“Me or them?” He asked. Since I already had thought about living without him but without my girlfriends? No! So, I chose my girlfriends without even thinking twice.
The thought of living without them has never crossed my mind. That’s friendship!
People still keep talking about how strong male friendships are, but no one ever talks about female friendships. Surprisingly, Bollywood has made a few attempts to make movies about female friendships. We need to appreciate these movies! Here are a few wonders by Bollywood which proved that female friendships last a lifetime:
Veere Di Wedding- Kalindi, Avni, Sakshi & Meera
The movie portrayed female friendships at its best! It illustrated how female friendships function from school to eternity. It shows 4 school friends, who pledge to stand by each other, do so! Despite being busy in their own lives, they make time for each other. Even after years, despite being in different countries, when they reunite for a wedding it’s almost like they have never been separated. They share problems, they hang out and everything we all do with our girl pal group. They help each other overcome things the society did not understand.
Their friendship is not proved at a major event but the consistency they have, that’s what manifests true friendship!
Aisha- Aisha, Shefali & Pinki
We have seen multiple Bollywood movies where the rich girl is mean. Meet Aisha, the rich girl who wants to help everyone she can! This movie truly embraces female friendship and shows us how our girlfriends help us see the truth in every situation. Aisha & Pinki are best friends forever, they welcome Shefali to their little group and make sure she is comfortable. This movie illustrates the ups & downs in a friendship.
We all fight and make-up with our best friend, even after a spiteful fight we go back to them. This is what Aisha is about!
Luv Ka The End- Rhea, Jugs & Sonia
This one movie denounced the brat rich boy culture & illustrated the power of female friendship at the same time.
Rhea, a straight A student in junior college, dating the hunk of her college-Luv and dreams of marrying the dude. When Rhea finds out that Luv is cheating on her and is just using her to win the billionaire boy club contest, she is heartbroken. When Rhea feels helpless and feels her world has come crashing down, her friends make sure to turn it around for her.
Her friends help her plan revenge against Luv by making him drunk dance in a club, in a girl’s attire and making everyone believe he is a gay, which ruins his image of being the cool guy who is famous amongst girls. And then giving Rhea the courage to teach Luv a lesson! Such friendships!
Cocktail- Veronica & Meera
“Pyaar Dosti Hai” is one iconic SRK dialogue. But is it true? Who knows? But, the movie cocktail proved one thing- Friendship conquers all, even love!
When Veronica lets Meera into her life, and into her house, we sensed start to a really pure friendship on screen. That is what happened! Even though Veronica and Meera were poles apart, they found a common ground to stay together. What was it? They just cared about each other. It was all good until Meera falls in love with Veronica’s casual boyfriend Gautam and Vice-Versa.
Guess what does Meera do about it? She leaves town! She gives up the love of her life because it would hurt Veronica.
Guess what Veronica does? After wrestling with her feelings a little, she gives up on her casual boyfriend as well! She packs her bags, finds Meera and tells her how important she is.
Talk about friendship now!
Angry Indian Goddess- Frieda, Nargis, Joanna, Suranjana, Pamela, Madhurita & Lakshmi
This movie does not have a single male lead. It is one of those movies where you see a particular gender running around in the background for the sake! The movie pictures these ladies getting together for their friend’s marriage. Each one of them is going through some kind of patriarchal oppression or judgment in their personal lives. Some of them are meeting for the first time at Frieda’s wedding, and although all of them come from a really different personal & professional background, they do not judge each other. In fact, they help each other grow as a person, advice each other, become each other’s strength, encourage each other & stand up for each other.
When Joanna is raped and killed by the molesters, these ladies are seen taking a stand for each other and raising a voice against it together. That is friendship!
This is one of those movies which enlighten the world the fact that women are not jealous & in competition but stand by each other. It educates the world about purity in female friendship & strength.
Guess what happened after I chose my girlfriends over the guy? I never saw the guy ever again but my girlfriends? They stayed throughout! I guess that is the beauty of friendship.
I guess it is high time that Bollywood starts blessing us with such delightful female friendship movies because male friendships are overrated!