Love comes in different shades and no one can depict it the best way than our Bollywood movies. From boy and girl meeting over tea, singing love songs while bathing to running from their own marriage, love has got a new definition. As the generation changed, so have changed the scripts of the movies; now you get to see more relatable content rather than just those stereotypical arranged marriage setups.
If you are planning to watch one of those love stories that you can relate to, here are some of the best Bollywood romantic movies that we found out for you.
A Musical romantic drama that tells us the true meaning of love. When you love someone truly they often become your strength. Their sole presence makes you smile like a stupid and you start day-dreaming. Heer’s health improves drastically when Jordan is around him is a sign of pure love.
“Tu Na Badi Cool Lagti Hai Mujhe or Hot Bhi Kitni Hai Tu”
2. Tanu weds Manu
I think we all have watched it at least twice because the innocence of R Madhavan’s character Manu and the bubbly girl, Tanu are totally relatable. The only thing that mattered the most for Manu was Tanu’s happiness even when it meant helping her elope with his boyfriend, Raja. Thankfully, Tanu sensed his true love for her, on her own.
“Hum thode bewafaa kya hue … aap toh badchalan ho gaye
Abhi toh hume aur zaleel hona hai”
3. Love Aaj Kal
The Deepika Padukone and Saif Ali Khan starrer ‘Love Aaaj Kal’ depict the pure love that the feeling never changes even when the perspective of finding a soulmate has changed over time. The film narrates the love story of two generations and in the end, all that matters is love.
“Jaane se pehle, ek aakhri baar milna kyun zaroori hota hai?”
4. Shuddh Desi Romance
Sushant Singh Rajput starrer also talks about the new age love where one is quick to fall in love but the idea of getting married is upsetting. The movie also shows how live-in couples are still frowned upon by society and the fear of getting married can make your run from your wedding.
“Love vagehra ka khayali pulav maine taste karke pakakar chod diya hai”
5. Two States
Another topic that this generation is struggling with has been aptly depicted by this Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor starrer. How a Punjabi boy falls in with a South Indian girl and when they are sure about getting married, their families are not as in India, marriages happen between two families and not two people.
“Budhi ho ya jawaan … melodrama is duniya ki sari auraton ke khoon mein hota hai”
6. Akaash Vani
Again a typical love story that is almost a reality with most Indian couples. Akaash and Vani loved each other wholeheartedly but when it is about ‘Log Kya Kahenge’; no relationship can survive. They were together till college but have to end the relationship due to parental pressure.
“Pyar toh sabko hota hai … par poora kahan sabka hota hai”
7. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
The movie depicts the struggles of one-sided love; Ayan, the musician immensely loved Alizeh, but she didn’t respond to his love. However, Ayan meets a lot of people who make him understand the power of unrequited love. If you have been in the same situation, ‘Channa Mereya’ must have made you cry.
“Ek tarfa pyar ki taqat hi kuch aur hoti hai … auron ke rishton ki tarah yeh do logon mein nahi bat’ti … sirf mera haq hai ispe”
8. Dum Laga Ke Haisha
Ayushman Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar starrer shows us arrange marriages are not that bad. The film narrates how two people forced into arrange marriage can fall in love if they give love a chance. An overweight educated girl married off to a boy under parental pressure shows how love can happen when two people stay together and understand each other.
“Ji Prem ka Vivah tha Sandhya ke Sath Lekin Prem to Tha Hi Nahi”
9. Jab We Met
One of the best romantic movies of Bollywood, ‘Jab We Met’ shows us how love can make you relive. ‘Geet’ helped Aditya not only to move on from this broken past but also make him see the vibrant side of love. Every Aditya needs a Geet in his life to see how colorful it is when you are in love.
“Bachpan se hi naa … mujhe shaadi karne ka bahut craze hai, by god”
10. Yeh Jawani hai Deewani
The ‘DDLJ’ of our generation, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani’ is the perfect movie to watch when you are in love and has a passion to follow. The movie not only revolves around love and romance but also talks about friendships that make our lives beautiful. Remember this famous dialogue from the movie?
“22 tak padhai, 25 pe naukri, 26 pe chokri, 30 pe bachche, 60 pe retirement … aur phir maut ka intezaar … dhat aaisi ghisi piti life thodi jeena chahta hoon”
Masaan is another word for ‘Shamshaan’ (cremation ground) and this film also revolved around the cycle of life and death. The story tells us how painful it is to lose a loved one and carry on with the journey of life. The topic was sensitive but spoke about our insecurities that no one wants to face.
“Tu kisi rail si gujarti hai…
Main kisi pul sa thartharata hoon.
Ek jungle hai teri aankhon mein…
Main jisme raah bhool jaata hoon.”
12. Break Ke Baad
A simple love story that tests the patience of the couple who have grown together. There are people who broke up for petty reasons and then there are some like Abhay and Aaliya who fight hard to make their relationship survive the test of distance and time. This romantic Bollywood movie talks about the word ‘Space’ that is often used in new-age relationships.
“Rishta space se nahi … saath rehkar banta hai”
The story is too common but speaks reality. Most of us can relate to this movie that revolves around a love triangle. Veronica loves Gautam gets heartbroken when she found out his love interest is Meera. Even after telling him how much she loves him, Veronica fails miserably in love, and that what’s the reality is for some of us.
“Kya aap believe karte hai love at first sight mein … yah main dobaara ghoom ke aao?”