The Ultimate Bollywood Friendship List

‘Yeh dosti hum nahin todenge, todenge dam magar tera saath na chhodenge…’

Talk about friendship on Bollywood screen, and vivid images of Jai-Veeru from the cult classic Sholay first pop in your brain.

Undoubtedly, even after four decades the golden hearted crooks remain to be the epitome of friendship in Hindi cinema and the song — ‘yeh dosti’ not only is an ode to their bond in the film, but a friendship anthem, which is still loved and played over and over again by friends of all age group.   

However, theirs is not the only friendship that Bollywood has celebrated onscreen, there are several other such special bonds of comradeship that have managed to touch our hearts.

We decided to round up some of the best bonds of friendship from Hindi films over the years, that set a perfect example of asli yaari. Take a look!

Ramu-Mohan (Dosti, 1964)

Much before the existence of Jai-Veeru, Ramu and Mohan taught us the value of friends in our life. They depicted dosti in the real sense by becoming each other’s pillars of strength and overcoming all difficulties by being together.

Bhisan-Kishan (Yaarana, 1981)

The film Yaarana, introduced us to the unbreakable bond of Bishan (Amjad Khan) and his friend Kishan (Amitabh Bachchan). Their friendship is so thick that Kishan manages to realise his dream of becoming a playback singer only because of Bishan. Now their friendship is what we like to term as asli yaari no 1.

Vijay-Ravi (Dostana, 1980)

Why these two struck a chord with us is because Vijay and Ravi showed us that no misunderstanding can ever break a true friendship. Starring Amitabh Bachchan–Shatrughan Sinha in the lead role, Dostana is an ode to immortal solidarity.

Aakash-Sameer-Sid (Dil Chahta Hai, 2001)

Aakash (Aamir Khan), Sameer (Saif Ali Khan), and Sid (Akshaye Khanna) gave us some serious friendship goals. These three cronies made us laugh, cry and indicated that the moments spent with best buddies are to be cherished forever. Their friendship too is tested, but the trio showed us that nothing can separate true friends.

Kabir-Imran-Arjun (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, 2011)

Kabir (Abhay Deol), Imran (Farhan Akhtar) and Arjun (Hrithik Roshan) showed us that growing apart doesn’t change the fact that some bonds of friendship can never be uprooted, irrespective of whatever differences. The story of these three friends who drift apart with time but come together to embark on an adventure trip and in the process rekindle their bond is simply heart-warming.

Meera-Gautam-Veronica (Cocktail, 2012)

Underneath the layers of a love triangle, routine songs, hilarious one-liners, Cocktail celebrates the friendship of three drastically different individuals, who teach us how to build strong bonds of friendship despite the differences and never to let go of friends. Meera-Gautam-Veronica showed us what it really means to be friends forever.

Vijay-Sharekhan (Zanjeer, 1973)

This duo not only celebrated friendship in its full glory with the song — ‘Yaari hai imaan mera yaar meri zindagi’, but also taught us how to stick by our friends through thick and thin. Theirs undoubtedly is a true tale of friendship.

Farhan-Raju-Rancho (3 Idiots, 2009)

Farhan-Raju-Rancho not only educated us to follow our dreams but to go to any length for that precious bond of camaraderie.

Naina-Aditi-Bunny-Avi (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, 2013)

This awesome foursome gave us several friendship goals and taught us how to be there for each other despite the distance. After all, that’s what BFFs do right?

Soha-DJ-Karan-Aslam-Sukhi (Rang De Basanti, 2016)

These young bunch of friends proved that friendship has the power to spark a revolution. Their willingness to do anything for friends and sticking together through thick and thin, made their bond of friendship commendable.  

Munna-Circuit (Munna Bhai M.B.B.S, 2003)

Munna and Circuit’s unique friendship brought a smile on our faces. Be it through good times or bad, the duo refused to leave each other’s side and that’s what made their bond special.

Rani-Vijayalakshmi (Queen, 2014)

While the film made a strong comment on women liberation it also gave us a glimpse of the beautiful friendship brewing between two very different girls. Rani-Vijayalakshmi’s bond told us that friendship can bloom anywhere and doesn’t necessarily have to be between like-minded people. All you need is a beautiful heart to build a beautiful bond of love and care.

The Chaddi Gang (Chillar Party, 2011)

When you talk of friendship onscreen, the affinity between these young feisty kids of Chillar Party, definitely is the cutest and the most endearing one. These kids gave us some serious friendship goals by teaching us how to stick by our friends through thick and thin. The way these young kids come together for a cause, is what selfless friendship is made up of.

Joe-Aditya-Rob-KD (Rock On!!)

Joe-Aditya-Rob-KD are your regular bunch of friends who see a dream together but what sets this foursome apart from the rest is the way their friendship stands the test of time and emerges stronger after a bout of misunderstandings.

Sam-Kunal-Neha (Dostana, 2008)

Sam, Kunal, and Neha share an unusual bond of friendship and while the two boys are head-over-heels in love with Neha, in the end, they prove that friendship is far bigger than love.

Bhaskar-Anand (Anand 1971)

The friendship between the doctor and his patient Anand, is one of the most touching stories of friendship seen on Indian screen. And the lessons of life that their friendship taught us, is imprinted on our hearts forever.

Ishaan-Omi-Govind (Kai Po Che 2013)

Friendship is about sacrifices and sticking together no matter what and this trio taught us how to do that despite communal forces, religion or politics.

Bikram-Bala (Gunday)

They are the Jai-Veeru of recent times onscreen. Bikram and Bala set a classic example of a heart-warming asli yaari by showing us how to stick together with your friend until the end.

Well, this is our list do let us know who are your favourites and if we have missed anyone else in the comment box below.

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