9 Iconic SRK Dialogues That Are Life Lessons — Let’s Revisit Them On His Birthday

Through his words, he taught us to express our heart, chase our dreams, make each day of our life count - because life is uncertain and we never know what awaits for us tomorrow.

Movies are almost a religion in India, and we learn so much from them. They affect us in more ways than we realise.

So today, on Shah Rukh Khan’s birthday, I’d like to revisit some of his iconic movies, with dialogues that really tell us how we should live our lives.

Yes, a fan.

1. Om Shanti Om

Kehte hain agar kisi cheez ko dil se chaho toh puri kainaat usse tumse milane ki koshish mein laag jati hainOm Shanti Om

(They say that if you want something with all your heart, then the entire Universe comes together to get it to you!)

When we give up hope after repeated failures to achieve our goals, this monologue of Om fills our heart with inner faith. That if we strive hard towards anything then the whole universe conspires to help us accomplish our mission.

2. Baazigar

Kabhi Kabhi jeetne k liye kuch haarna bhi padhta hai aur haar kar jeetne waale ko baazigar kehte hai – Baazigar

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(Sometimes to win, you need to lose something, and this person is called baazigar!)

Day and night, good and bad, success and failures always comes in pairs and are a part and parcel of life. Ajay’s words too convey the same that sometimes we may lose in one battle of life but that doesn’t mean we have lost. Rather it paves our way for winning the other battles with the lessons we have learnt from our previous experiences.

3. Swades

Jo kabhi nahi jati, usi ko jaati kehte hainSwades

(That which never goes away, is called Caste – a play on the Hindi word for caste – jaati – which is a homophone for the word for going – jati.)

Being in a country where discrimination on the basis of caste, creed, religion and gender is still prevalent in the name of secularism, Mohan through these words hammers our conscience to break all the barriers that divide us as citizens of the same nation, reestablishing the themes of equality and solidarity among us.

4. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Pyaar dosti haiKuch Kuch Hota Hai

(Love is friendship).

It’s not always true that we fall for our best friends but when we fall in love with someone it’s necessary that they are our good friends before they can be lovers. Rahul justifies this through this dialogue as loving someone doesn’t always revolve around saying, “I love you” multiple times a day sometimes it’s being each other’s haven on bad days, and for that friendship should be an intrinsic part of a relationship.

5. Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham

Maafi maange se koi chota bada nahi hota .. aur joh maaf kar deta hai uska dil bahut bada hota haiKabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham

(No one is diminished by asking for forgiveness – and the one who forgives is large-hearted.)

Rahul through these words preached the art of forgiveness. We know some mistakes cannot be undone and therefore it becomes difficult for us to forgive someone who inflicted pain to our hearts and shattered it into pieces yet if a person asks for forgiveness then we should try to forgive them, thus redeeming them from their guilt. Moreover if we do something wrong then it’s never too late to seek forgiveness from the person upon whom we wronged because humans are ought to commit mistakes and as a human if we ask for forgiveness and forgive others for their sins, then it reflects our benevolence and humane nature.

6. Kal Ho Naa Ho

Aaj ek hasi aur baant lo….. kya pta Kal ho naa hoKal Ho Naa Ho

(Laugh, be happy today… for one never knows if tomorrow will come.)

Worrying and planning for future we lose the precious moments of the present and Aman’s words infuses inside us the quest to live the present to the fullest. Through his words, he taught us to express our heart, chase our dreams, make each day of our life count – because life is uncertain and we never know what awaits for us tomorrow.

7. Mohabbatein

Mohabbat bhi zindagi ki tarah hoti hai.. har mod asaan nahi hota, har mod par khushi nahi hoti, par jab hum zindagi ka saath nahi chodte phir mohabbat ka saath kyon chhodeinMohabbatein

(Love is just like life. Each turn cannot be easy, each turn doesn’t give us happiness. So of we don’t leave our life, why should we leave our love?)

Falling in love is easy but to continue loving each other in a relationship one has to go through many hardships. We often give up on each other when things don’t work well out between us, Raj Aryan Malhotra here taught us to be resilient since just like life, love has also its share of ups and downs so if we don’t give up on life then why should we give up on the people we love.

8. Chak De India

Sattar minute, sattar minute hai tumhare paas.. shayad tumhari zindagi ke sabse khaas sattar minute..aj tum aacha khelo ya bura, yeh sattar minute tumhe zindagi bhar yaad rahenge…….apne sattar minute cheen loChak De India

(70 minutes; you have 70 minutes – maybe the most important 70 minutes of your life. Whether you play well or not, these 70 minutes will be memorable for ever. Steal these 70 minutes of your life from the rest of it, just for yourself.)

Kabir in this monologue taught us the value of time. Time is one of most precious things in life and Kabir as a coach thus advised his players to use the 70 minutes they had judiciously, to give their best so that this 70 minutes are forever engraved in their heart as an emblem of their success. We learnt through Kabir’s ideology that success can only be achieved when we can make each minute of our day count through our hardwork and dedication towards our ambition.

9. Dear Zindagi

Hum itni kursiyaan dekhte hain, ek lene se pehle. Phir apna life partner choose karne se pehle, options dekhne mein kya problem haiDear Zindagi

(We check so many chairs before we get one, if they are comfortable for you or not. Then why not check the options before you decide upon your life partner?)

We all felt like Kaira at certain point in our lives after enduring numerous heartbreaks, feeling insecure about ourselves thinking maybe we don’t deserve love from anyone. However this anecdote of Jehangir aka Jug redefined our whole perspective regarding ourselves. It made us realize that it’s okay if we take the time to choose our life partner. Because life isn’t a race and it’s important for us to explore our options before choosing someone to share our life, with as a part of our happiness and peace of mind will reside in that person.

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