Age is just a number. Old is gold. We’ve been hearing these phrases for a long time now. However, there are very few movies in Bollywood that do justice to these phrases. Well, it’s true that life begins at 60! And these movies show us how...
1. Kapoor & Sons
This modern-day family drama is about loving your family while accepting their flaws. It’s the story of a 90-year-old grandfather (Rishi Kapoor) whose last wish is to take a family photo together. Some of the best scenes of the movie are the ones where Kapoor acts playful and jovial. The viewers love this oldie – who refuses to grow old and still fantasizes about Mandakini from Ram Teri Ganga Maili. All in all, it’s the grandfather who keeps the family young and alive!
2. Cheeni Kum
Released in 2007, this movie asserts that there’s no right age to fall in love. It shows a 64-year-old man falling in love with a 34-year-old woman. The two decide to get married, but their relationship faces objection. It’s because the girl’s lover is older than her father. The situation gets as complicated and as funny as it can! Cheeni Kum is especially remembered for its unconventional story and brilliant performances by the lead pair, Amitabh Bachchan and Tabu.
3. 102 Not Out
When we’re talking about old people living life to the fullest, how can we forget Big B in this comedy drama! Amitabh Bachchan plays a 102-year-old who wishes to break the record of the oldest living person. He lives his life with positivity, setting an example for his grumpy, 76-year-old son (Rishi Kapoor). The two veteran actors keep us entertained all through this feel-good film. Bachchan’s character is truly an inspiration for every viewer – young or old.
4. Lage Raho Munna Bhai
The highlights of this movie were Munna Bhai and his Gandhigiri. However, Lage Raho Munna Bhai has a lot more to it. The film throws light on a community of senior citizens and their home which is aptly called ‘Second Innings’. It’s this house where they cherish every moment of their old age. One of them even finds his childhood love in the house. Eventually, the couple gets married and embark upon a new journey. It’s indeed their second innings in life, and they live it in full spirit.
Bharat traces the story of a common man in post-independent India. The movie shows various aspects of Bharat’s (Salman Khan) life as he struggles to keep his family together. In his youthful days, Bharat falls in love with Kumud (Katrina Kaif). However, he doesn’t make a commitment to her as it might deter him from fulfilling his father’s promise. Bharat does not slow down with age and diligently carries out his duties. He finally marries Kumud at the age of 70 and thus begins their happily ever after!