We all love romantic movies. There’s something about these movies that want us to fall in love, believe in love, cry out aloud, and forget all the miseries. The makers of these movies must have believed in love hopelessly at least once in their lifetime to have come up with such masterpieces!
Bollywood is famous for its love stories, chiffon saree clad heroines, dance sequences in picturesque locales, and intense dialogues coated with love. Although the industry had given us innumerable love stories, the title of this article allows space only for 6 of them. So here is a humble list of 6 romantic movies to watch before you die:
- Bobby – 1973
It was director Raj Kapoor’s experiment with romance after the debacle of his movie ‘Joker’ at the box office. The young Rishi Kapoor (cute chocolate faced boy) and Dimple Kapadia (the gorgeous innocent looking little girl with tiny clothes) made their debut with this movie. Their presence, the mind blowing chemistry between the two, songs like “Hum tum ek kamre mein band ho” and the fiery teenage rebellion coupled by acting prowess of some of the legendary Bollywood stars are reasons enough to charm romantic movie fanatics.
- Maine Pyaar Kiya – 1989
Perfect looking couple, puppy love, intense romance, little bit dancing here and there, melodious songs, lovable dialogues, and the freshness – This movie has it all. It is a perfect tale of romance that recreated the meaning of romance in Bollywood. It announced the arrival of Bollywood’s favorite bad boy Salman Khan. His shirtless sequences, magnetic charisma coupled with innocent sweetness of newcomer Bhagyashree had made this movie a perfect romantic epic. The story of a boy who leaves everything to prove his worth to his beloved’s family is something that should not be missed by movie lovers.
- Mughal –E –Azam – 1960
Coloured or the non-coloured version; this epic love story of Prince Salim and Anarkali is a must watch for all. The music, intense chemistry between Dilip Kumar and the most beautiful actress of Bollywood can still beat many new age romances. You would be mesmerised with dialogues like – “Taqdeerein badal jaati hai, zamana badal jaata hai, mulkon ki tarikh badal jaati hai, Shahenshah badal jaate hai … magar is badalti hui duniya mein mohabbat jis insaan ka daaman thaam leti hai … woh insaan nahi badalta”. This is definitely the mother of all romances.
- Jab We Met – 2007
This is the new age, beautiful, and chirpy version of Bollywood hit movie Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. The depressed Mumbai-based businessman Aditya Kashyap (Shahid Kapoor) finds his life turned upside down when bubbly Geet Kaur Dhillon (Kareena Kapoor) crosses his path. Geet wants him to run with her to re-locate to where her true love Anshuman whom she hopes to marry. Aditya helps her and is now a changed person. As fate would have it, he meets Geet again only to see her in a depressed state. The beautiful love story comes integrated with some epic songs like “Mauja Hi Mauja” and “Tum Se Hi”. Right from the opening scene to the last, this movie is rollercoaster ride. Authentic characters, beautiful dialogues, and real life romance are a joy to watch.
- Lamhe – 1991
A love story by Yash Chopra is reason strong enough for movie lovers to watch Lamhe. Loving a man who once loved your mother sounds more than complex. It was a movie ahead of its time. Aside from the astonishing presentation, award winning acting and ensemble, the movie offers a lot more to the love struck audiences. The music is terrific with super-hits like “Chudiyan Khanak Gayeen” and “Kabhi Main Kahoon”. Just as you would expect with all Yash Chopra films, the direction and screenplay are par excellence. The dialogues are splendid. This romantic movie is a must watch for Bollywood fans.
- Guide – 1965
A Bollywood classic and romantic flick depicting Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman’s eternal love story, the movie is studded with some melodic numbers to make you fall in love all over again. Guide is based on R.K. Narayan’s award winning novel “The Guide”. The movie showcases stupendous performances by the lead. The music of Guide is mesmerising. The songs are still appreciated for their soulful composition! Beautifully shot in various locations of Rajasthan, you would fall for the artistic cinematography. The beauty of this timeless classic is a must watch for all romantic movie fanatics.