Movies With Loss of a Loved One

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Sholay (1975)

Jai's death towards the end is the most heart-wrenching moment; one feels for Radha, who has only just started to hope again. The great response, though, comes from Dharmendra's Veeru who, having grieved briefly, rises in trembling rage and yells, 'Gabbar Singh, aa raha hoon main!'

Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)

Aman (Shah Rukh Khan) is an angelic presence throughout Nikkhil Advani's debut film. He's everywhere, in everyone's business, doing everything. Khan makes him a truly endearing presence, and his death in one of Hindi cinema's most iconic moments.

Rockstar (2011)

Janardhan becomes Jordan in the hope that the rage he has concocted through his music will help draw the woman of his affections, Heer, closer to him. Instead, Imtiaz Ali makes his protagonist go through the many motions of devastation before giving him a symbolic salvation at the end, when all has been lost.

Agneepath (2012)

Karan Malhotra's remake of Mukul S. Anand's 1990 film brought out some of Hrithik Roshan's best moments as he tapped into Vijay Deenanath Chauhan's everlasting fury at those who murdered his beloved Baba (Chetan Pandit).

Haider (2014)

The eponymous protagonist (Shahid Kapoor) returns to his home in Kashmir after his father is arrested and taken away, and while he keeps hope alive, there is a fatigue to his search for his Oubuji (Narendra Jha).

Badlapur (2015)

In Sriram Raghavan's fourth feature, Raghav falls into despair and darkness after his wife Misha and son Robin are killed in a robbery gone wrong. For fifteen years, he waits for the perpetrator Liak and his unknown partner to reveal himself so he can take revenge.

Masaan (2015)

Neeraj Ghaywan's debut film dealt with two stories, one of which was the love story of Deepak , a Dom, and Shaalu, who belongs to a "higher" caste. Things take a turn when Shaalu dies, and Deepak descends into grief, unable to grapple with the pain of losing the love of his life.

Kapoor & Sons (2016)

The death of Rajat Kapoor's Harsh comes out of the blue, with arguments left unfinished, reunions yet to be completed. Shakun Batra rests heavily on the death, bringing the burden of the tragedy to the screen with a montage of largely silent moments.

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