husband. After meeting him, she finds out that he is not interested in marriage and would like to end it. Meera has no choice but to search for a hotel or an apartment to spend the night. Veronica, who is a complete stranger to Meera, allows her to stay in her house.

Veronica and Meera share chemistry which is gold. Meera is in direct contrast to the socially vibrant Veronica. But they share a great bond. They are there for each other. They want nothing in return. Veronica teaches Meera to be strong and independent. This movie is indeed high on sisterhood.

These movies show female friendships are stronger than any other bond.


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