Wondering what to watch for the upcoming long weekend? We’ve something special.
These are not run-of-the-mill romantic movies, this list is specially curated for the millennials, for the young guns to watch.
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
A timeless tale and still the longest-running film in the history of Indian cinema - DDLJ is the movie some people swear by. This movie not only brought in a fresh wave of romantic movies but was also responsible for setting several trends. ‘Raj’ and ‘Simran’ became iconic role models for the youngsters. With this film, Shah Rukh Khan stamped his image as the most contemporary romantic hero of Indian cinema.
Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)
Shah Rukh Khan’s bubbly character, Madhuri Dixit’s grace and Karisma Kapoor’s zealous attitude made this love-triangle a hit and one of the most re-watched romantic movies of the 90s. Directed by the legendary Yash Chopra, this film brings out the nuances of the relationships between man and woman and the subtle differences between friendship and love.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
A coming-of-age romantic film based on friendships and love affairs at the college level, Karan Johar’s ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ was an instant hit with the youngsters. ‘Rahul’ played by Shah Rukh Khan was once again the ladies favourite for essaying the romantic lead. The unusual character driven performances and the chemistry between the lead characters make it a must-watch.
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ is a perfect embodiment of devotional and selfless love. A tearjerker that you will not forget for the rest of your life. A film that will entice the emotions of romance, passion, jealousy, lust while you’re watching the film.
Salaam Namaste (2005)
Salaam Namaste is one of the first films to explore the ups and downs of live-in relationships in Indian cinema. A film high-on-energy, peppy, colourful and a new perspective on modern day relationships.
Jab We Met (2007)
Jab We Met is a breezy, romantic, fast-paced and colourful film that will win you over with Kareena Kapoor Khan’s spontaneity and the film’s catchy music. Once you start watching the film, Imtiaz Ali’s direction ensures that you don’t take your eyes off until the last minute.
Band Baaja Baaraat (2010)
Ranveer Singh’s debut film ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ is a refreshing script, a refreshing backdrop and a refreshing take on relationships. The film also offers an engrossing blend of romance, drama and humour.
Ishaqzaade is not your usual rom-com, it’s a raw, rustic and intense love story set against the backdrop of two politically driven families. The BGM, storyline, performances and music will ensure the movie stays with you.
Goliyon Ki Ras Leela - Ram Leela (2013)
Amidst enmity, warfare and bullets, you’ll be forced to wonder if the lead pair’s on-screen chemistry is for real. Convincing, indulging and romantically appeasing, the extravagant backdrops and the perfect blend of folk and fusion will pack a sensory treat.
2 States (2014)
A modern day romantic tale, ‘2 States’ as the title suggests is a coming together of the north-south parents and the meaningful drama and romance associated with it. Essayed beautifully by Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor, nothing should keep you from watching this film.
These movies are guaranteed to give you the ‘feels’. Ready to stream? Happy binge-watching!