Five must watch when in college

When you are at your thinking best and want to bring about a revolution in the world, here are movies you must watch.

There comes a time in college when you bunk a class to watch movies. It bonds you with your peers and gives you a much needed break too. When you are at your thinking best and want to bring about a revolution in the world, here are movies you must watch…

Dead Poet’s Society (1989)
English teacher John Keating inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day.
Director: Peter Weir
Writer: Tom Schulman
Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke


The Great Debators (2007)
A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school’s first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.
Director: Denzel Washington
Writers: Robert Eisele (screenplay), Jeffrey Porro (story)
Stars: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise


Haasil (2003)
Anirudhh, a law-abiding college student, in love with Niharika, gets caught up in college politics and crime, and must fight it out for himself, when friends turn into foes.
Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Writer: Tigmanshu Dhulia (dialogue)
Stars: Jimmy Shergill, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Irrfan Khan


Dil Dosti etc. (2007)
Dil Dosti Etc explores the ambiguities of the youth years. The movie is about coming of age of Apurv (Imaad Shah), a rich, aimless and cynical 18 year old young man, who has just entered college in Delhi. Juxtaposed against the aimlessness of Apurv is also the story of Sanjay Mishra (Shreyas Talpade), an ambitious Bihari student & politician with limited means. They represent two divergent world views—the liberal versus the conservative, the no-strings attached versus the committed, the elite versus the middle-class.
Director: Manish Tiwary
Writer: Manish Tiwary
Stars: Imaad Shah, ShreyasTalpade, Nikita Anand, Ishita Sharma


3idiots (2009)
Two friends are searching for their long lost companion. They revisit their college days and recall the memories of their friend who inspired them to think differently, even as the rest of the world called them “idiots”.
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Writers: Rajkumar Hirani, Abhijit Joshi
Stars: Aamir Khan, Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor, Boman Irani

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