Swipe Right On These OG Romantic Films

Feb14,2024


Valentine's Day 2024: Swipe right on these OG romantic movies

Shahrukh and Kajol in a scene DDLJ, (courtesy: youtube)

New Delhi:

It is that time of the year again. It's Valentine's Day and love is in the air. Those of us who grew up on a healthy dose of cinema, music, and literature have begun to define love through the lens of pop-culture. As Indians, cinema has played a huge role in not only telling us how we should fall in love, but also in telling us how we stay and grow in love. So, what better way to spend the day than watching some of the best romantic movies from Indian cinema? To save your time, we have prepared a special list that will definitely prove to be very useful for you.

here is the list

1. The one who has heart will take the bride away. [Hindi] – Prime Video

It would be almost criminal not to include this film in the list of most popular romantic Indian films. The premise is simple – boy meets girl, they fall in love, the girl's father creates trouble but the couple is determined to overcome all obstacles. You will find Shah Rukh Khan's easy smile and charm, Kajol's effortless grace, the always friendly Anupam Kher and Farida Jalal, the intimidating Amrish Puri, evergreen romantic songs and the mustard fields of Punjab. Those with heart will take the bride. Film, like love, has stood the test of time.

2. alai payuthe [Tamil] – aha

What happens after the fairy tale ending of “Happily Ever After”? This is what Mani Ratnam searches for alai payuthe, the story of a young couple – played by Shalini and Madhavan – who fall in love during a Chennai local train journey and run away from home in search of their happy ending. But marriage comes with its troubles, and how the couple gets through the tough times forms the crux of this romantic drama.

3. Bommarillu [Telugu] – YouTube

Do you want a love story that will make you smile from beginning to end? We present to you – Bommarillu, Sidharth and Genelia won hearts in this film which released before the advent of OTT and subtitles becoming the norm. The songs and dialogues of this film remain iconic even after almost 18 years.

4. something happens [Hindi] – Netflix

We're probably only partly joking when we say this Something happens Hahn single-handedly increased sales of friendship bands, “cool” pendants and red scarves. The film, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukherjee in the lead roles, reinforced the belief that the foundation of a strong romantic relationship is friendship. A hit music album, iconic scenes and dialogues you can mouth mouth while watching something happens Must see.

5. Veer Zaara [Hindi] – Prime Video

The greatest love stories are almost always the ones that will make you want to ugly cry. Veer Zaara The clear winner in its department. The cross-border love story between Indian Air Force officer Veer Pratap Singh and Pakistani politician's daughter Zara Hayat Khan features Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta at their best. Produced by the great Yash Chopra, the film swears by the eternal belief that true love demands selfless sacrifice. It has applause-worthy dialogues, cute songs and iconic scenes that will leave you asking for more.

6. Premam [Malayalam] – Disney+Hotstar

Love has its seasons, at least in Alphonse Puthren Premam. This simple romantic film is based on George David [Nivin Pauly in fine form], as he lives and learns in love. As he transitions from adolescence to adulthood, you watch him develop a crush on the girl next door, suffer what he “thinks” is a heartbreak, his first real heartbreak, and continually strive to find love. All this, while a loyal group of friends cheer him on. The highly relatable film not only gave us a love story for the ages, but also served as Sai Pallavi's debut film.

7. When we met [Hindi] – Prime Video

A flirtatious girl and a man meet on a train, talk, fight and get stuck in the middle of the road. When we met Has come to be recognized as one of the most popular romantic films of our time. The tremendous chemistry between Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor and the evergreen songs make this film definitely worth watching.

8. whether you know or not [Hindi] – Netflix

Memorization something happens teach us “Love is friendship [love is friendship], Well, whether you know or not It is the most contemporary and relevant cinematic representation of this belief. The innocent charm of lead actors Imran Khan and Genelia D'Souza, a group of friends to die for, and the adorable banter between real-life and reel-life couple Ratna Pathak Shah and Naseeruddin Shah make this a perfect date-night movie.

9. mungaru male [Kannada] – Disney+Hotstar

One of the most successful Kannada romantic films, mungaru male It is a simple love story between Pritam and Nandini, played brilliantly by actors Ganesh and Pooja Gandhi. The film has a loyal fan following due to its unique treatment and touching climax.

10. Sometimes [Hindi] – Prime Video

One of the films that helped establish Yash Chopra as a master of the romance genre Sometimes, The intergenerational love story features an ensemble cast including Waheeda Rehman, Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Rakhi Gulzar, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh, and lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi. Do you need a one-liner to woo your significant other? Pick any poem by Sahir Ludhianvi from this movie and you will have a winner.

Let us know your pick from the list.

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