My cousin Manoj has a recent post over at his blog about the movies that make him cry. Reading that made me think about the recent conversation I had at the office with my colleagues on the movies that made me cry.
I can only think of two at the moment and one scene in a tv series. If I can come up with more, I’ll update it here but for now:
1) Anjali – a Tamil movie, one of the few that I have liked. It’s about this mentally handicapped 5 year old girl named ‘Anjali’. She is shy and nervous and some of the kids in the area tie a string of crackers to her as a form of fun. Later the kids realize their mistake and they all shower love for the cute little girl and include her in their activities. Anjali dies at the end of the movie and your heart will break when her brother & sister & the other kids start crying as they try to wake her up. I have seen the movie 3 times and cried at the end of each viewing.
2) Lucas – 80’s child star Corey Haim acts as the main character in this teen movie. Lucas is a nerdy kid who justs wants to be part of the gang but is made fun of and tortured by the school bullies. He also falls for the pretty new girl but she likes the football star. So Lucas joins up and in his only appearance gets trampled on. The final scene where everyone at school, including the two bullies, applauds Lucas (when he isn’t sure what happened in the game) and he pulls out the varsity jacket and being accepted as a full time player and he starts crying; just thinking about it makes me tear up.
3) Friends – I’m a big fan of the best sit-com ever and the scene in which Monica & Chandler get engaged makes me tear up every time. Just a bit you know, I don’t start babbling like a jackass. But the first time I saw it, I did manage to cry and laugh at the same time.
So there those are my few. Let me see if I can think of anymore.