Best Bollywood Teen Movies

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Discussion,movies,Best Bollywood Teen Movies

In the light of Karan Johar's Student of the Year trailer doing the rounds, I started thinking of the better teen movies Bollywood has produced over the years. Although the new ones that have been recently released are mediocre and forgettable, there have been many instances of Bollywood doing right by the genre.

Here is my take on the Best Bollywood Teen Movies (in no particular order):

Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na


Anonymous's picture

Luv Ka The End & Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge are both set in colleges with a very young cast

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Fri, 2012-08-03 15:19 — Pinkvilla_boy

Rang De basatnti ANYDAY!!!!
that line of Amir Khan "collage kay us per hum life ko nachatay hain , or is per life hamay
nachati ha" was EPIC & so true
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Tim lak lak the Tim lak lak! Truly epic, man!Aamir and Sharman were just too good in that movie and so were the rest of the actors. Many dialogues and scenes from RDB are so memorable.

Like these -

"Zindagi jine ke do tareeke hote hain..ek jo ho raha hai hone do..bardasht karte jao..aur dusra ..Zimedaari uthao use badlne ki !!"

"Tum system ko badlne ki koshish karte ho..yeh system khudh tumhe badalta hai."

"Ek pair past pe, aur ek pair future pe, tabhi to hum aaj pe mooth rahe hain!"

RDB is one of my all-time favorite movies, but I don't really consider it a "teen movie".

So, 3 idiots, Jaane Tu, Jo Jeeta and also Ishq Vishq.

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Sat, 2012-08-04 08:20 — Voiceswriter

@Mystic Rose: In Hollywood it looks believable because the ppl look young, not like 45-year-old Aamir Khan playing a teenager.

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So he didn't look believable to you? First of all, that was not really a teenager role which was shot in some school though typically we start our Engineering or any graduation at the ages of 17-19.

Have you been to college? Many guys look like uncle types let alone a few guys who look even older than some young lecturers. (No offence to them :P)

Aamir looked so young and his mannerisms were just perfect. We (my collegemates and I) went to that movie thrice and not even once we felt that a 45yr old was playing that role. He was just .... well, perfect.

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JTYJN is my favorite....... "wake up sid" is also good

Oxygen's picture

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane naa and Wake up sid...Two beautiful beautiful romances and one of my favorites.College,career and love.The best thing about these BW romances is the 'innocence' which HW or any other film industry could never portray.

Anonymous's picture

Hahahaha, except SRK was already in his 30s when he did KKHH.

Voiceswriter's picture

@Mystic Rose: Funny how your wrote that message to yourself lol! Hehehehehe.

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@Mystic Rose: In Hollywood it looks believable because the ppl look young, not like 45-year-old Aamir Khan playing a teenager.

Mystic Rose's picture

@PizzaPasta, thanks!
I agree, Bollywood hardly gets teen movies right but even with the cliches and obvious formula some manage to stand out! Even at the minimum, the actors who are suppose to play 18/19 year olds are in their 20s.

@Kitty and @DeepikaFan - I'd add Main Hoon Na as a special mention, the only reason I didn't add it to the list is because the 'teen' characters were supporting and the leads were the grown-ups.

@Fiza_Khan, thank you!
Dil Chahta Hai is one of my all-time favorites but its more of a 'youth-oriented' film than a teen film; the characters are not in their teens and it is not in a highschool/college setting!

Anonymous's picture

Good post, but MHN should be added too. Favorite bollywood teen movie has to be Ishq Vishq!

Anonymous's picture

Wake up sid!

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Very nice post @Mystic Rose,brings back memories. My fave would be Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander by a shot,closely followed by Kuch Kuch Hota Hai,Wake Up Sid and JTYJN. I still believe that this genre of films is very underdeveloped and overbaked in Bollyood,full of cliches.Plus we hardly have any good actors below 30 except the occasional Ranbir Kapoor,so seeing 40+ Khans(though I luvvv them)play college students is a bit of a turn off for me.

Samia khan's picture

My favorite is wake up sid.

