The Smileys of Bollywood

BollyCurry presenting to you some of the inspirational characters of our timeless cinema, those who through thick and thin held on to that smile, lightening up the lives around them.

Friday, July 11, 2014 | 2:54:09 AM IST (+05:30 GMT)
 7 Comments | By

After a long and winding year, the summer presents itself as an excellent opportunity to relax and reflect upon the rollercoaster ride of life. While the happy moments brighten up our lives with their smile, it's the not-so-happy moments that makes us realize the true value of a smile. Here is BollyCurry presenting to you some of the inspirational characters of our timeless cinema, those who through thick and thin held on to that smile, lightening up the lives around them.

Essaying the character of a jovial and fun-loving Punjabi, Anjali Sharma Raichand, who in spite of her lower socio-economic status, never let go of that smile which not only bowled over the heart of Rahul (Shah Rukh Khan) but also the audiences. Kajol's role in the movie was a perfect depiction of a strong and supportive woman in the domestics of Indian culture and society. Be it her responsibility as a mother or a rejected daughter-in-law, the character fulfilled it all without any complaints.

Ranchoddas Shyamaldas Chanchad/Phunsukh Wangdu - a character as unique as both his names in the movie played by perfectionist Aamir Khan in 3 Idiots. From the wrath of his teacher, to supporting his friend lying on his deathbed, to being separated from his friends and the love of his life, this man bore it all with a smile. His 'all izz well' became the new talisman for the public to rescue them from any sort of trouble. Khan inspired one and all with his brilliant and power pact performance in the movie.

Talking about inspirational characters, one can simply not forget Geet from Jab We Met. Kareena Kapoor played the role of a frivolous, lively and talkative Punjabi girl who madly loved herself. But life wasn't as simple as she thought it to be. Her crumpling down when her boyfriend out rightly refused to marry her and the after journey then onwards was full of hardships. But even through this phase of intense depression, she emerged victorious from the darkness that seemed to have engulfed her life.

Now, while it isn't every day for a simple villager to be married off to a modern British girl and end up in London only to find out that the marriage isn't even legal, it surely isn't simple to plunge out of this pool with a smile on your face. This is exactly what happened with Arjun (Akshay Kumar) when he ended up in London. While it may be difficult for a man deal with rejection just a day after his marriage in an alien land, Kumar survived it all with a smile. As the saying goes, "all's well that ends well" and this rom-com ended with Arjun winning over the heart of the spoilt British brat.

Anushka Sharma - Jab Tak Hai Jaan

This beauty is known for her enchanting smile and man did she flaunt it in her movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan. She played the role of an energetic and full of life journalist whose positive outlook towards life helped the much distorted Samar (Shah Rukh Khan). Although she didn't have much luck with her love life, she stayed strong to unite the star crossed lovers of the movie. Sometimes love isn't about getting but more about giving.

The movie depicted the charming story of two college best-buds turned lovers who survived the twists and turns of life with contagious smiles on their face. While this love story had way too many, and might we add absurd hindrances, Aditi (Genelia D'Souza) impressed all with her bubbly persona and sweet smile. It isn't surprising that the audiences fell in love with this aggressive and impulsive character.

A smile may take the form of many shapes but its effect isn't ordinary; the gesture rules the world greater than any other powers known. We close this edition with a simple smile hoping you find inspiration in these characters our Bollywood actors portrayed with such vigor. Let us know your story and which character inspired you the most in the comment box below.

Writer: Urooj K. 
Editors: Nabila S. and Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Fizii

Have a suggestion or comment for BollyCurry? Then drop us a PM at BC_Dropbox today!

User Rating Rating(13 Votes)
ringroses, Athene, -JujuK, MarshP, samicute, MSN_Vanny, .StarryPhoenix, ..GurmiT.., Jenifer., _Divya_, illuminated., ..Roopal.., -Swetha-

Share On :

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on WhatsApp

To stay updated with similiar articles follow

Related News

User Comments & Ratings

Join India Forums for free to comment on this story. Have an account already? Use Quick Login to comment.
Dear Readers,
  • Please do not use derogatory comments in reply to the stories published on Bollywood, India-Forums.
  • The credibility of the site matter to us, and the comments in bad taste tend to invariably hurt the actors/production house/channel etc.
  • So kindly, refrain from creating an unhealthy atmosphere for all, and keep your comments constructive.
  • Also, please use the Rate It button if you want to just thank the author for posting the story.



  • Page 1 of 1

Posted on: 11 July 2014 at 11:47am
nice article
except for akshay's namaste london, i love all the others

Report Abuse
Posted on: 11 July 2014 at 2:53am
namastey london is my most fav ...

Report Abuse
Posted on: 11 July 2014 at 2:01am
3 Idiots my fav :D Aamir rocksss

1 member(s) Liked the above comment :

Report Abuse
Posted on: 11 July 2014 at 1:38am
I loved all these characters but Anushka's character sticks out the most. Without her the movie would have been really intolerable to watch

Report Abuse
Posted on: 11 July 2014 at 1:06am
Love you Kajol.You are fabulous and evergreen actress in Cenema.My All time Favoutite actress.Awaiting for ur film.Please come back soon.

1 member(s) Liked the above comment :

Report Abuse
Posted on: 10 July 2014 at 11:27pm
I love ALL these characters, they were the life of their respective movies! :D

3 member(s) Liked the above comment :
Denziltuna, pallavi25, ..Roopal..

Report Abuse
Posted on: 10 July 2014 at 4:10pm
Loveddd akkki in Namste London.. No one could have ever portrayed the character of arjun as akki did.. Loved how he stayed smiling in thick and thin time and at the end won Katrina's heart..Love him to the core... His pairing with katrina rocks

1 member(s) Liked the above comment :

Report Abuse

  • Page 1 of 1

Bollywood Talk Round' Town Articles Index

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.

Popular Channels :
Star Plus | Zee TV | Sony TV | Colors TV | SAB TV | Life OK

Quick Links :
Top 100 TV Celebrities | Top 100 Bollywood Celebs | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Forum Index