It is Valentine’s Day and suddenly, love is in the air. Many of you might have made some plans to hang out with your ‘bae’ but there might surely be a few of you who are clueless! Well, we have a perfect solution to your query. The best method to spend some quality time with your loved one is by watching romantic movies. After all, there is nothing better than cuddling and feeling the mushiness of V-Day the sweet emotions of love together! Romantic films have something about them that they inevitably bring out the romance within you, too. There is something so relevant about these mushy films when you are in love. We have handpicked the 12 best Bollywood romantic films that you should watch with your beloved on Valentine’s Day:
1. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
This is certainly the baap of romantic movies of Bollywood. This one if the most lovable romantic movie of all time. Sit back and enjoy the love lessons from the king of romance SRK, himself. The movie that literally redefined the signs of love in our country! We assure you that your partner will be more than happy to see this movie on Valentines.
2. Maine Pyar Kiya
Salman Khan’s iconic movie Maine Pyaar Kiya (1989), was the first movie that gave Bollywood the concept of friends turning into lovers. Prem and Suman, were considered the ideal Bollywood couple. Bhagyashree made her debut through this movie and this was undoubtedly one of the best flicks made by Rajshri Productions. The movie’s soundtrack still remains one of the most memorable tracks of Bollywood. If you and your other half have had a relevant love story, then this movie is a complete, yes to be seen on the 14th of February!
3. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam
This movie released in the year 1999 and was helmed by the talented Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It was the first time that Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai starred together. The movie also had Ajay Devgn in the lead playing Aishwarya’s husband (Vanraj) who ironically, tries to bring the two lovers – Nandini and Sameer, back together. Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyaan, Chand Chupa, Jhonka Hawa Ka, are the most romantic songs from the film which you may dedicate to your partner. It is definitely a must-watch for you and your partner as it captures all facets of love – right from the little nok-jhoks to heartbreak and separation!
4. Kaho Na Pyaar Hai
All thanks to the soulful music and heart-warming storyline of the movie, Kaho Na Pyaar Hai still thrives on being extremely fresh in the minds of all the 90s kids. It is through this movie that the extremely talented actor Hrithik Roshan made his debut and also gave a great rendition of a double role. Kaho Na Pyaar Hai is all about Sonia (Amisha Patel) who falls in love with a guy named Rohit (Hrithik Roshan), who is mysteriously killed. Sonia decides to move away from her house and shifts to New Zealand to try and forget the traumatic incident. But, as fate may call it, she meets a look-alike of Rohit in New Zealand, who fell in love with Sonia at the very first sight! The movie still resonates with the youngsters because of the intensity of love portrayed in the feature film.
5. Veer – Zaara
This 2004 romantic drama starring Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta was directed by Yash Chopra, and was one of the most highly anticipated films before its release. The movie is based on the wretched story of star-crossed lovers, Veer Pratap Singh, who is an Indian Officer and Zaara Hayat Khan, who belongs to Pakistan. The duo met in India and fell in love with each other but their happy times didn’t last long as Zaara’s parents were totally against their relationship. Veer was left to rot in the Pakistani jail and only after 22 years did he find his way out of the prison, all thanks to his lawyer Saamiya Siddiqui. The lovers finally reunited despite such a strenuous journey. And hey, their love only grew in all the years that they weren’t together. Veer Zaara is the perfect watch for a romantic binge movie session!
6. Jab We Met
Jab We Met was helmed by Imtiaz Ali and starred the ex-flames Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan in the lead roles. This movie was certainly one-of-its-kind. Geet and Aditya were complete opposites, and this film was all about how they both tried to overcome their failed relationships, and eventually end up falling in love. The loud Bhatinda ki Punjaban, Geet aided the melancholic businessman Aditya to get back on the track of life. This movie is a must-watch for all the die-hard romantics. This movie portrays the fact the love comes your way when you least expect it.
7. 2 States
This film was based on Chetan Bhagat’s bestseller novel ‘2 States’. The movie was directed by Abhishek Varma, and had Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor as protagonists Krish and Ananya respectively. The movie highlighted on how two individuals from different cultural backgrounds, one was a Punjabi while the other was Tamilian, overcome the odds and marry successfully with the permission of their orthodox parents. The film showcases how Krish and Ananya persuade their parents to affirm their relationship and allow them to marry each other. The film also gives out bitter facts about the marriages in India, such as dowry. It is a simple and sweet film, totally worth watching with your Valentine. Who knows it might also end up giving you the courage to convince your girlfriend’s parents to get you guys hooked for life.
8. Aashiqui 2
Aashiqui 2 is a 2013 Indian musical romantic drama film directed by Mohit Suri. The movie starred the debutant Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles and was produced by Bhushan Kumar and Mukesh Bhatt. Set in the early 2010s, Aashiqui 2 is a love story centering on the turbulent relationship between musicians Rahul and Arohi, a relationship which is affected by Rahul’s issues with alcohol abuse and temperament. The soundtrack from this movie became the love anthem of the year and they are still so fresh! This movie is definitely a perfect watch for you and your partner to make you believe in love all over again.
9. Bajirao Mastani
If it is a list of romantic movies, the how can we forget the latest and cutest couple of B-town, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. Their sizzling chemistry both on and off-screen is a treat for all romantics at heart. Even though it is a period film, your Valentine and you shall really have a great time watching this beautiful film. This movie highlights the fact that love knows no boundaries!
The movie showcases a hopeless romantic guy named Kundan (Dhanush) who is in love with a girl named Zoya (Sonam Kapoor) right from his childhood. Dhanush is a famous actor in South and has definitely bagged his share of fans in Bollywood due to his great acting talent. Raanjhana had a very awful ending but it represents the meaning of love in the current times; crazy and boundless. It does make a great watch with your partner for this Valentines.
It is ‘Bollywood and chills’ this Valentines.
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