we bring to you 15 Romantic Bollywood Movies From The Last Two Decades You Must Watch on This valentine day
If romance had a religion, it would be Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge ! The movie redefined love for our generation and generations to come. It recently celebrated its 1000 weeks of release and that’s just one of the many reasons to watch it! Don’t want to miss the chance to watch it at a cinema hall while it’s still playing, do we? Pure Bollywood gold, this!
2. Jab We Met
Who comes to your mind when you think of a character with passion, enthusiasm, craziness, love, and life? Geet! One can’t just have enough of Imtiaz Ali’s masterpiece, Jab We Met. Probably the next generation’s DDLJ, Jab We Met taught us to love, laugh and live. After delivering a sea of duds, Shahid and Kareena saw magic with this one. Watch it for ” main apni favourite hoon Geet.”
3. Socha Na Tha
Before Imtiaz Ali hit the jackpot with JWM, he rolled out this refreshing romcom. Viren and Aditi are not convinced with the concept of arranged marriage but are forced to meet because of their parents. Things get complicated when they eventually fall in love but are now engaged to different people. Abhay Deol and Ayesha Takia are major together!
4. Band Baaja Baarat
What happens when two middle-class Delhi graduates open a successful wedding-planning binnus and one of them falls in love with the other? Chaos! Bittu Sharma and Shruti Kakkar have a sparkling chemistry in this not-your-usual-larger-than-life Yash Raj film. The music and the drama adds to the movie putting it on a high pedestal. Watch it again if you have already because this is three-hours of entertainment guaranteed.
5. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Let Kuch Kuch Hota hai teach you pyaar dosti hai, once again! Shah Rukh, Kajol, a warm blanket and a cup of coffee are perfect recipe for a great winter evening.
6. Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
Playing on the thought that ek ladka aur ladki kabhi dost nahi ho sakte, this one’s a modern take on friendship and love. The movie is refreshing to say the least. What makes it different? The perfect cast and the crisp script writing. You will find yourself relating to one or more of the characters. The movie leaves you smiling.
Has silence ever left you speechless? If not, this masterpiece will do that to you. This Barfi’s taste is everlasting. Barfi (Ranbir Kapoor) can’t speak but touches the right string in your heart. An extraordinary love story in all senses, this is one movie that just cannot be missed. It does what only a classic movie can do – leaves you pondering and wanting for more.
8. 2 States
The fact that it is based on a Chetan Bhagat novel and most of us already know the story doesn’t make the movie any less entertaining. The movie successfully captures the audience’s interest till the very end. When Krish Malhotra and Ananya Swaminathan fall in love, little do they know that that’s not enough for them to get married. They will have to make their parents like each other, too. Perfect for a movie night with your girls, watch it for the adorable Ananya Swaminathan and saada Punjabi munda Krish.
9. Hum Aapke Hai Kaun
Uhu Uhu. How can we miss this one on the list. Prem and Nisha fall in love at their elder siblings’ wedding, but life has other plans for them as Nisha’s sister dies, leaving behind her baby. Confusion and drama leads to Nisha almost marrying her brother-in-law. From the servant to Tuffy, each character plays its part well making the movie a memorable one for us.
A romantic drama, Pardes very successfully bought a socially-relevant topic to the forefront. When the movie released, a lot of families fancied NRI husbands for their daughters. Sadly, the marriages didn’t end up well and women were exploited in foreign shores. However, this otherwise meek and shy daughter Ganga played by Mahima Chaudhary would not tolerate any nonsense. Shah Rukh and Mahima end up falling in love. Subhash Ghai weaves magic into the story. Released way back in 1997, the movie’s charm still stays
11. Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
They say every once in a while, life gives us a fairy tale. And that’s exactly what happens with Punjab power’s employee Surinder Sawhney. A bespectacled middle-class man, Sawhney is hopelessly single when the unexpected happens. He gets to marry Taani, who loses her husband to an accident on her wedding day, and falls in love with her. When all his efforts to win her fail, he enrolls for a dance contest that Taani is also a part of. He disguises himself as Raj and wins her heart. But would Taani run away with him and ditch her husband? The movie is wonderfully picturised and the music score is worth listening to.
12. Love Aaj Kal
Imtiaz Ali rolls out romance marvels one after another and this one is just one of his many gems. Two parallel stories set in different ears run parallel and have a similar ending. The movie is based on the fact that a lot changes as time goes by, but what remains the same, is love, or the idea of it. Saif Ali Khan does a great job as Jai Vardhan Singh and Veer Singh. The movie makes you dance to the numbers and at the same time, it also makes you think.
13. Namaste London
What would you expect when a desi Punjabi munda Arjun falls in love with Jasmeet aka Jazz, an NRI kudi?Namaste London is a refreshing take on the confused desi goes abroad theme. The people pleaser that Arjun is, Jazz eventually falls in love with him and comes back to India. Watch out for Akshay Kumar’s speech on Bharat – just cannot be missed!
14. Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya
Small town girl Muskaan (Kajol) is an oprhan and lives with her overprotectiive elder brother and uncle. She sets foot outside home for college for the first time, where she falls in love with Suraj Khanna (Salman Khan.) Suraj goes to her town to win her uncle and brother’s heart, but this isn’t as easy as it looks. While you watch the movie, don’t forget to shake a leg to Oh Oh Jaane Jaana!
15. Pyar To Hona Hi Tha
Remember Jaspinder Narula enthusiastically singing Pyaar To Hona Hi Thaaaaaa ? Of course you do! The flick starring real-life couple Ajay Devgn and Kajol is one big entertainer! Long story short, Sanjana (Kajol) goes back to India to appease her fiance but eventually falls in love with her co-passenger Shekhar (Ajay.) Released in 1998, this one is still as entertaining as it first was!