10 Movies Like Mee Raqsam That Will Make You Get Up And Chase Your Dreams

What can be better than a movie marathon to drive away your lockdown blues? Well, here is a list of inspiring movies that will help you de-stress.

Janhvi Sharma

August 29, 2020


6 min


There comes a time in life when one wants to give up on their dreams and escape from reality. Well, during such difficult times, movies are what helps us to relax and take us into a different world. Movies not only entertain audiences but also motivate them to a great extent. During this pandemic, people are getting depressed. One needs to find motivation in themselves and what can be best than a movie marathon? Well, here is a list of inspiring movies that will help you de-stress and motivate you to follow your passion.

1. Mee Raqsam

Mee Raqsam film on ZEE5
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This film has been directed by Baba Azmi and presented by Shabana Azmi. Mee Raqsam is a simple story about Maryam, who is a 15 year-old Muslim girl. Maryam has a passion to learn Bharatnatyam, but after the sudden demise of her mother, she plans to quit dancing. But Maryam’s father encourages her to follow her dreams. The movie teaches audiences to find their expression and freedom in things where their heart belongs.

2. Atkan Chatkan

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This upcoming ZEE5 movie is directed by Saumyy Shivhare and presented by the Mozart of Madras, A.R. Rahman. The story of the movie is about Guddu, a young boy who delivers chai and aspires to be a musician. Soon, Guddu and his friends decide to form a band of their own and participate in a musical competition. The movie gives a sense of hope to everyone and tells them to always dream big no matter what.

3. Pareeksha

The story of Pareeksha is based on a real-life rickshaw puller who desires to see his son Bulbul attend the best English-medium school. The movie teaches an important lesson to all kids by telling them that behind every child’s success are their parent’s hard efforts. Moreover, the film showcases the real challenges a Hindi-medium student can face while transferring to an English-medium school

4. English Vinglish

Gauri Shinde’s comedy-drama English Vinglish is about Shashi, who is an entrepreneur and desires to speak English. Shashi’s husband and kids mock her for her lack of English knowledge. The movie is quite relatable for every woman who wants to do something in life and wants to dream big. English Vinglish teaches us to never give up on our dreams and to follow our heart always.

5. Ghoomketu

Directed by Pushpendra Nath Misra, Ghoomketu is like a breath of fresh air in this pandemic. The movie is about the writer Ghoomketu who runs away from his small town to Mumbai to achieve his dreams. Ghoomketu wants to try his luck in Bollywood and aspires to write for it. In the movie, Ghoomketu faces rejection every time and gets disheartened. Soon, he decides to return to his town but suddenly gets to know that the dialogues he wrote for a film are used by Amitabh Bachchan in a movie.

6. Iqbal

This coming-of-age sports drama is directed by Nagesh Kununoor and showcases a simple yet heartwarming story. The movie is about a cricket-obsessed deaf and mute boy from a remote village who aims to overcome his difficulties and wants to play for the Indian national cricket team. The movie teaches us to never lose hope as destiny has better plans for everyone.

7. Saand Ki Aankh

The movie’s story is based on the real-life of sharpshooters Chandro and Prakashi Tomar. The movie is directed by Tushar Hiranandani and showcases the real struggle a woman has to face in her life. The movie showcases gender discrimination, violence and breaks all stereotypes. The movie sends out the message that if a woman decides to do something, she will do it despite all odds.

8. Mukkabaaz

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Directed by Anurag Kashyap, this movie is about sportspersons in India. Shravan Singh’s hard journey from a struggling boxer to entering a state-level tournament and getting a job in Indian railways will touch your heart.

9. Padman

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R Balki’s creation Padman is based on social activist Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social entrepreneur from Tamil Nadu. In the movie, Laxmi sees his wife’s problems during periods and decides to make a pad for her. Despite getting boycotted by the people for meddling in ‘women’s issues’, Laxmi does not give up and manages to make a cheap and comfortable pad for females.

10. The Sholay Girl

This biographical period drama is directed by Aditya Sarpotdar, showcasing the journey of India’s first stuntwoman, Reshma Pathan. The movie showcases the struggle of women in this industry, pay parity, gender bias, safety at the workplace, and much more.

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