Bollywood, a popular term for the Hindi film industry, has always been producing great romantic films year after year. It is love and romance with which Bollywood filmmakers have been basing their plots and stories on. This article, which begins with Aditya Chopra’s Mohabbatein (2000), lists some of those evergreen and ever-romantic movies, which we still hold onto our hearts.
Mohabbatein (Aditya Chopra, 2000): Aditya Chopra’s epic love saga Mohabbatein featured Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. The film also featured three young couples. Mohabbatein is definitely is a film, which lives forever and ever….
Saathiya (Shaad Ali, 2001): Shaad Ali’s Saathiya saw Vivek Oberoi and Rani Mukherji together for the first time. The story is all about finding love post marriage. They elope and realise that life (love-life) is not always a bed of roses.
Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein (Gautham Menon, 2001): RHTDM, one of the most popular film abbreviations, will always remain closest to our hearts. A young Madhavan falls for a beautiful and simple Dia Mirza. He impersonates her would-be-husband/suitor and tries to woo her. Enters the real suitor, Saif Ali Khan.
Devdas (Sanjay Leela Bhansali, 2002): Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a gem of a filmmaker. He adopted Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s classic Devdas with Shah Rukh Khan as Devdas, Aishwarya Rai as Paro and Madhuri Dixit as Chandramukhi.
Ishq Vishk (Ken Ghosh, 2003): A simple desi girl Amrita Rao loves college hero Shahid Kapoor. But Shahid does not reciprocate. He falls for college sensation Shenaz Treasurywala, but destiny has other plans.
Kal Ho Naa Ho (Nikhil Advani, 2003): Nikhil Advani, who was Karan Johar’s assistant, shot into limelight with this emotional movie. Kal Ho Naa Ho is about a dying man’s wish, love and sacrifices. Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta were good.
Veer-Zaara (Yash Chopra, 2004): Yash Chopra, the undisputed king of romance, needs no formal introduction. The name is enough. Veer-Zaara, one of the most soul-stirring movies, features Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Rani Mukherji.
Hum Tum (Kunal Kohli, 2004): Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukherji make a good pair. Hum Tum shows how love blossoms between two opposite persons.
Vivah (Sooraj Barjatya, 2006): One of the most sensitive and subtle films of Sooraj Barjatya, Vivah reflects true care, true love and above all true feelings for each other.
Jab We Met (Imtiaz Ali, 2007): A handful of directors portray platonic love on screen like Imtiaz Ali does. This gem filmmaker took Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor in Jab We Met and the rest, as they say, is history.
Namastey London (Vipul Amrutlal Shah, 2007): Akshay Kumar, a village simpleton marries Katrina Kaif in India. The cunning Katrina does not give time for the legalities and documentation of their marriage. They fly to London only to find that she is already in love with a British.
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (Aditya Chopra, 2008): It was Aditya Chopra’s third directorial venture. The film with Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma (her debut film) provides us some heart-touching moments and memorable dialogues. The husband tries to woo his wife, who is in love with…
Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (Abbas Tyrewala, 2008): Imran Khan is not in love with Genelia D’ Souza, but gradually she falls in love with him once Manjari Fadvannis enters his life. Imran too falls in love with Genelia when she starts dating Ayaz Khan They also have a group of fun-loving friends.
Love Aaj Kal (Imtiaz Ali, 2009): Love Aaj Kal, a gem, features Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone. We all know that Imtiaz is a master story-teller.
The Lunchbox (Ritesh Batra, 2013): One of the most heart-touching films on love in the recent times. Irrfan Khan nailed it.
Lootera (Vikramaditya Motwane, 2013): Oh! Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha in this brilliant adaptation of O. Henry’s ‘The Last Leaf’.
Raanjhanaa (Aanand L. Rai, 2013): Dhanush romances Sonam Kapoor and we feel the love.
Tamasha (Imtiaz Ali, 2015): Imtiaz Ali again. He weaved story in a story format. Deepika Paudukone and Ranbir Kapoor. Ranbir meets Deepika in France, they part. Later, a somewhat changed Ranbir meets Deepika back in India.
Bajirao Mastani (Sanjay Leela Bhansali, 2015): Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s epic Bajirao Mastani brought love and passion on the screen.
Dum Lage Ke Haisha (Sharat Katariya, 2015): Ayushmann Khurrana, a thin and matriculation-failed man gets to marry Bhumi Padnekar, an educated and fatty woman. Things fall apart when he begins to avoid and insult her. Later, they participate in a unique contest Dum Lage Ke Haisha.