We remember some of Bollywood’s best movies always. The final scene can indicate a tragic turn of events or a masterful shot. Every day, the Bollywood film business changes. The days of formulaic movies with happy endings, in which the hero falls in love with the heroine and everyone is ecstatic, are long gone. Just like the movie plot, even movie climaxes have become increasingly experimental. Below are some of the best film endings that left us with a mix of excitement, surprise, and wonder. These movie endings evoked strong emotions such as happiness, fear, admiration, and conviction.
Here are Bollywood movies with the most memorable endings or climax scenes that left us thrilled:
1. Devdas (2002)
The climax scene of Devdas featuring Shah Rukh Khan has etched a lasting impression on our minds. The movie is replete with profound depth and intensity, with multiple underlying currents and themes. Every scene in the film is exquisitely captured, making it difficult to single out any specific one. We just can’t get over the movie’s climax scene – where Paro rushes to Dev who is taking his last breath. This climax did justice to Dev’s life, which was internally suffering and dying with each passing moment. This climax beautifully portrayed concluded the story and left us with some really strong emotions.
2. NH10 (2015)
Anushka Sharma’s NH10, which was directed by Navdeep Singh, is one of her finest performances of all time. The climax of NH10 is thrilling, intense, and full of suspense. The main character, Meera, finds herself in a life-threatening situation as she faces off against a group of violent criminals who have been terrorizing her and her husband. As the tension builds, the audience is left on the edge of their seats wondering what will happen next. The climax is also emotionally charged, as Meera’s determination to survive and seek justice is deeply felt. The combination of the high stakes, suspenseful action, and emotional impact makes NH10’s climax a truly thrilling experience for the audience.
3. Masaan (2015)
The conclusion of Masaan marks a new beginning despite the unfortunate and tragic end of Deepak (Vicky Kaushal) and Shalu’s (Shweta Tripathi) unfinished love story. The heart-wrenching scene of Deepak recognizing Shalu’s lifeless body through the ring he gave her, as he burns bodies on funeral pyres along the Ganga, is sure to bring tears to your eyes. Equally heartbreaking is Deepak’s response to Devi’s (Richa Chaddha) sobbing, as he wordlessly places a bottle of water on the table.
4. Andhadhun (2018)
The climax of Ayushmann Khurrana’s Andhadhun is considered one of the best in Bollywood history. Throughout the movie, Khurrana plays a blind character, but in the final scene, he kicks a can with his support stick, which leads the audience to believe he can see. However, it remains unclear whether his vision had returned or if he had been pretending to be blind all along. This open interpretation adds to the lasting impact of this unforgettable climax scene.
5. Queen (2013)
Kangana Ranaut’s portrayal of Raani in the superhit film, Queen, is truly remarkable, and the climax scene is no exception. When Raani visits Vijay’s house, many of us, including Vijay, think that she has come to forgive him. However, when she returns her wedding band and leaves with a simple “Thank you,” we are all left in awe. This powerful ending provides a valuable lesson and gives Raani a well-deserved fresh start to live a dignified and respectable life.
6. Kahaani (2012)
When discussing movies with exceptional climax scenes, it’s impossible to overlook Vidya Balan’s Kahaani. In the impactful ending, many of us were left stunned when it was exposed that Vidya Balan’s character was never pregnant. The revelation that neither Arnab Bagchi nor Vidya Bagachi were genuine people was also remarkable. We haven’t seen a Hindi film with such a remarkable thriller as Kahaani yet.
7. Kaamyaab (2020)
In the film Kaamyaab, Sanjay Mishra portrays Sudheer, the lead character, who was a well-known sidekick in Bollywood’s past. In his 500th film, Sudheer plays a supporting actor who yearns for something extraordinary. One of his dialogues from the movie has gained notoriety. The climax scene of Hardik Mehta’s Kaamyaab is, without a doubt, the best, with its fervent high and moving low. As everyone awaits the main guest, a genius, Sudheer is asked to perform as the “filler” act in the school assembly hall. While he runs about the stage and enacts famous movie scenes, Sudheer gives his all to his acting.
8. Udaan (2010)
Udaan is one of the best Hindi films of all time and we must say the director Vikramaditya Motwane deserves the highest appreciation. The climax scene of the movie is emotionally charged and leaves a lasting impact on the viewers. It is a culmination of the protagonist’s struggle to break free from his authoritarian father’s hold and pursue his dreams. The scene where the father finally gives his son the approval to pursue his passion is heartwarming and cathartic. It is a satisfying end to the story, which keeps the audience engaged throughout.
Drishyam, a remake of the Malayalam film of the same name, is a perfect example of how powerful climax scenes are written. Vijay, a cable business owner, is a movie enthusiast who has an impressive understanding of films. When the time comes to protect his family, he devises the perfect crime. Drishyam keeps the audience engrossed until its thrilling climax, making it one of Ajay Devgan’s finest films.
10. Special 26 (2013)
Special 26 is an excellent film that keeps you engaged from start to finish with its well-crafted screenplay and clever twists in both the beginning and climax. It’s impossible not to appreciate the movie’s overall execution, making it one of the best Bollywood films with a remarkable ending.
11. The Lunchbox (2013)
The movie Lunchbox requires no introduction, with its powerful performances by Nimrat Kaur and Irrfan Khan, and an equally outstanding climax. While many expected Irrfan and Nimrat to meet in the movie’s final scene, it ended on a cliffhanger, leaving many of us wondering if they had met or would meet in the future. Both characters appeared content with their respective paths, and the film’s open ending allows the audience to imagine whatever fate they prefer for the unconventional couple.
12. Badla (2019)
Badla is an extraordinary film that impresses on multiple levels. With a host of twists and turns, the movie delivers a fantastic ending. The gripping performances by Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu hold your attention throughout the film. The unpredictable climax will leave you thrilled and on the edge of your seat.
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