The CUTEST dogs in the movies!
Here's a filmi look at man's best friend.
When Marilyn Monroe states ‘Dogs never bite. Just humans,’ she’s summing up their most universally celebrated personality trait.
Synonymous with loyalty, these furry, four-legged creatures may not know bigger words that 'bow-wow' or 'woof' but they understand unconditional love better than the ones who coined it.
What’s more, they’re super fun to have around.
Guess Bollywood loves these attributes so much that the upcoming Akshay Kumar slapstick, Entertainment entirely revolves around a valuable golden retriever.
Here’s then a look at some other Hindi films and their depiction of man’s best friend.
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Image: Akshay Kumar in Entertainment
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
Amrish Puri’s beloved Tommy, the pug enjoys considerable attention in David Dhawan’s madcap Mujhse Shaadi Karogi.
Tommy is the bane of Salman Khan’s existence since they refuse to get along while he’s supremely pally with his arch-rival Akshay Kumar.
Image: Salman Khan in Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!
Tuffy, the pet Pomeranian belonging to Salman Khan’s joint family enjoys a formidable position in Sooraj Barjatya’s biggest hit, Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!.
From playing umpire at cricket matches to enjoying the pampering from his master and soon-to-be mistress Madhuri Dixit and finally playing a pivotal role in their dramatic reunion, Tuffy does it all.
Image: Tuff the dog, Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit in Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!
Few dogs can boast of an entire movie, a vendetta no less, centred on them like Brownie the wonder Labrador.
Brownie plays Moti who avenges the brutal murder of his master (Jackie Shroff) and his girlfriend (Poonam Dhillon) from three gruesome baddies in a rather Aakhri Raasta fashion.
Image: Jackie Shroff with Brownie in Teri Meherbaniyan
The National-Award winning children’s flick is all about how a bunch of determined kids devise ingenious ideas to rescue the stray dog population of their locality with the help of their own beloved Bhidu in tow.
Despite its humble production values, Chillar Party, endorsed by Salman Khan and featuring an item song on Ranbir Kapoor, opened to glowing reviews.
Image: Movie poster of Chillar Party
Long before Chillar Party, Santosh Sivan delivered a tiny gem of a kiddie adventure about a 7-year-old girl (the adorable Benaf Dadachandji) looking for her lost pup, Halo.
Halo, which won a National Award for Best Film stars director Rajkumar Santoshi as the little tot’s dog-wary daddy.
Image: A still from Halo
Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai
A dog lover in real life, Salman Khan has starred in quite a few with them. In Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai, he plays father to a knee-length Aditya Narayan, product of one of his many love affairs.
How he sneaks in this unexpected development and his pet Irish Setter, Sunny in a house that doesn’t entertain dogs provides some laughs in the pleasant Salman rom-com.
Image: Salman Khan and Aditya Narayan in Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai
Hum Tum Pe Marte Hain
Once upon a time, 1999 to be specific, there was a movie called Hum Tum Pe Marte Hain about two neighbours, their respective domestic helps and pet dogs falling in love with another.
Govinda and Urmila starred in the monstrosity where the pooch romance between Jack and Jill displays more chemistry than the lead pair.
Image: Govinda in Hum Tum Pe Marte Hain
In Ghost rip-off, the dog Dobby (no connection to Harry Potter) again played by the chocolate brown Labrador Moti, Jaya Prada’s spirit returns to caution her husband about the lurking danger as well as protect her infant baby.
The only person who can sense her presence and help is, obviously, Dobby.
Image: Jaya Prad in Maa
Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon
Kareena Kapoor’s pets -- a parakeet Raja and a dog Johnny aim to achieve the stardom of Tuffy in Sooraj Barjatya’s much-panned Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon.
Even the otherwise adorable cocker spaniel, turning into his animated alter ego on occasions, adds to the film’s overall nuisance value.
We prefer the genial, golden Labrador -- Sherry of Bebo’s Braganza family in Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu.
Image: Kareena Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan in Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon
Kya Super Cool Hain Hum
Dirty dog jokes dominate the below-the-belt humour of Kya Super Cool Hain Hum.
Here Ritesh Deshmukh plays a DJ obsessed by his pet pug named, er Sackru and the sick misadventures that follow form rest of the plot.
Image: Riteish Deshumukh with Sackru the dog in Kya Super Cool Hain Hum
Animated films are yet to take off in a big way in India.
Even so, Yash Raj Films’ tried (and failed) to change that with director Jugal Hansraj’s much-publicised Roadside Romeo, a wannabe Lady and the Tramp about warring street dogs voiced by the likes of Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Javed Jaffrey.
Image: Roadside Romeo
The ‘man and his mutt’ imagery is thoughtfully captured in Rahul Rawail’s love story, Betaab.
Sunny Deol plays a handsome farm boy with a playful follower in his light-coloured Labrador, Bozo. His constant companion though highs and lows, Bozo seems to understand Sunny better than Amrita Singh.
Image: Sunny Deol with Bozo the dog in Betaab
“Isse kehte hain garam kutta yaane ki Hot Dog,” jokes Amitabh Bachchan in one memorable scene of Lawaaris.
He’s talking about spoilt brat Zeenat Aman and her high maintenance, inseparable accessory and lap dog whom she insists on bringing in a fine dining restaurant that doesn’t permit canines.
Image: Zeenat Aman in Lawaaris
Mera Naam Joker
Raj Kapoor’s eternally sensitive persona is further underlined in his most ambitious creation, Mera Naam Joker.
In the third and concluding chapter of the story, RK befriends a burly woman and her mongrel Moti and they form a street circus team till the latter is rudely grabbed into a municipality van meant to capture stray population, revealing the unsympathetic facets of society.
Image: Padmini and Raj Kapoor with Moti the dog in Mera Naam Joker