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15 Times Bollywood Had Us All Weepy-Sniffy

15 Times Bollywood Had Us All Weepy-Sniffy

Bollywood is indeed Sapno Ki Nagri, and rightfully so. We in India are absolutely fascinated by our movies. So much so that there was a time when people made a point to actually not differentiate between real and reel. A villain was forever the bad guy, the hero was always a goody-two-shoes, and the heroine was always a damsel in distress.

Thankfully, in today’s generation, we beg to differ here. Nevertheless, no matter how practical we are to know that it is a movie, and the characters are a figment of imagination, our movies many at a times manage to tug at our hearts so much, that we can’t help but wipe away the tears that have unknowingly come. Let us today, take a look at such Bollywood scenes which made us all weepy-sniffy, though we won’t admit.

Masoom (1983)

The whole movie tugs and pulls at your heartstrings and little Rahul emotes through his eyes to let your floodgates open.

Sadma (1983)

The moving train, one exasperated Somu trying to make Neha remember the times she spent with him. Excuse us, but a bug caught stuck in our eyes here.

Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981)

We can never ever forget the climax when Vasu and Sapna breathe their last in each other’s arms. Haunting and sad, it showed mirror to the society.

Anand (1971)

Throughout the movie, one man made you laugh and smile, and when he leaves, even the toughest of souls had tears in their eyes.

Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)

The movie had a similar plotline as “Anand” but had the quintessential KJo touch to it. The last scene, when Aman, Rohit, and Naina are in the hospital, with the “Heartbeat” in the background, was enough to make us hunt desperately for our handkerchiefs.

Taare Zameen par (2007)

You talk of scenes that made you cry, and you just cannot skip this one. The whole movie, and Ishaan tugged at our hearts, to let our emotions flow in the form of tears. The song “Maa” can still make you cry, even on repeated hearings.

Aashiqui 2 (2013)

Though this essentially was a sob story, we will never forgive Rahul for smiling to Aarohi, and then jumping off the bridge, to leave a hollow behind.

Hasee Toh Phasee (2014)

This was a rom-com. But deep within that, there was a father-daughter story too. Not a single dry eye was there, when Devesh comes face to face with his prodigal daughter Meeta, for the second time, and defends his baby girl with a fierce and teary passion.

Rang De Basanti (2006)

The song “Lukka Chuppi” still brings tears to our eyes.

Mr. India (1987)


When Tina dies in a bomb blast, a part of us too goes away, melting in the valley of tears.

My Name Is Khan (2010)

The whole sequence, right from the death of Mandira’s young son Sameer, to the scene when she lashes out on Rizwan and leaves him, had us tearing up. Plus the fact that Rizwan could not express his emotions likewise.

Anjali (1990)

This gem from Maniratnam was about a young differently abled child, Anjali, who wins over everyone in the family, and one fine morning, doesn’t wake up. When Anu runs around the house screaming that her baby sister is not waking up, when Chitra tries to wake up her youngest baby, our tears just can’t stop streaming.

Border (1997)


Based on Indo-Pak war of 1971, this J.P.Dutta Saga had every person shedding true tears of patriotism. The sacrifices that soldiers make for us were too real to behold.

Jab We Met (2007)

When our chirpy and full of life Geet just loses herself in grief, we cry in her plight, we empathize with her, and we feel Aditya’s pain, when he is the girl of his inspiration, so broken and lost.

Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)

The latest to join, the climax of this movie had many running for their napkins. When little Shahida runs across the border with her retrieved speech, and calls out to Bajrangi, there was no dry eye. This was a movie that made that possible, after a long gap.

These were our favorite scenes that made us sniff into our handkerchiefs quite a few number of times, more than we would like to admit. Which are yours?

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