Anonymous's picture

mujhse fraaandship karoge is a teen movie and in some ways ishaqzaade

Anonymous's picture

I will vote for WAKE UP SID, JO JEETA WOHI SIKANDAR AND ISHQ VISHK

bebo_pclover20's picture

i would not think to put half of these in the teen genre considering the ages of the actors in them but I understand your reasoning! my favourites have to be JTYJN, JJWS, WUS and RDB! I definitely have a soft sport for Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander though...

Fiza_Khan's picture

I like all of these movies over here!
Lovely Post @ Mystic Rose!

Main Hoon Na was also a great movie! Amrita Rao & Zayed Khan acted their "BEST" in tht movie! & can't believe how SEXY Sushmita was looking! I love "Dil Chahta Hain"! Dunno if it can be included as a teenage movie?

Anonymous's picture

ISHQ VISHK was a teen film!!! And indeed my favourite. Made me fall in love with Amrita Rao.

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LOL@Voiceswriter*
*face palm* I'm so spaced out today!

Mystic Rose's picture

LOL @Mystic Rose, yes 3 Idiots was a teen movie! It happens in Hollywood too; Rachel McAdams was well into her 20s when she played the 15 year old Regina George in Mean Girls, Tobey Maguire was late 20s in Spider Man 1, Oliva Newton-John was also late 20s in Grease, Paul Walker in mid-20s in Varsity Blues etc.

Anonymous's picture

jou jeeta wohi sikander was a classic i have seen it more than 1000 times no one can beat that movie

Anonymous's picture

seriously none but Ishq Vishhk!!

DeepikaFan's picture

I loved all of these mentioned above! :P my favorites probably were ishk vishq & 3 idiots,though.
oh and I agree with Kitty,you should add Main Hoon Na! another one of my favorites.zayed and amrita were just too cute in this,and there were a lot of ROTFL moments in that school,like how SRK was swooning over his chemistry teacher. ;) haha

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Main Hoon Na! :) So cute.

Anonymous's picture

Aw haha! this made me remember all the great times i had watching these! add zindigi na milegi dobara!

Anonymous's picture

@Fri, 2012-08-03 09:25 — Anonymous
lol, sure Baazigar can be a teen movie.

Anonymous's picture

What about Ishq Vishq???

Anonymous's picture

Ishq Vishk was my fav back then....the entire cast was young and fresh. hence i look forward to SOTY as well since the cast is new!

Anonymous's picture

Ishq vishk is my fav teen movies

Anonymous's picture

half of these aren't even teen movies... they're more like young adults o.O

afrada's picture

I loved all these films ! :) Another favorite of mine is Luv Ka the End ! :)

Anonymous's picture

Hmmm....except Ishq Vishq ...none of them r teen movies

Anonymous's picture

3 Idiots

fari_cutie's picture

3 idiots and mjhse frandhip karoge

Voiceswriter's picture

THE 3 IDIOTS WERE TEENAGERS???????? 8-O

Anonymous's picture

andaz apna apna ???

Anonymous's picture

Only if teens were cast to play teens ! :D

Pinkvilla_boy's picture

Rang De basatnti ANYDAY!!!!
that line of Amir Khan "collage kay us per hum life ko nachatay hain , or is per life hamay
nachati ha" was EPIC & so true

Anonymous's picture

Wake up sid.

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RDB was set in Delhi University and 3 Idiots was an in IIT-like instituition, yes the cast were a lot older but they were technically teen movies. Forgot about Ishq Vishq, thank you anon!!

Anonymous's picture

Jab we meet should include hahah:D

Anonymous's picture

Jo jeeta wahi sikander and Jaane tu ya jaane na...
RDB wasnt exactly a teen movie!

Anonymous's picture

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikhandar was a great teen movie.

Anonymous's picture

umm.. i don't know about 3 idiots and rang de basanti. Those two films weren't really a teenage movie. It was more college/societal type of film.

Teen movie would be: Mera Pehla Pehla Pyar, Teree Sang, Ishq Vishq, Maine Pyar Kiya.....etc.

Anonymous's picture

Ishq Vishk too!!

Anonymous's picture

Is Baazigar a teen movie ??? coz i LOVE that !

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