10 Best Romantic Bollywood Movies To Watch

Love and Romance is this emotion and this theme around which Indian filmmakers have woven their scripts and plots since the beginning of cinema in the country. From the legendary “Mughal-e-Azam” to “Dil Dilwale Dulhaniya The Jayenge”, romantic Bollywood films have told many love stories in all its nuances.

We bring you a list of the best romantic Bollywood movies of the recent past that you absolutely should watch.


1) Barfi (2013)

One of the sweetest love stories of recent times is the story of a deaf-mute boy Barfi and his relationship with two women Shruti, a young educated girl and Jhilmil (Priyanka Chopra) who suffers from autism.

Unlike other Bollywood movies where being disabled meant a life of contempt and Barfi celebrates love, distress, life and laughter in this love story. India’s official entry to the Oscars at the time, Barfi also won 7 Filmfare awards, including Best Picture.


2) Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015)

A beautiful love story set in a small town, Dum Laga Ke Haisha is the story of a man (Ayyushmann Khurana) who is embarrassed by his arranged marriage to his overweight wife. It’s a story of how “Love Comes in All Sizes” where the couple finds love after their fair share of ups and downs in the relationship.


3) Highway (2014)

Imitiaz Ali writes again a beautiful and unusual love story with Highway. A girl who belonged to a powerful business family is kidnapped. One of the kidnappers, Randeep Hooda, takes him through various towns and places in northern India to avoid being tracked down.

A case of ‘Stokholom Syndrome’, Alia Bhatt suddenly begins to enjoy her freedom, something she has never tasted with her family and begins to enjoy the company of Randeep Hooda. The music of A.R Rahman makes his film more moving.


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4) Band Baaja Baarat (2010)

Two New Faces in Bollywood – Anushka Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor starred in a beautiful love story playing two young boys in Delhi trying to be successful in their lives with their wedding planning business.

Band Baaja Baarat is a energetic and colorful love story with all the elements of a Masala movie including romantic songs, dance number and the typical Bollywood melodrama.


5) Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (2008)

A film that had become an instant favorite among college kids and young people by the time it was released. Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na is like one of those classic sit-coms that tells the simple story of a group of friend’s and a couple who are in a constant state of denial of their relationship.

It’s a movie that dares not be different and doesn’t have a “masala” or melodrama, and yet there is a certain warmth to this simple tale that viewers love.


6) Kabir Singh (2019)

Despite being heavily criticized by feminists for his portrayal and toxic masculinity, Kabir Singh went on to become one of the biggest hits of 2019.

The film follows the story of an obsessive lover, Kabir (Shahid Kapoor) , her relationship with her high school student, Preeti (Kiara Advani) and her path to self-destruction after failing in love. With powerful performances and great music, Kabir Singh is a welcome change from stereotypical Bollywood love stories.


7) Jab We Met (2007)

An energetic and spirited Geet (Kareena Kapoor) meets a businessman who almost gave up his life (Aaditya) on the way to Bhatinda, then flees into the mountains to meet Geet’s boyfriend. The whole film is a beautiful roller coaster where accepting yourself, laughing at life’s failures, falling in love with yourself and finding your heart appear as the central themes of Jab We Met.

A film full of memorable scenes and humorous dialogue, The movie is considered one of the best romantic Bollywood films of all time. It is one of the best romantic Bollywood films of Imtiaz Ali who has established himself as a writer and director capable of capturing the pulse and heart of the new generation.


8) Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003)

A movie made with the underlying message of enjoying your life to the fullest because no one knows what will happen tomorrow, Kal Ho Na lives up to its title. This is the story of Aman Mathur (Shah Rukh Khan), a terminally ill patient who tries to bring down Naina (Preity Zinta), an MBA student and her friend Rohit Patel (Saif Ali Khan) in love with one on the other before taking his last breath.

The film is known for its powerful dialogue, captivating script and music. Kal Ho Na Ho managed to win 2 national awards and eight film awards and many other awards.


9) Masaan (2015)

A film highly regarded by critics and fans of authentic cinema, Masaan is one of the jewels of contemporary Indian cinema.

The film set in the town of Banaras follows the two parallel stories – one of Devi Pathak (Richa Chadha) whose life is torn apart after being arrested by police at a hotel in the process of befriending her student and the other by Deepak Kumar (Vicky Kaushal), a boy from a lower caste who falls in love with Shaalu Gupta (Shweta Tripathi), a high caste girl.

The film explores the delicate feelings and deep feelings of its two protagonists who attempt to fight societal norms while listening to their hearts.


10) Tamasha (2015)

Another gem of Imtiaz Ali, Tamasha is one of the bravest big screen experiments of recent times. A story of finding your soul and your heart in the midst of the chaos of your daily life, Tamasha is miles from other films in the genre.

The love and emotions in this film show a level of maturity and mature like no other Bollywood film. Tamasha is not a movie for everyone – it’s slow in its pace, lacking in fireworks or melodrama, but it beautifully captures the hearts of many young people trying to adjust to corporate jobs and jobs. rules of society when their hearts are elsewhere.


Prashant Jadhav

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