Bollywood movies are known for bringing a sense of escapism through music and dance. But there’s a deeper layer that makes these films so special and romantic!
Romantic Bollywood movies often show the power of love in a beautiful and inspiring way. Whether it’s an arranged marriage or unrequited love, the best Hindi movies tell stories that make us laugh, cry and say ‘Aww’!
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, directed by debutant Aditya Chopra, became a blockbuster movie. It shattered box office records and has been screened at the Maratha Mandir cinema hall in Mumbai for 25 years, making it one of the longest running movies in the country.
The film is set in London, England, and follows the lives of two Indian immigrants (Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol) who meet through chance. They become a couple and fall in love.
Several later Bollywood films, including Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014), were inspired by the film. It also helped to start a trend in Yash Raj Films of using foreign locations as part of the story.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge is based on the romance between a British-born Punjabi immigrant Chaudhry Baldev Singh (Amrish Puri) and his daughter Simran (Kajol). The romance takes place in Europe, and the film follows the tradition of 1960s romance films set in hill stations, which often saw families opposed to the romantic liaison of their protagonists.
Dil To Pagal Hai
Dil To Pagal Hai was a blockbuster that swept B-Town with its sleek presentation and fresh music. Directed by Yash Chopra, it starred Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor.
The filmâ€™s opening sequence was a major milestone in the Hindi cinema. It featured dance choreography that was modern, refreshing and unlike what audiences had seen in Bollywood movies before. This choreography was done by Shiamak Davar who won the Presidentâ€™s National Award for his work in the movie.
In the end, Dil To Pagal Hai became one of the most famous love stories that ever graced the big screen. It also taught a lot about finding your soulmate and destiny.
The filmâ€™s climax is memorable and won millions of hearts. It also has a very interesting twist that is not very obvious until itâ€™s revealed.
Kal Ho Naa Ho
A wacky and heartwarming love story set in multicultural America, Kal Ho Naa Ho is one of the most beloved Bollywood romances of all time. It stars international superstar Shah Rukh Khan and has become an iconic cultural landmark — and for good reason.
Despite the movie’s remit being set in New York, the film feels like it could have been shot in India. Writer/director Karan Johar and music director Nikkhil Advani package the film with Gujaratis, Punjabis, Sardars, Christians, a video pirate uttering Mumbaiya lingo, and other elements that make this a truly Indian bollywood flick in an American context.
Itâ€™s a romantic melodrama, but it also has moments of heartbreak and angst. Unlike most rom-coms of the early 2000s, it actually demonstrates how it can be possible to live a good life without ever finding true love.
Itâ€™s impossible not to fall in love with the movie and its cast, particularly Shah Rukh Khan as Aman Mathur, who narrates the plot and makes everyone’s lives better with his contagious joviality. Aman’s death at the end of the film is heart-breaking, but also a reminder that ensuring a future for others only enriches your own.
Jab We Met
If youâ€™re looking for a fun and romantic movie to watch, look no further than Jab We Met. Featuring Shahid Kapur and Kareena Kapoor, itâ€™s one of the most popular romantic films in Bollywood.
Directed by Imtiaz Ali, who had previously directed Socha Na Tha, this film is a heart-warming tale of love. It features some great performances from Shahid and Kareena, along with Pritam Chakrabortyâ€™s soulful music.
The story follows Aditya (Shahid Kapur), who is dejected and suicidal, as he meets Geet (Kareena Kapoor), a cheerful chatterbox, on a train journey. Their mutual attraction sparks into a genuine romance and they go on to have two daughters together.
Although the movie has its share of cliches, it is still very enjoyable with its light-hearted banter and chatter. The music and cinematography also help it stand out from other Hindi films.
Veer Pratap Singh, a rescue pilot, saves Zaara Hayat Khan, a Pakistani girl, following an accident. The two become lovers.
Veer is imprisoned on false charges and a young Pakistani lawyer, Saamiya Siddiqui (Rani Mukerji), fights for his release. She wins Veer’s case, and the couple reunites in India.
The film is an unforgettable story of love and peace that transcends cultural, religious and national barriers, as well as feminism and secularism. The message is timeless, even 16 years after its release.
In a world where love knows no boundaries, it can conquer the most extreme of controversies. Veer and Zaaraâ€™s star-crossed romance is a testament to this principle, as the movie pleads for understanding and peace between India and Pakistan.
Veer-Zaara is a romantic film starring Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta that celebrates the power of love. It also features songs and dancing that tweens will love as well as a few moments of serious courtroom drama.
Aashiqui 2 tells the story of a former singing sensation Rahul Jaykar (Aditya Roy Kapur) and his protege, aspiring singer Arohi Shirke (Shraddha Kapoor). The film was directed by Mohit Suri.
Aditya and Shraddha create a perfect chemistry in this drama. Their performance made audiences fall in love with their characters and also made the film a huge hit at the box office.
Director Mohit Suri updates the story of Abhimaan and adds a new angst-ridden layer. The film is a romantic musical that follows the classic love story of a famous artiste and his protÃ©gÃ©.
It is an old-world romance that has high-drama and well-crafted heart-breaking moments. It is a feel good movie with some great songs like Tum Hi Ho (Arijit Singh), Sunn Raha Hai and Bhula Dena.
Aditya and Shraddha deliver their best performances in this romantic melodrama. They have near perfect chemistry together and their acting is spot on in mushy scenes. However, their performances are not flawless as they have weak moments too.
Love Aaj Kal
Love Aaj Kal is a spiritual sequel to director Imtiaz Aliâ€™s 2009 hit, which looked at the changing definition of love over time. It stars Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan as two lovers in 1990 and 2020, who go through an intense struggle to find a balance between their professional lives and romantic relationships.
Love is a complex thing to get right. It is why movies like Love Aaj Kal, which attempt to explore the complexity of the human relationship, are always welcome in cinema.
The first trailer of Love Aaj Kal is now out and it looks absolutely delicious. Itâ€™s a fun and spicy romance with comedy sprinkled over it like coriander.
While the filmâ€™s script is slow and at times overdramatic, the performances are decent and Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan do a great job of bringing out their charactersâ€™ emotional states. Saif Ali Khan is also excellent as Jai, his character is very similar to his role in Kal Ho Na Ho and Dil Chahta Hai.
Shiddat is a story about a man who falls in love but finds it difficult to express his feelings. The object of his affections is betrothed to someone else and asks him to prove his love.
The film stars Radhika Madan and Sunny Kaushal in the lead roles. The trailer of the movie was recently released on social media, giving a glimpse of their characters and the tumultuous romance that unfolds between them.
This film is directed by Kunal Deshmukh and produced by Dinesh Vijan’s Maddock Films. The film was shot in Punjab, Paris and London and is slated to release on Disney+ Hotstar on October 1.
In the beginning of the film, we get introduced to Jaggi (Sunny Kaushal), a short, emaciated lad who has come illegally to the UK. He crashes into the wedding reception of Gautam (Mohit Raina) and Ira (Diana Penty).