5 Must-Watch Bollywood Films That Celebrate The Wisdom Of Old-Age

Author: Akshat Sundrani
Updated: Sun, 22 Oct 2023 11:34 PM (IST)

Bollywood has always had a knack for storytelling that resonates with people from all walks of life. While youth-centric stories have been a staple of Indian cinema, there is a growing recognition of the importance of portraying the experiences and wisdom of older generations. Let’s take a look at the must-watch Bollywood films that beautifully capture the nuances of old age, celebrating the rich tapestry of life and the lessons it imparts.

Piku (2015):

Directed by Shoojit Sircar, ‘Piku’ delves into the complexities of a father-daughter relationship. Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of an old man with bowel issues, while Deepika Padukone plays the character of a caring daughter. The film beautifully explores the humor and emotions that come with aging and caregiving.

102 Not Out (2018):

Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor shine in this unique and heartwarming comedy-drama directed by Umesh Shukla. The story revolves around a lively 102-year-old father who is determined to break the world record for being the oldest person alive, much to the chagrin of his 75-year-old son.

Kapoor & Sons (2016):

Shakun Batra’s family drama tells the story of an elderly couple, played by Rishi Kapoor and Ratna Pathak Shah. The film explores the vulnerabilities and imperfections of the older generation while navigating familial relationships.

Sardar Ka Grandson (2021):

A unique blend of comedy and drama, this film features Neena Gupta as a grandmother who wishes to revisit her old house in another country, despite her ailing health. The film’s endearing portrayal of the bond between the elderly and the younger generations is both touching and entertaining.

The Last Color (2019):

Directed by renowned chef-turned-filmmaker Vikas Khanna, ‘The Last Color’ is a powerful tale of the enduring friendship between a young tightrope walker and a widow living in an ashram in Varanasi. The film explores the resilience of the elderly and the poignant colors they bring to life.

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