I have always been a fan of movies – what a great medium of telling stories. Filmmakers have a lot of power in them, to send out right messages – no matter what genre of stories they are telling. Be it commercial masala or serious stories, there is always an opportunity to inspire the viewer to sit up and think – “Why did not I think of this before”?

These movies are fodder for a Motivational Speaker like me, as I design my  ‘Motivation minus Boring Gyaan‘ Events lacing them with inspirational Bollywood dialogues. Because, “Babumoshai, hum sab rangmanch ki kathputliyaan hain” :). Here are my favourite 12 remarkably inspirational Bollywood dialogues for the soul :-


Some of these are lesser known but still highly inspirational Bollywood dialogues. Both old and new here. If you believe I have missed some, please do add in the comments.


Taqat toh genda bhi lagata hai … lekin sher lagata hai taqat aur technique, dono … sher ban’na hai, genda nahi

(Even a rhino has strength. But a lion has both – strength plus technique. In this world full off rhinos, be a lion.)


Zindagi mein jab koi pattern banta ya koi aadat banti dikhai de na … toh uske baare mein achchi tarah se sochna chahiye … genius is about knowing when to stop.
Dear Zindagi

(Whenever you see a pattern, specially of your mistakes – give it a Good amount of thought. Genius is about knowing when to stop.)


Albert Einstein ne kaha tha … pagal woh hota hai jo roz roz same kaam karta hai … magar chahta hai ki nateeja alag ho.
Dear Zindagi

(Einstein used to say, madman is one who does the same thing every day but expects different results.)


Bande hain hum uske, hum pe kiska zor
Umeedo ke suraj, nikle chaaron aurr
Iraade hai fauladi, himmati har kadam
Apne haatho kismat likhne, aaj chale hain hum.
Dhoom 3

(This one is from a background song in the movie, once that can send a little shiver when you listen to it. It says – We are God’s own people, who can dare force us. The sun of hope, shines all around us. Our intent is made of steel, and every step reeks of courage. We have set out now – to write our destinies with our own hands.)


Bhagwaan ke bharose mat baithiye – kya pata bhagwan humare bharose baitha ho.
Manjhi, the Mountain Man

(Don’t sit idle putting all your plans to God. Maybe He is also waiting for you to have a plan)


Jab log tumhare khilaf bolne lage, samajh lo tarakki kar rahe ho.

(When you have a lot of critics, you should know you are going somewhere worth going.)


Insaan ko dibbe mein sirf tab hona chahiye jab who marr chukka ho.
Zindagi Naa Milegi Dobaara

(I think Katrina Kaif here tried to put me out of business a little 🙂 … This one means, the only time we should be in a box s when we are dead.)


Raste ki parwah karunga toh manzil bura maan jayegi .
Once upon a time in Mumbai

(If I think too much about the roads, my destination will feel bad.)


Kahin pahunchne ke liye kahin se nikalna bahut zaroori hota hai.
Ye Jawaani Hai Deewani

(In order to reach somewhere better, you need to leave behind something – even if it is comfortable.)


Jung hathyaaron ko lagta hai, iraadon ko nahi.
Shootout at Wadala

(Only the weapons get rusted. Not the confidence.)


Jo nahi ho sakta, wahi toh karna hai.
Chak De India

(The aim is to do the undoable.)


Utaar ke phenk de sab janjaal
Beete kal ka har kankaal
Tere talve hai teri naal
Tujhe to karna hai har haal

Daant se kaat le bijlee taar
Chaba le taambe ki chhankaar
Phoonk de khud ko jwaala-jwaala
Bin khud jale hoye naa ujaala

Lapat hai aag Milkha, aag Milkha, aag Milkha.
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

(Lovely lovely song from another highly inspirational movie – Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. This one says – Remove all your mental blocks, your skeletons of the past / your soles are your speed, and you have to achieve it anyhow. You can cut off electric wires with your teeth if need be, you can even chew brass …. burn yourself to ashes in the fire of work .. For only the test of fire makes that fine steel. Till the time you don’t burn yourself – there will be no light.)


Why be restricted to Mayangari Mumbai. Hollywood has a lot to offer too. Here are a few inspiring Hollywood dialogues to go through.

Art is such a beautiful part of life isn’t it? Captures the soul that seems so elusive to be caught in the fishnet of words. But artists don’t give up. Slowly, with must patience – they weave magic with their pens, brush strokes, vocal cords and more.

If you too are an aficionado like I am, do check out Best Motivational Poems and Inspirational Shayaris – to make your evening more poetic. 🙂

Akash Gautam


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