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Movies have the capacity to evoke many kinds of emotions in us. While there are many genres in movies such as action, comedy, horror, drama, thriller etc. But the most memorable ones are from the inspirational genre. Bollywood has a long list of such movies, and to make you feel a little motivated. From Mission Mangal, Chak De! India to English Vinglish, here’s a list of Bollywood motivational movies that will change your life.


Bollywood motivational movies:

Mission Mangal

Mission Mangal is loosely based on the life of scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation who contributed to India’s first interplanetary expedition Mars Orbiter Mission. It beautifully portrays the inspirational and motivational story of the Mars Orbiter Mission team.

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi, H. G. Dattatreya and Vikram Gokhale.


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Gully Boy

The story of Gully Boy movie was based on the lives of two Indian rappers and showcased their own journeys of beginning from a Mumbai slum to becoming a top Indian rapper. The plot followed the life of Vivian Fernandes, popularly known as Divine, along with Naved Shaikh known as Naezy.

Cast: Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Kalki Koechlin, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Vijay Varma, Amruta Subhash and Vijay Raaz.


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English Vinglish

English Vinglish movie is the story of Shashi, a woman who doesn’t know English and is made to feel insecure about this by her family and society at large. The film is also an inspirational story till date.

Cast: Sridevi, Adil Hussain, French actor Mehdi Nebbou, and Priya Anand.


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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

The story is based on the life of Milkha Singh, an Indian athlete and Olympian who was a champion of the Commonwealth Games and two-times 400m champion of the Asian Games. The movie is an absolute booster for all individuals involved in sports.

Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Divya Dutta, Meesha Shafi, Pavan Malhotra, Yograj Singh, Art Malik, and Prakash Raj.

Wake Up Sid

The story of a lazy Mumbai college student who does absolutely nothing, with a turn of events will Sid realize his potential in this world and become a success in the fast-paced life of Mumbai. It is inspiring, exciting and thoroughly enjoyable

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma, Anupam Kher, Supriya Pathak, Rahul Khanna,  Kashmera Shah, Shikha Talsania, Namit Das, and Krutika Bolaki.


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 Chak De! India

Chak De! India narrates a fictional story about the Indian women’s national field hockey team, that was loosely inspired by the Indian team’s win at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. It was released way back in 2007 and still remains one of the best sports-based films to have come out of India.

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Malvade, Sagarika Ghatge, Shilpa Shukla, Arya Menon, Seema Azmi, Nisha Nair, Sandia Furtado, Masochon V. Zimik,  Kimi Laldawla,  Chitrashi Rawat, Shubhi Mehta, and Anaitha Nair.


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3 Idiots

Adapted loosely from Chetan Bhagat’s novel Five Point Someone. It is a story of young boys name Rancho, Farhan Qureshi, and Raju Rastogi. It is an inspirational movie because of its acting, story, and concept of the movie.

Cast: Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan,Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor, Boman Irani and Omi Vaidya

Mary Kom

It is a 2014 biographical sports film based on the life of the eponymous boxer Mary Kom. The movie depicts Kom’s journey of becoming a boxer to her victory at the 2008 World Boxing Championships in Ningbo.

Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Darshan Kumar and Sunil Thapa.

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