The usual storyline of a typical Bollywood romance would feature the following:
a) a chance encounter between good looking men and women,
b) an obvious love at first sight or the obvious development of one over the course of an unbreakable friendship or an undeniable hatred, and
c) an obstacle in the form of family, social standing or interestingly, a character’s past.
The unexpectedness of events tugs at heartstrings everywhere, forcing the audience with the help of powerful ballads and dialogues to weep along with the characters. Following the interval, the movie would tackle said odds to reach a solution and finally a happy or unhappy ending. It is surprising how the latter, although unfortunate has numerous takers these days.