RJ Sangy Recommends | 10 Feel-Good Bollywood Movies That Will Brighten Up Your Day

RJ Sangy is Mirchi’s very own in-house filmy encyclopedia. Apart from being a radio jockey, a TV host and the voice of Filmy Mirchi, RJ Sangy is, from the bottom of her heart and soul, a true film fanatic.

Since we live in difficult times right now and it seems like we’re surrounded by death, destruction, illnesses and a general fragile state of mental well-being, RJ Sangy is helping us out in the best way she knows how: by telling us the best feel-good movies to watch. Watching films that are fully authentic to the human experience can make you feel great and wholesome. These are some films that have been with us in the toughest of times and always leave us smiling, feeling warm and fuzzy and soft and grateful for life.

So, here are RJ Sangy’s Top 10 Feel-Good Bollywood Movies:

Dear Zindagi (2016)

“This film made going to the DD actually seem okay and rather cool. Alia so effortlessly played an everywoman — you or me — in bits and pieces and joined it all together in the end. Just like Jahangir’s broken statue next to her favourite chair :). My marham during this pandemic.”
– RJ Sangy

Available on Netflix.

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

“This film makes me wanna go to Manali with my gang. Characters so relatable, love that’s complicated yet easy — and what an album! Uff Kabira tu ek baar phir maan ja. Travel to snow clad mountains vicariously with this movie and hope that you find your Bunny/Naina soon.”
– RJ Sangy

Available on Prime Video and Netflix.

Lamhe (1991)

“Lamhe is a film way ahead of its time. It was a flop when it released, but what brilliant characterization and chemistry! Here is Anupam Kher and Anil Kapoor, Sridevi and Waheeda Rahman. Fun fact: the whole crew actually stayed in the same house that they shot in, in London. The slap scene gave me creeps when I saw it after many many years – Matlab how dare he slap her?! But other than that, can you play the medley of old songs again? With video also pls? :)”
– RJ Sangy

Available on Prime Video.

Wake Up Sid (2009)

“Sid is me. Sid is you. The introspection and change in his life has happened to all of us as well. Ranbir – our love story began with this film. You gave me my 12 AM jam sandwich cake and the house that I wanna do up like Ayesha’s in the film. All ❤️ and all awwwwness . My jam-to-the-bread wali film.”
– RJ Sangy

Available on Netflix.

Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (2012)

“A story that begins with a wedding and thankfully doesn’t end with one. Dialogues are so easy breezy and relatable. And the ending be best – cause it ain’t typical. Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu is a happy and easy watch, and I think very underrated film and album. Didn’t get it’s due – par ab de do.”
– RJ Sangy

Available on Netflix.

Chupke Chupke (1975)

“Hrishikesh mukherjee is the man who made the best comedies according to me. This film was made when I wasn’t even born and I saw it much later in life, but what a fun film! Be it the characterisation, music or dialogues. I still remember them. Mind you: this released in 1975 but it still resonates with so many generations! A must watch.”
– RJ Sangy

Available on Prime Video.

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobaara (2011)

“Like who hasn’t watched this film already? And if you haven’t watched it during the lockdown, what have you even been watching ? It’s my go-to sunshine movie everytime I feel blah. And every time I watch it like I am watching it the first time — that’s the beauty of it.”
– RJ Sangy

Available on Netflix and Prime Video.

Gully Boy (2019)

“This film gives me goosebumps! Every scene, every character, every song; they talk to me. Like they are my own. So many emotions — how does Zoya do this ?! And Ranveer is pure heart in this one. Go watch it again since we are all wondering “apna time kab ayega”.”
– RJ Sangy

Available on Prime Video.

Kapoor and Sons (2016)

“Okay so this one is an emotional roller coaster for everyone with imperfect families. But, yet again, Shakun nails the screenplay, dialogues and characters. The interpersonal relationships within the family…omg he is brilliant with emotions. Of course this film may not be a sunshine film, but real, yes, and raw emotions, yes, and hope in the end — a big YES.”
– RJ Sangy

Available on Netflix & Prime Video.

Jab We Met (2007)

“I revisited this film during lockdown during one of those rough and tough days. And then I found my comfort film. This is it. This film is a warm hug that gives you all the positivity and hope you need at the end of a bad week or day. Geet Toh sanGEETa mein Bhi hai 😉 (okay bad one). Watch it, cause it’s still refreshing, after all these years.”
– RJ Sangy

Available on Prime Video.

Bonus Feel-Good Movie

Socha Na Tha (2005)

“This be Imtiaz Ali’s debut film. Socha Na Tha was the start of ‘conversational, real’ dialogues. I know Ayesha and Abhay say “Yaar” so many times in this movie — but so do we in real life! This film is cute, it’s fresh, it’s romantic and a true-blue Imtiaz Ali film. If you haven’t watched it yet, now is the time.”
– RJ Sangy

Available on Prime Video

RJ Sangy is probably the biggest Filmaat around, so I, personally, have noted down all these movies to watch this week. How many of these have you seen? Let us know on contactus@mirchiplay.com

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