Must Watch Bollywood Movies for Kids

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Sneha Sarkar
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Must Watch Bollywood Movies for Kids

With Covid still tailing us, outside activities remain a concern, most children spend much of their time at home. Don't you think it would be a great time for your kid to enjoy good movies and learn from them now and then? 


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There are many movies in our cinema culture that have an educational value to them and can teach your child important life lessons in a more fun way. To help you with this, here is a list of movies shortlisted that will not only entertain your kid but also make you believe that Bollywood movies might not be that bad for your child after all.


  1. Stanley Ka Dabba (2011)

    Stanley ka dabba

It is a heartwarming tale about a boy named Stanley, a popular student in an English-medium school, who never carries his tiffin and due to this his Hindi teacher who forces other students to share their food with him forbids Stanley from School until he brings his tiffin. The film takes a turn when you will get to know that Stanley is an orphan. The film covers topics like hunger, bullying, the education system but most importantly it teaches us about friendship and humanity.

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  1. Chillar Party (2011)

    Chillar pARTY


This is the kind of movie you want to watch over and over again. Chillar Party is a story about a group of kids who live in the same society. The story gets exciting when they meet an orphan named Fatka with his dog named Bhidu and get exposed to the world of politics because of an incident involving Bhidu. Chillar Party won the 2011 National Film Award for Best Children's Film. The Chillar party shows children the importance of standing up for what they believe is right.

  1. Bumm Bumm Bole (2010)

    Bumm Bumm Bole


The story revolves around an underprivileged family in a village that cannot afford school uniforms or shoes for their children. When the daughter's only pair of shoes gets misplaced, the brother agrees to share his pair. However, at that time, a marathon gets declared in their village, and the brother decides to participate so that he can win the third prize( a pair of spanking new sports shoes). You would be amazed to see how the story ends. This is a great movie to teach your children to value their things and to be grateful.


  1. I Am Kalam(2010)

    I am Kalam

It's about an underprivileged child who was inspired by our former president Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and aspires to grow up to be like him. One day he encountered a boy named Kunwar Ranvijay Singh who belonged to a royal Rajasthani family. Kunwar was restricted within the royal world and also was asked to make friends who belonged to royal blood. But the restrictions failed in front of childhood's innocence which led to a friendship between Kalam and Kunwar. They shared a strong bond and helped each other in their best possible ways, whenever required and that's how the story unfolds.

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  1. Halo(1996)



The movie tells the story of Sasha, a 7-year-old motherless girl who lives with her father. Also unhappy in friendship because her friends always discuss their mothers and compare them to Miss India Aishwarya Rai. Much against her father's wishes Sasha gets herself a puppy named Halo who becomes her constant companion. One day she lost Halo. During her search to find Halo through the streets of Mumbai, Sasha meets a variety of people. Does Sasha find her little puppy Halo?

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  1. Gippi(2013)



It is a coming-of-age story of a 14-year-old  overweight girl who lives in Shimla with her mother and brother. The film deals with the usual teenage challenges and all the physical, emotional changes that come with them. Through the course of the movie, she learns to love herself and accept herself just the way she is. It will definitely inspire your child to love themselves unconditionally.


  1. Taare Zameen Par(2007)

    Taare Zameen Par


Every child is unique and special. The movie revolves around an 8-year-old boy named Ishaan Awasthi, who finds it difficult to read and write. When complaints begin to gush in, his parents decide to set him off to a boarding school. In boarding school, his teacher diagnosed him with dyslexia. Ishaan with his teacher sets the journey of rediscovering himself and his lost confidence. The movie raises awareness of Dyslexia which makes it a must-watch inspirational movie.


Movies have been a great source of visual learning. It enables children to understand concepts in the form of engaging plots. Just like books, movies permit kids insight into the lives of varied characters and make them realize how differences in perspective can create different approaches to solve problems. In spite of having popularity as contemporary art, films are often under-appreciated in regards to educational values. Films have the ability to set children up for the future. It enhances critical thinking skills and also boosts memory. Spend time with your child watching these extremely kid-friendly movies and make the most out of them.

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