Celebrities share their childhood favorite movies! From Anand to Masoom, discover the films that these celebrities used to love to watch during their younger years! TheGlitz reports.
I loved watching Anand, because I was a huge fan of Rajesh Khanna. And, no one could make me cry as he did. One could literally see the pain in his eyes which can only be replicated by Shah Rukh. While Anand is sad, it’s metaphorically quite true. We never know when it’s our time to go, hence, should show gratitude, be humble, be kind, and above all, help others. That’s the message an eight-year-old extrapolated from Anand in 1980 ( I watched it then).
The one film that we used to watch as children was Sound of Music and then later Parichay, Jeetu Ji’s film which had brilliant songs. That was one film I used to really resonate with. I think after so many years I watched that film again when I joined Ekta in Balaji and then when we had a one-on-one with Jeetu ji, which was really inspiring. I didn’t watch any of his other films as much as I’d watch Sound of Music and Parichay. I happened to go back again and again to watch Parichay because of the music. For me, I would say it was a huge inspiration because I loved music being a Bengali and having learned it as a child. I think my love for music became more evident after watching Parichay.
Without a second thought, my favourite film is Bhagat Singh. It amazed me and gave me chills about how such a young soul can be directed into becoming a revolutionary. At a tender age, teenagers think about romance, food and fairy tales. He was already fighting for the nation. This had an impact on my mind for sure. He became a symbol; the act was forgotten, the symbol remained, and within a few months each town and village of the Punjab, and the rest of northern India, resounded with his name. I want the youth to be like this. We all are here for purpose, and we shall all find our purpose and must live for that. Jai Hind
Children’s Day is celebrated as a tribute to our Former Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru. Nehruji fondly called ‘Chacha Nehru’ was born on November 14, 1889. He was known for his affection for kids. He also established the Children’s Film Society India in 1955 to create indigenous cinema exclusively for kids. My all-time favourite nail-biting, intense, and thrilling movies as a child was Aag ke Angaarey and Chota Chetan. Both these movies give out loud messages that Darr ke aagey Jeet hai. I wish to make these kinds of movies sooner.
Not as a child, but as a teenager, I loved the movie Wanted. I know it was a very unusual choice but Salman Khan had one of his best comebacks. It is my all-time favourite. His dialogue delivery and attitude were spot on. I still remember the dialogue, ‘Ek baar jo maine commitment kar di toh phir main apne aap ki bhi nai sunta’. How cool was that dialogue, I used to walk around chanting that dialogue with my friends because it was so popular. It had everything I liked as a Bollywood fan: drama, action, and upbeat music. Salman Khan’s fascinating portrayal of Radhe left a lasting impression on me. Wanted has an incredible soundtrack, and I would constantly think about the movie when I listened to the songs. I watched Wanted last month again. And it felt quite different from when I first watched it for the first time. I realised then how time had changed. I was crazy about the movie and Salman Khan at that time. That bracelet that he wore as a charm, I still have it. Re-watching Wanted brought back a sense of nostalgia and reminded me of the excitement I felt when I first watched it. I still found it entertaining. Salman Khan’s fearless and determined nature still resonated with me. Overall, I felt thrilled and the impact it had in shaping my love for movies and storytelling.